Tag: Mike Wallace

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Opinion

‘Whitewashing’ by Black NFL players must stop

Dear Editor: In the Black community the Black professional athlete is often seen as a hero and role model. They are viewed as individuals who have overcome the barriers of poverty and racism.Some of these athletes make millions of dollars while other athletes make a comfortable living. Being a professional athlete affords many liberties that the average person does not have. The most important of these liberties is the ability to speak out and be heard. Some of our greatest athletes of the past used these liberties to help the civil rights movement. It appears that some Black NFL players of today use these same liberties to “whitewash” racist rants made by White teammates. For example, when Philadelphia Eagle wide-receiver Riley Cooper viciously used the -n- word at a Kenny Chesney concert, many Black players rushed to his defense.

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Sports

Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin, and the NFL’s future

Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) and tackle Jonathan Martin (71) stand on the field during an NFL football practice in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) (CNN) — Allegations of racial slurs and threats of violence against Dolphins linemate Jonathan Martin have left Pro Bowler Richie Incognito suspended from the Miami Dolphins and sparked widespread chatter about just what kind of behavior is tolerated in the NFL.

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Sports

Ravens, Steelers looking beyond rivalry

Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is introduced before a NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Baltimore, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – Terrell Suggs may be one of the NFL’s best hype men. Still, even the ever-chatty Baltimore Ravens linebacker sounded like he was trying to convince himself that his team’s rivalry with the Pittsburgh Steelers remains as contentious as ever.

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Sports

Inside Conditions…Numbers Game

Rookie Linebacker Jarvis Jones (Courier Photo/Julio Torres) Why, why do these so-called NFL “experts” continue to preach to and praise themselves as the greatest sports minds since the days of ancient Athens? At least in the times of Socrates they kept their journalistic integrity intact by honestly keeping track of and considering most all of the numbers.

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Sports

Steel Sensations…Top six reasons Steelers can win number seven in 2013

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, left, talks with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the first day of teh teams NFL football minicamp Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Mike Pelaia It’s only June and already the supposed NFL pundits are writing off 2013 for the Steelers, saying their time has passed them by, they are no longer a Super Bowl contender and may not even be a playoff team. Knowing this team and how they operate, that assertion seems a bit presumptuous.

Sports

Steelers WR Wallace focused on efforts, not boos

by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Wallace heard the boos. And the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver knew it didn’t have as much to do with the pass that had just clanged off his hands as with the expectations — self-imposed or otherwise — he just can’t seem to meet. BIG CATCH–Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace (17) makes a touchdown catch past San Diego Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer (23) in the third quarter on Dec. 9, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)