NFLPA Appeals Ray Rice’s Indefinite Suspension From NFL

Source: Tom Pelissero/USAToday The NFL Players Association formally filed its expected appeal of embattled running back Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension Tuesday night – and it’s no surprise the union wants the appeal taken out of commissioner Roger Goodell’s hands. “This action taken by our union is to protect the due process rights of all NFL players,” the NFLPA said in …

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Is Ray Rice’s Punishment Too Harsh?

Ray Rice’s wife, Janay Rice, was physically assaulted in an elevator. In the shocking video, Rice punches Janay in the face and knocks her out cold. The case has since become a political football, with some calling for Rice to never play football again. In this video, one of the most prominent Black public intellectuals and activist  Dr. Boyce Watkins …

Should “Stand Your Ground” Self-Defense Law Apply to Suspended Oklahoma Football Star Joe Mixon

Source: Berry Tramel/NewOk The opinions never seem to stop coming in the Joe Mixon case. The latest former Oklahoma state legislator Mike Fair. Mixon, of course, is the OU tailback who was charged with a misdemeanor count of an act resulting in gross injury after an altercation with an OU coed. Most people know the general details. Fair emailed me this week …

Was Oklahoma Football Star Running Back Joe Mixon a Victim of a Hate Crime, Gender Bias?

Source: Berry Tramel/The Oklahoman Was Joe Mixon the victim of a hate crime? How’s that for a twist in the saga of Mixon, the OU tailback who was charged with one misdemeanor count of an act resulting in gross injury, after allegedly punching fellow OU student Amelia Molitor. Molitor was not charged, though she allegedly slapped Mixon first. For the …