Football players at Arkansas State University were ordered to either remove a Christian cross decal from their helmets or modify it into a mathematical sign after a Jonesboro attorney complained that the image violated the U.S. Constitution.
The cross decal was meant to memorialize former player Markel Owens and former equipment manager Barry Weyer, said athletic director Terry Mohajir. Weyer was killed in a June car crash. Owens was gunned down in Tennessee in January.
Barry Weyer, Sr., told me that the players and coaches voluntarily decided to memorialize his son and Owens. more >>
A Cincinnati Bengals player got cut from the starting roster, and it's possibly because his head isn't completely on football at the moment. Instead, Devon Still was signed to the practice squad of his football team in order to help him pay for treatment and support his 4-year-old Leah who was diagnosed with cancer.
The whole team and her daddy are behind her during this time. This is a beautiful thing for an organization to do this for Devon, even though he is not on the roster. It is acts of kindness like this that show us how beautiful the world and people can be.
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NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders joined adventurer Bears Grylls for a day of camping through Utah's southwest desert mountains where at one point Sanders began to pray in tongues while facing a challenging canyon ascent.
The "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" episode aired Monday night in which the former athlete is shown as he maneuvers through the wild while putting his athleticism, and mental and physical toughness to the test.
"I began to pray in tongues because it's a language between me and God that He knows. But I wanted a direct line, a direct contact, so God could expedite this process and give me the peace I needed," said Sanders in the episode. "I said, 'Lord, you didn't bring me way out here to end it. You've never forsaken me, never let me down.'" more >>
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker and born-again Christian Ray Lewis, who was once accused of killing two people but went on to retire as a darling of the NFL, condemned his former protégé and teammate Ray Rice, 27, Monday as a media storm erupted over video evidence of a domestic violence episode between him and his wife earlier this year.
"I'm disappointed. This is personal for me," Lewis explained during ESPN's "Monday Night Countdown."
On Sept. 8 TMZ released footage from the altercation between Rice and his wife, Janay, sparking a media firestorm. The Ravens also terminated Rice's contract and the NFL suspended him indefinitely. more >>
A Fox News host was forced to explain himself after making light of the Ray Rice assault incident on Monday.
Brian Kilmeade, who co-hosts "Fox & Friends," made a tasteless joke about Rice, 27, assaulting his wife Janay in an elevator and as expected, critics are outraged.
The veteran Fox host and his co-hosts, Steve Doocy and Anna Kooiman, were discussing the Rice incident after graphic footage of the February assault surfaced online yesterday. In the video, the disgraced NFL player, who was subsequently cut by the Baltimore Ravens, is seen knocking out his then-fiance and then kicking her limb body. more >>
Janay Rice, the wife of disgraced ex-Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice, recently slammed the media for demonizing her husband.
On Monday Rice, 27, was dropped by the Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a graphic new video of his assault on Janay surfaced online.
On Feb. 15, Rice and his then fiancée were embroiled in a physical altercation at Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Initially footage of the incident did not show the entire fight, however, on Monday TMZ.com released an extended video which showed Rice knocking her out unconscious inside of an elevator and going on to kick her limp body. more >>