An anti-sexual exploitation group recently stated that "Super Bowl Culture" helps to enable sex trafficking, pointing to the recent detaining of a Denver Broncos player for his connection to a prostitution sting.
Days before Super Bowl 50, Broncos rookie safety Ryan Murphy was sent back home after the San Jose police brought him in for questioning in connection to a prostitution sting.
Dawn Hawkins, executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, stated Wednesday that the incident was indicative of a broader trend in commercial sex during the Super Bowl. more >>
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford will be a free agent this offseason but the NFL star knows that his help doesn't come from those who stand with him out on the field or in the front office but from the one who stands tall within his heart.
"I know that the Lord is out there with me," says Bradford in a video posted for I Am Second. "He's given me all the talent that I have and without Him there's no way that I would even step foot on a football field."
Keeping God first is a priority for the athlete, and — despite speculation about which team he will play for — Bradford is mindful to yield to God's will. "The minute that you start to think that you're first and He's second, and that what you think and what you have planned in your mind is more important than what He has planned for your life — that's the minute your life starts to go the wrong way … If it's not the way the Lord wants it to be, it's not the way it's going to be in my life." more >>
It's an Eastern Conference showdown as the New York Knicks travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to face the Detroit Pistons in the regular season of the National Basketball Association.
The match-up is on February 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM ET.
Both teams are right around the .500 mark, with the Pistons a few games above the mark and the Knicks are a few games below it at the moment – but both teams are still looking to get big wins as it could help them reach the playoff spots they are hoping for later down the line. more >>
Instead of being disappointed with a fourth place finish at her comeback race, Lolo Jones is considering it a miracle that she was even able to participate.
"It was honestly a miracle. They said they never had anybody come back that fast," Jones told the Winston-Salem Journal. "That's a lot of credit to the Olympic training center for helping me through it because physically it was hard, but I was like, 'Man, I don't know if I can get through another surgery because it's been so many of them.'"
The 33-year-old Olympic hurdler participated in the Camel City Elite Races on Jan. 31, three months after undergoing hip surgery. After finishing fourth place in the 60-meter hurdles at 8.17 seconds, Jones called her ability to run in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina race a blessing. more >>
The NFL is a league that's home to the best and most popular sports athletes in the world. Some of them have become a great influence to young and aspiring athletes who want to become just like them in the future. But everyone's not a saint, though.
It is also a league where controversies, players behaving erratically and even violently, and off-field incidents and crimes, are in an abundant supply.
Last Tuesday, the police questioned Denver Broncos practice squad safety Ryan Murphy in a prostitution sting, although he was subsequently released without being charged. Reports are saying that his brother and an alleged prostitute were given citations after a police operation that took place in a motel parking lot. more >>
The trade deadline is so near that a lot of teams in the NBA are hustling to get their hands on players they need the most, while some are also trying to get rid of those they no longer see as part of their future.
The Boston Celtics appear to be part of the latter group after news that the front office has been conducting talks with the camp of forward David Lee about his future in the TD Garden.
The discussions are reportedly spearheaded by the president of basketball operations, Danny Ainge, who by the way is struggling to build a winning team in Boston after the championship run back when Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo led the team. more >>