Tag Archives: NFL

To Stand or Not to Stand: A Freedom of Speech Debacle

By: Isabella Falcon In 2016, forty-one percent of people shot and killed by police officers were people of color.[1]On August 26, 2016, Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49er’s then-quarterback, wanted to make an impactful move on game day to express his thoughts and concerns. He was photographed making a rather startling move on the sidelines; […]

Kaepernick Rolling Out of the Constitutional Pocket: NFL’s Restriction of Players’ First Amendment Rights

by: Nicolas Chavez On August 26, 2016, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines for sitting during the national anthem prior to his team’s third preseason game.[1] Kaepernick explained the purpose of his silent protest is to use his status as a professional athlete to bring light to the prevalence of institutionalized oppression of people of […]

Ray Rice Abuse Scandal Highlights Dangers of Celebrity Victim-Blaming

BY: JOSIE FARINELLI From dangerous concussions to questionable team names, the National Football League is no stranger to controversy.  Arguably, the least shocking news about Ray Rice’s assault case is the NFL’s mishandling of the situation.  The story is familiar to anyone who has turned on a TV over the past month: on February 19, […]

Can Social Media Pressure Outweigh the Law? #RedskinsOwnerMayFindOutTheHardWay

BY LAUREN GONZALEZ — A simple search on Google News, Twitter, Bing or any other search engine of the term “Redskins” will result in headlines such as “Redskins’ Owner Stubbornly Clings to Wrong Side of History from @NYtimes” and “Daniel Snyder again defends #Redskins name, even as his attorney hedges.” The Washington Redskins, the second […]