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While most football fans are still hoping the NFL will solve its labor dispute in time to be on TV this fall, Poly players are faced with more pressing concerns. They may aspire to to NFL greatness, but for many on the team, more pressing concerns are keeping a roof over their heads, food in their stomachs and steering clear from gang violence.
Due to his full-time work as a probation officer and from his spot on the sidelines, Coach Raul Lara is intimately aware of the harsh realities of growing up in a challenging environment.
Lara explains that gangs see the status and stature that being a football player brings, and try to use it to steal some recognition for themselves.
While most football fans are still hoping the NFL will solve its labor dispute in time... more
(Reuters) - Pimps will traffic thousands of under-age prostitutes to Texas for Sunday's Super Bowl, hoping to do business with men arriving for the big game with money to burn, child rights advocates said.
As the country's largest sporting event, the game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers will make the Dallas-Fort Worth area a magnet for business of all kinds.
That includes the multimillion dollar, under-age sex industry, said activists and law enforcement officials working to combat what they say is an annual spike in trafficking of under-age girls ahead of the Super Bowl.
"The Super Bowl is one of the biggest human trafficking events in the United States," Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott told a trafficking prevention meeting in January.
Girls who enter the grim trade face a life of harsh treatment and danger, according to a Dallas police report in 2010. Few who emerge are willing to speak about it. Tina Frundt, 36, is an exception.
Now married and living in Washington D.C., Frundt was lured into sex work at 14 after she fell for a 24-year-old who invited her to leave home in 1989 and join his "family" in Cleveland, Ohio.
That family consisted of the man and three girls living in a motel. When Frundt declined on the first night to have sex with her boyfriend's friends they raped her.
"I was angry with myself for not listening to him, so the next night when he sent me out on the street and told me ... (to earn $500) I listened," she said in a telephone interview.
Frundt paced the streets for hours and finally got into a client's car.
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The San Francisco 49ers have turned to Jim Harbaugh, one of the top coaches in the highly competitive U.S. college system, to help rebuild their team after eight years of missing the NFL playoffs.
San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke announced on Friday that Harbaugh had been appointed as their new head coach and was confident that he could take the five-time Super Bowl winners back to the top of the NFL.
http://www.indiareport.com/India-usa-uk-news/reuters/Sports/78303The San Francisco 49ers have turned to Jim Harbaugh, one of the top coaches in the... more
The NFL fined Indianapolis Colts linebacker Gary Brackett $35,000 Friday for his hit on Tennessee Titans long snapper Ken Amato in last Sundays game...
http://www.indiareport.com/India-usa-uk-news/ap/Sports/78285The NFL fined Indianapolis Colts linebacker Gary Brackett $35,000 Friday for his hit... more
After Auburn's skyscraper-sized plane landed beneath the glowing sky of a desert sunset, Tigers coach Gene Chizik was the first to walk down the portable staircase.
http://www.indiareport.com/India-usa-uk-news/ap/Sports/75493After Auburn's skyscraper-sized plane landed beneath the glowing sky of a desert... more
John Elway flashed his familiar grin and Jim Harbaugh gave a jubilant shout from the sideline as Andrew Luck sprinted up the field to join a celebration in the end zone...
http://www.indiareport.com/India-usa-uk-news/ap/Sports/75490John Elway flashed his familiar grin and Jim Harbaugh gave a jubilant shout from the... more
Pennsylvania governor slams NFL for postponing Eagles game
Some Philadelphia Eagles fans, including the most important one in the state of Pennsylvania, are incensed that the team's game against the Minnesota Vikings was postponed for a blizzard that didn't pack as much of a wallop as expected on Sunday night.
Governor Ed Rendell joined countless fans upset about the game's move to Tuesday when he told FOX News:
"It's an absolute joke. I was looking forward to this. It would have been a real experience. This is what football is all about. We're becoming a nation of wussies."
Forecasters had called for a blizzard to hit during the game and for up to 18 inches of snow to fall in the City of Brotherly Love. But the center of the storm tracked east of the city and by the time the game would have been over, there was only about seven or eight inches on the ground. In those conditions, the game could have been played.
http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2009/1220/nfl_a_balstnow_576.jpgPennsylvania governor slams NFL for postponing Eagles game Some Philadelphia Eagles... more
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson accidentally Tweeted a nude photo to his Twitter fans, according to Media Take Out.
The 24-year-old NFL hot piece is allegedly seen from only below the waist, showing his erect penis.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2010/12/nfl-football-star-stevie-johnson-naked/Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson accidentally Tweeted a nude photo to his... more
NFL suspends Jets coach rest of season for tripping player - Shutdown Corner -
-The NFL suspended New York Jets strength coach Sal Alosi for the rest of the regular season and the playoffs without pay for his intentional tripping of Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll(notes) on Sunday. He was also fined $25,000. The announcement, first reported by Jay Glazer, came hours after an apologetic Alosi met with the New York media to reiterate his regret for the incident.
In a brief statement at Jets headquarters in New Jersey, Alosi told reporters that he had apologized to Carroll, Dolphins coach Tony Sparano, Jets owner Woody Johnson, team general manager Mike Tannenbaum and head coach Rex Ryan. He said he didn't offer his resignation and would be accepting of any punishment that was handed down.
That ended up being three games, and any potential Jets playoff games, without salary, an essential ban for the rest of the season. The decision was jointly decided upon by the Jets and the NFL. That, plus the fine, is a severe penalty for a coach who makes a working-man's salary, not the millions of dollars earned by the players he trains.
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Kenny McKinley is found dead Monday afternoon
The Denver Broncos president says the team is shocked
McKinley is at least the third member of the team to die since 2007
Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead Monday afternoon in a Colorado home.
Authorities said it appeared McKinley died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 23.
"Deputies discovered a male in the second-floor master bedroom of the home and determined that male was deceased," the Arapahoe County sheriff's department said in a statement. "Although the death of Mr. McKinley appears to be the result of a self-inflicted gunshot, the investigation into this matter ... is ongoing."
Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels will speak to the media Tuesday about McKinley's death.
McKinley was selected by the Broncos in the fifth round (141st overall) of the 2009 NFL draft from the University of South Carolina. He attended South Cobb High School in Austell, Georgia.
He played in eight games with the Broncos as a rookie, but was placed on injured reserve before the start of the 2010 season after suffering a knee injury, according to the team.
"Everyone with the Broncos is shocked and saddened by the loss of Kenny McKinley," Broncos President and CEO Pat Bowlen said in a statement on the Broncos' website. "He was part of the Broncos family and will be greatly missed by our organization. My most heartfelt condolences go out to Kenny's family and friends."
McKinley is at least the third Bronco to have died since 2007. Cornerback Darrent Williams, 24, was fatally shot near downtown Denver, Colorado, on January 1, 2007. Running back Damien Nash, 24, died after collapsing at a charity basketball game later that winter.
McDaniels, the Broncos coach, called the death tragic.
"Kenny had a promising future on the football field, but more importantly, he was a great teammate whose smile and personality could light up the room. This is a tragic loss for our football team, and his family is in all of our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time," McDaniels said.
http://www.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/09/21/nfl.player.death/index.html?iref=NS1STORY HIGHLIGHTS Kenny McKinley is found dead Monday afternoon The Denver Broncos... more
Happy Birthday BOYS!
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Sunday, Dec. 27
Game Time TV
Oakland at Cleveland 1:00 pm CBS - HD (Regional)
Seattle at Green Bay 1:00 pm FOX Regional
Kansas City at Cincinnati 1:00 pm CBS - HD (Regional)
Jacksonville at New England 1:00 pm CBS - HD (Regional)
Tampa Bay at New Orleans 1:00 pm FOX Regional
Carolina at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm FOX Regional
Buffalo at Atlanta 1:00 pm CBS - HD (Regional)
Baltimore at Pittsburgh 1:00 pm CBS - HD (Regional)
Houston at Miami 1:00 pm CBS - HD (Regional)
Detroit at San Francisco 4:05 pm FOX Regional
St. Louis at Arizona 4:05 pm FOX Regional
Denver at Philadelphia 4:15 pm CBS - HD (Regional)
N.Y. Jets at Indianapolis 4:15 pm CBS - HD (Regional)
Dallas at Washington 8:20 pm NBC
http://www.espnsportslive.com/Sunday, Dec. 27 Game Time TV Oakland at Cleveland 1:00 pm CBS - HD (Regional)... more
Cinncinati Bengal Troubled Receiver, Chris Henry On Life Support After Falling Out Of Truck In Domestic Dispute.Where does troubled news end in the world of sports ?
Facing allegations that he harassed and threatened his long-time girlfriend, ex-49ers football star Dana Stubblefield has "stepped away from his duties" as a defensive line coach at San Jose's Valley Christian High School, according to principal Clifford Daugherty.
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_13695359?nclick_check=1Facing allegations that he harassed and threatened his long-time girlfriend, ex-49ers... more
The NFL star has made a royal mess and gotten himself barred from all team activities.
He made gay slurs towards journalists earlier in the week, and then repeated the foul words on Twitter - where he has since made his page private.
He finally said sorry, but it's a little too late.The NFL star has made a royal mess and gotten himself barred from all team activities.... more
Start Jay Cutler vs. the Bengals- Cutler has just signed a new deal to lock him up for good, it’s now time to show the fans he’s worth it. After a somewhat sloppy game against the Falcons, the Bears are heading to Cincinnati for a Cedric Benson rematch. While the defense will be concentrating on smacking him around, Cutler and his receiving core will take advantage of the Bengals secondary. The Bengals are allowing on average 255 passing yards per game and have given up 9 passing TD’s. The Texans laid a blueprint that even a Bear can follow.Start Jay Cutler vs. the Bengals- Cutler has just signed a new deal to lock him up for... more
What started as a handful of players has made its way to the NFL Players Association itself. More and more are speaking out against. Rush Limbaugh having anything to do with the NFL outside watching in his boxers all alone on Sundays.
Ultimately it's up to the owners to decide with 24 out 31 needing to approve. With the current players agreement running out this year negotiations are expected to be contentious at best. Adding more controversy and less common ground is not likely to bode well for the fiery entertainer's chances.
Rush has every right to say what he chooses but it has become all to clear to him, no doubt his words have meaning and the meaning has consequence. He literally thanks God for his enemies because they boost his ratings. But after speaking such pearls as "The NFL looks like a fight between the Bloods and Crypts without the weapons" Rush will learn the hard way - ratings can't buy you happiness.What started as a handful of players has made its way to the NFL Players Association... more
Proving jocks are not oblivious to the world around them and did actually pay some attention in school to something other than their play books, NFL players with a conscience and respect for others have made it clear they will have nothing to do with any team associated with Limbaugh.
Limbaugh and alike obviously have the right to spew whatever madness they see fit and as long as the ratings and book deals keep rolling in they will certainly keep right on spewing. What they fail to realize is although their speech is protected it is not without consequence. Limbaugh is learning this the hard way. The haters are painting themselves into a small corner of society. Let them - but we don't want to hear any bitching from their sad lonely mouths when they find themselves stuck there with no one to play with but themselves.
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Another Episode is HOT off the Presses. This is a BIG show this week, Nick and Ken of course Talk About Brett Favre, what it means for the Vikings, talk about Vick and the Eagles ...talk about Brett some more...go over other news...talk about favre again. Then finish off with breakdown of preseason week 1 and more Favre talk...Stay after the show for a very very funny Quotes of favre section!!Another Episode is HOT off the Presses. This is a BIG show this week, Nick and Ken of... more