Eric Reid, a safety for the NFL's Carolina Panthers, has been subjected to "random" drug tests seven times in his 11 weeks with the team, and he says it's retaliation for having kneeled for three seasons and for suing the league for alleged collusion. The Root writer Stephen A. Crockett Jr. says the frequent drug tests of the malcontent stem from the NFL's likeness to the Trump Administration. Both are "dictatorships disguised as democracies," he writes.
Oh man, say what you will about Kanye, but the man’s great at reducing the left-wing media into a quivering and insecure pile of mush. The very fact that a prominent celebrity, who also happens to be a minority, has divorced himself from the showbiz victims’ circle has unleashed pure spite from his former colleagues. They have been stumbling over themselves to let him know that he’s no longer one of them, as he’s become an Uncle Tom.
Every time a starting quarterback in the NFL goes down with a serious injury, some sports writer is quick to urge that team to sign free agent Colin Kaepernick (seen in file photo). It happened again when San Francisco's Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a season-ending knee injury Sunday. The Root's Stephen A. Crockett Jr. and Michael Harriot offer six "legit reasons" why the 49ers should bring back their former QB and one why they won't.
It's a social justice sinergy made in Heaven: "Mr. Hollywood" LeBron James and ex-ESPN broadcaster/writer Jemele Hill. The two Trump-hating millionaires are joining forces to produce the basketball documentary Shut Up and Dribble, a three-part Showtime series in November that she'll narrate.
Almost all was quiet on the NFL front in week 1 of the 2018 season. Protests were at a minimum, and that infuriates The Root's Senior Editor Stephen A. Crockett Jr. He excoriated African-American football players and fans, one group for refusing to spite the flag and the other for watching the games and in so doing, refusing to free the "slaves."
Yesterday an NFL attorney deposed Colin Kaepernick in the ongoing proceedings for the latter's lawsuit charging the league with collusion to keep him out of the league. Yahoo! Sports columnist Charles Robinson theorized on the approach an NFL attorney may have taken in questioning the former quarterback of the 49ers, who was passed over by all 32 teams during the 2017 season. The Root's Stephen Crockett wrote a detestable follow-up to Robinson's piece, blaming NFL owners for collusion and criticizing Vice-President MIke Pence and Christians for opposing the disrespectful anthem protests Kaepernick started.
To no one's surprise, liberal sports media are angry that free agent quarterback Robert Griffin III has signed an NFL contract while the polarizing Colin Kaepernick, who sued the NFL for collusion, remains a free agent in exile. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. of The Root blog suggests that Kaepernick retaliate by attending a collusion hearing and using the Griffin signing to taunt team owners about how many millions he'll win in his collusion lawsuit against the NFL.
To The Root's Senior Editor Stephen Crockett Jr., the notorious ex-football player Colin Kaepernick is "our king" and a man who walks it, talks it. "His majesty" Kaepernick is also the embodiment of slaves who jumped off slave ships to their death, and he's the man who now shows up at depositions of the NFL owners he accuses of colluding to keep him out of the league wearing a Kunta Kinte t-shirt.