By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk Sports media conglomerate ESPN announced on Friday that it will not air the national anthem before Monday night NFL games this upcoming season. ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro issued a statement on Friday detailing the networks plans but didn’t reveal a reason. It’s presumed that the network is attempting to avoid conflict with some fans growing aggravated over the amount of protests still growing amongst NFL players. Despite attempts to curtail protests with team anthem rules, players have still found ways to kneel during anthems in the preseason, forecasting what’s expected to be another tension-filled NFL season. Players kneeling during the opening game anthem has been a source of contention for several critics, including leading hater Donald Trump. But with ESPN shutting the airplay down on nonconformity, is this a good thing or bad thing for the league? Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley of the AFRO SportsDesk … [Read more...] about Is It a Good or Bad Move for ESPN To Duck Anthem Broadcast?
By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro recently told the media that his network will not televise the National Anthem during their broadcast of NFL games. Pitaro hosted reporters at his network’s facility in Bristol, Connecticut last Friday, where he emphasized how ESPN has never been a political organization and has never aired the playing of the anthem during its Monday Night Football show and plans to keep it that way. “If you ask me is there a false narrative out there, I will tell you ESPN being a political organization is false. I will tell you I have been very, very clear with employees here that it is not our jobs to cover politics, purely,” Axios reporter Sara Fisher tweeted, quoting Pitaro. “ESPN is NOT a political organization. It’s not our job to politics, purely, but we’ll cover the intersection of sports and politics. When something happens, when Eagles disinvited from White House, when someone takes a knee, … [Read more...] about ESPN President Says Network Won’t Air National Anthem on Monday Night Football
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Arkansas receivers coach Justin Stepp works with receiver Tyson Morris on Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Fayetteville. - Photo by Ben Goff University of Arkansas receivers coach Justin Stepp is back in his home state of South Carolina trying to get defensive lineman Alex Huntley to go west. Huntley, 6-4, 295, 5.0 seconds in the 40-yard dash, of Columbia (S.C.) Hammond has scholarship offers from Arkansas, Georgia, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee, Oklahoma and others. "Arkansas was one of my first couple of offers," Huntley said. "I really like coach Stepp. He's the one that's really recruiting me. Arkansas is a good school." He's an ESPN four-star recruit, No. 22 defensive tackle and No. 219 overall prospect for the 2020 class. He and Stepp have hit it off. "He's a really cool dude and he's from South Carolina, so he knows a lot about this area," Huntley said. Huntley recorded 61 tackles and 7 sacks as a sophomore while helping Hammonds to a 12-0 record and the Class 3A state … [Read more...] about ESPN 300 DT hopes to visit Hogs in fall
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A fake tweet about Trevor Bauer's injury and timetable for recovery was reported as fact by MLB Network and ESPN on Friday and the Indians' right-hander wants a retraction. The Indians announced Friday that Bauer will miss four to six weeks with a stress fracture of his right fibula. He was hit just above his right ankle by a line drive off the bat of Jose Abreu on Aug. 11 at Guaranteed Rate Field. After news of Bauer's timetable was released, Michael Baumann of The Ringer tweeted: MLB Network's Quick Pitch shared the tweet as a lead-in to Friday's highlight package of the Indians' game against Baltimore. ESPN also shared the tweet on SportsCenter, reporting Baumann's statements as fact. When Bauer saw the tweet he responded this way on social media: Then Bauer asked for a retraction: Baumann later tweeted: Saturday evening MLB Network apologized for reporting the bogus Tweet as fact. Bauer told reporters Friday that he is "furious" about having his career … [Read more...] about Trevor Bauer wants retraction from MLB Network and ESPN on fake Tweet about his injury