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Raheem Morris has been named as the interim head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. On Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, the Falcons announced the firing of head coach Dan Quinn after the team’s 0-5 start to the season, according to ESPN. Morris, who served as the team’s defensive coordinator, will take over a team that has…

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Jay-Z continues to push for diversity in the NFL. On Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, the NFL and Jay-Z’s RocNation announced that Jesse Collins will serve as the executive producer of the Super Bowl’s halftime show, according to Deadline. With Collins serving as executive producer for the 2021 Super Bowl, he will be the first Black…

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In a move to shed light on the need for racial equality in the United States, players with the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans locked arms during a moment of silence as the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday night, Sept. 10. However, some fans at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, responded…

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A college football player reportedly died due to complications from COVID-19. On Sept. 8, California University of Pennsylvania announced that Jamain Stephens, 20, passed from the novel virus. Stephens, in his junior year of college, was the son of former NFL player Jamain Stephens, who played football for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals. “Jamain…

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The NFL is catching heat after the National Football League Players Association listed Colin Kaepernick as “retired” on its website. The updated listing caught the attention of Kaepernick’s girlfriend, Nessa Diab, who put the league on blast by posting it on social media Friday evening, May 22, 2020. “Colin did NOT retire,” Diab wrote, in…

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You would think that exiled NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick would have a place in the revived XFL football league. However, the average XFL contract is a relatively paltry $55,000, far below the salary Kaepernick was accustomed to when he made $40 million over his six seasons in the NFL. And since the two sides could not come…

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