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Daniel Snyder once imperiously proclaimed he would “never” change the name of the Washington Redskins team that he owns in the NFL. But after major corporate sponsors threatened to pull back their millions of dollars, Snyder is singing a very different tune. In fact, the new tune will no longer include the name “Redskins,” but…

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Washington Redskins head coach Ron Rivera is swimming uphill against the powerful NFL currents by declaring that he supports players who peacefully protest by kneeling during the national anthem.  Rivera is boldly bucking the nonnegotiable and unilateral stance adopted by NFL owners and Commissioner Roger Goodell that prohibits kneeling. Rivera says the players are exercising…

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Clinton Portis was one of the most loved running backs of the 2000s. He showed up to post-practice press conferences in extravagant disguises and costumes. Portis was also easy to love if he played on your team too, finishing his career with two trips to the Pro Bowl and only 77 rushing yards shy of the…

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Former NFL running back Evan Royster understands and acknowledges just how fast an NFL career can blow by an athlete. Following a stellar collegiate career are Penn State University, Royster was drafted in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. His NFL career was marked by ups and downs but…

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This Super Bowl Sunday will be the 50th anniversary of the big game and all America has its eyes on Cam Newton. The young Carolina Panthers quarterback will join an elite number of Black quarterbacks to serve as a starter. Russell Wilson/Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson led the Seahawks to victory over the Denver Broncos at…

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The Atlanta Falcons are going into Week 5 very strong and the Washington Redskins are definitely going to need the ‘man upstairs’ to pull a win on this NFL Sunday. And by man upstairs, I do mean Washington’s defensive coach because it is going to be next to impossible to stop the league’s best receiver,…

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Ex-Washington Redskins’ cornerback Fred Smoot was recently arrested for assault against his girlfriend, Valerie Jackson. Jackson claims that Smoot broke through their bathroom door in pursuit of her after an argument, pushed her around resulting in scratches to her stomach and knuckles, and attempted to rip her shorts off. According to Jackson, the incident began…

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Happy 30th birthday, Wale! Born Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, a rapper of Nigerian decent born in Washington, DC, he rose to prominence with his song “Dig Dug (Shake It).” He produced and released “Dig Dug” entirely on his own and it became the most requested radio song in D.C.’s history. In high school and college he played…

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Terry Crews doesn’t mince words. The actor in the flick, Blended, which is now in theaters, has an ax to grind and the NFL is taking the hit. In an interview with SI Now, Crews says, “The NFL is a cult, because you’ve been looking at this motto and this logo for your whole life…

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Super Bowl XLIII is here and everyone is getting their minds right and food prepared for an amazing battle between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. Check out a few black quaterbacks who made it to the Super Bowl. –Joi Pearson Above Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

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Washington Redskins’ star quarterback, Robert Griffin III has a new bride. Griffin made it official and married his college sweetheart Rebecca Liddicoat on Saturday, July 6 in Denver. In attendance outside of their family were RG3’s former coach, Baylor’s head coach Art Briles and some of his former Baylor teammates.Also in attendance, his current hed…

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Washington Redskins’ QB RGIII,  recently shelled out a cool $2.5 million for an 8,800-square-foot estate inside Creighton Farms and it couldn’t have happened at a better time. Reports that the young QB was forced to suddenly move out of his rental home in Leesburg, Va.,  because its owner, Microstrategy Inc. president Paul Zolfaghari, wanted to sell…

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Alfred Morris, a starter for the Washington Redskins, must have been taking notes from financial experts Suze Orman and Lynnette Khalfani-Cox because the sixth-round draft pick is quite thrifty. The running back signed a $2.22 million deal for four years, plus a $154,000 signing bonus. In his first year, he will make $390,000. But, here’s…

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The Minnesota Vikings are expected to release quarterback Donovan McNabb today after less than one season with the team. McNabb played in six games for the Vikings and threw for 1,026 yards and four touchdowns before being benched by head coach Leslie Frazier. The team was 1-5 with McNabb starting, and 1-4 with rookie quarterback…

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