Yesterday was the end of the road for many unlucky NFL rookies who were cut from their NFL team’s roster. One football player who survived the first round of cuts is openly gay Michael Sam, the Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year who hoped to ensure his spot on a NFL team by announcing his homosexuality before the draft.
ESPN’s outspoken analyst Stephen A. Smith apologized profusely for telling battered women to stop provoking their abusers.
He went one step further during Monday’s segment of ESPN2′s “First Take,” calling his statements the “most egregious of my career.”
Smith made his controversial statements during ESPN’s “First Take” on Friday.
Sports journalist Stephen A. Smith sharply criticized rapper T.I.‘s wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, for disrespecting her husband on social media. Tiny’s behavior on social media leaves many insiders shaking their heads wondering what is really going on.
Grown men recoiled at the sight of St. Louis draftee Michael Sam licking cake icing off the lips of his boyfriend, Vito Cammissano. Only seconds before “the kiss”, these same men cheered St. Louis for having the courage to draft Sam with its 249th pick in the NFL draft on Saturday. 31 other teams had bypassed the SEC Defensive Player of the Year who was projected as a mid- to late round draft pick.
ESPN taped Sam’s reaction and aired the tape immediately after his draft pick was announced. Social media’s reaction to “the kiss” was wildly mixed. Some applauded the NFL, St. Louis and Sam for their courage. While others — including professional and college football players — expressed their distaste with ESPN for repeatedly showing “the kiss” on air. Many believed ESPN went too far.
Miami Heat superstar guard Dwyane Wade has admitted what everyone already knew: that he fathered a now 5-week old infant son with a groupie.
Wade made the comments prior to last night’s Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets game, according to ESPN.
Former Miami Dolphin lineman Jonathan Martin met with the NFL for 7 hours on Friday to give testimony about a bullying complaint he made against former Dolphin guard Richie Incognito, Jr.
Whatever the outcome of the investigation, Martin’s reputation as a NFL player — and as a man — will forever be tarnished.
An athlete who plays at the competitive level of the NFL is expected to be a macho Man among men who oozes testosterone through every pore. But, according to one sign that was held aloft on ESPN’s College Gameday Show for millions to see, Martin is one big pu$$y.
Rap mogul Jay Z has all the right connections. The self-professed “business, man” is now licensed by the NBA to represent NBA athletes, according to a report on ESPN. The news was first reported by Sports Business Journal.
Jay Z, who has zero experience as a sports manager, signed NY Yankee Robinson Cano and NY Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz after forming Roc Nation sports management agency with his business partner Juan Perez (pictured left). He later signed WNBA player Skylar Diggins. But professional athletes are not rappers, and insiders are questioning whether Jay Z has the skills to negotiate major sports contracts and endorsements for his clients.