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The NFL got it really really wrong

I’ve been mulling it over in my head for a few days now and I thought it was time I weighed in and posted some of my thoughts about the NFL and the new Ray Rice video that emerged this week.  There is no other way to say this:  The NFL handled almost this entire situation really, really wrong.  The initial two-day suspension of Ray Rice was a ghastly error in and of itself.

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Michael Sam is officially a Cowboy

michael sam is officially a cowboyMichael Sam was officially signed to the practice squad for the Dallas Cowboys today.  This was a great move for Sam and an even better move for the Cowboys.  I wished we would have just snagged him off waivers over the weekend but it seems to be working out anyway.  You can watch the video of Coach Jason Garrett announcing the move that posted less than an hour ago on the Dallas Cowboys website.

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Vikings Special Teams Coach suspended, report still nowhere to be found.

Vikings Special Teams Coach Mike PrieferWe have a small update since the last time we spoke of Kluwe and the Vikings. Vikings Special Teams Coach Mike Priefer, (the one who spoke of putting all gay people on an island and “nuking it until it glows.”) has been suspended for three games, and made to donate $100,000 to LGBT organizations by the Vikings organization.

Priefer also released a statement apologizing for what he said:

I owe an apology to many people – the Wilf family, the Minnesota Vikings organization and fans, my family, the LGBT community, Chris Kluwe and anyone else that I offended with my insensitive remark. I regret what has occurred and what I said. I am extremely sorry but I will learn from this situation and will work on educating others to create more tolerance and respect.

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Chris Kluwe to sue Vikings for investigation findings

chrisKluweSince the news first came out that Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe was fired, it was immediately thought to be because of his outspoken LGBT stance. The Minnesota Vikings then hired Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson and former U.S. Justice Department attorney Chris Madel to do an independent investigation to see if there was credibility to that claim.  Now, six months after the start of the investigation, the report is finished and in the hands of the Vikings.

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Powerful ad from Native Americans during NBA Finals

There is no room for discrimination of any kind in sports, be it in the form of racism or homophobia. This as from the National Congress of American Indians aired last night during Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.

Give it two minutes, and you’ll be convinced Washington D.C. should change their NFL team name.