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Will brave 8-year-old football players & coach face backlash for anthem protest?

Hopefully the children in Illinois, who exercised their constitutional right to protest, are not facing similar backlash as a group of young Texas athletes experienced.

Every player on the Cahokia Quarterback Club football team—each of them 8 years old—kneeled on the football field in Belleville Sunday when the national anthem started, KTVI-TV reports.

Healthy(ish) Steelers looking to avoid letdown in Chicago

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin stands on the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two weeks in and Mike Tomlin’s problems are of the NFL first-world variety.

Boston’s pro sports franchises unite to fight racism

In this May 1, 2017, file photo, Baltimore Orioles’ Adam Jones prepares to bat during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. Jones says the widely condemned racial insult hurled at him at Fenway Park illustrates the need for dialogue about race and for fans to police each other. Jones spoke Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City while his team plays a series with the Royals. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

James Blake Wants Police ‘Accountability’ In Mistaken Identity-Brutality Case

Without warning, a plainclothes New York City police officer threw a Black man to the ground and handcuffed him. It turned out that the cop manhandled the wrong suspect, and walked away without even the courtesy of an apology. That kind of treatment is commonplace. What made this case different is that it happened to a celebrity athlete.

Le’Veon Bell gets top billing in AP running back rankings

 

LE’VEON BELL ((Photo by Courier photographer Brian Cook))

Beginning the fifth season of his career, Le’Veon Bell has logged only 51 games for Pittsburgh, including the playoffs.

The best could be yet to come.

Will NFL contracts ever fully guarantee? Players can hope.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, right, visits with Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, left, on the field after an NFL preseason football game in Canton, Ohio, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. The Vikings won 14-3. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)

Tom Brady Hopes Colin Kaepernick Returns To NFL

Let’s face it, the NFL is full of shitty quarterbacks and Colin Kaepernick deserves a shot.

And the unofficial face of the NFL, Tom Brady is on his side. When asked by CBS Sunday Morning if he can see the former San Francisco 49er play in the league again he said, “I certainly hope so.”

Seahawks Bennett continues to sit for anthem in home opener

 

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, center, is joined by teammates Thomas Rawls, left, and Justin Britt, right, as he sits during the singing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Steelers defense turning heads, Vikings struggle without QB

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) gets off a pass while being hit by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Tyson Alualu, rear, and outside linebacker Arthur Moats (55) during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

At Harvard, education through athletics (and vice-versa)

In this Dec. 25, 2015, file photo, Harvard head coach Tommy Amaker encourages his team as they played Oklahoma in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Diamond Head Classic, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner, File)