The 10-year collective bargaining agreement signed between the NFL and NFL Players Association in 2011 is reaching its final years and there isn’t much optimism that a new one will be agreed upon without a labor fight.
“I think that the likelihood of either a strike or a lockout in 2021 is almost a virtual certainty,” NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said in an interview with Sports Illustrated posted Thursday.
Walsh did it a second time after making another 52-yarder. This time, teammate Richard Sherman joined him in the shading, livening up an otherwise uneventful second half of an exhibition game.
“I simply was just responding to getting taunted,” Walsh said, via ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia. “I didn’t say anything. When you’ve got guys who were your teammates for five years yelling at you when you’re trying to kick, it’s just odd. And I hope they were in jest. And I hope they didn’t mean it because I didn’t mean anything with mine, but it was definitely not out of nowhere.”
“They were giving him a hard time. They were razzing him a little bit and all that,” Carroll told Kapadia. “He was just having a little fun with it. He’s a really good competitor. I like his mentality, and I think we are very fortunate to have him.”
Here’s my first political cartoon. Dedicated to my brother @mosesbread72 and all of the other athletes using their platform to promote change. As I’ve been saying it seems as if “you can use the platform provided to promote products but not to promote change to the products of your environment.” I’ve read a lot of the hate mail and comments sent to my brother as well as the ones sent to me. This illustration is how I feel about it all. here’s to those willing to risk it all to promote change.
After the game, Britt told reporters that he wasn’t against “against what the flag means and veterans,” but he wanted to show understanding about Bennett’s protest.