Ex-US Football Player Killed in Shooting Former USC running back Joe McKnight died Thursday afternoon in a shooting in Terrytown, Louisiana, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office. McKnight was 28. McKnight, who played for the Trojans for three seasons, had four seasons in the NFL and played in the Canadian Football League this fall, was shot and killed at 2:43 p.m. local time at the intersection at Berman Highway and Holmes Boulevard in Terrytown, a New Orleans suburb near his hometown of River Ridge. He was pronounced dead at the scene. read more
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Kent State Players Invite Fans on Court for Anthem At Wednesday night's home opener against the Delta Devils, Kent State fans got a glimpse of something they've never seen before at a game: the American flag straight from the basketball court, standing alongside people of all walks of life. read more
Some NFL Players Seek Action Beyond Protests In what Malcolm Jenkins, a safety with the Philadelphia Eagles, considers to be the second phase of the national anthem protests, he and four other NFL players, the Detroit Lions' Anquan Boldin and Glover Quin and the Cleveland Browns' Josh McCown and Andrew Hawkins, spent Tuesday in Washington meeting with lawmakers to learn more about how to enable policy changes. read more