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What others say: Fan violence in NFL a growing concern

Silence has not served the National Football League well.For years the league downplayed its problem with domestic violence and lightly penalized its offending players. That all...
Bob Franken: A bad NFL habit

...don't even drink. This is far more insidious. I watch NFL games ... can't shake the habit. Even though the National Football League has proven to be a disgusting institution that, in spite of its sanctimony, puts profits over what's right...
The sacking of Ray Rice

...wife, in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino has again provoked debate about domestic violence and what the National Football League tolerates when it affects a star player.Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, who last spring testified to Rice's...
Bob Franken: Holidays from hatred

...Flake.Major league baseball put out a statement criticizing the legislation, and there was even talk that the National Football League might be persuaded to pull out next year's Super Bowl, scheduled to be played in Glendale. Wouldn't it...
What others say: A big step forward for America's gay athletes

...Americans. He is poised to become the first openly gay player in one of the nation's great pastimes, the National Football League.However, the national blitz of mostly positive attention for Sam can't block out some ugly realities.Open...
Cal Thomas: Free speech not always so free

...fines, suspension or loss of your livelihood.Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by a National Football League team -- the St. Louis Rams picked him 249th in the last round -- is being treated by the media and those in...
Bob Franken: Playing defense in Washington

...time when most of those asked had no problem with the N-word and favored Jim Crow laws.Until Snyder or the National Football League owners start feeling the squeeze or get tired of being compared to Donald Sterling and the NBA, this petty battle...
Bob Franken: Humans on the comet

...seeing that. Wouldn't it be great if she could go where moons are appropriate? The owner of the Washington National Football League team should be on board, no maybe about it. Dan Snyder refuses to change the name of his squad from the slur...
What others say: Former players may change violent NHL culture

...when it finally introduced its Rule 48, banning intentional hits to the head.Launched just months after the National Football League agreed to a $765-million settlement with thousands of former players suffering from dementia and other conditions...
On Tuesday, voters should rule the day

...statistics - presidential elections compared to local elections are like high school football bleachers compared to National Football League stadiums. On Tuesday, however, we have a chance to fill those seats. On Tuesday the ballot box will open and each...


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