A state representative in the Missouri House filed a bill on Monday that aims to punish student athletes who exercise their right to protest.
Last week, mainstream news outlets erupted with stories about student protests at the University of Missouri. The University was founded in 1839 but didn’t admit Black students until 1950 when the University was “fully integrated.” Today, the roughly 35,000 students have found themselves at the center of a major push for cultural and administrative change on campus following reports of racism toward Black students on the main, predominantly white Columbia campus. Here are some of th key facts you need to know.
It turns out that Georgia star running back and Heisman Award candidate Todd Gurley was wrongfully accused of assault at a campus bar early Sunday morning.
Athens-Clarke County police confirmed that the puncher was actually a white man.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player drafted to the NFL, was cut by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday.
The move came as teams in the league reduced their roster to 53 players.
One of two teens convicted in the explosive rape case in Steubenville, Ohio is back on the team.
Ma’lik Richmond practiced with the team Monday as a wide receiver.
According to a recent poll, 44 out of 51 NFL players said they would be okay with having a gay teammate.
ESPN.com’s NFL Nation and ESPN The Magazine released the findings of the anonymous survey on the heels of Former Missouri football player and NFL prospect Michael Sam’s announcement that he was gay.
Michael Sam, a defensive end for the University of Missouri, may become the first openly gay player in the NFL.
The SEC co-Defensive Player of the Year announced that he is gay just before the NFL combine is scheduled to begin. He told his teammates last August.
Yesterday, Florida State University won the college football’s national championship, coming from behind to beat Auburn University. Jameis Winston, who recently won the Heisman Trophy, took home MVP honors after the game.
During Winston’s post-game interview, Dee Dee Bonner, the mother of University of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, took to Twitter to ask a question about the interview.
“Am I listening to English?”, Bonner tweeted.