Former NFL MVP Signs with Washington, Cardinal Wuerl To Discuss Sex Abuse Report With Priests

Former NFL MVP Signs with Washington

Former Pro Bowl running back Adrian Peterson signS with the Burgundy and Gold.  Washington has been hit hard by injuries at the position during the preseason, losing projected starter Derrius Guice to a torn ACL in the opening game and having its leading rusher last season, Samaje Perine, sprain an ankle in Thursday’s game. Rob Kelley is expected to remain the starter.

UMD Football Team Honors Jordan McNair

(College Park, MD) — University of Maryland football players are honoring their former teammate Jordan McNair who died after suffering a heatstroke during a May workout. While speaking at a brief news conference this morning, players said every snap will be in Jordan’s honor. They said the team plans to wear McNair’s number, 79, on their helmets every game this season, and will hold a moment of silence for two games. A scholarship is also being created in his name. Teammates called Jordan fearless and a gentle giant. University of Maryland head football coach DJ Durkin is on administrative leave as an investigation into the incident is underway.

Cardinal Wuerl To Discuss Sex Abuse Report With Priests

(Washington, DC) — The archbishop of Washington, DC meetS with priests in the archdiocese today over his role in the Pennsylvania sex-abuse scandal. the Archdiocese of Washington confirmed Cardinal Donald Wuerl will address the recent grand jury report that says 300 priests sexually abused more than one thousand children in Pennsylvania. Wuerl is under fire for his handling of those child sex abuse cases while he was the bishop of Pittsburgh from 1988 to 2006.

Virginia Governor Calls For Special Session To Redraw Districts

(Richmond, VA) — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is calling for the General Assembly to meet in a special session to redraw legislative districts. A federal court recently ordered Virginia to redraw legislative districts for the House of Delegates because the court said eleven districts were racially gerrymandered in 2011. The court ordered that the new boundaries be drawn by October 30th. Republicans who control the General Assembly have appealed the ruling and are asking for a suspension of that deadline. The special session is set for August 30th.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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