Colin Kaepernick Honored With 2017 Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Thursday Sports Illustrated announced Colin Kaepernick as the recipient of the 2017 Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. Previous winners included Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown, Jack Nicklaus and Magic Johnson.

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Ford Refuses To Renew NFL Player’s Endorsement Deal

The Phil Long Ford dealership announced it would terminate its relationship with Denver Broncos player Von Miller following his decision to silently #TakeTheKnee at a recent NFL game. The dealership claims the player did not lose his endorsement, rather the company reevaluated who they choose to represent their brand.

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Hundreds Of NFL Players Protest Trump’s Harsh Comments

“We’re football players, we’re football coaches. We’re not participating in the anthem today. Not to be disrespectful to the anthem, but to remove ourselves from this circumstance,” Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told CBS News. “People shouldn’t have to choose. If a guy wants to go about his normal business and participate in the anthem, he shouldn’t have to be forced to choose sides. If a guy feels the need to do something, he shouldn’t be separated from his teammate who chooses not to. So we’re not participating today.”

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How Effective Is An NFL Boycott?

Our guest Dr. Greg Carr, chair of the Department of Afro American Studies at Howard University, gave us some insight into whether the NFL boycott is effective or not, the impact ratings could have on the organization and advertisers, and what’s potentially next.

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