Current and former NFL players hit back at President Donald Trump on Tuesday, calling him “cowardly” and asking when he will be impeached, after he abruptly disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles from a White House event. The Trump administration released a statement Monday night that implied the players were not welcome at the White House celebration of the Super Bowl champion team planned for Tuesday. Trump, in a tweet late Monday night, reiterated the decision, citing athletes’ protests during the national anthem and the small number of Eagles players who planned to attend as reasons for the last-minute cancellation. Wide receiver Torrey Smith, who played for the Eagles last season, spoke out against the president in a series of tweets, saying the issue was never about standing for the national anthem. Eagles players were not among the NFL athletes who took a knee or remained in the locker room during the 2017 regular season while the … [Read more...] about Philadelphia Eagles And NFL Players Hit Back At Trump’s Disinvitation
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video Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa on planning for his post-NFL career Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa and Connor Group Managing Partner Jim Neeson on efforts to help NFL players transition to new careers off the field once they retire from football. When the Seattle Seahawks drafted Justin Forsett in 2008, he knew he had to think and act smart. Continue Reading Below “I was a 7th round draft pick, pick number 233,” Forsett says. “I didn’t have a huge signing bonus. It wasn’t promised that I was going to make the team. I tried to live well below my means. I made sure my money stretched. Being on the roster bubble, not knowing if I was going to make it week to week, I definitely had to be cautious on my spending.” MORE FROM FOXBUSINESS.COM ELI MANNING TO BECOME NFL'S HIGHEST-EARNING PLAYER EVER, DESPITE RECENT STRUGGLES NEW APP FROM NFL PLAYER CREATES ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ALL POLITICS HERE'S HOW MUCH NFL PLAYERS EARN IN THE … [Read more...] about From athlete to businessman: Life after the NFL
Super Bowl: How many players are on an NFL team? (Image: Getty Images) Super Bowl 53 has arrived with the New England Patriots taking on the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta tonight. Patriots star Tom Brady will be hoping to inspire his team to the sixth Super Bowl title in their history, with all previous victories coming during his era. The Rams are gunning for a second triumph after winning the NFL’s top prize in 1999. Express Sport has rounded up everything you need to know about the rules of the game here, but how many players are on each team? Related articles Where is Super Bowl 2019 being played? What time does it start? Tom Brady: New England Patriots star reveals when he will retire How many players are there on an NFL team? There are 11 players in each team on the field at any one time. Each NFL side is made up of three smaller teams: offence, defence and special teams. Offensive players – These are the players who score points. The quarterback can throw … [Read more...] about Super Bowl 2019: How many players are there in an NFL team? Are there substitutes?
NEWARK – Ben Lovejoy considers himself lucky so far in his 10 NHL seasons. “I have had very little brain trauma,” the Devils defenseman said. Still, Lovejoy has seen the devastating effects concussions have had on countless teammates. So, on Thursday, the 33-year-old became the first active NHL player to pledge to donate his brain upon his passing to the Boston-based Concussion Legacy Foundation in order to help research into Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Lovejoy spoke about his decision after the Devils practice on Thursday at Prudential Center. The team hosts a rematch with the Blue Jackets on Friday night (Faceoff: 7 p.m.; Television: MSG Plus; Radio: WFAN-101.9FM/660AM, digital One Jersey Network) after Tuesday night’s 4-1 win at Columbus. Lovejoy’s retired former teammate with the Penguins, Craig Adams, pledged in November to donate his brain for CTE research. Keith Primeau, in 2008, was the first former NHL player to pledge his brain to the … [Read more...] about Devils’ Ben Lovejoy first active NHL player to pledge to donate brain for CTE research
Story highlights Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) was found in 110 of 111 brains of deceased former NFL players The study is the largest of its kind, examining 202 brains of former football players in total (CNN)Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed to repeated head trauma. The disease is pathologically marked by a buildup of abnormal tau protein in the brain that can disable neuropathways and lead to a variety of clinical symptoms. These include memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, aggression, depression, anxiety, impulse control issues and sometimes suicidal behavior. 5 things to know about CTE It can only be formally diagnosed with an autopsy, and most cases, although not all, have been seen in either … [Read more...] about CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players