NFL star Ben Watson has been unwavering in his defense of the unborn and promotion of family values throughout his fruitful career, which he retired from this past season. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) over the weekend, the former New Orleans Saints blasted New York's recent decision to legalize abortion up to birth for any reason whatsoever. "I watched in horror as many of you did as New York legislators cheered – like they were at the Super Bowl – when the bill passed to allow [the killing of babies] up until birth," said Watson, according to LifeSiteNews. "I watched that in horror. Sixty million have been killed since Roe v. Wade. "We always have to steer to the truth that life begins at conception," he said. "We need to be ‘pro-whole life people.'" Watson also stressed the importance of family, declaring it a gift "ordained by our creator. "Family is a gift, ordained by our creator," he said. "It should be cherished, not mocked; … [Read more...] about NFL Star Ben Watson Horrified By New York Abortion Law: ‘We Are Dying As A Culture’
Retired NFL legend Marshawn Lynch seems to be enjoying his days after football by wrecking kids at football camps. A video of Lynch was posted on Instagram of him going head to head with a large lineman camper, and it didn’t end well at all for the camper. (SLIDESHOW: This NBA Bombshell Girlfriend Is Almost Naked For Sports Illustrated) WATCH: A great reminder of the size, speed and strength differences between elite amateur players and NFL players. That kid had absolutely no chance of winning that battle. Follow David on Twitter and Facebook … [Read more...] about Marshawn Lynch Is Spending His Retirement Destroying Kids At Football Camps [VIDEO]
A campaign to increase the relatively small pensions of NFL players who retired before 1993 received a boost Tuesday with a $100,000 gift from the Pro Football Retired Players Association to the advocacy group Fairness for Athletes in Retirement. NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown, who chairs the retired players association, called “pension disparity’’ the most pressing issue for the league’s retirees as the players union prepares to negotiate the 2021 collective bargaining agreement. Hurricanes owner invests $250m in AAF Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon is investing $250 million in the Alliance of American Football. Dundon also will serve as chairman of the fledgling eight-team league that began play on Feb. 9. His involvement came together in a matter of days last week, according to Dundon and Alliance co-founder Charlie Ebersol, though Dundon had been monitoring the AAF’s development and debut. Ebersol dismissed reports that the Alliance was getting a … [Read more...] about Campaign to increase NFL pensions receives a $100k boost
(CNN)Jared Allen spent 12 years in the NFL terrorizing quarterbacks with 136 career sacks, 11th all-time in league history. A four-time All Pro and five-time Pro Bowler, Allen is likely a Pro Football Hall of Fame candidate when he becomes eligible in 2021. But he has some major plans for 2022. Allen has Olympic aspirations in curling. His teammates are three former NFL players in quarterback Marc Bulger, linebacker Keith Bulluck and offensive tackle Michael Roos. And while they've only been curling since March, this isn't a joke. The group, dubbed the All-Pro Curling Team, is serious about representing the US at the Beijing Games. This week they're competing at the USA Curling Men's Challenge in Blaine, Minnesota, vying to reach the national championships. Allen, right, practices with his curling team for a competition as coach and former Olympian John Benton watches in Blaine, Minnesota. "The entire (curling) community -- every team we play -- has been very, very … [Read more...] about Retired NFL star Jared Allen formed a curling team with other former players. They’re aiming for the 2022 Winter Olympics
Warrick Dunn, the retired All-Pro running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons, held the ongoing realization of his mother's dream in his hand as, on Wednesday, he stood outside a newly finished Habitat for Humanity home in Milwaukee's Midtown neighborhood. Dunn's mother, Betty Smothers, was a Baton Rouge, La., police officer. On Jan. 7, 1993 — two days after Dunn's 18th birthday — she was ambushed by a gang of robbers and shot to death. Smothers was the single mother of six children. Dunn was her oldest. "I could have been a kid that was angry, upset, mad about the fact that my mother was taken from me. But I knew my focus was my family," he said. "Years later, when I was older and more mature, I learned how to take all that stuff I had inside and use it for positive change." The dream left unrealized by Betty Smothers' murder was to own a home. Twenty-one years ago, Dunn established his Home for the Holidays program … [Read more...] about A Milwaukee family knew it was getting a new home. The family didn’t realize a former NFL star had also furnished it.