Step Up Athlete Man

So today I’m thinking football…

Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Indian Nation speaks in favor of changing the name of Washington Redskins. Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty

Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Indian Nation speaks in favor of changing the name of Washington Redskins. Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty

Number 1: If some of the Washington Redskins players aren’t ok with the name why don’t they take a stand, ducktape the logo off ya helmet or something right? Read about the Name Controversy Here

An anonymous Grambling State player supplied this photo to ESPN of what appears to be mold or mildew on equipment.

An anonymous Grambling State player supplied this photo to ESPN of what appears to be mold or mildew on equipment.

Number 2: There have been 107 NFL players from Grambling State University including 4 Hall Of Famers soooooo why haven’t any of them given back to the school for the football team’s poor conditions? Read ESPN’s story on Grambling’s poor conditions for the football team.

OLYMPICS BLACK POWER SALUTEThese two statements spark the question of WHY don’t football players and other athletes give back or even take a stand? For example the 1968 Summer Olympics. In the 1968 Olympics athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos each raised their black-gloved fist and kept them raised until the American National anthem had finished. This “Black Power” salute was an act of protest by the athletes during their medal ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City.

Why doesn’t this happen more? What do you think?

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