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Roger Goodell Tries To Scare Fans With Op-Ed Piece

The future of the National Football League is uncertain according to an Wall Street Journal op-ed piece by commissioner Roger Goodell.

With U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson ordering an immediate end to the lockout Monday, Goodell thinks this could be the beginning of the end for football as we know it.

“Any league-wide rule relating to terms of player employment would be subject to antitrust challenge in courts throughout the country. Any player could sue – on his own behalf or representing a class – to challenge any league rule that he believes unreasonably restricts the “market” for his services. Read more

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Los Angeles Times Explains Decision To Use Homophobic Slur In Kobe Bryant Article

Los Angeles Times readers might have been surprised to see the use of the word “faggot” in Thursday’s paper in regards to the Kobe Bryant incident.

Larry Brown of Larry Brown Sports reached out to Nancy Sullivan, LA Times VP of Communications for an explanation on why they decided to use the word:

“Derogatory terms such as the one in the Kobe Bryant story are rarely printed in the paper, for obvious reasons. However, when the use of the word IS the story, as was the case with Bryant’s utterance, it is important to print it for clarity and accountability. This has happened with the other offensive terms in years past. But using such offensive words is never done lightly and, as was the case in this instance, is always cleared at the highest level of the editorial department. There needs to be a very good reason to use it, and in this case, because Bryant’s use of the term and the strong reaction to it from several different corners were the reason for the story, our judgment was to go with it.” Read more