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Was Colin Kaepernick a Sellout for Accepting Buyout From NFL?

By: Jarrod Horton

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Recently Colin Kaepernick made an agreement with the NFL to drop his collusion case against their league. He settled for an undisclosed amount of money and agreed to not speak publically about the case.  The details of the settlement have not been revealed,  but it seems like the agreement will bring closure between the owners and the former quarterback. Continue reading

Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax 2nd Accuser Said She Was Also Raped by Former NBA Player Cory Maggatte at Duke University

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The second woman who accused Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of rape said she was also raped by former NBA player Cory Maggatte. Meredith Watson’s lawyer released a statement last Friday that revealed what happened to her client. “Ms. Watson was raped by a basketball player during her sophomore year at Duke. She went to the Dean, who provided no help and discouraged her from pursuing the claim further. Ms. Watson also told friends, including Justin Fairfax,” the statement said. Maggatte played for  Duke in the 1998-99 season. He went on to play 13 seasons in the NBA. Watson claimed that the raped occurred in 1999.Maggatte released a statement through Times that denied the allegation. “It has only been through media accounts and a statement from Meredith Watson’s lawyer that I first learned or heard of anything about these sexual assault allegations,” Maggatte said. “I have never sexually assaulted anyone in my life and I completely and categorically deny any such charge,” he continued.

New England Patriots Used Running Game and Defense to Win Sixth Super Bowl Championship

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Prior to this year’s Super Bowl game, the talk was how the Los Angeles Rams were going to stop the passing of Tom Brady. It turns out the emphasis should have been on the running game. Running backs Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead 94 and 43 yards respectively helped control the game and put New England in a position to win.  

It was the first Super Bowl where neither team scored a touchdown after three quarters. One touchdown drive with timely passes to Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski helped get into the end zone and get the only touchdown of the game. An interception by Rams quarterback Jared Goff and a second field goal by Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski sealed the game. Julian Edelman was the MVP of the game with 141 receiving yards.

Mariano Rivera Calls Unanimous Hall of Fame Vote “Amazing”

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Legendary New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera made history by becoming the first MLB player unanimously elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Rivera played 19 seasons, made 13 All-Star appearances and won 5 World Series titles. He also MLB all time saves leader with 652. “Amazing,” said about the feat. “It was a beautiful, long career.” he continued. Click here to see full Hall of Fame voting table.

Is there any debate that Tom Brady is the G.O.A.T?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

With the victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will be heading to the Super Bowl for the fifth time in eight years. This will be a record ninth time that Brady will appear in the Super Bowl. Most of the records that Brady has come from the postseason. I thought I would post the accomplishments in my case to prove that Brady is not only the best quarterback, but the best football player of all time. Some people might argue the talent of Aaron Rodger, or the impact of Lawrence Taylor, but these numbers don’t lie. Continue reading