LeBron James said he will not join San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's protest against the way African-Americans are treated in this country and kneel during the national anthem during Cleveland Cavaliers games this season.
Former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy, who remains unsigned after a tumultuous 2015 season revolving around his domestic violence case in North Carolina, has been arrested on a cocaine possession charge in Texas. Jail spokesman Tim Weed in the Dallas suburb of Richardson said Hardy was arrested early Monday and booked on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. He was released on $5,000 bond Monday afternoon.
Before the San Francisco 49ers left for Sunday's game in Seattle, quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to be a spectator at a local high school game. Kaepernick traveled to Sunnyvale, just down the road from Levi's Stadium, on Friday night to watch Oakland's Castlemont High take on King's Academy. Kaepernick had heard of Castlemont players joining his protest against racial inequality and oppression during the playing of the national anthem in a previous week and wanted to offer his support by showing up to a game.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's protest of kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games, citing racial injustice and police brutality, has sparked a major reaction across the sports world. During the NBA's media days around the country on Monday, players and coaches spoke out about the social issues the U.S. is facing. San Antonio Spurs' coach Gregg Popovich gave a pointed response when asked his thoughts about social unrest in the country.
Nobody offered specific plans, but Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford said during the team's media day on Monday that the organization is "in conversations now about ways that we can help" a city ravaged in recent days by turmoil.