Theodore Johnson's wrestling with respect and protest, with contradictory twin experiences, was the keynote address at the 27th annual Carroll Citizens for Racial Equality Conference. The title? "Respect, Racism and Patriotism: Talking about taking a knee.”
These are unsettled times for the NFL as the Ravens prepare to host the Buffalo Bills in their season opener. The climate around the league is politically charged, with fans from the right and the left saying they're no longer comfortable loving professional football.
Nike’s decision to partner with activist and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in marketing campaigns points to differences between the athletic brand and Under Armour, its Baltimore-based rival, analysts say.
An arbitrator is sending Colin Kaepernick's grievance with the NFL to trial, denying the league's request to throw out the quarterback's claims that owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his protests of social injustice.
Ravens players and coach John Harbaugh offered measured reactions to the NFL’s new national anthem policy on Thursday, saying they’re more focused on their football jobs than on the swirling political controversy involving the league and President Donald Trump.
The protests by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other players during the past two seasons — kneeling during the nation anthem — has drawn awareness to a cause and a major problem in America, but it’s time to move on.
The NFL tried to walk a fine line with the new national anthem policy, protecting the rights of players to act against societal injustice while mollifying fans who felt the protests were disrespectful to our active soldiers and veterans.
With Ravens decision makers reportedly being questioned under oath Thursday as part of Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grievance against the NFL and Robert Griffin III agreeing to a one-year deal Wednesday, it could mark the end of the team’s connection to the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback.
Ozzie Newsome and the Ravens front office responded quickly to the Ryan Grant fallout, signing Michael Crabtree to a three-year deal Friday after the veteran receiver spent the day at the Under Armour Performance Center meeting with team officials.
The Ravens talked with a “high-ranking” military official when the team was deciding whether or not to sign free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, according to a TMZ report. The official cautioned Coach John Harbaugh as to Kaepernick's fit with the team's core values.
Ravens are advertising tickets for ‘sold-out’ games, adjusting to a new NFL reality. That's because so many fans have put their tickets back into the club's official resale online market, another sign of the troubles the NFL faces amid anthem protests, injuries, concussion worries and spotty play.