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  2. For its part, ESPN says it punished Simmons because he did not “operate within ESPN’s journalistic standards.” Which begs the question: Just what kind of “journalistic standards” is ESPN feigning to defend here?
     


  3. It’s important that the league get a handle on this and have a zero tolerance.
     

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  6. To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass off for all his life just to gain ratings is… horrific.
     


  7. I didn’t get it right.
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    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on his handling of the Ray Rice incident

    The commissioner announced a new league policy on domestic violence Thursday

     

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  10. Redskins players enter game with raised hands in solidarity with Ferguson protesters

    The gesture is a symbolic nod to Michael Brown, who witnesses says had his hands up when he was shot to death by a police officer

     

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  13. ESPN says it wasn’t making a ‘political statement,’ but the network’s video of Michael Sam receiving the phone call from Rams coach Jeff Fisher¬†telling him he’d been chosen,¬†making him the first openly gay player in football history, might just be your daily cry.