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TheRealVinsanity wrote: So is Rodgers going to be traded now? If I was him, I would be pissed.
Took a bit of a step backwards last season...wasn't quite as sharp as he's been in the past.
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Drew Brees issues apology via IG



I would like to apologize to my friends, teammates, the City of New Orleans, the black community, NFL community and anyone I hurt with my comments yesterday. In speaking with some of you, it breaks my heart to know the pain I have caused.
In an attempt to talk about respect, unity, and solidarity centered around the American flag and the national anthem, I made comments that were insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing right now as a country. They lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy. Instead, those words have become divisive and hurtful and have misled people into believing that somehow I am an enemy. This could not be further from the truth, and is not an accurate reflection of my heart or my character.
This is where I stand:

I stand with the black community in the fight against systemic racial injustice and police brutality and support the creation of real policy change that will make a difference.
I condemn the years of oppression that have taken place throughout our black communities and still exists today.
I acknowledge that we as Americans, including myself, have not done enough to fight for that equality or to truly understand the struggles and plight of the black community.
I recognize that I am part of the solution and can be a leader for the black community in this movement.
I will never know what it’s like to be a black man or raise black children in America but I will work every day to put myself in those shoes and fight for what is right.
I have ALWAYS been an ally, never an enemy.
I am sick about the way my comments were perceived yesterday, but I take full responsibility and accountability. I recognize that I should do less talking and more listening...and when the black community is talking about their pain, we all need to listen.
For that, I am very sorry and I ask your forgiveness.
Things changed now that I’m a father, I can’t live my life a quarter mile at a time anymore.
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It will be interesting to see how America reacts to Drew Brees.

LeBron Jame vs. Drew Brees... here we go.
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Things changed now that I’m a father, I can’t live my life a quarter mile at a time anymore.
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Things changed now that I’m a father, I can’t live my life a quarter mile at a time anymore.
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sprung wrote:
jalaram wrote: Finally. They've been very resistant even with all the complaints and sometimes protests. But, I think they're now listening because of the sponsors.

Yeah though, what about other teams with just as offensive names such as the Edmonton Eskimos, Cleveland Indians?
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trellaine201 wrote: True. Eskimos is bad. Indians as well.
Cleveland Indians now considering a name change too.
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Strafe1 wrote:
Yeah though, what about other teams with just as offensive names such as the Edmonton Eskimos, Cleveland Indians?
trellaine201 wrote: True. Eskimos is bad. Indians as well.
I never had a clue about how bad the term "Eskimos" was until a couple of years ago. Indians is bad, but not as much as Redskins. Of course, Chief Wahoo didn't help.
Biff88 wrote: Cleveland Indians now considering a name change too.
IMHO, it's only because sponsors are complaining. Money talks.

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