NFL Postpones Steelers-Titans After Two More Positive Tests

The NFL postponed Sunday’s Pittsburgh Steelers game at Tennessee until later in the season after one additional Titans player and one personnel member tested positive for COVID-19.

The announcement Thursday came one day after the league said it hoped to play the game on Monday or Tuesday. The NFL said a new game date would be announced “shortly.”

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Virus Outbreak Pushes Steelers-Titans to Monday or Tuesday

The Pittsburgh-Tennessee game originally scheduled for Sunday will be played either Monday or Tuesday after a new positive coronavirus test result Wednesday among the Titans, the NFL announced Wednesday.

The NFL said a new date and time would be announced as soon as possible and that the postponement would allow additional time for further testing.

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Outbreak in the NFL: Three Tennessee Titans Players, Five Personnel Test Positive for COVID-19

The Tennessee Titans suspended in-person activities through Friday after the NFL says three Titans players and five personnel tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the first COVID-19 outbreak of the NFL season in Week 4.

The outbreak threatened to jeopardize the Titans’ game this weekend against the Pittsburgh Steelers and posed the first significant in-season test to the league’s coronavirus protocols.

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Broncos Organization Says It Is Proud of Kneeling Players in Monday Night Football Game With Titans, Even as Viewership Plummets 38 Percent

More than 30 players from the Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans knelt in protest during the national anthem prior to their Monday Night Football game, Breitbart reported.

Eighteen Broncos and 13 Titans took a knee and/or raised fists, the outlet said.

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AP Source: NFL to Play Black Anthem Before National Anthem

“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” will be performed live or played before “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to each NFL game during Week 1 and the league is considering putting names of victims of police brutality on helmet decals or jersey patches, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press.

The person said the league is working collaboratively with players to recognize victims of systemic racism throughout the season in a variety of ways. The person spoke to the AP on Thursday on condition of anonymity because discussions between the league and the NFL Players Association are ongoing.

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Minnesota’s Betty McCollum Touts ‘Decade’ of Work to Change Washington Redskins Name

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN-04) praised FedEx and Nike for their efforts to pressure the Washington Redskins into changing the team’s “harmful” name and mascot.

“I have been working on this for almost a decade because I believe all people, including Native Americans, should be treated with dignity and respect – and not dehumanized as mascots,” McCollum said in a statement.

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Wisconsin Legislators Spent Two Days Debating About Colin Kaepernick

Wisconsin legislators spent Tuesday and Wednesday arguing over whether or not ex-NFL star Colin Kaepernick’s name should be included in a resolution honoring Black History Month. According to The Capital Times, the Wisconsin Legislature’s Black Caucus had included Kaepernick’s name in a ceremonial resolution, which honored African Americans who have…

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What a Turn Off: NFL Fans, MSM, and Hollywood Viewers Tune Out Politically Biased Programming

On Monday’s Gill Report – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 1510 WLAC weekdays at 7:30 am – Star News Digital Media National Political Editor Steve Gill talked about the recent decline in ratings due to the political agenda of the NFL, MSM outlets, and Hollywood award shows. He was saddened…

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More NFL National Anthem ‘Kneelers’ at Titans Opening Game, Kaepernick Tweets Praise

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The Tennessee Titans opened their NFL season with an away game in Miami Sunday, where three members of the Dolphins protested the playing of the National Anthem. Two were ‘kneelers’ and one raised a fist. NFL ratings were down as the league kicked off another season three days earlier on…

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President Trump Withdraws Philadelphia Eagles Invite, Plans Patriotic Celebration with Fans Anyway

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President Donald Trump said, in a statement, that the Philadelphia Eagles team is “unable” to attend a White House ceremony this afternoon because they don’t agree with his belief that NFL players should “proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women…

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High School Cheerleaders Are Now Kneeling During The National Anthem

High school cheerleaders are also kneeling during the national anthem, according to a testimony from two high schoolers in Union City, Calif. Two high school students, Sasha Armbrester and Teana Boston, told NPR’s Youth Radio Friday that they are protesting police brutality at football games. Armbrester, a cheerleader for James…

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NFL Player Sits During US National Anthem, Stands for Mexican National Anthem

Marshawn Lynch has been the subject of plenty of national anthem criticism this year. On Sunday, he made a statement even louder, reportedly opting to stand for the Mexican anthem and kneel for the American anthem: Marshawn Lynch sits during the US national anthem, stands for Mexican anyhem pic.twitter.com/8wdaKprEki —…

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NFL Owners Rebuke Dallas Cowboys’ Jerry Jones for ‘Detrimental Conduct’

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been informed by other NFL owners via letter that he is engaging in “conduct detrimental to the league’s best interests,” the New York Times reported on Thursday. The letter was sent to Jones through his attorney, David Boies, on Wednesday, one day after Jones…

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Titans’ Rishard ‘Done with Football’ Matthews Scampers to Locker Room to Protest National Anthem

Tennessee Titans receiver Rishard Matthews said he would “be done with football” if the NFL makes it a requirement for players to stand during the national anthem. It looks like he’s taken it to another level as he went back to the locker room during the national anthem on Monday…

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NFL Officially Made a Change to Their National Anthem Policy

The national anthem has been a hot topic in the National Football League as of late, and a rule change could make things a bit more divisive between the league and its players. While the NFL rulebook has no verbiage about standing for the national anthem, the game operations manual…

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Rep. Diane Black: ‘My Four Seats Will Stay Empty Until the Titans Stand for the Anthem’

Gubernatorial candidate and House Budget Chair Representative Diane Black (TN-06) made news Tuesday on the Hugh Hewitt show when she declared her four season tickets will go unused unless and until the Tennessee Titans stand to honor the flag during the National Anthem. In response to Hewitt’s question regarding her position of…

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NFL May Flag Players Who Kneel For Anthem

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell may signal a penalty on players who disrespect the flag and national anthem. Goodell sent a letter to all 32 NFL teams on Tuesday, Oct. 10 saying the league needs to move on, Business Insider reports. “Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should…

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Commentary: Mike Pence Mocked for Principles the Left Just Can’t Fathom

Mike Pence, post-Colts-49ers walkout, has been mocked mercilessly by a vicious left as little more than a media hog and public relations stuntman for daring to leave the game in protest of players’ national anthem kneeling. The left, the suspicious, mega-partisan, ever-political left, just can’t believe that someone would actually…

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Colin Kaepernick Tweets Winston Churchill’s Famous ‘Lies’ Quote in Response to Reports of Him Standing for the National Anthem

More than a year after Colin Kaepernick first starting kneeling during the national anthem, he is unemployed and looking for NFL work. After reports spread that Kaepernick would stand for the national anthem if a team gave him a chance, the man himself has responded: A lie gets halfway around…

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President Trump Tweets He Is Proud of Vice-President Pence for Walking Out of NFL Game

President Trump said he was “proud” of Vice President Mike Pence for walking out of Sunday’s NFL game in Indianapolis game after an estimated 23 San Francisco players took a knee during the national anthem. “I asked @VP Pence to leave stadium if any players kneeled, disrespecting our country. I…

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Vice President Mike Pence Exits Game After National Anthem Protest

Vice President Mike Pence walked out of an Indianapolis Colts game Sunday when some players kneeled for the national anthem, stoking controversy even as Colin Kaepernick said he would abandon the gesture he began. In the third NFL weekend since US President Donald Trump said league owners should fire players…

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Anheuser-Busch Hesitates: ‘We Have No Plans to End Our NFL Sponsorship’

At the very beginning of the NFL players’ National Anthem “revolt” in mid-September, Anheuser-Busch–once a multi-generation family-owned American business, but now owned by an international conglomerate based in Belgium–posted a short statement voicing their concerns, considering the company’s long-standing partnership with the NFL as one of their largest advertisers. The original…

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Yet Another NASCAR Superstar Enters the Anthem Controversy Fray

austin dillon anthem As much as the NFL has found itself in the middle of the discussion surrounding the national anthem controversy, NASCAR has also found itself being looked at closely, particularly after President Trump singled out the sport for not “[putting] up with disrespecting our country and our flag.”…

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NBA Commissioner: Rules Require Standing for Anthem

Citing a league regulation, NBA commissioner Adam Silver anticipates no protests or demonstrations during the national anthem before games in his league. Speaking Thursday after the NBA’s Board of Governors meetings in New York, Silver said, “We have a rule that requires our players to stand for the anthem. It’s…

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Commentary: NFL Players’ Protests Risk Stadium Funding

American taxpayers shelled out billions of dollars to build the stadiums that National Football League players are now using to stage their kneel-down protests of the national anthem. The players say they have a right to express their displeasure with racism in the U.S. with their protests, but lawmakers say…

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Charlie Daniels Speaks Out on the National Anthem Protest ‘Kneelers’

Charlie Daniels is never afraid to speak his mind when it comes to political matters, and he’s got a lot of thoughts on the current controversy surrounding NFL athletes kneeling during the national anthem. During an interview with nationally syndicated radio show “Big D and Bubba,” Charlie said, “I think…

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Letter to the Editor: NFL Athletes Have a Right to Protest, I Have a Right to Never Watch the NFL Again

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Dear Tennessee Star, I spent ten years serving this nation in uniform. My dad served four years when he was young. My son retired from the Air Force, serving honorably with multiple tours in the Middle East. I have friends who made careers serving in the military. One in particular…

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U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn Files Resolution on National Anthem Manners

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-7) on Monday introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives that reiterates U.S. Code on the manners to be displayed during the playing of the national anthem. “Persons present who are not in uniform or are not members of the Armed Forces or veterans ‘should…

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Super Bowl Champ Derek Wolfe on National Anthem Protests: ‘If You Don’t Think We Are the Greatest Country, Then Why Do You Stay?’

While plenty of players around the NFL protested the national anthem following President Donald Trump’s “son of a bitch” comments, at least one player didn’t agree with the decisions. Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe discussed the protests with ESPN’s Josina Anderson, via Pro Football Talk: “I stand because I…

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Media Lauds, Fans Outraged as Aspiring Country Music Singer Meghan Linsey Takes a Knee at Tennessee Titans Game

  The Tennessee Titans decided as a team to boycott the National Anthem Sunday, but that was not the only protest fans were treated to prior to the game. Aspiring country music star and habitual singing competition contestant Meghan Linsey who – by her own admission “didn’t even think about…

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