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Ruling: Student Athletes Are Employees, Can Join Union

Northwestern University football players have asked for the right to join a union, and Wednesday the Chicago region of the National Labor Relations Board decided they could.

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The NFL Proves Why America Needs to Update Its Civil Rights Laws

If ever there was a perfect example of how employment discrimination against gay people operates on a day-to-day basis—and why Congress needs to outlaw such discrimination—the National Football League just provided it.

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Openly Gay Football Player Michael Sam Gets a Standing Ovation From Missouri Fans

At halftime during a basketball game Saturday, Mizzou students and spectators gave a rousing ovation to their star footballer Michael Sam, who is widely expected to become the first openly gay NFL player when he is inevitably drafted in May.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Michael Sam

The NFL hopeful could be another nail in the coffin of sexual hate in professional sports.

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Out of the Closet

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Breaking NFL Barriers

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Will the NFL Make Way for Its First Openly Gay Player?

University of Missouri’s All-American defensive lineman Michael Sam is set to be picked in the early rounds of the National Football League’s May draft. But is the league, known for its “machismo and violence,” ready for an involuntary change in image?

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College Athletes Hope to Find Power in a Union

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Student athletes want more than scholarships for their billion dollar labor, Dr. Jill Stein and Aura Bogado respond to the State of the Union, why the Costco model beats the Walmart model, and arguably the most powerful progressive in the House retires.

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College Athletes Look for Power in a Union

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Student athletes want more than scholarships for their billion dollar labor, Dr. Jill Stein and Aura Bogado respond to the State of the Union, why the Costco model beats the Walmart model, and arguably the most powerful progressive in the House retires.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Chris Kluwe

The Minnesota Vikings punter was fired after he began speaking out in defense of the political rights of gays and lesbians during the 2012 NFL season.

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Hail to the Washingtons

I’m a bit late to the topic, but the Washington, D.C., professional football team really ought to change its name.

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Washington Redskins

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Slap in the Face

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League of Denial

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Head Injuries

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Dirty Secret of Some Pro Sports Leagues: They’re Nonprofits

There’s a ripple of movement in Congress to strip nonprofit status from pro sports businesses such as the NFL and PGA, raising fresh questions about why taxpayers should support billion-dollar entertainment industries.

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Football Violence

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NFL Defends the ‘R-Word’

Responding to a plea from members of Congress to change the Washington Redskins’ bigoted name, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote, “The name is a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect.”

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College Stadium to Be Named After Private Prison Company

Florida Atlantic University’s new 30,000 seat football stadium will bear the name of its sponsor, GEO Group, the second-largest private prison operator in the U.S.

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Brendon Ayanbadejo and ‘The Other Team’

The Super Bowl-winning Baltimore Ravens linebacker holds rank as LGBT hero-of the-moment. His postgame interview with CNN’s Don Lemon showcased his well-informed, well-spoken worldliness, as he declared equality for all, regardless of sexuality or gender expression. 

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Watch: Sandy Hook Chorus Performs With Jennifer Hudson at Super Bowl

“We have come to New Orleans to represent the Sandy Hook Family and the community of Newtown, Connecticut,” a statement from the school said. “Our wish is to demonstrate to America and the world that, ‘We are Sandy Hook and We Choose Love.’ ”

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Manti Te’o and Sports Media

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Ravens Player to Use Super Bowl to Advocate for Gay Marriage

Brendon Ayanbadejo has been an outspoken proponent of the cause, and for LGBT rights in general, since he became one of the first athletes from a major professional sport to publicly announce his support for same-sex marriage in 2009.

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Manti Te’o Gives First Interview After ‘Dead Girlfriend’ Hoax Revealed

Manti Te’o had no involvement in the bizarre hoax involving his “dead girlfriend,” the Notre Dame star linebacker insisted to ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap in his first interview since the story broke Wednesday.

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Nate Silver’s Super Bowl Prediction

The statistician extraordinaire has correctly predicted presidential elections, baseball games and football rankings, which is why his Super Bowl picks warrant a close look.

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Don’t Blame Mike Shanahan

If you are a football fan and are appalled by what happened Sunday and want to find someone to blame, look in the mirror. It is the fans—in the stands and in front of their television sets—who have made football our national sport. Risk and injury are not just a part of the game, they are at its heart.

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Coaches Over the Common Good

This is the microcosmic lesson of the University of Colorado’s recent decision to pay a new football coach $2 million a year. The move - and the reaction to it - is a perfect illustration of America’s values, or lack thereof.

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Watch: NBC’s Costas Talks Gun Control on ‘Sunday Night Football’

It’s not often a televised professional football game gets purposely political. But Sunday night’s matchup did just that after an apparent murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher.

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Replace This Greed

For friends of labor, the revolt against the National Football League’s replacement refs is the most remarkable event since the organization of Henry Ford’s car company into the United Auto Workers union.

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The Dangers of ‘Football Brain’

More than 3,000 former players and their families have filed a class-action lawsuit against the National Football League, alleging that the organization downplayed the risks associated with head injuries and “fostered a culture of violent play.”

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