The magazine GQ has named the former 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, its "Citizen of the Year" for starting the protest that became a movement in the NFL. Unfortunately, he has “…been vilified by millions and locked out of the NFL -- all because he took a knee to protest police brutality," GQ wrote in a news release about the cover. ‘Colin Kaepernick's determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson -- athletes who risked everyt
Consider J.J. Watt. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year launched a fund on YouCaring.com to raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 26 with an initial goal of $200,000. At the time, he considered that to be a sizable yet attainable goal. Watt recently closed the fundraiser after raising an astonishing $37,097,298, which is more than 185 times his initial objective. I am not sure he would want to be on the cover of GQ (consider my other blog titled “The
On November 11, just last week, another player, Roy Miller of the Kansas Chiefs was arrested on domestic abuse. On August 18, Michael Bowie, of the NY Giants, was arrested for domestic violence just one day after Sean Smith, Oakland, was charged with felony assault for an incident in Pasadena, Calif., on July 4, accused of stomping on head of sister's boyfriend. Dante Fowler, who plays for Jacksonville, was arrested in July for hitting a man who criticized his driving in St.