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MessagePosté le: Sam 2 Déc - 07:55 (2017) Sujet du message: Bennett says Avril came close to being paralyzed after ‘lif Répondre en citant



 especially one where you could have easily been paralyzed. It's something that you have to be able to try to move forward past. It's always devastating to lose a guy and his future is uncertain. Nobody knows what is going to happen and for me I take that personally.","It's one of those things where you want to be able to walk away from the game the way you want to walk away from the game. And to suffer an injury of any magnitude


Coach Pete Carroll has said Avril and Kam Chancellor, who also suffered a neck injury, Carroll said., are consulting with doctors and family members about the future of their careers. Avril underwent surgery Tuesday on a disk in his neck


Bennett said it's tough for fans to understand the real life repercussions of game injuries.


" he said. "And when guys are really injured for life-altering injuries. I'm not talking about achilles or ACL. I'm talking about neck injuries and those type of injuries that can last forever. Those are the types of injuries that fans don't understand what you go through personally.","A lot of times fans aren't connected to the injury part of the game. They're more connected to whether their fantasy league points are high or fantasy league points are low


The club has been very supportive, just like a family., Bennett said


"For him and me and the rest of the guys it's a personal journey that we are going through with him as he goes through it. So we're making sure he has a lot of people who care about him. This is a great organization that continuously shows it cares about its players unlike most teams in the NFL, but that doesn't make it any easier."," Bennett said. "Injuries are a part of the game


 the San Francisco 49ers’ Eric Reid said he’s been told the NFL is planning to allow owners to shift money that’s been pledged to other charitable giving campaigns into a newly announced,In an interview with Slate on Thursday,Womens Breno Giacomini Jersey, seven-year $89 million program to fund social justice causes. This apparent plan to redistribute funding from breast cancer awareness and military service initiatives was one of a number of reasons Reid says he has walked away from the Players Coalition. That group, led the way in striking a tentative deal with the NFL this week., led by the Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins and retired wide receiver Anquan Boldin


League officials have reportedly expressed hope that this new, Jenkins announced on Thursday that he will cease to raise his fist during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Reid,Womens C. J. Fiedorowicz Jersey, nearly $100 million program would end the practice of players protesting during the national anthem. Indeed, though, law enforcement/community relations and education.”, Jenkins is the only protesting player who supports this deal with the league,Womens Kareem Jackson Jersey, says that as far as he knows, which ESPN reported on Thursday will focus on “projects dealing with criminal justice reform


Reid says Jenkins mentioned the idea that the league might shuffle money around during conversations with Reid and other players. “In the discussion that we had,” Reid said in an interview with Slate. “So it would really be no skin off the owners’ backs: They would just move the money from those programs to this one.”, Malcolm conveyed to us—based on discussions that he had with the NFL—that the money would come from funds that are already allocated to breast cancer awareness and Salute to Service


“We didn’t agree with that,Womens Shane Lechler Jersey, because we weren’t trying to cut other worthy programs,” he added, to leave the Players Coalition. “They moved forward anyways.” (Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas and Los Angeles Chargers offensive lineman Russell Okung joined Reid on Wednesday in announcing their decisions to leave the Players Coalition.*), discussing his and other players’ decision,Womens Ryan Griffin Jersey, announced on Wednesday


 it would be ironic that the NFL is shifting funds away from this troop-supporting initiative when the protesting players have been attacked for supposedly disrespecting the military with their social justice protest.,Salute to Service is the league’s program “supporting military personnel” and “raising awareness for the sacrifices they make on our behalf.” If Reid is correct


“It would really be no skin off the owners’ backs: They would just move the money from those programs to this one.” Eric Reid


Reid said he believes the NFL wanted to make the deal as palatable as possible to owners by offering them the opportunity to shift funds rather than open their wallets. If the owners paid for the seven-year, $89 million program out of their own pockets,000 per year., it would cost each of the 32 NFL franchises slightly less than $400


“[NFL Commissioner] Roger Goodell is trying to make this as easy for the owners to agree to as possible so that—again,Womens Marcus Peters Jersey, their goal is to end the protests, Look you really don’t have to do anything. We’re just going to shift this money from this area and just move it here.”,” Reid said. “He’s trying to make it as easy possible to do that for the owners. He’s going to present them with a proposal saying


 the NFL had not responded to a request from Slate for comment on Reid’s claims. A representative for Jenkins likewise had not responded to a request for comment.,As of Thursday afternoon


Reid also confirmed a report in Slate published earlier on Thursday that laid out some of his objections to the proposal. That piece indicated he had received a message prior to the deal’s completion asking, “Would you be willing to end the protests if they made a donation?” Reid told reporters on Wednesday—and confirmed to Slate on Thursday—that Jenkins had been the one to ask him that question. “At no point did we ever communicate that an agreement with the NFL would end the protests, so for him to come to that point with the league, per ESPN., it was the last straw for me,” Reid said


 Reid said he doesn’t believe the Jenkins-led group that agreed to the deal with the NFL spoke for many—or possibly any—of the players who have knelt and sat during the national anthem in contravention of the league’s wishes.,In his interview with Slate


While there have been reports that more than 40 players have been involved in Jenkins’ Players Coalition, 17 players have participated in group chat discussions about the proposed deal, Reid says “that’s not accurate as it relates to this proposal.” According to Reid, and not all of those players have been involved on every call in which the proposal was outlined. “Based on my understanding, nine or so players who don’t protest who were in agreement with the proposal.”,” Reid told Slate. “That leaves a remaining, every player who was actually protesting [aside from Jenkins] was not in agreement [with] this proposal, I guess


Reid said it was his belief that the Jenkins-brokered deal had the official backing of less than 1 percent of the league’s nearly 1, none of whom have knelt or sat during the anthem. The NFL Players Association—the union that represents the league’s players—told Slate on Wednesday that it was “not directly involved” in the discussions over the new proposal and could not comment.,700 rostered players


 although the league hoped the players would.,ESPN reported on Thursday that Goodell had been “furious” to learn that not all of the protesting players had agreed to the deal. ESPN also reported that there was “no implicit quid pro quo” in that deal for players to stop their anthem protests


 that they would expect us to stop protesting.”,Reid believes there was in fact an expectation that players would stop their protests. He says Jenkins told him “that he left the conversation [with a league official] with a strong feeling that once they made a monetary contribution


Reid also questioned whether players who had stood by the coalition but had declined to protest were actually putting anything at risk. “I think [it’s] obvious, “that these are people who have not sacrificed their careers,” he said, who Malcolm is using as his backing to say that the coalition is in agreement.”


 filed a grievance with the league earlier this year alleging that teams and possibly the league itself had either explicitly or implicitly colluded to keep him out of the NFL. Reid has written in the New York Times that he is “aware that my involvement in this movement means that my career may face the same outcome as Colin’s.” The 25-year-old safety will be a free agent after this season. As the Mercury News noted on Wednesday,Reid’s former teammate Colin Kaepernick, his outspokenness could, at the very least, the first player to protest during the anthem, depress the value of any potential free agent contract he might sign. Even so, Reid says he will continue to kneel.


In addition to his concerns about the substance of the deal between players and the NFL, Reid said, Reid also questioned its timing. He said Goodell initially told him and other players that the league could present a proposal to owners either now or in March. The latter timetable,Authentic C. J. Fiedorowicz Jersey, would have given the players plenty of time to hash out disagreements and have the proposal reviewed by legal representation.


“We [players] made an agreement that there would be task force that … would have all communications with the NFL, he had another communication with the NFL,” Reid said. “Malcolm stepped outside of that task force, then [earlier this week] he [came] back and [said],Authentic Kareem Jackson Jersey, ‘We are ready to announce the partnership on Thursday.’ ”


Reid continued: “When he asked me if I would end the protest in exchange for the donation and to announce the partnership for the proposal on Thursday, ‘Dude, I was like, no.’ ”


Reid postulated that the urgency of the deal—and the pressure he sensed had been placed on Jenkins to accept it—might have to do with a scheduled Dec. 13 owners meeting that will reportedly be devoted to Goodell’s contract negotiations.


On Wednesday,Authentic Shane Lechler Jersey, a league source told Slate that any suggestion that the deal was somehow related to Goodell’s contract negotiations was “absurd.”


Reid also questioned whether the $89 million the NFL has pledged to social justice causes would be spent in a way that benefits the issues he cared about.


” Reid said. “It’s basically going to be an NFL Cares, referring to a league public service announcement campaign. ESPN reported last month that an early proposal for a league campaign around social justice issues involved “a request for a huge marketing budget.” As Deadspin put it on Thursday,“It’s a charade, this is a typical maneuver for the NFL. “That’s essentially what the league has done with its previous social causes like domestic violence,Authentic Ryan Griffin Jersey, breast cancer, and CTE research,” he added, the NFL’s first interest appeared to be in running commercials touting how much the NFL cares, where,Authentic Marcus Peters Jersey, in each case,” Barry Petchesky wrote.


On Wednesday, ESPN laid out some details of the NFL’s proposed plan:


The agreement calls for national funds to be allocated accordingly: 25 percent to the United Negro College Fund; 25 percent to Dream Corps; and 50 percent to the Players Coalition, the coalition hired The Hopewell Fund to oversee and advise the group,Authentic Derrick Johnson Jersey, which has filed 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) paperwork for nonprofit status as a fiscally sponsored project. This week, which hopes to work with grass-roots and nonprofit organizations.


Reid said it’s his understanding that the unallocated funds—apparently 50 percent of the total outlay—would be spent based on recommendations from a working group of players and league and team officials. That group would have 12 members, Reid said, seven of whom would represent the interests of the league office or NFL teams. This, would essentially allow that money to be controlled by the league.


Reid would like the NFL to spend money to address issues of racial inequality in the criminal justice system, and mass incarceration reform. Jenkins, too, lack of police accountability in brutality cases, has provided continual, fervent support for the causes.


Even if this deal between the Players Coalition and the league goes forward, he will continue to protest. He will do so even if it costs him his job, Reid told Slate, as appears to have happened to his friend Colin Kaepernick.


” he said. “I did it and I still do it because I believe it’s worth letting people know that if we do this together,“I feel like I would be a hypocrite not to use my platform to speak up for people who are facing oppression in this country, if we stand up together we can make change.”


“The end isn’t in sight in this country” when it comes to systematic oppression of minorities in the United States, for me, he added. “So, protesting is the only way I feel comfortable with saying I’m doing the right thing.”



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