With the Ferguson riots dominating all national headlines last week, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny speaks out on the horrors going on right in his team’s hometown. The riots started after an unarmed black teenager, Mike Brown, was shot by a white police officer of the Ferguson Police Department. Brown was wearing a red Cardinals hat the days of the incident, and since then rioters of all races have gone out in Cardinals gear as a way of representing whom Brown was. When asked to speak on the situation, Matheny responded saying that “It’s a sad situation. It’s a tough situation for our city and hopefully all the voices that are trying to get this resolved get this resolved quickly.”
Eagles Lineman Brandon Graham Fined more than Trent Williams for Unsportsmanlike Conduct in NFC Championship
Brandon Graham, a defensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles, attracted the wrath of the NFL on Saturday. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Graham was reportedly fined $13,261 for his unsportsmanlike behavior in the NFC championship game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Given that Graham was not punished for gratuitous violence throughout the competition, the news is unexpected. When the league watched the game’s video, which the Eagles won 31-7, it must have seen something the officials did not.