Colin Kaepernick, the former mediocre NFL quarterback who ignited the take a knee during the national anthem movement, is the face of Nike’s advertising campaign celebrating the company’s 30 years of global human right violations and it’s Just Do It advertising slogan.
Kaepernick has been under contract and paid by Nike while sidelined from the NFL since the end of the 2016 football season. He recently renewed his endorsement contact with the company with a long history of labor violations globally. The company will produce Kaepernick shoes and t-shirts, according to the New York Times.
Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 4th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: News | Tags: Colin Kaepernick, Human Rights, NFL, Nike | 4 Comments »
TRENTON — Air Force One was wheels up from New Jersey Sunday evening. But not before President Donald Trump gave an impromptu press conference on the tarmac at Morristown Municipal Airport. The press conference came after his comments about National Football League owners firing players who kneel during the national anthem sparked a mass increase in… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 25th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Donald Trump, New Jersey | Tags: New Jersey, NFL, NFL Boycott, President Donald Trump | 2 Comments »
Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande
Republican Assemblywomen Caroline Casagrande, Nancy F. Muñoz, Mary Pat Angelini, Amy Handlin, Alison McHose, Holly Schepisi, DiAnne Gove, BettyLou DeCroce, Donna Simon and Maria Rodriguez-Gregg today called for the resignation of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell over his handling on domestic violence issues on the part of NFL players.
The legislators jointly issued the following statement:
When someone sucker punches an innocent woman or takes a switch to his son, something is terribly wrong. The league either delays disciplinary action or issues a slap on the wrist of the offender. The victims are vulnerable to the power of these men. Commissioner Goodell is unsuccessfully trying to appease the fans and advertisers that the league takes these actions seriously. If he were truly serious, he would apologize and submit his resignation over his failure to take immediate steps to prevent these kinds of assaults. The NFL should send a message to society that it will not tolerate these actions, and implement a no-tolerance policy with severe repercussions.
Posted: September 15th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ State Legislature | Tags: Alison McHose, Amy Handlin, BettyLou DeCroce, Caroline Casagrande, DiAnne Gove, Domestic Violence, Donna Simon, Holly Schepisi, Maria Rodriguez-Gregg, Mary Pat Angelini, Nancy F. Muñoz, New Jersey, NFL, NFL Commissioner, Republican Assemblywomen, Roger Goodell | 2 Comments »
Shaneen Allen and her sons Niare and Sincere
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was released by the NFL team today and suspended indefinitely by the league as a result of the public outrage at the video of Rice knocking out his then fiancee that was released by TMZ this morning.
Clearly, the NFL’s move is a public relations and business decision. NFL officials had seen the video prior to suspending Rice for only 2 games and docking his pay for a third.
One has to wonder if Atlantic County Prosecutor James McClain would have accepted Rice into the Pre-Trial Intervention Program had the video become public before the former Rutgers star was given leniency. Rice had been indicted on third degree aggravated assault charges after clocking his wife. The prosecutor said there was enough evidence for a conviction even without Mrs. Rice’s cooperation. Presumably he meant the video. Rice faced five years in prison, but McClain accepted him into the Pre-Trial Invention Program for first offenders. If Rice stays out of trouble until May of next year, he is off the hook, legally, for the assault.
Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 8th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Atlantic City, Atlantic County, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns, Shaneen Allen | Tags: Atlantic County Prosecutor, Chris Christie, Domestic Violence, Gun Rights, Guns, Jame McClain, NFL, Pre-Trial Intervention, Ray Rice, Shaneen Allen | 6 Comments »
ASBURY PARK, NJ – JANUARY 12: NFL player, Christian Peter and WCW World Heaveyweight wrestler, Diamond Dallas Page attends the 2012 Light of Day New Jersey Rock N’ Bowl A Thon at Asbury Lanes on January 12, 2012 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
Former NFL player, admitted alcoholic and convicted sex offender Christian Peter is a member of the host committee for a Governor Christie fundraiser/cocktail party scheduled for April 30th in Middletown.
Political fundraising host committees typically don’t meet. Members names are included on invitations in order to encourage others to attend and contribute to the event and as an acknowledgement of the level of funds the member has agreed to contribute or raise. The invitation to the April 30th event at the DiPiero residence on Navesink River Road can be viewed here.
The committee, chaired by Senator Joe and Susan Kyrillos, is a who’s who of investment banking, medicine, commerce, philanthropy, politics and government in Monmouth County and beyond. Peter’s name sticks out like item from a which item does not belong test.
Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 5th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, Joe Kyrillos | Tags: Ashley DuPree, Chris Christie, Christian Peter, Joe Kyrillos, Mike DuHaime, Nebraska Cornhuskers, NFL, Politicak fundraising, sexual assault, Violence Against Women | 13 Comments »
The highest paid employee of state government is quitting his job.
Rutgers football head coach Greg Schiano has accepted a five year deal to be he head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to ESPN.
Kyle Flood, the Scarlet Knights offensive line coach has been named interim head coach or Rutgers, according to News12.
Posted: January 26th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Greg Schiano Kyle Flood, NFL, Rutgers football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers | 4 Comments »