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Heisman candidate Todd Gurley falsely accused of assault, video shows white male committed crime

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:47 pm October 3, 2014 It turns out that Georgia star running back and Heisman Award candidate Todd Gurley was wrongfully accused of assault at a campus bar early Sunday morning. Athens-Clarke County police confirmed that the puncher was actually a white man. 

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Video: Sportscaster James Brown addresses domestic violence during broadcast

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:25 pm September 12, 2014 Sportscaster James Brown took the opportunity to speak about domestic violence before yesterday’s NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens.

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Michael Sam cut from St. Louis Rams

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:29 am September 2, 2014 Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player drafted to the NFL, was cut by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday. The move came as teams in the league reduced their roster to 53 players.

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Teen convicted in Steubenville rape case back on school football team

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:03 pm August 13, 2014 One of two teens convicted in the explosive rape case in Steubenville, Ohio is back on the team. Ma’lik Richmond practiced with the team Monday as a wide receiver. 

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Poll: 80% of NFL players ‘OK’ with having a gay teammate

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:46 pm February 17, 2014 According to a recent poll, 44 out of 51 NFL players said they would be okay with having a gay teammate. ESPN.com’s NFL Nation and ESPN The Magazine released the findings of the anonymous survey on the heels of Former Missouri football player and NFL prospect Michael […]

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Hundreds of Missouri supporters turn out for ‘Stand with Sam’ event for gay football player

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:20 pm February 17, 2014 Hundreds of University of Missouri students, administrators and Columbia residents gathered along Faurot Field Saturday in support of former MU Football player Michael Sam on Saturday. Sam recently came out last week, and a group from Kansas was scheduled to protest the move. 

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Missouri’s Michael Sam could be NFL’s first openly-gay football player

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:49 am February 10, 2014 Michael Sam, a defensive end for the University of Missouri, may become the first openly gay player in the NFL. The SEC co-Defensive Player of the Year announced that he is gay just before the NFL combine is scheduled to begin. He told his teammates last August. 

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Mother of college quarteback under fire for tweet about Jameis Winston’s dialect

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:09 pm January 7, 2014 Yesterday, Florida State University won the college football’s national championship, coming from behind to beat Auburn University. Jameis Winston, who recently won the Heisman Trophy, took home MVP honors after the game. During Winston’s post-game interview, Dee Dee Bonner, the mother of University of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, took to Twitter to ask a […]

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Black men are big stars of the BCS football series, not so much in the classroom

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:35 pm December 12, 2013 Football’s 2014 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is just a few weeks away, and while some of the series’ Black players are stars on the field, many are failing in the classroom.  According to a report released by the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Study of Race […]

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High School football team cancels rest of season due to racist bullying

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:22 pm November 20, 2013 Everyone’s familiar with Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin’s claims that teammate Richie Incognito harassed and bullied him. Now a Massachusetts high school football team has canceled the rest of their season due to similar allegations. Lunenburg High School decided to take action after multiple accounts of […]

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