After Kaepernick initially refused to stand for the national anthem, he spoke with former Green Beret Nate Boyer, who felt it would be more respectful for Kaepernick to kneel if he wished to protest; sparking his decision and others to take a knee to protest. … [Read more...] about Thousands Sign Petition to Bring Kaepernick to Green Bay Packers With Rodgers Out
Those two facts don't immediately appear to match up in any kind of way that could make either party happy, other than that Kaepernick needs and deserves, on balance of his talents, a job in the NFL and the Packers need a starting quarterback, pronto, to replace Aaron Rodgers. Kaepernick's lawyer, Mark Geragos, tweeted out a statement on Monday morning stating that a lawsuit had been filed on behalf of Kaepernick under the terms of the CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) alleging "collusion" by NFL teams and owners in failing to sign the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback since he opted out of his contract with that franchise in March. Kaepernick began kneeling last autumn during the playing of the national anthem before 49ers games in protest at police brutality toward black people in the United States by police. The practice has since become widespread in and outside the NFL and has drawn the ire, notably, of President Donald Trump. … [Read more...] about Could Kaepernick Land in Green Bay? Packers Need an Aaron Rodgers Replacement Fast
A rep for the Packers released a statement saying, "The Packers organization is aware of the situation involving Erik Walden. We are in the process of gathering more information and will refrain from making any further comment." … [Read more...] about Green Bay Packer Erik Walden on Domestic Violence Charges
“I feel a calm resolve, like, I’m not going to let this fire win,” Town Manager Lauren Gill — about to retire on Thursday — told reporter Lizzie Johnson. “I’m not going to let this fire into my town. I feel like I’m standing sentry — not that I can do much, I’m really quite powerless.” … [Read more...] about Bay Briefing: Is it safe to go outside?
In lieu of quick results, officials urge people who get tested to act as though they are sick, staying home and self-quarantining. But this can be hard, especially for the most vulnerable — low-income essential workers who are more likely to be people of color disproportionately affected by the virus. For these people, quarantining at home for more than two weeks could mean missing work and vital income, or struggling to separate from family members in tight quarters. … [Read more...] about Why the time to get back COVID-19 test results in Bay Area ranges from 2 weeks to 2 days