Baseball is making news, which overtook our usual NFL segment on WISE Sports Radio. Mookie Betts signed a gargantuan 12-year, $365 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. And baseball players are kneeling during the National Anthem.
The conversation did turn to football, however, with Antonio Brown asking the NFL to complete its investigation into sexual assault allegations and a battery charge. And if Dan Snyder’s Washington Football Team doesn’t have enough to deal with, the Fritz Pollard Alliance is taking issue with the organization’s hiring practices.
Social justice advocacy is becoming an increasingly prominent issue among athletes and it’s encouraging to see many use their platforms to bring attention to systemic racism and police violence. Baseball has been behind the other sports in expressing its views and appears to be making up for that now.
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