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He Helped the 49ers Win, Then Revealed He Lost His Baby

Marquise Goodwin played amid tragedy on Sunday

(Newser) - A tale of heartache and strength in the sports world: Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin blew a kiss toward the heavens Sunday as he scored an 83-yard touchdown that helped the San Francisco 49ers trump the New York Giants 31-21, reports ESPN . Later, he revealed what had happened hours earlier. In... More »

Trump: I Told Pence to Leave Colts Game If 49ers Kneeled

And leave he did

(Newser) - Vice President Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts game early Sunday after more than 20 of the 49ers players kneeled during the national anthem. Pence, the former governor of Indiana, was in Indianapolis to celebrate Peyton Manning's jersey retirement and induction into the Colts' Ring of Honor during Sunday's... More »

NFL's Marshawn Lynch Wears 'Everybody vs. Trump' T-Shirt

Fewer players took a knee before Sunday's games

(Newser) - "Very important that NFL players STAND tomorrow, and always, for the playing of our National Anthem," President Trump tweeted Saturday. He did not get his wish, though fewer players decided to take a knee during the national anthem before Sunday's games, Reuters reports. Many players, however, knelt... More »

Katie Sowers Has Broken an NFL Barrier

She's the 1st openly gay coach in NFL history

(Newser) - Katie Sowers—new San Francisco 49ers assistant coach and second woman ever to coach full-time in the NFL—is also the first openly gay coach—man or woman—in major American men's professional sports, Deadspin reports. Sowers discussed her sexuality for the first time publicly Tuesday on Outsports . "... More »

Colin Kaepernick's Days of Kneeling for Anthem Are Over

The quarterback says he'll be standing next season

(Newser) - Colin Kaepernick is declaring victory and ending his protest of the national anthem, ESPN reports. After kneeling for the anthem during every game of 2016, the quarterback says he'll stand during the 2017 NFL season. According to USA Today , Kaepernick started kneeling to protest police brutality and racial inequality.... More »

Kaepernick to Start First NFL Game This Year

San Francisco 49ers QB's reaction: 'Let's go'

(Newser) - Colin Kaepernick is in the news again, though not for anything related to his national anthem protests . Kaepernick will be the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills—a role he hasn't held since last November, NFL.com reports. The controversial player has... More »

Cops May Stop Providing Security at 49ers Games

Police union says Kaepernick is creating a 'hostile work environment'

(Newser) - If Colin Kaepernick is going to continue boycotting the national anthem in protest of police brutality, then the police might just boycott the San Francisco 49ers in protest of Colin Kaepernick. NBC Bay Area reports the Santa Clara police union has threatened to stop providing security for 49ers games unless... More »

2nd 49er Joins Kaepernick Protest

They took a knee for the anthem in San Diego

(Newser) - Colin Kaepernick once again refused to stand when the national anthem was played before a game Thursday night—and this time, he wasn't alone. 49ers safety Eric Reid also knelt as a Navy officer sang the anthem at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Reid—... More »

Kaepernick Won't Stand Until Oppression Stops

He's not worried about being cut from team

(Newser) - Colin Kaepernick may have made himself America's least popular football player with his refusal to stand for the national anthem , but he isn't backing down, ESPN reports. The San Francisco 49er told reporters Sunday that he won't stand for the anthem until America stops oppressing black people.... More »

After Kaepernick's Stand, His Jerseys Burn

Which one writer thinks is pretty silly

(Newser) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick declined to stand for the national anthem on Friday rather than "show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people." An "incredible backlash" was predicted , and has followed. The latest:
  • The backlash isn't coming from the 49ers,
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49ers QB Won't Stand for National Anthem

Colin Kaepernick is protesting treatment of black people in US

(Newser) - Before Friday's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a stand by not standing for the national anthem. It's a decision NFL.com reports will likely lead to "incredible backlash" against him. “I am not going to stand up... More »

NFL Rookie Retiring Over Brain Injury Fears

SF 49er Chris Borland, 24, is leaving the NFL to avoid head trauma

(Newser) - It's a move that Dan Diamond, writing for Forbes , frames as what could be "the beginning of the beginning of the end … for the NFL's reign as the nation's most popular sport." San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Chris Borland yesterday told ESPN's Outside ... More »

49ers Linebacker Busted in Airport Bomb Threat

Aldon Smith could face year in prison

(Newser) - More legal trouble for the San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith: The linebacker-defensive end was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday for indicating he had a bomb, reports ESPN . Police say Smith became belligerent and uncooperative after being selected for secondary screening and was arrested in the gate area after... More »

Seahawks Beat 49ers, Are Super Bowl-Bound

They'll face Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII after a 23-17 win

(Newser) - "Every ounce of your energy, every moment spent watching film has been worth it, because we made it." Indeed. So said Seattle Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman, whose game-saving deflection in the end zone with 22 seconds left was caught by teammate Malcolm Smith to clinch the 23-17... More »

49ers Linebacker Faces Gun Charges After Party Shootout

Assault weapons found after violent fracas

(Newser) - Embattled 49ers star Aldon Smith has been charged with three counts of illegally possessing assault weapons, stemming from a party-turned-shootout at his San Jose-area abode last year. According to prosecutors, Smith, 24, was hosting upward of 100 people at his home last June when someone pulled a gun on the... More »

At Seahawks Game, Cops Dress as ... 49ers Fans

Fans are having a hard time keeping their hands to themselves

(Newser) - Apparently, Seattle Seahawks fans have gotten thuggish to the point that police are going undercover for today's game—dressed in 49ers jerseys, in a tactic aimed squarely at curbing fan fights and attacks. "The goal here is to get people to be on their best behavior," says... More »

Fan Falls to His Death at 49ers Game

And 2 others were hurt in Indianapolis

(Newser) - It looks like football isn't just hazardous to the players' health—it might be hazardous to fans, too. A man died at Candlestick Park in San Francisco yesterday, falling from an elevated walkway just after the kickoff in the 49ers-Packers game. Witnesses tell the AP that the man appeared... More »

Weirdest. Super Bowl. Ever.

Writers react to the blackout, the no-call, and the almost comeback

(Newser) - America is basically talking about five things today: The blackout , the no-call , Beyonce , the bad ads , and the 49ers' near-comeback . And that's not even touching on the F-bomb , the 108-yard-return, the Sandy Hook kids , or any number of other subplots that made this "a truly cool Super Bowl,... More »

Ravens Win Super Bowl, 34-31

They survive power outage at Superdome to beat 49ers

(Newser) - The Baltimore Ravens are your Super Bowl champions with a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. It was a crazy second half: The lights in the Superdome went out for about a half-hour early in the third quarter with Baltimore up 28-6. (Maybe Beyonce's halftime show used up... More »

49er: We Don't Want Gays Playing

Chris Culliver: 'They gotta get up outta here'

(Newser) - San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver says he doesn't want gay players on his team. "I don't do the gay guys, man," he told Artie Lange in an interview. "We don't got no gay people on the team; they gotta get up out of... More »

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