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College Coach Canned for Racist Stacey Abrams Tweet

Assistant coach Chris Malone no longer with University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team

(Newser) - An assistant coach for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's football team no longer has a job after penning a racist tweet voicing his frustrations over the recent results of the Georgia Senate races. ESPN reports Chris Malone was fired Thursday, with both Mocs head coach Rusty Wright and...

NFL Hands Down $1M in Fines Over Face Masks

Head coaches for Broncos, Seahawks, 49ers now owe $100K each for not following safety protocols

(Newser) - A week after the NFL warned its coaches and teams about following proper safety protocols regarding COVID-19, the league has now handed down more than $1 million in fines, including to three head coaches. Sources tell ESPN that Vic Fangio of the Denver Broncos, the Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll, and...

He Slammed Biden at GOP Convention. Now, a Big Honor

President Trump announces ex-Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz to get Medal of Freedom

(Newser) - Lou Holtz gave an impassioned speech at the Republican National Convention last month praising President Trump. Now, the favor is being returned, with the nation's highest civilian honor thrown in for good measure. On Friday, Trump announced he'll bestow the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the former Notre...

An NFL Legend Is Dead at 90

Former Dolphins coach Don Shula has the league's only perfect season

(Newser) - He coached the 1972 Miami Dolphins to a perfect 17-0 record, culminating with a Super Bowl win. No NFL coach before or since matched that feat by Don Shula. The 90-year-old died "peacefully at his home," the team announced Monday, reports TMZ . No cause of death was announced...

Coach Says He's Sorry That 'Some' People Were Offended

Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy apologizes for his coronavirus remarks

(Newser) - Oklahoma State's football coach apologized Saturday for comments he made about the coronavirus pandemic—which is only fueling a fresh round of eye-rolls from critics. "I have been made aware that comments from my press conference have offended some," Mike Gundy said in a statement, per USA ...

Beleaguered Cowboys Pick a New Coach

Green Bay veteran Mike McCarthy will replace Jason Garrett

(Newser) - The Dallas Cowboys didn't take long to settle on Mike McCarthy as their coach after waiting a week to announce they were moving on from Jason Garrett, per the AP . McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl at the home of the Cowboys nine years ago as Green Bay's...

Winningest Football Coach in History Is Dead

John McCissick was 93

(Newser) - Sports fans, quick: Name the winningest football coach in US history. Chances are you didn't come up with the name John McKissick. But as the AP reports, the longtime coach at Summerville High in Summerville, South Carolina, racked up 621 victories in his lifetime—making him the most successful...

NFL Team Mulls Condi Rice for Head Coach: Report

Or so says an anonymous league source

(Newser) - The Cleveland Browns next head coach could be ... Condoleezza Rice? So says ESPN in a somewhat vague report about the Browns wanting to interview her for the position. Browns GM John Dorsey said last week he might hire a woman for the job, and spoke well of the former secretary...

NFL Coach Snorts Powder in Video, Loses $3M Job

Chris Foerster of Miami Dolphins resigns, says he'll get help

(Newser) - A video meant for one person's eyes has just cost one of the highest-paid assistant coaches in the NFL his job, reports ESPN . Chris Foerster, the offensive line coach for the Miami Dolphins, resigned Monday morning after video emerged of him snorting a white powder before a team meeting....

The NFL Has Its First Full-Time Female Coach

Buffalo Bills make history with hire of Kathryn Smith

(Newser) - The Buffalo Bills made a power run through a glass ceiling on Wednesday by hiring Kathryn Smith, the first full-time female member of coaching staff in NFL history. Smith, who has worked in the NFL since 2003 and joined the Bills last year as an administrative assistant to head coach...

Kids' Football Coach Paralyzed at Team Party

Jonathan Magwood was jumping into foam pit with players

(Newser) - The coach of a youth football team in Georgia might be paralyzed for life after a freak accident at an end-of-season celebration, reports USA Today . Jonathan Magwood, 28, was with his 10-and-under Union City Eagles team at a rec facility when he tried to do a flip from a trampoline...

Arkansas Axes Coach Petrino Over Motorcycle Babe

Married dad put lover, 25, on college payroll

(Newser) - Arkansas Razorbacks football coach Bobby Petrino has been canned after the married dad of four confessed to having a volleyball-playing lover half his age whom he put on the college payroll. Petrino's secret life came to light following a motorcycle accident earlier this month while he was riding with...

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