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"jesse washington" Discussed on KQED Radio
"It's morning edition from NPR news I'm Steve Inskeep and I'm Rachel Martin Antonio brown says he is done playing in the NFL he announced in a tweet yesterday the free agent wide receiver was released from two separate teams this month the Oakland Raiders and then the New England Patriots brown is being investigated by the NFL for rate as well as other accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior additionally a lawsuit alleges that he also intimidated one of his accusers we're gonna go now Jesse Washington he's a senior writer at the undefeated thanks so much for being with us Jesse thank you we should just note you were the reporter who uncovered who broke the story and actually about the allegations against Antonio brown what do you make of this that he says he's no longer company on file. well it just to be clear I wrote a year ago about the allegations of his troubling behavior and S. I broke the story recently with the women I think that this is a part of a long time pattern that I I'm covered in my reporting and that had been ignored in the face of his spectacular production on the field but this is a person who is for some years now has had a lot of trouble just relating to people and living a normal life without problems without blow ups without sending threatening messages to people without very problematic relationships and now it's all coming to at yeah actually personally attacked you verbally after you're referring to any that's correct he did tweet a threat at me when my story came out but at that time he was he had been really given a pass for all of his behavior and really what I found in my reporting band and also in a recent piece that I did is that he has not been held accountable at all for any of his actions and he always plays the victim role I know that that's a charge freeze in our political landscape what I mean by that is that Antonio brown causes problems for himself and then says that he's being victimized by other people most recently he has tweeted out that he was victimized by these owners who work don't want him on their team and their not being fair to him so it's time for him to really kind of get back to reality and understand what's really going on so what is his future I mean the investigations of the NFL's lunch they're not over yet right nothing's been concluded and there are no criminal charges against him right now there have been no criminal charges yet and it is important to note that Britney Taylor the woman who accused him of sexual assault is not pursuing a criminal case that is the civil case so that's important to know however his future is is once the NFL concludes what his punishment will be and it's not going to be a lifetime ban in all of it in all likelihood. once that happened somebody will want to sign in and he will be back on the field because he is that good this is one of the best pass catchers to ever play football and we've seen time and time again the NFL that talent trumps everything else the NFL's long been criticized for how it handles players who've been accused of sexual assault assault or domestic violence does the Antonio brown episode tell us I mean has the NFL changing how it thinks about these things. I don't think that the NFL changes how it is changing how things about these things Antonio brown played in week one with these allegations still out there and so the NFL's about entertainment about money in about winning and that's what he brings to the table. Jesse Washington the of the undefeated we appreciate your analysis of.
"jesse washington" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Offense of line which is one of the strength of their teams and you have Herbert which is one of the best quarterbacks in the in the country and it seems to me that's were that's were all be looking who's going to win that battle is it's organs offense of line to win the battle or as in most cases when the pac twelve plays the SEC they're just overwhelmed with the the the the dept and the talent of the defense of lines yeah I mean I'm sure we've all watch the games right whether it's Jesse Washington and Oregon you know the chest I think it's on the office of winds too for the other team yeah how does messages bigger those teams have got more clothes on the line of scrimmage and Auburn's got a bunch of guys that are going to be in the NFL next year and is working to hold up right and is Oregon's defense of line get a hold up against Auburn and to me it's gonna be in order to washing could deal which was scored touchdowns in the red cells right the house he spent like half the game inside the twenty and they just kept getting field goal and you gotta be able to make when the you know that field is so small and and you've got that gigantic because of one on the other side you gotta you gotta be able to make some plays and I think that's what it's going to be all about aborted can get the answer a couple times early on I think that is going to kind of set them up to have a shot to win right otherwise they can't they're not gonna win just kicking field goals and that's with us he's end up doing we are hanging out with John Wilder his pac twelve newsletter is a must read if you are a west coast college football fan.
"jesse washington" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
"The week you take it you know when I am you know what I provide this team but yet no no one's really holding you accountable for the things that you may have said for the things that you aren't doing behind closed doors that becomes an issue and when you do get paid and you feel like okay now. I have some more leverage I have some. Let's say you're GonNa Start saying the things that other guys aren't saying because you want to know how it goes in the locker room the guy with the most money and the guy with the most pool everybody in the locker room saying man. You need very so some. You don't want to say something to being you. Say something the Tom Linen. He'll listen so that that's an his ear so then he says something and then it's all on him well. He's really being the voice that everybody else doesn't have they've living vicariously through his actions in what he's saying and so I think with Jon Gruden. He's GonNa be great because he's the biggest antics he's the biggest showman it's all about him and he's going to love the way he works. As long as that production. You hit the nail on the head. As long as that production six instill stays there. I'll take the drums so just remember that part of the drama is like Aby not showing up on a Saturday before a game a being late to everything and so what Jon Gruden has done and it's appropriate you're wearing green jacket is he's way green flag aby. Do go whenever you want to do. I'm going to justify it. I'm on a rationalize it. He has set he's <music> set loose A._B.. To do whatever he wants and the rest of those guys are going to follow because as Y'all know whether the production backs it up sixty percent of that locker room built man. I'm just as good as him. All I need is the opportunity where what sixty percent aby yes. We're given the opportunity. There are pro six with him. There guys think that they're bailing A._B.. Yes they might this but I'm gonNA. Let's go I understand what are you saying. This is true. We have confidence but we stupid you right but guys think that they're better than what they are because of the lack of opportunities yeah yes in A._B.. Treated that way I'm GonNa Dude. You know what's weird about this. Treatment is such a short shelf life in terms of how long he was an issue in Pittsburgh when you say he's being laid to the meetings where you say that Abe is missing Saturday. That's when the casts out the bag as you said this do took the Jairo for so low at look you own a house on the Harrow but you're GonNa rent that apartment on the low right every now and then you gotta go down there. Remind them Bra. I'm only doing this because I'm trying to be a team team player and that's what Abo got caught up in. He got caught up in finally you guys are not GonNa fix this hour fix. This and it's going to be problem. You know we all know the things you get caught for. Just mask all the things you got way with yeah no it so they went public with what A._B.. was doing after it was like man we we've been eating Lada. Do we bet on the quarterback. Oh that is we gotta pick one. We're GONNA bet on the quarterback you you. You got your franchise quarterback over your wide receiver who you can paint in this. What I'm saying AV was called on a lot of problems in Pittsburgh that we never heard about it was tolerated? They were winning. He was so productive active it hadn't turned into a hot mess where he and being where at each other's throats Juju hadn't arrived as a productive player that said him off even being one call them out on a Radio Show D. Lineman no question but but I'm just saying Eh. We know that we've just heard a little tiny tidbit again. I go back to my boy. Jesse Washington undefeated the wrote a whole expose on all the crap A._B._C.'s doing off the field. All the disputes with all kinds of people paints a pretty clear picture..
"jesse washington" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
"Hey, I can make this block over here wrong. God you can see Dante hot tower guest Jared Goff celebration. Number one that dude of the super another patriots defensive player. The didn't get one vote for MVP ridiculous air, brother. Thank sell. Let's move now to a guy who's been making the wrong kind of headlines Antonio Brown who has been brought in all kinds of controversy of late with reported friction between him and the Steelers leading many speculate. The Brown is on his way out of Pittsburgh. But now TMZ reports that Brown was involved in domestic dispute last month. And while the police were called no arrests was made Brown's lawyer says the report is baseless and false, but the NFL will investigate the incident. All right. I we're not gonna lit a gate whether it's any truth to this deal. What we will litigated is I stay away from Antonio Brown. There's too much smoke. There's too many. If you go friend of mine, Jesse Washington for the undefeated wrote a great piece about a year ago about all the different off the field issues that Antonio Brown has if I'm a team I'm afraid he caused a lot of money. He's thirty some odd years or thirty years old diva receivers don't win Super Bowls. I stay away. You gotta look at it through NFL Lynn. So the first thing is does production outweighed annoys like that's almost only law, but I'm gonna say there's more than that. Right. So we know that in a down year. He led the league and touchdowns down here. Good lower doing backwards, amazing too. I'm not a believer in accusations. My experience tells me to not believe in you,.
"jesse washington" Discussed on Izzy and Spain
"Relations. You're close enough to the sausage being made. You have an idea of at least what some of the sentiments are around that franchise surrounding in Tonio Brown. Right. And here's what that guy wrote AB needs to thank is lucky stars. Because he was drafted by a team that had been in Ben got AB paid. You know, darn well he wouldn't put up those numbers for other teams. Which is like, listen, the numbers are ridiculous. Even if he didn't put up those numbers, he's still going to be an awesome player. Elsewhere, right. Like, I hate the idea that really great players could not meet their previous production. If they go elsewhere that makes them less greatly. Gimme breaks that part is is really astounding to me. But I think there's just enough people that have sort of all confirmed. This is not merely a one off with AB. This is not someone who just bristle Dern practice and had a moment of fits and a moment of disappointments and anger like this is not something where frustration got. Better of AB where we have seen that from other athletes in sports, right where they get the heat of the moment catches up to them, and they spot spout off at the mouth, etc. Right AB. This feels like this has been a longtime coming now. Which is why even though I do believe it is financially unwise and its port aligning credible to think that AB could ever be traded. It's starting to feel like now, even though it can't happen for two and a half months. AB could be traded, which is just nuts to me. Okay. So let me ask you this sarahspain field Yates Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio. There is so much conversation around Odell Beckham junior in the off season. Should he get paid? Should they keep them who would want him? They were people calling into the show saying I wouldn't want him on my team. He's selfish. She acts out. He's the problem. Right for whatever reason. And I don't know if it's the market. I don't know if the team struggling, I'm not sure what it is. I don't know if it's the specifics of his quote unquote issues, but he has been raked over the coals for what he's done. Meanwhile Antonio Brown threatened to report. For saying he was limping threatened ESPN writer Jesse Washington for an undefeated story tweeting. Wait till I see you bro, we go and see what your jaw looks like. And then ended up having to delete it and apologize. He's missed team meetings. He skipped a game. And for whatever reason we don't talk about him the same way, we do Odell Beckham junior. And we certainly don't seem to believe that other teams if they had the chance to trade for wouldn't take it up an instant. Here's the reason why I think is different. And this is gonna probably over simplify it. But I looked to these numbers right here. I'm going to start a read off and you probably get the FEMA them fourteen hundred and ninety nine sixteen hundred and ninety eight eighteen hundred and thirty four twelve hundred.
"jesse washington" Discussed on The Russillo Show
"He's healthier than the other guys that we'd put in this tier and I'm not even gonna get into all the personal stuff, Antonio Brown because you know some of this stuff is weird family. How many kids do you have and look, I'll just admit to you guys know this that I'm not the biggest fan of a million kids by a million different women because I think it's just so unfair. Kids and anybody that's had a challenging upbringing. Look, I don't even necessarily want to go down the road. I don't even have to with Brown because all the other stuff is okay. You beat a team by twenty points. You're mad. You don't get enough touches. He did kind of different contract thing. If you go back to two thousand fifteen threatening to hold out threatening. Hold out again, didn't necessarily go ahead and do it. And then he uses him not holding out when he was threatening to do the whole thing as an example for why Levy on bell should come back. And at least that's what he said in the beginning. And now he says he's supported him. The Facebook thing was a joke because it was actually a Facebook sponsorship deal. And when people are asking me, you interviews at can I'm busy right now. I'm paying attention to coach like what are you talking about? And he sat there saying, call God. God is great. Forty thousand forty. One thousand live us forty, four thousand live us. God, God, God, God got this piece by Jesse, Washington kind of gets into the stuff that he's kind of a phony. I don't. You know, again, I'm not sure and trust me anybody that's like the super God is amazing. Every. Five minutes. I always think that person's full of crap. Not to say that religious people like I'm psyched for people that makes them happy good for you. But if you're like super all about it constantly everyday. Like I find the people that start every day with some Instagram, emotional thing where it's supposed to inspire me. I always imagine those people are way more screwed up than I am, but Ryan Clark, this was surprising to me when he was on with us. This is back when it was Silla show talking about Antonio Brown. I this point like can you argue with this Ryan Clark position and Tonio has done an extremely good job of tricking people. Right? He, you know, he has that small and when he talks he seems extremely team and, oh, this is a great team guy, and he always shows of the play. He didn't hold out no last year to get his money. So he, he, he's done a very good spin job of having us think or making people who don't know him that like it's all about the Pittsburgh Steelers. I'm just a hard work who's here to win football games. Nine Tonio Brown loves Tonio Brown, and that's kind of what I'm talking about. And then it takes us to Monday. Right. So there was a PR guy that worked for the Steelers. He's not with them anymore. Had said basically, Antonio Brown. If he was on a different team didn't have been. He wouldn't put up the same numbers. I would disagree with that, but the fact that it was somebody who used to work for the Steelers and who knows maybe this guys totally on it. Maybe he's aligned with Ryan Clark. Maybe he's sitting there saying, I want to expose Tonio Brown a little bit more, which is what is undefeated piece did by Jesse Washington, who by the way bell threatened him and said he was gonna crack his job. Essentially, I'm paraphrasing next time seeing me deletes it and he's, I'm out Jesse Washington to go to the Steelers, say something to them, and I don't know how that all works out. I mean, in a way, I would be super mad even if I were the biggest jerk. If somebody started trying to find out what was going on with all of my, my children's mom's like, no one, we go, hey, you know what? I've actually been duplicitous person. I appreciate that this journalist is hitting people in my family and women I've had sex with, and I'm cited that that this guy's reaching out DM these people and I'm not knocking journalists, but like I can understand.
"jesse washington" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones
"Yeah. I mean, man started to seize a fourteen to know where they would have gone sixteen in except for the fact that they decided they didn't want to win those games. And by the way that team was not loaded there. Right? But we don't say. All right. We got one more here. We won't talk about before we go here. Do you know Jesse Washington the undefeated. I don't think I've met him once or twice, but I don't really know him feel like we cross paths. I met Jesse. I've met Jesse in person wasn't mathematically about a month ago. Maybe us playing ball over here in New York. Go part on ninety. Seven. Amsterdam buddy will strictly and he's doing this thing full court, twenty one and Jessie came to play in it of Jesse. By the way, also told me that he was hitting AB j. until the story because you'll appreciate all the details along the way what was gonna happen? So he said it, somebody came up to him and started talking. They were talking to them. But yeah, man, I met you last year and he said he wrote out with the conversation needed. Remember meeting the person. He kept going like, look, man, I remember last year you don't handle business cards, but this year you got, you got a business car and he's like, yeah, man, I got my business card this year, and you gave him business car and the do look down to who is Jesse Washington. You wanna guess who that do thought he was not you. Oh. Because you know, I don't care business cards. No, and but wait a second sucking up seen Jesse? Yes, I will say this though, it regards to that in person. Jesse, Washington looked a lot more like me than I had thought, but we are definitely in different weight classes, like I am the skinniest person in the world. Jesse, Washington is not. Not far from my high ochre. Yeah. So he's like like it was reasonable to regard. I say that to say Tonio, browse Eddie, go Jesse Washington jaw, and I'm not sure that's one he can win. He tweeted it. Yeah. Tweeted it. That's that's two different things. Because when you tweet say you ain't necessarily gotta follow through with it and he knew that like Tonio Brown, he wrote a check his motto, check that he didn't have to k.. Yes. 'cause I mean, like really like you really don't do that. Nobody's really expecting you to do it and you tweeted it, you say it in his face where you actually have to back it up? Yeah, but I'm looking at that like who gave, but that's what thing about that internet that people need to be careful about is there is someone who doesn't find this funny. Right, right..
"jesse washington" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
"Dishonesty in authentic city. Let's deal with the real world. Love love it, too. I see a parallel here between something that was inappropriate, Antonio Brown did, but it takes a grand conversation. Serena Williams, inappropriate Serena in a moment, but there's a conversation to have had the conversation about social media this time because it's not reality. It's an app, guess what you have the choice to do log in or log off. You don't have to be in that app and get lost in that world, but it's amazing that people have gotten lost in that world. And I'm so thankful for Mike Tomlin who sits in that locker room and says, hey, the adults are in this building. We're gonna talk about rea-. Audi and reality only. So I'm looking at everyone else who's trying to make this story more than it is, which is basically a receiver got caught in his emotions because someone's words that wound and when they test that wound, he responded and not his best of light. And did you just move forward in every decision you make in this world? There's going to be an opponent. Someone who disagrees with that decision. I love a guy who has that forty two like a Mike Thomas like, look, I draw the line here. I've been. I've been misused in social media before by the same player and Tonio Bryer who filming me and post game speech. So the last thing he wants to do is go down that lane. Again, I don't want us to get lost in this, but I have to say because I just think it's appropriate. I wish. From our highest office in the land. Wish that we would hear what Mike Tomlin just said. Yeah, because I think people have been taking Twitter too seriously long before our new president. Okay. But our new president makes us taking even more seriously and I wish everybody would just stop and that's not a defense of Antonio Brown, but but but I think what Mike is saying, let's put this in context with all ten over there. And again, I suggest everyone go read Jesse Washington story. It's amazing exposes Antonio Brown away. I don't think people have seen before, but what Mike is saying is, athlete reads a story that he doesn't like, and you know what goes through his head to get do. The two piece would have been goes through his biscuit. It goes through his head and but he he doesn't act on it for the most part. And I've been threatening some locker rooms and Andre rise in the market, a lot of guys who threatened to be, but it's never happens. People get. Ocean. It doesn't happen. So it went through his head, Twitter's a stream of thoughts. We all think inappropriate things in our head. Trust me in my head right now..
"jesse washington" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Because. Going for the flimflam the snake oil salesmen and oak and another thing we can't get distracted by these tweets. That's like misdirection play football American football, right? And we just. We know what's coming, then we just should just like and keep focus. What we gotta do. When you making a story about a black man who becomes the first black police officer to work in a police force you deal with so many issues that are relates to what's happening today is a powerful line in the movie where he stumbles upon an officer who has done something that's bad. He's a repeatedly bad offended. He's killed a black kid in the story shot him and claimed that he had a gun. And one of the other offices who's a good guy says to him will the reason we have an outed him is because we're a family. We in the police are a family and blue wall science. Right. And you portray these people as being well, intentioned and flawed at the same time wasn't impose. Right. Wasn't important for you to show it in that way with. 'cause I didn't. I didn't walk away from the film going, oh, I hate these police, but I walked away going like I see the dilemma that these people are facing. I don't agree with the decision. Many of them are making. Was that important to you? Yes, because. As ours. Just for myself. I try to tell the truth, the best. Why can the best wide? No it. And that's something I've been doing for thirty two years. Right. And well, how do you think he told the truth when it came to the when it came to these police officers that no one's black white. There's just shades of gray and people do things for different reasons. And so I really what I like films is show repercussions of the citizens people make right. That's interesting. That can go here. Go here and it's gonna repercussion here because this way you have seen in the movie where Harry Belafonte is on screen. And. Honest ninety one years old. Honestly, one of the most powerful moments in cinema, he's on the screen, and you can feel everyone in that cinema can feel the goosebumps as he tells a tale accounting lynching recount lynching. Religion took Jesse Washington, Waco, Texas, nineteen, fifteen. Sixteen right? And this character was his friend who hid and saw this. Lynching when you making a movie and you're telling that story. How hard is it for you to not like skew the way you tell the story to make the bad guys seem even bad than than than they were in the film? Like how do you just just tell the truth? And I just like to say. Because I remembered that see we shot mister be higher. Belafonte was the last day of the shoot in. So no one knew who's gonna play this role. I kept on a low loan by told everybody crew. When you come to work that day last shoot, where suit and tie ladies. We were clean because he deserved that you walk on the set. We were sharp. We had to give back. We don't fight with Dr king all throughout always fight around. We had. We had to give.
"jesse washington" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Color and, creed These cotton fields in southern Alabama or. Quiet now but in nineteen thirty seven a brutal, murder took place here the lynching of west Johnson Last January, some of. Johnson's descendants came here in what. Has become a ritual taking place at lynching sites across the country organized by. Civil rights attorney Brian Stevenson something happened here that was wrong something happened. Here that was unjust and too few. People have talked about it and so we want to. Acknowledge the wrong that happened to west Johnson this is eighteen year old west, Johnson it is the only known image of him that remained he was attended farmer accused of assaulting. White woman before he could stand trial a mob. Of one hundred men dragged him from jail shot him and left him hanging. From tree the blood of west Johnson is in this soil I'd like you to begin to dig this soil in remembrance of west. Johnson the soil collection is part of Brian Stevenson's. Project to document and remember African-Americans Lynch during the period of what he calls racial terror We wanna call this community to repentance to acknowledgement to shame we want to tell the truth because we believe in truth, and reconciliation. But we know that truth and. Reconciliation are sequential we can't get to where we're trying to go if we. Don't tell the truth I so far Stevenson team has chronicle more than. Forty three hundred lynchings they continue to. Find more many victims like Benny Simmons and John Richards. Were accused of murder, one in four lynching victims like Joseph Richardson and Frank, Embry accused of unlawful conduct with white women in nearly every case no evidence just an accusation was. Enough there's so many crimes committed against African-American why. Focus on lynching at the end of the civil war black people are supposed. To get the right to vote and the only way people who were white could maintain their political control was to intimidate black people And lynching was especially effective because it would allow the whole community to know that we did this to this person it was. Intended to send a, message that. If you try to vote. If you try to advocate for your. Right if you insist on fair wages if you do anything, that complicates white supremacy and white dominant political power we. Will kill you anything that upsets the power structure as I want it to be that's exactly right In nineteen Ninety-three Bryan, Stevenson, founded organization he called the equal Justice initiative it's a legal advocacy group based in Montgomery Alabama focused on? Defending the poor and powerless Stevenson is best known for. His legal victories in the United States Supreme court and four, successfully overturning the wrongful convictions. Of over one hundred people on death row ten years ago he turned the attention of his organization to also investigating crimes of the. Past the lynchings of African Americans are defense attorney SIA sunny spent hundreds, of hours searching through newspaper archives and visiting, county courthouses is there usually newspaper, evidence or documentation often there were published reports because people acted with impunity, and so there would be newspaper reports sometimes in advance saying a man will be lynched. Later this afternoon This. Is an article about the, lynching of a man named Jesse Washington who was accused of a crime. In Waco Texas the newspaper headline. Read burn young negro in public square as, fifteen thousand look on a mob dragged Jesse Washington a teenager who was convicted of murder after a one hour trial from the courtroom to the public square there's a remarkable photograph of the crowd and it's people dressed in, their Sunday with their hats on and there's clothing oil soaked his strong to. Tree fire is set under him and he is, dropped, into flames as fifteen thousand people look on I think it's incredibly revealing that death was not enough that? It wasn't enough to kill people people would be killed. And then shot and then set on fire and then even, after that there are cases where the body Was dragged to be heart of the black community fear of that kind of mob. Leg west Johnson's relatives to bury him in this unmarked grave right. Here is where west often, is Barrett and you're right here Who is a filmmaker and west Johnson distant cousin spent decades interviewing relatives who were alive at the time and remembered the lynching they had a barium and hurry why because they. Match mob they will come in they wanted west. Body to take around town to drag around town to show the body off that wasn't just west Johnson. Who was killed and victimized was the entire black community everybody was feeling. Fear and panic and medicine trauma the night of this lynching unfor- the weeks and months and years after that lynching was. A commodity crime this wasn't done by, the clan or people who had to wear masks this was done by teachers and clergy and law enforcement officers and people you had. To deal with every day every day Stevenson's team started their investigation in Alabama but soon uncovered accounts of mobs murdering African Americans throughout the, southern states and beyond As the cases mounted Stevenson wanted to do something to. Commemorate the victims so in Montgomery Alabama, the heart of the deep south which, still has dozens of monuments celebrating the confederacy Stevenson's. Equal Justice initiative took on a bold project they bought six acres of land and. Started construction on, a, memorial to.
"jesse washington" Discussed on Izzy and Spain
"Million dollars that he's given to charities and in this process ten pretend every day that he gives a he's going to give ten thousand dollars somebody's going to match that and today it was a it was kevin durant the matched it so a charity gets twenty thousand dollars or eight twenty thousand dollars the twenty thousand dollars total today will will go towards travel stipends for families to visit their loved ones in prison i mean that this is incredible in in this moment and in this platform when his earning is likely done in the nfl when when that piece of his life is done there has to come a point where no matter what you thought of how we got here you have to wipe the slate clean and knowledge that what someone is doing today wild they're here is special now the undefeated jesse washington on the sporting life put cavernous action in a modern day context this is what he had to say here live millennial muhammed ali he represents that four that generation and he represents somebody who took a stand and really sacrifice his career as ali did briefly four his people and i commend him for that and he said at the beginning well you can take football away free but this was what i'm going to do and that's the reason i personally give him the most credit because he had a set of beliefs and he was willing to sacrifice his playing football and millions of dollars for that again this is not the normal conversation this is not the how did we get here this is not the what should happen next it's none of those pieces frankly we've all had that conversation you're not going to change my mind i'm not going to change your mind none of that matters all right but on a day today being alisa birthday he would have been seventy six today born january seventeen nineteen fortytwo uh you you look at this piece of work colin kaepernick is today no matter how we got here you have to look at what's happening today and say wow this is somebody did is taking their platform and using it to make the world a better place i respect the heck out of it and at some point i'm willing to just i i have to be willing to reset whatever my pre.
"jesse washington" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"And really a group of players took these issues to the nfl and said look this is what we're concerned with how can we work together to me that was a a tremendous sign of potential progress and pragmatism and really showed the players are trying to address these issues and if the nfl gets behind these issues such as uh the math incarceration rates um disparate justice in in terms of race in the justice system if the nfl gets behind these issues it will bring attention to it it will put some money behind solving some of these problems and i found that to be somewhat of a light at the end of the tunnel of this past football season we're speaking with yes in senior writer for the undefeated jesse washington and jesse you're someone with a deep historical perspective on race in sports particularly here in the us a subject you've covered for a long time i know you wrote about jim brown within the last year certainly one of the the big figures at the intersection of sports and race last halfcentury we're we're here on martin luther king junior weekend if you will and if you look at the continuum you mentioned jack johnson 100 years ago this month became the first black man told the world heavyweight title when he finally caught up to tommy burns and australian beat him you know all the way through to owens and lewis and robinson and ali and brown himself inec in tinu based on what's happened over the course of the last year and a half we're where do you put colin kaepernick here's into a millennial muhammed ali he represents that four that generation and he represents somebody who took a stand and really sacrifice his career and i'll leave did briefly um for his people and i commend him for that and and you know his message were he said at the beginning look you can take football away free but this was what i'm going to do and that's the reason i personally give him the most credit because he had a set of beliefs and he was willing to sacrifice his playing football and millions of dollars for that he also has continued to donate large sums of money to various organisations that are doing actual grass roots work in the community which is i think is very important also uh tapper next for better or for worse is definitely now in.
"jesse washington" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The listeners of kqed the time is now eight thirty three it's morning edition from npr news i'm steve inskeep and i'm david greene it was a highly anticipated event that ended looking well a little like a tie game no real resolution we're talking about yesterday's meeting between nfl owners and players in new york city they met to discuss the controversy over recent protests players sitting or kneeling during the national anthem and while they did not emerge with any kind of deal the nfl and players union issued a joint statement calling the meeting productive they plan to reconvene today and to talk about this i'm joined by jesse washington from espn's the undefeated hijazi david so did you get the sense there was any kind of closure yet saturday no closure but i was encouraged it didn't seem like there was some significant progress towards solving this issue what what was the progress that you find encouraging what i see is what the owners are saying and what the owners aren't andy to do our the the commissioner roger goodell said this meeting reflects our commitment to work together on issues of social justice cents one of you heard the nfl ever talking about social justice before these are a group of food crafts these owners who bennett kurds semites they forced to listen to the concerns of the underprivileged in disadvantaged black community i i think that's a big the what let let's talk about what exactly both sides hope to get out of these meetings on on one side the players who believe that these issues are important enough that they did they want to to sitter neil during the national anthem an owners who i presume just wanna get past controversy that's right let's make no mistake about it the owners.
"jesse washington" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"And i'm david drain it was a highly anticipated event that ended looking well a little like a tie game no real resolution we're talking about yesterday as meeting between nfl owners and players in new york city they met to discuss the controversy over recent protests players sitting or kneeling during the national anthem and while they did not emerge with any kind of deal the nfl and players union issued a joint statement calling the meeting productive they plan to reconvene today and to talk about this i'm joined by jesse washington from espn's the undefeated hijazi good morning david so did you get the sense there was any kind of closer yesterday no closure but i was encouraged it did seem like there was some significant progress towards solving this issue what what was the progress that you find encouraging what i see is what the owners are saying and what the owners are intending to do our the commissioner roger goodell said this meeting reflects our commitment to work together on issues of social justice since one of you heard the nfl ever talking about social justice before these are a group of food a crafts these owners who bennett kurds semites they forced to listen to the concerns of the underprivileged in disadvantaged black community i i think that's a big the what let let's talk about what exactly both sides hoped to get out of these meetings on on one side the players who believe that these issues are important enough that they that they wanted to sit or neil during the national anthem an owners who i presume just wanna get passes controversy that's right let's make a mistake about at the owners want to get back to the business of.
"jesse washington" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Throw his support behind protesting players to me was a big moment perhaps in concert with other owners who did supportive things perhaps a turn in point in this whole issue and you're talking about the philadelphia eagles there and and their owners and players but sensors i mean mention other teams to the same thing why do you call it a turning point why do you see this as a turning point for one the critical mass of players that were out there if you take out labor strikes from pro sports this may have been the biggest mass protests for social justice in sports history so the number of players who stood up the number of front office executives of owners of entire teams who may not have protested themselves but who supported the players right to process who said we're trying to make a change for our community i thought that was really important is i mean you have interviewed fans on both sides of this some of them telling you that they essentially agree with what the president says that these protests are disrespectful to to the flag and the anthem there were some booming yesterday as players were neil link could this caused a rift between the nfl and a big chunk of it audience i think the rift was already there it could widen it between the fans who are already against these protests who are unsympathetic to the causes that the players are trying to bring to light so let's not get too happy about what happened yesterday and think that the problem is solved and everything's going to be kunbae yeah let's see how the owners react when the ratings come in for this week and next week's ratings could very well fall off a cliff because players fans rather are upset with the players are doing but at least some owners have decided to side with unity equality and things are going to change here in the nfl all right jesse washington in as a senior writer with the undefeated repeated joining us jesse thank you.
"jesse washington" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Throw his support behind protesting players to me was a big moment perhaps in concert with other owners who did supportive things perhaps a turning point in this whole issue opinion and you're talking about the philadelphia eagles there and their owners and players but saints that i mean mention other teams do the same thing why do called a turning point why do you see this as a turning point for one the critical mass of players there were out there if you take out labor strikes from pro sports this may have been the biggest mass protests for seoul's who justice in pro sports history so the number of players who stood up the number of front office executives of owners of entire teams who may not have protested themselves but who supported the players right to protest who said we're trying to make a change for our community i thought that was really important is i mean you have interviewed fans on both sides of this some of them telling you that they essentially agree with what the president says that these protests are disrespectful to to the flag and the anthem there were some booming yesterday as players were kneeling could this caused a rift between the nfl and a big chunk of its audience i think the rift was already there it could widen it between the fans who are already against these protests who are unsympathetic to the causes that the players are trying to bring to light so let's not get too happy about what happened yesterday and think that the problem is solved and everything's going to be kunbae ya let's see how the owners react when the ratings come in for this week and next week's ratings could very well fall off a cliff because players fans rather are upset with the players are doing but at least some owners have decided to side with unity equality and things are going to change year in the nfl all right jesse washington is a senior writer with the undefeated repeated joining us jesse thank you.
"jesse washington" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Same thing what he called a turningpoint why do you see this as a turning point for one the critical mass of players that were out there if you take out labor strikes from pro sports this may have been the biggest mass protests for social justice in postwar history so the number of players who stood up the number of front office executives of owners of entire teams who may not have protested themselves but who supported the players right to process who said we're trying to make a change for our community i thought that was really import it is i mean you have interviewed fans on both sides of this some of them telling you that they essentially agree with what the prison says that these protests are disrespectful to to the flag and the anthem there were some booming yesterday as players were kneeling could this cause a rift between the nfl and a big chunk of its audience i think the rift was already there it could widen it between the fans who are already against these protests who are unsympathetic to the causes that the players are trying to bring to light so let's not get too happy about what happened yesterday and think that the problem is solved and everything's going to be kunbae ya let's see how the owners react when the ratings coming for this week and next week's ratings could very well fall off a cliff because players fans rather are upset with the players are doing but at least some owners have decided to side with unity equality and things are going to change year in the nfl all right jesse washington as a senior writer with the undefeated reproduce joining us jesse thank you now.