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Stephen Ross' RISE Begins Initiative To Increase Pro Athlete Voter Registration

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 25 / 17

The Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality, founded by Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross, is "launching a new initiative called RISE to Vote, a year-long campaign that kicks off" today with the goal of "registering as many professional athletes as possible," according to Marissa Payne of the WASHINGTON PO...

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Kaepernick To Continue Anthem Protest

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick before Friday's game against the Packers refused to stand for the National Anthem , and yesterday said he would "continue to sit" this season during its playing, according to Eric Branch of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Kaepernick for 18 minutes spoke with reporters about "gun ...

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Kaepernick's Protest Draws Mix Of Reactions

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick yesterday addressed his decision to sit during the National Anthem , saying that he "understood what he was walking into by making this statement," according to Will Leitch of SPORTS ON EARTH. The backlash against him likely is "going to be brutal." Additionally, ever ...

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Daily Fantasy Sports Returns To New York

New York regulators yesterday "approved the resumption of daily fantasy sports wagering" in the state, nine months after companies began "shutting down as they dealt with a legal challenge over whether their contests are illegal forms of betting," according to Tom Precious of the BUFFALO NEWS. The N ...

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DraftKings Changes To Comply With Regulations

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Rodgers Blames NFL For Athletes' Lack Of Voice

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers last week said that he "agrees with the idea that NFL players should speak out on social issues," but he also believes that the league's culture "discourages its players from being more vocal," according to Jason Wilde of ESPN WISCONSIN. Rodgers "praised NBA stars" for calli ...

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NJ Sports Betting Takes Another Legal Hit

New Jersey’s efforts to legalize sports betting yesterday "suffered another significant -- and potentially fatal -- setback" when a federal appeals court "upheld a previous ruling invalidating a challenge to a federal law that limits such gambling to four states," according to a front-page pie ...

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New York Signs DFS Bill Into Law

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo late yesterday signed a bill legalizing daily fantasy sports in the state, largely ending a battle with DraftKings and FanDuel that represented a key flashpoint in a nationwide debate on the upstart industry. The state law, arriving nearly seven weeks after legislative app ...

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NFL Players' Activism Behind NBAers?

Now that NFL training camps are "in full swing, football is following the lead of the NBA, with an increasing volume of players speaking out for an end to the violence that’s seemingly run rampant" throughout the U.S., according to Ebenezer Samuel of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. But unlike the NB ...

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Seahawks' Bennett Calls Out NFLers Over Social Issues

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Missouri Lawmakers Set Regulations For DFS

Missouri regulators yesterday "signed off on a set of emergency rules laying out how the newly legalized fantasy gambling market will work in the state," according to Kurt Erickson of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. The approved provisions include a "prohibition on betting on college, high school or yo ...

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