Lions hosed by refs Detroit defensive end Cornelius Washington kept his time with reporters in the locker room brief, but his one sentence got right to the point after Golden Tate saw a touchdown overturned on the final play of the Lions’ 30-26 loss to the Falcons. The only thing I have to say is that we got hosed by the refs, said Washington.
Cooper thought he was clear The award for bone-headed play of the day went to Marcus Cooper, after he slowed down on the 15-yard line when returning a blocked field goal in the Bears’ 23-17 victory against the Steelers, only to see the ball punched out by Vance McDonald before he reached the end zone. That was just a mistake on my part. I didn’t think anybody was that close to me, said Cooper, whose spacial awareness clearly needs work.
The president with whom he shared such mutual admiration had called any NFL protestor a son of a bitch, and has demanded that players be fired for their activism. As it turned out, Lewis’ very first reaction to the president’s Friday speech, and his two days of subsequent tweeted threats, was his kneel-down on Sunday.
He was joining players who had followed the example of the player Lewis had scolded, lectured and, at the very least, failed to end his exile.
Of all the images from early on a momentous NFL Sunday, none was more baffling than Lewis taking a knee in a protest he’d shown no sign he believed in.
If one can pivot from both knees, Ray Lewis did it.