Patriots receiver Julian Edelman reportedly is appealing his four-game suspension for violating the league’s PED policy. His statement from Friday doesn’t do much to create optimism that he has any chance of avoiding the banishment.
I don’t know what happened, Edelman said. I’ve taken many, many tests obviously over the course of my career, and nothing like this has ever happened
The president has made it pretty clear he’s going to try to divide us, all of us in this country, for political gain, Kerr said, via ESPN’s Rachel Nichols. It’s just the way it is. We all look forward to the day we can go back to just having a celebration of athletic achievement….
Now, even hockey players are growing uncomfortable with the politics of the American President, and preemptively refusing an invitation to the White House.
According to Michael Traikos of Canada’s National Post, Washington Capitals winger Devante Smith-Pelly said he wouldn’t take part in visiting Donald Trump if the Capitals hang onto their 3-1 lead and win the Stanley Cup.
There was a Democrat [President] there, and I’m sure there were some Republicans who went, Orpik said. Based on my experience, you spend three or four hours there and you see the president for like two minutes. It’s more about the experience and opportunity to celebrate than your actual interaction with the president.
Then again, Smith-Pelly grew up in the Toronto area. So perhaps it’s for the best he doesn’t go. We’d hate to risk the Canadians burning the White House down again like they did during the War of 1812.