vegassports-odds.com
vegassports-odds.com December 13, 2017


Black NHL Player Receives Death Threats After Raising Fist During National Anthem

10 October 2017, 06:41 | Winifred Adams

JT Brown Becomes First NHL Player To Protest During National Anthem This Season

Liberty's Michael Cole III takes a knee during the playing of the national anthem before their game against Hertiage at Heritage High School in Brentwood Calif. on Friday Sept. 29 2017

J.T. Brown, the Minnesota-born son of a former Minnesota Vikings running back, who played his college hockey at the University of Minnesota Duluth, stood and raised his fist in silent protest during a regular season game between his team, the Tampa Bay Lightening, and the Florida Panthers.

"I'd like to say that maybe halfway through the year, or maybe next game, we're having these different conversations and things change", he told the Times.

Brown also said that he wanted to draw attention to the issue, while realizing there would be a negative backlash over his protest.

The forward, 27, revealed on Sunday he received death threats on social media after his protest.

Police officer killed in Texas Tech University shooting as SWAT hunt gunman
Lubbock police confirm that a Texas Tech police officer has been shot and killed at Texas Tech Police Headquarters. People have been advised to take shelter in a safe location and SWAT officers are searching for a gunman.

Trevor Bauer to start Game 4 against Yankees
Judge has not hit and has barely made contact in the ALDS (0-for-10 with eight strikeouts). The 2017 postseason could not have gotten off to different starts for Severino and Bauer.

Meghan McCain Joins ABC's 'The View'
But the show kept up the premise, and the 32-year-old McCain, daughter of Sen. Elisabeth Hasselbeck also once filled the role that McCain is taking on.

He wrote on Twitter that he hoped it would bring awareness to police brutality and racial inequality; he saw a raised fist as a middle ground for those who believed that kneeling for the national anthem, as some NFL players have done, disrespected the flag. There comes a time where you can not remain silent, hoping and wishing for a change. That's not to say that the people on the team and guys in this room don't think that's the right thing to do, but it's tough when I can't look over and the guy beside me knows exactly what's going on and exactly how I feel. "It takes much more". He also mentioned that he-like Colin Kaepernick before him-had consulted members of the military about his demonstration during the anthem. We can't just stick with the status quo.

"I have received racist remarks and death threats because [people] disagree with me because how I chose to raise awareness", he continued. I want young minorities to see what they may be going through is not being ignored by the hockey community. "We need to be able to listen to those with an opposing view and talk to one another if [we] want to learn, grow, and make change".

Lightning wing J.T. Brown didn't get a chance to perform another silent anthem protest Monday.

The team released a statement, saying in part that the organization respects players and their individual choices on social and political issues.



Other News

Trending Now

Note in Las Vegas gunman's hotel room included details of bullet trajectory
Lombardo declined to reveal what they've said, but he stated, "Every piece of information we get is one more piece of the puzzle". Retrospectively I wish I could have picked up on that earlier.

5 quick takeaways from Texans 42-34 loss to Kansas City
The Chiefs had a large lead because of the play of Smith. "I think every game is a learning experience for him", O'Brien said. On Sunday, Conley had three receptions for 46 yards, including a 19-yard grab on a third-and-14 in the first quarter.

Walmart launches Mobile Express Returns
The retailer is also looking to making Express Returns available for third-party products sold through Walmart .com as well. The company had revenue of $123.40 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $121.86 billion.

Oregon State and Gary Andersen mutually part ways
Andersen notoriously bolted the Wisconsin gig before the Badgers' bowl game in December 2014 to take the Oregon State job. He's now 27-29 at Arkansas, and Bielema's only wins this season are against Florida A&M and New Mexico State.