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Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 5 hrs ago.

Looking to quell a national debate that was sparked by Colin Kaepernick, stoked by President Trump and some say chipped away at the very popularity of America's game, NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday that allows players to protest during the national anthem by staying in the locker room but forbids them from sitting or taking a knee if t

Bowing to Trump, NFL will require players to stand for anthem

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 5 hrs ago.

The National Football League will fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, the league said on Wednesday in a victory for U.S. President Donald Trump, who loudly demanded an end to such protests last year. Some NFL players knelt during the anthem to protest police shootings of unarmed black men, sparking a controve

NFL Will Fine Teams if Players Don’t Stand for National Anthem

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 5 hrs ago.

After months of debate over national anthem protests in the NFL, owners of all 32 teams have approved a new policy that requires players on the field to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Players who do not wish to stand may stay in the locker room during the anthem, or will face fines if they sit or kneel while on the field. The new rule

McKinnon followed Garoppolo's lead to 49ers: 'He’s a true leader, you can't teach that'

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 11 hrs ago.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo caught the attention of running back Jerick McKinnon long before they became teammates with the 49ers. "It's not always about the money, like people say," McKinnon said on The 49ers Insider Podcast. Before signing a four-year, $30 million contract, McKinnon spoke to Garoppolo and 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk and asked

Richard Sherman serving as pseudo assistant coach as he recovers from Achilles injury

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 11 hrs ago.

According to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, Sherman was serving as essentially another member of the 49ers coaching staff in the team’s OTAs on Tuesday. Sherman, who was well known for his active role in coaching up younger teammates with the Seattle Seahawks, has taken on the same mindset with his new teammates on the 49ers. As Shan

Report: NFL teams viewed Kaepernick as a starting QB, collusion case reveals

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 days ago.

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick opted out of his deal with the San Francisco 49ers last March, and went unsigned for the entirety of the 2017 season. Testimony from witnesses under deposition in Kaepernick's collusion case against the NFL and "internal franchise documents generated as part of the free-agency evaluation process" indicated that mult

Lies told in 49er Reuben Foster's case have done tremendous damage

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 days ago.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested in February and charged with domestic violence after his former girlfriend, Elissa Ennis, told police he dragged her by the hair, physically removed her from their house, and punched her in her head at least eight times. Among her injuries, Ennis said she suffered a ruptured eardrum. Then, l

NFL: Garoppolo key to Sherman joining 49ers

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 3 days ago.

Richard Sherman has revealed the presence of Jimmy Garoppolo was a major reason behind his decision to sign with the San Francisco 49ers. Sherman, a four-time Pro Bowler, spent his first seven NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks but was released by the franchise back in March. The cornerback, who saw his last campaign in Seattle cut short by a

Report: 49ers' Foster due in court June 20 for pot charge

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster is scheduled to appear in court for his marijuana possession arrest in January on June 20, according to a report from NFL Network. Foster was arrested Jan. 12 and charged with second-degree possession of marijuana. The arrest was noteworthy in part because Foster failed a drug test at the NFL draft combi

Only 76 draft picks remain unsigned three weeks after draft

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 5 days ago.

The days of lengthy training camp holdouts for draft picks has long since passed (unless you’re Joey Bosa) given the current rookie contract slotting system in place with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. Just three weeks since the NFL Draft

Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend testifies she lied about abuse

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 5 days ago.

The former girlfriend of Reuben Foster has testified at a preliminary hearing that she lied to police when she said the San Francisco 49ers linebacker attacked her, allegations that led to a domestic violence case against him

Richard Sherman jogs on field for first time since Achilles tear, expects to be ready for training camp

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 6 days ago.

Richard Sherman is nearing a return. San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman jogged on a field Wednesday for the first time since tearing his Achilles in November and expects to be ready for training camp with his new team this summer, per ESPN’s Josina Anderson. #49ers CB Richard Sherman (Achilles) told me he jogged on the field for the f

Reuben Foster's ex: 'Lied a lot' about domestic violence incident

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 6 days ago.

Elissa Ennis, the former girlfriend of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster, testified Thursday in a preliminary hearing that Foster never put his hands on her and that she "lied a lot" to authorities about an alleged domestic violence incident. Ennis, who testified against the advice of her attorney Stephanie Rickard, said she made up th

Reuben Foster's future with 49ers hinges on domestic violence case

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 6 days ago.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster is scheduled to appear in Santa Clara County Superior Court on Thursday for his preliminary hearing in front of a judge on three felony charges. Foster's future with the 49ers will depend on what is discovered in relation to the two domestic violence charges. "We can promise you guys, if there's someo

49ers linebacker Foster's ex-girlfriend to testify she lied to police

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 6 days ago.

The ex-girlfriend of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster plans to testify Thursday that she initially lied to police and that Foster did not hit her on Feb. 11, her attorney told the Sacramento Bee. The woman, Elissa Ennis, originally told police Foster hit her in the head eight to 10 times, causing facial bruises and a ruptured eardrum. E

49ers LB Foster's ex-girlfriend to testify she lied to police

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 8 days ago.

The ex-girlfriend of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster plans to testify Thursday that she initially lied to police and that Foster did not hit her on Feb. 11, her attorney told the Sacramento Bee. The woman, Elissa Ennis, originally told police Foster hit her in the head eight to 10 times, causing facial bruises and a ruptured eardrum. E

New details emerge, 49ers LB Foster pleads not guilty

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 13 days ago.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster appeared before a judge at a plea hearing and entered a response of not guilty on all counts at the Hall of Justice in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday. Foster was present and his attorney, Josh Bentley, informed the court of Foster's position in the case related to a domestic violence incident that carries

Linebacker Foster pleads not guilty to domestic violence charges

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 14 days ago.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to three felony domestic violence charges from a February incident, according to a posting on the NFL's website. The Santa Clara County (California) District Attorney's Office said a preliminary hearing for the 24-year-old defender is scheduled for May 17. Foster was charg

49ers' Foster pleads not guilty in domestic violence case

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 14 days ago.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from allegations that he attacked his then-girlfriend in their home in February. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for May 17, at which point Foster's former girlfriend, Elissa Ennis, may testify under oath. Ennis has recanted the allegations that le

Legal analyst: 'This is a gamble worth taking for Reuben Foster'

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 15 days ago.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster on Tuesday put the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office on the clock to begin to prove its case. Foster, through his attorney, Josh Bentley, entered a plea of not guilty to felony charges stemming from a Feb. 12 incident in Los Gatos. Foster is charged with domestic violence with an allegation

NFLPA files grievance on behalf of Eric Reid over team's questions about kneeling for anthem

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 15 days ago.

In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold (L), quarterback Colin Kaepernick (C) and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem. The NFLPA told the agents of this year’s free-agent class who demonstrated during the national anthem to collect and report relevant information about teams’ questions t

Preliminary trial for 49ers' Reuben Foster set for May 17

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 15 days ago.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster on Tuesday entered a plea of not guilty to three felony charges, including domestic violence, stemming from an incident involving his former girlfriend on Feb. 11. The preliminary hearing, which a judge uses to determine if a case goes to jury trial, is set for May 17. There's another hearing set for Fr

NFL players union files grievance for kneeling protester Reid

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 15 days ago.

The NFL Players Association announced Monday it has filed a grievance on behalf of Eric Reid, who lodged a collusion lawsuit against the league over being unsigned for kneeling during the US national anthem. Reid, a 26-year-old free agent safety who played from 2013 through last season with the San Francisco 49ers, was the first teammate to join fo

Report: Reuben Foster also threw girlfriend's dog during argument

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 16 days ago.

In this April 12, 2018, file photo, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster arrives at Santa Clara County Superior Court. Previously unreported details of Reuben Foster’s argument with his girlfriend will be tough for the San Francisco 49ers to ignore. Included in the police report, which was first published by the Sacramento Bee’s Matt Ba

49ers release OG Beadles

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 16 days ago.

The San Francisco 49ers have released guard Zane Beadles, the team announced Monday. The move saves the Niners $3.5 million against the cap in 2018. Beadles, 31, joined the 49ers on a three-year, $9.75 million contract in the March of 2016 after his release by the Jacksonville Jaguars.