Former NFL player Dana Stubblefield convicted of rape
The former defensive tackle, who was with the 49ers for seven years, was found guilty by a jury on charges of rape by force using a firearm, oral copulation by force, and false imprisonment, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office . Sawyer said that it's a "very difficult time" for his client and family, but Stubblefield is "resilient."
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NFL pledges $250 million to help fight racism in the US
The National Football League has pledged $250m over 10 years to help combat systemic racism in the United States. The fund will "support the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans". Last week, the NFL said players should be allowed to protest during the national anthem. Earlier, NFL players called on the league to "condemn racism and the systemic oppression of black people"
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Protests erupt across different US cities
George Floyd’s death sparked anger in the African American society across different US cities. Protesters smashed windows at CNN headquarters in Atlanta, torched a police car and struck officers with bottles. Large demonstrations in New York, Houston, Washington, D.C., and other cities ranged from people peacefully blocking roads to clashing with police. Authorities imposed overnight curfews to try to stem violent protests
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David Beckham's new team loses debut match
Ex-football star David Beckham currently owns Inter Miami, a US-based football team that was unable to sign any big European players before the start of the season. The team had their first match against Los Angeles FC and lost 1-0 this Sunday. The team has already managed to secure a fairly large fanbase.
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