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Charles Barkley Says Drew Brees ‘Made a Mistake’ With Anthem Kneeling Comments But Fallout Has Been ‘Overkill’
Charles Barkley reacted to the uproar over New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ comments about athletes kneeling during the national anthem, saying he didn’t agree with Brees at all, but found the “vitriol” against him to be “overkill.”“Drew’s original statement, I thought, was insensitive,” Barkley explained during a panel discussion on NBA on TNT Thursday night.He went on, “It was very insensitive, especially during this time, but I thought the negative reaction from every talking head on television and some of his teammates was overkill. I’ve never heard a bad word about Drew Brees in my life. He made a mistake but we’ve got to a point in society where everybody on social media thinks they are God, judge and jury.”Also Read: Laura Ingraham Rips 'Stalinist' Criticism of Drew Brees After Telling LeBron James to 'Shut Up and Dribble' in 2018The former NBA star then referenced Brees’ charitable giving and hero status in the city where he plays, saying, “But I thought the way he was portrayed on television and radio today was not fair at all. Drew Brees has done some amazing things in New Orleans and in his life. I’m not even talking about football. He made a mistake in a statement.”“I’m never gonna go with the mob,” he added.Brees issued an apology Thursday after he was slammed Wednesday by fellow pro athletes and sports journalists for his original statement. When asked during a Yahoo Finance interview how he would feel if players started kneeling during the anthem Colin Kaepernick-style when the NFL season restarts, Brees said, “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.”“I would like to apologize to my friends, teammates, the City of New Orleans, the black community, NFL community and anyone I hurt with my comments yesterday. In speaking with some of you, it breaks my heart to know the pain I have caused,” Brees wrote on Instagram and Twitter.Read original story Charles Barkley Says Drew Brees ‘Made a Mistake’ With Anthem Kneeling Comments But Fallout Has Been ‘Overkill’ At TheWrap
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Lil Nas X, Patton Oswalt Respond To Fox News Host Tucker Carlson’s Claim They Helped ‘Incite Riots’ By Donating To Bail Out Protesters
Patton Oswalt, Lil Nas X and other celebrities have fired back at Fox News host Tucker Carlson for claiming they helped fund "chaos" by donating money to bail out protesters across the nation. On Friday night’s edition of his self-titled show, Carlson played a video listing the names of actors, musicians and athletes he claims […]
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While we’re certainly fans of long walks on the sand and scenic hikes in the mountains, if we had to pick a favorite outdoor activity, it’d probably be eating. There’s just something extra special about sitting down with anticipation as the delicious fiery grill scent wafts just a few feet away. And is there anything more memorable than those endless summer dinner parties where the wine and conversation flows deep into the night? Which is precisely why the outdoor dining set is, arguably, one of the most important pieces you’ll ever purchase for your home. But while the summertime staple will certainly see a lot of action, it’s also prone to quite a bit of wear—which makes durability of utmost importance. To score one that’ll last for many summers to come, look for hardy materials like aluminum, teak, and all-weather resin wicker, and make sure you’re following the proper care guidelines (a furniture cover might be the next best thing you can purchase for your patio). Here, we rounded up 10 picks for every budget that combine style and strength into one delicious package.
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After Speaking out About George Floyd's Death, 'Property Brother' Jonathan Scott Gives to Four Nonprofits
"I shall use my voice, my platform and my vote to affect lasting change."