Like most freshmen at Snider, Jessie Bates began his high school football career by trying different positions. With a bigger school and program, the Panthers have the luxury of platooning players and giving them a choice of which position works best.
Twenty-two years ago there was a littered desk and a shelf of game tapes and a VCR (remember those?) wedged into one corner, and a kid who was groomed for this but not, you know, groomed for this .
About Roger Goodell’s raised consciousness. About the NFL commissioner’s seemingly unbidden turnabout on the subject of domestic violence, his uncharacteristic admission that he didn’t get it right when he suspended ex-Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice only two games for socking his fiancée unconscious, while throwing the book at marijuana tokers.
September 9, 2014