Tag: NFL

UCM alumna Katie Sowers paves the way for women in football

UCM alumna Katie Sowers, offensive assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers, is making Super Bowl history in 2020 as the first female and the first openly gay coach to ever walk the sidelines. Sowers has been with the 49ers for the past four seasons, starting out as part of the 2017 Bill Walsh Minority… Read more »

We should all understand why the Chiefs fired Kareem Hunt

Kareem Hunt had to go. When I sat down to write about the controversy surrounding the Kansas City Chiefs decision to release running back Kareem Hunt following the release of a video in which Hunt committed violence against a woman, I wondered, “Is this really necessary?” My question was answered when I saw overwhelming support… Read more »

Missouri All-American could be NFL’s first openly gay player

By RALPH D. RUSSO Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL. In interviews with ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports that were published Sunday, Sam said he came out to all his teammates and coaches at Missouri in August…. Read more »

5 former Chiefs sue team over head injuries

By BILL DRAPER (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Five former Kansas City Chiefs players who were on the team between 1987 and 1993 filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the team hid and even lied about the risks of head injuries during that time period when there was no collective bargaining agreement in place in the… Read more »

Man dies after struggle near Arrowhead Stadium

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A man has died after an altercation with a car owner who discovered him inside his vehicle in the parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, police said. Police questioned three people but no arrests have been made in the Sunday evening death that happened as… Read more »

5 contributors to Chiefs’ loss

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Two weeks later and in a different venue, the outcome was pretty much the same. Peyton Manning was unfazed by the once-fearsome Kansas City pass rush, and the Denver Broncos’ offense was humming in a victory over the Chiefs that gave them control of the AFC West…. Read more »

5 things to know after Chargers’ 41-38 win in KC

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The San Diego Chargers were staring down their fourth straight loss when Philip Rivers stepped under center, peered across the line at the Kansas City defense and called for the snap. Less than a minute later, the entire narrative had flipped. Rivers had deftly guided San Diego… Read more »

Chiefs unable to break Broncos

By EDDIE PELLS (DENVER, AP) — Peyton Manning walked off the field showing no trace of a limp and hardly a spot of dirt. Manning threw for 323 yards and a touchdown Sunday night and was barely touched by Kansas City’s sack-happy defense in Denver’s 27-17 victory over the NFL’s last undefeated team. It means… Read more »

Chiefs still perfect after 23-13 win over Bills

By JOHN WAWROW ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Linebacker Derrick Johnson isn’t going to apologize for the Kansas City Chiefs’ perfect start. “I’ve heard it said that we haven’t played winning teams,” Johnson said after theChiefs used two defensive touchdowns to beat the Buffalo Bills 23-13 on Sunday. “We’re the best you can be at 9-0 right… Read more »