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Word on the Street: Toews accidentally checks kid

Word on the Street: Toews accidentally checks kid

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011
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Toews accidentally checks kid

During drills at a youth hockey camp in Canada, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews accidentally flattens a young man onthe blue line. Toews was concerned about the lad's safety. How manyyoung men get to say they took on a Blackhawk? It turns out he was justfine and has a great story for the rest of his life. (AOL SportingNews)

And the award goes to?

Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster and White Sox outfielder Juan Pierre have been nominated for the 2011 Roberto Clemente Award. The award goes to a Major League Baseball player featuring dedication to giving back to the community combined with outstanding skills on the field. Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield received the award in 2010. (Hardball Talk)

Former Bear joining Browns?

Not so long ago the Bears received fullback Tyler Clutts from the Cleveland Browns, now Cleveland is thinking of signing ex-Bears punter Brad Maynard. Still, the team has yet confirm any roster changes. (Chicago Tribune)

Ramirez released from jail

Tuesday was Manny Ramirez's first court appearance after a domestic feud with his wife. He was ordered to not have any direct contact with his wife. Ramirez's bail was set at 2,500 on a charge of domestic violence after being arrested on Monday night. (Hardball Talk)

Could half the NBA season be missed?

Tuesday's NBA meeting of negotiating teams in New York ended up being deemed disappointing. Union leader president and Lakers point guard Derek Fisher said at this point the preseason and training camps are likely not going to start on schedule. Union leader Billy Hunter advised the players that they might have to sit out for half the season. (ProBasketball Talk)

George McCaskey, Bears release statement on Trump comments

George McCaskey, Bears release statement on Trump comments

About an hour and 40 minutes before the Bears kicked off against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Bears chairman George H. McCaskey released a statement following President Trump's comments about the NFL and National Anthem protests over the weekend:

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told CBS his team will remain in the locker room and will not participate in the National Anthem before Sunday's game.

A number of players knelt during the Star-Spangled Banner prior to Sunday morning's Baltimore Ravens-Jacksonville Jaguars game at Wembley Stadium in London, and Jaguars owner Shad Khan locked arms with his players during the anthem. 

Other NFL owners released statements on the Trump comments over the weekend, too:

Report: Steelers won't participate in National Anthem at Soldier Field

Report: Steelers won't participate in National Anthem at Soldier Field

The Pittsburgh Steelers will not participate in the National Anthem on Sunday at Soldier Field, according to Jamie Erdahl. 

The decision follows Donald Trump's recent comments on NFL protests at a rally in Huntsville, Alabama:

Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He's fired. He's fired

No word on what the Bears will do yet, but the Steelers will be in the locker room.