— Finally, the field that MLB helped construct in honor of former Mets PR staffer Shannon Forde, who died of breast cancer in 2016, in her hometown of Little Ferry, N.J., will host the first annual Shannon Forde Memorial Softball Tournament on Saturday, June 2.
“I’m really happy for him,” Seferian-Jenkins said. “I’m hoping he can turn the page, because life’s too short to dwell on things that you made mistakes on. There’s too many opportunities for a young man — not just as a football player, but as a person — to let that completely affect your life. I’m happy he took the initiative to front it head on. That’s extremely important. Take responsibility. And say, ‘I need to quit this. This is causing a problem not only for myself, but possibly other people.’ That’s a huge sign of his growth and maturity.”
In order for Kaepernick, and former 49ers safety Eric Reid, to prove they’ve been railroaded out of the NFL by teams that have decided their politics are bad for business, they would need to produce hard evidence that at least two teams, in tandem, made the decision to not hire them. The poll does not do that, but it does add legitimacy to the collusion complaints.
“When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security,” the declaration says.