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July 31, 2015 | by Compete Network
Friday Weekly Replay for July 25-31

 

 

 

This week features stories hitting all sorts of issues related to sports diversity – two closeted pro football players, racist comments, Special Olympics, a trans woman set to compete, and a woman finally hired as a pro football coach. Oh, and then there’s that story about Jose Canseco’s willingness to “Dress Like A Woman” to support Caitlyn Jenner. We hope you enjoy them.

 

Two NFL Players Would Come Out “If…”

Accordin to the GailyGrind:

According to the GailyGrind: “Benjamin Allbright, a Denver-based NFL draft analyst and radio host, tweeted today that he has talked to two veteran NFL players in the last month who would admit they are gay and would announce it publicly if the media didn’t make a big deal out of it.”

Read the full story here:

http://www.thegailygrind.com/2015/07/29/two-gay-veteran-nfl-players-claim-they-would-come-out-if-media-wouldnt-make-it-a-big-deal/

 

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Hulk Hogan Fired For Racist Comments

Although the WWE hasn’t offered a clear reason for Hulk Hogan’s dismissal or for scrubbing its website of his presence, his termination comes since a few instances of the wrestler using racist language have now come to light.

Read the full story here: http://tvline.com/2015/07/24/hulk-hogan-fired-wwe-racist-comments/

 

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2015 Special Olympics Opens

The 2015 Special Olympics is taking place in Los Angeles—it’s the first Special Olympics Summer Games to be held in the United States in sixteen years.

Read the full story here: http://www.specialolympics.org/los-angeles-2015.aspx

 

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Sprinter Wins Landmark Case To Compete As A Woman

The “Supreme Court of Sport” has ruled that India’s 19-year-old gold medalist sprinter, Dutee Chand, as well as all other female athletes testing positive for naturally high levels of testosterone, cannot be excluded from competing in female events.

Read the full story here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/azeenghorayshi/dutee-chand-wins

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Arizona Cardinals Hire First NFL Female Coach

According to CNN: “…Arizona Cardinals announced the hiring of Jen Welter to the team’s coaching staff. It is believed that she is the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL. Welter will work with the Cardinals’ inside linebackers and will coach throughout training camp and the preseason as a training camp/preseason intern.”

Read the full story here: http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/28/us/arizona-cardinals-hire-first-female-nfl-coach/

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Jose Canseco To “Dress Like A Woman” To Support Caitlyn Jenner

TMZ reports Jose Canseco plans to spend an entire week “as a woman” to be filmed for Canseco’s upcoming Internet reality show “Spend A Day With Jose.”

Read the full story here: http://www.gossipcop.com/jose-canseco-caitlyn-jenner-dress-woman-support/

 

Friday Replay is written by Community Editor, Ty Nolan. Check out Ty’s books on Amazon.

 

 

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