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Wayne Selden puts out statement on George Floyd, racial climate
Selden, who played under Bill Self for three seasons at Kansas, began his statement with a simple message: "Black lives do matter, if you have an issue with that statement please unfollow."

'It means a lot': 2022 LB Kaiden Turner talks KU football offer
A while back, he recalled to Phog.net, Turner was working out in Fayetteville. He came across a Kansas recruiting assistant, and the two shook hands and exchanged pleasantries. Evidently, that brief meeting served as a foreshadowing of sorts, as Turner received his second offer from the Jayhawks last week.

Three KU football questions entering the summer: ILBs
There's no question that Prox was having a breakout season when his year was shortened due to injury. Having played in only four games, Prox had posted 39 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss, and two sacks. He also had defended a pass and forced one fumble.

KU commit Devin Neal: 'Do not remain silent' on racial injustice
In the aftermath of Floyd's death, public figures and organizations have released statements condemning racial injustice and speaking out about seeking change. Local to Lawrence, several KU coaches — including Bill Self and Les Miles — have put out their own statements, and various players have even had some things to say.

KU football has Zoom chat on racial injustice with Anquan Boldin
Boldin has a foundation — the Anquan Boldin Foundation — which aims at "expanding the educational and life opportunities of underprivileged children," according to its mission statement. Boldin's cousin was also killed by a police officer, which gives him additional relevance to the conversation taking place around the country about police brutally and racial injustice.

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Sacramento Kings play-by-play announcer Grant Napear resigns after 'All Lives Matter' tweet
Napear, who has called games for the Kings since 1988, was answering a question from former Kings star DeMarcus Cousins, who asked Napear for his opinion on Black Lives Matter.

Oklahoma State's Amen Ogbongbemiga tests positive for coronavirus after Tulsa protest
Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga said Tuesday that he tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a protest in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Clemson assistant coach Danny Pearman apologizes for use of racial slur in 2017
Clemson assistant coach Danny Pearman apologized Tuesday after word spread on social media of an incident in which he used a racial slur during a practice in 2017.

Broncos coach Vic Fangio says racism, discrimination aren't prevalent in NFL
Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio called George Floyd's death a "societal issue that we all have to join in to correct," but said he doesn't see discrimination or racism as problems overall in the NFL.

Sources -- Proposed date for Game 7 of NBA Finals is Oct. 12
As the NBA models a 22-team format for the season's proposed resumption beginning July 31 in Orlando, Florida, a timeline shared with teams as a last possible date for a Finals Game 7 lands on Oct. 12, sources told ESPN.

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De-escalation Keeps Protesters And Police Safer. Departments Respond With Force Anyway. | FiveThirtyEight
“There’s this failed mindset of ‘if we show force, immediately we will deter criminal activity or unruly activity’ and show me where that has worked,” said Scott Thomson, the former chief of police in Camden, New Jersey.

Krist Novoselic Praises Trump for "Strong and Direct" Law and Order Speech | Consequence of Sound
The whole thing was one of the more disturbing moments in the three-and-a-half year history of Trump’s presidency, which is really saying something. But there’s at least one person who found comfort in Trump’s remarks: former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic.

George Floyd updates: Protests peaceful; Roxie Washington; Pope
Most Americans sympathize with protests over the death of George Floyd and disapprove of President Donald Trump’s hard line against the unrest, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Steve King, House Republican With a History of Racist Remarks, Loses Primary - The New York Times
Representative Steve King of Iowa, the nine-term Republican with a history of racist comments who only recently became a party pariah, lost his bid for renomination early Wednesday, one of the biggest defeats of the 2020 primary season in any state.

Facebook Engineer Publicly Resigns Over Zuckerberg’s Handling Of Trump Posts
A Facebook engineer on Tuesday publicly resigned from his job and harshly criticized CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the company’s handling of President Donald Trump’s post about looters, escalating Facebook’s internal dissent in response to its free speech policies.

Bullock wins Senate primary in Montana | TheHill
He won easily, leading with 95 percent of the vote after 12 percent of precincts had reported, according to The Associated Press.

Nobody needs to hear Tushy bidet's toilet-puns right now
So Tushy’s message of support is laced with . . . toilet puns.

Cleanup continues on aftermath of Flathead windstorm | KECI
“I can’t even keep up on it; we just have been creating a pecking order -- if there’s somebody who has a tree that’s going to fall on their house if we don’t take care of it, it’s top priority,” Big Sky Arborist owner Seth Bergman said.

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