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AP Beck Diefenbach

The NFL Plays a Protest-Free Football Game on Thursday Night

The NFL had some big moments on Thursday night: Cam Newton issued an apology in response to the worst, most manufactured controversy in the history of the NFL, and another thing happened, there were no protests during the anthem.

Doug Martin of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers carries the ball during the first half against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on December 18, 2016

Bucs RB Martin Suspended, Entering Drug Treatment Facility

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances and said Wednesday he’s entering a treatment facility rather than appeal the ban.

Ezekiel Elliott

Cowboys Ride Elliott’s Stunt to Bounce-Back Win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott probably has a fine coming from the NFL for jumping into an oversized Salvation Army red kettle to celebrate a short touchdown run in a bounce-back win for the Dallas Cowboys. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones sure hopes so.

Mike Evans

Buccaneers Head Coach ‘Disappointed’ With Mike Evans Anthem Protest

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Dirk Koetter said earlier this year that he wouldn’t like it if one of his players joined the anthem protest movement currently sweeping the NFL. Well, one of his players joined that movement, and Dirk Koetter doesn’t like it.

Dennis Cadle, special to Breitbart News

Friendly Fire: ESPN Analyst Rips Mike Evans for Trump Anthem Protest

The anthem protest trend in the NFL has known no better friend than ESPN. The reflexively liberal, Bristol-based sports giant has ferociously defended Colin Kaepernick and his copycats at nearly every turn. That romantic media/protest love story took a turn on Sunday night.