Rex Ryan told the paper about his father's cancer, but wouldn't say what type of cancer it was. He did, however, say that it wasn't melanoma, which Ryan has had twice before: [NY Daily News]
"He's 80 years old, but he's doing great. He's tougher than shit," Ryan said of his father, who actually turned 77 last month. "He's had other things in his life. He overcame encephalitis. He's overcome cancer twice. He's tough."
Get well soon, Buddy.
Now… on to the ridiculous.
Leonard Weaver joined Adrian Peterson in saying that NFL players are treated like slaves: [Philly Sports Daily]
“We need to see some equal opportunity here, and stop treating us – as Adrian Peterson said – like slaves,” said Weaver.
Oh boy. Now we're back to this weird dynamic where white writers opine about black athletes who said something racist about their own race. Weaver took to Twitter – as only Weaver could – to apologize for his statements:
On my way to therapy, listening to some music getting ready for the day.
Tidy is gonna be a tough one…..working on both calf and knee, with a combination of lifting. I'm about to get my bigman on.
Hey everyone I'm here in therapy an I have seen the recording of the interview…. And I will have to say that I'm very disappointed in the whole interview an the comments I made. I first want to apologizes for the bad choice ode words, and using the word slavery. Now, that I have seen it, I will say that it was hard for me to watch and after thinking about it, I've come to the conclusion that…..I represented my family, friends and organization the wrong way. I'm sorry for those words I used and if I offend anyone, please forgive me. To all my fans whom I've disappointed I'm sorry.
I came off the wrong way, but I want to explain myself. And I will….
I think, as humans, we can all survive without beating this dead horse. Weav had a bad choice of words and apologized for it. There are worse and more off-base analogies to use (meaning: we get the sentiment), but the problem is that relating anything to slavery will undoubtedly cause Al Sharpton to flinch- wherever he may be.
Let's move on.