The Seattle Seahawks’ Michael Bennett took the world by storm on Wednesday with a shocking tweet where he tells the story of how he was held at gun point by police in Las Vegas:

Unfortunately, in today’s society, these stories are all too common. However, when it happens to a well-known athlete, with a big following, it quickly becomes a trendier news item to the media outlets and as such gets the attention it deserves. The debate of police brutality, racial profiling, etc., can go on forever, but it just seems we’ve surpassed a tipping point with these sorts of stories being just outliers, especially when you see tidbits like this surface after this story broke Wednesday morning:

I wonder why.

With Colin Kaepernick still unemployed (that is a whole other discussion) and National Anthem protests sprouting around several NFL sidelines in the preseason, including the Eagles’, this topic comes to the forefront once again. The Eagles’ Malcom Jenkins has always been outspoken and has gone to Capitol Hill to voice his concerns and work towards a better future. He teamed up with Anquan Boldin and released this video on Wednesday:

Many debate whether these protests belong in the NFL, if the league and/or teams should allow it, or if it should be an even stronger movement. I think it is safe to say that they aren’t stopping anytime soon. And with this Michael Bennett story, they may even grow in volume.

The roundup:

Sixers hoops are right around the corner and Richaun Holmes needs to be a big part of the team, says Kevin Love (Our Kevin Love).

ESPN’s Ryen Rusillo returned to the airwaves on Tuesday after serving a two-week suspension for getting arrested while on vacation in Wyoming. He addressed the situation right from the start.

The Tampa Bay Bucs GM ripped Skip Bayless and it is GREAT:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYr33DAFhqN/

A train ran into a car in Jim Thorpe.

NYC’s mayor said publicly that he wants to smoke weed.

Angelo Cataldi continues the trend of well-known sports talk radio personalities declaring that the Eagles CANNOT lose Sunday’s game vs. the Redskins. LOVE sports talk radio…:

https://twitter.com/AngeloCataldi/status/905732134647844864

Meanwhile, Howard Eskin won’t let it go:

A Amazon Headquarters in Philly? We would be a good fit.

This Madden 18 glitch with the Gronk Spike is hilarious, especially since it is against the Browns:

You can no longer get free coffee from Dunkin after an Eagles win.

Penn State managed to dodge more negative press.

Delta tried to race Hurricana Irma to Puerto Rico. They won.

Kyle ranted about Sal Pal, and he is on point.

BREAKING NEWS: You can finally, barely, manage watching a Phillies game again, this is why, and what you should look for.

A former WIP host was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday.

If you are like me and don’t have an NFL package, this is what games we’ll get to watch on Sunday.

Listen to the latest Crossing Broadcast where the guys talk J.P.’s debut, Mike Lombardi’s bombastic comments on Doug P, and Philly.com’s paywall.

On the fence about subscribing to the new CB or not? This little walk-through should tell you all you need to know:

Remember the Phillies prospect who lost an eye in a freak accident? No? Learn all about him in this good feature by Matt Gelb.

A man got bulldozed and was killed on Thursday morning on a construction site in Philly.

The first week of prop bets for the NFL season are here! Bet on everything from how long Roger Goodell will get booed for to if Aaron Rodgers will have facial hair or not.

The NFL is back, starting tonight! Enjoy!