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NFLRA: Penalty called on Husain Abdullah was right call

The NFL Referees Association is defending the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty called on Husain Abdullah after he slid into the endzone and knelt in prayer. But it’s not the prayer that warranted a penalty, it was his slide leading to the kneel. In a release, former NFLRA president Scott Green said that neither Abdullah nor the referees were “confused as to why a flag was thrown...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL admits error with Husain Abdullah penalty

Jim Racalto Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was flagged 15 yards for unsporstmanlike conduct after returning an interception for a touchdown during the Chiefs 41-14 win over the New England Patriots Monday night. Abdullah knelt to the ground in prayer after the play. Now, the NFL is admitting the referees made a mistake with the call. […] Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports...
Via Sports-Kings
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL admits Husain Abdullah shouldn’t have been penalized

The NFL admits that Chiefs defensive back Husain Abdullah shouldn’t have been penalized for praying in the end zone after returning an interception for a touchdown. NFL spokesman Michael Signora: "Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct following his 4th-quarter TD.'' — Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) September 30, 2014 var ACE_AR...
Via Pro Football Zone
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL: Abdullah should not have been penalized for praying

The NFL admitted on Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for going to the ground after returning an interception for a touchdown against the New England Patriots on Monday. NFL rules prohibit players from going to the ground to celebrate, but there is an exemption for players […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The NFL says Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for dropping to his knees in prayer in the end zone after an interception. NFL spokesman Michael Signora wrotes in an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday that "the officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah flagged for praying after pick 6 play

The NFL was dubbed the “No fun league” by pundits long ago. We know that generally, touchdown celebrations are frowned upon. But, what if you just got a pick 6 and wanted to give thanks to your religious source. Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah celebrated his interception return for a touchdown, by going to his knees in prayer. Abdullah was penalized for “unsportsmanlike...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs player penalized for praying after touchdown

Husain Abdullah was penalized for going to the ground during his end zone celebration on Monday after returning an interception for a touchdown. Abdullah is Muslim, and he went to the ground to pray after picking off a Tom Brady pass and returning it 39 yards to put the Kansas City Chiefs up 41-7 on […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Husain Abdullah Speaks on His Expanded Role in Kansas City

One year ago, Kansas City Chiefs Safety Husain Abdullah wasn’t sure if he’d ever have the opportunity to truly make his mark on the NFL. The four-year veteran had played in Minnesota for four seasons, experiencing a number of ups and downs along the way, but was only beginning to scratch the surface of his potential when he took a year off from football to participate in a religious...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Don't be surprised if Abdullah is a Chiefs starter next season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For a team that couldn't afford to splurge in free agency, re-signing Husain Abdullah became an easy call for the Chiefs. The Chiefs, quite clearly, see a bright future for Abdullah. "Love him. I love the soul, I love how he plays the game," general manager John Dorsey recently told The Kansas City Star. "He plays it with his eyes. I have a...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ex-Viking Abdullah to retire at age 26

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Husain Abdullah was still unsigned long into NFL free agency, with rumored contracts on the table. The former Minnesota Vikings safety wasn't acting on any of the deals, including one from the Minnesota Vikings. Now it's become clear why Abdullah wasn't participating in minicamps this month.Reports say that Husain and his brother, Arizona Cardinals...
Via Fox Sports North
June 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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