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St. Louis Rams 'Hands Up' players give back at holiday event

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) The St. Louis Rams players who did the ''Hands Up, Don't Shoot'' gesture treated residents of nearby Ferguson to some holiday cheer on Friday. Tight end Jared Cook and wide receivers Tavon Austin, Kenny Britt, Stedman Bailey and Chris Givens donated $10,000 and participated in the inaugural holiday event co-sponsored by the St. Louis Urban League. The players...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

'Hands Up' players to attend Ferguson Christmas party

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams are following through on plans to aid residents in nearby Ferguson. The five players who did the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture before a recent home game are scheduled to appear at an Urban League of St. Louis Christmas Party on Friday for residents of Ferguson and north St. Louis County. Tight end Jared Cook and wide receivers Kenny Britt, Tavon...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams' 'Hands Up' players to attend Ferguson Christmas party

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams are following through on plans to aid residents in nearby Ferguson. The five players who did the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture before a recent home game are scheduled to appear at an Urban League of St. Louis Christmas Party on Friday for residents of Ferguson and north St. Louis County. Tight end Jared Cook and wide receivers Kenny Britt, Tavon...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

'Hands Up' players to attend Ferguson Christmas party

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Rams are following through on plans to aid residents in nearby Ferguson. The five players who did the ''Hands Up, Don't Shoot'' gesture before a recent home game are scheduled to appear at an Urban League of St. Louis Christmas Party on Friday for residents of Ferguson and north St. Louis County. Tight end Jared Cook and wide receivers Kenny Britt, Tavon...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams' Cook: Poor choice of words led to meeting with Fisher

  Jared Cook spoke eloquently about why he and four St. Louis Rams teammates did the ''Hands Up'' gesture, but comments about his coach get him in trouble last week. It's ''not just a Ferguson thing,'' the Rams tight end said earlier this month. ''It's a worldwide thing. You don't need to burn down your community, you don't need to harm others to get your message across.'' However...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cook's critical words after Rams' loss leads to meeting with Fisher

ST. LOUIS -- Jared Cook spoke eloquently about why he and four St. Louis Rams teammates did the "Hands Up" gesture, but comments about his coach get him in trouble last week. It's "not just a Ferguson thing," the Rams tight end said earlier this month. "It's a worldwide thing. You don't need to burn down your community, you don't need to harm others to get your message across." However...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cook's critical words after Rams' loss leads to meeting with Fisher

ST. LOUIS -- Jared Cook spoke eloquently about why he and four St. Louis Rams teammates did the "Hands Up" gesture, but comments about his coach get him in trouble last week. It's "not just a Ferguson thing," the Rams tight end said earlier this month. "It's a worldwide thing. You don't need to burn down your community, you don't need to harm others to get your message across." However...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams' Cook: Poor choice of words led to Fisher meeting

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jared Cook spoke eloquently about why he and four St. Louis Rams teammates did the ''Hands Up'' gesture, but comments about his coach get him in trouble last week. It's ''not just a Ferguson thing,'' the Rams tight end said earlier this month. ''It's a worldwide thing. You don't need to burn down your community, you don't need to harm others to get your message across...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Playoffs - Tight Ends

Jimmy Graham and Martellus Bennett play tonight on Monday Night Football, and one set of owners is hoping for Bennett to continue his great play, while the Graham owners are just praying that Drew Brees throws his way!  Two weeks ago, the Steelers double team Graham all game, and shut him out.  Zero Targets.  Last week, Graham caught just 3 of his 11 targets 25 yards!  Plenty...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams can't hang with Cardinals in NFC West grudge match

ST. LOUIS -- There was a 60-minute heavyweight fight Thursday night at the Edward Jones Dome with two football teams exchanging haymakers for four quarters. At the end of the night, the Arizona Cardinals defeated the Rams 4-2 on field goals (12-6 on points) in a game that featured no touchdowns, 554 total yards of offense, 26 first downs (13 for each team) and a combined nine conversions...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cook has been a go-to guy for Rams both on and off the field

ST. LOUIS -- Jared Cook had his most productive game of the season for the St. Louis Rams after being cleared for concussion-like symptoms. He's been a go-to guy off the field, too. "Things happen all the time. It's all about resiliency in this game," Cook said after catching two touchdown passes in last week's 24-0 victory at Washington. "You have to bounce back." The tight end...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Cook has been a go-to guy for Rams both on and off the field

ST. LOUIS -- Jared Cook had his most productive game of the season for the St. Louis Rams after being cleared for concussion-like symptoms. He's been a go-to guy off the field, too. "Things happen all the time. It's all about resiliency in this game," Cook said after catching two touchdown passes in last week's 24-0 victory at Washington. "You have to bounce back." The tight end...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tight end Cook helping team on/off field

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jared Cook had his most productive game of the season for the St. Louis Rams after being cleared for concussion-like symptoms. He's been a go-to guy off the field, too. ''Things happen all the time. It's all about resiliency in this game,'' Cook said after catching two touchdown passes in last week's 24-0 victory at Washington. ''You have to bounce back.'' The tight...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams blank Redskins, earn second consecutive shutout win

Greg Zuerlein missed an extra point, a 28-yard chip shot and a 38-yard attempt -- all wide right -- before sneaking one just inside the upright from 34. So what do the St. Louis Rams do after their next touchdown? They run a fake and get two points, with the holder throwing to a tight end. Add in a couple of touchdown catches by Jared Cook, a 78-yard punt return by Tavon Austin and...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams top Redskins 24-0 for 2nd straight shutout

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) The St. Louis Rams have back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 1945, beating the Washington Redskins 24-0 Sunday and giving them their first winning streak of the season. Jared Cook caught two touchdown passes, Tavon Austin returned a punt 78 yards for a score, and the defense allowed 206 total yards as the Rams improved to 5-7. The Rams sacked Colt McCoy...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Cook says he's received threats for ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ gesture

Jared Cook was one of a handful of St. Louis Rams players who took the field last Sunday doing a “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture. Not surprisingly, the political statement has led to threats on social media. On Wednesday night, Cook told The Associated Press that he believes the “world understands” why the players did...Read More
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams Jared Cook: I’ve Received Violent Threats Over Hands Up, Don’t Shoot

It seems like mainstream society wants to silence people who are outraged about certain injustices that are going on in society. We hear people say don’t be violent, don’t loot and don’t burned down your communities, but then when someone or in this case NFL players do a very non-violent, peaceful and uplifting gesture they are told to shut it down. If you can’t see how...
Via BlackSportsOnline
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Protest, Power, and the St. Louis Rams

Jeff Roorda wants the Rams to be quiet.  His statement is a lot longer than that of course.  Speaking for the St. Louis Police Officers Association, Roorda had plenty to say about the five St. Louis Rams players who took the field with the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture in Sunday's win over the Oakland Raiders.  According to Roorda, it is "unthinkable" that the Rams players would...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

No disrespect: Rams' Cook sets the record straight on Ferguson gesture

ST. LOUIS -- Three days later, Rams coach Jeff Fisher still wasn't talking about the protest five of his receivers staged last Sunday when they ran onto the field at the Edward Jones Dome in the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture. And really, it's difficult to fault him. "I'm a football coach," he said Wednesday. Considering all that has gone on with and around his team this season...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams' Cook would "absolutely" do it all over again

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jared Cook said he'd ''absolutely'' repeat the ''Hands Up, Don't Shoot'' gesture he and four teammates made during Sunday's game. Even if he's receiving threats or it costs the St. Louis Rams some fans. The tight end was designated spokesman Wednesday for the five-player group that made the gesture before Sunday's win over Oakland. He explained it was not just a show...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympian John Carlos applauds Rams players for 'hands up' gesture

It wasn't so much that the five St. Louis Rams who gave the ''Hands Up, Don't Shoot'' signal during pregame introductions were using sports to make a statement -- it was the sort of statement they made that set them apart. American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos set the standard for athletes hoping to take a political message to the highest level of sports -- raising their...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams: Players will not be disciplined for gesture

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams and the NFL will not discipline the five players who stood with their hands raised in a show of solidarity with Ferguson protesters before Sunday's game. Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Monday that it was his players' "choice to exercise their free speech," but he would not comment further on their actions. "It's my personal opinion, I firmly believe,...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams: Players will not be disciplined for gesture

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Rams say the team and the NFL will not discipline the five players who stood with their hands raised in a show of solidarity with Ferguson protesters before Sunday's game. Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Monday he plans to talk with the players, who are all black, but those conversations will remain confidential. Jared Cook, Kenny Britt, Chris Givens, Stedman...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

The NFL Won’t Discipline St. Louis Rams Players For “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Protest On Sunday

Despite some complaining from the St. Louis Police Officer’s Association, the NFL will not discipline any of the St. Louis Rams who took part in a pre-game Ferguson protest on Sunday. During the pre-game introductions, Rams players Steadman Bailey, Jared Cook, Chris Givens, Kenny Britt and Tavon Austin entered the field of play with their Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL will not fine Rams players for Ferguson gesture

            The  NFL will not fine the five St. Louis Rams players who entered the field before Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders with their hands in the air in “don’t shoot” poses. The St. Louis Police Officer’s Association called for the players involved to be disciplined and for the Rams and the NFL to deliver...
Via Sports-Glory
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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