The sports world is reeling this week after Buffalo Bills defensive back Damar Hamlin collapsed during the Monday Night Football game, renewing questions and concerns about the most popular and violent sport in America.
In 2004 the U.S. Army announced Pat Tillman, the former NFL player turned Army Ranger, died heroically at the hands of an enemy ambush. Only after his parents and diligent journalists poured through the evidence did we learn Cpl. Tillman was killed by his own unit which mistook him for the enemy.
I haven’t watched the Oscars in years since it’s clear that Motion Picture Academy and I have different tastes in movies, but I did view the now-famous slap many times after social media exploded with reactions Sunday night.
The so-called “dangerous thug” who has been described as the “darling of the alt-right” certainly wasn’t either on stage recently in Houston.