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Jonathan Martin situation shows NFL needs to change its ways

The Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin saga has exploded into a national story this week, eliciting strong reactions from NFL pundits and stay-at-home moms alike. And that’s to be expected when you combine a topic that has received as much attention recently as bullying has in America’s highest-profile professional sports league. But
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Torn between entertained and fearful

I could feel my heart stop. Eric Reid, the 49ers’ shiny first round pick out of LSU, was lying motionless on CenturyLink Field after a hard hit on Seattle wide receiver Sidney Rice. As I watched Reid dig his fists into the grass, I realized I was an awful person.
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The UnSeung Hero: Scott Fujita and the spirit of social activism

Cal alumnus and newly retired NFL player Scott Fujita leaves a legacy of social activism for Cal student-athletes to emulate

As the sun rose over Machu Picchu Monday morning, the new day began a new era for Scott Fujita. As the light shined upon the ancient Incan ruins, Fujita, a Cal alumnus and an NFL linebacker, perched on one of its giant stone slabs and signed a one-day contract with
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From right to left: Tony Gonzalez (Wikimedia Commons/Courtesy); Aaron Rodgers (Elvis Kennedy/Creative Commons/Courtesy); Shane Vareen (Evan Walbridge/File) .

A weekend to remember for Cal alums in the NFL

On Saturday and Sunday, Cal fans got themselves a real nice discount double-check from the NFL playoff action. In one of the most exciting playoff weekends in recent memory, eleven former Golden Bears from five different teams suited up for action. The Cal alums were involved in many important highlights
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Cal alum Fujita suspended for role in bounty scandal

Cal alum and current Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita has been suspended without pay for the first three games of the 2012 NFL season because of his role in a pay-for-performance bounty scandal with the New Orleans Saints, the NFL announced in a statement Wednesday. Fujita, who played for Cal
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#theprobowl #itspointless #whyplayit?

I didn’t watch the Pro Bowl. My sleep-ins on Sundays are far too precious to get up for that. Instead, I caught the action in 140-character bits beginning midway through the fourth quarter between bites of breakfast. You see, the NFL, famed for its lovable owners, fan outreach and freewheeling
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