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NFL Player Husain Abdullah Penalized For Praying, NFL Says Officials Were Wrong

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During Monday night’s game against the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs player Husain Abdullah was penalized for falling to his knees in prayer after scoring a touchdown. But the NFL is now saying officials were wrong for enforcing the 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

“Abdullah should not have been penalized. Officiating mechanic is not to flag player who goes to ground for religious reasons,” NFL spokesman Michael Signora tweeted on Tuesday morning.

“Rule 12, Section 3, Article 1 (d) states ‘players are prohibited from engaging in any celebrations or demonstrations while on the ground.’ However, the officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious expression, and as a result, there should have been no penalty on the play,” Signora also explained in a statement.

The Chiefs safety was a good sport about it all, in fact, he told reporters after the game that he believes he was penalized for first sliding to his knees, not bowing in prayer. Signora says Abdullah will not be fined.

 

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Snoop Dogg Goes After Trump Again Over National Anthem Controversy

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Earlier this year, Snoop Dogg blasted trump by shooting a clown parody of president of the president with a toy gun in the music video for “Lavender (Nightfall Remix).” Now, the rapper is taking aim again, but in a much more subtle way.

As fans anticipate the release of the rapper’s upcoming album, “Make America Crip Again,” folks are getting a little teaser from the title track.

Audio was released from the song and on it, Snoop tackles Colin Kaepernick and the current controversial National Anthem controversy. “The president said he wants to make America great again. Fuck that shit, we gon’ make America Crip again,” he raps.

During an interview on CNN, the rapper explained, “Certain people feel like we should make America ‘great again,’ but that time they’re referring to always takes me back to separation and segregation, so I’d rather make America Crip again.'”

He added, “What I mean by that is, in my lifetime, that’s when young black men in impoverished areas organized to help their communities and to take care of their own because society basically left them for dead.”

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