Eagles Safety Malcolm Jenkins Will Not Raise Fist Sunday
Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins will not raise his fist during the national anthem on Sunday. According to ESPN, the NFL has agreed to offer $89 million in contributions to help with social justice and changes in African American communities.
On Thursday Jenkins stated, “I don’t anticipate demonstrating this week simply because I felt like when I started demonstrating, my whole motivation was to draw awareness to disenfranchised people, communities of color, injustices around the country, our criminal justice system.”
Jenkins continued, “And obviously through this year and talking with the league and what they’ve kind of proposed, I feel like has presented a bigger and better platform to continue to raise that awareness and continue to fluctuate positive change.”
Russell Simmons Steps Down After Sexual Assault Allegation
Hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons officially stepped down from his companies in the wake of sexual misconduct accusations. Simmons is accused of forcing Jenny Lumet to have sex with him in 1991.
Lumet recalled her encounter with Simmons in a column published by The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday.
In a statement, Simmons said, “I have been informed with great anguish of Jenny Lumet’s recollection about our night together in 1991,” Simmons said in a statement. “I know Jenny and her family and have seen her several times over the years since the evening she described. While her memory of that evening is very different from mine, it is now clear to me that her feelings of fear and intimidation are real. While I have never been violent, I have been thoughtless and insensitive in some of my relationships over many decades and I sincerely and humbly apologize.”
Flynn Charged With One Count Of Making False Statement
Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn has been charged with “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Flynn is the first of the Trump administration to be charged and fourth the be connected with the Mueller investigation.
Flynn’s charge is the first in Mueller’s probe that has reached someone in the Trump White House and is the latest sign that the special counsel’s investigation is intensifying.