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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by former Green Bay Packers vice president Andrew Brandt to discuss the allegations that Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson engaged in inappropriate workplace behavior and Richardson’s announcement that he’s going to put the NFL team up for sale. Chris Nowinski of the Concussion Legacy Foundation also joins to talk about the recent spate of high-profile head injuries in pro football. Finally, Deadspin’s David Roth discusses the rise of fake sports news.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
- Follow Andrew Brandt on Twitter.
- Sports Illustrated’s story on the allegations against Jerry Richardson.
- Richardson announced his plans to sell the franchise. Sean “Diddy” Combs is interested in buying the Panthers.
- Follow Chris Nowinski on Twitter.
- An injury to Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett led to concerns that the NFL’s concussion protocol is ineffectual.
- The NFL is reportedly considering instituting a targeting rule.
- Kent Babb’s Washington Post story on Larry Johnson, a former NFL player who believes he’s living with CTE.
- Follow David Roth on Twitter.
- Roth’s Deadspin piece on a fake news story about the Jacksonville Jaguars filing for bankruptcy.
- Previously in fake sports news: Michael Bennett burning the American flag.
- Mysterychristmasgifts.info on a dog that got shot 40 times and buried alive but was rescued just in time.
- Roth also wrote about the online hoax about Dan Snyder’s Washington NFL team changing its name to the Redhawks.
Hang Up and Listen’s weekly todaypolice.coms:
Stefan’s todaypolice.com: David Roth invented the baseball slash-line Twitter ratio.
Josh’s todaypolice.com: It’s time for sportscasters to stop bragging about their own stupidity.
Podcast production and edit by Patrick Fort.
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