Hang Up and Listen

The Ja Morant’s Crossroads Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Grizzlies star, Dan Snyder, and the quarterbacks at the top of the NFL Draft.


Episode Notes

Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by the Washington Post’s Molly Hensley-Clancy to discuss her reporting on the troubles surrounding Ja Morant. ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr. also joins to talk about whether Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder will get forced out of the NFL. Finally, they speak to Slate’s Alex Kirshner about the quarterback dilemmas at the top of the NFL Draft.

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• Howard M. Wasserman’s law review article “Football and the Infield Fly Rule.”

Follow Molly Hensley-Clancy on Twitter and read her Washington Post piece on the allegations against the Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant.

• Hensley-Clancy and Ben Golliver on the aftermath of Morant brandishing a gun on Instagram Live.

• Former Grizzlies exec John Hollinger wrote in the Athletic that “it’s time for Memphis to grow up.”

Jalen Rose’s comments on Morant on ESPN.

Follow Don Van Natta Jr. on Twitter.

Read Van Natta’s ESPN investigation into a federal probe of a $55 million loan by the Washington Commanders and allegations that owner Dan Snyder used the NFL team as his “personal piggy bank.”

• The Washington Post reported that Snyder has demanded that his fellow club owners indemnify him against future legal liability if he sells the team.

• Snyder reportedly has refused to allow Amazon founder and Post owner Jeff Bezos to place a bid for the team.

• In a survey conducted by the NFL Players Association, the Commanders received the worst marks for working conditions for players and their families.

Follow Alex Kirshner on Twitter and subscribe to his podcast Split Zone Duo.

• Kirshner on whether the Chicago Bears should stick with Justin Fields or draft a promising rookie quarterback.

• Alabama quarterback Bryce Young is small. Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson is fast.

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Reino Nori:

Josh’s Reino Nori: Podcast ads, toll-free-numbers, and the National Council on Problem Gambling.

On this week’s bonus segment, Josh and Stefan talk with Alex Kirshner about whether the NFL combine should be abolished.

Podcast production and edit by Kevin Bendis.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.


About the Show

A weekly sports discussion show from Slate. Hang Up and Listen features Slate personalities Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin.

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