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It Is Inconceivable To Me That Robeson Was Rejected From The Home Of The Brave And The Land Of The Free.

Paul Robeson was a famous African-American athlete, singer, actor, and advocate for the civil rights of people around the world. He rose to prominence in a time when segregation was legal in the United States, and Black people were being lynched by racist mobs, especially in the South.

Born on April 9, 1898 in Princeton, New Jersey, Paul Robeson was the youngest of five children. His father was a runaway slave who went on to graduate from Lincoln University, and his mother came from an abolitionist Quaker family. Robeson's family knew both hardship and the determination to rise above it. His own life was no less challenging.

In 1915, Paul Robeson won a four-year academic scholarship to Rutgers University. Despite violence and racism from team-mates, he won 15 varsity letters in sports (baseball, basketball, track) and was twice named to the All-American Football Team. He received the Phi Beta Kappa key in his junior year, belonged to the Cap & Skull Honour Society, and graduated as Valedictorian. However, it wasn't until 1995, 19 years after his death, that Paul Robeson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

At Columbia Law School (1919-1923), Robeson met and married Eslanda Cordoza Goode, who was to become the first Black woman to head a pathology laboratory. He took a job with a law firm, but left when a white secretary refused to take dictation from him. He left the practice of law to use his artistic talents in theatre and music to promote African and African-American history and culture.

In London, Robeson earned international acclaim for his lead role in Othello, for which he won the Donaldson Award for Best Acting Performance (1944), and performed in Eugene O'Neill's Emperor Jones and All God's Chillun Got Wings. He is known for changing the lines of the Showboat song "Old Man River" from the meek "...I'm tired of livin' and 'feared of dyin'....," to a declaration of resistance, "... I must keep fightin' until I'm dying....". His 11 films included Body and Soul (1924), Jericho (1937), and Proud Valley (1939). Robeson's travels taught him that racism was not as virulent in Europe as in the U.S. At home, it was difficult to find restaurants that would serve him, theatres in New York would only seat Blacks in the upper balconies, and his performances were often surrounded with threats or outright harassment. In London, on the other hand, Robeson's opening night performance of Emperor Jones brought the audience to its feet with cheers for twelve encores.

Paul Robeson used his deep baritone voice to promote Black spirituals, to share the cultures of other countries, and to benefit the labour and social movements of his time. He sang for peace and justice in 25 languages throughout the U.S., Europe, the Soviet Union, and Africa. Robeson became known as a citizen of the world, equally comfortable with the people of Moscow, Nairobi, and Harlem. Among his friends were future African leader Jomo Kenyatta, India's Nehru, historian Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, anarchist Emma Goldman, and writers James Joyce and Ernest Hemingway. In 1933, Robeson donated the proceeds of All God's Chillun to Jewish refugees fleeing Hitler's Germany. At a 1937 rally for the anti-fascist forces in the Spanish Civil War, he declared, "The artist must elect to fight for Freedom or for Slavery. I have made my choice. I had no alternative." In New York in 1939, he premièred in Earl Robinson's Ballad for Americans, a cantata celebrating the multi-ethnic, multi-racial face of America. It was greeted with the largest audience response since Orson Welles' famous "War of the Worlds."

During the 1940s, Robeson continued to perform and to speak out against racism, in support of labour, and for peace. He was a champion of working people and organized labour. He spoke and performed at strike rallies, conferences, and labor festivals worldwide. As a passionate believer in international cooperation, Robeson protested the growing Cold War and worked tirelessly for friendship and respect between the U.S. and the USSR. In 1945, he headed an organization that challenged President Truman to support an anti-lynching law. In the late 1940s, when dissent was scarcely tolerated in the U.S., Robeson openly questioned why African Americans should fight in the army of a government that tolerated racism. Because of his outspokenness, he was accused by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) of being a Communist. Robeson saw this as an attack on the democratic rights of everyone who worked for international friendship and for equality. The accusation nearly ended his career. Eighty of his concerts were canceled, and in 1949 two interracial outdoor concerts in Peekskill, N.Y. were attacked by racist mobs while state police stood by. Robeson responded, "I'm going to sing wherever the people want me to sing...and I won't be frightened by crosses burning in Peekskill or anywhere else."

In 1950, the U.S. revoked Robeson's passport, leading to an eight-year battle to re-secure it and to travel again. During those years, Robeson studied Chinese, met with Albert Einstein to discuss the prospects for world peace, published his autobiography, Here I Stand, and sang at Carnegie Hall. Two major labor-related events took place during this time. In 1952 and 1953, he held two concerts at Peace Arch Park on the U.S.-Canadian border, singing to 30-40,000 people in both countries. In 1957, he made a transatlantic radiophone broadcast from New York to coal miners in Wales. In 1960, Robeson made his last concert tour to New Zealand and Australia. In ill health, Paul Robeson retired from public life in 1963. He died on January 23, 1976, at age 77, in Philadelphia.

My mother's youngest brother had a wonderful baritone voice. As a result I grew up with songs like this.
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Robeson singing the famous labor ballad with photo overlay.
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For other people named James Brown, see James Brown (disambiguation).
Jim Brown
1961 Kahn's Wieners Jim Brown-crop.jpg
Brown while playing for the Cleveland Browns
No. 32
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: February 17, 1936 (age 79)
Place of birth: St. Simons, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 232 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school: Manhasset (NY)
College: Syracuse
NFL draft: 1957 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Career history
Cleveland Browns (1957–1965)
Career highlights and awards
Consensus All-Americans (1956)
9× Pro Bowl selection (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965)
8× AP First-Team All-Pro (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965)
8× UPI First-Team All-Pro (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965)
1957 NFL Rookie of the Year (AP, UPI, SN)
1957 NFL MVP (AP, SN)
1958 NFL MVP (AP, NEA, SN, UPI)
1963 NFL MVP (NEA, UPI, MX)
1965 NFL MVP (AP, NEA, SN, UPI)
3× Pro Bowl MVP (1961, 1962, 1965)
NFL champion (1964)[1]
8× NFL Rushing champion (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965)
Rated No. 2 NFL Player of all-time by NFL.com as of 2009 season
NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
NFL 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
Cleveland Browns#32 retired
Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee (1971)
Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee (1983)
College Football Hall of Fame inductee (1995)
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 12,312
Rushing average: 5.2
Rushing TDs: 106
Receptions: 262
Receiving yards: 2,499
Receiving TDs: 20
Stats at NFL.com
Pro Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
James Nathaniel "Jim" Brown (born February 17, 1936)[2] is an American former professional football player and actor. He is best known for his exceptional and record-setting nine year career as a fullback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL) from 1957 to 1965. In 2002, he was named by Sporting News as the greatest professional football player ever.[3]

Contents  
1 Early life
2 College sports career
3 Professional football career
4 Acting career
5 Filmography
6 Other post-football activities
7 Football accolades

Early life
Jim Brown was born in St. Simons, Georgia, to Swinton Brown, a professional boxer, and Theresa, a homemaker.[4]

At Manhasset Secondary School, Brown earned 13 letters playing football, lacrosse, baseball, basketball and running track.[5]

Mr. Brown credits his self-reliance to having grown up on Saint Simons Island, a community off the coast of Georgia where he was raised by his grandmother and where racism did not affect him directly. At the age of 8 he moved to Manhasset, N.Y., where his mother worked as a domestic. It was at Manhasset High School that he became a football star and athletic legend.
— The New York Times - film review, 2002.[5]
He averaged a then-Long Island record 38 points per game for his basketball team. That record was later broken by future Boston Red Sox star Carl Yastrzemski of Bridgehampton.[6]

College sports career
As a sophomore at Syracuse University, Brown was the second leading rusher on the team. As a junior, he rushed for 666 yards (5.2 per carry). In his senior year, Brown was a unanimous first-team All-American. He finished 5th in the Heisman Trophy voting, and set school records for highest season rush average (6.2) and most rushing touchdowns in a single game (6). He ran for 986 yards—third most in the country despite Syracuse playing only eight games—and scored 14 touchdowns. In the regular-season finale, a 61–7 rout of Colgate, he rushed for 197 yards, scored six touchdowns and kicked seven extra points for 43 points (another school record). Then in the Cotton Bowl, he rushed for 132 yards, scored three touchdowns and kicked three extra points. But a blocked extra point after Syracuse's third touchdown was the difference as TCU won 28–27.[7]

Brown is a member of The Pigskin Club of Washington, D.C. National Intercollegiate All-American Football Players Honor Roll.[citation needed]

Perhaps more impressive was his success as a multi-sport athlete. In addition to his football accomplishments, he excelled in basketball, track, and especially lacrosse. As a sophomore, he was the second leading scorer for the basketball team (15 ppg), and earned a letter on the track team. His junior year, he averaged 11.3 points in basketball, and was named a second-team All-American in lacrosse. His senior year, he was named a first-team All-American in lacrosse (43 goals in 10 games to rank second in scoring nationally).[8]

Professional football career

Brown with Cleveland, c. 1957–65.

Brown's helmet in exhibition.
Brown was taken in the first round of the 1957 draft by the Cleveland Browns.[9] He departed as the NFL record holder for both single-season (1,863 in 1963) and career rushing (12,312 yards), as well as the all-time leader in rushing touchdowns (106), total touchdowns (126), and all-purpose yards (15,549). He was the first player ever to reach the 100-rushing-touchdowns milestone, and only a few others have done so since, despite the league's expansion to a 16-game season in 1978 (Brown's first four seasons were only 12 games, and his last five were 14 games). Brown's record of scoring 100 touchdowns in only 93 games stood until LaDainian Tomlinson did it in 89 games during the 2006 season. Brown holds the record for total seasons leading the NFL in all-purpose yards (5: 1958–1961, 1964), and is the only rusher in NFL history to average over 100 yards per game for a career. In addition to his rushing, Brown was a superb receiver out of the backfield, catching 262 passes for 2,499 yards and 20 touchdowns, while also adding another 628 yards returning kickoffs. Every season he played, Brown was voted into the Pro Bowl, and he left the league in style by scoring three touchdowns in his final Pro Bowl game. Perhaps the most amazing feat is that Jim Brown accomplished these records despite never playing past 29 years of age. Brown's 6 games with at least 4 touchdowns remains an NFL record. LaDainian Tomlinson and Marshall Faulk both have five games with 4 touchdowns.

Brown led the league in rushing a record eight times.

He told me, 'Make sure when anyone tackles you he remembers how much it hurts.' He lived by that philosophy and I always followed that advice.
— John Mackey, 1999.
Brown's 1,863 rushing yards in the 1963 season remain a Cleveland franchise record. It is currently the oldest franchise record for rushing yards out of all 32 NFL teams. His average of 133 yards per game that season is exceeded only by O.J. Simpson's 1973 season. While others have compiled more prodigious statistics, when viewing Brown's standing in the game, his style of running must be considered along with statistical measures. He was very difficult to tackle (shown by his leading 5.2 yards per carry), often requiring more than one defender to bring him down.[10]

Brown retired after only nine seasons as the NFL's all-time leading rusher. He held the record of 12,312 yards until it was broken by Walter Payton on October 7, 1984, during Payton's 10th NFL season. Brown is still the Cleveland Browns all-time leading rusher.[11] Currently Jim Brown is ninth on the all-time rushing list.[12]

Acting career

Brown & Janet MacLachlan in ...tick...tick...tick... (1970).
Brown began an acting career before the 1964 season, playing a Buffalo Soldier in a western action film called Rio Conchos.[13] The film premiered at Cleveland's Hippodrome theater on October 23, with Brown and many of his teammates in attendance. The reaction was lukewarm. Brown, one reviewer said, was a serviceable actor, but the movie's overcooked plotting and implausibility amounted to "a vigorous melodrama for the unsqueamish."[14]

In early 1966 Brown was shooting his second film in London.[15] The Dirty Dozen cast Brown as Robert Jefferson, one of twelve convicts sent to France during World War II to assassinate German officers meeting at a castle near Rennes in Brittany before the D-Day invasion. Production delays due to bad weather meant he would miss at least the first part of training camp on the campus of Hiram College, which annoyed Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell, who threatened to fine Brown $1,500 for every week of camp he missed.[16] Brown, who had previously said that 1966 would be his last season, announced his retirement instead.[13] At the end of his nine-year career, Brown held records for most rushing yards in a game, a season and a career. He also owned the record for all-purpose yards in a career and best average per carry for a running back at 5.22 yards, a mark that still stands.[17]

Brown went on to play a villain in a 1967 episode of I Spy called "Cops and Robbers", and appeared in the 1970 movie ...tick...tick...tick..., as well as in numerous other features. Biographer Mike Freeman credits Brown with becoming “the first black action star”, thanks to roles like the Marine captain he portrayed in the hit 1968 film Ice Station Zebra.[18]

In 1969, Brown starred in 100 Rifles with Burt Reynolds and Raquel Welch. The film was one of the first to feature an interracial love scene. Raquel Welch reflects on the scene in Spike Lee's Jim Brown: All-American. Brown acted with Fred Williamson in films such as 1974's Three the Hard Way, 1975's Take a Hard Ride, 1982's One Down, Two to Go, 1996's Original Gangstas and 2002's On the Edge. He also guest-starred in a handful of television episodes of various programs with Williamson. In 1998, he voiced Butch Meathook in the film Small Soldiers. Perhaps Brown's most memorable roles were as Robert Jefferson in The Dirty Dozen, and in Keenen Ivory Wayans' 1988 comedy I'm Gonna Git You Sucka. Brown also acted in 1987's The Running Man, an adaptation of a Stephen King story, as Fireball. He played a defensive coach, Montezuma Monroe, in Any Given Sunday, and also appeared in Sucker Free City and Mars Attacks!. Brown appeared in some TV shows including Knight Rider in the season 3 premiere episode "Knight of the Drones". Brown appeared alongside football hero Joe Namath on The A-Team episode "Quarterback Sneak".[19] Brown also appeared on ChiPs, episode 1 and 2, in season 3, as a pickpocket on roller skates.

Filmography
Year Title Role Notes
1964 Rio Conchos Sgt. Franklyn First Film
1967 The Dirty Dozen Robert Jefferson
1968 Dark of the Sun Ruffo Lead
Ice Station Zebra Capt. Leslie Anders
The Split McClain Lead
1969 Riot Cully Briston Lead
100 Rifles Lyedecker Lead
The Grasshopper Tommy Marcott
Kenner Roy Kenner Lead
1970 ...tick...tick...tick... Jimmy Price Lead
El Condor Luke Lead
1972 Slaughter Slaughter Lead
Black Gunn Gunn Lead
1973 Slaughter 2:Big Rip-Off Slaughter Lead
The Slams Curtis Hook Lead
1974 I Escaped from Devil's Island Le Bras Lead
Three the Hard Way Jimmy Lait Lead
1975 Take a Hard Ride Pike Lead
1977 Vengeance Isaac Lead
1978 Fingers Dreems
Pacific Inferno Clyde Preston Lead
1982 One Down, Two to Go J Lead
1985 Lady Blue Stoker
1987 The Running Man Fireball
1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Slammer
1989 L.A. Heat Captain
Crack House Steadman
1990 Killing American Style Sunset
Twisted Justice Morris
Hammer, Slammer, & Slade Slammer
1992 The Divine Enforcer King
1996 Original Gangstas Jake Trevor
Mars Attacks! Byron Williams
1998 He Got Game Spivey
Small Soldiers Butch Meathook Voice
1999 New Jersey Turnpikes Unknown
Any Given Sunday Montezuma Monroe
2002 On the Edge Chad Grant
2004 She Hate Me Geronimo Armstrong
Sucker Free City Don Strickland
2005 Animal Berwell
2006 Sideliners Monroe
2010 Dream Street Unknown
2014 Draft Day Himself
Other post-football activities[edit]

Brown at an autograph signing in 2004.

Brown in November 2007.

Brown during an interview at the Civil Rights Summit, 2014.
Brown served as a color analyst on NFL telecasts for CBS in 1978, teaming with Vin Scully and George Allen.

In 1983, seventeen years after retiring from professional football, Brown mused about coming out of retirement to play for the Los Angeles Raiders when it appeared that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris would break his all-time rushing record. Brown disliked Harris' style of running, criticizing the Steeler running back's tendency to run out of bounds, a marked contrast to Brown's approach of fighting for every yard and taking on the oncoming tackler. Eventually, Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears broke the record on October 7, 1984, with Brown having ended thoughts of a comeback. Harris himself, who retired after the 1984 season after playing eight games with the Seattle Seahawks, fell short of Brown's mark.

Brown's autobiography was published in 1989 by Zebra Books. It was titled Out of Bounds and was co-written with Steve Delsohn.[2] He was a subject of the book Jim: The Author's Self-Centered Memoir of the Great Jim Brown, by James Toback.

In 1993, Brown was hired as a color commentator for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, a role he occupied for the first six pay-per-view events.

In 1988 Brown founded the Amer-I-Can Program. He currently works with kids caught up in the gang scene in Los Angeles and Cleveland through this Amer-I-Can program.[20] It is a life management skills organization that operates in inner cities and prisons.

Brown was convicted of misdemeanor vandalism in 1999 for damaging the automobile of his wife, Monique. Rather than participate in domestic violence counseling, community service, and probation, Brown chose instead to serve several months in jail, because, he said, "The conditions of my sentence were ridiculous."[21][22]

In 2002, film director Spike Lee released the film Jim Brown: All-American, a retrospective on Brown's professional career and personal life.

In 2008, Brown initiated a lawsuit against Sony and EA Sports for using his likeness in the Madden NFL video game series. He claimed that he "never signed away any rights that would allow his likeness to be used".[23]

As of 2008, Brown was serving as an Executive Advisor to the Cleveland Browns, assisting to build relationships with the team's players and to further enhance the NFL’s wide range of sponsored programs through the team's player programs department.[24]

On May 29, 2013, Brown was named as a Special Advisor to the Browns.[25]

Football accolades
Brown's memorable professional career led to his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971, while The Sporting News selected him as the greatest football player of all time. Brown's football accomplishments at Syracuse garnered him a berth in the College Football Hall of Fame. Brown also earned a spot in the Lacrosse Hall of Fame, giving him a rare triple crown of sorts. Brown, Ted Williams, and Cal Hubbard are the only athletes to be inducted into the Halls of Fame of more than one professional sport.

Brown’s claim to the title of greatest running back of all time is supported by statistics. In 118 career games, Brown averaged 104.3 yards per game and 5.2 yards per carry. None of the NFL’s career rushing leaders come close to these spectacular totals. For example, Walter Payton averaged only 88 yards per game during his career with a 4.4 yards-per-carry average. Emmitt Smith averaged only 81.2 yards per game with a 4.2 yards-per-carry average.[26] And Brown has famously said on the subject: "When running backs get in a room together, they don't argue about who is the best."

The only top-ten all-time rusher who even approaches Brown’s totals, Barry Sanders, posted a career average of 99.8 yards per game and 5.0 yards per carry. However, Barry Sanders’ father, William, was frequently quoted as saying that Jim Brown was “the best I’ve ever seen.”[27]

Brown currently holds NFL records for most games with 24 or more points in a career (6), highest career touchdowns per game average (1.068), most career games with 3 or more touchdowns (14), most games with 4 or more touchdowns in a career (6), most seasons leading the league in rushing attempts (6), most seasons leading league in rushing yards (8), highest career rushing yards per game average (104.3), most seasons leading the league in touchdowns (5), most seasons leading the league in yards from scrimmage (6), highest average yards from scrimmage per game in a career (125.52), most seasons leading the league in combined net yards (5).

On November 4, 2010, Brown was chosen by NFL Network's NFL Films production The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players as the second-greatest player in NFL history, behind only Jerry Rice.
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For Sanders' son, see Barry J. Sanders . For the historian and author, see Barry Sanders (professor).
Barry Sanders
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Sanders in 2010.
No. 20
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: July 16, 1968 (age 47)
Place of birth: Wichita, Kansas
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Wichita North (KS)
College: Oklahoma State
NFL draft: 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Career history
Detroit Lions (1989–1998)
Career highlights and awards
Heisman Trophy (1988)
Unanimous All-American (1988)
10× Pro Bowl (1989-1998)
6× First-team All-Pro (1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997)
4× Second-team All-Pro (1992, 1993, 1996, 1998)
4× NFL Rushing champion (1990, 1994, 1996, 1997)
NFL MVP (MX, 1991)
NFL MVP (AP, PFWA, NEA, SN, MX, 1997)
2× AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1994, 1997)
NFL Alumni Running Back of the Year (1997)
2x NFC rushing leader (1996, 1997)
NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (AP, PFWA, UPI, NEA, 1989)
Single Season 2,000 Rushing Yards Club
10,000 Rushing Yards Club
NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
NFL record most consecutive 100-yard games (14)
NFL record most 1,500-yard seasons (5)
Holds 10 Detroit Lions team records
Detroit Lions #20 retired
Third-leading rusher in NFL history
Rated #1 Most Elusive Running Back of All Time by NFL.com
Rated #17 NFL Player of all-time by NFL.com
Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee (2004)
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 15,269
Average: 5.0
Rushing TDs: 1
Stats at NFL.com
Pro Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
Barry Sanders[1] (born July 16, 1968) is a former American football running back who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. A member of both the college and professional football halls of fame, he was ranked by NFL Top 10 as the most elusive runner in NFL history,[2] and also topped their list of greatest players never to reach the Super Bowl.[3] Averaging over 1,500 rushing yards per season, Sanders left the game just 1,457 yards short of being first place on the list for the NFL all-time rushing record at that time.

Contents  
1 Early years
2 College career
2.1 College statistics
3 Professional career
3.1 Retirement
3.2 NFL stats
4 Personal life
5 After football
6 Records
6.1 Collegiate
6.2 Professional
7 Career statistics
7.1 Regular season
Early years
Born in Wichita, Kansas, Sanders attended Wichita North High School.[4] Sanders started at tailback his sophomore year, but his brother Byron started before him in that position the following year. Barry Sanders did not become the starting running back until the fourth game of his senior year. He rushed for 1,417 yards in the final seven games of the season, which earned him all-state honors. During that seven-game span, Sanders averaged 10.2 yards per carry, but he was overlooked by most college recruiters. Although he was a stellar athlete, Sanders received scholarship offers from only Emporia State University, University of Tulsa, and Oklahoma State University-Still water.[5]

College career
See also: 1987 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team and 1988 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team
Enrolling at Oklahoma State University, Sanders played for the Oklahoma State Cowboys from 1986 to 1988, and wore the #21. During his first two years, he backed up All-American Thurman Thomas. In 1987, he led the nation in yards per kickoff return (31.6), while also rushing for over 600 yards and scoring 8 touchdowns. Thomas moved on to the NFL, and Sanders became the starter for his junior year.

In 1988, in what has been called the greatest individual season in college football history,[6] Sanders led the nation by averaging 7.6 yards per carry and over 200 yards per game, including rushing for over 300 yards in four games. Despite his massive workload of 344 carries, Sanders was still used as the team's punt and kickoff returner, adding another 516 yards on special teams. He set college football season records with 2,628 yards rushing, 3,248 total yards, 234 points, 39 touchdowns, 37 rushing touchdowns, 5 consecutive 200 yard games, scored at least 2 touchdowns in 11 consecutive games, and 9 times he scored at least 3 touchdowns. Sanders also ran for 222 yards and scored 5 touchdowns in his three quarters of action in the 1988 Holiday Bowl, a game that is not included in the official NCAA season statistics.[7] Sanders learned of his Heisman Trophy win while he was with the team in Tokyo, Japan preparing to face Texas Tech in the Coca-Cola Classic.[8] He chose to leave Oklahoma State before his senior season to enter the NFL draft.

College statistic
See also: List of NCAA football records § Rushing
  Rushing Receiving
Season Team GP Att Yds Avg Yds/G TD Rec Yds Long TD
1986 OSU 74 325 4.4 2 0 0 0 0
1987* OSU 111 622 5.6 8 4 59 1
1988* OSU 52 373 2,850 7.6 237.5 42* 19 106 2
Total 558 3,797 5.9 52* 23 165 3
*Includes bowl game. The NCAA does not include bowl games in official statistics for seasons prior to 2002.
Source: Barry Sanders at Sports Reference
Professional career[edit]
The Detroit Lions selected Sanders with the 3rd overall pick in the 1989 Draft,[4] thanks to the endorsement of then-coach Wayne Fontes. The Lions' management considered drafting another Sanders, cornerback Deion Sanders, but Fontes convinced them to draft Barry Sanders instead. He was offered #20, which had been worn by former Lions greats Lem Barney and Billy Sims; Sims was one of the league's best running backs in the early 1980s, and Fontes had requested Sanders to wear the number in tribute to Sims.[9]

Though there were concerns about his size, it turned out these concerns were unfounded. Sanders was far too quick for defenders to hit solidly on a consistent basis, and too strong to bring down with arm tackles. Though short at 5'8", his playing weight was 203 lb (91 kg) -- the same as Walter Payton and only slightly under the NFL average for a back. This extra weight was held in an exceptionally large and muscular lower body that gave him a very low center of mass. Further, Sanders' had unusual explosiveness, demonstrated by his ability to be competitive in the Footlocker slam dunk contest despite his short stature.[10] These two factors, when combined, made for abilities to accelerate and change directions seldom seen, even among the elite of NFL backs.

In contrast to many of the star players of his era, Sanders was also noted for his on-field humility. Despite his flashy playing style, Sanders was rarely seen celebrating after the whistle was blown. Instead, he preferred to hand the ball to a referee or congratulate his teammates.

In 1989, Sanders missed his rookie year training camp due to a contract dispute. He ran for eighteen yards his first carry during the regular season,[4] and scored a touchdown on his fourth. He finished the season second in the NFL in rushing yards and touchdowns after declining to go back into the regular season finale just 10 yards shy of the rushing title (later won by Christian Okoye), and won the Rookie of the Year Award.[11]

Barry Sanders was the featured running back on the Lion teams that made the playoffs five times during the 1990s (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1997). He was a member of the 1991 and 1993 squads that won the NFC Central division title; the 1991 team won 12 regular season games (a franchise record).

In 1994, Sanders rushed for 1,883 yards, on a 5.7 yards per carry average. He also totaled 283 receiving yards, which gave him a combined 2,166 yards from scrimmage for the season. He was named the NFL's Offensive Player of the Year. In 1995, Sanders posted 1,500 yards rushing with 398 receiving yards, beating his rushing total alone of the '94 season. In 1996, Sanders rushed for 1,553 yards with a career-low 147 receiving yards.

Sanders' greatest season came in 1997 when he became a member of the 2000 rushing yards club. After a start in which he gained 53 yards on 25 carries in the first two games of the season, Sanders ran for an NFL record 14 consecutive 100 yard games, including two 200 yard performances, en route to rushing for 2,053 yards. In reaching the 2,000 yard plateau, he became only the third player to do so in a single season and the first since O. J. Simpson to rush for 2,000 yards in a span of 14 consecutive games. He was the first running back to rush for 1,500 yards in five seasons and the only one to do it four consecutive years. At the end of the season, Sanders shared the Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award with Green Bay QB Brett Favre.

Week Team Carries Yards Average
1 ATL 15 33 2.2
2 TB 10 20 2.0
3 at CHI 19 161 8.5
4 at NO 18 113 6.3
5 GB 28 139 5.0
6 at BUF 25 107 4.3
7 at TB 24 215 9.0
8 NYG 24 105 4.4
9 at GB 23 105 4.6
10 at WAS 15 105 7.0
11 MIN 19 108 5.7
12 IND 24 216 9.0
13 CHI 19 167 8.8
14 at MIA 30 137 4.6
15 at MIN 19 138 7.3
16 NYJ 23 184 8.0
1997 TOTAL 335 2,053 6.1
In Sanders' last season in the NFL, 1998, he rushed for 1,491 yards, ending his four-year streak of rushing for over 1,500 yards in a season.

Despite his individual success, the Lions never reached the Super Bowl while Sanders was with the team.[4] The closest they came was in the 1991 season.[4] Aided by Sanders' 1,855 combined rushing/receiving yards and 17 touchdowns during the season, they recorded a 12–4 record and went on to defeat the Dallas Cowboys 38–6 in the divisional playoffs, which still stands as Detroit's only playoff victory since defeating the Cleveland Browns to win the 1957 NFL Championship. The Lions lost to the Washington Redskins 41–10 in the NFC Championship Game, and Sanders was held to 59 total yards in the game.

In Sanders' career, he achieved Pro Bowl status in all of his 10 seasons.[4] Sanders was named first team All-Pro eight times from 1989–1991 and 1993–97 and was named second team All-Pro twice in 1992 and 1998. Sanders was also named All-NFC from 1989–92 and 1994–97. Sanders was named Offensive Player of the Year in '94 and '97, NFL MVP in '97, and was named to the 1990s NFL All-Decade team.

Sports Illustrated writer Paul Zimmerman wrote:

It doesn't matter where the play is blocked; he'll find his own soft spot...The scheme doesn't matter with Sanders. He can run from any alignment. While other people are stuck with joints, he seems to have ball bearings in his legs that give him a mechanical advantage...Sanders' finest runs often occur when he takes the handoff and, with a couple of moves, turns the line of scrimmage into a broken field...Nobody has ever created such turmoil at the point of attack as Sanders has...Knock on wood, he seems indestructible....

Retirement
Sanders announced he was quitting pro football. His retirement was made public by faxing a letter to the Wichita Eagle, his hometown newspaper, on July 27, 1999.[12]

He left football healthy, having gained 15,269 rushing yards, 2,921 receiving yards, and 109 touchdowns (99 rushing and 10 receiving). He retired within striking distance of Walter Payton's career rushing mark of 16,726 yards. Only Payton and Emmitt Smith have rushed for more yards than Sanders.

Sanders' retirement came somewhat unexpectedly and was a matter of controversy. Two years earlier, Sanders had renewed his contract with the Lions for $35.4 million over six years with an $11 million signing bonus. The Lions demanded that he return $5.5 million of the bonus. Sanders refused, and the Lions sued. On February 15, 2000, an arbitrator ruled that Sanders had to immediately repay $1.833 million (a sixth of the bonus), with the remaining bonus to be repaid over each of the three years Sanders had left on the contract provided he stayed retired. Before the ruling, Sanders offered to pay back the entire $5.5 million in return for his release from the team. The Lions refused, stating they would welcome Sanders back to the team; otherwise, they would honor his announced retirement. Sanders' agent David Ware lobbied the team to trade his client. However, it had been a long-standing practice for the Lions to not accommodate players' requests for trades, and other teams were reluctant to discuss Sanders while he was still under contract.[13]

Several years after retirement, with repeated refusals to discuss the abruptness of it, Sanders finally admitted that the culture of losing in the Lions' organization was too much to deal with, even though he said that he could still play and that Detroit had made the playoffs in five of his ten seasons. The Lions' went 5-11 in the season before his retirement. He explained that it robbed him of his competitive spirit, and he saw no reason to believe things were going to improve. When Detroit drafted quarterback Charlie Batch in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft and it became apparent that Batch would become Detroit's full-time starter the next season, Sanders seemed unwilling to embrace yet another change in the Lions' seemingly endless carousel of quarterbacks and offensive philosophies. He had also gone on record to criticize Detroit's front office (most notably Chuck Schmidt) for releasing Pro Bowl center Kevin Glover for salary cap reasons. Glover was an underrated player and close friend of Sanders. He stated there were tears in his eyes as the Lions lost in the playoffs to Tampa Bay in 1998, because he knew in his heart he was never going to play another playoff game for Detroit. "I sobbed for 3 months," Sanders said.[14] It was thought by some that Bobby Ross himself may have actually been the reason for his early retirement. Sanders, however, debunked this theory in his autobiography Barry Sanders: Now You See Him, saying that Coach Ross had nothing to do with his quitting and actually praising him as a great head coach.[citation needed]

NFL stats
Rushing Stats

Year Team Games Carries Yards Yards per Carry Longest Carry Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
1989 DET 15 280 1,470 5.3 34 14 0 10 0
1990 DET 16 255 1,304 5.1 45 13 0 4 2
1991 DET 15 342 1,548 4.5 69 16 91 5 1
1992 DET 16 312 1,352 4.3 55 9 68 6 2
1993 DET 11 243 1,115 4.6 42 3 46 3 3
1994 DET 16 331 1,883 5.7 85 7 72 0 0
1995 DET 16 314 1,500 4.8 75 11 70 3 1
1996 DET 16 307 1,553 5.1 54 11 79 4 2
1997 DET 16 335 2,053 6.1 82 11 85 3 1
1998 DET 16 343 1,491 4.3 73 4 63 3 1
Career 153 3,062 15,269 5.0 85 99 574 41 13
[15]

Receiving Stats

Year Team Games Receptions Yards Yards per Reception Longest Reception Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
1989 DET 15 24 282 11.8 46 0 0 0 0
1990 DET 16 36 480 13.3 47 3 0 0 0
1991 DET 15 41 307 7.5 34 1 18 0 0
1992 DET 16 29 225 7.8 48 1 7 0 0
1993 DET 11 36 205 5.7 17 0 6 1 0
1994 DET 16 44 283 6.4 22 1 16 0 0
1995 DET 16 48 398 8.3 40 1 18 1 1
1996 DET 16 24 147 6.1 28 0 5 0 0
1997 DET 16 33 305 9.2 66 3 11 1 1
1998 DET 16 37 289 7.8 44 0 10 0 0
Career 153 352 2,921 8.3 66 10 91 3 2
[15]

Personal life
Sanders has four sons; his now ex-wife, Lauren Sanders (a.k.a. Lauren Campbell Sanders), is the mother of the three younger sons.[16] Lauren Sanders is a news anchor for WDIV in Detroit.[17] With his ex-wife, he has three sons: Nigel, Nicholas, and Noah.[18] In February 2012, Sanders filed for divorce from his wife after 10 years of marriage.[16]

Sanders' son, Barry J. Sanders, committed to Stanford University for the 2012 college season[19] after a highly successful high school career: as a freshman in 2008, Barry ran for 742 yards and twelve touchdowns while helping Heritage Hall School to the 2008 Oklahoma 2A state title,[20][21] and he was the only sophomore on the 2009 Tulsa World all-state team.[22]

After football
Sanders introduced ESPN's Monday Night Football game between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions on October 10, 2011.[23]

In April 2013, Sanders made it to the finals in the EA Sports Madden NFL 25 (2014) cover vote by beating Ron Rivera in Round One, Marcus Allen in Round Two, Ray Lewis in Round Three, Joe Montana in the quarter-finals, and Jerry Rice in the semi-finals. He then went on to beat Adrian Peterson to become the next cover athlete,[24] the 1st player to appear on the cover of Madden NFL Football more than once (he appeared in the background of the Madden NFL 2000 cover).[25]

Records
Collegiate
See also: List of NCAA football records § Rushing
He set 34 NCAA records.
He holds the national college single-season rushing record with 2,628 rushing yards in 1988.
Professional[edit]
In the 1989 NFL draft, he was selected in the 1st round (3rd overall) by the Detroit Lions.
As a receiver, Sanders had 352 receptions for 2,921 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Detroit Lions.
Sanders led the NFL in rushing yards four times. 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997.
Most Seasons, 1,100 or More Yards Rushing (10) tied with Walter Payton
Most Consecutive Seasons, 1,100 or More Yards Rushing (10)
Most Seasons, 1,300 or More Yards Rushing (9) tied with Walter Payton
Most Seasons, 1,400 or More Yards Rushing (7)
Most Consecutive Seasons, 1,400 or More Yards Rushing (5) tied with Emmitt Smith, 1991–1995
Most Seasons, 1,500 or More Yards Rushing (5)
Most Consecutive Seasons, 1,500 or More Yards Rushing (4)
In 1997, he set an NFL record by rushing for at least 100 yards in 14 consecutive games and became only the third player to reach 2,000 yards in a single season. He shared the NFL MVP award with Brett Favre.
During the final 14 games of the 1997 season Sanders rushed for exactly 2000 yards on 310 carries (6.5 yd./carry), a figure which bears comparison with O.J. Simpson's 14-game mark of 2003 yards on 332 carries (6.0 yd./carry).
Each of his 10 years from 1989 through 1998 he was first- or second-team All-Pro and selected to the Pro Bowl.
Over his professional football career, he rushed for at least 100 yards in 76 games, just short of Walter Payton's 77 games and Emmitt Smith's 78 games.
NFL record 25 games in which Sanders rushed for 150 yards or more. Jim Brown is second with 22 games.
NFL record 46 games in which Sanders had 150 yards from scrimmage or more. Walter Payton is second with 45.
15 career touchdown runs of 50 yards or more, most in NFL history. Jim Brown is second with 12.
At the time of his retirement, Sanders' 15,269 career rushing yards placed him second behind Walter Payton's 16,726 yards. At Sanders' then-current yearly yardage pace, he would have eclipsed Payton within one or two years. Payton died from liver cancer at age 45 just months after Sanders' sudden retirement.
His 18,190 career yards from scrimmage place him sixth on the all-time list.
His career average of 5.0 yards per rushing attempt (min. 1500 att) is second all-time for running backs. Jim Brown is first with a 5.2 career average.
His career rushing yards per game average of 99.8 yards is second in NFL history behind only Jim Brown's 104.3 yards per game.
In 1999, he was ranked number 12 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players, making him the highest-ranking Lions player and the third highest ranked running back, behind Jim Brown and Walter Payton.
On January 31, 2004, he was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
On August 8, 2004, he was inducted to the Hall of Fame along with Bob Brown, Carl Eller, and John Elway.
Sanders also holds the NFL record for the most carries for negative yardage. According to the NFL, Sanders is the all-time leader in rushing yards lost by a running back with 1,114.[26]
Career statistics[edit]
Regular season[edit]
¹Led league ²Second place ³Third place †Tied
Year-Age Rushing Receiving Total
Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Yds TD
1989 - 21 280 1,470² 5.3 142† 24 282 11.8 0 1,752³ 14
1990 - 22 255 1,304¹ 5.1 13³ 36 480 13.3 3 1,784² 16¹
1991 - 23 342² 1,548² 4.5 16¹ 41 307 7.5 1 1,855² 17¹
1992 - 24 3123† 1,352 4.3 9 29 225 7.8 1 1,577 10
1993 - 25 243 1,115 4.6 3 36 205 5.7 0 1,320 3
1994 - 26 331 1,883¹ 5.7 7 44 283 6.4 1 2,166¹ 8
1995 - 27 314 1,500² 4.8 11 48 398 8.3 1 1,898² 12
1996 - 28 307 1,553¹ 5.1 11 24 147 6.1 0 1,700³ 11
1997 - 29 335 2,053¹ 6.1 113† 33 305 9.2 3 2,358¹ 14³
1998 - 30 343 1,491 4.3 4 37 289 7.8 0 1,780 4
Total
(all-time) 3,062
(4th) 15,269
(3rd) 5.0 99
(8th) 352 2,921 8.3 10 18,190
(4th) 109
(10th)
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Jeb Bush said Trump threatens the GOP’s 2016 prospects with female voters, who already favor Democrats in presidential elections. “Do we want to win? Do we want to insult 53 percent of our voters?” the former Florida governor told the RedState Gathering in Atlanta, where Trump had been the headliner for an evening reception at the College Football Hall of Fame. #AD_text{ font-size: 11px; color: #999999; } (function() { var secondaryMedia = $(“#secondary-media”).css(‘height’); var factbox = $(“#factbox”).css(‘height’); var internalContent = parseInt(secondaryMedia + factbox); if((internalContent In a statement, Trump maintained that “only a deviant” would interpret his comments that way. He called Erickson “a total loser” with “a history of supporting establishment losers in failed campaigns.” Former tech executive Carly Fiorina, the only woman among the GOP contenders, took to Twitter: “Mr. Trump. There. Is. 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We don’t like it when Democrats do it.” Dulcy Forte of Austin, Texas, countered that Trump’s bigger sin was his refusal in the debate to pledge support to the eventual GOP nominee if it’s not him. “I was always thought Donald Trump was a little crude, but, more importantly, he’s not a good Republican,” Forte said. Still more attendees said they are not necessarily Trump supporters but want other candidates and party leaders to take heed of his rise. 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ATLANTA — Donald Trump’s bombast continued to roil the Republican presidential race Saturday as several rivals criticized his treatment of a Fox News debate moderator. The organizer of a conservative political convention rescinded the businessman’s prime-time speaking slot, angering those eager to hear from the businessman. The real estate mogul and reality television star remained unbowed, refusing to apologize for saying on CNN that Megyn Kelly, who aggressively questioned him during Thursday’s GOP primary debate, had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever” when she asked him about his incendiary comments toward women. At the least, the latest flare-up underscored the potential challenges Trump poses for his rivals as they struggle to react to him without deviating from their own message or alienating the conservatives who are enamoured with his insurgent, unconventional bid. 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He called Erickson “a total loser” with “a history of supporting establishment losers in failed campaigns.” Former tech executive Carly Fiorina, the only woman among the GOP contenders, took to Twitter: “Mr. Trump. There. Is. No. Excuse.” She added, “I stand with @megynkelly.” Rick Perry, the former Texas governor, said Trump’s behaviour shows “a serious lack of character and basic decency” that should disqualify him from the race. Even before Trump’s latest Kelly comments, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told CBN News that Trump has “got a lot of skills, but I just don’t think for this.” Mike Huckabee, who also had a RedState speaking slot, just seemed exasperated by it all, asking reporters for a “non-Donald Trump question.” When he got another, the former Arkansas governor quipped: “I’m running for president. I’m not running for social media critic of somebody else who’s running for president.” Yet Trump remains a towering presence in the 17-candidate field, and his supporters at the RedState event — along with several other uncommitted attendees — said the latest flap simply reaffirms why his uncompromising approach appeals to voters who are disgusted with conventional politicians, including those in the GOP. “It sounds like Republicans want to cherry-pick someone as the nominee and they want everyone to fall in line,” said Jane Sacco of New Port Richey, Florida, saying she was angry at Erickson’s decision. Another Trump fan, Louise Tashjian of Atlanta, added: “This is about political correctness. We don’t like it when Democrats do it.” Dulcy Forte of Austin, Texas, countered that Trump’s bigger sin was his refusal in the debate to pledge support to the eventual GOP nominee if it’s not him. “I was always thought Donald Trump was a little crude, but, more importantly, he’s not a good Republican,” Forte said. Still more attendees said they are not necessarily Trump supporters but want other candidates and party leaders to take heed of his rise. Connie Thomas of Atlanta, executive of a health care consultancy, said Trump went “too far” in the CNN interview but is serving a “good purpose” in the race: “He’s forcing the rest of this field to speak more forcefully, more clearly against the establishment.” Jack Staver, a business consultant from Woodstock, Georgia, said Trump’s rivals could benefit from emulating his style, even if it gets him into trouble. “Quit being who everybody wants you to be, and be who you are,” Staver said. “I haven’t seen a lot of that in this campaign.” Some other candidates have at least tacitly acknowledged the tightrope they must walk with Trump’s supporters. Bush was the only one of a half-dozen candidates at the RedState gathering who mentioned Trump during his remarks on the podium. And in recent weeks, Bush has on several occasions differentiated Trump from his backers, whom he calls “good people.” Huckabee, even in his frustration Saturday, said Trump has “tapped into an anger” among the electorate. “I’m angry, too,” he said. Meanwhile, the flap has reached into Trump’s campaign operation. His campaign announced Saturday afternoon that he had fired one of his top advisers, Roger Stone. However, Stone maintained that he quit Saturday morning after seeing Trump’s CNN comments from Friday night. According to an email obtained by the Associated Press, Stone wrote to Trump, “The current controversies involving personalities and provocative media fights have reached such a high volume that it has distracted attention from your platform and overwhelmed your core message.” Trump’s campaign manager said he never received the email. __ Associated Press writer Jill Colvin in Washington contributed to this report. source
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"Trump, the current front-runner among GOP presidential candidates, was slated to appear at the RedState.com Gathering this weekend. According to WXIA-TV, the real estate mogul was going to be part of a “RedState Tailgate” event at the College Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Erickson, a former Fox News contributor, said in a post late Friday night that he had invited Kelly to replace Trump at the event.

“His comment was inappropriate. It is unfortunate to have to disinvite him,” Erickson wrote. “But I just don’t want someone on stage who gets a hostile question from a lady and his first inclination is to imply it was hormonal. It just was wrong.”

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"Trump, the current front-runner among GOP presidential candidates, was slated to appear at the RedState.com Gathering this weekend. According to WXIA-TV, the real estate mogul was going to be part of a “RedState Tailgate” event at the College Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Erickson, a former Fox News contributor, said in a post late Friday night that he had invited Kelly to replace Trump at the event.

“His comment was inappropriate. It is unfortunate to have to disinvite him,” Erickson wrote. “But I just don’t want someone on stage who gets a hostile question from a lady and his first inclination is to imply it was hormonal. It just was wrong.”

Kelly blasted Erickson in May 2013 after he stated that children were better off in heterosexual two-parent households when fathers were the primary breadwinners and mothers stayed at home."

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Conservative who called Wendy Davis 'Abortion Barbie' says Trump went too far insulting Megyn Kelly
Conservative radio host Erick Erickson — who once clashed with Fox News host Megyn Kelly — announced online on Friday that he had rescinded his invitation for Donald Trump to speak at an event hosted by his website in Atlanta following the candidate’s desparaging remarks toward Kelly. Erickson said on Twitter that Trump’s statement during a CNN interview that “blood was coming from [Kelly’s] wherever” was “a bridge too far.” The post can be seen ...
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https://plus.google.com/113067567595983816504 Kevin Howard : The RWNJ who called Wendy Davis ‘Abortion Barbie’ says Trump went too far insulting Megyn Kelly... ...
The RWNJ who called Wendy Davis ‘Abortion Barbie’ says Trump went too far insulting Megyn Kelly...

"Trump, the current front-runner among GOP presidential candidates, was slated to appear at the RedState.com Gathering this weekend. According to WXIA-TV, the real estate mogul was going to be part of a “RedState Tailgate” event at the College Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Erickson, a former Fox News contributor, said in a post late Friday night that he had invited Kelly to replace Trump at the event.

“His comment was inappropriate. It is unfortunate to have to disinvite him,” Erickson wrote. “But I just don’t want someone on stage who gets a hostile question from a lady and his first inclination is to imply it was hormonal. It just was wrong.”

Kelly blasted Erickson in May 2013 after he stated that children were better off in heterosexual two-parent households when fathers were the primary breadwinners and mothers stayed at home."

#GOPClownCar   #Trump   #ClownInCharge   #Vote2016  
Conservative who called Wendy Davis 'Abortion Barbie' says Trump went too far insulting Megyn Kelly
Conservative radio host Erick Erickson — who once clashed with Fox News host Megyn Kelly — announced online on Friday that he had rescinded his invitation for Donald Trump to speak at an event hosted by his website in Atlanta following the candidate’s desparaging remarks toward Kelly. Erickson said on Twitter that Trump’s statement during a CNN interview that “blood was coming from [Kelly’s] wherever” was “a bridge too far.” The post can be seen ...
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https://plus.google.com/115420303853036712019 Saúl E. González : The RWNJ who called Wendy Davis ‘Abortion Barbie’ says Trump went too far insulting Megyn Kelly... ...
The RWNJ who called Wendy Davis ‘Abortion Barbie’ says Trump went too far insulting Megyn Kelly...

"Trump, the current front-runner among GOP presidential candidates, was slated to appear at the RedState.com Gathering this weekend. According to WXIA-TV, the real estate mogul was going to be part of a “RedState Tailgate” event at the College Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Erickson, a former Fox News contributor, said in a post late Friday night that he had invited Kelly to replace Trump at the event.

“His comment was inappropriate. It is unfortunate to have to disinvite him,” Erickson wrote. “But I just don’t want someone on stage who gets a hostile question from a lady and his first inclination is to imply it was hormonal. It just was wrong.”

Kelly blasted Erickson in May 2013 after he stated that children were better off in heterosexual two-parent households when fathers were the primary breadwinners and mothers stayed at home."

#GOPClownCar   #Trump   #ClownInCharge   #Vote2016  
Conservative who called Wendy Davis 'Abortion Barbie' says Trump went too far insulting Megyn Kelly
Conservative radio host Erick Erickson — who once clashed with Fox News host Megyn Kelly — announced online on Friday that he had rescinded his invitation for Donald Trump to speak at an event hosted by his website in Atlanta following the candidate’s desparaging remarks toward Kelly. Erickson said on Twitter that Trump’s statement during a CNN interview that “blood was coming from [Kelly’s] wherever” was “a bridge too far.” The post can be seen ...
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https://plus.google.com/108051004370334726442 MIchael Bourque : #trumpdump   #majorfauxpas Donald Trump has been officially banned from one of the biggest gatherings...
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Donald Trump has been officially banned from one of the biggest gatherings of conservative activists after implying he received hostile questioning during the first Republican presidential debate because the television moderator was menstruating.

Trump was uninvited from the RedState Gathering late on Friday after saying in a CNN interview that Fox News’s Megyn Kelly “had blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever”, while questioning him during Thursday night’s debate.

The real estate mogul had been scheduled to appear at a special tailgate at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta at the close of RedState Gathering on Saturday night.

Erick Erickson, the organizer of the event and a major conservative activist tweeted late on Friday night, “I have rescinded my invitation to Mr. Trump. While I have tried to give him great latitude, his remark about Megyn Kelly was a bridge too far.”

In a follow-up blog post, Erickson amplified why he was disinviting Trump: “there are even lines blunt talkers and unprofessional politicians should not cross,” he wrote. “Decency is one of those lines.”
Donald Trump banned from major event over menstruation jibe at Megyn Kelly | US news | The Guardian

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https://plus.google.com/103325302863525891482 Erika K : Donald Trump appears to be one of those people who have had so many yes-men around him for so long that...
Donald Trump appears to be one of those people who have had so many yes-men around him for so long that he has no idea that he is slipping a noose around his own neck.
QUOTE: Donald Trump has been officially banned from one of the biggest gatherings of conservative activists after implying he received hostile questioning during the first Republican presidential debate because the television moderator was menstruating. The real estate mogul had been scheduled to appear at a special tailgate at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta at the close of RedState Gathering on Saturday night.  Erick Erickson, the organizer of the event and a major conservative activist tweeted late on Friday night, “I have rescinded my invitation to Mr. Trump. While I have tried to give him great latitude, his remark about Megyn Kelly was a bridge too far.”
Donald Trump banned from RedState over menstruation jibe at Megyn Kelly
Organizer Erick Erickson says mogul went ‘too far’ in remark as Trump disputes meaning of comment GOP candidates condemn
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https://plus.google.com/112437590861739576372 veniceit1 : #trumpdump   #majorfauxpas Donald Trump has been officially banned from one of the biggest gatherings...
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Donald Trump has been officially banned from one of the biggest gatherings of conservative activists after implying he received hostile questioning during the first Republican presidential debate because the television moderator was menstruating.

Trump was uninvited from the RedState Gathering late on Friday after saying in a CNN interview that Fox News’s Megyn Kelly “had blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever”, while questioning him during Thursday night’s debate.

The real estate mogul had been scheduled to appear at a special tailgate at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta at the close of RedState Gathering on Saturday night.

Erick Erickson, the organizer of the event and a major conservative activist tweeted late on Friday night, “I have rescinded my invitation to Mr. Trump. While I have tried to give him great latitude, his remark about Megyn Kelly was a bridge too far.”

In a follow-up blog post, Erickson amplified why he was disinviting Trump: “there are even lines blunt talkers and unprofessional politicians should not cross,” he wrote. “Decency is one of those lines.”
Donald Trump banned from major event over menstruation jibe at Megyn Kelly | US news | The Guardian

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https://plus.google.com/101306063122879417928 The Atheist : Donald Trump appears to be one of those people who have had so many yes-men around him for so long that...
Donald Trump appears to be one of those people who have had so many yes-men around him for so long that he has no idea that he is slipping a noose around his own neck.
QUOTE: Donald Trump has been officially banned from one of the biggest gatherings of conservative activists after implying he received hostile questioning during the first Republican presidential debate because the television moderator was menstruating. The real estate mogul had been scheduled to appear at a special tailgate at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta at the close of RedState Gathering on Saturday night.  Erick Erickson, the organizer of the event and a major conservative activist tweeted late on Friday night, “I have rescinded my invitation to Mr. Trump. While I have tried to give him great latitude, his remark about Megyn Kelly was a bridge too far.”
Donald Trump banned from RedState over menstruation jibe at Megyn Kelly
Organizer Erick Erickson says mogul went ‘too far’ in remark as Trump disputes meaning of comment GOP candidates condemn
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