Steve Smith, Devin Hester top 122 nominees for Pro Football Hall of Fame
Nominated: Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is one of 10 first-timers on the Pro Football Hall of Fame ballot. (Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)CANTON, Ohio — The first-year nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 contain some electric performers on offense and defense. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022 nominees was just unveiled, and it features some notable first-time potential HOFers: Steve Smith, Anquan Boldin, Andre Johnson and Devin Hester. RT if you believe that Devin Hester belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021 will be inducted in Canton in August 2022.wftv.com
Ware, Mathis among 1st-year eligibles for Pro Football Hall
CANTON, Ohio — (AP) — Ten first-year eligible players, including defensive standouts DeMarcus Ware and Robert Mathis, and receivers Andre Johnson, Steve Smith and Anquan Boldin are among 122 nominees for the 2022 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Other first-year eligibles are kick returner Devin Hester; offensive linemen Jake Long and Nick Mangold; defensive lineman Vince Wilfork and defensive back Antonio Cromartie. The roster of nominees consists of 65 offensive players, 46 defensive players and 11 special teamers. Finalists from 2021 re-nominated for next year are wide receivers Reggie Wayne and Torry Holt; tackle Tony Boselli; defensive end Jared Allen; defensive tackle Richard Seymour; linebackers Sam Mills and Zach Thomas; and defensive backs Ronde Barber and LeRoy Butler. The coach finalist is Dick Vermeil, who won the Super Bowl in 2000 with the Rams.wftv.com
Officer fired after KKK memorabilia found in his Mich. home
Getty Images/John MooreMUSKEGON, Michigan (CNN) - A police officer has lost his job following an investigation into Confederate flags and Ku Klux Klan memorabilia on display in his home in Muskegon, Michigan. Officer Charles Anderson was fired after a disciplinary hearing on Thursday afternoon, Muskegon City Manager Fred Peterson told CNN. Robert Mathis wrote about the experience on Facebook, which brought the matter to the city's attention. Anderson's wife, Racheal, told WOOD last month that he was not a member of the Ku Klux Klan. CNN has sought comment from Anderson, the Muskegon Police Officers Labor Council, and the Muskegon Police Department.
Michigan cop had framed KKK item in home
A Muskegon police officer is on administrative leave after a Facebook post accused him of having items associated with a white supremacy group. (CNN) - A Michigan police officer has been placed on administrative leave after potential home buyers said they discovered Confederate flags and Ku Klux Klan paraphernalia while touring his home. So, I was like, 'I'm done,'" Robert Mathis told CNN affiliate WOOD. "The issue was only brought to our attention yesterday morning," City Manager Frank Peterson told CNN. The Muskegon Police Officer's Labor Council told CNN that the group does not comment on ongoing investigations as per their policy.