Sport Raiders failed to provide in-game injury update for Marcus Mariota
Photos: Tanks, helicopters artillery: see what the U.S. left behind in Afghanistan
U.S. troops exiting Afghanistan left behind a vast amount of military gear and equipment that have made the Taliban better-armed than ever. The group’s blindingly fast sweep through most of Afghanistan netted it billions of dollars' worth of U.S. military equipment and weaponry given to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, which collapsed in the 11 days before the Taliban seized Kabul, the capital, on Aug. 15. Afghan soldiers who didn’t surrender shed their uniforms and gear and turned tail, following many of their military and political leaders.
The Raiders didn’t fail to disclose theback injury before Monday night’s game against the Ravens. During the contest, however, the Raiders failed to disclose quarterback ‘s in-game injury.
Mariota entered for one snap, ran the ball 31 yards, and left. Coach Jon Gruden told reporters on Tuesday that Mariota had been injured. The Raiders told no one during the game that Mariota was injured.
“Club personnel are responsible for reporting in-game injury information factually and accurately as soon as possible for the benefit of the network television audience and the other media covering our games,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy explained via email to PFT on Tuesday. “To ensure fans in the stadium have access to the same information, these injury updates must also be posted on the stadium video boards, scoreboards or ribbon boards. The in-game injury updates must be disseminated simultaneously to all parties — the network television broadcaster, the media in the press box and the fans in the stadium. . . . In-game injury announcements to the media must be specific to a body part, accurate, and updated as warranted, including any changes to the player’s status for the remainder of the game if his status changes after the initial report.”
Ravens fear RB Gus Edwards, CB Marcus Peters suffered season-ending torn ACLs
The Baltimore Ravens continue to have absolutely brutal luck heading into the regular-season opener at the Las Vegas Raiders Monday night. © Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted Thursday that Baltimore fears starting running back Gus Edwards suffered a season-ending torn ACL in practice: Ravens fear that RB Gus Edwards suffered a season-ending torn ACL during today's practice, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 9, 2021 Fellow Baltimore running backs J.K.
With the spread of legalized sports gambling (and the arrival of the NFL in the place where sports gambling has been legal for decades), this is no small issue. Full transparency becomes critical when it comes to player injuries, and the league can’t afford to look the other way.
In 2018, the Raiders were fined $20,000 foroffensive lineman from questionable to out when he didn’t travel with the team for a road game against the Chargers. Based on the failure to disclose an injury to Mariota, who clearly was injured, the Raiders may be making another involuntary contribution to a charity of the NFL’s choice.
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Photos: Fear and uncertainty loom over Kabul as the Taliban takes charge in Afghanistan .
The Taliban swept into Kabul and seized power on Sunday after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country.This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.