The NFL denied the Dallas Cowboys request to wear a decal on their helmets that would have paid tribute to the five police officers killed last month in a downtown Dallas ambush.
The team had been wearing a decal with the words “Arm in Arm” since the first day of training camp this summer where Dallas police Chief David Brown and Mayor Mike Rawlings paid the team a visit on that day.
The NFL has strict rules on uniforms forcing the league to deny the Cowboys request to wear the decal for the upcoming pro football season. In the past, there have been several other tribute decals allowed to be worn on helmets and other parts of the uniform.
Dallas police said it appreciated the support that the Cowboys are attempting to show.
“Their concern for the families of our fallen officers, the Dallas Police Department, and the City of Dallas is what matters most, and we know that support will continue for the immediate and long term future,” the department said in a statement.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and tight end Jason Witten, who created the decal, said they were disappointed with the leagues decision but said they believed the stickers already served its purpose.
The Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation told the media they were extremely upset over the NFL’s decision not to allow the Cowboys to wear the decal.
“The NFL had an opportunity to be leaders and advocates for change in law enforcement,” Sgt. Demetrick Pennie, president of the foundation, told the website. “These are our friends and our loved ones … it hurts to not have the NFL fully support us.”
A high-rise residential tower built recently in San Francisco that is home to famed San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana and San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is slowly sinking and shifting, and may ignite a court battle between residents and the city.
P.J. Johnston, spokesman for Millennium Partners, which built the tower, told the media in a written statement that the transit center has been a negative impact on the luxury high-rise.
“All buildings settle over time,” the statement said. “However, 301 Mission exists in a location where major underground construction work was subsequently performed by others, who were obligated to monitor and protect existing structures, and to mitigate any impacts of their work. 301 Mission has settled more than originally anticipated because it was affected by such subsequent construction by others.”
The Millennium Tower Association, the building’s home owners association, told the media it has hired its own group of consultants to try and figure out what’s going on.
“The Association has retained a number of engineering consultants to investigate the causes and long-term impact of these settlement conditions,” the group said in a written statement. “Importantly, the Association has been assured that there are currently no short or long-term concerns with regard to building integrity or safety.”
Los Angeles, California – Hip-hop music mogul Diddy (Sean Diddy Combs, P Diddy) was released from jail after an alleged assault where he attacked the coach with a weight-room kettlebell at the athletic facilities of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus, where his son is on the football team, police said. It is reported that this took place at son’s American football game about issues involving his son.
Diddy was transported to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center for processing at some point on 06/22/2015. He is charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery. Los Angeles Police Department records show Combs was released on bail late on Monday night, and is due to appear in court in L.A. on 13 July (15) to face the charges. Diddy, 45, whose real name is Sean Combs is now out on bail.