During the NFL's 2016 preseason, Colin Kaepernick was first noticed kneeling during the National Anthem. Since then, many athletes have followed suit, from professionals to amateurs from around the country. In light of recent events, the NFL is reevaluating its stance on players kneeling.


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In 2018, the NFL announced a new policy saying players would not allowed to kneel for the National Anthem without leaving themselves open to punishment. The league then gave players the option to stay in the locker room during the anthem. Since then, athletes continued to support Kaepernick's message in many other forms.

Athletes Help Kaepernick Fight for Equality

Eric Reid, Kenny Stills, Albert Wilson, and others will continue to kneel in solidarity with Kaepernick's message. When reporter Aaron Wilson asked NFL star Adrian Peterson if he would kneel during the national anthem this season, Peterson responded by saying:

"Years ago, seeing (Colin) Kaepernick taking a knee, now we're all ready to take a knee together going into this season without a doubt."

George Floyd Protests Inspire Goodell

Amid the outpour of support for change, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is taking notice. In a statement video, Goodell says that the league has not listened to players in the past, and that the NFL condemns racism and the systematic oppression of black people.

"We encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We the National Football League believe Black Lives Matter."

The NFL season is set to kickoff on September 10th when the Kansas City Chiefs face the Houston Texans.


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Teddi Mellencamp will reportedly not be appearing on upcoming seasons of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Beginning with season 8, Mellencamp has been a regular member of the RHOBH cast. The finale of season 10 recently aired, leaving fans waiting for filming to begin again. According to an exclusive source with Dailymail.com, Mellencamp will not be returning.

The anonymous source, who was listed as a "production insider," told Daily Mail that the RHOBH producers found Teddi Mellencamp to be "boring and stale." They also noted that the other cast members do not particularly like her.

The insider said:

"She is boring and stale and does not offer anything to the franchise with her robotic and staged delivery when interacting with the other cast members."

Mellencamp was reportedly almost cut last season but the producers decided to give her a second chance. At this point in time, the decision seems final.

Bravo has yet to comment about the casting decision.

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FX released a brand new trailer for Black Narcissus, a three-part mini series airing in one night.

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