The fallout wasn’t all negative: Kaepernick inspired a movement as high school athletes across the country kneeled during the anthem. Kaepernick had the 17th highest jersey sale in May and came in 39th in all merchandise from May through July 31. He’s the only player in the top 50 in sales without a job..
Lawmakers have also accused Clapper of misleading the public. “Director Clapper continues to hold his position despite lying to Congress under oath about the existence of bulk data collection programs in March 2013,” wrote a group of congressmen led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R Calif.) in a letter to the president in January asking for Clapper’s removal..
Microsoft Corp. Named Amy Hood its first female chief financial officer, putting a 10 year veteran in charge of debt, finances and a growing cash pile at a software maker beset by plunging demand for personal computers.Hood, 41, becomes CFO effective immediately, succeeding Peter Klein, Redmond, Washington based Microsoft said today in a statement. The search had focused on Hood, finance chief of the business division, and Tami Reller, her counterpart at the Windows unit, according to people with knowledge of the matter.As CFO of the Microsoft Business Division, Hood played a central role in takeovers of companies including Skype Technologies SA, and she handles finances for the company biggest unit by sales and operating profit.
Recap: The 49ers acquired Anquan Boldin in the 2013 offseason, and by the end of the year coaches voted him the team’s MVP. Last year, the scenario repeated itself with safety Antoine Bethea, who was every bit the sturdy professional he was billed to be when they 49ers signed him to a four year deal. The 49ers’ safety duo Bethea and Eric Reid may not have the flair and fame of its Seattle counterpart, but the two give stability to San Francisco’s defensive backfield, which is critical as the team is on its second pair of starting cornerbacks for the second straight year.
After that, they acquired the Texans’ first round pick in 2018 in a trade down from 12 to 25, giving them two first rounders for next year. They also have three second round picks in 2018. Expect the Browns to go back to the Patriots and try again today.
In a letter to Reed in which he revealed his decision, Cottrell said, “I have determined that your actions were egregious and warrant significant discipline. However, I do not believe that your actions were so egregious as to subject you to a one game suspension without pay. Player safety is the league’s primary concern in the formation of playing rules and all players are expected to adhere to those rules or face disciplinary action.