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On Twitter, President Trump is saying that he told Vice President Pence to leave an Indianapolis Colts game early Sunday after players with the opposing team knelt during the national anthem. Now, veterans are weighing in. Paul Rieckhoff CEO of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, says his...
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts game after about a dozen San Francisco players took a knee during the national anthem Sunday. The former Indiana governor flew in so he could watch Peyton Manning's jersey retirement ceremony. Pence didn't stick around long. Right...
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Neil McManus
October 08, 2017 - 4:35 pm
Cincinnati, OH (WBEN) The Buffalo Bills kept the game close but were unable to close the deal as they lost their second game of the season 20-16 to the Bengals in Cincinnati Sunday. The Bills’ defense was able to take away the ball three times from the Bengals but still gave up a few big plays and...
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(WBEN) - A new poll sheds some light on New York voters' attitudes toward NFL players kneeling in protest during the national anthem. A new Siena Poll shows that 60 percent of New Yorkers support the rights of athletes to kneel during the national anthem, compared to 38 percent who say it’s...
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Depew, NY (WBEN) - One local lawmaker is showing his displeasure in recent protests during the national anthem in the NFL. Erie County Legislator Ted Morton said he was particularly upset about last Sunday's protests during the national anthem. "Just seeing the massive disrespect during the...
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Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears players, coaches and other staffers locked arms on the sidelines during the national anthem Thursday night. Many fans at Lambeau Field cheered and chanted “USA! USA!” while a large American flag was unfurled at midfield before the anthem. Packers players released...
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Richard Root
September 27, 2017 - 5:45 am
Geneseo, NY (WBEN) - The Geneseo Central High School varsity football team was forced to forfeit the rest of its season after players allegedly took OxyContin before last Friday's game. Geneseo School Superintendent Timothy Hayes held a press conference yesterday to further address the situation...
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Richard Root
September 26, 2017 - 6:05 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Hall of fame coach and former General Manager of the Buffalo Bills Marv Levy spoke to WBEN about the NFL player protests. "It was extremely difficult," Levy said, "to walk the line, to get across your strong sentiments, but to do it without denigrating our country, or our...
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Richard Root
September 25, 2017 - 6:27 am
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) - Just how loud were the boos during the Bills/Broncos game yesterday? Apparently pretty loud, if the reports from people at the game are accurate. Those who were at the game say the boos seemed quite loud while the players were kneeling just prior to the national anthem...
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Richard Root
September 19, 2017 - 3:39 am
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) - Forbes is out with their annual list of estimated NFL team values, and the Buffalo Bills are bringing up the rear. It's not so bad when "bringing up the rear" means a value of $1.6 billion. That's a 12.5% increase over what the Pegulas paid in 2014. The most valuable...
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