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NEWS
October 7, 1990 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
For more than a decade, the courts have said female sportswriters can do their jobs on an equal footing with male reporters, and they have been doing just that. But suddenly this well-established practice has raised an uproar. Three weeks ago, a female reporter said that several naked football players made sexual suggestions to her in the New England Patriots' locker room. What the players did, if her account is accurate, is not only repugnant and distasteful but also possibly unlawful, and probably will be identified as such by a special investigator assigned by the National Football League to look into it. The uproar itself - the they-don't-belong-there-anyway public reactions and the I'm-uncomfortable-with-women-around players' complaints - cannot be so easily sorted out, or neatly taken care of. If morality cannot be legislated, neither can people be forced to use common sense.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 1986 | By KAY GARDELLA, New York Daily News
If the producers of NBC's Jan. 26 Super Bowl coverage have their way, the presidential tradition of phoning the winners in the locker room may go by the wayside. At least, what the network people consider an awkward moment on camera may not be televised. The alternative worked out with the White House is a live, pre-game interview between "Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw and the president, which would take the place of the congratulatory call. Supporting this questionable decision - obviously designed to hype NBC News - is executive producer Mike Weisman, who met with TV writers along with the network's team of sportscasters - Dick Enberg, Bob Costas and Merlin Olsen.
SPORTS
April 2, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
Montreal Canadiens winger Shayne Corson was suspended for six games, including five for entering the opposing team's dressing room, by the NHL yesterday. The suspension, which will cost Corson $66,406 in lost salary, stemmed from an incident last Saturday at Vancouver when the Canadiens left winger was sent off for an attempt to injure after high-sticking Canucks defenseman Ed Jovanovski. Corson later went to talk to Jovanovski in the Canucks' dressing room. While a news release issued by league disciplinarian Colin Campbell did not give a breakdown, Canadiens general manager Rejean Houle said he was told Corson got one game for high-sticking and five for going into the Canucks' locker room.
NEWS
May 22, 2013 | Associated Press
BRIGHTON, England - Brighton has formally apologized to Crystal Palace after excrement was found on the floor of its fierce rival's changing room before the second leg of their second-tier League Championship playoff last week. Brighton chief executive Paul Barber says the club has "reviewed our internal procedures to guard against this ever happening again. " In an e-mail to season-ticket holders, Barber said "we apologized to Crystal Palace as soon as the vandalism in their dressing room was discovered, and again more formally a few days after the match.
NEWS
April 29, 1986 | By Paul Scicchitano, Special to The Inquirer
A Philadelphia woman who worked as a custodian at the Abraham & Straus department store in Willow Grove yesterday filed suit contending that store employees secretly videotaped her as she undressed, "for the purposes of entertainment, titillation and humiliation. " The suit, filed in Montgomery County Court by Sandra M. Ellis of North Eighth Street, alleges that a hidden security camera was used to make the tapes in the employee locker room between June 1983 and April 1985, the time she worked at the store.
NEWS
October 16, 1990 | By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
Outside the world of sports, the question of women reporters being barred from the locker room after the ballgame is hardly earthshaking. Nevertheless, feminists and others concerned with equal rights have raised it as a significant challenge to women's equality. I think it is significant for another reason: as an example of how ideological taboos have made common sense discussions of discrimination impossible. The case of Lisa Olson, sportswriter, is well rehearsed. While she was trying to conduct a locker-room interview, several naked New England Patriots allegedly subjected her to lewd gestures and sexual innuendo.
NEWS
October 10, 1990
We've been trying to come up with some kind of new thinking on the recurrent problem of female journalists in male locker rooms, and, frankly, the only thought we've come up with that might be even faintly novel would be to require all journalists, male and female, to disrobe before entering the locker room. That would tend to level the playing field, as the expression goes, but we realize it doesn't address the basic problem. What's worse is that neither do court decisions, fines by the NFL commissioner, or even most newspaper editorials.
SPORTS
February 20, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THE TALK of tomorrow's trade deadline will dominate anything surrounding the 76ers for the next couple of days, and that's understandable, since the team is actively seeking to make a move or moves, with players Thaddeus Young, Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner the centerpieces. But for a time last night, trades, stats, wins and losses took a backseat to Kevin Grow. The Bensalem senior, who has Down syndrome, has become somewhat of a national star. The manager for his high school varsity for four seasons, Grow played in two games recently, including a 14-point effort in which he drained four three-pointers.
SPORTS
August 2, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Riley Cooper's spot on the team was never in jeopardy and that the Eagles consulted with the NFL before levying a fine to Cooper. The team did not consult with players before determining the penalty, and Kelly acknowledged that there is concern that it could divide the locker room. "I think it's going to take some time," Kelly said. "The guys that know Riley and are a little bit closer to him, it may be a little easier to them. But also some guys that just met him or just got here, and they're still trying to wrap their arms around it. I don't think this is a situation that's going to go away tomorrow.
SPORTS
December 30, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Two years ago almost to the day, the Eagles arrived here to play a "meaningless" game, or one without playoff implications, if you will. They had collapsed long before this year's team had its three-game meltdown, but the Eagles had something to play for in Andy Reid's last game as coach. They could have sent him out with a win. Instead they delivered a dud and lost, 42-7. The circumstances on Sunday were far different, but the meaningless game part was not. Chip Kelly never entertained the idea of resting certain starters to see how some younger players would fare under the lights.
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NEWS
June 24, 2016
THERE HAVE BEEN transgender people throughout the centuries, but the wide use of the word is fairly recent. And that is doubly true for teenagers. Ten years ago, it would have been unheard of for a 13- or 14-year-old to come out in public as someone who was born as a boy but identified as a girl. Or a 15-year-old who was born as a girl - or perhaps grew up as a girl - but now wants to be considered a boy. This is not a mass movement. The Philadelphia School District reports only 30 parents have asked about transgender rights in the last seven years.
SPORTS
June 2, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
NEAR THE TOP of the list of spectacular things we haven't seen yet has to be the meeting room for the Eagles' quarterbacks. "We have a really good room," Sam Bradford said Tuesday. "We've got an awesome quarterback room," Carson Wentz said, minutes later from behind the same NovaCare auditorium lectern. "I've been a part of some pretty good quarterback rooms . . . and I feel like this one is going to be a really good one," Chase Daniel told reporters. An anonymous insider confirmed both accounts.
SPORTS
June 2, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
One month has passed since the Eagles drafted Carson Wentz, and the honeymoon period for the No. 2 overall draft pick remains in effect. Wentz started his third week of organized team activities Tuesday. He continues as the third-string quarterback, and he's enjoyed the discussions about football, schemes, and "life" in a quarterbacks room that includes starter Sam Bradford and second-stringer Chase Daniel. Wentz said he has felt welcomed in the locker room, and that is different from what he heard often happens when a player enters the NFL. "So far, it's been great," Wentz said.
NEWS
May 30, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
In the reorganized layout of the Eagles locker room at the NovaCare Complex, the offensive linemen are clustered in a back corner of the room like bears in a cave, just the way they want it. For three years under Chip Kelly, the locker assignments were random, with a linebacker here, a running back there, a punter here, and even a quarterback dropped among the brutes like a pearl in a field of rocks. It was interesting in a new-age kind of way, but Kelly's revolution has expired, and Doug Pederson is more of a business-as-usual guy, from the standard fundamentals of the game right down to the positional groupings in the locker room.
SPORTS
May 19, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
WHILE SAM Bradford still may be Public Enemy No. 1 around much of Eagle Nation for having the audacity to miss two weeks of the team's voluntary workouts and requesting a trade after the Eagles moved up to the second spot in the draft to select Carson Wentz, there was nothing but love for him inside the locker room at the NovaCare Complex Tuesday. "He's still the leader of this team," tight end Zach Ertz said after the Eagles finished up the first of 10 voluntary OTA practices over the next three weeks.
SPORTS
May 18, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Carson Wentz became the Eagles' biggest name before taking his first NFL snap - or even practicing with his new teammates. The first snap must wait, but the first full-team practice comes Tuesday. The quarterback completed rookie minicamp over the weekend, a setting in which he clearly had the biggest presence. But when the Eagles begin their first organized team activity Tuesday, Wentz will be joined by teammates with years of experience who know him only as the rookie the team surrendered five draft picks to acquire.
SPORTS
May 11, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Sam Bradford's stalemate with the Eagles ended Monday when the disgruntled quarterback reported to the team's offseason program after skipping the last two weeks. Bradford was unhappy after the team's trade for the No. 2 overall pick to draft Carson Wentz. He skipped voluntary workouts and wanted to be traded. The Eagles have said they want and expect Bradford to remain in Philadelphia, and with no apparent alternative, Bradford returned to the team. "I'm excited to be back on the field today with my teammates and coaches," Bradford said in a statement through his agency.
SPORTS
May 9, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
When rookie head coach Andy Reid signed veteran backup Doug Pederson in 1999 and immediately installed him as the Eagles starting quarterback, come hell or high draft pick, Reid's mentor, Mike Holmgren, shook his head. "That can wreck your team," Holmgren, the Green Bay coach, said. Jobs aren't supposed to be handed out in March or April. Players in the locker room like to believe in a meritocracy, particularly if the lack of one might cost them a football game. Plus, how can the fans accept a starter - and not call for his highly anticipated replacement - when it doesn't appear the guy had to earn the position?
SPORTS
April 27, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Flyers forward Brayden Schenn will have a hearing with the NHL's player safety department on Tuesday for a hit to the head of Washington's T.J. Oshie on Sunday. Oshie, who fought Schenn in the previous game, went to the locker room but later returned to the ice. The Capitals won the game, 1-0, and eliminated the Flyers, four games to two. If Schenn is suspended, it will carry into the 2016-17 season. Schenn can become a restricted free agent, but the Flyers are expected to re-sign him.  
SPORTS
April 7, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
HOUSTON - The Villanova players briefly barred their coaches and managers from the locker room at halftime of Monday night's NCAA championship game. They were very unhappy with their defense, which allowed North Carolina to shoot 53.6 percent and score 39 points. They wanted to have an honest discussion without any outside influences. "We did something we don't normally do," senior Daniel Ochefu said. "We asked everybody, all the managers, all the coaches, everybody to leave the locker room.
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