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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.
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.
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.
NEWS
September 26, 2010 | By Rick O’Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For players and coaches from both Abington and Neshaminy, a roller-coaster ride of emotions was involved with Friday night's Suburban One League National Conference football opener at Harry E. Franks Stadium. First, the pregame excitement. Second, an uplifting halftime presentation. Third, a 28-10 victory for the host Redskins. Last, and worst, the revelation that someone had entered Abington's locker room and stolen much of the players' property. "We walked in and saw bags and stuff scattered all over the place," said Abington's Julien Ireland, a senior quarterback and free safety.
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.
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SPORTS
November 12, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Flyers goalie Steve Mason handed Jackie Lithgow his stick Tuesday. Wayne Simmonds wrapped his arm around the 19-year-old and gave him encouraging words. Several players, including Mark Streit, Brayden Schenn, and Michael Del Zotto, and coach Craig Berube told Lithgow he was welcome to visit the locker room anytime. "Epic," Lithgow said in a low, barely audible tone while sitting in a wheelchair in the middle of the locker room at the team's Voorhees practice facility. Lithgow was attending Bloomsburg University when he was assaulted almost nine months ago. He left the hospital Tuesday for the first time since his grueling rehabilitation began.
SPORTS
November 4, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
AS IF LAST week's confusion surrounding the Class A city title matchup between KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy and Bishop McDevitt wasn't enough, allegations of theft arose before the two teams even played a down on Saturday. KIPP, in its first year of varsity football, eventually won, 16-14, thanks to senior wide receiver Kyree Ruffin's late touchdown. However, unfortunately for both sides, accusations of thievery against a youth football program playing at the field before the championship game cast a pall over the proceedings.
SPORTS
October 23, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
MYCHAL KENDRICKS, Darren Sproles, Jason Kelce and Chris Polk all practiced for the Eagles yesterday. Of course they did. Consider it a triumph of culture. Like no other sport, vetted football veterans tend to lean toward gradual reinsertion with an eye toward good health down the road. Not all of the aforementioned are vetted veterans - Kendricks and Polk are playing for longevity and a big payday - but the absence of apathy is remarkable. Nobody's milking their money.
SPORTS
October 1, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Cary Williams was quieter this time. He was one of the last players to dress in the Eagles locker room Sunday after their 26-21 loss to the 49ers, and this time there would be no rambling monologue about Chip Kelly or a team's tired legs, none of the nonsense that poured out of Williams the week before. Then, he had picked the happy aftermath of a dramatic victory over Washington to paint himself as the only man in the room brave enough to tell hard truths about Kelly's demanding practice schedule.
SPORTS
September 8, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Early in the second quarter of what would become a 50-6 victory for Villanova over Fordham on Saturday, the visiting Rams called a timeout that ended up lasting 1 hour and 19 minutes. Lightning struck outside Villanova Stadium, forcing both teams back to the locker room with 'Nova holding a 7-3 lead. Thirteen minutes of game time - and two hours of real time - later, the Wildcats returned to the locker room for halftime with a 33-3 lead. "We had talked about it, and I told them that this situation could happen," Villanova coach Andy Talley said.
SPORTS
August 29, 2014 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
THE LAST several days in the Eagles' locker room, there has been a lot of talk about the importance of tonight's final preseason game, against the visiting Jets. It isn't important to the starters, who won't be playing, or to the key reserves, who if they have to play tonight, can only hope not to get hurt, 10 days before the season opener. But it is important to the guys on the roster bubble, as the cutdown from 75 to 53 by Saturday looms large, and to the ones who have little hope of making the Eagles.
SPORTS
August 15, 2014 | BY TYLER TYNES, Daily News Staff Writer tynest@phillynews.com
TEMPLE QUARTERBACK P.J. Walker was standing perfectly still, utterly silent next to the violent, three-on-three drills he watched from midfield on Chodoff Field, at 10th and Diamond streets. Then, when the offense started losing yardage, one coach sprinted to his position. "P.J.!" he yelled. "What are you doing?! You have to be more vocal out here. You need to be louder. " Walker fixed his helmet, strapped on his chin strap and got to work. He went four consecutive drives down the field, hitting receivers with quick slant routes, rarely missing a throw.
SPORTS
June 2, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Andy Reid was fired by the Eagles after the 2012 season, he decided he wanted to get back to doing what he does best: coaching. Reid returned to Philadelphia on Saturday to appear on a panel with Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff at the NFL's Career Development Symposium at Penn's Wharton School. The topic was managing key relationships, and the audience included 70 NFL assistant coaches and player-personnel executives aspiring for bigger jobs. Reid fielded a question about evaluating his shortcomings.
SPORTS
May 24, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The referee blew his whistle and turned toward the scorer's table. A sideline device detected a lightning strike near West Chester Henderson's stadium. The scorer sounded an air horn. The District 1 boys' lacrosse final between Avon Grove and Bishop Shanahan would be delayed for 52 minutes. The fans in West Chester Henderson's stadium were told to take cover in their cars. Avon Grove, which went on to a 9-3 win Thursday, waited out the storm in a locker room under the bleachers. Ryan Cook stretched.
SPORTS
April 17, 2014 | By Stan Hochman, Daily News Staff Writer
THE NEXT TIME they tape an NFL rookie to the goal post in the scorching sun of summer training camp, will they have to use hypoallergenic tape? Offer him Gatorade every 15 minutes? Cut him loose after 59 minutes or face severe penalties? Hazing is a hideous, Neanderthal charade perpetuated by creaking veteran players in an effort to hang onto their jobs for a little while longer by intimidating rookies. Build team chemistry? It has a better chance of destroying it. "We saw what happened a few years ago in Dallas," Ike Reese said.
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