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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.
SPORTS
March 4, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Staff Writer
WHEN JOEL Embiid made his way into the locker room before the 76ers faced the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, he casually walked to his stall and sat on the undersized stool. Just seconds later, Jerami Grant made his way from his locker spot to Embiid and, without saying a word, wrapped his arms around Embiid's massive shoulders and gave him a hug. It was like a kid seeing his father after a long time away. Embiid reached up and patted one of Grant's arms and the two shared a hearty laugh.
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.
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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.
SPORTS
April 6, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
HOUSTON -- Phil Booth sat at his locker, answering all the questions. Did Booth have any idea he would be answering these exact same ones for the rest of his life? That the name Phil Booth will always conjure an April night in Houston, 2016? His shots will always fall. Villanova always wins. Just outside a locker room inside NRG Stadium were six life-size action photographs of Villanova Wildcats, the same men inside the room. The players themselves had looked a little wide-eyed at those photos.
SPORTS
April 4, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
Someday, Mike Shinske might take up golf. Someday, he might buy himself a set of clubs and settle into a weekend routine of a relaxing 18. Someday, he might look back and laugh at his reaction at this time last year when a well-meaning doctor suggested he might want to take up the sport. "Golf?" Shinske remembers saying in the hospital room. "I hate golf. " In time, Shinske might grow to appreciate the challenge of chasing that little white ball around the course. For now, he'll stick with lacrosse.
SPORTS
April 1, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Staff Writer
CHARLOTTE - Brett Brown and his players would prefer that there not be an elephant in the room, but it's simply impossible at this point. With 13 days and seven games remaining in the season, the elephant will be addressed many times. The subject, of course, is the 9-66 team's march toward 9-73, which would tie the record for the worst mark in NBA history, set by the 1972-73 Sixers. Though the team has been practicing on a very limited basis lately - so speaking with the media has been dramatically cut - the question always arises from someone looking for Brown or a player to either speak out as to what kind of horrible season this has been or state they don't want to be here anymore or that the coach doesn't want to be - or shouldn't be - back next season.
SPORTS
March 29, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
STAFF WRITER Flyers fans can exhale. Claude Giroux, the team's captain and leading scorer, was not seriously injured Saturday in a 2-1 loss in Arizona. Giroux is "fine," general manager Ron Hextall said Sunday, meaning he will play in Monday's game against Winnipeg at the Wells Fargo Center. After Saturday's loss, Giroux said he felt "pretty good" and was not having ill effects from hitting his head late in the game. The Flyers can recover from the defeat. They probably can't make the playoffs if Giroux is sidelined.
SPORTS
March 25, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
BOCA RATON, Fla. - On the right side of the room, Chip Kelly indicated he was limited by a "weird situation" last season in Philadelphia, and asserted that despite complaints about aloofness from some former players, he wasn't going to change his approach in San Francisco. On the left side of the room, Doug Pederson touted an "open dialogue" with Howie Roseman, who was the focal point of conflict for Kelly, and said he would like for his players to see him "like a son going to your dad. " Two tables at the NFC coaches' breakfast Wednesday, the final day of the NFL meetings.
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