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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.
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.
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.
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SPORTS
December 10, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
COLUMBUS - Before yesterday morning, the only time R.J. Umberger had spent in the visitors' locker room at Nationwide Arena came during the 2012-13 NHL lockout, when the Blue Jackets' locker room, obviously, wasn't accessible. "It's pretty weird," he noted after the Flyers practiced here yesterday. "It's a different feeling. " Though the Flyers (9-13-4) already have twice faced Scott Hartnell and the Blue Jackets (9-15-2), tonight's meeting is the first in Columbus. It's a meaningful one for Umberger, Philadelphia's oft-maligned third-line left wing.
SPORTS
December 2, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - After singing the postgame alma mater on Saturday, redshirt senior linebacker Mike Hull and his teammates didn't stick around to take in the scene at Beaver Stadium. They went straight to the locker room. "We wanted to give [the fans] a good show. We weren't able to do that," Hull said. "It wasn't a good feeling. We got our butts kicked. " Losing to No. 10 Michigan State, 34-10, on Senior Day wasn't what Hull or any of his fellow upperclassmen had in mind.
SPORTS
November 29, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
ARLINGTON, Texas - Wearing a black Eagles windbreaker and a pale beige Eagles polo shirt, Nick Sanchez lingered outside the visiting locker room at AT&T Stadium on Thursday night, a small smile on his face as he waited for his son Mark. "Best day ever," he said. At Nick's home in Orange County, Calif., some 50 members of the Sanchez family had gathered around the television to watch Mark play his finest game as an Eagle - 20 completions in 29 attempts, 217 yards, a passing touchdown, a rushing touchdown, no turnovers, everything crisp and sharp during a 33-10 rout of the Dallas Cowboys.
SPORTS
November 26, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Tony Romo laughed as he popped out from behind a black curtain in the Cowboys' locker room late Sunday night at MetLife Stadium. "Eight-and-a-half seconds," he called across the locker room in disbelief. "Someone timed it. " The amount of time the Cowboys quarterback had to find Dez Bryant in the back of the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown in a 31-28 victory over the Giants was actually about a second shorter. But it must have felt like an eternity behind the Cowboys' talented line.
SPORTS
November 24, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Reid relied on crutches to cross the Northeast High football field after St. Joseph's Prep's 47-22 district-title win over Ben Franklin. He was trying his best to joined his teammates, who were lined up on the goal line. Coach Gabe Infante told the Hawks he was waiting for the injured Reid before delivering a postgame speech. Reid arrived, the players cheered, and Infante handed him the District 12 Class AAAA championship trophy. It was the team's second straight district title, sending the Hawks to the PIAA state playoffs.
SPORTS
November 24, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
There is a theory floating around that the Flyers are off to a poor start because Claude Giroux is not a good captain. It's an erroneous theory. The Flyers have struggled because they have mid-level talent, and because several players haven't played with the passion provided by Giroux and his linemates. Giroux may not be the best sound bite in the Flyers' locker room, but he leads - quite well - with his relentless style on the ice. The 26-year-old star center has his own captain's style.
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.
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