As protests rock US cities on holiday weekend, Jacob Blake speaks out

first_imgNine people were arrested and three police officers were treated at local hospitals for injuries sustained during the clashes, the Rochester police department said on Sunday.Mayor Lovely Warren announced that Rochester was moving its family crisis intervention team and its funding out of the police department and into the Department of Youth and Recreation Services in response to the demands for change.”I am committed to addressing these challenges in ensuring that change truly comes,” Warren told a news conference. She said she was glad that New York Attorney General Letitia James had moved to form a grand jury to investigate Prude’s death.Violent clashes also rocked the city of Portland, Oregon, for the 100th day overnight. Demonstrators threw rocks and fire bombs at police who in turn used tear gas, leaving at least one person injured and leading to more than 50 arrests.The Pacific northwestern city has remained another hotspot partly, according to some civic leaders, due to the deployment of federal troops there in July. Topics : Jacob Blake, the Black man who was shot in the back by a white police officer in Wisconsin last month, spoke out for the first time from his hospital bed as dueling demonstrations over racial justice and policing continued to roil a handful of US cities.In a video posted on Twitter, Blake, dressed in a green hospital gown, described being in constant pain after the shooting that left him paralyzed from the waist down.”I got staples in my back, staples in my damn stomach,” he said in the video posted by his attorney, Ben Crump, late on Saturday. “It hurts to breathe, it hurts to sleep, it hurts to move from side to side, it hurts to eat.” The Aug. 23 shooting of Blake, 29, reignited protests over racism and police brutality that swept the United States after another Black man, George Floyd, died in May when a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.The demonstrations have coincided with widespread upheaval over the social and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed nearly 190,000 people in the United States, the highest death toll in the world.The protests have also moved to the forefront of the presidential election campaign, with President Donald Trump now focused on a platform of law and order in his effort to be re-elected on Nov. 3.At the start of the three-day Labor Day weekend, police in Rochester, New York, used tear gas to disperse some 2,000 protesters in the fourth night of unrest over the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died after an encounter with police in March.last_img read more

Agriculture Minister has outlined major problems facing the Cabrits National Park.

first_img Share LocalNews Agriculture Minister has outlined major problems facing the Cabrits National Park. by: – August 2, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img 21 Views   no discussions Share Honourable Matthew Walter.Honourable Matthew Walter, Minister with responsibility for Agriculture and Forestry has outlined four major problems facing the Cabrits National Park.Mr. Walter, who was addressing the formal closing ceremony of the OPAL Project and formal handing over ceremony of the Marine Interpretation Centre in Cabrits last week, says there is a need for greater awareness and appreciation of the Marine Reserve. “The major problems facing the park in the context of sustainable levels are one, lack of awareness or appreciation of the importance of the Marine Reserve within the community and the need to preserve the reef, two, no management of the reserve and enforcement of existing reserve rules and regulations, three, threat of improper solid and liquid waste disposal and four unsustainable fishing practices.”Minister Walter noted that a proposal has been developed in an effort to address these concerns.“To address these issues a proposal developed by key stakeholders based on a number of studies funded through the OPAL project including the sustainable livelihood assessment. The environmental and socio-economic sight studies, the draft management plan and a training needs assessment, information gleaned from the medium term growth and protection strategy of the Government of Dominica and the country poverty assessment final report was also used,” Walter said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Rohr escapes Super Eagles sack

first_imgRelatedPosts Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has revealed that embattled Super Eagles gaffer, Gernot Rohr, would pen a new deal this month. Speaking in Channels TV sports programme on Wednesday, Pinnick assured that the Franco-German coach would retain his job. He said: “We employed him and there are provisions in his contract that were clearly stated that he should respect and we expect him to respect that. “There are lot of things that we put in place behind the background to make him succeed. “A lot of politics, tear tricks and also keep a close relationship with these players for him to be successive on the job. “It is not just him but the whole set up work together to ensure the team succeeds. “We don’t have any issues with him. “I can go out call him. “So, we would try as much as possible forgive people and move on. “But there are some certain things that we would not be allowed any more. “If he (Rohr) wants to live in Maiduguri or anywhere in the country we would provide him accommodation and the enabling environment to work. “We want to keep him but based on certain conditions.” Rohr, whose contract will expire in June, is expected to discuss a new contract with the Nigeria Football Federation this month.Tags: Amaju PinnickChannels TVGernot RohrNFF read more

Saints stick to guns on Clattenburg

first_img The club have failed with a complaint about the referee’s alleged remarks to their England midfielder Adam Lallana, with the Football Association joining the referees’ governing body PGMOL in taking no action. Southampton, however, are understood to be sticking to their guns in insisting Clattenburg should not to be appointed to officiate in any of their games. Southampton are heading for a potential clash with the Premier League if they continue to insist that referee Mark Clattenburg should not officiate at their matches. “Consequently, The FA will not be taking any further action in relation to this matter and now considers this case to be closed.” The club said they did not want him refereeing any of their matches until the issue was resolved and Press Association Sport understands that remains the case. Southampton also want to see referees’ conversations being recorded, and an independent panel judging complaints. The Premier League did consider recording all referees following the Mikel case but it was decided that the negatives outweighed the positives. A Southampton spokesman said last week: “An official insulting any player, no matter his intentions, is clearly not acceptable behaviour. For this reason we do not accept the verdict of the PGMOL in relation to this case and do not consider the matter to be over. “Under the circumstances we do not feel it appropriate for Mr Clattenburg to officiate in any of our matches until this matter is properly resolved.” That would cut across the Premier League’s rules – and it has reiterated last week’s statement from the PGMOL that he “will be considered for selection for all and any matches going forward in the usual way”. Clattenburg was previously cleared of a complaint by Chelsea that he racially abused their player John Obi Mikel and has since taken charge of games involving the London club. Saints had claimed in a letter to referees’ governing body PGMOL that Clattenburg, during the defeat by Everton on December 29, had told Lallana: “You are very different now, since you’ve played for England – you never used to be like this.” Clattenburg has not disputed that and it is understood that referees’ chief Mike Riley will expect him to take extra care in what he says to players, having developed a reputation for having a conversational style compared to most other match officials. The FA has said the latest complaint against Clattenburg is also closed after clearing him of misconduct. The FA has considered the complaint and will take no action. An FA statement said: “The FA can confirm it received a complaint from Southampton concerning referee Mark Clattenburg and his alleged comments made to their player Adam Lallana. “The FA has given its full consideration to this matter and it is our view that the comments, as disclosed in Southampton’s letter of complaint, do not constitute misconduct under the FA’s rules. Press Associationlast_img read more

Pardew describes Newcastle hurt

first_img “You have to show a depth of character at Newcastle and a resilience,” Pardew said. “At times, under difficult circumstances, you have to show you’re brave enough with your decisions to win games and I like to think that I proved that there. “I’d be foolish to say everything was hunky-dory and I was happy go lucky about it all. “It’s a serious business for the Newcastle fans. You have to produce, you have to deliver. “I got used to that pressure after a while, like you do at any big club I guess, but it doesn’t mean it goes away. “Defeats hurt, particularly big defeats.” Pardew admitted he “wasn’t party to” all the transfers that were made at Newcastle, with owner Mike Ashley preferring a continental structure that shares decision-making for recruitment. The former West Ham and Reading boss insists, however, that was never a problem. “The scouting and recruitment decisions, like at most Premier League teams, were based perhaps on the future and the business,” Pardew said. “Some of those transfers I wasn’t party to but big signings into the club, of course I had final say on those – Cabaye, Sissoko, Debuchy – I was heavily involved in – but not all of them. “I think you’ll find that’s the case at Spurs, Liverpool, Manchester United – I don’t think it’s that different but for some reason Newcastle gets a more negative reaction than most.” Pardew added: “Like anything you can always look at a situation ‘glass half-empty’. “I think the local media being banned didn’t help, that was difficult, they looked at a lot of negative situations there which didn’t help with the fans. “That was stuff I had to put up with and deal with but it was always ‘glass half full’ for me and I’ll always be that type.” Pardew played for Palace between 1987 and 1991 and holds a special place in the hearts of Eagles fans after he scored an extra-time winner to beat Liverpool in the 1990 FA Cup semi-final. “Does that count for anything for now? To a degree, when you’ve been at a club and performed well, it stands you in good stead,” Pardew added. “I’m not saying it will cushion every blow, I’m under no illusions. “I have to do what I do well, set up a team, motivate them and try to get them to achieve more than they can. That’s my big strength and that’s what I want to do.” Pardew was handed the Barclays Premier League Manager of the Year award in 2012 after leading the Magpies to a fifth-place finish and the club threatened the top four again last season before falling away in the second half of the campaign. Newcastle’s chances of Champions League qualification were harmed by high-profile departures as the likes of Andy Carroll, Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy were all sold for handsome profits. Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew admits it hurt to watch his best teams being dismantled at Newcastle but claims he is a stronger and more resolute manager after four years in the North East. Press Association “I can think of two really good sides I had at Newcastle,” Pardew said. “The one that finished fifth – in a way you’ve kind of won the league for a team like Newcastle when you do that. “But then I thought we actually had an even better team than that only 12 months ago when we had Loic Remy, Cabaye, Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote, Fabricio Coloccini, Tim Krul – that team was a really, really strong team. “I was really hurt that we never got back to that team. “Cabaye leaving was out of our control, he didn’t give us any movement on that, and Remy got injured and we couldn’t secure the position. “We never got back to that and when that has happened before, it starts to hurt. “They were ninth when I left, it’s a really good, stable club and it’s a good position for a different manager to take it forward and I hope they do.” Pardew came under heavy pressure from Newcastle fans earlier this season when the team sank into the bottom three and an online petition calling for him to be sacked gathered more than 2,000 signatures. last_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka game abandoned due to rain, wet outfield

first_imgPakistan had won their previous seven encounters in the World Cup against Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka and Pakistan lost their opening games in the 2019 World Cup.Sri Lanka and Pakistan are third and fourth respectively in the points table. New Delhi: For a couple of days, Bristol was pounded with rain. The weather forecast for the game between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the County Ground was not looking all that great with 91 per cent chances of rain. The forecast proved to be true. The rain lashed Bristol for close to three hours. The rain cleared and there were two inspections. However, damp patches on the outfield resulted in the match being abandoned without even the toss taking place and both Pakistan and Sri Lanka getting one point each. In a strange twist of fate, these were the first points for Sri Lanka in a World Cup encounter against Pakistan, having lost all previous seven encounters.Before the start of the match, the teams had not left the team hotel as the rain lashed down. There was a yellow alert for heavy rain in the area. However, the steady rain eased to a drizzle and the sun broke through. The umpires had scheduled an inspection at 14:30 hrs local time but they went back and announced that a second inspection was scheduled at 15:15 hrs local. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. When the second inspection concluded, the umpires and the match referee Andy Pycroft had an intense meeting about the state of the outfield. The umpires were concerned about a big patch on the outfield and despite the sun breaking through the clouds, the outfield was not safe enough for play to begin. 20 minutes after the meeting concluded, the decision was made to abandon the match.With this result, Sri Lanka has moved to the third spot with three points from three games while Pakistan is in the fourth spot with the same tally of points but with a poor net run-rate due to their heavy loss to the West Indies in their opening game in Trent Bridge.Pakistan will take on Australia in a crucial clash at Taunton on June 12 while Sri Lanka faces a massive challenge against a confident Bangladesh side in Bristol on June 11. The next match of the ICC Cricket World Cup features hosts England, smarting from their 14-run defeat against Pakistan, taking on Bangladesh in Cardiff on Saturday. The second game features Afghanistan taking on New Zealand in Taunton.last_img read more

Rivers United Arrive in Madrid for Pre-season

first_imgThe ‘Pride of Rivers’ emerged champions of that competition after navigating three hard-fought matches against Nigeria’s flagbearers in 2017 CAF club competitions, Enugu Rangers, FC Ifeanyiubah and Wikki Tourists.Speaking shortly before the team departed the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa yesterday, leader of the delegation and Rivers State Commissioner of Sports, Honourable Boma Iyaye explained that the trip was imperative as it acts as the icing on the cake as far as the club’s preparations for the new season is concerned.“This trip represents the fulfilment made to the team by the number one supporter, the Rivers State Governor, Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike as part of their pre-season preparations.“Clubs in Madrid, particularly Real Madrid have a winning culture and coming here (Madrid) will help us imbibe that spirit and psyche.“Another objective of this training tour to Madrid is making Rivers United not just a national and continental brand but one to be reckoned with internationally.“We will be in Madrid for ten days and have already forged an alliance with La Liga, Spain, in the shape of training matches and more.“By the time they are done with the training tour, I am sure the players, coaches and officials will be the better for it,” Iyaye told the club’s official website.In the same vein, striker Emeka Ogbugh has expressed happiness at the opportunity which will be afforded him and his teammates in Spain.“We want to thank the Rivers State Government for this opportunity and we promise to justify this high level of confidence expected of us.“It is important to let the sponsors and fans know that we understand why we are all here and hopefully, we will do Rivers State and Nigeria proud come 2017,” he said.While in Madrid, Rivers United FC is expected to face a La Liga club in a tune up game while proposed friendly matches have already been lined up against Segunda B clubs, Levante Union Deportiva II and Club Deportivo Alcoyano.The Rivers United squad will also attend training sessions of a La Liga club (as well as the sessions of the youth teams of the club).A guided tour to the storied home of reigning European champions, Real Madrid, the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu has also been lined up.The technical crew of Rivers United led by manager, Stanley Eguma is also expected to be huge beneficiaries of the programme as a crash course on coaching methodology has already been arranged with the La Liga club.The Rivers United contingent is due back in Nigeria on Thursday, December 22. Rivers United will represent Nigeria in the 2017 CAF Champions League.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Rivers United has arrived in Madrid, Spain for the fifth and final phase of pre-season ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.The contingent of 18 players and eight officials touched down at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport at exactly 2:35pm local time yesterday.A brief stop-over in Frankfurt had been observed after the contingent arrived in the German city at 5:20am local time following a six hour, ten minute flight that began at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja by 11:10 pm on Friday, December 12.The Port Harcourt club began their pre-season preparations on November 1 in Port Harcourt with new and retained players commencing light physical work under the guidance of technical manager, Stanley Eguma.The second and third phases of pre-season continued in Abuja and Kaduna, respectively.United’s fourth phase of pre-season between December 7 and 11 came in the shape of Nigeria’s most prestigious pre-season tournament – the Super 4 in Enugu.last_img read more

GOtv Takes NextGen Search 3 to Ibadan

first_imgThe third edition of the GOtv Boxing NextGen Search is to hold in Ibadan, Oyo State, between November 16 and 18.According to a statement issued by Flykite Promotions, organisers of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, the programme will hold at Walan Hotel (formerly D’Rovans Hotel), Ring Road, Ibadan.GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, conceived to discover amateur boxers on the verge of turning professional, is open to talented boxers from across the country, who are aged between 18 and 25. Participating boxers, explained the organisers, will take part in sparring sessions where they will evaluated by some of Nigeria’s best boxing coaches, including Joe Mensah and Obisia Nwakpa.The organisers added that accommodation will be given free to boxers from outside Ibadan and environs adjudged by the coaches to have made the cut.According to the statement, the GOtv NextGen search 3 is a continuation of the promise made by Chairman of GOtv Boxing, Mr. Adewunmi Ogunsanya (SAN), to revamp boxing in Nigeria.“We are delighted that Nigerian boxing has made appreciable progress since GOtv intervened through GOtv Boxing Night in 2014. But we are not yet where we want the sport to be. To take the sport to the next level, the progress needs to be sustained and fast-tracked.“This is what we are doing with GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, which is a programme aimed at unearthing hidden boxing talents with a vast scope for development and having the best coaches equip them with skills to make them world beaters. This, we think, is the way to go,” the statement quoted Ogunsanya, who is also Chairman, MultiChoice Nigeria, as saying.GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 3 is the first edition of the programme to hold outside Lagos. The programme debuted in February 2016 and attracted over 100 boxers from across the country, out of which 28 were selected.Many of those selected have fought at different editions of GOtv Boxing Night. Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, the rising light welterweight star and winner of the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy for the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 11, was discovered at the maiden edition.Other boxers who emerged from the Next Gen search who have fought professionally include Matthew Obinna, Osamudiamen “Chiso” Goodluck and Chukuwebuka “Wise King” Ezewudo.The second edition of programme held in August 2016 and was attended by an equal amount of aspiring professional boxers, out of which 20 were selected and provided grooming in boxing camp by accomplished coaches.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Thursday, Oct. 10, and Friday, Oct. 11. Crimes against propertyAt 10:20 p.m. on Oct. 10, DPS responded to a report of suspects throwing objects out of the fourth floor window at May Ormerod Harris Residence Hall.  When they responded, they saw a hole in the drywall and a broken window screen. They were unable to figure out who caused the damage.Miscellaneous incidentsAt 8:42 a.m. on Oct. 10,  a student fainted, fell and bumped her head at the Physical Education building.  DPS responded and an LAFD Unit was requested.  The student was then taken to California Hospital for examination.At 2:50 p.m. on Oct. 10,  a student cut her finger with a knife while doing on a project at May Ormerod Harris Hall Quinn Wing and Fisher Gallery.  DPS responded and she was taken to Student Health Center to be treated.At 10:20 p.m. on Oct. 10,  a girl fell while dancing on a table at Sigma Alpha Epsilon, injuring her head and neck.  DPS responded and requested an LAFD RA unit. The girl was then taken to California Hospital for examination.last_img read more

Cam Newton trade would solve Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky problem, Panthers’ QB puzzle

first_imgThe Panthers will soon have a tough decision to make with quarterback Cam Newton beyond the rest of the 2019 NFL season. The Bears likely will have an easy decision to make with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky ahead of 2020.Although Chicago and Carolina could not help each other with their respective QB conundrums before this year’s NFL trade deadline, the teams might need to explore an intriguing, mutually beneficial deal ahead of the 2020 league year, which begins in March. Here is how it goes: The Panthers move on from Newton as their starter by trading him to the Bears. The deal in turn keeps Chicago from getting in too deep with Trubisky.MORE: How Panthers the will approach their breakup with Cam NewtonHow and why could this work, and how and when should it work? Here’s breaking down the way a wild rumor can turn into reality.Why would the Panthers trade Cam Newton?Newton, 30, is signed through the 2020 season and set to make $18.6 million next year. When it became time to re-up from his rookie contract in 2015, the Panthers got an immediate return on their six-year, $118.47 million ($60 million guaranteed) investment, as Newton delivered an MVP season and carried Carolina to Super Bowl 50.Since then, between injuries and ineffectiveness, he hasn’t been the same kind of passer or runner, more mediocre than spectacular. With recent shoulder and foot ailments affecting his play and availability, it’s hard to justify giving him another mega-deal.As it stands, with backup Kyle Allen playing more than well enough to support Carolina’s running game and defense, the team can trust Newton only if he is close to 100 percent. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/4a/e/mitchell-trubisky-102019-getty-ftr_x2l7n5unrfxn1mjml5qml801j.jpg?t=-342473499&w=500&quality=80 What is the Panthers’ salary-cap situation for 2020?The Panthers would save a lot of cap space in 2020 by trading Newton. He carries a $21 million hit for 2020, and Carolina in dealing him would be responsible for only $2 million in dead money.The Panthers are looking at being $50 million under the cap, but that’s with several decently paid players, mostly on defense, going into unrestricted free agency.Can the Bears afford Cam Newton in 2020 with a new contract?They can. This would require the Bears making a few key veteran roster cuts and being creative with the contract structuring, but it is possible.It’s a matter of how comfortable they are still paying for the Trubisky pick, too, either on or off the roster.What would the Bears need to trade to get Cam Newton from the Panthers?Should the Bears reach a point of no return with Trubisky and the Panthers accept it is in their best interest to move on from Newton, then it comes down to the compensation. That’s the biggest obstacle for the Bears.They don’t have a first-round or third-round pick in 2020 because of last year’s Khalil Mack trade. They also don’t have a fourth-round pick after another trade with the Patriots. They do, however, still have two second-round picks. Based on the performance of running back Jordan Howard, whom they traded to the Eagles, they could have two fifth-rounders, as well.There’s a precedent to follow here. The 49ers traded quarterback Alex Smith in 2013, eight years after he was drafted No. 1 overall. That happened because a midseason injury to Smith gave rise to Colin Kaepernick as a young fill-in QB who lifted the offense to new heights. The Niners got a second-rounder and a conditional pick from the Chiefs in return for Smith. He then got a nice four-year extension in 2014.Newton may have a perceived higher value, such as a first-round pick. But in reality, having some sense that Newton is a reclamation project by the nature of the deal of happening in the first place, a second-rounder or two would be a fair trade. Consider that the 49ers gave up only a second-rounder to the Patriots for the high upside of Jimmy Garoppolo two years ago.MORE: Where will Cam Newton play in 2020?Why would Cam Newton be better than Mitchell Trubisky for the Bears?The Panthers would trade Newton only if they feel like they can win with Allen or an alternative. But the burden here should lie more on the Bears, assuming they think Newton would be a major upgrade over Trubisky and put them in position to win a championship with their Mack-led defense. Allen does not yet look like a long-term solution, but with a few more opportunities to turn in strong performances, he can creep into that conversation for Carolina. For now, the Panthers’ plan to move on would be focusing on QB early in either the 2020 or 2021 draft, with the addition of a veteran bridge option if needed.It comes down to the Panthers having complete faith that Newton can be an elite player again, because if not, a further investment in him would limit a partial rebuilding team in many other areas. Staying with Allen on the cheap or rolling with an upcoming rookie would allow the Panthers spend a lot more freely to build a championship team with other elements.Why would the Bears trade Mitchell Trubisky?This question is a lot easier to answer. Trubisky has shown little improvement since he entered the league as the No. 2 overall pick in 2017. Despite the Bears’ efforts to attach him to an offensive-minded coach in Matt Nagy, with an emphasis on improving at the offensive skill positions, Trubisky still seems overwhelmed and unsettled as a passer while offering even less as a runner.Seeing how the two first-round quarterbacks taken after Trubisky — the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes and the Texans’ Deshaun Watson — play at near-elite level, there’s no way the Bears will want to pay Trubisky in the same, lucrative way.What is the Bears’ salary-cap situation for 2020?The biggest thing in Trubisky’s favor with the Bears is his relatively low cap number ($9.237 million) for the final year of his rookie contract in 2020. With the league-wide cap expected to approach $200 million for every team, the Bears, with Trubisky signed, are expected to have around $13 million available.Cutting him in the spring would make the team eat his entire cap number as dead money with no savings. Trading him would save the team roughly half of that cap number, with $4.8 million counting against the cap as a dead money hit. Remember that Nagy was the QB coach in Kansas City when Smith arrived and later was his offensive coordinator, bringing out the best play of Smith’s career. Newton has similar qualities with his athleticism and big arm that would work in the system. Smith was untapped as a deep-ball passer until he got to Nagy and Andy Reid.Nagy has struggled to mesh his play-calling with Trubisky, as the third-year QB can’t handle a high volume of passing. Newton would allow the Bears to be more grounded but still dangerous in the downfield passing game, as he and promising running back David Montgomery would work as well together in the scheme as Smith and Kareem Hunt once did.The second half of this NFL season has much riding in the balance for the future of Newton and the Panthers, Trubisky and the Bears. Should the teams see things go south or get more frustrating with their quarterbacks, they should be thinking how they can have each other’s backs in the offseason. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/c2/8e/cam-newton-getty-092119-ftrjpg_156kjfqdbqusf171wtwmdp587k.jpg?t=1676419605&w=500&quality=80last_img read more