Art Chansky

Chansky’s Notebook: Apolitical Athletes?

Should college and pro athletes stay out of the political fray? It doesn’t happen much in college athletics, but professional athletes are speaking up in this turbulent political climate. Colin Kaepernick began a furor last summer when he refused to stand up for the national anthem in the preseason, and his stand against black oppression swirled around the NFL for most of the regular schedule. Now, Dexter Fowler, who moved from the World Series champ Cubs to the St. Louis Cardinals, is speaking out against President Trump’s proposed travel ban and getting push back from fans who think he...

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