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Bills Hire Full-Time Female Assistant Coach

Buffalo Bills on Wednesday announced that Kathryn Smith is the team’s new special-teams quality control coach, making her the first full-time assistant in the NFL.

Smith is well-known to Bills head coach Rex Ryan: she began her career with the New York Jets as a game day and college scouting intern, then became a player personnel assistant in 2007, a position she held for several years; Ryan was hired as head coach in 2009. In 2014, Smith changed positions and became assistant to the head coach.

Source: Yahoo.com

University of Missouri’s president Tim Wolfe resigns

Monday, two days after the school’s football players announced a boycott of all football-related activities.

“Prayers were answered, although there’s a lot more work to do,” Missouri linebacker Brandon Lee wrote on Twitter.

Athletics director Mack Rhoades and football coach Gary Pinkel released a joint statement Monday that the team is resuming preparation for its game Saturday against BYU at its regularly scheduled time Tuesday.

“The primary concern of our student-athletes, coaches and staff has been centered on the health of Jonathan Butler and working with campus leaders to find a resolution that would save a life. We are hopeful we can begin a process of healing and understanding on our campus.”

More than 30 Missouri football players announced over the weekend they would not take part in any football-related activities as long as Wolfe remained in office. Pinkel canceled practice on Sunday and said he stood by his players, who were part of a push around campus to force Wolfe’s removal.

“Thank you. We won and we must continue fighting,” said the Legion of Black Collegians, which announced the boycott, on Twitter.

Added Missouri linebacker Paul Adams via on Twitter: “Power of prayer is strong.”

Wolfe’s resignation came after a meeting with the Board of Curators, which took place amid a walkout by professors and a weeklong hunger strike by a grad student.

“The frustration and anger that I see is clear, real and I don’t doubt it for a second,” Wolfe said at a news conference.

The Missouri players had a timetable set for when they wanted Wolfe to vacate.

“Before lunch on Monday morning was the goal from the jump!”  defensive back John Gibson III wrote on Twitter.

“The goal was lunchtime Monday,” echoed defensive back Anthony Sherrils.

Wolfe said in a statement on Sunday that he had no plans to resign.

Missouri football players will resume practice and play against BYU, as scheduled, on Saturday, according to the Kansas City Star.

Source: USA Today

Cancer Patient Escorted to Senior Prom by NFL Player Dies

Sen’Derrick Marks of the Jacksonville Jaguars escorted Khameyea Jennings to her Senior Prom.

Jennings who was battling cancer for two years received a prince charming dream with the help of a local non-profit group.

Marks presented the proposal as the young girl lay in the hospital bed. He brought her roses and proposed her with the dream date.

Jennings requested him to wear white and gold. Marks stated he was going to comply with every wish of Jennings to make prom the best night of her life.

Arriving to the senior prom in a black Lamborghini, the beautiful young lady was presented to a standing ovation from her peers.

Marks reminded her that he would stay in touch. He told her to be strong and keep her faith.

Unfortunately, Jennings lost her fight to cancer Friday, May 22nd.

Prayers and support messages are being broadcasted around on social media to help the family grieve and remember Khameyea Jennings.

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written by: Sedria Thomas