Tom Schad, Tallahassee Democrat

Tom Schad

Tallahassee Democrat

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Recent articles by Tom:

In COVID-19 hot spots like Florida and Texas, youth sports have patchwork response to rising cases

In hot spots like Florida and Texas, parents must navigate a smorgasbord of restrictions that vary depending on which entity is organizing an event. → Read More

Nearly four years after Colin Kaepernick first took a knee, NFL tides are turning on protests during the national anthem

In 2016, few NFL personalities wanted to address protesting during the national anthem. But after George Floyd's death, the conversation has changed. → Read More

Players Coalition composes letter in support of ending qualified immunity for police, other government officials

More than 1,400 current and former athletes, coaches and executives from major professional sports leagues signed a letter to members of Congress in support of a bill that would eliminate qualified immunity for government officials, including law enforcement.The letter, which is dated Wednesday, was orchestrated and released by the Players Coalition, a group founded by NFL players in 2017 to… → Read More

Louisville CrossFit gyms distance themselves from brand after CEO's George Floyd comments

Numerous Louisville area gyms moved to disassociate themselves with CrossFit after comments from CEO Greg Glassman about the death of George Floyd. → Read More

CrossFit CEO's comments on George Floyd could finally sever the fitness community from brand

A host of affiliated gyms, sponsors and athletes all moved to disassociate themselves with the CrossFit brand after comments from the CEO and founder. → Read More

'I can't breathe': Protesters lie down on DC street, repeat Floyd's words

Wednesday got started with law enforcement officers cutting off the main protest area, near Lafayette Park and the White House. → Read More

Protesters kneel at MLK memorial in DC to honor George Floyd and others who died in police custody

The week of demonstrations in DC has been a mix of peaceful and combative moments. → Read More

Kenny Stills, Eric Reid criticize NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's statement on George Floyd's death

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's statement on George Floyd's death rang hollow for NFL players Eric Reid and Kenny Stills. Both spoke out on Twitter. → Read More

Patrick Ewing has tested positive for coronavirus, Georgetown University has announced

Georgetown men's basketball coach and Hall of Fame player Patrick Ewing has tested positive for COVID-19, the school announced Friday evening. → Read More

IOC president says it's too early to speculate on fate of 2021 Olympics

IOC president Thomas Bach said Thursday that he would not "fuel any speculation" that the Tokyo Olympics might not be held in 2021 → Read More

For the kids? Nation's largest youth volleyball event to proceed in June despite concerns

AAU organizers are moving forward with "largest volleyball event in the world," a June tournament that could draw as many as 15,000 people to Orlando. → Read More

Players Coalition, athletes, coaches call for federal investigation of Ahmaud Arbery's death

A group of prominent current and former athletes and coaches are calling for the FBI and Department of Justice to investigate Ahmaud Arbery's death. → Read More

Day 56 without sports 😭: An ode to the indefatigable Frank Gore, who could soon be playing alongside his son

Running back Frank Gore is returning for a 16th NFL season. His durability at one of football's hardest positions has made him a legend. → Read More

Don Shula, legendary Miami Dolphins coach and NFL icon, dies at 90

Don Shula, the former Miami Dolphins coach who led the undefeated 1972 team that stands alone in NFL history, died Monday at 90. → Read More

Seven women from three schools sue NCAA, claim organization didn't protect them from alleged sexual assaults

Seven women sue NCAA, claim they weren't protected from alleged sexual assaults committed by athletes at Michigan State, Nebraska and unnamed school. → Read More

Saints QB Jameis Winston on benefits of offseason LASIK eye surgery: 'I can read street signs (now)'

Jameis Winston underwent corrective LASIK surgery, and the newly signed New Orleans Saints QB can already see a marked difference in his vision. → Read More

Former Jaguars LB Telvin Smith arrested, charged with unlawful sexual activity with minor

Telvin Smith played for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2014-18 before stepping away from the NFL last May, saying he had to "get my world in order." → Read More

Cleveland Cavaliers come through with financial support for game-day workers

The Cavaliers spent about $1.2 million to pay salaries for 1,000 employees, including those who work for third-party vendors for events missed → Read More

Owners pledged to pay workers when sports shut down, but many are being overlooked

When sports went dark, team owners vowed to take care of workers. USA TODAY Sports found substantial discrepancies and reluctance to disclose details. → Read More

Philadelphia Eagles make surprise QB move in NFL draft, pick Jalen Hurts

The Eagles threw many observers for a loop in the second round of the draft by selecting Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts. → Read More