Wisconsin Sports Headlines – 6/5/2020
The Latest Sports Headlines:
>>Green Bay Packers Deliver Message on Social Justice
(Green Bay, WI) — The Green Bay Packers are delivering a message on social justice in the wake of protests over the police custody death of George Floyd. The team said,”we condemn the systemic racism that has existed forever in this country. We stand with those raising their voices, protesting the injustices and demanding change.” The video message include statements from Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, Billy Turner, Adrian Amos, Kevin King, David Bakhtiari, Corey Linsley, Kenny Clark, Marcedes Lewis, Preston Smith, Mason Crosby and coach Matt LaFleur. Packers President/C-E-O Mark Murphy announced they are working with the players to make a 250-thousand-dollar donation to Wisconsin causes that support social justice and racial equality. Murphy and his wife will also be donating a quarter million to local groups.
>>NFL Coaches Allowed Back in Team Facilities Friday
(Green Bay, WI) — Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur and his staff are returning today to the team’s facilities (Friday). N-F-L Commissioner Roger Goodell released a memo Thursday allowing coaches to return to club facilities starting today. Players not seeking treatment for injured are still barred from working out at team facilities. Teams can increase the number of employees in the facility up to 100 if allowed by governments. The NFL closed all 32 team facilities in March as coronavirus began spreading across the U-S.
>>Former Badger Frederick Placed on Cowboys Reserve/Retired List
(Irving, TX) — Former Wisconsin Badgers center Travis Frederick is officially ending his NFL career. The Dallas Cowboys placed the five-time Pro-Bowler on the reserve/retired list Thursday. Frederick announced in March that he was planning to hang up his cleats. Waiting until June to remove him from the active roster will allow Dallas to free up some cap space over the next two years. The Cowboys selected Frederick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Former Wisconsin center Tyler Biadasz was taken by Dallas in the fourth round this year.
>>Milwaukee Bucks Gearing Up to Resume NBA Season in Florida
(Milwaukee, WI) — The Milwaukee Bucks are going to Disney World. The NBA Players Association is expected to finalize a 22-team restart to the season at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando. Eight more regular season games will begin July 31st to determine the playoff seeds. The Bucks will return to Milwaukee later this month to undergo COVID-19 testing and a brief training camp. The team will head to Florida on July 7th. The Bucks had the best record in the league when play was suspended in March and they can’t earn home court advantage. Robin and Brook Lopez own a home on the Disney property.
>>NBA G League Cancels Remainder of Season
(Oshkosh, WI) — The Wisconsin Herd will not be returning to the court at Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh. The NBA G League cancelled the remainder of the 2019-2020 season Thursday. President Shareef Abdur-Rahim said “I extend my sincere gratitude to NBA G League players and coaches for giving their all to their teams and fans this season. And to our fans, I thank you and look forward to resuming play for the 2020-21 season.” The G League will announce its year-end awards in the coming weeks, including the Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year and Rookie of the Year. The Wisconsin Herd led the Eastern Conference with a 33-and-10 record when play was suspended March 12th.