January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (94) celebrates after sacking New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) in the second half of the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos defensive tackle and captain Terrance Knighton made the game winning play against the Kansas City Chiefs, and has certainly made his mark in Denver as a member of the Broncos. Knighton took to Twitter on Wednesday night with some suggestions for ESPN and NFL Network, which have been over-inundated with news flowing in of domestic abuse from the case of Ray Rice to Adrian Peterson, now to Jonathan Dwyer and Greg Hardy.
Knighton, like many, hates constantly listening to depressing news, though the heightened awareness to domestic abuse and potential that more people will have the bravery to report cases of abuse is a win. Still, I’m with the Broncos’ playmaking defensive tackle, who is offering up some alternative, uplifting, even downright awesome stories that are happening across the football landscape right now.
Knighton certainly has a valid point. The Broncos as a team do a great job of highlighting positive news within the organization, but ESPN and NFL Network are in the business of making as much money as possible, and the sad reality is that most consumers of sports news channels nowadays prefer to see how people are failing rather than how they are succeeding or making other people’s lives better.
Knighton is so amped up about this, he even complimented a Raiders player.
All kidding aside, it’s a phenomenal gesture and truth be told, I didn’t know about that until Knighton mentioned it.
Give a follow to Knighton and check out his timeline. There are good things happening in the NFL, in sports in general, and we’re focusing on a couple of idiotic mistakes and burying their lives as it pertains to the general public into the ground.
Knighton is a captain on the Broncos, and he’s acting like it.