Jerry Rice, Tom Brady remember 49ers great Clark

The NFL community mourned Monday the passing of San Francisco 49ers legend Dwight Clark, who died at the age of 61 following a battle with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Clark’s Niners teammate Jerry Rice, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and other NFL players remembered the Niners great on social media.

Dwight Clark was one of my idols growing up in San Mateo. I was lucky enough to be at the game where my hero Joe Montana perfectly placed the game winning throw/catch to Dwight in the corner of the end zone to beat the cowboys in the 1981 season.

The skill’s there. He’s another guy that needs to work on his shot, Binghamton coach Rick Kowalsky said. He’s a pass-first type of guy, and he likes to go to his backhand a lot. But he has to work on getting his shot off quicker and not over-handling the puck. Playing a little more give-and-go style.

The Eagles released a statement yesterday that didn’t directly address anything to do with the White House.

A Tuesday morning series of tweets clarified the president’s position on how the NFL will be expected to proceed. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!he wrote in one tweet. NFL, no escaping to Locker Rooms!he added in another. The president yoked other sports to his new dictates during his tweetstorm in a way that suggested he was marginalizing the Eagles and NFL. Meanwhile, the White House prepared to hold its own Super Bowl ceremony without any Super Bowl participants Tuesday afternoon in what promised to be an odd celebration of symbolic patriotism and itself.

The NFL’s compromiseon anthem protests, reached late last month in some star chamber session during the owners’ meetings, stipulates that players on the field must stand and show respect,giving them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer. There’s no mention in the NFL’s policy of hand on heart,and allowing players to remain in the locker room was the closest the NFL came to a concession to the rights and feelings of players.

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