Duck Athletic Department gives some athletes permission to talk about race

Andrew Greif has the interview in the Oregonian here. It’s not clear if Duck PR flack Craig Pintens or other athletic department minders set up and monitored the interviews, but that is the Duck’s normal practice.

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Two years ago two of Dana Altman’s Duck basketball players  tried a Black Lives Matter protest during his national anthem. Altman chewed out his players and wouldn’t let them talk to the press afterwards. They never tried *that* again.

At UO a Duck coach can suspend a player for just about anything, by making up a “team rule” against it. The players have no freedom:

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