The best research is biased
"I don’t think it’s been proven that the game of football causes CTE."
— Politifact North Carolina on Thursday, July 26th, 2018
Coach wasn't fired
"The First Amendment’s the First Amendment. It goes start to finish. We can’t say to one football coach you’re fired if you kneel in silent prayer at the end of the game, but to a player, if you kneel in protest to a game, you’re celebrated."
— Politifact National on Monday, October 2nd, 2017
"Do you know what the second sport with the most concussions is? Women’s soccer… And the third most dangerous sport? Cheerleading."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, July 15th, 2016
Trump speeds past disclaimers
"NASCAR endorsed Trump"
— Politifact North Carolina on Monday, March 7th, 2016
Polls show public interest holds steady
Says history suggests sports will "quickly subsume a lot of the attention span of the country" in the presidential primary.
— Politifact PunditFact on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
"You can be an NFL player with murder charges and not be suspended."
— Politifact PunditFact on Monday, May 18th, 2015
picking budget priorities
State lawmakers are spending taxpayer money for parking that billionaire Arthur Blank could build while paying some state employees so little they are on food stamps.
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, March 23rd, 2015
Yes on university funding, but not so much toward arena
"Scott Walker to cut $300 million from universities, spend $500 million on a pro basketball stadium."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, February 6th, 2015
Low rates, but not getting worse
Graduation rates of players at major football colleges "are still twenty points below their male campus peers and worsened in the past three years."
— Politifact Virginia on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
"A golf course closes somewhere in America every 48 hours."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, December 5th, 2014
The data isn't that clear
"More (student-athletes) graduate than the students who aren't student-athletes."
— Politifact PunditFact on Sunday, August 10th, 2014
NCAA rakes it in, but players get more than just bling
The NCAA will "get billions" from the men’s basketball tournament. "Players get a trophy."
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
He may not like the press, but he does like to run
Says Marshawn Lynch is "second all-time in terms of average yards per rush only to Terrell Davis."
— Politifact PunditFact on Friday, January 31st, 2014
Too many variables to consider
The new Atlanta Braves stadium will require no tax increase for homeowners and provide $3 million annually for Cobb County schools.
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, December 16th, 2013
Construction jobs are temporary
The Dolphins stadium renovation will "create more than 4,000 new local jobs."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Time out on this claim.
"In this city, there hasn’t been a stadium that’s lasted more than 27 years."
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, March 29th, 2013
Cost depends on level of work
Says the Georgia Dome would need up to $350 million in work over the next five to seven years.
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, March 8th, 2013
Taxpayers are "on the hook ... for less than a third" of the proposed new Atlanta Falcons stadium, and those funds are "repaid from money that comes from outsiders."
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, January 4th, 2013
Big-picture argument fudges the details
"The University of Florida announced this past week that it was dropping its computer science department ... Meanwhile, the athletic budget for the current year is $97.7 million, an increase of more than $2 million from last year."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
He took a step out of bounds
"We are the poster child for compliance, and whenever we discover possible infractions we resolve and report it to the NCAA no matter how minor the violations."
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, October 31st, 2011