Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles gives touching speech at Special Olympics 

We all know Jamaal Charles as one of the most dominating players to ever suit up for the Kansas City Chiefs and one of the most explosive running backs in the game today. But what you probably don’t know, however, is that before Charles was tearing through NFL defenses week in and week out, he was once a Special Olympics athlete.

Charles was diagnosed with a learning disability as a kid and said he often felt helpless. That was until he won a gold medal in track and field at the Special Olympics, which gave him the confidence and drive to achieve more.

Or as Charles put it, “I learned I can fly.”

At the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics on Saturday night, Charles gave a touching speech about his struggles with his learning disability and how the Special Olympics helped give him courage.

As Charles touched on in the beginning of his speech, he would go on to win a national title at Texas and, now, he’s one of the top running backs in the league for the Kansas City Chiefs. In 2014, Charles topped 1,000 rushing yards for the fifth time in his career.


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Jamaal Charles: A former beast in Special Olympics, now a beast in the NFL! Never count out people with disabilities; they may help you win games and college and pros in the future. 

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NFL running back and Special Olympics alum Jamaal Charles speaks at the 2015 opening ceremony about his journey after discovering his learning disability:

“I was afraid. I was lost. When I was a boy, I had trouble reading. I found out I had a learning disability. People made fun of me. They said I would never go anywhere. But I learned I can fly. When I was 10 years old, I had the chance to compete in the Special Olympics. That’s right – the Special Olympics gave me my first chance to discover a talent I did not know I had.”

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant not happy with his Madden 16 speed rating 

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant isn’t too pleased with EA Sports even though it has him rated as the second-best receiver in the new Madden NFL 16 video game.

Bryant expressed his displeasure with a speed rating of 89, posting a rant on Twitter about the subject that has since been deleted.

In his initial post, Bryant wrote:

When one of his followers pointed out that Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles got only a 92, Bryant replied: “That’s really not right.”

Bryant did rank as the second-best receiver on the game. Only Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown (97) overall is rated higher than Bryant (96). Detroit’s Calvin Johnson (95), the New York Giants’ Odell Beckham (94) and Atlanta’s Julio Jones (94) rounded out the top five.

Bryant is coming off another Pro Bowl season, raking up 1,320 receiving yards and setting a franchise record with 16 TD catches. His longest catch of the year was a 68-yard TD completion at St. Louis.

Bryant recently signed a five-year, $70 million deal with the Cowboys that made him the second-highest paid receiver in the league.

Don't Avoid Jamaal Charles on Draft Day

Don’t Avoid Jamaal Charles on Draft Day

Coming into this season, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will be 28 years old. It is said that running backs in the NFL “peak” at the age of 27, but I’m here to explain to you just why that’s not true at all.

During last season, Charles was 27 and he still put up very productive numbers. This isn’t really noticeable in the fantasy world because last year he was the 7th highest…

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Blacks Killed by Police 2015 (as of July 8th)
Usaama Rahim 26 Massachusetts Richard Davis 50 New York Kevin Allen 36 New Jersey James Strong 32 Colorado Kenneth Dothard 40 Georgia Dalton Branch 51 New...(cut for space)

UPDATE TO ADD (7/13/15):
Anthony Dewayne Ware, 35, AL
Jonathan Sanders, 39, MS
Jason M. Hendley, 29, CA
Maximo Rabasa, 52, FL
Robert Elando Manlone, 42, OK
Kawanza Jamaal Beaty, 23, VA
Victo Larosa III, 23, FL
Kevin Lamont Judson, 24, OR
Alfontish Cockerham, 23, IL
Spencer Lee McCain, 41, MD
Damien A. Harrell, 26, VA
Tyrone Harris, 20, PA
Zamiel Kivon Crawford, 21, AL
Kevin Bajoie, 32, LA
Trepierre Hummons, 21, OH
Jermaine Benjamin, 42, FL
Deng Manyoun, 35, KY
Charles Allen Ziegler, 40, FL
Fritz Severe, 46, FL
Isiah Hampton, 19, NY
QuanDavier Hicks, 22, OH
Ross Anthony, 25, TX
Demouria Hogg, 30, CA
Andrew Ellerbe, 33, PA
Sherman Byrd, 24, PA

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Hazrat Aamir Khusroo R.A

Gar jamaal-e yaar nabuad baa khayalash hum khusham,
Khaana-e darvesh ra sham’ee ba az mehtaab neest.


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