Former Bills GM Doug Whaley the New Director of College Scouting for the NFLPA

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Former Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley is taking over as the NFL Players Association’s director of college scouting, the Associated Press reports.

Whaley will oversee the recruitment, evaluation and selection of draft-eligible prospects to compete at the annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. He replaces Tony Softli, who left to become the Alliance of American Football’s scouting director.

Whaley was hired Wednesday, a little over a year after being fired by the Bills. He spent eight seasons in Buffalo, including four as GM.

The Bills fired him as part of a major organizational shake-up which began with Sean McDermott replacing Rex Ryan as coach.

Whaley has 22 years of NFL scouting experience, including an 11-year tenure with his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers.

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President Trump Calls Off Eagles Super Bowl Visit to the White House Over Anthem Dispute

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President Donald Trump has called off a visit by the Super Bowl Champion Eagles to the White House Tuesday due to the dispute over whether NFL players must stand during the playing of the national anthem, the Associated Press reports.

Trump says in a statement that some members of the Super Bowl championship team “disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart.”

Trump says the team wanted to send a smaller delegation, but fans who planned to attend “deserve better.”

He says he’ll instead be hosting “a different type of ceremony” with the U.S. Marine Band.

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