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Jason Whitlock Supports Trump, Says He Won’t Vote

“Whitlock’s revelation that he does not plan to vote is somewhat shocking. In spite of his statement not wanting to be defined as partisan, many people view him as such because Outkick.com is a conservative media outlet.”

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According to the USA Today, more than 160 million Americans, or about 70 percent of eligible voters, are expected to vote in the 2020 Presidential Elections. Just don’t expect Outkick.com’s Jason Whitlock to be one of them.

Whitlock reminded his Twitter followers on election morning that he’s a “non-voter”. He later explained his reasons in a column on Outkick.com, saying journalistic integrity keeps him away from the voting booth, 

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“As a journalist, I don’t ever want to be defined as a political partisan,” Whitlock wrote.” As a journalist, I value saying I’ve never voted.”

Whitlock’s revelation that he doesn’t plan to vote is still surprising. In spite of his statement of not wanting to be defined as partisan, many people view him as such because Outkick.com presents itself as a conservative media outlet. Whitlock has further supported that position by interviewing incumbent President Donald Trump in October, and appearing and hitting on many conservative talking points during interviews with Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

“White liberals think it’s their job to control, maintain and limit the amount of freedom Black people have,” Whitlock, an African-American, told Carlson on Halloween. “We are supposed to be beholding and dependent on them and it threatens them as a modern day Overseer to whip us back in line. Not all but most White liberals want our vote and us to fall in line with their agenda and when we don’t, I think it scares them because it makes us more powerful.”

Whitlock was also supportive of many of Mr. Trump’s policies during an interview at the White House on October 20th. These included the President’s handling of trade with China, Criminal Justice Reform and HBCU funding.

“Do you think the Black community is shifting to where you (Mr. Trump) are being judged on your policies instead of your personality?” Whitlock asks.

Evidently those policies were not enough to motivate Whitlock to go to the polls, even though he would support President Trump if he voted.

“I’ve wanted to vote only twice in my life, in 2008 for Barack Obama to honor my grandmother and in 2020 because so many things about Donald Trump appeal to me,” Whitlock wrote.

He then listed the reasons, many of them echoing the questions he asked Mr. Trump during their interview. But he also reiterated that he will not vote.

Whitlock closed his column by admitting his decision could be a mistake.

“If Trump loses, I’ll regret my decision.”

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NASCAR Driver Denny Hamlin Launching Podcast with Dale Earnhardt Jr & Dirty Mo Media

“New episodes will be published each Monday during the NASCAR season with previews and reviews of races, with the goal of inviting guests and interacting with fans playing a future role in the series.”

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Dirty Mo Media has announced a podcast deal with NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin.

Hamlin will host Actions Detrimental with Denny Hamlin on a weekly basis during the NASCAR season. The Actions Detrimental branding is verbiage used by NASCAR for fines assessed to drivers for their disparaging comments about the sport. Known as one of NASCAR’s more outspoken drivers, Hamlin has been fined several times under the “actions detrimental to stock car racing” statutes.

New episodes will be published each Monday during the NASCAR season with previews and reviews of races, with the goal of inviting guests and interacting with fans playing a future role in the series.

Denny Hamlin jokingly thanked Dirty Mo Media for the “opportunity and the fat check” the company wrote for him to host the podcast in a Twitter announcement.

The 42-year-old Hamlin has won 48 races during his 18-year NASCAR Cup Series career. In addition to serving as a driver for Joe Gibbs Racing, he co-owns 23XI Racing with basketball legend Michael Jordan.

The podcast is the latest in an expansion of content produced by the Mooresville, North Carolina-based digital outlet. After beginning with The Dale Jr. Download, the company has grown to include other podcasts like Door, Bumper, Clear, and Speed Street, as well as video projects like The Next Level.

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Barstool Sports CEO: Golf Likely Next Step For Company’s Live Broadcasts

“I think we‘ll start with the biggest sports that we know and love.”

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Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini recently did a wide-ranging interview with AdAge.com about the future of the digital sports outlet’s television aspirations, and she said sports they’re familiar with will take priority.

“”We want sports that appeal to a broad audience. We’re kind of tickled to be able to broadcast things in the first place. So I think we‘ll start with the biggest sports that we know and love, whether it’s basketball and football,” Nardini said. “You could definitely see that extended to golf, that would probably be the next place that we’ll play.”

The questions about Barstool’s future aspirations come after the company’s successful first broadcast of the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl. Barstool says the broadcast received nearly 1 million views, peaking at 130,000 concurrent viewers. The outlet also broadcasted the Barstool Sports Invitational that featured Akron, Mississippi State, Toledo, and UAB in November.

Nardini added that the company is interested live televised sports for a few reasons.

“We’re owned by a sports betting company and the more we think about building our sports platform, there’s obviously a huge opportunity for us to convey a whole bunch of offerings to our audience, but certainly betting will be one of them…I think that live sports on television is the last man standing where it’s all anyone tunes in for.”

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Fanatics to Open First Sportsbook Inside FedEx Field

“The location at the home of the Washington Commanders will make it the first sportsbook to open inside an NFL stadium.”

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Sports licensing giant Fanatics will soon be launching its long-anticipated sportsbook.

The company will open up a physical sportsbook location in Maryland at FedEx Field on January 20. Fanatics has also been granted a license to operate in Massachusetts, tethered to Plainridge Park Casino.

The location at the home of the Washington Commanders will make it the first sportsbook to open inside an NFL stadium. Bettors in the DMV will now be able to place wagers at all their local teams’ venues, as William Hill has an on-site location at Capital One Arena – home of the Capitals and Wizards – and BetMGM has a space at Nationals Park in D.C.

Despite having a physical location at FedEx Field, bettors in Maryland will not be able to place mobile wagers through a Fanatics Sportsbook app.

According to Front Office Sports, Fanatics hopes to have the sportsbook up and running in some fashion in all states where legal by September.

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