“He’s really good at that fake, Lamar Jackson, but when you consider his dark skin color with a dark football with a dark uniform, you could not see that thing,” Ryan said. “I mean you literally could not see when he was in and out of the mesh point and if you’re a half step slow on him in terms of your vision forget about it, he’s out of the gate.”MORE: Lamar Jackson has ended the MVP debateThe Ravens wore black uniforms during their win over San Francisco. Ryan issued a statement to the Chronicle on Wednesday, saying, “I regret my choice of words in trying to describe the conditions of the game. Lamar Jackson is an MVP-caliber player and I respect him greatly. I want to sincerely apologize to him and anyone else I offended.”The 49ers told the Chronicle that Ryan “must be more thoughtful with his words.”“Tim has expressed remorse in a public statement and has also done so with us privately,” a 49ers spokesperson said a statement. “We know Tim as a man of high integrity and are confident he will grow and learn from this experience.” The 49ers suspended Tim Ryan, an analyst for the team’s flagship radio station KNBR, one game for saying Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson’s “dark skin color” allows him to better hide the ball on fake handoffs, the team announced Wednesday.According to the San Francisco Chronicle, which first reported the suspension, Ryan made the comments Monday during a weekly segment on KNBR’s “Murph and Mac” morning show. Jackson, who is black, led the Ravens to a 20-17 win over the 49ers with 105 passing yards, 101 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
13 Feb 2019 Golf clubs urged to become dementia friendly Golf clubs are being urged to become dementia friendly to help the 850,000 people living with the condition in the UK.The call came from England Golf Chief Executive Nick Pink, speaking at the launch of the first dementia-friendly sport and physical activity guide by the Alzheimer’s Society.England Golf was one of the sports organisations which contributed to the guide and Nick Pink (pictured) commented: “We would encourage any golf club or facility to get involved as a dementia friend and use the support guide to help them, their golfers and the local community.“Dementia is something that affects every household and golf can help, both by reducing the risk of dementia and supporting people with the condition. There is strong, good practice in many golf clubs in England and we want to shine the light on this and, where possible, encourage it to be shared and replicated.”England Golf Disability Manager Jamie Blair added: “We are receiving an increasing number of questions from clubs and golfers about helping people diagnosed with dementia to continue to play.“So, we were very pleased to work with the Alzheimer’s Society and contribute to the development of the guide.“Clubs across the country are already running successful projects to help people with dementia and, now we have this guide, we look forward to their numbers growing rapidly.”The guide was produced with National Lottery funding from Sport England and is designed to help the sport and physical activity sector to support – and empower – people who are living with dementia to lead active lives and remain independent for as long as possible.It also provides tools and guidance to help more people affected by dementia enjoy the benefits of staying active in a caring and understanding environment.With 225,000 people developing dementia each year – that’s one person every three minutes – being dementia friendly will help organisations retain and build on existing custom, both from people living with the condition and from carers, families and friends.Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive Officer at Alzheimer’s Society, added: “It’s really encouraging to know that England Golf are on the side of people with dementia.“Dementia can devastate lives and it is vital that people with dementia are enabled and empowered to live the life they want in their community.“Visiting a golf club and driving range can be daunting for people with dementia, loved ones and friends – but with support and adjustments from the golfing community, they will remain active.“We need the golfing sector to unite against dementia by committing to actions outlined in the guide and make employees Dementia Friends, so no one has to face dementia alone.”• To find out more about the guide and how to get involved, please visit: alzheimers.org.uk/sport Tags: Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia, inclusive