President Donald Trump has given the green light to multiple meetings with athletes and musical artists to discuss race, Cleveland-based pastor Darrell Scott, an outside adviser to the White House adviser, tells PEOPLE.
He is 100 percent for it, says Scott, who spoke with Trump for about 20 minutes in the Oval Office following an outdoor ceremony at the White House for Thursday’s National Day of Prayer. He was very enthusiastic about it.
While details of the meetings will be ironed out next week, it’s expected that there be a musicians’ summit followed by a gathering of athletes in the early summer—with both held at the White House, says Scott. The idea had been on the drawing board for quite some time now and got a boost following last week’s Trump-West Twitter exchange, the pastor adds.
It was only a matter of time before the Jets let Petty go.
A fourth-round draft pick in 2015, Petty appeared in 10 games for New York, throwing for 1,353 yards, four touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
… The 49ers swing another big trade down. San Francisco’s pick will have greater value should one of the “consensus” top four quarterbacks last through the first eight picks. In that scenario the 49ers can recreate last year’s coup and find a team looking to grab a quarterback to increase their volume of picks.
With the Browns, Giants, Jets and Broncos already in the top four to take quarterbacks if needed, the Bills, who hold Nos. 12 and 22, should be on speed dial for Lynch. Then consider two other AFC East teams who might also be in the mix for a quarterback, the Dolphins at No. 11 and the Patriots at Nos. 23 and 31.
There’s no good reason for the 49ers to trade up because whoever the best available player becomes after the early run on quarterbacks is bound to mesh with a need.
The 49ers have three picks in a 16-selection span from No. 59 to No. 74. Based on the values of this draft, edge rusher, offensive line and wideout will come into play here more.