"...the kind of treatment sports stars of the past have encountered when they dared march out of step: See Muhammad Ali, who was stripped of his heavy-weight title in the 1960s for refusing to serve in Vietnam; see Craig Hodges, who was banished from the National Basketball Association after he protested Gulf War I when he and his Chicago Bulls teammates visited the White House in 1991; see Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf of the Denver Nuggets, who suffered a similar fate at the hands of the NBA after refusing to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner" in 1996" (Richard Pollak. "Patriot at the Bat." The Nation, Sep. 13, 2004: 10-12).

Colby Glass, MLIS