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President Barack Obama looks over a signed New England Patriots football helmet presented to him by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Wasington, Thursday, April 23, 2015, where the president honored the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots for their Super Bowl XLIX victory. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) **FILE**

SNYDER: Make a stand or take a knee — it’s up to player

Breaking traditions in politics has been all the rage lately and has seeped into sports. Some athletes are more willing to express their views, either by speaking out or kneeling down. Others have made their thoughts known by being elsewhere during team trips to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2013 file photo, Michele Kelm-Helgen, chairwoman of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, speaks at a news conference in Minneapolis talking about the construction of a new stadium for the Minnesota Viking football team. In a letter Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, Kelm-Helgen resigned after weeks of criticism over the questionable use of luxury suites at the new stadium by officials' family and friends. (Glen Stubbe/The Star Tribune via AP, File)/Star Tribune via AP)

Uncertainty over Vikings stadium leadership after dustup

- Associated Press

There's some uncertainty over who will run the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium after a dustup over the oversight authority's use of luxury suites culminated in the exit of two top officials.

Former Rams, Jets RB Zac Stacy announces retirement

- Associated Press

Former NFL running back Zac Stacy announced that he has retired from playing football after three seasons in the pros, a career cut short by a broken ankle in 2015.