The Daily Outkick: Monday, October 7, 2019

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Redskins Fire Coach Jay Gruden After 0-5 Start (Washington Post) Gruden was summoned to the team’s facility in Ashburn at 5 a.m. Monday morning by owner Daniel Snyder and team president Bruce Allen, who informed him of the decision.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Joins Wave Of Politicians To Support Daryl Morey (Rockets Wire) U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas and known Houston Rockets supporter, joined Democratic presidential candidates Andrew Yang and Julian Castro in showing support for GM Daryl Morey.

The Cowboys Look Like Contenders—Until They Play A Good Team (The Ringer) After a 3-0 start, Dallas has dropped two straight against quality opponents.

Kanye West Defends Support For Trump, Says Political Decisions Based On Race Is ‘Mental Slavery’ (Fox News) “That’s the Republican Party that freed the slaves,” said West, who defended himself against critics who slammed him for coming out last year as a Trump supporter.

For Salazar Whistle-Blowers, A Long Wait For A Satisfying Outcome (New York Times) They lost money, jobs and friendships. Yet they said they had to speak up about the running coach now suspended for doping violations.

The Hit On Mason Rudolph Exemplifies The Harsh Reality Of Football (SI) For most of us, this sport is an escape. But the Steelers’ quarterback lying on the field looking dazed and confused was certainly an alarming moment, reminding us of the sport’s dangers.

Supreme Court Set To Weigh In On 2020’s Most Polarizing Issues (Axios) More than 200 companies — including Apple, AT&T, Facebook, JPMorgan Chase, Starbucks and Uber — have weighed in on the side of the employees. So have big labor unions. The Trump administration has sided with the businesses.

College Football Updated Polls: AP Top 25, Coaches Poll Rankings After Week 6 (Sporting News) Among the biggest movers: Ohio State, Florida, Michigan, SMU and Baylor, all of which won on Saturday.

U.S. Unemployment Hit 50-Year Low In September (Wall Street Journal) Employers also added 136,000 jobs, suggesting the economy hasn’t been affected by global weakening.

Roethlisberger Fined For Wearing Apple Watch On Sideline (CBS Sports) The league says that the Pittsburgh quarterback violated its policy that bans all devices that can transmit messages. Adam Schefter reports that Roethlisberger was “livid” about the fine and was appealing it.

Man Charged With Murder Of 4 Homeless Men Beaten To Death In New York City (NBC News) Randy Rodriguez Santos, 24, was charged with four counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and unlawful possession of marijuana.

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