What we have come to understand since is that the story was accurate, or at least mostly so. Wickersham got it right.
When sportscaster Jim Gray this week asked Brady if he felt appreciated by his bosses, Brady gave, for one of the first times ever, a completely transparent response. That wasn’t by accident.
This was the first photo that confirmed Shazier was in a wheelchair. His family and the team have kept details about Shazier’s condition close to the vest to protect his privacy as he recovers.
He visited his teammates at practice for the first time before the Steelers’ divisional matchup against the Jaguars, bringing an emotional lift as the team prepared for the postseason. Cameron Heyward told NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala that Shazier said he has good days and bad days. But the days he’s able to spend around his teammates are always good days.
Shazier’s father, Vernon, said that Ryan regained feeling in his legs.
He’s much better, the elder Shazier told Pittsburgh’s WPXI-TV, but we’ve agreed to keep his progress private until he’s ready to share where he’s at.
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A trifecta of episodes that feed public cynicism toward Washington
Above all, President Trump promised that he would change Washington. The promises he made were extravagant, but they resonated in 2016 because they spoke to public perceptions that the political system isn’t working the way it should.
Three moments in a week otherwise dominated by foreign policy focused fresh attention on those shortcomings — a comment by Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget; the congressional testimony of Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; and the controversy over the nomination of White House physician Ronny L. Jackson to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. Each in its own way feeds the public’s cynicism.