Donnovan Bennett
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Donnovan (D.J.) Bennett’s many roles with Sportsnet include being a feature host, producer and radio host. A member of the Sportsnet team since 2013, Bennett’s work often touches on the intersections between sports and race, politics, gender and pop culture. Previously nominated for both a Gemini and Digital Publishing Award, Bennett has made a name for himself by telling stories on multiple platforms. In addition to his role as a writer, Bennett hosts videos for Sportsnet’s social media platforms and on radio as a co-host of Free Association, Sportsnet’s NBA podcast.
Why no one should be calling it the NBA 'snitch line'
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"Snitches get stitches" is misguided at the best of times. As the NBA restarts games in the midst of a pandemic, it's an attitude that could cost the season and threaten lives.
NFL is planning to fail by not taking COVID-19 seriously
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Gabe Kapler's anthem protest a masterclass in being an ally
Donnovan Bennett
In taking a knee to protest police brutality, Giants manager Gabe Kapler hit being an ally out of the park, helping to fuel the conversation about racial justice just as the return of sports arrives to distract us.
Facing down sports media’s damaging lack of diversity
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Donnovan Bennett is used to being the only Black journalist in the locker room. That needs to change. And with racial injustice dominating the public conversation in the wake of George Floyd's death, maybe it finally will.
Why Cam Newton, Bill Belichick are not an odd couple but a perfect match
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Roundtable: What it’s like to be an openly gay athlete
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Three leaders of the LGBTQ community sit with Sportsnet's Donnovan Bennett to discuss the triumphs, struggles and future of openly gay athletes.
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With Roger Goodell now on board, where could Colin Kaepernick land?
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Following Roger Goodell's public endorsement of an NFL return for Colin Kaepernick, here's a look at some team that could sign the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback.
If owners put profits before Black lives, protest with your pocketbook
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A movement not just a moment: Thoughts for my son on racism and sport
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In the midst of a fight for racial justice unprecedented in his lifetime, Donnovan Bennett writes a letter to his son on race, sports and his hopes for the future.