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San Antonio reaches agreement with FAA. Will Chick-fil-A come to the airport after all? – mySA

By Joshua Fechter and Taylor Goldenstein

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  • Pastor Stephen Broden of the Fair Park Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas leads a prayer to end a press conference for Save Chick-fil-A Day for religious freedom in the central court outdoor rotunda at the Texas State Capitol. [Dimitri Staszewski/San Antonio Express-News]

    Pastor Stephen Broden of the Fair Park Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas leads a prayer to end a press conference for Save Chick-fil-A Day for religious freedom in the central court outdoor rotunda at the Texas State Capitol. [Dimitri Staszewski/San Antonio Express-News]

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    Pastor Stephen Broden of the Fair Park Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas leads a prayer to end a press conference for Save Chick-fil-A Day for religious freedom in the central court outdoor rotunda at

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Pastor Stephen Broden of the Fair Park Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas leads a prayer to end a press conference for Save Chick-fil-A Day for religious freedom in the central court outdoor rotunda at the Texas State Capitol. [Dimitri Staszewski/San Antonio Express-News]

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Pastor Stephen Broden of the Fair Park Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas leads a prayer to end a press conference for Save Chick-fil-A Day for religious freedom in the central court outdoor rotunda at

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After excluding Chick-fil-A as a vendor at the San Antonio International Airport last year, city officials must now offer the Georgia fast food chain a spot at the airport as part of a settlement with federal officials.

San Antonio reached an informal agreement last week with the Federal Aviation Administration over its decision last year to strike Chick-fil-A from a contract with an Atlanta-based concessionaire to bring a new slate of vendors to the airport, officials said Monday.

The FAA launched a probe into the incident after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in March 2019 requested Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation Elaine Chao to look into whether the city broke federal law or Transportation Department regulations. It announced the informal resolution with the city in a letter dated Sept. 10.

City officials said they “offered to resolve the FAA investigation informally.” Under the resolution, the city must offer Chick-fil-A a slot at the airport within 45 days at terms “reasonable and consistent with customary business practices.”

Whether a Chick-fil-A restaurant will wind up at the airport depends on whether the company would be interested in setting up shop there and whether City Council approves such a deal, officials said.

“The city maintains that at no point did it discriminate against Chick-fil-A,” city officials said in a statement.

Paxton applauded the agreement between the city and federal agency in a statement Monday.

“This is a win for religious liberty in Texas and I strongly commend the FAA and the City of San Antonio for reaching this resolution,” Paxton said. “To exclude a respected vendor based on religious beliefs is the opposite of tolerance and is inconsistent with the Constitution, Texas law, and Texas values.”

Joshua Fechter is a staff writer covering San Antonio government and politics. To read more from Joshua, become a subscriber. jfechter@express-news.net | Twitter: @JFreports

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Antonio Brown suspended for 8 games for violating league’s personal conduct policy – Fox News

Antonio Brown was suspended for eight games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy

The free-agent wide receiver’s suspension will take effect Week 1 regardless of whether he’s on an NFL roster and it could be extended pending the outcome of a civil suit against him in Florida, the league announced.

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“Brown, who played one game in the 2019 season for the New England Patriots before being released, is an unrestricted free agent and may sign with any team. If he is signed before the start of the 2020 season, Brown would be eligible to participate in all of his club’s preseason activities. Brown’s suspension would take effect as of the final roster reduction on September 5. He would be eligible to return after the team’s eighth game,” the NFL said.

“As part of the discipline, Brown was directed to continue his program of counseling and treatment, and that he is expected fully to cooperate with his clinicians.

“Brown was advised that any future violation of the Personal Conduct Policy will likely result in more significant discipline.”

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Brown has had a tumultuous 12 months that saw him force himself out of the Oakland Raiders and later sign with the New England Patriots only to play one game and later get released following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

He was also arrested in Florida and received two years of probation for an incident in January involving a moving truck driver. In addition to two years of probation, Brown will undergo a psychological evaluation and follow-up treatment, attend an anger management course, perform 100 hours of community service, and follow a stay-away order from the truck driver and the moving company owner.

In the midst of the controversy, Brown has announced that he will be retiring twice. He released several rap songs and worked out with several NFL players. He has flirted with the idea of resigning with the Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks as well.

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Now that a suspension has been levied, it’s yet to be seen whether an NFL team will pick him up.

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