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Bucs look to Doug Martin as “lead guy” in backfield

When the Buccaneers opted not to exercise the fifth-year option on running back Doug Martin’s contract, it seemed like the natural progression of things for a player who hasn’t impressed since his rookie season. Martin ran the ball 319 times for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns as a rookie in 2012, but injuries and ineffectiveness…

The Real Story Behind Mike Pence’s Charter School Speech

by Doug Martin at Hoosier School Heist Blog In an address to a large crowd yesterday at the Westin Hotel, Mike Pence announced that 22 new charter schools will open in Indiana in the next three years. Pence spoke at a conference sponsored by Charter Schools USA, a Florida-based company ran by longtime Bush family friend Jon Hage. Show More Summary

Hillary’s Anti-Public School and Private Prison Bundlers

By Doug Martin at Hoosier School Heist Blog (This is Doug Martin’s 3 rd article in a series on Hillary Clinton’s fundraising. See article one here and article 2 here.) Hillary Clinton has been busy this summer, working all of her wealthy connections to gather money for her campaign. Show More Summary

Hillary’s Hedge Fund Fundraiser Was Chelsea’s Boss

By Doug Martin at Hoosier School Heist This morning, the Associated Press reports that Hillary Clinton is busy gobbling up donations from hedge fund managers, a group highly involved in school privatization (as I detail in my book Hoosier School Heist) and one she says she will target if elected America’s new president. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton’s Hedge Fund Son-In-Law

By Doug Martin at Hoosier School Heist Blog A while back, Hillary Clinton, speaking the talk of the working class as all Wall Street DC Democrats do, lashed out at top hedge fund managers for “making more than all of America’s kindergarten teachers combined.” Hillary’s statement was mere deception. Show More Summary

Koch Brothers' Friends Funding Mike Pence

By Doug Martin at Hoosier School Heist (This is the first in a series of articles that will address the money behind Mike Pence’s quest to be reelected Governor of Indiana. First posted on Hoosier School Heist Blog)On June 25, just one...Show More Summary

UPDATE ON THE MICHIGAN FAMILY BUYING INDIANA, FLORIDA, AND OKLAHOMA EDUCATION

By Doug Martin, the author of Hoosier School Heist (find it on Facebook ) cross-posted at the Hoosier School Heist Blog Without a doubt, Betsy DeVos and her family members are some of the biggest players behind school privatization in Indiana (and several other states, so see the end of this piece). Show More Summary

Indiana Republican Bill Fine is Fine with the Billionaire Crowd

by Doug Martin at Hoosier School Heist TV (This article was first posted on Doug Martin's new blog) When word broke recently that Indiana Republican state representative Bill Fine’s daughter--a Mitch Daniels-pick and Mike Pence-reinstated state board of ed. Show More Summary

Heading into contract year, Doug Martin has his best offseason

Sometimes the promise of free agency can spur a player to kick it into another gear. That seems to be the case with Buccaneers running back Doug Martin. The Bucs didn’t pick up the fifth-year option on Martin’s rookie contract, meaning he becomes an unrestricted free agent in March. According to Roy Cummings of the…

Bucs don’t pick up Doug Martin option

Three years ago, the man dubbed the Muscle Hamster became one of the hot young players in the NFL.  Now, running back Doug Martin is just another guy. The Buccaneers have confirmed that notion by not picking up Martin’s fifth-year option, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. Martin rushed for 1,454 yards in…

Doug Martin's Contract Option Not Exercised by Bucs: Latest Details and Reaction

When Doug Martin rushed for 386 yards in a two-week span during his rookie season, it appeared the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' first-round pick in 2012 was well spent. Two nondescript campaigns later, however, and the Bucs appear ready toShow More Summary

Agent's Take: A guide to fifth-year options for 2012 first-round picks

Picking up Andrew Luck's fifth-year option is a no-brainer. But what about RG3 in Washington? Or Matt Kalil or Doug Martin? Ex-agent Joel Corry predicts the market.

Doug Martin Still Holds Plenty of Value in an NFL Backfield

After an amazing rookie year in 2012, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin’s value has plummeted over the last two years. Last season, he split time with Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims, compiled just 558 yards from scrimmageShow More Summary

Is Doug Martin expendable?

TAMPA, Fla. – There has been a lot of talk about the possibility of the Buccaneers trading quarterback Mike Glennon. That makes sense because Glennon could have more value to other teams than he does for the Bucs, who probably ly will draft Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota with the No. Show More Summary

Bucs need to keep RB Doug Martin

TAMPA, Fla. – On the surface, Buccaneers running back Doug Martin looks very expendable. He’s coming off an unproductive season and the coaching staff seems to have big plans for Charles Sims in his second season. The Bucs should be able to get a decent draft pick in exchange for Martin. Show More Summary

A Few “Facts” and Questions for Indiana Democrat Justin Moed

by Doug Martin Straight off the heels of meeting private and charter school students at the statehouse rally for school privatization (sponsored by Hoosiers for Quality Education, Charter Schools USA, K-12 online learning, and many other...Show More Summary

Charter Schools USA, H4QED, and Indiana State Board of Ed

By Doug Martin As I point out in Hoosier School Heist, if it wasn’t for the Bush family, Charter Schools USA (CS USA) would never have been imported from Florida into Indiana. As my book details, CS USA has been buying Indiana politicians for some time. Show More Summary

TNTP and Indiana SBOE’s Crony Corporate Teacher Evaluation Agenda

by Doug Martin Funded by Bill Gates and started by corporate school darling Michelle Rhee, The New Teachers Project has a big role in my book Hoosier School Heist. And this corporate consulting/temporary teacher group is at it again, this time with help from the Indiana State Board of Education. Show More Summary

A Tribute to Mike Sage, a True Fighter for Indiana Education and Children

by Doug Martin Michael Sage passed away last Saturday. He was a true crusader for children and a critic of school privatization in Indianapolis. Through parent and activist Matthew Brooks, I met and talked with Mike several times while...Show More Summary

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