The two-time defending national champions and the reigning SEC champions Georgia Bulldogs entered Saturday's title game in Atlanta with a perfect regular season record.The Bulldogs were the favorites to win this year's SEC Championship, but, Nick Saban and the No. 8 Alabama Crimson Tide had other plans. Alabama defeated Georgia 27-24, creating potential chaos for the College Football Playoff committee.CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The Georgia Bulldogs prepares for play against the Alabama Crimson Tide defense during the third quarter in the SEC Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 02, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Saturday's game marked the fourth matchup between Georgia and Alabama in the SEC title game. At some point in each of the past three games, the Bulldogs held a double-digit lead over the Tide. But, each time Alabama managed to rally and ultimately won all three games.TEXAS BLOWS OUT OKLAHOMA STATE, WINS BIG 12 TITLE TO KEEP CFP HOPES ALIVEThis time, Georgia did not take a double-digit lead at any point. However, the Bulldogs did score the first touchdown of the game and jumped out to a seven-point lead in the first quarter. Isaiah Bond #17 of the Alabama Crimson Tide makes a catch against Tykee Smith #23 of the Georgia Bulldogs during the fourth quarter in the SEC Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 02, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)A key moment happened in the second half, when Georgia quarterback Carson Beck's hand-off to Daijun Edwards was misplayed. The ball fell to the turf and was recovered by Alabama.The turnover led to an Alabama field goal.Saban said overcoming deficits and finishing tough games has been his team’s modus operandi all year."It should be a lesson for everybody in life: Overcome adversity, man. If you have the ability to do that, you have a great chance to be successful," Saban said after Alabama's thrilling comeback over Auburn last week.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPOnly three team have advanced to the College Football Playoff following a conference championship game lost. Georgia will certainly hope to be the fourth team to make it.
The two-time defending national champion and the reigning SEC champion Georgia Bulldogs entered Saturday's SEC title game in Atlanta with a perfect regular season record.The Bulldogs were the favorites to win this year's SEC championship, but the No. 8 Alabama Crimson Tide had other plans. Alabama defeated Georgia 27-24, creating potential chaos for the College Football Playoff committee. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The Georgia Bulldogs line up against the Alabama Crimson Tide defense during the third quarter in the SEC championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Dec. 2, 2023, in Atlanta. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama quarterback Jalen Milroe threw two touchdown passes and added 64 rushing yards to end Georgia's 29-game winning streak.TEXAS BLOWS OUT OKLAHOMA STATE, WINS BIG 12 TITLE TO KEEP CFP HOPES ALIVESaturday's game marked the fourth matchup between Georgia and Alabama in the SEC title game. At some point in each of the previous three games, the Bulldogs held a double-digit lead over the Tide. But Alabama managed to rally and win all three games.This time, Georgia did not take a double-digit lead at any point. However, the Bulldogs did score the first touchdown of the game to take a seven-point lead in the first quarter. Isaiah Bond (17) of the Alabama Crimson Tide makes a catch against Tykee Smith (23) of the Georgia Bulldogs during the fourth quarter in the SEC championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Dec. 2, 2023, in Atlanta, Ga. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)In a pivotal play of the second half, Georgia quarterback Carson Beck's handoff to Daijun Edwards was botched, and the ball fell to the turf and was recovered by Alabama.The turnover led to an Alabama field goal.Beck finished Saturday's game with 243 passing yards. Senior running back Kendall Milton scored two touchdowns on 42 rushing yards.In the fourth quarter, Georgia closed the gap to 20-17 when Beck used a quarterback sneak to get into the end zone. Beck's 1-yard run was set up by Anthony Evans III's 28-yard punt return.But Alabama responded quickly. Milroe connected with Isaiah Bond on four passes as the Tide moved the ball down field. Running back Roydell Williams capped the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run to give Alabama a 10-point lead with just under six minutes remaining in the game."This is a team," longtime Alabama coach Nick Saban said after the game. "I’ve never been prouder of a group of guys." Jalen Milroe (4) of the Alabama Crimson Tide rushes out of the pocket against Jalon Walker (11) of the Georgia Bulldogs during the first quarter in the SEC championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Dec. 2, 2023, in Atlanta. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Saban has previously said overcoming deficits and finishing games has been this team's calling card all year."It should be a lesson for everybody in life: Overcome adversity, man. If you have the ability to do that, you have a great chance to be successful," Saban said after Alabama's thrilling comeback over Auburn in last week's Iron Bowl.Saban benched Milroe earlier this season after he got off to a rocky start, but he bounced back to become one of the nation's better quarterbacks. Milroe said the upset win should dispel any doubts about this year's Crimson Tide team."A lot of people doubted this team," Milroe said. "I never gave up on this team. That’s the biggest thing."Only three teams have advanced to the College Football Playoff following a conference championship game loss. Georgia lost to Alabama in the 2021 SEC championship game but still advanced to the playoff, going on to defeat the Tide in the national championship game. Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide shakes hands with head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs after defeating Georgia 27-24 in the SEC championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Dec. 2, 2023, in Atlanta. (Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)Georgia and Alabama now await their playoff fate. The final rankings will be announced Sunday.Georgia coach Kirby Smart said the committee should select the "four best teams.""Bill Hancock (CFP chairman) said it’s not the four most deserving. It’s the four best. If you’re in that committee room, and you’re telling me that that’s not one of the four best teams, then you’re in the wrong profession."CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPOn Friday, the Washington Huskies held off the Oregon Ducks to win the Pac-12 championship. Earlier on Saturday, No. 7 Texas dominated Oklahoma State to win the Big 12 championship. Although the Longhorns lost by four to Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry during the regular season, Texas is making its case to be included in the playoff.Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark was drowned out by boos and "S-E-C" chants from fans inside AT&T stadium. Despite Texas' pending departure for the SEC, Yormark still went to bat for the Longhorns saying, "Texas certainly deserves to be in the CFP."
The Boston Celtics have the best record through nearly a quarter of the NBA season. The Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers Friday for the team's third consecutive victory. But the team's star player, Jayson Tatum, missed the fourth quarter after he was ejected late in the third quarter. The four-time NBA All-Star had a heated exchange with referees in the final moments of the third quarter, prompting officials to throw him out.After the game, Tatum suggested he was targeted by the game officials.CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics is ejected from a game against the Philadelphia 76ers after his second technical foul at TD Garden Dec. 1, 2023, in Boston. The Celtics won 125-119. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)"I was extremely surprised," Tatum said. "Y'all saw what happened. Might not know what I said, but whatever I said doesn't matter at this point. I don't agree with that. One of the assistant coaches was there with me, [he] doesn't agree. But it doesn't really matter. It's like the ref's word against ours. When they throw you out, they throw you out, even if I was right."They [were] ready. They [were] ready to throw me out. Did I cuss? No, I didn't. I didn't say a cuss word. If you watch the clips, you can probably read my lips. No hand gestures. Me and Bill [Kennedy] [were] having a conversation, and the other two refs — again, like I said, refs can have an effect on the game. They do have an effect on the outcome."CELTICS' JAYLEN BROWN RIPS 'UNACCEPTABLE' CONDITIONS OF NBA IN-SEASON TOURNAMENT COURTS AFTER INJURYTatum added that, in his experience, referees typically give NBA players more leeway before resorting to an ejection. "I've been in the league long enough. I've seen a lot worse behavior and reactions get tolerated for a lot longer. So, for those two to throw me out the game, I was shocked. You always say get your money's worth, right? We get fined for these techs, and I definitely did not get my money's worth for getting thrown out of the game tonight." Jayson Tatum (0) of the Boston Celtics drives ahead of Caleb Martin (16) of the Miami Heat during the second quarter in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals at Kaseya Center May 23, 2023, in Miami, Fla. (Megan Briggs/Getty Images)Tatum reiterated that he did not use any profanity during his exchange with the referees."I said what I said. There [were] no magic words. I didn't cuss. Assistant coach was right there, he heard me. I don't know. Maybe they didn't want me to play tonight? They were eager to get me out of there. ... It was like a joke. I had to laugh it off."The confrontation with the referee happened when Tatum took the ball up the floor in the third quarter. Sixers players quickly trapped Tatum and knocked the ball out of his hands.Tatum appeared to believe he was fouled on the play and pleaded for referees to blow the whistle. As a visably frustrated Tatum moved his arms around, he appeared to make accidental contact with Sixers forward Robert Covington.Tatum was then called for an offensive foul. Officials reviewed the call and determined the foul was flagrant. Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics during the third quarter of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat at TD Garden May 17, 2023, in Boston. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)Tatum began engaging with referees when they were near the video monitor. He was eventually whistled for a second technical foul, which led to his ejection. The 25-year-old received his first technical foul of the game in the first quarter.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPDespite playing just 27 minutes, Tatum finished the game with 21 points and 7 rebounds.
The Mac Jones era in New England may be over for good.Jones was benched for the fourth time of the season during Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants, once again for Bailey Zappe.Well, it seems like the Patriots won't have the chance to bench Jones during this Sunday's game, because Jones will reportedly be on it from the get-go.CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM New England Patriots quarterback Bailey Zappe (4) passes in the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Frankfurt, Germany Sunday, November 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)According to The Athletic, Zappe will start for New England this Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.Earlier this week, Zappe took the majority of reps in practice, although head coach Bill Belichick remained mum on the situation."Yeah, I'm not going to make any announcements on our lineup at any position," Belichick said at the time. "So, it doesn't matter what the position is. We'll see how practice goes, see if everybody is ready to go. Hopefully, everybody is ready to go, see what the injury situation is, and we'll go with who we think is best on Sunday." Mac Jones, #10 of the New England Patriots, looks on during the second quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 26, 2023, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Elsa/Getty Images)TYREEK HILL SAYS HE WILL PAY WAGES OF CAMERAMAN SUSPENDED FOR BEING PART OF HIS TOUCHDOWN CELEBRATIONNew England sits at the bottom of the AFC East with a 2-9 record and on a four-game slide. Playing in his third season, Jones has completed 224 passes for 2,120 yards and just 10 touchdowns through 11 starts. He’s thrown 12 interceptions and been sacked 22 times. "Just bad quarterback play and wasn't good enough by me," Jones said Sunday of his first half benching. "If the quarterback doesn't play well, you have no chance."Jones was the 15th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, but the Pats have not struck gold in their heir to Tom Brady's throne, like they did when they drafted the GOAT in sixth round over two decades ago. Bailey Zappe, #4 of the New England Patriots, warms up as Mac Jones, #10 of the New England Patriots, looks on before a game against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on January 1, 2023, in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Winslow Townson/Getty Images)CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAs it currently stands, the Pats own the third overall pick in next year's draft, which is filled with top-tier prospect talent at the quarterback position, headlined by USC's Caleb Williams.Fox News' Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.Follow Fox News Digital’s sports coverage on X and subscribe to the Fox News Sports Huddle newsletter.
Published13 minutes agoShareclose panelShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Getty ImagesBy Hugo Bachega in Jerusalem & Adam Durbin in LondonBBC NewsIsrael has carried out intense air strikes on Khan Younis in southern Gaza, with residents describing it as the heaviest bombing of the war.People in eastern areas of the city have been told by the Israeli military to evacuate further to the south. Israel believes some Hamas leaders are in the city, where many civilians are sheltering after fleeing the north.Gaza's Hamas-run health ministry says at least 193 people have been killed in the latest wave of Israeli attacks.On Friday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) resumed its offensive against Hamas in Gaza, launched in response to the 7 October attacks in Israel which killed around 1,200 people.The Hamas-run health ministry says the number of people killed in Gaza has now exceeded 15,200 people.Israel's bombardment of Gaza resumed after a temporary ceasefire ended on Friday. The IDF said it had hit more than 400 Hamas "terror targets" on the first day of the renewed operation. Rockets have also been regularly fired at Israel from Gaza since fighting resumed, including a barrage aimed at Tel Aviv and the surrounding area of central Israel on Saturday evening.Following this attack, Israel's ambulance service said it treated a 22-year-old man for "minor shrapnel injuries" to the head in Holon - a city just south of Tel Aviv.At a briefing on Saturday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to continue with the Israeli military operation until "we achieve all the goals" in eliminating Hamas and securing the release of the hostages.He acknowledged that "a tough war is ahead of us". Khan Younis and the city of Rafah, on the border with Egypt, were some of the places hit with heavy air strikes, with the next phase of the offensive likely to focus on southern Gaza. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have sought shelter in the area, after being told to flee the north of the territory, which was Israel's main target in the early stages of the war.The IDF's Arabic-language spokesman posted maps on social media indicating which areas civilians should leave, directing people in areas east of Khan Younis to evacuate further south to shelters in Rafah, an indication that a ground offensive could be imminent.Hospitals, operating with limited resources after weeks of fighting, were overwhelmed with casualties, and at the Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, some patients were treated on the floor."A night of horror," Samira, a mother of four, told the Reuters news agency. "It was one of the worst nights we spent in Khan Younis in the past six weeks since we arrived here... We are so afraid they will enter Khan Younis."Unicef spokesman James Elder, who was in Khan Younis on Saturday, told the BBC that hospitals were already "saturated" with casualties before the strikes resumed. "There is literally blood in the corridors, there are mothers yet again holding babies who look like they've been killed", he said.The Palestinian Red Crescent charity confirmed 100 lorries with aid were allowed to enter Gaza from Egypt on Saturday. On Friday, no humanitarian supplies were delivered to the territory. Talks to reach a deal for another temporary ceasefire and to secure the release of the people kidnapped on 7 October who remain in Gaza collapsed on Saturday. A Palestinian official familiar with the talks told the BBC that the negotiations were completely stalled, with no contacts or attempts to reach a fresh truce.On Saturday, Israel announced it was pulling its negotiators from the Mossad intelligence service out of talks in Qatar, which has been acting as a mediator, following an "impasse in the negotiations".Saleh al-Arouri, deputy head of Hamas's political bureau, told Al Jazeera on Saturday that "there are no negotiations now" and there would be no more prisoners exchanged with Israel until the war is over.US Vice President Kamala Harris, in a meeting with the president of Egypt, said "under no circumstances [would] the United States permit the forced relocation of Palestinians from Gaza or the West Bank, the besiegement of Gaza, or the redrawing of the borders of Gaza".She also reiterated the US position that Israel had the right to defend itself.During their meeting in Dubai on the sidelines of the UN's COP28 climate conference, she told Abdul Fattah al-Sisi that peace efforts could only succeed if "pursued in the context of a clear political horizon for the Palestinian people towards a state of their own led by a revitalized Palestinian Authority".At Saturday's briefing, Mr Netanyahu praised the release of 110 Israeli hostages - women and children - as well as some foreigners."Welcome back from hell," Mr Netanyahu said.The hostages were released in exchange for the freeing of 240 Palestinian prisoners - women and teenagers. Most of the about 140 captives remaining in Gaza are men and military personnel.More on Israel-Gaza warFollow live: Latest updatesHostages: Wounded festival-goer in Hamas video freedPrisoners: Released Palestinians allege abuse in Israeli jailsExplained: Who are the hostages released from Gaza?In Gaza: How much damage has been done?History behind the story: The Israel-Palestinian conflict
Ja Morant will reportedly be in a Tennessee court next week after he was issued a subpoena stemming from a fight with a teenager at his own house last year.Morant and the teen fought one another during a pickup basketball game at Morant's residence after sharing hard passes to one another to check the ball in. The boy's return pass slipped out of his hands and hit Morant in the face.After the fight, the teen, according to Morant, said he was "going to come back and light this place up like fireworks." Morant then filed a police report about the boy's comment, citing threats made to his family. That was when Morant came back outside with a gun, according to the teen, but Morant said that claim is untrue.CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant catches a ball during warmups prior to game five of the 2023 NBA playoffs against the Los Angeles Lakers at FedExForum. (Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports)Morant admitted he "swung first" but said he acted in self-defense, noting that the boy had become the aggressor by throwing a basketball at Morant's head and lifting up his pants as a sign of "wanting to fight," according to the Washington Post.Shortly after the allegations, Morant filmed himself in a nightclub, where he displayed a gun in the video, an act that left him with an eight-game suspension. (He ultimately missed nine while he checked himself into a counseling program.) Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) plays in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in Memphis, Tennessee. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)ADIDAS DELETES X POST CRITICIZING NIKE PARTNER KEVIN DURANT THAT WAS 'MEANT' FOR 'BURNER ACCOUNT'However, a similar incident left him with a 25-game suspension that he is currently serving. He is eligible to return on December 19.Davonte Pack, a friend of Morant, whom the NBA star called his "brother," was arrested in July for assault with bodily harm as he punched the then-17-year-old in the incident.Morant and Pack were both issues subpoenas, as were Morant's parents, ESPN says. The hearing is scheduled to take place on December 11. Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) handles the ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPNo criminal charges have been filed against Morant.Morant's Memphis Grizzlies have struggled so far this season, losing 13 of their first 17 games.
Seattle Seahawks defensive back Jamal Adams is under fire after he appeared to mock a reporter's wife on social media. The exchange began after SNY's Connor Hughes retweeted a video of Adams from Thursday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. The video posted to X, the company formerly known as Twitter, showed Adams giving up a crucial touchdown late in the game. The Seahawks ultimately suffered a 41-35 loss to the Cowboys.Hughes wrote "Yikes" on the video in the question and Adams apparently took issue with the remark. Screenshots showed that Adams responded by sharing a zoomed-in picture of Brie, Hughes' wife, with the caption "Yikes" in a now-deleted post to X.CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Jamal Adams #33 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Lumen Field on November 21, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)In a separate post, which remains on Adams' social media feed as of Saturday afternoon, the three-time Pro Bowler appeared to direct another message at Hughes by writing, "Don’t start nothin won’t be nothin."TYREEK HILL SAYS HE WILL PAY WAGES OF CAMERAMAN SUSPENDED FOR BEING PART OF HIS TOUCHDOWN CELEBRATIONAlthough the initial post did not stay on Adams' timeline for an extended amount of time, NFL fans quickly took notice of the spat. "Jamal Adams left New York 3 years ago as an immature loser. Nothing has changed 3 years later. Garbage," an X user commented.According to his published bio, Hughes primarily covers the New York Jets and New York Giants. The Jets drafted Adams in the first round in 2017. He was traded to the Seahawks in 2020.Another user criticized Adams for "taking cheap shots.""Taking cheap shots at people doesn't change the fact that he's been a disaster with the Seahawks and the Jets have been a better defense without him," the X user wrote. Jamal Adams #33 of the Seattle Seahawks reacts as he walks to the locker room after suffering a concussion during the first quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on October 02, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Sarah Stier/Getty Images)At one point, Adams retweeted a post from one user, which read, "I don’t know why media members think they can constantly scrutinize and personally demean, belittle, and antagonize players with no repercussions. It’s all "business is business," until it’s not. So understand, players are real people too."Another X user accused Adams of "doubling down on it," prompting NFL star to respond by giving credit to Dallas Cowboys safety Jake Ferguson."I ain’t doubling down on nothin. I stand 10 toes with it. Bro made a helluva adjustment on the ball last night and made a play. Salute. It’s the NFL," Adams wrote. Jamal Adams #33 of the Seattle Seahawks lines up for a play in the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on October 15, 2023 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Dylan Buell/Getty Images)On Saturday, Adams continued to feud with media members by taking aim at the New York Post's Brian Costello. Costello called Adams a "phony" and accused the Seahawks safety of being a "bad guy."Adams took notice of Costello's comments and responded by saying in part, "I do not care. I do not like you. Never liked you," in reference to the reporter. Costello primarily covers the Jets, per his bio.Adams has appeared in 8 games this season, recording 44 tackles. FROM OUTKICK: PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME SEMIFINALISTS INCLUDES TWO FIRST-BALLOT POSSIBILITIES.The Seahawks have dropped the last three games and are 6-6. Seattle is currently in second place in the NFC West.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe San Francisco 49ers host the Seahawks on Dec. 10. The Week 14 matchup is critical for the Seahawks as they look to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Former Gambino underboss Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano spoke out to FOX News following the latest bombshell report in the Biden family influence peddling investigation.Gravano appeared on "Jesse Watters Primetime" on Thursday after a bank investigator tasked with detecting money laundering flagged "unusual" and "erratic" activity in regard to several large-sum wire transfers to accounts belonging to Hunter Biden.A Bank Secrecy Act manager for one institution said the payments therein didn't appear to match with "any services rendered" by Owasco P.C., an entity controlled by the current first son. "That's bank lingo for ‘bribe’," host Jesse Watters claimed prior to introducing Gravano.MONEY LAUNDERING INVESTIGATOR WARNED OF HUNTER BIDEN'S ‘UNUSUAL, ERRATIC’ PAYMENTS FROM CHINA IN 2018 Sammy the Bull Gravano (FOX News/Jesse Watters Primetime)Watters added that the bank investigator finished his report by saying activity on the account appears "unusual and with no current business purpose and may require reevaluation of the bank's relationship with the customer," which the host said is "bank lingo for ‘the Chinese are bribing the [then]-vice president’s family and we should tell them to bank somewhere else'."In response, Gravano – who served time for racketeering and became a government witness against boss John Gotti – called Watters' rendition of the reports "incredible.""It's mind-blowing. I don't understand how the country is just sitting back listening to these things and no action is being taken," Gravano said, adding other people might receive "22 lifetime sentences for this kind of stuff."Gravano said it is brave to speak openly and honestly about such topics, adding he is sure there are honest people working within the bureaucracy who may also want to speak out against alleged corruption but cannot.JOE BIDEN RECEIVED $40K IN 'LAUNDERED CHINA MONEY' FROM BROTHER IN 2017, COMER SAYS"Without a doubt," he said. "I cooperated years ago. Everybody knows it – with the FBI, the federal government, some prosecutors, John Gleeson and different judges. And they were so honest. It was unbelievable. I was proud to be with them for a while. I'm still friends with a lot of them."And some of them tell me, 'Sammy, I spent my whole life in the FBI. I'm embarrassed to tell somebody I'm an FBI agent. And I said, Don't feel like that. Just get out. Speak. Talk against it. Do something'.""I fight for a lot of things. The open borders, poor people pouring in there, invading our country by the million… and we do nothing at all,: Gravano added.As a veteran, Gravano said, he feels bad forthose who served in the military and return to see the government allegedly operating in this way."Everything they gave for us, and we're sitting back and doing absolutely nothing. I don't care how much power they got on their side. We have the people. The people are the power. If we don't talk, if we don't say something, then we're part of it," he said.CLICK TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPWatters asked whether Gravano was essentially saying that he is now witnessing things in the federal government that reminded him of his past life in the mob."We did things – I don't even want to compare. We're like choirboys compared to these people," the former mobster claimed. He added that by contrast, an unspoken rule of the underworld was to always protect the public.Gravano said in that regard that New York was often safer when the mafia was in control of the streets – and that overall the city and cities like it have declined under a rise in unrest and discontentment, viewing the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting as a once-venerated event that has now been tinged by politicized riots.FOX News' Brooke Singman contributed to this report.