Category Archives: Athletes

Venus Williams Responsible For Car Crash That Killed 78-Year Old Man

(SL) – There are reports coming out that Tennis pro Venus Williams has been declared responsible for a Florida car crash that killed an elderly man.

Initially 78- year old Jerome Barson had endured head trauma and was in the hospital.

The crash happened on June 9th and he died two weeks later in an intensive care unit.

Barson’s wife reportedly told police she T-boned Williams’ SUV traveling westbound in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., after the athlete abruptly entered an intersection northbound.

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According to reports, Williams claimed the crash was due to heavy traffic that left her vehicle protruding  out into the intersection.

According to reports, the tennis great blamed the crash on heavy traffic that left her vehicle protruding out into the intersection. Cops did not believe she’d been distracted by a device or under drug or alcohol influence.

“(Williams) is at fault for violating the right of way of (the other driver),” the police report allegedly said.

Barson’s wife was reportedly also hospitalized for injuries, including broken bones.

A rep for Williams did not immediately return the Daily News’ request for comment.

 

Field Sobriety Test Shows A Barefoot, Impaired Woods As Tiger Apparently Damaged His Vehicle As Well After ‘Bad Reaction’ To Mixture Of Pills

(SL) – Okay, let’s just get straight to the point. If no one else will say it, I will. Tiger Woods needs to lay off of the pills. This is the second time he has crashed and faced police due to a ‘reaction’ from prescription meds. The first time (following his fight with Elin after cheating scandal) didn’t result in an arrest. But this time it did.

One look at the full sobriety test, which dispels earlier reports that he refused to take one, shows a man that clearly should not have been behind the wheel of a vehicle. He was high as a kite.

Woods was found asleep in his Mercedes with the car still running. And judging from these pictures, he clearly hit something as seen with the damage to his car and wheels. In fact, both rims on the driver’s side had damage while all four tires were flat. The Daily Mail reports:

  • The 41-year-old golfer had to be woken up by an officer and stated that he did not know where he was after first claiming he had driven from California 
  • His speech was ‘extremely slow and slurred’ according to the report, and he failed four field sobriety tests
  • Woods did submit to a breathalyzer and blew a .000 both times, which suggests that there was no alcohol in his system  but he was on prescription drugs

Jupiter police released the shocking video  that shows the father of two swaying, rolling his eyes and falling asleep as police administer field sobriety tests before he was arrested for DUI and taken into police custody.

Slurring his words as he tried to answer questions from police, Tiger could barely stand up and kept weaving and bobbing, failing to walk a straight line barefoot after removing his sneakers.

His speech was ‘extremely slow and slurred’ and he failed four field sobriety tests, although he  blew .000 into a breathalyzer, suggesting he hadn’t been drinking alcohol. He was on several prescription drugs.

‘Woods stated that he did not know where he was. Woods had changed the story of where he was was going and where he was coming from.’

He then asked ‘how far from his house he was,’ according to the affidavit. When asked again where he was coming from and heading to, he told police he was leaving LA and ‘that he was on his way down to Orange County.’

Wearing athletic shorts and a t-shirt, Woods was actually driving south, away from his home on Jupiter Island, the report notes.

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After a fellow cop, who was interviewing the suspect returned to his car, he observed ‘the driver fell asleep with his eyes closed and his head up against the headrest.’

Woods was described as cooperative and confused at first in the reports, which goes on to reveal that he agreed to a breathalyzer despite earlier reports.

The Daily Mail goes on to report that the affidavit reveals that Woods was on four prescription drugs – Soloxex [sic], Vicodin, Torix and Vioxx. But at the same time, the affidavit notes that Woods has not taken Vioxx this year.

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Woods refused however to complete the question and answer section of the form, which involves a mix of general questions about the current date and time along with personal questions about physical aliments or any prescription drugs an individual is taking at the time.

In the Notice to Appear, Officers state that there was no indication of alcohol influence during Woods’ arrest, but under drug influence marked ‘unknown.’

Woods, whose occupation is listed as ‘athlete,’ is facing a traffic misdemeanor for his driving under the influence arrest and will make his first appearance in court later this summer.

 

 

Hate Crime: LeBron James’ Gate At $21 Million Dollar Home Defaced With The Word N*****

(SL) – Someone tagged N***** on the gate outside of LeBron James’ $21 Million dollar L.A. home.  Reportedly, Cops investigated early Wednesday morning, but by the time they arrived the property manager had painted over the word.

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James, naturally, was not at the home when it was sprayed. Authorities are looking at security footage. It may be treated as a hate crime. James bought the six-bedroom, 9,350 sq ft home in 2015.

James is more than likely in the Bay area preparing for game 1 of the NBA finals set for tomorrow.

Tiger Woods Blames Bad Mix Of Medications On DUI Arrest

(SM) – Palm Beach County reports golfer Tiger Woods was arrested on early Monday in Florida on a charge of drunk driving.

The 41-year-old was arrested around 3 am on Military Trail, south of Indian Creek Parkway in Jupiter where he has an $83 million dollar home on Jupiter Island and a restaurant called The Woods. Woods, described as ‘arrogant’ by the arresting officers refused to take a breathalyzer test after he was stopped while driving erratically in his 2015 Mercedes Benz.  Tiger claims he ‘fully cooperated’ and made the point of thanking Jupiter Police.

161130133521-tiger-woods-wyndham-championship-2015-super-169Woods was booked at 7:18 am and released on his own recognizance at 10:50 am. This is the second time he’s been caught driving under the influence.

Woods claims his DUI arrest in Florida was because of an ‘unexpected reaction’ to his medication and not because he was drunk. In a statement released Monday, the golfer blames a ‘mix of medications’ and apologized to his family, friends and fans for his arrest.

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TIGER’S FULL STATEMENT

‘I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions. I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved,’ wrote Woods, 41.

‘What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.

‘I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too.

‘I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again.

‘I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office for their professionalism.’

Abatement Ab Initio Law Forces Judge To Vacate Aaron Hernandez’s Murder Conviction

(SL) – Bristol County (Mass.) Judge Susan Garsh, who presided over the original trial, ruled in favor of Hernandez’s estate, agreeing that an ancient Massachusetts law should be applied here. It states that if a defendant dies while a conviction is still in the process of appeal then the verdict is vacated. Hernandez, 27, died late last month while serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.

He now dies an innocent man. The next question…will his fiancee be able to get the rest of his signing bonus from the NE Patriots.?

Robbing The Culture, Basic Baller Brand Wants To Charge Kids Big Baller Bucks For Knockoff Sneakers

(SL) – Let’s be clear, what LaVar Ball is trying to do is plausible and he should believe that his kids are the best. There’s a way to go about it though and he seems to be lacking tact and common sense. The fact that he has turned off every major retailer who wanted to sign his oldest son should be a big enough hint that he’s doing too much. However, the signs are wafting over him. If the father of 3 is going for shock value, it’s not working.

2017-05-0510-38-30Nike passed, Adidas passed, Under Armour passed and everyone else. A Billion dollar merchandising deal for all 3 of his sons, two of which are still in high school? Is he high? And then he comes back, releases a line of shoes for Lonzo called the ZO2 and places a $495 price tag on it. $995 if you want them autographed. We see what you did there LaVar, but we’re not impressed.

Now before we really ask what’s he smoking, let’s see the shoe and see if it’s worth it. Oh, I forgot to mention that you can get the sliders for $220. But the biggest catch is, reportedly if you order the shoe, you can’t even get them until November. Maybe LaVar should secure a deal with a manufacturer and distributor before he starts selling shoes. Not to mention, his son hasn’t even gotten drafted yet and recent comments have probably turned off quite a few teams.

031417-cbk-lavarlonzoball-pi.vresize.1200.630.high.0Once believed to be a top 3 draft pick, after Lonzo’s pops insulted Lebron James’ kids, and claimed his son was better than Stephen Curry, many believe his stock has decreased. Let’s be blunt. Nobody likes a loud mouth jerk. He claims that he himself beat Michael Jordan. Really? Okay.  Can you imagine LaVar brokering his son’s NBA contract. 1 year deal for $195 million because of course he likes 3 different digits.

On Friday, LaVar was asked on “The Dan Le Batard Show” why he decided to charge $495 for the shoes. His response, “I figured that’s what the shoe was worth,” Ball told Le Batard. “I liked the way it sounds. You see, when you are your own owner, you can come up with any price you want.”

la-sp-lonzo-ball-shoes-20170504Ball said he wasn’t in competition with Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour and that they were battling below Big Baller Brand. “Let Nike and Adidas and Under Armour — they battling below me,” Ball said. “They’ll go ahead and put all their stuff in Foot Locker. I’m better than them. I’m a step above.”

As for why the shoe was specifically priced at $495 and not, say, $500, Ball again acted like the question was a bit absurd. “Five hundred dollars?! Four-ninety-five sounds better,” Ball said. “I like three different digits.”

Ball further defended the shoe’s price by saying it was “symbolic” — Lonzo is the first basketball player to have a brand before entering the NBA. He also said there was some value in knowing that his son “designed all of it” and that other shoe companies don’t allow rookies to do that.

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There’s only one problem with that. The shoe is being criticized for looking a lot like the Kobe 11s and the logo appears to be ripped from another source. See below.

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A whole lot of talk, not enough originality or profit margin sensibility. Maybe LaVar never took Economics, but supply and demand is a real thing. And right now…your son isn’t there yet. Even the greats that have highly priced shoes are deemed collectors’ items. For example, the Kobe 11s cost $500 because it’s the last shoe Kobe wore in the NBA. Lebron James’ first shoe he wore in his first NBA game will cost you a pretty penny too.

The shoe Blake Griffin wore when he was jumping over cars in the NBA All-star contest will hit your pockets even harder. But again, if you’re a collector..collect. Lonzo Ball may be an outstanding athlete, depending on who you ask, but he hasn’t touched the big leagues yet.

The most disturbing piece in this ridiculous tale of a father thinking his balls are bigger than they are, is the insult levied at kids that can’t afford the shoe. Good thing a real baller like Shaq stepped in to acknowledge the foul verbal spew.

Wale didn’t appreciate it either.

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Ball’s youngest son attempted to support his dad. But kid this is way more than a father believing in his sons.

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And as for LaMelo or LiAngelo wearing the BBB shoes when they hit UCLA’s court, forget about it. It’s not happening. UCLA has an almost $300 million dollar sponsorship deal with Under Armour.  Group consensus…LaVar Ball should humble himself. Above everything, there are reports that Balls’s wife is suffering from a recent stroke.

tina-ball-basketballSpeculation alleges he refuses to let his sons see her in that condition out of fear that they might get distracted. I personally, don’t think the man is that out of touch, but who knows. Blessings to his wife for sure, if that is the case.

Cover Up? No Drugs Found In Aaron Hernandez’s System, Current Estate Valued At $0

(SL) – There’s something very off about the death of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez.

The body of the ex-pro reportedly did not contain any traces of drugs, according to toxicology reports.

After Hernandez’s body was found hanging from a sheet in his cell at Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts earlier this month, authorities ruled it out as a suicide. Claims soon surfaced that he could’ve smoked synthetic marijuana before allegedly killing himself, but those reports have been refuted.

54741651Sources say the tests performed as part of Hernandez’s autopsy showed he hadn’t used any illegal drugs or synthetic marijuana ‘K2’.

The toxicology results came around the same time Hernandez’s close jailhouse friend and alleged lover Kyle Kennedy said he would not be surprised if the synthetic drug played some part in his death, according to the Boston Herald.  And speaking of Kennedy, none of the letters released have indicated that there was anything outside of a friendship going on between the two.

Kennedy is serving 3-5 years for armed robbery. Hernandez reportedly requested to be housed with Kennedy in his cell, but was denied. That’s no indication that anything was going on between the two. A lot of prisoners complain about not having a cellmate in isolation.

Hernandez  reportedly wrote suicide notes to his fiancee, daughter, and Kennedy, who allegedly was put on suicide watch after his death. It’s being reported that the notes were tucked next to a Bible that was opened to verse 3:16 – the words of which were also written on his forehead in red ink.

The Daily Mail reports, it has been speculated that Hernandez’s sexual orientation may have been a motive for the murder of Odin Loyd, for which he was imprisoned. In April 2015, Hernandez was convicted for shooting and killing Lloyd, a semi-professional football player, on June 17, 2013.

Lloyd may have known that Hernandez was carrying on an affair with a male friend who was forced to testify before the grand jury in the Lloyd case.

Five days before he died, he had been acquitted in a double-murder. His death came on the same day his former teammates visited the White House after winning their fifth Super Bowl.

There are also reports that a civil fight could be brewing with family members of the victims wanting to cash in on a portion of the estimated 3.5 million that could be released to his estate from the NFL.  However, currently the estate is valued at $0.

 

UGA Releases Potential Player After Alleged Assault

(SL) – The University of Georgia Bulldog football team is down one offensive lineman after he was arrested for allegedly hitting and choking his girlfriend on Saturday night. D’Antne Demery was due to join the Bulldogs in the summer.

C3nbpopUkAA7iCMHe was released from his letter of intent with the team on Sunday, shortly after he was released from jail on bond.

Demery is accused of grabbing the mother of his one-month-old child outside of the Waffle House in Athens and throwing her against the wall.

The altercation happened the evening of UGA’s intrasquad scrimmage G-Day game, which he attended. Demery is charged with simple assault and criminal trespassing.

Family Lays Aaron Hernandez To Rest, Prepares To Fight Suicide Notion

(SL) — Funeral services were held for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez. The 27-year-old Hernandez reportedly took his own life in a Massachusetts prison cell last week, where he was serving a life sentence for murder. Today’s services for Hernandez in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut were by invitation only. A private burial will take place at a later date.

In related news, the family of the  former New England Patriots tight end will gain access to three handwritten notes that the player allegedly wrote before he killed himself, a lawyer for the family said Monday.

Attorney George Leontire told reporters early Monday afternoon that a Bristol Superior Court judge in New Bedford, Mass., ordered the release of the notes to the family, the Boston Globe reported.

The legal action came minutes before funeral services were scheduled to. As part of his motion, Leontire said Hernandez’s family deserved “know their loved one’s final thoughts” and termed it a necessary part of the “grieving process.”

170419-aaron-hernandez-trial-family-ew-933a_0629be43b77a088b00ab019c9a42a3b4.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000Superior Court Judge Thomas F. McGuire Jr., in an order to the office of Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., wrote that “the note(s) shall be produced in time for the family to have them for his burial, which is scheduled for this afternoon.”

A spokesman for Early’s office said copies of the notes were being prepared to send to Hernandez’s family. As part of McGuire’s order, the district attorney was to redact any information that would be pertinent to an ongoing investigation into Hernandez’s death.

Guards discovered the 27-year-old Hernandez in his single cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley just after 3 a.m. ET last Wednesday morning. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital about an hour later.

sad-twisted-life-of-aaron-hernandez-football-player-29206a41-eb05-485c-84cf-563106c12a71Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd. The state medical examiner officially ruled it a suicide on Thursday, but his family doesn’t believed that Hernandez took his own life. Three handwritten notes were found in the cell but the contents weren’t immediately released. John 3:16 had also been written on the former NFL starts forehead.

While Leontire said he did not know who the recipients of the notes were, the newspaper reported that one of them was addressed to his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez, and another to their 4-year-old daughter.

Prior to his death, reports claimed he had been in a few altercations with gang members in the prison. The 27-year old reportedly was found naked, hanging in his cell. Thoughts of foul play have been shared but until a complete investigation is complete no one will know.

Hawks vs Wizards Game 3 Post Game Presser With Paul Millsap And Dennis Schroder

(SL) – The great comeback indeed! The Hawks were phenomenal against the Wizards during game 3 of the playoffs. After falling 0-2 and determined to get their MMA skills up, it looks like Atlanta came ready to battle. John Wall didn’t have much help making it an easier win than anticipated. Post Game with Atlanta’s ball master and the golden kid as they talk about resetting the series and leaving their mark on Washington.