Category Archives: Athletes

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.

NYPD Will Pay Thabo Sefolosha $4 Million Dollars For Breaking His Leg

(SL) – Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha is settling his civil lawsuit against five New York City police officers following a violent arrest in April of 2015 that resulted with Thabo suffering from season ending injuries.

On April 7th, 2015, Thabo and former Hawks player Pero Antic were arrested outside of 1 OAK following an altercation that Sefolosha and Antic had nothing to do with it.

041015-sefolosha-v2-1200x630Sefolosha was standing outside the nightclub 1 OAK while police investigated the stabbing of Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland. At the time, Sefolosha and teammate Pero Antic were waiting for a driver to pick them up. Sefolosha’s attorney, Alex Spiro argued that because Sefolosha was “a large black man wearing a hoodie” who happened to be standing nearby, police officers began to provoke him. Sefolosha and the officers then began to argue, during which time Sefolosha called a 5′ 6″ officer a “midget.” The argument would only escalate and officers arrested Sefolosha for obstructing the administration of government and resisting arrest.

Thabo_Sefolosha_NYPD_rtr_imgDuring the arrest, he sustained a broken fibula and severe ligament damage to his ankle. The injuries cost Sefolosha the final five games of the regular season and 16 playoff games, as the Hawks advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Sefolosha faced three misdemeanor counts of disobeying orders to move from a crime scene and resisting arrest. He declined to plea bargain and was acquitted of all charges.

Sefolosha filed a civil suit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York claiming the officers caused permanent physical injuries and damaged his reputation.

It’s being reported that he settled for $4 million dollars.  Antic also filed a civil lawsuit, and his case is still pending.

Joakim Noah Suspended For 20 Games

(SL) – It looks like Knicks’ baller Joakim Noah is done for the season. The NBA is suspending Noah for 20 games after he apparently violated its anti-drug program.

The NBA announced the suspension on Saturday.

Yahoo reports, Noah tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement that is prohibited under the outgoing Collective Bargaining Agreement, league sources said.

feec8c9881e5191bd79d9026e10292efNoah, 32, is expected to serve 10 games of the suspension to finish out the 2016-17 regular season and 10 games to start the 2017-18 season, league sources said.

The National Basketball Players Association’s investigation concluded that Noah hadn’t “knowingly or willingly” violated the policy and cooperated fully with the league’s probe, league sources said.

Noah underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Feb. 27, effectively ending his season. He had recently started running and conditioning, league sources said.

After signing a four-year, $72 million free-agent contract to leave the Chicago Bulls for New York, Noah averaged only five points and 8.7 rebounds in 46 games this season.

“A regrettable mistake,” the players union said in a statement. “After a thorough investigation, the National Basketball Players Association believes Joakim Noah did not intentionally or knowingly violate any policy of the CBA.”

The union also suggested Noah might not have been suspended under the newly negotiated CBA because it makes exceptions for unintentional ingestion of prohibited substances. Not that it matters because those rules don’t take effect until July 1

Muy Caliente! J.Lo And A.Rod, Could This Be A Match? Singer Meets Baseball Player’s Sister, Shares Cuddly Snap

(SL) – It’s no secret that J.Lo’s body count is said to be pretty high and she’s been married three times. But sometimes, it takes a few turns on the wheel to get the right angle, right? She’s dated some hotties (Ben Affleck, Cris Judd, Marc Anthony) and some notties (Casper Smart).

But her recent romance with Alex Rodriguez might just surpass her relationship with Ben Affleck. He’s HOT. And granted, his body count is reportedly triple maybe quadruple x hers, but I don’t think anyone is counting.

Rodriguez recently broke up with billionaire Anne Wojcicki and Jennifer Lopez finally left Casper Smart alone leaving them both available for what could possibly be a homer in the love department.

3E6976E500000578-4327584-image-m-100_1489872297256Finding love is one thing, finding acceptance by your love interest’s family is another and Jenny from the block has made it over the first hurdle. The actress and singer hung out with A-Rod’s sister and his sibling had nothing but nice things to say about J.Lo.

In images shared by Suzy Durand, the luxury realtor cuddles up to her brother’s new woman.

Writing on IG Suzy explained: ‘Any given Friday! #miscuñis!#jlo’ – ‘cuñis’ being a slang Spanish word for a sister-in-law.

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According to the latest reports, A-Rod and J-Lo ‘have been seeing each other for a few months.’

They’ve since been seen holidaying in the Bahamas – where she’d posted and quickly deleted a selfie that seemed to show him nuzzling her ear – and this Thursday night they went to dinner at Casa Tua in Miami.

She’s currently in Tampa with the baller while spring training continues.

Atlanta Kid Cashes In

(SL) – It was Fall 2008 and AJ Bouye was playing cornerback for Tucker High School in the quarterfinals of the Georgia state AAAA football playoffs on the road against Westside Macon high school. During the contest, Bouye fell victim to “Sluggo”.

The QB for Westside pumped, Bouye bit on the fake and the receiver he was covering ran past Bouye and made a catch for a big gainer. Bouye recalls. “I read the play. I saw Macon’s QB getting ready to pass, so I reacted.

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All I remember was hearing one of the opposing coaches on the sideline say “Got Him”. Next thing you know the receiver was by me”.
Later on in the game they tried the same play. This time Bouye was ready. Bouye picked off the pass and ran it back for a touchdown.
And that in a nutshell is AJ Bouye. He’s a learner. A quick study but most of all he has a competitive spirit and a work ethic that has driven him to success.
Now success comes in the form of a 5 year 67.5 million dollar free agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Bouye, won the state championship with
Tucker that year and earned a scholarship to Central Florida (The only division one school that offered).
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UCF was the only college that came for him.
Bouye’s Father, Steve Bouye, recalls Aj’s state of mind back then.
“Oh he was mad that he didn’t get more offers but that kind of thing just motivate’s AJ to prove them all wrong”. Steve Bouye also recalls another time he saw his son get really upset.
“When he didn’t get drafted he was mad”
but I knew he would just out work everybody. Like he always does.”
The Houston Texans took a chance on Bouye and signed him as a free agent. Now Bouye is one of the highest payed corners in the league.The mild mannered, unassuming and deeply faithful Bouye always has a positive outlook for everyone even after his Texans were knocked out of the playoffs by The New England Patriots this past NFL season.
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Bouye wasn’t drafted. The Texans signed him as a free agent. 
“Not how we wanted to end but we gave it all we got! Been a long season of ups and downs but if I’ve learned one thing this year it’s to keep God first, work hard, and stay positive no matter what life throws your way.
Always remember what somebody says you can or cannot do is none of your business all you can do is control what you can and that’s focusing on your goals everyday while encouraging and helping others to reach theirs.
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AJ Bouye signs 5 year 67.5 million dollar contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
I believe if you can focus on that you will realize how great God is and the things he will continue to bless you with so that you can help others!
“Bouye will be paired with second year corner Jalen Ramsey in Jacksonville. Giving the Jags one of the top young defensive backfields in the NFL. Both can play the slot which will give the Jags defensive plenty of flexibility.Bouye, said he was really thankful to Texans and really enjoyed his time with Houston but he’s ready for A new challenge. “I’m excited, ready to go” said Bouye.
By: Dave DaCosta