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Seattle Seahawks Player Michael Bennett Held At Gunpoint By Las Vegas Police

(SL) – The NY Times reports,  Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett said he was held at gunpoint and handcuffed by the police in Las Vegas after the Mayweather-McGregor fight.

Bennett wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that after the fight Aug. 26, he heard what he thought were gunshots and began running, along with other people. Bennett said the police singled him out, ordered him to the ground and held a gun to his head.

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Bennett said an officer “forcefully jammed his knee” into his back. He said he was handcuffed so tightly that his fingers went numb. Bennett said he was “terrified” and wondered if he would see his children again.

According to Bennett, he was released after officers realized he was “not a thug, common criminal or ordinary black man, but Michael Bennett, a famous professional football player.”

Bennett attributed his detention to being black. “Las Vegas police officers singled me out and pointed their guns at me for doing nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time,” he wrote.

At a news conference later Wednesday, Undersheriff Kevin C. McMahill of the Las Vegas Police Department said that the department had learned of Bennett’s allegations only that day and that an investigation had been started.

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Petra Kvitova Loses To Venus But Appears To Be Back In Full Force After Knife Attack Almost Ruined Her Career

(SL) – The US Open has been nothing but spectacular and Petra Kvitova added to the excitement with her battle against #9 Venus Williams.
In December 2016, Kvitova was attacked inside of her apartment in Czech Republic by a robber. It is understood she allowed someone posing as a utilities man access to her apartment and while defending herself in a struggle, suffered the injuries to her hand.  The burglar put the knife to her neck and she fought him off. After she was injured, he ran off.
Petra underwent a four hour surgery to repair all of her tendons and two nerves that same night. At the time, Surgeon Radek Kerble said, “The index finger was torn, she could not keep her little finger and the whole joint was hurt.”
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A former world No. 2 and Wimbledon champion in 2011 and 2014, Kvitova had fallen out of the Women’s Tennis Association top 10 this year. But the champ looked strong during her run to the US Open quarter-finals.
“I’m getting there slowly,” Kvitova said on the eve of the tournament when asked if things were “back to normal”.
Despite the familiarity of the surroundings and the overwhelming amount of good wishes from fellow players and supporters, her return to the tennis spotlight has been a huge challenge over many weeks and months.

The Czech, 27, lost 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-2) to Venus Williams. It was her 21st match since returning to competitive action in May.

Conor McGregor Sports Shiner At Friends Wedding After Earning $130 Million Fighting Floyd Mayweather

(SL) – Conor McGregor  is living it up after earning $130 million dollars fighting Floyd Mayweather.  That shiner is a small price to pay for that kind of money.

The fighter has been enjoying the festivities surrounding his childhood friend’s wedding in Ibiza just a week after the fight in Vegas.

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His long-standing friend Tom Devitt got married and it looked like the 29-year-old made the most of the celebration in the Mediterranean sun.

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McGregor’s mother, Margaret was also with him.

 

Serena Williams Gives Birth To First Child

(SL) – The Holiday weekend had extra meaning for tennis ace Serena Williams. The Champion gave birth to her first child, a little girl, on Friday.
Venus confirmed the news to ESPN at the US Open. “I’m super excited,” Venus Williams said when asked by ESPN’s Pam Shriver about becoming an aunt again, moments before her third-round match. “Words can’t describe.”
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Television station WPBF (West Palm Beach, Florida) reported that the baby was born at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.

“I’m so thrilled for her, what a role model she’s going to be for that daughter,” ESPN commentator Chris Evert said during Friday’s afternoon broadcast of the US Open. “I told Serena this: It’s a love you’ve never felt before, and I know she’s probably experiencing that right now.”

ESPN reports, When asked whether Serena’s daughter had a two-handed backhand and enough depth on her forehand, Venus cracked.

“Oh, my gosh,” Venus said, smiling. “That’s hilarious.”stellarmagserena0708aSerena revealed in April that she was pregnant, posting a selfie on Snapchat with the caption “20 weeks” and later confirming that she and fiancé Alexis Ohanian were expecting their first child.

She learned she was pregnant just days before the Australian Open began. For her 23rd Grand Slam singles title, Serena beat big sister Venus in the final.

In true Serena fashion, she has been adamant she’ll return to the tour after having the baby. Her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, said in an interview recently that the plan, barring any complications, is for Williams to start training in November.

“The goal is to be ready for the Australian Open and then we’ll see,” Mouratoglou said of Williams’ desire to defend her title. “If she’s ready, she’ll compete. If not, we’ll delay the comeback. I don’t think she should compete if she’s not really ready.”

Former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman Marries Sweetheart In California

(SL) – Troy Aikman tied the knot with ‘the love of his life’ over the weekend. And the football legend couldn’t be more happier.

Aikman has been dating Catherine (Capa) Mooty since Feb. 2016 and proposed while on vacation in Lake Como, Italy back in June.
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The Dallas Morning News reports the pair exchanged vows in a small ceremony on the beach, followed by a reception at the Four Seasons Santa Barbara. The affair was low-key enough that the newlyweds were already back home in Dallas on Sunday.
The 50-year-old Dallas Cowboys veteran turned Fox TV game analyst looked dapper in a white jacket and black tie as his new wife stunned in a strapless satin gown that hugged her curves.
The wedding took place at the famous Biltmore Four Seasons Hotel in Montecito near Santa Barbara. Popular among the who’s who, it’s the same Biltmore  where Kim Kardashian stayed with basketball star Kris Humphries after their 2011 nuptials.
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This is Troy’s second marriage. His first wife was Cowboys publicist Rhonda Worthey. Together, they had daughters Alexa Marie, 15, and Jordan Ashley, 16.  Mooty has two sons from a previous relationship.
Aikman is a football legend with an impressive career. He was the number one overall draft pick in 1989 and he played twelve consecutive seasons as quarterback with the Cowboys. During his career he was a six-time Pro Bowl selection, led the team to three Super Bowl victories, and was the Super Bowl XXVII MVP.

Aikman was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008 in New York City.

Celebs Hit Vegas Heavy To Watch Mayweather / McGregor Fight

(SL) – The Mayweather/McGregor fight was the hottest ticket across the country Saturday as tons of celebs and boxing fans alike found themselves in Vegas to watch Floyd Mayweather fight what he says was his last fight.

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Couples like Lebron James and Savannah, Diddy and Cassie and J-ROD joined other celebs including Jamie Foxx, Leonardo Dicaprio, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemworth ringside for all of the action. The bout went 10 rounds before the ref called it leaving Floyd undefeated and at the top of history as he surpassed Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0.

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.’