(SL) -Beyonce and other Celebs as well as her family and daughter were on hand to watch the tennis champ marry Alexis. Looks like true love…wishing the best to them!
(SL) – The NFL is investigating an allegation that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver during a ride in Arizona in March 2016. The league’s investigation was first reported Friday by Buzz Feed News, which viewed a letter it said was sent from NFL special counsel for investigations Lisa Friel to the Uber driver.
“We are in the process of obtaining further information regarding today’s media report. We take these matters seriously and are fully supportive of the investigation that is being conducted by the NFL,” the team statement said.
“A news organization has published a story about me regarding an alleged incident involving a female Uber driver from approximately two years ago,” Winston said in the statement. “The story falsely accuses me of making inappropriate contact with this driver. I believe the driver was confused as to the number of passengers in the car and who was sitting next to her. The accusation is false, and given the nature of the allegation and increased awareness and consideration of these types of matters, I am addressing this false report immediately. At the time of the alleged incident, I denied the allegations to Uber, yet they still decided to suspend my account.”I am supportive of the national movement to raise awareness and develop better responses to the concerns of parties who find themselves in these types of situations, but this accusation is false. While I am certain that I did not make any inappropriate contact, I don’t want to engage in a battle with the driver and I regret if my demeanor or presence made her uncomfortable in anyway.”
(SL) – Marquise and Morgan Goodwin officially shared news that they were expecting a baby back in September. Since then, Morgan has been sharing pics of her pregnancy glow on her Instagram page as they were anxiously awaiting the arrival of their new son.
On Sunday, something went wrong. Images of Goodwin kneeling and crying before the game now make sense. Post game, the NFL player posted a pic of him touching his son’s tiny hand after he helped San Francisco snag their first win of the season.
After thanking friends and fans for their prayers and support, he said:
“Unfortunately we lost our baby boy due to some complications, and had to prematurely deliver him early this morning around 4am. Although we are hurt, I am grateful for the experience and grateful that God blessed me with a wife as courageous and resilient as Morgan. ‘The pain (physically, mentally, & emotionally) that she has endured is unbelievable. Please Pray for the Goodwin family.”
(SL) – A researcher says Aaron Hernandez suffered the most severe case of CTE she’s evediscovered in a person his age, damage that would have significantly impacted his decision-making, judgment and cognition.
CTE sufferers have clumps of tau protein built up in the frontal lobe, which controls emotional expression and judgment (similar to dementia)
This interrupts normal functioning and blood flow in the brain, disrupting and killing nerve cells
By stage 3 – i.e. Hernandez’s stage – the tau deposits expand from the frontal lobe (at the top) to the temporal lobe (on the sides). This affects the amygdala and the hippocampus, which controls emotion and memory
(SL) – A Tampa TV station is saying former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay has died in a plane crash this afternoon in the Gulf of Mexico.
Hernandez was still serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013, but his suicide made Hernandez a legally innocent man as he died during an appeal process.
In September, the former New England Patriot player’s lawyer Jose Baez announced brain scans by the Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center found Hernandez had advanced stage 3 CTE, otherwise known as the degenerative brain disease common in retired football players and linked to suicide and depression.
The lawyers’ case against the state alleges the NFL hid knowledge on the true dangers of football, naming Illinois-based helmet maker Riddell.
The company, founded in 1929, told the Associated Press it plans to vigorously defend its products and reputation in wake of the new lawsuit, as well as any other concussion-related lawsuits.
“For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant. I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle,” the actress wrote of her struggles with in vitro fertilization in an excerpt published in People magazine from her upcoming book.
“I have endured eight failed IVF cycles, with my body constantly bloated from these hormones,” the “Being Mary Jane” star added.
Union, 44, also revealed that she has had “eight or nine miscarriages.”
Wade has two kids with his first wife Zaire Blessing Dwyane Wade (born 2002) and Zion Malachi Airamis Wade (born 2007). He shares another child with Aja Metoyer Xavier Zechariah Wade (born in 2013).
“Each attempt at IVF is a loving action. So we remain here, bursting with love and ready to do anything to meet the child we’ve both dreamed of,” she wrote in the book, according to People magazine.
(SL) – One could say that the Falcons got going late, putting their first set of points on the board with a 28-yard field goal in the second quarter. But others would say the Bills just came to play. After a scoreless first quarter, both the Falcons and the Bills turned the heat up inside Mercedes Benz Stadium in the second qtr.
After the Falcons put up 3, the Bills would make good use of their next possession on a pass from Tyrod Taylor to Jordan Matthews and take the lead 7-3. Not to be outdone, Devonta Freeman ended the first half with a short TD and it was 7-10.
Second half, there would be an absolute shift in energy and ball control. The Bills opened the scoring in the second half when Tre’davious White scooped up a Matt Ryan fumble and took it in for a touchdown (14-10). This would be the start of several fumbles and bad ball control. And did I mention that two people were noticeably absent. Julio Jones and Mohammed Sanu were out. Jones with a hip injury and Sanu’s hamstring would put them both on the sideline.
The Bills made good on an interception in the third after Matt Ryan attempted to go long and Micah Hyde foiled his plan. Heading into the 4th, the Bills worked their way down to 3rd and 1 inches away from the goal line, but instead of just going for it, they try to apparently pull the Falcons offside a suffered from a delay of game; forcing them to settle for a field goal 17-10.
But all hope was not lost for Atlanta. After WR Justin Hardy dropped a beautiful pass from Ryan, he would make up for it with 7 minutes left. Ryan led his team down the field with an impressive drive and Hardy caught a 3-yard TD tying it up 17-17. It was also Hardy’s first TD catch of the season.
Tyrod Taylor, however, continued to blast through, putting the Bills in field goal position and the 56-yard kick was good. 20-17.
But we didn’t dare blink, this was a good one. The Falcons turned right around and off of a monstrous return from Andre Roberts, Atlanta found themselves at the BUF 42 yard line. The celebration would be short lived though, when Matt Ryan threw another interception. The result…. another field goal (55-yards with 3:06 left) by Buffalo and it’s 23-17 with a little less than 3 minutes to go. The Falcons drive but Matt Ryan is unable to connect with anybody and with that fourth and one stop the Bills hand the Falcons their first loss of the season.
Player of the game: Tyrod Taylor 12-20,182 yards and 1 TD
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.
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.
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.