Buffalo Bills Mario Williams made headlines this week but not for his football stats. Instead, the defensive back gained notoriety for being an “Indian-giver”.
For years, there’s been a debate amongst men versus women about if a wife-to-be should return an engagement ring if the relationship ends. Since, either parties can’t never seem to ever come to an agreement on the subject, many U.S. states have left it up to the law to decide. Hence the case of Mario Williams.
According to news reports, Williams recently requested that his ex-fiancé return a $785,000 engagement ring. Their romance ended and left Williams thinking about the huge investment he made for what was suppose to be his future wife. But, the ex refuses to return it stating that the ring was a gift. Word is that she is the one that called off the engagement and has no plans on returning the bling.
Unfortunately, the former lovebirds were residents of the state of Texas. Under Texas law, Lois Liberman (Williams attorney) says ,”the fact that the marriage is not taking place, the gift hasn’t been completed; it seems cut and dry based on Texas law that in fact she has to give the engagement ring back.” Simply put, Texas laws believes that a ring is not a gift until a marriage occurs. Other states consider just the opposite…that an engagement is indeed a “gift”.
Luckily for Williams he should come out as a winner in this case. But, if the ring was worth much less (ex. $10,000), would Williams have asked for it back??
What do you all think? Should an engagement ring be considered a “gift”? Let us know what you think.
When will some of these young black athletes grow up and learn that when you play with fire you will get burned.
Well evidently former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young just doesn’t understand and is having a difficult time learning the lesson. So much so that he was first given the boot from the Lions for some prior mishaps as a team member only to then be picked up then released by the St. Louis Rams shortly after. As some point you’d think he’d humble himself, get it together and focus his energy on making his way back into the league. But noooooooo, I don’t think that’s how he saw it that way because once again he’s managed to land in some more hot water.
According to reports, this past weekend, Young did the dumb deed of getting arrested not once but twice in less than 24 hours. In actuality it only took him about 15 hours to get the deed done.
Young was first pulled over and arrested Sunday morning around 12:15am for driving under the influence in which he was subsequently booked, issued a citation and released from custody. But to make matters worse, later the same day around 2:30pm, Young was again arrested at a local tow yard where he’d jumped the fence in an attempt to steal back his car which had been impounded during the earlier arrest.
Talk about adding insult to injury for yourself. I can figure this one out for the life of me. All I can say is that Young’s antics and actions are definitely what we would call a foul on the play. Well in his case it would be fouls!
While yes we’re all human and are bound to make mistakes, some of them should really be avoided especially when they are at the expense of losing money. But unfortunately for the Jackson Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon he’s made a costly on that has potential for an even bigger lost in the future.
With the start of the upcoming NFL season, Blackmon has managed to get himself suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season. According to an announcement from the NFL his suspension revolves around a violation of the league’s policy on substance abuse. No details were given on exactly what substance Blackmon used that violated the policy, but he’s be known to have alcohol related issues in the past.
Blackmon’s suspension will allow him to participate in all preseason practices and games, but he will not be eligible to return to the Jaguars active roster during regular season until September 30th. During his suspension Blackmon will forfeit a portion of his salary to the tune of $289,754. The suspension also led to a void in his contract of almost $10 million in future guarantees.
In a team press release, Blackmon expressed his remorse and apologized for his action saying,
“I’ve made a mistake and I have no excuse. I am truly sorry and disappointed in myself for putting the Jaguars in this situation, and I look forward to putting this behind me and maturing and growing as a person. I will have a productive training camp and preseason with my team, and during the suspension I will work hard to stay in top football shape and be ready to help the Jaguars when I return. I have chosen to be accountable for my poor decision, and I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches, the front office and Jaguars fans for the impact of my mistake on the team.”
While members of the Jaguars’ leadership are disappointed in Blackmon’s actions, they decided to support him and forge ahead. The team’s general manager David Caldwell said in a statement,
“Coach Bradley and I have spoken with Justin, and he is well aware of our disappointment. I don’t think there is any question that Justin is embarrassed and remorseful, and Coach Bradley and I are both confident he understands the obligations ahead of him, to himself, the franchise and the fans. We will support him throughout the process and continue to work to educate him and all of our players on making the right decisions. The Jaguars have made a lot of progress over the past three months, and we will not allow this news to slow us down.”
Hopefully for Blackmon this is a lesson learned and for whatever his substance abuse issues are he can get his mind right, respect his grind and get back to the business of his stacking his dough.
Recently, the drunken face of Desmond Bryant was plastered all over the internet. The mugshot was warranted after being arrested for criminal mischief in Miami, Florida. Well, drunk face or not, the top defensive tackle in the nation will be popping bottles for a long time.
According to the Bleacher Report, the Cleveland Browns wasted no time during the first day of free agency. After the Baltimore Ravens announced their $40 million committment to linebacker Paul Kruger, the Browns had their sights (and $34 million) on the 2012 sixth-best defensive tackle in the NFL. The 5-year contract guarantees Bryant $15 million.
Desmond Bryant should be a valuable asset to the Browns franchise. Considering the team hasn’t made the playoffs since 2002, Bryant’s tackle abilities is much needed. Let’s just hope Bryant’s off-field antics subside immediately.
Photo: Miami-Dade Police Dept
Although the big craze surrounding Texas Hold’Em and the game of poker didn’t jump off until the 80′s, many casinos are feeling its downfall on the Las Vegas strip.
In the past few years, the recession (or plain love for the game) has caused a huge shift in the popularity of poker. Many casinos are now having to close its poker rooms because of the lack of revenue the game generates. The Tropicana Hotel, for instance, decided to open up a hip new poker room in efforts to draw poker players in. But, since there has been a big crackdown on online poker sites and patrons’ lack of participation, the Tropicana changed their minds.
According to the Associated Press…
It’s a story that’s become increasingly common as the crackdown on Internet gambling weakens poker’s appeal, and the casinos that once competed to lure fans of Texas Hold ‘Em abandon the waning game in favor of more lucrative alternatives.
Poker has never been a big moneymaker like slot machines or roulette. But when the game’s popularity soared during the 2000s, casinos were willing to forgo the extra dollars to get players inside their buildings.
Now the calculus is shifting. In Sin City, epicenter of the poker craze, at least eight rooms have folded in the past two years. The trend is also playing out in Mississippi riverboats, Indian casinos and gambling halls near big cities from California to Florida.
Although other Vegas hotels aren’t feeling the effects , and ensures that their poker rooms are booming, poker revenue has drastically dropped in the last couple of years. The federal governments crackdown on virtual gambling caused revenues to steadily drop by 6% year over year.
Poker revenues stacked up to $123 million last year, down from a high of $168 million in 2007.
Entries in the World Series of Poker’s main event also took tumble in 2007, falling by 28 percent from a high of 8,773. Entries have only topped 7,000 once in the years since.
Read the full article here…
One can only shake their head when thinking about all the trials and tribulations that have seemed to engulf not only the NBA career Allen Iverson once had but other prominent areas of his life.
Fresh off the heels of a divorce, he has now been bit by the foreclosure bug and has lost his mansion in Atlanta. In the divorce decree, Iverson kept ownership of the almost 10,000 square foot home which he had on the market for $2.5 million. Iverson had the home built four years ago for $4.5 million. According to sources, the home was purchased for $2.5 million by Georgia Primary Bank.
As it’s been said here a few time before…if your outgo is more than your income then your upkeep will be your downfall. But hopefully somewhere along the way Iverson can get a grip, plant his feet on some solid ground and get it together.
Remember basketball player Lorenzen Wright?? In 2010, the NBA all-star was found badly decomposed in the southeast part of Memphis, Tennesee. Well, his name has popped up in the media again. Not for anything in relation to his death, but instead for an excessive amount of money his ex-wife Sherra Robinson Wright has blown.
According to Yahoo! Sports, of the $1 million life insurance settlement she received after Lorenzen’s death, Sherra has spent $973,000 of it. Before he passed, the couple finalized their divorce just four months prior to his death. In the 2009 divorce settlement, the former Mrs. Wright was granted $16,650 a month in child support for their six children, and $10,000 a month in alimony…for a total of $319,000 a year.
The untimely death of the NBA player apparently didn’t sit too well with Sherra. So much so, that his family has accused the ex-wife of mismanaging money. A recent court judement ordered a financial review of her spending habits. According to those reports, Sherra was able to blow a million dollars via the following expenses:
- $32,000 for a Cadillac Escalade
- $26,000 for a Lexus
- $69,000 on furniture
- $11,750 for a New York trip
- $339,000 for purchase and improvement to a new home
- $7,100 for a pool deposit
- $5,000 for lawn equipment
- $34,000 on legal fees
A judge has ordered an full investigation of the living conditions and welfare of the children. In addition, $184,000 of death benefits from the NBA is being routed to Herb Wright (Lorenzen’s father) for the care of the kids. According to Sherra herself, she claims that the family is financially okay and have $1.4 million in assets (a new home and three investment properties in Arkansas).
It is with deep sadness and utter disappointment that I have to report not to mention try to eventually fathom the mere thought of Boston Celtics’ star Rajon Rondo sitting on the sidelines for the remainder of the season. But unfortunately, that is the case!
After suffering a right knee injury during the Celtics loss to the Hawks late last week, the true extent of his injury was later confirmed over the weekend prior to the Celtics face-off against the Heat. In what I had hoped would not be the case, it was confirmed that the extent of it all was a torn ACL rendering him out of the game for the rest of the season.
Being that he’s one of the best players on the team, his absence could be devastating to their dynamics. But watching them snap their six game losing streak in double OT against the Heat on Sunday sans Rondo, the rest of the team proved that they can still hold it down. So we’ll see how the rest of the season goes for them.
Nonetheless we’re wishing Rondo a speedy recovery and wondering who’ll be taking his place considering he was recently named as the starting point guard for the Eastern Conference for this year’s All-Star Game.
Kobe Bryant got paper! Years of him shooting in the gym has paid off and created a multi-million dollar empire. But, what happens if he calls it splitsville from wife Vanessa? She would walk away with half of his earnings. Damn!
California has some of the strictest divorce laws than any other state. If married over 10 years, marriages are considered indefinite. Therefore, wife (or husband in some cases) would be entitled to life long spousal support and child support (if there are kids involved). In the case of Vanessa, Kobe will be ordered to pay an estimated $386,000 in monthly child support for his two little girls. Also, spousal support would run him up to $1 million.
Thank goodness the two was able to work out their differences….once again.
Do you think $1.36M is justified though? Let us know. We would love to hear your opinion on this.
San Francisco 49ers, Frank Gore, should be inducted into the Guiness Book of Records for wearing the most expensive pair of socks. If you noticed during Sunday’s match up against the Atlanta Falcons, Frank Gore experienced a wardrobe malfunction. Apparently, there are rules set by the NFL that applies to athletes and their uniforms. According to the NFL, it is a violation to wear short socks. Football players who violate this rule are automatically fined a whopping $10,500!
Frank Gore was charged with the violation and fined accordingly. This is his second time violating the socks rule. But Gore says,” he was so focused on winning the game and getting the 49ers back to a Super Bowl at last that he didn’t give his uniform all the attention he should have.”
Hopefully, Gore will follow the rules come SuperBowl Sunday when the 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens for the title.
When it comes to the media, the first lesson should be ”watch what you say”. Apparently, Rob Parker didn’t get that memo.
Despite his tenure as a ESPN commentator, Rob Parker’s contract was not renewed at the end of 2012. According to news reports, an untactful (and slightly racial) comment was made by Mr. Parker regarding Robert Griffin’s marriage to a caucasian woman. Parker was on air, during ESPN First Take, when he called RG III a “cornball brother”. Initially, ESPN forced Parker into a 30-day suspension. But, after further thought and grief from viewers, they made ultimate decision to official terminate Parker.
Those who watch First Take is privy to the controversial comments and discussions frequently made on the show. I guess this time Parker took his comments a little too far. Hopefully, he will find new employment soon.
Do you think Parker should have been fired for his comment about RGIII??
While they’re not saying why, but following a serious of seeminly bashing Tweets and Instagram posts, the San Francisco 49ers suspended running back Brandon Jacobs yesterday.
After the announcement of Jacobs’ suspension for the final three games in which no other details were given, the team’s head coach Jim Harbaugh invoked his ‘fifth amendment’ right when asked to comment on the situation.
So like I said, while they’re not saying why, check out a few of Jacobs’ social media antics about not getting enough playing time and we’ll let you be the judge.
On Instagram, this past weekend after posting a series of photos of himself playing for the Giants, of which he did for the first seven years of his career, and of his two Super Bowl rings, he said in one of the posts, “I am on this team rotting away so why would I wanna put any pics up of anything that say niners. ”This is by far the worst year I ever had, I’ll tell you like I told plenty others.”
He later tweeted, ”I don’t understand why people are angry at me because I wanna do what I am paid to do, I am a competitive person, I think people should be mad if I didn’t wanna play. As for all of my Instagram photos I don’t have any niner pics, if you’ll find me some pics I’ll put them up.”
Well there you so you be the judge and let us know what you think. Was this a Foul on the Play? If so…on whose behalf? If you ask me, it doesn’t sound like he wants to be on the team anyway. It’s seems as him going to the playoffs with the 49ers may be a little iffy.
Well, well, well, it looks like the chopping block is at it again. First the Lakers fire head coach Mike Brown and now the Atlanta Falcons have chunked defensive end Ray Edwards the deuces. That’s right, they let Ray go!
While the organization originally had high hopes for Edwards when they signed him following his outstanding performances during his previous five seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, their dreams never came true. With a measly 3.5 sacks last season and only nine tackles (no sacks) out of the team’s nine games this season, it’s clear while the Dirty Birds are cutting their losses.
The 27-year-old was signed to a five-year, $27.5 million contract with the Falcons last year but it doesn’t look like he’ll see that through. However, he is guaranteed $2 million stacks of the $3 million base salary he was scheduled to earn this season.
What now Ray? What now?????
As if losing Game 1 of the American League Championship wasn’t bad enough, the New York Yankees were dealt an even heavier blow when their five-time World Series champion captain, Derek Jeter, fell to the ground with a season ending injury.
It was the top of the 12th inning when in the midst of fielding a ground ball, Jeter’s left foot took a turn for the worse sending him to the ground. When Jeter didn’t get back up and continued staring at his leg, the team manager and trainer rushed to assist him. Shortly after he was helped off the field with the official announcement coming after the game that Jeter’s ankle was fractured and for him postseason was a wrap.
Definitely a foul on the play considering the asset Jeter is to the team and not to mention the high hopes the Yankees have of making it past this round for a shot at the World Series. A Rod where you at?????
We’ll see how things go for them but until then we’re wishing Derek Jeter a speedy recovery!
The in-depth look into athletes, their triumphs, and their downfalls graciously returned to our television screens this weekend in “30 Under 30″. This is the second season of the documentary-styled film project project. Produced by ESPN Films and directed by Billy Corben, the first film this season “30 Under 30: Broke” explored a question we all wondered…why most NBA and NFL players go broke within 5 to 10 years after retirement.
Sucked into bad investments, stalked by freeloaders, saddled with medical problems, and naturally prone to showing off, most pro athletes get shocked by harsh economic realities after years of living the high life. Drawing surprisingly vulnerable confessions from retired stars like Jamal Mashburn, Bernie Kosar, and Andre Rison, as well as Marvin Miller, the former executive director of the MLB Players Association, this fascinating documentary digs into the psychology of men whose competitive nature carries them to victory on the field and ruin off it.
If you didn’t get a chance to see the documentary, you can watch the full episode below. It will also air again this Saturday, Octocber 6:30 on ESPN Classic. If you want to own your own copy of the film, it is now available for purchase on iTunes for $4.99.
What are you thoughts on the documentary?
Once a very talented athlete rises to sports stardom and rake in millions, these days he’s more than likely going to eventually hit rock bottom. This is apparent for former NFL star, Vince Young.
News stories of the University of Texas grad hit this week claiming that Vince Young is now broke. After once reaching his pinnacle, by signing a $26 million football contract, his talent on Tennessee’s field didn’t quite live up to the hype. Traveling eventually to the Buffalo Bills, his career was cut short when the team decided to let him go. So, what’s a out-of-work athlete to do? The next best thing…file a lawsuit.
Young is now taking his former financial planner and agent to court. Trey Dolezal, Young’s attorney, says the lawsuit is seeking $5.5 million in missappropriated funds. In the lawsuit, Major Adams (agent) and Ronnie Peoples (financial planner) are being suspected of forging Young’s signature on documents, impersonation via email and business calls, and mismanagement of money.
“They conspired to take Vince’s money,” Dolezal said. “It’s that simple.”
But the alledged frauders are disputing these claims. “This is a person scrambling helplessly and pointing in all directions to blame others to get out of debt,” Adams’ attorney, Charles Peckham, told the Associated Press.
Who’s side do you believe? As the story develops, you can’t help but wonder how in the H*LL did Vince blow through $26 million dollars!! SMH. Clearly, the NFL (nor the entertainment industry) does not properly educate rookies on the importance of financial management. You can’t trust half of these financial planners, managers, or agents. This is why everyone should educate themselves in order to prevent this sad situation.
After what was deemed as a “flagrant 2” foul committed by Lakers forward Metta World Peace during the Lakers Sunday night game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA hoopster formerly known as Ron Artest, has been handed a seven game suspension. To quickly bring you up to speed for those of you who missed it, after taking the ball to the hole and while in celebration mode, World Peace delivered a swift but fierce blow dead smack into the side of the head of OKC guard James Harden. The blow sent Harden crashing to floor with what was later discovered to be a concussion and World Peace was immediately ejected from the game. Here’s what NBA commissioner David Stern had to say about the situation…
“The concussion suffered by James Harden demonstrates the danger posed by violent acts of this kind, particularly when they are directed at the head area. We remain committed to taking necessary measures to protect the safety of NBA players, including the imposition of appropriate penalties for players with a history of on-court altercations.”
Well there you have it! For years it’s been said that a zebra doesn’t change its stripes. It would appear that the name change didn’t make a difference either. But we’ll leave out opinion out of it for now and let you be the judge. Take a peep a vid of the incident below and tell of what you think!
After a much dreaded and sad departure from the Los Angeles Lakers and being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, NBA veteran Lamar Odom is facing another career letdown. Per an agreement reached this past weekend, Odom and the Mavericks have decided to part ways. According to sources, while Odom’s departure from the team will be immediate, the Mavericks are not releasing him from the team just yet and will retain his rights.
The Mavericks plan to list him as inactive with the consideration of possibly including him in a future trade deal. As for Odom, whosoever houses his name on their team’s roster as of June 29, has the option to either by him out for $2.4 million by that date or take on the $8.2 million he’s due to earn in the 2012-13 season.
In a statement to ESPN.com, Odom said, “The Mavericks and I have mutually agreed that it’s in the best interest of both parties for me to step away from the team. I’m sorry that things didn’t work out better for both of us, but I wish the Mavs’ organization, my teammates and Dallas fans nothing but continued success in the defense of their championship.”
While it’s been no secret that Odom has had his share of struggles both on and off the courts since joining the team, the Mavericks along with a lot of other people had hoped he’d find his way. But after all was said and done, their union just didn’t work out, leaving all to wonder what‘s next for Odom. Only time will tell and when it does, you’ll be the first ones we let know.
Well it’s seems as if the saga never ends…another day, another celebrity goes broke! Next up on the chopping block of the famous ones’ financial woes is former NBA hoopster Dennis Rodman. According to court documents filed by his attorney, Rodman is unable to make both his spousal and child support payments because he “extremely sick” and “broke”. The filing was in response to a suit for failure to make the payments.
It is being said that the Hall of Famer currently owes $808,935 in back child support for the two kids he had with his third wife and $51,441 in spousal support. The claim also includes an additional $5,000 he’s required to pay monthly for another child he has from a previous relationship.
Now for those of you who are wondering just how sick and broke he is, here’s a tad bit of what his manager Darren Prince had to say according to ABCNews.com…
On Rodman Being Broke
“He’s not hurting [financially], compared to retired athletes, with what he makes, but he’s certainly not making what he made when he was playing with the Bulls.”
About Rodman’s Illness
“He has a well-documented drinking problem, and all the stress from the divorce and not seeing his kids isn’t helping. As people know, it’s a daily struggle. He has good days and bad ones and good weeks and bad weeks.”
Well hopefully the old bad boy can pull it together and get back on his feet, but in the meantime in between time all we want to know is…Where did ALL that money go Rodman?????
“I hope you, you’re wife, kids and family die, you deserve it,”
“(San Francisco coach) Jim Harbaugh, please give @KyleWilliams_10 the
game ball. And make sure it explodes when he gets in his car”
Above were a couple of tweets sent out by a couple of beside themselves San Francisco 49ers’ fans in response to the team’s wide receiver Kyle Williams’ detrimental fumbles during their loss to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game.
While yes it was bad, well actually it was terrible and some would even argue that it was a downright disgrace. But no matter what the case, it surely doesn’t warrant death or even the mere thought of it. We could go back and forth all day about the hows, whys and the WTHs and I’m sure more than anybody, Kyle has. But nonetheless, it is what it is and it was what it was. It happens…it’s football… geez, that’s how the game goes!
In true fashion of good sportsmanship, Williams took the high road and full responsibility for his mishaps. In his first interview after the 49ers 20-17 overtime loss to the Giants, Williams said “You just bounce back and move through it. It’s one of those things you have to learn from. You have to take full responsibility for it, which I do. It’s something I made a mistake on. I’ll move through it.”
It’s amazing the lengths some will go in expressing their anger and what appears to be obvious disregard for life! Good thing their just internet gangsters!
While many sat in the stands highly anticipating another stunning performance by defending champion Usain Bolt in the men’s 100-meter final Sunday at the World Championships in South Korea, none anticipated that he’d never make it to the finish line. Forfeiting a chance at another gold medal, Bolt was disqualified for a false start after moving out of his starting blocks before the gun sounded. Clearly disgusted by his actions, Bolt ripped off his shirt while being led away by officials leaving the crowd in shock. Bolt’s training partner, Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, went on to take the gold running his season-best at 9.92 second and also became the youngest world champion at 21. American Walter Dix took silver and Kim Collins of St. Kitts and Nevis claimed the bronze.
Never fear though, all is not lost for Bolt! He still has the 200-meter and a leg of the 400-meter relay to race to run during the championships. Hopefully then he won’t try to be ahead of the gang until the race actually starts!
NFL baller Plaxico Burress, is set to be released from Oneida Correctional Facility on Monday, June 6. The 30-year old quarterback was sentenced to 20 months in jail after being charged for illegally carrying and firing a handgun in a Manhattan nightclub. Next week, he’s officially a free man. But, what does this mean for his football career? Will he return to the NY Giants? Good friend and former teammate, Brandon Jacobs, says he doesn’t believe Burress wants to return to the Giants. “No, he ain’t coming to the Giants,” Jacobs said Thursday, according to The Star-Ledger. “That’s out of the question. He’s got options, and it’s good he can weigh his options. I would love him to be a part of the Giants, but I don’t think that’s even on his plate.” That doesn’t really matter though. It has been said that at least eight (8) NFL teams got their eyes set on signing Burress once the lockout is over. Burress who has set careers highs in passing touchdowns, passing yards, rushing touchdowns, etc. is definitely a “catch” for any NFL team. Let’s hope and pray that he’s grown from his past mistakes and is ready to lead a more positive role in football.
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As if the Los Angles Lakers getting swept by the Dallas Mavericks wasn’t bad enough, the frustration outwardly displayed by some of the Lakers’ players only added injury to the insult. First Lakers forward Lamar Odom was ejected for belting out some rather brutal words and shooting a few elbows at Maverick forward Dirk Nowitzki. But to put the cherry on top, Lakers center Andrew Bynum committed a definite “foul on the play” with a move that no matter how you look at can only be deemed as just low down and dirty. As the 4th quarter was nearing an end, Bynum dropped a vicious elbow right into the rib cage of Maverick guard J.J Barea as he drove to the basket sending him to the floor. Bynum was immediately ejected from the game for the flagrant foul and in a taste of pure classlessness ripped off his jersey while storming off to the locker room. As a result of Bynum’s obvious FOUL ON THE PLAY, he was fined $25,000 for his Hulk of a jersey display and suspended for the first five games of next season. While yes he was wrong and got what he deserved, Bynum has expressed remorse for his action of poor sportsmanship calling his actions both “terrible” and “unacceptable”. #weagree
In case you missed it, check out the clip below to see Bynum’s “Foul on the Play”
After being found guilty of aggravated assault, former NBA star Jayson Williams has been sentenced to five years in prison, but will be eligible for parole in 18 months. Williams’ charges stem from a 2002 incident in which Williams fatally shot his limo driver, Costas Christofi.
Williams originally went to trial in 2004 which resulted in an acquittal of aggravated manslaughter, a conviction on four counts of covering up the shooting and a deadlocked jury on a reckless manslaughter count. Last month, in an effort to avoid a retrial, Williams pled guilty to aggravated assault in the death of Christofi.
Check out the video below to hear about basketball commentator and former NBA star Charles Barkley’s arrest on suspicion of DUI.
Here’s what each fighter had to say about the match…
“Of course I am disappointed,” Holyfield said. “I thought I had done enough to get the win. Now I have to go home and think about my future.”
“He made me work very hard for the win,” said Valuev, “Holyfield was unbelievable with his speed. The fight was fought at a great tempo for the whole 12 rounds.”
Now will you retire Holyfield???
A lawsuit filed earlier this week by a Chicago clothing store, Casual Male, claims that New York Knicks’ center Eddy Curry still owes them money from clothes he purchased in 2006. Curry’s purchases which allegedly totaled more than $41,000 included suits, sweaters and ties.
Curry racked up a bill of more than $41,000 at Casual Male Retail Group, and two years later it remains unpaid, the suit says. The company says Curry owes an additional $5,424 in interest from his 2006 shopping sprees. ”It’s just a matter of him buying clothing he didn’t pay for,” said Edward Margolis, the attorney representing Casual
2-year old tab huh? Can’t blame this one on the recession! Especially not with a $9.7 million salary!
SMH….definitely foul on the play!
Judge Jackie Glass announced a series of consecutive and concurrent sentences. There were so many stated that attorneys were confused as to how many years O.J. could possibly serve.
In his last words to the court, Mr. Simpson said he was simply trying to retrieve sports memorabilia and other mementos, including his first wife’s wedding ring, from two dealers when he stormed a Las Vegas hotel room on Sept. 13, 2007.
But the irony of today was when the Goldman’s said that their relentless pursuit of Simpson’s assets to satisfy a $33.5 million wrongful-death judgment may have “pushed him over the edge” and led him to commit the robbery to recover some of his sports memorabilia. You don’t think?
If his term ends up being 33 years, Simpson could be be eligible for parole in 9 years.
It might not have been Friday the 13th, but things were definitely horrific for O.J. Simpson this past Friday in a Las Vegas courtroom. After an all-white jury deliberated for 13 hours at the close of a 13-day trial, Simpson was found guilty on all charges stemming from an incident that happened on Sept. 13, 2007. Ironically, he was convicted on the 13th anniversary of his L.A. murder acquittal. It may be safe to say that 13 just isn’t the Juice’s lucky number.
The 61-year-old Hall of Fame football star was convicted of kidnapping, armed robbery and 10 other charges for gathering five men a year ago and storming into a room at a hotel-casino, where the group seized several game balls, plaques and photos. Prosecutors said two of the men with him were armed; one of them said Simpson asked him to bring a gun.