Category: Scandals

When Did The WNBA become the NFL?

When Did The WNBA become the NFL?
Let’s play a game in this week’s issue: WNBA or NFL? When I say these words, what comes to mind: 1) Domestic abuse. 2) Sexual harassers playing key positions in the leadership of a team. 3) Key players missing from teams due to suspensions for grievous infractions. I’m talking about the NFL, right? Haha. One... Read more »

Jackie Robinson West Little League adults need to own up in title scandal

Jackie Robinson West Little League adults need to own up in title scandal
In the hours since Jackie Robinson West’s U.S. Little League title was stripped, where are now-former team manager Darold Butler and District 4 administrator Michael Kelly? Hiding, it would appear. Neither Butler nor Kelly has released a statement through lawyers. They have not held press conferences.  They have not responded to innumerable  press inquiries to... Read more »

Hope Solo deserves suspension for domestic violence charge

Hope Solo deserves suspension for domestic violence charge
“At some point during the night of June 21, Kirkland (WA) police responded to a 911 call about a disturbance in the 10600 block of 124th Ave N.E. The male caller had reported that a woman at the residence was hitting people and no one could get her to stop or leave the house, according to... Read more »
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Fox Sports' Pam Oliver opens up to Essence.com about demotion

Fox Sports' Pam Oliver opens up to Essence.com about demotion
Notes from my Facebook page, Sunday September 7, 2014: “I just wanted to FYI you that I happened to watch the game that Pam Oliver was doing (Saints-Falcons) and it seemed to me that her role was greatly reduced within the broadcast.” Former MLB.com writer and good friend Notes from Pam Oliver’s new interview at... Read more »

Chicago Red Stars dethrone Solo, undefeated Seattle Reign

Chicago Red Stars dethrone Solo, undefeated Seattle Reign
Has the controversy surrounding Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Hope Solo finally gotten the best of her? Though she was unavailable for post-game comment, it would appear so in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to the surging Chicago Red Stars. It was the first loss of the season for the Reign (13-1-3).  Solo was making just her second start... Read more »

Two Reasons Why You Shouldn't #BoycottClippers

Two Reasons Why You Shouldn't #BoycottClippers
This is not a good day to a member of the Los Angeles Clippers organization. For the past several days, the #BoycottClippers movement has gone viral, spewing venom against their owner, Donald Sterling for making racially charged comments to his girlfriend regarding her association with African-American individuals, singling out NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson,... Read more »
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Nelson Mandela and My Dad

Nelson Mandela and My Dad
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall” —  Nelson Mandela The death of Nelson Mandela at the age of 95 brought a physical end of life to yet another one of my heroes. President Mandela’s belief that he and his followers, the Black African Congress,... Read more »

Richie Incognito...What's Love Got To Do With It?

Richie Incognito...What's Love Got To Do With It?
“My actions were coming from a place of love. No matter how bad or how vulgar it sounds, that’s how we communicate, that’s how our friendship was. Those are the facts and that’s what I’m accountable for.” Miami Dolphins’ offensive guard  Richie Incognito to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, on his relationship with Jonathon Martin A place of... Read more »

Sandusky Verdict Payout Enough for Abuse Victims?

Sandusky Verdict Payout Enough for Abuse Victims?
“We cannot undo what has been done, but we can and must do everything possible to learn from this and ensure it never happens again at Penn State.” Rodney A. Erickson, President, Penn State University As reported by the New York Times and other news outlets, Penn State has agreed to pay $59.7 million to... Read more »
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If The Pope and President Can, Why Can't Russia Accept Gays?

If The Pope and President Can, Why Can't Russia Accept Gays?
“One of the things I think is very important for me to speak out on is making sure that people are treated fairly and justly because that’s what we stand for, and I believe that that’s a precept that’s not unique to America.  That’s just something that should apply everywhere.” President Barack Obama, to Jay... Read more »