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Tyrann Mathieu to pay for funeral for 9-year-old New Orleans shooting victim

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

New Orleans will always be a part of Tyrann Mathieu, and he's doing his part to help during a tragedy that hit his hometown. Via Luke Johnson of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Chiefs safety will pay for the funeral of a 9-year-old boy who was shot and killed Monday. Devante Bryant was killed during [more]

87 protesters arrested at Kentucky attorney general’s home

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Eighty-seven demonstrators who gathered at the home of Kentucky’s attorney general to demand justice for Breonna Taylor have been arrested and charged with a felony for trying to “intimidate” the prosecutor, police said. Protesters with the social justice organization Until Freedom gathered for a sit-in on the front yard of a Louisville home owned by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Tuesday afternoon, news outlets reported. Among those arrested were NFL player Kenny Stills, a wide receiver for the Houston Texans, and Porsha Williams of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

NFL: Receiver Stills among dozens arrested at protest for Breonna Taylor

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

One of three officers involved in the shooting was fired, though none were criminally charged, prompting outrage from advocates for racial justice and inspiring widespread protests amid a public reckoning over systemic racism in the United States. The Texans said they were aware of the situation and "gathering more information."

News outlets seek to unseal files on Saints owner Tom Benson

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

News outlets including The Associated Press headed to court Wednesday seeking to unseal court records involving the mental competency of billionaire Tom Benson when he rewrote his will to give his third wife ownership of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans sports franchises. Public interest in the 2015 case has been heightened, the news organizations argued, by revelations this year that Saints executives engaged in a behind-the-scenes public relations campaign to help the Archdiocese of New Orleans contain the fallout from a clergy abuse crisis. "Legitimate questions are being raised about the connection between the team and the local Roman Catholic Church,” attorneys for the news organizations wrote in a court filing.

Quinton Dunbar’s former attorney Michael Grieco being investigated by Florida Bar

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Grieco is being investigated after report surfaced of him allegedly orchestrating a payoff of the victims in Dunbar's armed robbery case.

Report: Florida Bar investigating Quinton Dunbar’s former attorney Michael Grieco

Monday, July 13th, 2020

It turns out that potentially facilitating a bribery payment in exchange for testimony from witnesses as a lawyer may leave you in hot water with the legal community. According to Meghan Bobrowsky of the Miami Herald, the Florida Bar Association has opened an investigation into attorney Michael Grieco, who had served as counsel for Seattle [more]

NFL Panthers owner establishes South Carolina scholarships

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and his wife Nicole are donating $567,000 over the next three years to establish a scholarship program at the University of South Carolina. The funds will go to set up the Tepper Scholars program at the school's Department of Sports and Entertainment Management. University President Robert Caslen said the Teppers' gift is “transformative” and will make a lasting impact on the next generation of people going into sports and entertainment management.

Seahawks CB Quinton Dunbar hires new representation in armed robbery case

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Michael Grieco will no longer be Dunbar's attorney.

Quinton Dunbar changes lawyers in armed robbery case

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar has made a change to his legal representation as he continues to fight armed robbery charges. Daniel Wallach of TheAthletic.com reports that Dunbar has replaced attorneys Michael Grieco and Michael Weinstein with Andrew Rier and Jonathan Jordan. Weinstein was a recent addition to Dunbar's representation while Grieco has been implicated in [more]

Rozner: Eagles chose to teach instead of cancel DeSean Jackson

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

Instead, the Jewish owner and general manager of the NFL team fined DeSean Jackson for his anti-Semitic posts, and while deeply hurt and offended, insist that Jackson is committed to learning about thousands of years of anti-Semitism. This was a measured approach and unusual in today's climate. Cancel culture doesn't allow the canceled to grow or learn.