Three hosts at Atlanta radio station 790 the Zone have been fired for partaking in an on-air skit mocking former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason.
Gleason, a one-time pro safety who suffers from ALS at the age of 36, was the subject of a routine many listeners and NFL players deemed offensive.
A swift Internet backlash led to angry calls flooding the radio station, and the trio was initially suspended indefinitely. Mere hours later, they were terminated.
Rick Mack, 790 The Zone Senior V.P. and G.M., said in a statement:
“We deeply regret the offensive programming thatMore >
Chamique Holdsclaw pleaded guilty yesterday to attacking her ex-girlfriend in November, an incident that involved the ex-WNBA star firing a gun inside the victim’s car.
But she won’t spend a second behind bars.
The former Tennessee standout was arrested in Atlanta eight months ago after police say she took a baseball bat to Jennifer Lacy’s car and then pulled the trigger on a loaded weapon.
Holdsclaw owned up in court to 2 counts of aggravated assault, 4 counts of criminal damage and 1 count of illegal firearm possession.
But despite the drastic nature of the crime, HoldsclawMore >
Sebastien De La Cruz returned to the national stage last night to sing the national anthem, two days after being subjected to racist and hate-filled Tweets.
The 11-year old was back behind the microphone (introduced by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro) despite the fact that many people online reacted in shock and disgust over someone with Mexican heritage being given such a platform.
But De La Cruz handled the controversy with grace and maturity, the same way he handled this rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner:Sebastien De La Cruz Sings National Anthem
Said Spurs coach GregMore >
Tiger Woods has seen and heard it all, but a question from an unlikely member of the media – his niece – still caught him off guard this week at the U.S Open.
“The U.S. Open is usually one of the most grueling weeks of golf,” a young female golf reporter amid the mob in the media tent said to the World #1.
“So what will you do off the course in order to be at ease and relax?”
When Tiger saw it was Cheyenne Woods, he beamed with laughter:Tiger Woods, Niece at Press Conference
“Didn’t expect that,” he said. “Well, off the course, we have a great crew at the house and we’reMore >
Rachel Uchitel is fighting back at estranged husband Matt Hahn, who cited “cruel and inhumane treatment” when he filed for divorce from her this week.
She says his claims are defamatory … yes, to the extent that anyone can defame a gal like Rachel Uchitel, she says that’s what’s happening here.
For her part, Rachel says she called the police on him last month after they got into a heated argument that ended with Matt calling her hurtful names.
Uchitel admits “striking back with a few slaps,” according to TMZ.
That’s it though, she claims, and her rep says she’ll “vigorouslyMore >
Accustomed to digging in across from wide receivers on the football field, Adam Jones is now digging in against charges of assault.
The beleaguered cornerback pleaded not guilty today in court to charges that he assaulted a woman outside a Cincinnati nightclub on June 5.Adam Jones Slaps Woman
As previously reported, Jones approached a female outside a city establishment following a Reds game last week and the video above does depict her making some kind of move toward the NFL star.
Jones says she threw a beer bottle at him and, yes, he retaliated (via a vicious blow, itMore >
Rachel Uchitel is single again!
Tiger Woods’ #1 mistress is getting divorced after her husband, Matt Hahn, filed the paperwork earlier today. Matt’s reason? “Cruel and inhumane treatment.”
Seriously. He put that.
The troubled couple frequently engaged in explosive, verbal arguments; Matt alleges that Rachel Uchitel slapped him after he repeatedly called her names.
There’s more. Rachel called 911 on Matt on May 16 after a particularly nasty verbal argument, asking officials for help getting him out of the house.
She did not follow up with police or press charges after theMore >
Tiger Woods’ ex-wife Elin Nordegren is not a fan of his new squeeze.
Elin, who divorced Tiger following the 2009 Thanksgiving Day Car vs. Tree Massacre, “hates Lindsey Vonn and everything about this romance,” says a source.
Jealousy? Insecurity? Something specific that Lindsey did?And the Winner is?
Elin Nordegren or Lindsey Vonn: Tiger Woods has been with them both, but who would you rather … you know? View Poll »
It’s not clear, but the 32-year-old Elin reallyMore >
The Red Wedding caused some problems this week for a man who wears green.
On Monday night, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers Tweeted of the shocking events on this week’s Game of Thrones episode:
Can’t believe the Starks have been wiped out on GOT. At least the mother of dragons is still alive. #hot #midrange
This response led to a few angry Tweets from followers, who couldn’t believe the star would spoil such a major storyline… even though he posted AFTER the episode aired.
Fortunately, Rodgers didn’t back down or offer an apology. He just went with some commonMore >
Mookie Blaylock is in serious condition following a terrible car accident yesterday in Atlanta – but that’s actually an upgrade for the ex-NBA point guard.
Blaylock was involved in a head-on collision that left a woman dead, as his Cadillac Escalade reportedly crossed over the median and into oncoming driving.
The reason why is unknown at this time – though a family member tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Mookie has a history of seizures – but investigators do not believe alcohol was a factor in.
The accident took place around 1 p.m.
Blaylock was transported toMore >
He’s a W-I-N-N-E-R.
Arvin Mahankali, a 13-year old from New York City, took home the Scripps National Spelling Bee title last night, winning over $30,000 in cash and prizes after successfully spelling the word “knaidel.”
Watch him go absolutely bonkers after the judges award him the crown in this video:Arvind Mahankali Wins Scripps Spelling Bee
Mahankali announced his retirement from the “sport” after coming out on top, telling reporters he plans to study Physics.
He may also want to minor in Celebrations.
Read the original post: Arvind Mahankali Wins Spelling Bee, GoesMore >
Well, this has to hurt. In all the wrong places.
For some reason, the following video depicts a large man gearing himself up to bench press… only to remove the bar from its stationary location… bounce it off his belly numerous times… and then finally finish off his lift and walk away proudly.
Note to Eric Spoto: Would you care to show this guy how it’s actually done?Bench Pressing Fail
Go here to see the original: Man Bounces Bench Press Bar Off His Belly: WTH?!?
Maurice Jones-Drew has been arrested and, just to get this out of the way, no: we don’t know how this will affect his fantasy football draft status.
According to the police report obtained by TMZ, the Jaguars running back stands accused of hitting a security guard at the Conch House in St. Augustine, Florida… and knocking him unconscious in the process.
The altercation took place on Sunday after MJD defended a friend who was told to stop touching a female patron.
After the friend took exception to this advice and slapped the guard, a full-on brawl ensued, during which MJDMore >
Who said the life of a sideline reporter was a safe and easy one?
Last month, Kelly Nash was nearly clocked in the head while taking a self-portrait in Fenway Park.
In October, Ian Rappaport of the NFL Network was hit squarely in the noggin while previewing a matchup between the Packers and Texas.
And on Saturday, Fox Sports Wisconsin’s Sophia Minnaert was updating viewers on the impressive state of the Milwaukee defense… when an errant warmup throw knocked the mic out of her hands.
Watch her carry on like a boss in the following video:Brewers Reporter Hit By More >
Robbie Rogers has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer, meaning he will soon become the first openly gay athlete to participate in an American team sport.
The former U.S. national team wing blogged in February that he was both homosexual and taking a break from the sport, writing at the time:
“Secrets can cause so much internal damage. People love to preach about honesty, how honesty is so plain and simple. Try explaining to your loved ones after 25 years you are gay.”
Since that time, Jason Collins has come out as gay and Rogers has receivedMore >