September 10, 2014
Goodell on thin ice? AP reports NFL had Rice video in April

Goodell on thin ice? AP reports NFL had Rice video in April

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The AP reports:

A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn’t see the violent images until this week.

The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 confirming the video arrived. A female voice expresses thanks and says:…

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September 10, 2014
Police: Former WWE Wrestler Sean O’Haire committed suicide

Police: Former WWE Wrestler Sean O’Haire committed suicide

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O’Haire had been working as a personal trainer in Spartanburg. After he left wrestling he tried his hand at kickboxing, MMA, and being a hair stylist. He and Chuck Palumbo were WCW tag team champions when that organization was shut down after being purchased by WWE.

WYFF (emphasis added):

Former WWE wrestler Sean Christopher Haire was found dead in his Spartanburg home Tuesday, according to…

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September 10, 2014
Student disciplined for displaying Confederate flag at game

Student disciplined for displaying Confederate flag at game

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A Washington Post story on a Howard County student disciplined for displaying a Confederate flag at a high school football game:

Rebecca Amani-Dove, the spokeswoman, would not say what type of action was taken against the Glenelg student who displayed the flag while standing at the top of the bleachers during the season opener between Glenelg and River Hill high schools on Friday night. The…

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September 9, 2014
Top golf courses rejected Obama over Labor Day Weekend

Top golf courses rejected Obama over Labor Day Weekend

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NBC New York reports on several New York-area golf courses that refused President Barack Obama’s business over Labor Day weekend:

The Trump National Golf Club, the Winged Foot and Willow Ridge were among some of the elite courses that rebuffed the president’s request to tee off there, according to several sources who were told about the president’s advance team’s calls to the club managers

Clu…

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September 9, 2014

Parody video targets Ray Rice in “Video Killed the Ravens Big Star”

A parody video dealing with Ray Rice is set to the tune of “Video Killed the Radio Star.”

September 9, 2014

Parody targets Ray Rice in “Video Killed the Ravens Big Star”

A parody video dealing with Ray Rice is set to the tune of “Video Killed the Radio Star.” More from the video’s YouTube description:

September 9, 2014
Besides free pizza, you can trade your Ray Rice jersey for a $10 bar tab or another jersey

Besides free pizza, you can trade your Ray Rice jersey for a $10 bar tab or another jersey

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I noted yesterday that Hersh’s Pizza & Drinks is giving a free pizza in exchange for a Ray Rice jersey and also donating $2.70 per jersey to House of Ruth.

Since then, other jersey exchanges have been announced (via USA Today):

Another Baltimore establishment, No Idea Tavern, is matching the $2.70 per jersey donation to House of Ruth and offering a $10 bar tab for each Rice jersey turned in,…

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September 8, 2014
Trade in your Ray Rice jersey for a free pizza

Trade in your Ray Rice jersey for a free pizza

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Hersh’s Pizza in Baltimore made the above post on Facebook before Ray Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens and indefinitely suspended by the NFL.

Here’s the text:

Dear Lovers of Women, Not Hitting Women, Non Violence and Just Generally Being a Good Person, 
Come trade your Ray Rice Ravens Jersey in for a free pizza at Hersh’s. These jerseys will save us money on toilet paper this week.
‪#‎Cut…

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September 5, 2014
Police: Woman wanted to shoot pregnant woman and take her baby

Police: Woman wanted to shoot pregnant woman and take her baby

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Police in Berkeley County, South Carolina arrested Julie Marie Gookins (above) on Thursday after she allegedly pointed a gun at the stomach of an 8-months pregnant woman. Gookins was charged with kidnapping, burglary, weapons charges, and attempted murder. A judge denied bond to Gookins in a court hearing Friday.

The 26-year old victim told police that Gookins approached her while she was…

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September 5, 2014
IRS says it lost emails from 5 other employees linked to probe

IRS says it lost emails from 5 other employees linked to probe

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Associated Press:

The IRS says it has lost emails from five more workers who are part of congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status.

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On Friday, the IRS said it has also lost emails from five other employees related to the probe, including two agents who worked in a Cincinnati office processing applications for tax-exempt status.

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