It looks like Colin Kaepernick is finally taking legal actions against the NFL for allegedly blackballing him from the league after he started the silent protest of kneeling during the national anthem.
According to USA Today, Kaepernick has filed a grievance against owners of the NFL. He is accusing NFL owners of participating in collusion, meaning he believes they are conspiring to keep him out the NFL. According to TMZ, the court documents read that the league owners “colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice.”
The Collective Bargaining Agreement or CBA actually prohibits this from happening and if he can prove this it would be a huge deal. “No Club, its employees or agents shall enter into any agreement, express or implied, with the NFL or any other Club, its employees or agents to restrict or limit individual Club decision-making,” the CBA states. This applies to “whether to negotiate or not to negotiate with any player” and “whether to offer or not to offer a Player Contract to any player,” among other things.
The NFL commissioner and team owners have denied they are blackballing Keapernick. Reasons they give for him not being signed yet: no team right now needs him. Even though we all know that is NOT true.
Kaeperick’s celebrity attorney Mark Garagos released a statement on Monday morning confirmed the filing.
Waka Flocka appeared on Sway in the Morning last week and made a statement saying he is not black.
Social media went crazy as a result, which you could probably have predicted. Waka cleared up the statement with a video via Instagram, saying he is black, just not the black the United States has made us to be.
See his original statement and reply below.
Last weekend, rapper Nelly was accused of rape by a young woman in Washington. The lady claimed that Nelly raped her on his tour bus that Saturday night while in Washington.
The young lady is now refusing to testify in court and wants the investigation stopped as of Friday. According to TMZ, the woman’s lawyer released a statement saying she feels like she cannot win against Nelly. “Who will believe her. People are saying horrible things already. She cannot handle this. She is about to break.”
This may sound like good news to some, but to Nelly and his team, they are demanding an apology. According to TMZ, Nelly’s attorney Scott Rosenblum told the outlet that the accuser’s “reckless accusation, once investigated thoroughly, was exposed for what it was-a fabrication. A fabrication that has caused Nelly and his family to suffer emotionally and financially.”
Rapper Nelly has just been arrested for rape. A woman told authorities she was raped on Nelly’s tour bus in Washington on Saturday morning around 3:45am. Nelly is currently on tour with Florida Georgia Line, which during they have been performing in Washington, and are set to perform there Saturday night.
According to TMZ, the woman says it was Nelly specifically who did the crime. He has been booked on second degree rape charges, and is still in custody as of now.
Nelly’s lawyer tells TMZ, “Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation. Our initial investigation, clearly establishes the allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness. I am confident, once the scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to pursue all all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.”
During a press conference on Wednesday, Cam Newton was asked a question by a female sports commentator, in which he replied with, “funny to hear a female talk about routes.”
To some, the initial comment was a little… sexist, since we all know how men feel about women in sports, but he did give a legit and real response to her question. Like he would with a man commentator. Either way, the women of social media were not having it.
Even Dannon, the yogurt company, pulled their endorsement from Cam Newton over the comment.
Well as of Friday morning, Cameron released a sincere apology over the comment. Was the apology needed? HELL NO! nothing wrong was said. He was simply shocked that a female knew about routes. "Okay lil mama! Let me find out...!" is what I heard lmao!
People need to stop being so sensitive.
What do you think?
f you haven’t heard, the Fast and the Furious franchise won’t be returning to theaters until 2020. This came as a shock to many since the original release date was 2019. Well Tyrese wanted to let us know, that The Rock is to blame for the delay. According to Tyrese, the new movies will focus around The Rock’s character, Hobbs.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gibson may be upset that the rumored spinoff movie, that will reportedly star Johnson’s Lucas Hobbs character and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw, is getting fast-tracked ahead of the ninth movie. However, the outlet also notes that the film may have been pushed back in an effort to court director Justin Lin, who may be returning to the franchise. Sadly, it’s unclear at this time as Universal Pictures has not made a statement on the matter other than to push the release date of “F9.”
Atlanta Mayor has signed a legislation that will lower the penalties on possession of small amounts of maraijuana. The legislation reduces the penalty for possessing an ounce or less of pot in the city from $1,000 to $75 and eliminates jail time under those circumstances.
I know the people of Atlanta are too happy!
Police are looking deeper into the shooting that occurred in Las Vegas Sunday night, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500. No big founds have been made yet, so we have no motive, but small amounts of information have been given.
Stephen Paddock was a 64-year-old retired accountant, who lived about 80 miles from Vegas. The shooting is not being seen as an overseas terrorist attack, and authorities say its too early to tell if it was an act of domestic terrorism.
According to CNN, for an act to be considered terrorism, it must appear that it was intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, or try to influence political change.
Once inside the gunman’s hotel room, police recovered 23 weapons. In his home, at least 19 guns were found, along with explosives and several thousand rounds of ammunition. In his car, several pounds of ammonium nitrate were found, a material used to make explosives. All guns found were legally purchased. The shooters brother says he was an avid gambler, but had no history of violence. “No history of anything — couldn’t give a s*** less about politics, religion, pointy hatted people, etc, etc. He just wanted to get a freaking royal flush.”
What is interesting is that the shooter’s father, Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, was on the FBI Most Wanted List from 1969-1977 for bank robbery. The FBI described him as, “diagnosed as psychopathic” and an individual reported to have “suicidal tendencies” who “has carried firearms in commission of bank robberies.”
More details as they come.
Talk of Trump’s impeachment has been going around seeming like since he was elected. The talk has increased lately with how Trump has decided to handle the aftermath of recent hurricane victims in Houston and Puerto Rico, and the NFL national anthem protest.
Well it looks like this week was suppose to be judgement week for Trump. Texas Rep. Al Green planned to file paperwork for Trump’s impeachment, but decided to wait due to the Las Vegas shooting that took place on Sunday. According to Fox News, Green said on the House floor that there is a time for all things but right now is a time to mourn.
“Impeachment is postponed. … Let us mourn. Let us heal,” said Green.
Green has spoken on his thoughts towards Trump saying, “I rise to denounce these comments that have been made because they have brought discourse to a new low. I will stand here in the well of the Congress and I will call for the impeachment of the president.”
Fox New reports, New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee where impeachment proceedings typically begin, told The Hill in response to Green’s threat: “We’re not there yet,” despite Trump having done “really terrible things.”
Nadler thinks the impeachment process would be too soon, and would have better effect later down the line saying, ”We don’t have the evidence. We don’t have the case. … You don’t want to discredit it by voting for impeachment resolutions before you have the facts.”
The Las Vegas shooting has becoming the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, killing 58 people, and injured another 500+.