Chris Brown knows exactly the emotions Ray Rice is feeling these days after dealing with his own domestic situation with Rihanna back in 2009. He gave some words of advice for how Ray should handle things from here and reveals some things about himself as well.
This was a very scary site to see last night. Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was drilled in the face by a high speed pitch that hit just about his cheek bone. You can actually hear the impact when you watch the video. Stanton had to leave by ambulance and his season is likely over which is really sad considering he was legit in contention to win National league MVP. Hope he gets well soon. Hit the jump.
Tony Stewart may be in trouble after all, thanks to a “new” version of the video that showed him running over Kevin Ward Jr and killing him during a race last month in upstate, NY. According to reports this video is much more enhanced than the previous and has given the district attorney clear evidence to make a ruling. Unfortunately no one seems to know if the evidence totally clears Stewart or indicates he may of done something on purpose. I still truly believe it was an accident, but you can’t argue with video if it proves something else. The District attorney has scheduled a conference for next week to speak on what he found. Hit the jump.
The NFL is currently changing it’s drug policy and literally as early as this evening the new policy can go into effect and would enable players currently under suspension for drug use to have their suspensions reduced. The person this benefits most is Cleveland Browns star Josh Gordon. He was suspended for this entire season after a third failed marijuana test. Under the new policy that would equate to 8 games, instead of a whole season and the Browns can definitely use him on the field. Hit the jump.
Even though a grizzly video was released this week showing more graphic details of Ray Rice hitting his wife, some fans, and especially female fans are still standing with him! They showed their support in droves last night prior and during the Ravens game with the Pittsburgh Steelers. I think more people expected jersey burning and negative talk but instead found quite the opposite. Fans seemed to be in a good mood and they were definitely making it a point to show they still love Rice. One woman who was interviewed even said Janay Rice deserved to be hit!! I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion but that comment is going to far to me. People idolize athletes and in the eyes of fans like that it makes it harder to look at their favorite player in a negative light. Hit the jump for the pics.
It is just getting worse and worse for Roger Goodell and the NFL as a whole. Another reason to doubt anything the commissioner has to say regarding the Ray Rice incident appeared yesterday as it was reported the NFL just reached out to the Revel Casino this week! They had claimed they spoke with them numerous times in the months prior but it appears that was another lie. It seems at this more the more anyone digs for information, it immediately contradicts anything the league has said. Hit the jump.
South African Olympic star Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty of murder earlier this week in the death of his girlfriend, but he did not get away scott free. Pistorius was found guilty of “culpable homicide” which is the equivalent to manslaughter or negligent homicide here in the U.S. The Judge thought he was more than responsible for her death even though she does not believe he did it on purpose. He is now facing up to 15 years in prison, but he may also avoid jail time all together. Hit the jump.
We have heard this before, but apparently this time Shaq is for real. In the past, he has been an honorary type police officer, who was more a cop in title than actually doing the job. This time around though Shaq wants to be the real deal and is not expecting special treatment. Hit the jump.
I still get upset when current & retired pro athletes admit years after the fact to cheating in college or taking some kind of money while they were there. I don’t mind the fact they did it personally, but I do mind the fact that their admissions cause no repercussions for themselves, but cause big issues for current and soon to be athletes at those schools. Charles Barkley admitted in an upcoming interview that he took money from agents multiple times while he was at Auburn, as much as $20,000 in one shot. If someone had known this at the time Barkley would of had alot of problems, but he was able to hide it. I do like the spin Barkley is trying to put on it with his comments though. Hit the jump.
I don’t know what it is gonna take for athletes to learn that smoking weed will never be worth potentially losing millions of dollars! There is nothing wrong with marijuana if that is your preference, but if you got that much money on the line it should be very easy to not smoke! San Diego Padres star Everth Cabrera learned that the hard way this morning as he was arrested and booked on DUI for driving under the influence of marijuana. A suspension from baseball will definitely be coming.