Category Archives: Football Players

Mario Balotelli {Footballer} Anti-Semitic Stereotype Scandal

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Source:standard.co.uk

Posted: Saturday December 6, 2014 @ 6:19 p.m PST

 

Mario Balotelli is likely to plead not guilty after the Football Association charged him with misconduct tonight over an inflammatory social media message, which contained an anti-Semitic stereotype.

The player faces a fine ban for a message described as “offensive” by the Jewish Leadership Council, which has already led to a public rebuke from his club. It is understood that Balotelli has not decided how to respond and will reflect on his next course of action, having been charged.

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Edward “Chip” Sarafin {Arizona State University} 1st Openly Gay Division I Football Player

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger

Source:Time

Posted: Wednesday August 13, 2014 @ 9:23 p.m PST

 

Edward “Chip” Sarafin is an outside linebacker with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, is working toward his master’s at Arizona State University. He toldCompete, an Arizona based gay sports magazine, he started coming out to his teammates last spring so they’d hear it from him, rather than through rumors.

“It was really personal to me, and it benefitted my peace of mind greatly,” Sarafin said.

 

 

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Katie Sheppard {West Ham Ladies’ Football Player} Dead Age,20,

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger

Source:standard.co.uk

Media: standard.co.uk

Posted: Saturday July 12, 2014 @ 8:53 a.m PST

 

Katie Sheppard, 20, a midfielder in the West Ham ladies’ team had “the world at her feet” before she died at her home on July 2.

Friends and team mates today told how they are deeply shocked over the sudden death of the “bubbly” girl whose dream it was to play for The Hammers.

A former team mate said: “None of us had any idea anything was wrong. It’s so very sad. She was a lovely girl.”

Coach Julia Setford, 34, who signed Katie from her previous team, the Charlton Athletic School of Excellence, told the Standard: “We don’t know what has happened.

“Katie was a massive character and we didn’t know there was anything wrong.

Sheppard is believed to have taken her own life on the day she was due to return to pre-season training after taking a break for university.

 

 

De’Antre Turman a High School Football Player Has Died In Georgia

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  Celebrity Blogger

Source:cbsnews

Posted: Sunday August 18, 2023 @ 3:11 p.m PST

 

 

High school football player De’Antre Turman has died from a fracture to the third cervical vertebrae after being hit during a scrimmage Friday night in Fulton County, Ga. Turman was planning to play football at the University of Kentucky after graduating from high school.

Antonio Morrison 19, (Football) Arrested

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Source:Yahoo Sports

Media:(Alachua County Jail)

Posted:Sunday July 21, 2013 @ 6:54 p.m PST

 

 

(Alachua County Jail)Antonio Morrison, Florida’s starting middle linebacker, was arrested in June for punching a bouncer at a club and shouting “I am Antonio!”. Surely, Morrison would just rely on the legal wizardry of defense attorney Huntley Johnsonand be on his best behavior all summer.

Not quite.

Last night Morrison, 19, was arrested for barking at a police dog. For real. That’s a thing.

According to the police report, Morrison was a bystander outside a late-night Gainesville club when police responded to a disturbance at 4:15 a.m. Sunday morning. As the officers were making arrests, Morrison approached a canine named Bear sitting in the police car and started barking at it.

According to Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples, Bear is a Belgian Malinois Shepherd trained in drug detection and people tracking, so probably not the best animal to antagonize.

An officer on the scene stated Morrison’s actions prevented the police from doing their job properly so he asked Morrison to step to the front of the vehicle. When the officer tried to detain Morrison with handcuffs, he resisted.

Cullen Finnerty Grand Valley State Quarterback Is Dead

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Source: LSJ

Posted: Wednesday May 29, 2013 @ 3:05 a.m PST

 

 

Police say former Grand Valley State quarterback Cullen Finnerty’s body has been found.

Finnerty was found in the woods tonight after disappearing Sunday. Lake County Sheriff Robert Hilts confirmed the death at a news conference.

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O.J. Simpson Nevada Inmate No.1027820 Returning To Court

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Source: Fox News

Posted: Saturday May 11, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m PST

 

 

 

O.J. Simpson will return next week to the Las Vegas courthouse where he was convicted of leading an armed sports memorabilia heist to ask a judge for a new trial on the grounds that his lawyer botched his case.

Simpson will take the witness stand to testify that the Florida lawyer who collected nearly $700,000 is to blame for his armed robbery and kidnapping conviction in 2008 and his failed appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court in 2010.

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Terrance Ganaway (Rams-NFL) Works At “Jimmy John”

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Source:Yahoo Sports- ThePostGame

Posted:Friday February 22, 2013 @ 5:33 p.m PST

 

 

“I’m on the line that makes the sandwiches,” Ganaway told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I bake bread. Take the cashier spot. I had to sweep the other day. Clean the tables. I mean, all types of stuff. Slice the meat. Wrap the meat.”

Ganaway says he got the job as a way to keep himself occupied during his spare time. But fear not, Rams fans, Ganaway knows where his priorities lie.

“My No. 1 job is being an NFL player,” Ganaway told the Post-Dispatch. “So don’t get it confused as to me working at Jimmy John’s has me lazy. … I know what I have to do. I know how to get in shape and I know what it takes to perform at a high level. Really, Jimmy John’s is just to keep me out of trouble in all the down time we have in the offseason.”

Trent Williams (Redskins) Injured In A Nightclub Fight

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Source:SI.COM

Posted: Sunday January 27, 2013 @ 8:55 p.m PST

 

Washington offensive tackle Trent Williams won’t play in the Pro Bowl after being hurt early Friday in a brawl at a Honolulu nightclub.

NFL officials and local police said Friday night the first-time all-star was hurt in a fight that injured three men, sending two to the hospital.

One man was arrested and five others are being investigated for assault, but not Williams, police said.

When asked whether Williams was being investigated for assault, Honolulu police spokeswoman Michelle Yu said: “I would not say that.”

Nico Marley (Bob Marley’s Grandson) LB Football Star

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Source:Yahoo Sports

Posted: Friday January 11, 2012 @ 3:14 p.m PST

 

 

Nico Marley is the son of  Rohan Marley and the grandson of  Bob Marley.  Nico is committed to playing football at Tulane University, Marley is 5’7″ at 182 pounds.

“People can talk about his size, this and that, but he’s a special, special player,” Cypress Bay coach Mark Guandolo told the Herald. “I’ve never seen someone manhandle him. He takes people on, is always productive, always around the ball. He’s thick. He’s strong. He’s a bull. He has that Marley spirit, just something so strong that gets us all going.” According to, Yahoo Sports.

Wayne Rooney (Footballer) & Coleen McLoughlin Expecting A Son

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Source: London Evening Standard / Wikipedia

Posted: Friday December 21, 2012 @ 8:25 p.m PST

 

 

Wayne Mark Rooney 27,  English footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team and his wife Coleen McLoughlin are expecting a baby boy

Tim Tebow (Jets) Suffers Two Broken Ribs

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Source:AP

Posted: Friday November 23, 2012 @1:07 a.m PST

 

New York Jets Quarterback Tim Tebow has two broken ribs.

Tebow, who didn’t play at all, revealed after the game that he broke two ribs in the Jets’ loss at Seattle two weeks ago.

“They need a little time to get better,” Tebow said, adding that his breathing has been affected by the injury. According to, AP.

 

 

 

Charles Tillman (Chicago Bears) & Wife Jackie Expecting A Baby Girl

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Source: Chicago Tribune

Posted: Thursday November 8, 2012 @2:15 p.m PST

 

Charles Tillman, and wife Jackie is expecting their fourth child. The baby is expected to arrive by Monday and could require him to be at the hospital on game day.

“The wife is due any day, so hopefully this baby can stay in until after the game on Sunday,” he said. “I hope she stays in — I’m having another girl. Monday, for sure, but if she comes Sunday, I think I’m going to have to be at the hospital Sunday. So, I hope she stays in until after Sunday.” According to, Chicago Tribune.

Ochocinco Now Chad Johnson Alleged Domestic Violence Against Evelyn Lozada “The 911 Call”

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Source:USA Today /The Huddle Post

Posted: Tuesday August 14, 2012 @ 12:45 a.m PST

 

 

According to , The Huddle Post /USA Today a 911 tape was released involving Chad Johnson (Ochocinco) and, Evelyn Lozada.

CHAD JOHNSON AND EVELYN LOZADA 911 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CALL

Ed Christian and LaDarius Phillips Former Auburn University Football Players Killed & Current Player Eric Mack Injured Over A Girl, Gunman Desmonte Leonard At Large

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Source & Story Credit: Daily Mail

Media Credit: Photo (thebiglead.com) (AP) / Video (NewsPoliticsNow1) (GirlofGoodtimes)

Posted: Sunday June 10, 2012 @1:29 p.m. PST

 

 

  • Shots fired during party outside off-campus apartments
  • Two former football players Ed Christian and LaDarius Phillips killed, and current player Eric Mack injured
  • Alleged gunman identified as Desmonte Leonard, who has not yet been captured

Three people have been reported killed and at least two others injured following a shooting at an off-campus housing complex at Auburn University in what is believed to have been a fight over a girl.

Little is known about the details of the shooting, but reports have emerged saying that among the victims were two former Auburn football players who were shot after a fistfight erupted.

Turquorius Vines, 23, said he was at the party Saturday evening at the University Heights apartments with one of his friends.

He said he and Pitts were approached by two other men who started arguing with them over a woman.

Vines said he punched one of the men, while Pitts hit both of the men over the head with a bottle.

Then, one of them started shooting, he said.

Among the dead were former Auburn football players Ed Christian and LaDarius Phillips. A third student at the school, Demario Pitts, was also killed.

Police identified their killer as Desmonte Leonard, who has been charged with capital murder. He has not yet been captured.

Police Chief Tommy Dawson told Al.com: ‘I’d like to reach out to Mr. Leonard to turn himself in today.’

Current Auburn football player Eric Mack was shot, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Xavier Moss and John Robertson were also wounded.

On Sunday, Mack tweeted: ‘I appreciate all the love and prayers for me and my two lost homies. May god be with their families. #Auburn’.

Vines said he had never before seen the men who he had been arguing with.

‘It’s like I lost a lung,’ Vines said of his friend. ‘I don’t know how I’m going to survive this.’

Several emergency vehicles had converged overnight around the University Heights apartment complex where reports indicated a number of students who attend Auburn University typically reside.

The building was swathed in yellow police tape.

It appeared that the shooting happened in an archway near the apartment complex information center, near the edge of the parking lot.

Five uniformed officers guarded the area, which was sealed off with crime scene tape, and a handful of crime scene investigators were at work.

After daybreak Sunday, several uniformed officers stood near a disaster relief trailer parked at the building’s entrance, which appeared to be a sort of command center.

Some bystanders milled about, looking on at the scene.

It is also thought police are still looking for the gunman following the incident.

In an attempt to protect the crime scene police have erected a tent while forensic officers carry out their investigations.

Vasha Hunt, a photographer with the Opelika-Auburn News, was at the apartment complex and told AP by telephone early Sunday that authorities had set up a white tent there.

Police were photographed conversing together behind the taped-off scene as, later, rain began falling.

Hunt said many of those who initially gathered outside appeared to be residents waiting for permission to enter their apartments while several police cars and other vehicles were parked around the entrance.

Police also set up large lights illuminating the area and about a dozen police cars, ambulances and other emergency vehicles were photographed around the blocked-off entrance, he added.

Some other reports said students looking on at the scene appeared somber and that residents who showed identification were later let back into their apartments.

Police have said they will not be releasing any further information.

Ed Christian and LaDarius Phillips killed, Eric Mack Injured. Photo Credit: thebiglead.com
Suspect: Police are now on the hunt for Desmonte Leonard, 22, who cops say gunned down three people and wounded three others. Story Credit: Daily Mail / Photo Credit: AP
Shots fired: The shooting took place at University Heights, an off-campus housing complex for Auburn University. Story Credit: Daily Mail / Photo Credit: AP
Turquorius Vines, 23, who claims he attended the party where the shooting occurred, killing one of his friends in an apartment complex, stands outside the crime scene. Story Credit: Daily Mail / Photo Credit: AP
Residents have been prevented from leaving or entering the complex until police have made further investigations. Story Credit: Daily Mail / Photo Credit: AP

Junior Seau’s (Former San Diego Chargers) Family To Let Researchers Study His Brain

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Source & Full  Story Credit: CNN – Alan Duke – Chelsea J. Carter

Photos Credit: CNN

Posted: Friday May 4, 2012 @ 9:20 a.m PST

 

According to CNN,  Junior Seau’s family will let researchers study the former NFL linebacker’s brain for evidence of trauma, San Diego Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell said Friday.

Since news broke that the former Chargers linebacker killed himself Wednesday with a gunshot to the chest, there has been speculation about whether repeated hits to his head over his 20-year pro career could have been a contributing factor.

 

The family made the decision to allow the research in hopes it will help NFL players and others in the future, Mitchell said.

Tiki Barber on Junior Seau’s death

Seau’s family donates brain to science

Wire: Seau was an inspiration in the NFL

Family, friends mourn Junior Seau

 

The San Diego County medical examiner’s office on Thursday classified Seau’s death as a suicide, but said a final autopsy report may take up to 90 days to complete.

 

While there was no evidence Seau suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease brought on by multiple concussions, friends and family have stepped forward to say the legendary linebacker suffered a number of hits to the head during his career.

As a linebacker, he played “the most havoc-ridden position on the team. He suffered many concussions, so there is a strong sense that it played a role,” Mitchell, a pastor and Seau family friend, said Thursday.

 

Mitchell, who stood next to Seau’s grief-stricken mother as she faced a sea of cameras to discuss her son’s death, said the family had received calls from researchers asking to study his brain.

“Him taking the shot to the chest makes sense that he would want his head examined,” he said.

While Mitchell did not identify the researchers making the requests, among the institutions the family could donate Seau’s brain to is Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, the research center that found former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson suffered degenerative damage to his brain because of repeated hits.

Duerson committed suicide, shooting himself in the chest in 2011 and leaving a suicide note that said he wanted his brain studied for possible damage.

Seau’s death follows last month’s suicide of former Atlanta Falcons safety Ray Easterling, the lead plantiff in a class action lawsuit against the NFL over concussion-related injuries. The lawsuit names more than 1,000 professional players.

In both cases, Easterling and Duerson exhibited symptoms of repetitive head trauma: memory lapses, anger and deep depression, according to family and friends. And in both cases, researchers found signs of brain trauma.

More than 100 former professional football players added their names Thursday to the growing list of people suing the NFL, saying it “repeatedly refuted the connection between concussions and brain injury,” according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta by attorney Mike McGlamry.

The NFL has repeatedly dismissed the allegations, saying player safety is a priority. “Any allegation that the NFL intentionally sought to mislead players has no merit,” it said.

Seau does not appear to have participated in any of the pending lawsuits against the NFL.

CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, warned against drawing a conclusion in Seau’s case, though he said there were striking similarities between his death and other cases involving football players.

The only way to determine if Seau suffered CTE is to analyze the brain tissue for “hallmarks of the dementia-like disease,” Gupta said.

“We can’t know, unless Junior Seau’s” brain is analyzed in this way, whether his death was related to CTE, he said.

Though Seau had no reported documented history of concussions, Gupta said “the hits don’t necessarily result in diagnosed concussion, but the brain is rattled over and over again.”

Seau family friend Joe Gallagher said the former linebacker made a comment recently that appeared to indicate a possible issue.

“Junior had wanted to donate his brain to science to the study of concussive injuries,” he told CNN affiliate KGTVof San Diego.

Tim Abell, an actor and veteran’s advocate who conducted what is believed to be Seau’s last interview on Monday at a charity golf tournament, said he saw no indication that Seau was suicidal.

“He was so jovial and happy,” he said Friday on CNN’s “Starting Point.”

A Seau friend who was also at the tournament agreed.

“He seemed to be in a very good mood, lighthearted,” David Biber said.

 

Seau was drafted into the NFL in the first round in 1990 out of the University of Southern California. He debuted with the San Diego Chargers, establishing his Hall of Fame potential as a Pro Bowl staple.

He left San Diego before the 2003 season to join the Miami Dolphins and spent parts of the last four seasons with the New England Patriots before retiring in late 2011. Seau amassed 1,526 tackles, 56.5 sacks and 18 interceptions in his 20-season career.

 

Seau’s death rocked the Southern California city of San Diego, where he was a member of the 1994 Chargers — the only team in franchise history to make it to the Super Bowl.

 

His reputation as a fierce tackler — with a heart of gold for his community work — earned him admiration and a legion of fans.

Through most of his career he avoided negative publicity that plagued some in the NFL.

But in October 2010, he made headlines when he was charged with domestic violence after an incident with his girlfriend, and then hours after his arrest he drove off a cliff and crashed on the beach. Investigators later ruled the crash an accident, saying he fell asleep at the wheel.

On Wednesday, Seau made headlines again. His girlfriend, who had just returned home from a workout, found him in the bedroom of his home with a gun lying next to him, authorities said.

It is not clear if Seau left a note or an explanation.

In the hours before his death, Mitchell said he sent text messages to his ex-wife and their three children.

“They said simply, ‘I love you,” Mitchell told CNN. “They actually responded back to him with ‘Love you too, Dad.'”

Kim Kardashian And Reggie Bush Back Together? (Story & Link)

Blogged By: De De Tillman; Celebrity Blogger

Source:  New York Post – ivillage

Posted: Tuesday February 14, 2012 @ 6:12 pm PST

Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush were seen in Los Angeles.

KIM KARDASHIAN AND REGGIE BUSH

Tommie Harris (San Diego Chargers) Wife Ashley Dies Age 29

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Source: Yahoo –  Shut Down Corner – Maggie Hendricks

Photo Credit – Google -ballerwives.com

Posted: Monday February 13, 2012 @ 9:15 pm PST

TOMMIE HARRIS AND WIFE ASHLEY HARRIS

 

 

According to Shut Down Corner, San Diego Charger defensive tackle Tommie Harris lost his wife Ashley, who was 29. She was found unresponsive on Friday and passed away on Sunday. Doctors suspect a stroke or a brain aneurysm, but an official cause of death has not been determined.

Ashley and Tommie married in January. Their second child was born four months ago.

Before joining the San Diego Chargers, Harris spent seven years with the Chicago Bears. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that several of his Bears teammates flew to Oklahoma to be by his side. Not long after she passed away.

Derek Jeter And Minka Kelly Find Love Again In Paris? (Photo)

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Blog Source: Extra – People – Kevin O’Donnell and Peter Mikelbank

Photo Credit: Zimbio – Pacific Coast News

Posted: January 2, 2012 @ 10:10 am PST

Topic: Derek Jeter – Minka Kelly

Derek Jeter New York Yankees star Derek Jeter and his girlfriend, actress Minka Kelly, watch James Blake USA being beaten by Novak Djokovic SRB in 3 sets at the US Open 2010. The couple looked to be enjoying each other's company at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Queens, New York.

Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly might not be over after all.  According to Extra and People the 2 were seen in Paris for the holidays.

Five months after ending their relationship the couples seems to working things out.  A trip to Paris just might be what the couple needed to work things out.  Jeter 37, and Kelly 31.

Jeter is a slugger for the Yankees, Kelly an actress on Charlie’s Angeles.

“They looked much in love,” an observer tells PEOPLE. “They were always very, very close [and] very playful as a couple with each other.”

Dan Orlovsky (Colts Quarterback) & Tiffany Welcomes Triplets (Wedding Photo & Story Link)

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Blog Source: Sporting News – Daily Mail

Posted: Friday December 30, 2011 @ 1:56 pm PST

Topic: Dan Orlovsky -Tiffany Orlovsky

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Dan Orlovsky and his wife Tiffany welcomed triplet sons; Noah Patrick, Hunter Daniel and Madden Lesher were born Wednesday December 28, 2011; however, the triplets were born six weeks early.

According to Sporting News, “It is very similar to what everyone describes it as—it is a surreal feeling,” Orlovsky told reporters Thursday. “It was really emotional for my wife and I,  but we are very excited and we’re looking forward to it. It is an amazing  experience.”

The Orlovskys were married in 2009.

CLICK HERE:Dan Orlovsky and his wife Tiffany wedding photo plus more on the story