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NBA Player Charged with Murder

August 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Former NBA player Javaris crittenton is wanted for murder

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Dead NFL Player Dave Duerson would Not Have Qualified for Full Disability Benefits

May 4, 2011 Comments off

By ALAN SCHWARZ  Published: May 4, 2011

BOSTON — As the football world absorbs Monday’s news that Dave Duerson had the football-related brain damage he suspected before fatally shooting himself in February, an overlooked detail has emerged: had Duerson reached out for help via the N.F.L.’s disability plan, which he helped administer, his neurological injuries would not have qualified for a high level of benefit, if any at all.

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Serena Williams’ Stalker Arrested

May 3, 2011 Comments off

Your Black World Reports

Patenema Ouedraogo, Serena Williams’ 40-year-old stalker, was stopped by security guards Monday night when attempting to walk into Williams’ South Florida gated subdivision.

 

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NFL Player Gets in Trouble for Remarks about Bin Laden and Slavery

May 3, 2011 4 comments

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, YourBlackWorld.comScholarship in Action 

Rashard Mendenhall of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been taking heat lately for making comments that many believe are in support of Osama Bin Laden.  But rather than being supportive of Bin Laden, Mendenhall is simply stating that Americans are celebrating death just a little too much for his comfort:

"What kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side…" Mendenhall said on his Twitter account.

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Former NFL Player Shot Saturday Night

May 3, 2011 Comments off

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Former NFL player R.W. McQuarters was shot by a masked man Saturday in Tulsa, OK, according to police.  His injuries were non-life-threatening and the incident occurred as he was leaving a friend’s home.

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NFL Star Was Found to Have Had Serious Brain Injury When He Killed Himself

May 2, 2011 Leave a comment

 

BOSTON — The suicide of the former Chicago Bears star Dave Duerson became more alarming Monday morning, when Boston University researchers announced that Duerson’s brain had developed the same trauma-induced disease recently found in more than 20 deceased players.

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Accused NFL Star Albert Haynesworth: “I Don’t Even Like Black Girls”

May 1, 2011 5 comments

 

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, YourBlackWorld.comScholarship in Action 

It looks like Washington Redskins star Albert Haynesworth is having even more problems beyond the ones that led to the Redskins taking him off the field.  Haynesworth has been accused of fondling a young waitress at the W Hotel.  The government offered him a plea bargain, but he’s not taking it.

The prosecution sent a letter to Haynesworth’s attorneys offering to drop the sexual abuse charge against Haynesworth if he would agree to plead guilty to one count of simple sexual assault.  His attorneys have turned down the offer and said they look forward to their day in court.

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