The former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader and high school teacher who pled guilty in October to having a sexual relationship with a student will have a new accessory as part of her wardrobe because of a parole violation in January. Sarah Jones reportedly will have to wear an electronic monitoring device after breaking a condition of her plea deal in which she could not leave her native Kentucky without her parole officer’s permission.
Via FOX 19:
According to Kenton County court documents, the parole officer was made aware that Jones was in Cincinnati on Jan. 29, 2013, to do a radio interview on 700 WLW. The interview was related to Jones’ involvement in the sex charges against her and her recent civil case against the website, thedirty.com.Jones is permitted to be in Ohio for work and school purposes only. She currently works for her attorney, Eric Deters, and attends classes at the University of Cincinnati.
Why is Jay Cutler despised? Cutler was named to Forbes’ list of the most disliked athletes in America yesterday. His company on that list includes Michael Vick, Metta World Peace, Manti Te’o, Tiger Woods, and Lance Armstrong.
What has Cutler done to earn his place among the loathed? The answer, in short: He’s engaged to one of the most hated reality show cast members of all time. Whom he proposed to via text message.
As fiancée Kristin Cavallari of Hills fame told E! News:
“It was so silly. I was in the airport, leaving Chicago. We had just spent however many days together and we were texting and somehow it came up, like, ‘Oh, shall we get married?’ We’re like, ‘Yeah, OK.’ And then he sent my ring in the mail. So I actually had my ring sitting at home for a couple of weeks before I put it on.”
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman has agreed to attempt to recreate Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album cover for ESPN The Magazine’s Music Issue. Nothing much more is needed here.
Think of the NFL wide receivers you might consider “as good as” the Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson. Andre Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Brandon Marshall, maybe Roddy White.
What about Titus Young?
That’s a rhetorical question, of course, but it seems the now-ex Lions receiver, cut from the team Monday, was serious last December during a conversation with his high school football coach.
Courtesy of the Detroit Free Press:
E.C. Robinson, Young’s high school coach, said Young came to his house on Christmas and the two talked about his problems with the Lions.
“He did tell me he thought he was just as good Megatron,” Robinson recalled late last month. “I said, ‘Titus, come on.’ I said, ‘Come on, man. Who you talking to?’ I said, ‘Come on, you’re as good as that guy? This guy is the real deal.’ And he really believes this. And he was sincere about it. ‘Ah man, I’m better than him.’ I said, ‘No, you’re not. Be real, man. Come on.’ So I don’t know, I’m hoping for the best for him.”
Young was drafted with the 43rd overall pick in 2011, ahead of the likes of Torrey Smith (No. 58) and Randall Cobb (No. 64). To think Young hasn’t even reached the level of those receivers in his draft class must be so disappointing to Lions general manager Martin Mayhew.
In a Super Bowl that featured a “blackout,” a near brawl and an intentional safety, it is only fitting that for the first time in its history the Vince Lombardi Trophy was lost.
According to NFL.com, Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh admitted to reporters that for a short time Sunday night, the Ravens had misplaced the trophy they had been working for all season.
“We hadn’t seen this [trophy] since last night,” Harbaugh said. “We thought we lost it.”
During this past week’s Super Bowl festivities Lil Wayne participated in the DirecTV Beach Bowl event and was not pleased with an incident. Wayne was apparently bumped by a cameraman and immediately went off.
“Look at me, motherf*cker. Look at me when you apologize.”
Baltimore Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones returning the longest kickoff in Super Bowl history, a grand total of 108 yards.
While the score increased Baltimore’s lead to twenty-two points, it scored some bigger numbers for some lucky individuals who bought furniture at a local furniture store:The owners of a local furniture company that declared free goods if the Ravens returned a kick for a touchdown at the start of the game or just after halftime found themselves having to make good after Jones did just that.
Gardiners Furniture, a Baltimore company, offered customers the throwdown, saying if such a kick return happened, all furniture bought between Jan. 31 and 3 p.m. on game day would be free.
Kasee Lehrl, the store’s advertising and marketing manager, said Sunday night that she couldn’t believe it when she saw Jones booking down the field and into the end zone.
“We’re obviously thrilled,” she said. “So exciting”.
This is the third year the store has run such a promotion. Since such a kick return hasn’t happened in nearly 50 years, Lehrl said, the store owners figured they were pretty safe. But they took out an insurance policy — just in case.
At the end of the day, nearly $600,000 of furniture was given away and the only losers ended up being, the insurance company.
Just like other athletes that won championships before him, Joe Flacco follows the trend of gifting expensive bottles of Crown Royal (w personalized embroidered bag) to his teammates.
“The last month has been an incredible journey and I can’t imagine a better group of guys to take it with,” said Flacco. “We were able to keep winning because we played as a team, so I wanted a special way to say thanks to everyone for their hard work and dedication. Giving them these specially embroidered bags with Crown Royal Extra Rare will give Ray and the guys something smooth to sip on when they sit back and reflect on how much we’ve accomplished together.”
While everyone is always going crazy over the Super Bowl ads that aired nationally, I choose to focus on this Will Ferrell’s Old Milwaukee spot that aired in three markets. It played in Glendive, Montana, Sherman, Texas and Ardmore, Oklahoma.Bar Refaeli eat your heart out.
Joe Flacco dropped several long passes into the arms of his receivers during Super Bowl XLVII, and then capped off his MVP performance with one final bomb that CBS would rather he not complete. An f-bomb.
It appears that the NFL Network was not okay with the results from Super Bowl XXLVII and preferred that the San Francisco 49ers would be the Super Bowl winners rather than the Baltimore Ravens. It’s okay, it’s only the biggest game of your league.
A San Francisco 49ers super fan fell victim to a Super Bowl ticket scam, only to have her dream come true when local media outlets picked up on her plight.
Sharon Osgood, a 49ers season ticket holder from the Bay Area, arranged to pay $5,900 for four tickets advertised online. The seller claimed to be a Baltimore Ravens season ticket holder missing the championship because his wife was pregnant, the Mercury News reports.
But when the tickets came via FedEx, Osgood was stunned to find only a piece of paper that read:
ENJOY THE GAME!!!! GOO RAVENS!!! LOL
Word is this guy got to kiss Bar Refaeli 65 times and got paid for it. If they needed a schlub for this GoDaddy Super Bowl commercial they should’ve asked me. I would have done it for free.
How does one celebrate a new contract? If you’re New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton you do what I would do and head to the Playboy Super Bowl party.
(1) BALTIMORE + 3 1/2 VS SF
(2) FIRST QUARTER BALTIMORE + 1/2 VS SF
(3) FIRST HALF BALTIMORE + 2 1/2 VS SF
Kwame Harris, a former NFL offensive tackle, made a pretrial appearance in court Monday on charges that he assaulted a former boyfriend in a disagreement over soy sauce and underwear. Harris, who played five seasons for the San Francisco 49ers (2003-07) and one for the Oakland Raiders (2008), is charged with felony counts of domestic violence causing great bodily injury and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury from an incident which occurred in August.
The victim, Dimitri Geier, who was romantically involved with Harris prior to the altercation but not when it occurred, also has filed a civil suit.
According to court documents, Harris and Geier were at Su Hong restaurant in Menlo Park when “Plaintiff (Geier) put soy sauce on a plate of rice, which upset Defendant (Harris).”
The documents continue to state the following:
“Defendant argued with Plaintiff over the incident for approximately seven minutes and then proceeded to exit the restaurant. Plaintiff stayed inside the restaurant and continued eating. A few minutes later, Defendant returned and informed Plaintiff he would not drive him to the airport and informed Plaintiff that he was going to throw Plaintiff’sbelongings out of his (Defendants’) car. Plaintiff agreed to take a cab to the airport and informed Defendant that he would remove his belongings from Defendant’scar.While exiting the restaurant, Defendant began to push Plaintiff and tried to pull Plaintiff’s pants down, accusing Plaintiff of stealing his (Defendant’s) underwear. Plaintiff tried to leave the restaurant and Defendant followed Plaintiff into the parking lot outside, where the Defendant continued to push Plaintiff and attempted to pull Plaintiff’s pants down.”The document also states that Harris is accused of punching Geier in the head as well, breaking several bones in his face.
Harris faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.
Torrey Smith has had a pretty incredible past week. First he celebrated his 24th birthday with a very lifelike cake of himself, and this coming Sunday he will be playing in Super Bowl XLVII. Torrey recently tweeted out a picture of his birthday cake.
There are few reasons why getting into a fight at the Pro Bowl makes absolutely no sense.
The Pro Bowl is in Hawaii. What can make anyone want to fight in Hawaii?
The Pro Bowl is a meaningless game, meaning there are no sides to root for. You’re just there to take pictures of your favorite players and hope to be entertained.
And finally, it’s the Pro Bowl. Settle down!
It’s almost that time of year, when the rest of the world watches sexy, nonsensical Super Bowl commercials in order to reacquaint itself with the supermodels we know and love. Cue the Kate Upton Super Bowl Mercedes-Benz is leaked.
With the national spotlight shining on the Super Bowl-bound Baltimore Ravens this week, linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is apparently hoping to divert some attention off the gridiron. Just hours after Baltimore’s AFC championship win, Ayanbadejo directed an e-mail to marriage equality advocates asking how he could utilize the increased Super Bowl media to help support same-sex marriage.
Writing at 3:40 a.m. on Monday morning, Ayanbadejo asked gay rights advocate Brian Ellner and Michael Skolnik, political director to Russell Simmons, whether there was “anything I can do for marriage equality or anti-bullying over the next couple of weeks to harness this Super Bowl media.”
Later dubbing the note his “Jerry Maguire email,” a reference to the late-night mission statement penned by Tom Cruise’s character in the eponymous 1996 sports flick, Ayanbadejo told Bruni: “I got to thinking about all kinds of things, and I thought: how can we get our message out there?”
Throughout his week, Ayanbadejo has been – and will be – talking to gay-rights advocates about how to seize this moment. For example, he’s been swapping emails with Hudson Taylor, the founder and executive director of Athlete Ally, a group dedicated to ridding sports at all levels – high school, college, professional – of homophobia.
Ayanbadejo’s ultimate goal is contingent on the outcome of the Super Bowl. His hope, he told Bruni, is that a Ravens’ Super Bowl victory gets him an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime talk show, where he can discuss gay rights and “bust a move with her.”
This isn’t the first time a missive about the Ravens linebacker’s outspoken stance on same-sex marriage has garnered national media attention. In September, leading up to Maryland’s ballot initiative on the issue, a Baltimore County politician asked Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti to silence Ayanbadejo and urge him to “concentrate on football.”
In response to that letter, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe – who has also received widespread attention for his views on gay rights – penned an expletive-heavy letter of his own supporting Ayanbadejo’s right to free expression.
Jim Irsay is upholding his mantle as the NFL’s most eccentric owner in other ways, like mailing $8,500 in cash to a Twitter follower who guessed the final score of the AFC championship to within one point.
The Indianapolis Colts owner tweeted on Sunday that he’d give $8,500 to whoever could predict the score of the Ravens-Patriots game to within one point. A follower named Jason did just that, calling a 27-14 Baltimore win. When the game ended with a 28-13 count, Irsay sent him direct message asking for his address.
Two days later, Jason says a FedEx envelope arrived with a signed note from Irsay and the winnings in cash. He took a photograph of both.
Congratulations again on winning a Twitter Contest! Enclosed you will find your prize which consists of $8,500.00. Please continue to follow me on Twitter and thank you for your continued support.
Hundreds of jokes have been told about JaMarcus Russell. This is not one of them: He’s planning a comeback to the NFL.
Yahoo! Sports reported Tuesday night that the 2007 No. 1 overall pick, one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history, is down from the 320 pounds he weighed last fall and is working out hard — all in hopes that he could land an NFL gig.
“My first year out, I couldn’t watch football, but after a while I couldn’t keep the TV off. I got that itchy feeling, but now I gotta watch it, gotta watch,” Russell said. “The last few years, the things going through my life, football is my job, and it is how I feed my family. People would say I didn’t love the game, but that pisses me off. People don’t know the real you, but I want people to know the real me and see what I can do.
“People are always saying that I’m a bust. I want show them I’m not. I’m committed to this now.”
Apparently, Russell means it this time. A robust team of trainers and advisers that includes Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk, former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia and former NFL wide receiver Mike Clayton will work as part of a team set on getting Russell a second chance at the NFL.
Tyrann Mathieu is no longer the “Honey Badger,” just a former college football player hoping to get a shot at the NFL. That’s what the former Heisman Trophy finalist is saying, anyway, as he tries to rebuild his reputation following a dismissal from LSU last August for failing multiple drug tests and an arrest for marijuana possession in October.
“I think at LSU, the Honey Badger (person) came to an abrupt end,” Mathieu said Monday while watching some of his former teammates practice for this week’s Senior Bowl. “I definitely want to do it the right way this time.”
Mathieu, whose All-American season at cornerback in 2011 helped lift LSU to the BCS National Championship Game, left Baton Rouge following the October arrest and went to South Florida, where former teammate and current Arizona Cardinal Patrick Peterson has been helping him get his life back on track.
Up until that point, Mathieu – who went through rehab in Houston last fall – was hoping to perhaps re-join LSU next season. Instead, the marijuana relapse and subsequent arrest essentially ended any chance of resuming his college career.
“I had to take myself out of that situation, out of that environment being around those kinds of people and really start hanging around positive people and are doing what I want to do in my life, which is to be a professional football player,” he said. “I feel real good about myself right now.”
Mathieu, who was already a shaky NFL prospect because of his height (5-foot-9), knows he has done significant damage to his draft status but is hoping an NFL team will allow him to rekindle the big play potential he showed at LSU as a ballhawking defender and scintillating kick returner. Though Mathieu is not a participant in Senior Bowl activities, he said he was hoping to meet with NFL teams this week.
“I think people will be (skeptical), and they have every right to do that,” he said. “I’m not (expecting) people trusting me. Trust takes time, especially when you have done a lot of things for people not to trust you. It may take two years, five years or until I’m 30 years old but the truth is I’m doing the right things and I’m looking forward to being a football player.”
Alicia Keys will be singing at the Super Bowl, CBS and the NFL announced. The Grammy winner will belt the national anthem in New Orleans on Feb. 3, which sets the stage for a dual-divas duel: Keys at kickoff and Beyonce at halftime.
It will be Keys’ third time on the Super Bowl stage, the most by any performer in the game’s history. In 2005, she sang America the Beautiful with 150 students from the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind and returned three years later to perform as part of the pregame show.