The St. Louis Police Officers Association is calling for the St. Louis Rams to apologize after some of its players publicly started their game by making a statement in support of slain teenager Michael Brown who was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer.
Rams players Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, Chris Givens and Kenny Britt walked onto the field Sunday with their hands raised, mimicking the gestures made by those protesting 18-year-old Brown's death. Although the Rams won the game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, the police association was "profoundly disappointed" in the actions of the NFL players' form of silent protest before the big game.
"The gesture has become synonymous with assertions that Michael Brown was innocent of any wrongdoing and attempting to surrender peacefully when Wilson, according to some now-discredited witnesses, gunned him down in cold blood," the police association said in a statement, according to CNN. more >>
After the epic showdown between Team Authority and Team Cena in WWE's Survivor Series last week, a few wrestling stars who haven't been seen in a while came back to celebrate Team Cena's win. There was Daniel Bryan, who made his triumphant return as the manager of Raw for one night. And then there was Sgt. Slaughter, who tried to get Lana and Rusev to say the Pledge of Allegiance with him.
But one star who won't be coming back anytime soon to WWE is CM Punk. On Nov. 27, the former wrestler told Colt Cabana on his "Art of Wrestling" podcast that he had been cleared to fight without seeing the doctors first, and that he was fired from the WWE on his wedding day.
CM Punk, whose real name is Phil Brooks, revealed to Cabana that the wrestling organization didn't give a serious thought to his injuries and allowed him to compete without seeing a doctor first. more >>
The wife of NFL player Ray Rice, who was knocked unconscious by her then-fiancé in an Atlantic City elevator, says the assault last February was part of God's divine plan to raise awareness for domestic abuse in America.
Although Janay Rice, formerly Janay Palmer during the time of the attack, told The Today Show's Matt Lauer on Monday that her physical altercation with Ray was just a one-time occurrence, she firmly believes that God used her and her now-husband as tools to raise awareness for the women that suffer from that kind of physical abuse on a regular basis.
"I feel like God chose me and Ray for a reason," Rice said. "It was definitely to bring awareness to what people are going through every day. more >>
Pilar Sanders has accused Oprah Winfrey of supporting child abuse after the media maven's company reportedly removed videos alleging that Deion Sanders was abusing his children.
Deion "Prime Time" Sanders, the 47-year-old NFL Hall-of-Famer, is continuing to go through a tough time with his ex-wife Pilar while appearing with their children and his producer girlfriend Tracey Edmonds in the OWN Network show, "Deion's Family Playbook."
After Pilar posted a link of a YouTube recording where her daughter with Deion tells her mother that the ex-NFL star assaulted their children, the link was reportedly removed by OWN networks. more >>
Janay Rice has spoken out about the infamous assault at the hands of her NFL free agent husband Ray Rice, and now her mother is publicly speaking about her daughter becoming a face of domestic violence.
Rice, 29, was previously suspended indefinitely from the NFL when a video surfaced of him knocking his now-wife Janay Rice unconscious. However, that suspension was officially lifted Friday when Rice won his appeal.
Janay and her mother Candy Palmer spoke to journalist Matt Lauer of "The Today Show" about the impact of being assaulted by her husband. In the video of the assault, Ray is seen standing over his now wife after knocking her unconscious. more >>
On Tuesday, former NBA star Charles Barkley offered his opinion about the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.
"The true story came out from the grand jury testimony," Barkley told Mike Missanelli, host on Philadelphia radio station 97.5. "Key forensic evidence and several black witnesses that supported Officer Darren Wilson's story," he continued. "I can't believe anything I hear on television anymore. And, that's why I don't like talking about race issues with the media anymore, because they (the media) love this stuff, and lead people to jump to conclusions. The media shouldn't do that. They never do that when black people kill each other."
Barkley is known for being controversial. In 2013, he notably said he agreed with the verdict handed down in the George Zimmerman case after Zimmerman was found not guilty of killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The case, much like the Michael Brown case, divided the country and brought up the topic of race relations as well. more >>