The first selection by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL draft was former Heisman Trophy winner and Florida State Quarterback Jameis Winston. It was no surprise to many analysts who predicted Winston would be chosen due to his superior athletic talent. Undoubtedly, Winston is a gifted athlete, but he also comes with a tremendous amount of baggage.
Winston was accused of rape by a classmate, who is now suing him and Florida State University. While he was exonerated by local prosecutors and the university, the investigation, which was spearheaded by a police officer with ties to the Florida State athletic program, was a total sham. The New York Times discovered that Winston was never questioned by authorities, nor was he asked to provide a DNA sample. Even worse, a teammate's video of the incident was never subpoenaed by law enforcement officials. In her lawsuit, the alleged victim, Erica Kinsman, maintains that Winston falsely imprisoned, raped and assaulted her in an off-campus apartment in 2012. As evidence, the medical report cited her bruised knees and discovered semen on Kinsman's body.
The detailed lawsuit also included multiple witness statements verifying Kinsman's charges against Winston. According to David Weinstein, a former federal prosecutor, Kinsman's chances of prevailing in a trial are "good," due to the amount of specific information included in the lawsuit. Kinsman's attorney, John Klune, believes that Winston is "an entitled athlete who believes he can take what he wants. He took something here that he was not entitled to and he hurt someone." Due to overwhelming evidence, it is likely that Winston will settle out of court in an attempt to limit a potential public relations nightmare. more >>
As the race for the NHL Stanley Cup continues, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild continue their head-to-head battle as they meet in Game 2 of their Western Conference series.
The match is on May 3, 2015 at 8:30 PM ET and to be played at the United Center.
Many considered this series to be an intense one as a veteran team in the Blackhawks are faced with a surging squad in the Wild. more >>
Trying to get a 2-0 series advantage, the Tampa Bay Lightning play the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference match-up in the NHL Stanley Cup.
The match is on May 3, 2015 at 6:00 PM ET.
Both teams came off bruising matches in their first round of competition as the Canadiens faced the Ottawa Senators and defeated them 4-2 in the series. more >>
Two of the top teams in the Western Conference collide as the Golden State Warriors host the Memphis Grizzlies at the Oracle Arena in Game 1 of the semi-finals of the NBA Playoffs.
The match is on May 3, 2015 at 3:30 PM ET.
Both teams are considered as heavy title contenders heading into the playoffs as the Warriors boast an offensive arsenal unmatched and stout defensive presence that stifles their opponents, while the Grizzlies are led by veteran players who are known for their grinding play that frustrates even the best teams. more >>
In one of the most highly-competitive series in the NBA Playoffs so far, the Los Angeles Clippers and the San Antonio Spurs meet at Staples Center in Game 7 of their Western Conference battle, with the winner advancing to the next round.
The match is on May 2, 2015 at 8:00 PM ET.
Heading into Game 6, the Spurs were only one win away from advancing as they held a 3-2 series lead over the Clippers. more >>
Tomorrow, there will be a boxing match that many people will call the fight of the decade. The match is between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, two of boxing's biggest names. In this funny commercial, you can see the hype of one of them getting ready for the fight.
The hype of this fight has been building for quite some time now. It's probably known as one of the most anticipated fights of all time. 38-year-old Mayweather is currently undefeated in the ring and many are saying that Pacquiao will be his biggest challenge yet! Both of these men are great boxers and it is something every fan has been dreaming of.
In this video, Pacquiao, who is 36, has began filming some promotional ads for Foot Locker to build even more excitement for impending showdown. He is showing his excitement by being silly and making people laugh on television. It doesn't seem like something you would usually see from a boxer before a big match, but he certainly seems lighthearted and silly in this funny ad. more >>