NFL star Adrian Peterson has been indefinitely banned from the game and attending or participating in any Vikings games; Peterson has also lost endorsements from several sponsors.
The Vikings originally allowed Peterson to participate in games and practices while his child abuse case in Texas continued. However, the team came under intense scrutiny for that decision by fans and sponsors, who threatened to pull support for the entire franchise if Peterson was allowed to continue playing. Now, though, the Vikings have changed their minds and decided to bench Peterson indefinitely while the case continues.
"While we were trying to make a balanced decision yesterday, after further reflection we have concluded that this resolution is best for the Vikings and Adrian," Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf said in a statement. "We want to be clear: we have a strong stance regarding the protection and welfare of children, and we want to be sure we get this right. At the same time we want to express our support for Adrian and acknowledge his seven-plus years of outstanding commitment to this organization and this community." more >>
Tim Tebow officially reported for duty for his first day as "Good Morning America" anchor in the segment "Motivate Me Monday."
Tebow, 27, may no longer be a quarterback in the NFL, but that does not stop him from working. The Christian athlete appeared in the new "Motivate Me Monday" segment where he shared an inspirational story with the ABC audience that tuned in at the start of the work week.
The athlete seemed overjoyed to be able to take on the job where he was welcomed on set by the likes of ABC anchors George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts. more >>
I don't know what's worse, Ravens football player Ray Rice knocking his then fiancée, now wife, unconscious in an elevator, the NFL protecting him, or women defending Rice for punching "an unarmed woman." All of the above are equally repugnant. But a woman, saying Rice's wife Janay Palmer deserved it, is disturbing.
"She hit him first and any woman who hits a man deserves to be hit," described a woman interviewed by NBC News. The woman was describing the video of Rice knocking out Janay in response to her slapping his body in an elevator of the Revel Hotel in Atlantic City. So, it was okay for Rice to respond by whacking Janay in the head unconscious and then drag her by her feet like a slaughtered animal out of the elevator?
"Why is it that the victimizer becomes the victim? Why is it that we want to protect these men? What is it about our society? What is it about us, as women, that we feel a need to protect them?" Robin Givens explained on the Today Show about her abusive marriage with professional boxer Mike Tyson. more >>
Robert Griffin III attended a press conference discussing Sunday's football game where the Redskins quarterback appeared to have turned his Jesus-themed shirt inside-out.
Ahead of a press conference about the ankle injury he sustained during Sunday's match against the Jacksonville Jaguars, RGIII donned a blue t-shirt that read "Know Jesus Know Peace." However, once the press event was underway, the NFL star's shirt was turned-inside out so that the Christian message was unreadable. One reporter for the Washington Post even tweeted a side-by-side comparison of RGIII before and during the press conference.
Following the unusual appearance, questions arose as to why the outspoken Christian athlete would turn his T-shirt inside-out. Later that day, Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter Michael Phillips offered an explanation for the incident, implying that RGIII's shirt was not a Nike product and therefore is was banned from public appearances. Furthermore, RGIII has been fined in the past for wearing non-Nike apparel. more >>
The Miami Heat probably won't be the same without LeBron James, who decided to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the free agency season. Still, there's Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh to take the helm as the team's identity but it would seem that Dwayne Wade is still far from being the team's best player.
That honor might just go to Chris Bosh this season, having to make the calls during matches and overall just being the voice of the team.
Bosh almost made a deal to play with the Houston Rockets but the Heat just managed to be persuasive enough to sign him in for the season. more >>
Michael Schumacher, the former Formula One champion, has left the University Hospital of Lausanne in Switzerland and is now heading for home to continue his recovery program.
The racer's manager, Sabine Kehm, confirmed the news on Tuesday, saying that the F1 legend has still have to tread a long way to recovery.
"Considering the severe injuries he suffered, progress has been made in the past weeks and months," Kehm said in a statement. "There is still, however, a long and difficult road ahead." more >>