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November 29, 2021

NFL Quarterback Calls on WSJ to Correct Covid ‘Disinformation’

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wants to set the record straight about his recent toe injury, dismissing claims that he had a condition known as “COVID toe.”

Rodgers told reporters he had a fractured toe and demanded an apology from The Wall Street Journal, which published a story claiming that his toe injury was a medical condition brought on by his recent COVID-19 diagnosis.

The Journal story, Aaron Rodgers Doesn’t Just Have Any Toe Injury. He Has COVID Toe, cited remarks Rodgers made in an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday, wherein he joked with the host, saying that he “didn’t have any lingering effects other than COVID toe.”

The quarterback said he was disappointed in the media’s coverage of his flippant remarks.

During a Zoom news conference, Rodgers said he expected an apology from the Journal, adding he did “get a kick out of reading that article.”

“I’m glad you asked just so I could show you the lesions of my foot here, so if I have enough room on this camera, let me see if I can,” Rodgers said, lifting his left foot to the camera. “Oh, there’s no lesions whatsoever. Oh, what a surprise.”

“That’s actually called disinformation when you perpetuate false information about an individual. I have a fractured toe,” Rodgers added.

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Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers says his toe is fractured, puts bare foot in front of camera to clear up COVID toe ‘disinformation’

November 7, 2021

NFL Hall of Famer repays $600k in welfare fraud case

NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre repaid $600,000 to the state of Mississippi after he improperly received welfare funds as part of an extensive fraud scheme.

State Auditor Shad White’s office sent letters to 10 individuals last month, demanding repayment of tens of millions of dollars connected to the scheme.

White told the New York Times that while the Hall of Fame quarterback repaid $600,000, he still owes $228,000 in interest.

“If Mr. Favre does not repay the full amount within 30 days of our demand, the attorney general will be responsible for enforcing the payment of the interest and has the option to file suit,” White said.

According to the Times, Favre received $1.1 million in welfare funds between December 2017 and June 2018. Mississippi allowed lawmakers to use millions of dollars in welfare funds for football tickets, religious concerts, lobbyists, and fitness programs. The state’s nonprofit Community Education Center paid Favre for speaking appearances that never took place.

WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase and his son, Ted DiBiase Jr., were also ordered by White to repay the $4.6 million they received through the scheme. DiBiase Sr. was known as “The Million Dollar Man” during his time as a professional wrestler with the WWE.

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Brett Favre Repays $600,000 in Mississippi Welfare Fraud Case

November 4, 2021

Raiders release Henry Ruggs III following fatal DUI crash, felony charges

The Las Vegas Raiders released wide receiver Henry Ruggs III following a fatal DUI crash that left a 23-year-old woman and her dog dead. Prosecutors say Ruggs was driving 156 mph with a blood alcohol content twice Nevada’s legal limit before he slammed into the rear of a Toyota RAV4 that went ablaze.

Ruggs, 22, appeared before a judge during his initial court appearance on Wednesday for the felony charges of driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death and reckless driving.

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Joe M. Bonaventure said he was troubled by his initial review of the case, adding that in his 16-year career, he had never heard of a crash involving such a high rate of speed. He set Ruggs’ bail at $150,000 — though prosecutors requested $1 million — with home confinement, electronic monitoring, no alcohol, no driving, and the surrender of his passport.

Tina O. Tintor was the name of the Las Vegas woman who died with her dog in the fiery wreck. Records show she lived just several blocks away from the crash on a busy thoroughfare in a residential area west of the Las Vegas strip.

Prosecutor Eric Bauman said airbag computer records showed that Ruggs’ Corvette decelerated from 156 mph to 127 mph before it slammed into Tintor’s RAV4 at about 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, rupturing the vehicle’s fuel tank and igniting a fireball.

The Raiders released Ruggs, a first-round draft pick in 2020, just hours after the crash and shortly after he was released from a hospital and booked into jail.

Rugs is due in court again on Nov. 10.

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Henry Ruggs III drove 156 mph seconds before fatal car crash, prosecutors say

October 13, 2021

Leaked emails show Jon Gruden called Biden a ‘clueless p—’

Recently published emails of former Las Vegas Raiders coach and NFL broadcaster Jon Gruden mocked then-Vice President Biden in 2011, calling him a “clueless p—.”

A trove of Gruden’s emails were obtained and reviewed by The New York Times, which published the details on Monday evening.

Gruden resigned from a multiyear, $100 million contract to coach the Raiders after his emails were detailed in the Times. Other correspondences showed Gruden denouncing the hiring of women referees and criticism of kneeling during the national anthem.

“I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction,” Gruden said in a statement. “Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone.”

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Emails show Jon Gruden called Biden a ‘clueless p—-‘

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