Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, was arrested Thursday evening in Gwinnett County and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Gwinnett police stopped Babineaux, 28, and another man, 25-year-old Aaron Robinson of Minneapolis, about 10:45 p.m. Thursday as they drove north on I-85 in Babineaux’s 2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT. An officer searched the SUV after he noticed the distinct odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and found a total of 40 grams of the drug in three separate bags.
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My favorite ex-Falcons player, quarterback Michael Vick has overcome yet another legal battle recently. An 8th Circuit appeals court has ruled that player can keep $16.22 million in bonuses that the Atlanta Falcons tried to reclaim after he was suspended for participating in a dogfighting ring. Continue Reading…
Check out three photos of former Chicago baseball player Sammy Sosa throughout the years. The first photo is Sammy as a rookie and the one on the far right is Sammy now. Do you notice a difference?? Well apparently in the aftermath of all that steroids controversy, Sammy’s not quite comfortable in his own skin. According to a close friend of Sosa’s this is just a freak reaction to a process we women go through all the time… 😕
He is going through a rejuvenation process for his skin,” [Rebecca] Polihronis said. “Women have it all of the time. He was surprised he came out looking so white. I thought it was a body double. Part of (the photo appearance) is just the lighting.
“He is in the middle of doing a cleansing process to his skin. The picture is deceiving. He said, ‘If you saw me in person, you would be surprised. When you see me in person, it is not going to seem like the picture.'”
Sosa has also added his own explanation as to why his skin appears so much lighter in the recent photograph.? In an interview with Spanish speaking Univision reporter Tony Dandrades Tuesday on the program “Primer Impacto,” Sosa answered questions about how and why he desired to change his appearance. He was also asked if Michael Jackson was the inspiration for his new look: Continue Reading…
Grammy award winner and another of my personal favs, Mary J. Blige, opened the 6th and final game of the 2009 World Series with her rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Mary’s hometeam, the New York Yankees claimed victory over the Phillies in a 7 to 3 win. I’m sure the players may have had a lil bit to do with it but was it a coincidence that Mary blessed the game with her vocals? Hmmmm….I think not.
Video of Mary J. Blige singing the national anthem below: Continue Reading…
In yet another move that says “f*ck you” to all the haters, former Falcon’s quarterback Michael Vick has reached a deal with BET for an eight-part documentary series that will delve into his live from childhood through his prison term and into the present.
The show, entitled The Michael Vick Project, will trail the football player on his controversial comeback with the Philadelphia Eagles while also examining his troubled childhood and legal troubles stemming from his infamous 2007 arrest for running a dog fighting ring.
On the new docu-series, Vick explains:
?I just want people to really get to know me as an individual. What I want to do is change the perception of me. I am a human being. I?ve made some mistakes in the past, and I wish it had never happened. But it?s not about how you fall, but about how you pick yourself up.?
I’m happy for him and will definitely be supporting his endeavors. The show is set to premiere in early 2010 and the Vick haters are already busy. Check out what PETA has to say below: Continue Reading…
Via The Smoking Gun:
Meet Plaxico Burress. The former New York Giants receiver posed this week for the below New York State Department of Correctional Services mug shot after he began serving a two-year prison sentence. Burress, 32, pleaded guilty last month to felony charges stemming from an accidental shooting last year at a Manhattan nightclub.
The “accidental shooting” involved Plaxico carrying a concealed weapon in the club which slid out of his waistband and down his leg. In an attempt to secure the weapon, Plaxico inadvertently grabbed the trigger, causing the gun to fire and subsequently shooting himself in the leg. I believe that it was the events that followed the shooting and not the shooting itself that actually led to his 2 year prison sentence.
Plaxico was treated and released from a New York hospital and turned himself in to authorities the following day. Once it was noted that the Police hadn’t been notified by neither the club or the hospital that treated Plaxico’s injuries, NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg was so outraged that he urged that Burress be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, saying that any punishment short of the minimum 3? years for unlawful carrying of a handgun would be “a mockery of the law”. (via Plaxico’s Wikipedia)
Fast forward to today and you have Plaxico Burress in jail for shooting himself in the leg. Was justice served? I dunno. I just hate to see another Black athlete jailed over some bullsh*t.