Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Seven years after winning a women's record five Olympic track and field medals and snagging multimillion-dollar endorsement deals, Marion Jones is almost broke. The sprinter is heavily in debt, fighting off court judgments, and down to a bank balance of about $2,000, according to recent court records reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. Last year a bank foreclosed on her $2.5 million mansion in an area of Chapel Hill, N.C., where Michael Jordan was a neighbor. She was also forced to sell two other properties, including her mother's house, to raise money. Jones's financial woes were revealed in a 168-page deposition in a breach-of-contract suit she filed in Dallas against veteran track coach Dan Pfaff. Pfaff countersued and won a judgment against Jones for about $240,000 in unpaid training fees and legal expenses. Legal bills have plagued Jones since 2003, when suspicions of drug use emerged and she was linked to the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative after a federal raid. Last year, a Jones urine sample tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug EPO. Although she was cleared when a backup sample tested negative, she missed at least five major international meets, forfeiting an estimated $300,000 in appearance and performance fees. (Boston Globe)
Friday, June 22, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Less than 24 hours after Tiger Woods finished second at the U.S. Open on Father's Day, his wife gave birth to their first child, a daughter. He announced Monday night on his Web site that Sam Alexis Woods was born early Monday morning. (ESPN)
Monday, June 18, 2007
Suspended NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones was being sought by police for questioning about a shooting early Monday involving members of his entourage after a fight at an Atlanta strip club. After everyone involved left the strip club -- the three people in one car, and Jones and his entourage in three other cars -- someone in Jones' group shot at the car, and the others returned fire. One person who was outside the vehicles and not involved in the dispute was injured by debris in the
shooting and was treated by emergency medical technicians.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
The NBA Finals continue to draw far fewer viewers than last year. The San Antonio Spurs' 75-72 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night received a 6.4 national rating and an 11 share on ABC, down 20 percent from the 8.0/14 for last year's Game 3 between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat. The Game 3 drop follows a 30 percent plunge for Game 2 and a 19 percent decline for Game 1. (ESPN)
As he prepared for Game 4 of the NBA finals, LeBron James became a father for the second time. His girlfriend, Savannah Brinson, gave birth early Thursday to the couple's second son, Bryce Maximus James. James was at the hospital for the delivery and appeared a little sleepy following the Cavaliers' morning shootaround at Quicken Loans Arena...The 22-year-old James said he would comment on his son's birth during his media availability before Game 4. Maximus is the name of the lead character in "Gladiator," a movie about a powerful Roman general, who is betrayed and seeks revenge for his family's murder as a gladiator. The film is James' favorite. Bryce, who weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long, was born at 12:51 a.m. at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital, near his father's hometown of Akron.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Pac Man Jones, the NFL so called star was crazy at this party!!! He threw bottles into the crowd for no reason at all and hit random people while R Kelly is performing! [He also] got in this guys face to start a fight. [His antics] almost ruined R Kelly's performance.....He was throwing up Gang signs galore. (gang signs?...he ain't from L.A.)
- Three plasma TV's (62", 42" and 31")
- Two floor buffers
- Washer and Dryer
- Leather sofa....for a combined theft total of $17,550
This is what Michael Vick does to the poor little innocent doggies. Dayum, he looks like he was in a car wreck!!!!!
Tank Johnson finished his two month jail sentence and found out yesterday that he'll have to miss the first eight games of the season. BUT since the commish is such a man of reason, he said that if big Tank can stay clear of the troubles that got him called into the