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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Ethical Debates

Brittney Griner: Baylor discouraged me from being openly gay

Brittney Griner says she was discouraged by her coaches and the Baylor athletic department from being openly gay while in college the past five years. Griner just completed her senior season in Waco and was selected No. 1 overall by the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury. The former two-time first-team All-American center came out publicly last month,…Read More

Adidas pulls Kevin Ware T-shirts

Adidas has stopped selling controversial T-shirts that they began manufacturing following Kevin Ware’s gruesome leg broken leg injury suffered last weekend, USA Today reports. The shirts were being sold on the Louisville athletic website for $24.99. The shirts said “Rise to the occasion” on the front, and had the number five on the back. Ware’s…Read More

Transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox’s license being reviewed

Fallon Fox is a 37-year-old MMA fighter, and she is facing licensing issues after it was revealed that she is a transsexual woman. Fox won a featherweight fight last Saturday in Coral Gables, Fla., by first-round knockout (knee). A reporter learned of her transgender secret and called her and one of her trainers about it….Read More

Torii Hunter says he was misquoted on comments about a gay teammate

Let the damage control begin. Over the weekend, Kevin Baxter of the LA Times published a piece that quoted Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter as saying he would be uncomfortable with a gay teammate. He said his stance was based on his Christian faith, and as expected Hunter has been getting blasted for his lack…Read More

Sarah Jones reportedly getting reality TV show

The former NFL cheerleader who admitted in court to having sex with a minor reportedly is getting her own reality TV show, though her attorney is denying the report. Radar Online reports that 495 Productions, which created the popular MTV show “Jersey Shore,” is giving a reality show to ex-Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones. Jones…Read More

Lance Armstrong gives speech appealing to cancer donors (Video)

Lance Armstrong may be going through one of the most difficult times of his life, but the public shaming he has endured has not stopped him from continuing his fight against cancer. Armstrong spoke at Livestrong’s 15th anniversary celebration in Austin, Tex., on Friday night — two days after he stepped down as the charity’s…Read More

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