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Friday, December 19, 2014

Legal Matters

Judge bans Patriots clothing from courthouse during Aaron Hernandez trial

There has been no shortage of Aaron Hernandez supporters in and around courtrooms since the former NFL tight end was arrested and charged with murder last summer. We know this because many of them have proudly worn his New England Patriots jersey or custom shirts that say “Free Hernandez.” If those same people show up…Read More

More key evidence thrown out in Aaron Hernandez-Odin Lloyd case

A judge ruled on Friday to throw out more key evidence against Aaron Hernandez in the Odin Lloyd murder trial. The Associated Press reports that the final text messages Lloyd sent to his sister the night he was killed cannot be used in Hernandez’s trial. Prosecutors previously pointed to text messages from Lloyd that were…Read More

Grievance claims Patriots put player’s health at risk to recover money

The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance against the New England Patriots on behalf of former defensive end Jonathan Fanene, alleging that the team altered Fanene’s medical treatment in an attempt to recover signing bonus money. The grievance letter, which was obtained by the Washington Post, cites an email from former Patriots team doctor…Read More

Doctor reportedly determined Dwight Howard abused son with belt

Dwight Howard was recently investigated for child abuse after Royce Reed, the mother of one of Howard’s children, accused him of whipping their 6-year-old son Braylon with a belt. TMZ reported on Sunday that Howard has been cleared by the Florida Dept. of Children and Families, but it sounds like whether he did something wrong…Read More

Ex-WWF wrestler Billy Jack Haynes suing WWE over mistreatment of wrestlers

Former WWF wrestler Billy Jack Haynes is suing the WWE over the organization’s alleged mistreatment of its wrestlers. Haynes is seeking class-action status for his suit and claims he contracted Hepatitis C as a result of his wrestling. Haynes, who has a history of criticizing WWE boss Vince McMahon, accuses the wrestling organization of hiding…Read More

Jerry Jones sexual assault lawsuit dismissed

The sexual assault lawsuit that was recently filed against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was dismissed on Thursday, according to a report from USA Today. Jones had been sued by 27-year-old former stripper Jana Weckerly, who claims she took the scandalous photos of Jones that surfaced back in August. In the suit, Weckerly claimed Jones…Read More

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