In the modern-day world of professional sports, the lives of various celebrities usually turn into shocking news when some of their domestic issues catch up with them to bring about social concerns. Even as online NFL odds fluctuate to reflect the true nature and strength of different teams, critics tend to forget about the transgressions faced by professional players, such as Johnny Manziel. Instead of supporting him emotionally, people start laughing past their offences, which often fuels the inferred validation of their wrongdoings even before trial.
The NFL, like most employers in the United States, is against the use of marijuana by its employees. Since the use of recreational marijuana has been legalized in numerous states, marijuana advocates are wondering why the drug is still banned by the NFL. Since marijuana is not considered a performance enhancing drug and its use is not going to affect NFL betting picks, there is no point in the NFL not allowing its players to use it, especially if it helps with the healing process.
Derrick Rose is being sued by a woman who claims the NBA superstar and two of his friends drugged and gang raped her.
Darryl Dawkins, known for his thunderous dunks and flamboyant nickname, has died. The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Dawkins died today. Following his professional playing career, Dawkins made his home in the Lehigh Valley. His family released a statement Thursday afternoon, indicating the former NBA great died of a heart attack.
Darren Sharper is facing life in prison following multiple rape charges.
He was arrested on two counts of rape in Los Angeles in January. Then in March he was indicted on two counts of sexual assault and three counts of “administering dangerous drugs” in Arizona.
He has been in prison since February after turning himself in following a warrant for his arrest in New Orleans.
He is accused of raping 9 women in 5 different states.