The former receiver wasn’t comfortable with gay men until he got to know them, and he predicts the same will happen in homophobic locker rooms once the prospect takes the field.
The announcement of star college football player Michael Sam that he was gay sent shockwaves through the sports world. The reigning SEC defensive player of the year is considered a mid-round prospect in May’s NFL draft and is likely to end up on an NFL team and become the first openly gay player in a major American professional sport. One of the vocal voices in the football world on Sam’s situation has been former NFL wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth who spent a decade in the league on six teams, including the New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, and New England Patriots.
Darren Sharper, a Pro Bowl free safety who won a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints in 2009, has been indicted on two counts of rape in California and is under investigation in three other states as well.
Darren Sharper had a Hall of Fame worthy career in the NFL. As a free safety for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, and New Orleans Saints, Sharper nabbed 63 interceptions, 7th all time in the history of the league, while making 5 Pro Bowls and being named to the NFL’s All-Decade team for the 2000s. But the former NFL star may also be a serial rapist. Sharper is being investigated in seven rapes and 11 druggings across four states in the past six months.
A century before Saturday’s Slam Dunk Contest, someone literally “changed the game.”
This Saturday the NBA will unveil yet another iteration on the Slam Dunk Contest. Through its three decades the annual All-Star Game has undergone plenty rule changes - the reduction of rounds, a Wheel of Fortune-style “retro wheel,” and more – but Saturday promises the most drastic one yet. No longer will the dunkers compete against each other as individuals. Instead, six high flyers will be divided by conference into two competing teams. This is the latest twist on an old feat.
It’s all magical until ‘House of Cards’ is finished, the Internet goes down, and you’re about to go full-on Jack Torrance. Here are the 10 steps of (maybe) surviving a major snowstorm.
Stage One: AnticipationBegins: When you are watching the frowny-face weatherman gesture at a precipitation map that covers the entire Western Hemisphere and you think to yourself, “Hey! This weather event just might be my ticket out of going to work!” Yes. This is what you’ve been waiting for… a chance to kick back, watch some Olympics, ingest 3,500 calories’ worth of cookie dough in an hour, and “work” remotely.Ends: When your boss sends out a superficially friendly email reminding everyone to stay safe on the way to the office tomorrow.
How a transgender Google exec seized control of the Occupy Wall Street Twitter feed—and set off a vicious war within the movement’s ranks.
With one tweet—“This Twitter handle is now back under the management of its founder: @JustineTunney. Let’s start a revolution”—and an accompanying selfie of a short-haired, bespectacled transwoman sporting a statement necklace, the faceless revolution had a face. In early February, the stale Occupy Wall Street Twitter feed, @OccupyWallSt—once filled with rousing calls to action, links to petitions, and retweets of fellow activists—was suddenly flooded with impassioned exhortations to join the revolution, statements of philosophy and politics, and nostalgia for the good old days of Zuccotti Park circa 2011.
But the U.S. government won’t let scientists try out this promising treatment on humans.
On a warm summer day in Chicago at the International Cannabinoid Research Conference, hundreds of marijuana researchers were giggling.It wasn’t the groundbreaking research they’d just heard—proving the ability of THC, one of the active ingredients in marijuana, to stave off HIV (or SIV in monkeys)—that did it. Nor was it the author of the study, Dr. Patricia E. Molina, who had them laughing. It was the rogue researcher daring enough to taint the victory with a harsh dose of reality: “What’s next, testing this on humans?”As the laughter subsided and the gravity of Dr.
The ‘Today’ show star blasted the New York mayor’s decision to keep schools open Thursday. Was it dangerous? Let's call in the weather detective.
Al Roker tweeted from Russia with no love for the decision by New York’s new mayor to keep the city public schools open during Thursday’s snowstorm. “Al Roker @alroker Why are schools all around NYC closed? It’s going to take some kid or kids getting hurt before this goofball policy gets changed.”Roker was speaking as a dad with a daughter in a New York City public school as well as the Today show’s weatherman on assignment at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Before he became Chris Christie’s man at the Port Authority, David Wildstein was his de facto publicist online.
Today, he’s one of the key players in the George Washington Bridge scandal. But David Wildstein was once the anonymous force behind a powerful New Jersey political website that gave disproportionate attention to a heroic, Springsteen-loving “corruption buster” named Chris Christie.Wildstein started the insidery PoliticsNJ.com in 2000. His rundown of must-know stories, The Inside Edge, reads like the early aughts' Jersey version of Politico’s Playbook.
Without universal preschool, middle class families vie for the same early education treatment that those who live below the poverty line are afforded.
In New York City, affluent parents sign up for pre-school while their child is still in the womb. Waiting lists are long and it’s become an article of faith that the earlier the schooling the better to give kids a head start on the competition that lies ahead. With the politicians talking about income inequality and its insidious effect on children, everyone was relieved when cuts to the early education program Head Start were restored in the recent bipartisan budget deal, but federal funds only cover two out of five eligible kids.
Politicians and businesses have long complained about the price of fighting climate change. Now they're getting a taste of just how expensive inaction will be.
The weather has become the go-to excuse for economists and businessmen who want to explain poor performance. “Unusually, disruptive weather across large stretches of the country kept people indoors,” explained Lawrence Yun, the chief economist of the National Association of Realtors, in accounting for a slowdown in home sales in December. Speaking on CNBC, Diane Swonk, the chief economist of Mesirow Financial, used the January chill that gripped much of the nation to explain disappointing numbers on U.
Niagara Falls has partially frozen over for the second time this year, giving tourists a one-of-a-kind photo op, and a reason to brave the frozen U.S.-Canada border.
How LBJ passed the ’64 Civil Rights Act—by lying, schmoozing, charming, and threatening—is dramatized in the new Broadway play, starring Bryan Cranston.