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Internet Hilariously Reacts to Hugh Freeze Resignation, Escort Phone Calls (TWEETS)

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These past 24 hours have been downright embarrassing for Hugh Freeze.  First the former Ole Miss head football coach announced his resignation from the team.  Then, just moments later, it was revealed that his decision stemmed from a phone call he made to an escort service using his university-provided cell phone.

After investigating Freeze’s phone records, Ole Miss officials came across a pattern of calls that they deemed “troubling.”  After speaking with Freeze about the matter, both parties felt it was in their best interests to part ways, with Freeze announcing his resignation.

Hugh Freeze probably thought resigning, instead of being canned, would help save him from the wrath of social media.  He was wrong.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Freeze’s resignation following news of his questionable phone records:

Sergio Garcia Attacks Bush, Injures Himself at The Open (VIDEO)

Sergio Garcia Injury Bush

Earlier this year, Sergio Garcia ridded himself of the enormous monkey on his back by winning The Masters and claiming his first major championship of his career.

Now that he’s got one under his belt, he’s probably hoping the victories at majors will start coming in bunches. Unfortunately for him, if he plans on winning his second major championship at The Open this weekend, he’s going to have to do it while paying through what appears to be a significant shoulder injury.

Garcia had already been dealing with the ailment, and he only made matters worse earlier today when he decided to take his frustrations out on a bush located on the par-3 fourth hole at the Royal Birkdale Golf Course in Scotland.

Take a look:

Bush 1, Sergio Garcia 0.

Board Member Wears Kansas City Chiefs Tie to OJ Simpson Parole Hearing (PIC)

OJ Simpson Parole Chiefs Tie

With the world watching as OJ Simpson stepped in front of board members at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada to seek parole after spending nine years in prison for armed robbery, some of the viewers couldn’t help but notice the odd choice of attire that one board member was wearing.

Take a look:

Simpson played for both the Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers during his NFL career, but if he is granted parole, I can only assume The Juice will be a big Chiefs fan from here on out.

New Video Shows DJ Bloodied, Being Carried Out of Club After Ezekiel Elliott KO (VIDEO)

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Apparently, Ezekiel Elliott packs quite the punch.

Yesterday we showed you what the poor DJ’s nose looked like after he was socked in the face by the Dallas Cowboys running back at Clutch Bar in Dallas on Sunday.  Now, we have another, closer look at just how bad Zeke f*cked that dude up after TMZ released this footage of the groggy DJ being helped off the floor and carried out of the club.

Take a look:

No word yet on exactly what the DJ did to earn a beating like this.

Hat Tip – [TMZ]

Ezekiel Elliott Appeals Speeding Conviction; Caught Driving 100 MPH in 70 MPH Zone

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More trouble for Ezekiel Elliott.

With the Dallas Cowboys running back already dealing with a domestic violence incident from last year (which many believe could result in a suspension) and his recent altercation at a Dallas bar on Sunday (which left a DJ with a broken nose), this is probably the last thing Elliott and the Cowboys need right now.

Reports from the Dallas Morning News‘ Valerie Wigglesworth indicate that Zeke was clocked by police in Frisco, Texas, diving 100 mph in a 70 mph zone back in April.

Elliott was traveling down the Dallas North Tollway when he was booked by officers.  The star running back was also given a warning for not having his front license plate.

The Dallas Morning News also states that Elliott’s attorney entered a no contest plea for his client, which was accepted by the court on July 5.  On July 14, Justice of the Peace W. M. “Mike” Yarbrough entered the conviction for Elliott’s misdemeanor into the records.

On Friday, an appeal bond was posted and the case was forwarded to the county court at law yesterday. They are still waiting on the court to assign a judge to the case.

Josh Donaldson Hits Umpire in the Head With His Bat (VIDEO)

Josh Donaldson Hits Umpire Bat

After reading that title, you may think this was a senseless act of violence by Josh Donaldson that will likely end in a lengthy suspension or expulsion from the game…

But it’s wasn’t.

Rather, this was simply a case of misfortune as the Toronto Blue Jays third baseman was unable to hold onto his bat after fouling off a 93 mph fastball.  The result was a scary scene at home plate, with umpire Chris Segal hitting the deck after taking Donaldson’s bat to the noggin.

Thankfully, Segal was able to shake this one off and stay in the game.  But after watching the video below, you’ll all agree that this could have ended a lot worse than it did:

Footage Released of DJ On the Floor In Pain After Being KO’d By Ezekiel Elliott (VIDEO)

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First it was reported that Ezekiel Elliott had been involved in an incident at a Dallas bar on Sunday night.  Then news broke that the incident involved the Dallas Cowboys running back knocking out a DJ who had been playing at the bar.  And now, we have footage of the incident…somewhat.

TMZ has just released video of the DJ being attended to after supposedly being knocked out by Elliott. They also obtained footage of the DJ being helped to a nearby ambulance.

Elliott is already facing a possible suspension from the NFL as a result of domestic violence accusations by his then-girlfriend back in 2016.

Here’s a look at the footage from the incident at Clutch Bar in Dallas on Sunday night:

The man was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for his injuries.  Zeke was not arrested and no complaint has been filed at the moment.

Hat Tip – [TMZ Sports]

McGregor-Mayweather Press Conference Gets ‘Bad Lip-Reading’ Treatment (VIDEO)

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If you tuned into last night’s Mayweather-McGregor press conference from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, you probably asked yourself at one point or another, “What the f*ck are these guys saying?”

If last night’s performance is any indication, these two numbskulls have clearly run out of things to say to each other.  Thankfully, the good people at Bad Lip Reading are here to pick up where Floyd and Conor left off.

Here’s a look at Bad Lip Reading’s latest masterpiece, featuring voiceovers from this Tuesday’s Mayweather-McGregor press conference in L.A.:

UPDATED: Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor Share Private Jet From NYC to London

McGregor Mayweather Jet

If you were looking for any proof that all the trash-talk between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather through the first three stops of their worldwide media tour was less about their hatred for one another, and more about selling tickets and making money, look no further than this story from The Mirror.

According to photos taken by the British tabloid, after all the insults and nearly coming to blows on the Barclays Center stage in Brooklyn, both Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather hopped on the same private jet and headed over to London for their final press conference later today.

That’s right.  Two dudes who are trying to get us to believe that they truly despise each other are riding on the same private plane for 7 hours together.

My guess is they sat down, played some Go Fish, and talked about what kind of shenanigans they can use to get the hype-train rolling in the right direction again following Thursday’s trainwreck.

For images of Floyd, Conor, and their respective entourages exiting the same private jet in London, check below. For more visit Mirror here.

*UPDATE*: The Mirror has since reported that the two fighters arrived on separate identical private jets, rather than the same one. We thought they had seen both Mayweather and McGregor exit the same jet, seeing as how they captured photos of it. Our bad.


Report: Pacers Tried to Trade Paul George To Warriors For Klay Thompson

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After all the dust settles, the Indiana Pacers ended up getting Victor Oladipo and Domantis Sabonis from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for all-star swingman Paul George.

Yes, at least the Pacers got something for George before losing him in free agency next offseason.  But I think it’s safe to say that they probably wish they had gotten a little more…like, say, Klay Thompson?

According to reports from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, before flipping George to the Thunder, the Pacers had explored a trade with the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Thompson.

Paul George was aware of the offer, which the Warriors declined.  He recently spoke about it with Woj (via ESPN):

“I would’ve looked forward to it, of just being in a good situation and a chance to compete for a championship,” he told Wojnarowski. “But it didn’t happen. It’s still fun to team up with a special talent and have a chance to compete against that team.”

A move to the Warriors would have been “fun” for George, but it probably would have sucked for the rest of the league. Could you imagine PG-13 playing alongside Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and Draymond Green?

I think we can all agree that George to the Thunder is much more enjoyable for everyone.

Watch Skip Bayless Debate Himself In Awesome YouTube Video

Skip Bayless Debate Himself

Sports columnists these days will say just about anything to get our attention.  It’s just the way it goes, and in a lot of cases, that entails them contradicting themselves from time to time.

Perhaps the greatest example of this is Fox Sports loud-mouth Skip Bayless.  In fact, Bayless is so bad that one incredibly skilled YouTuber was able to put together a video of Skip Bayless debating himself on the subject of Aaron Rodgers’ greatness.

If you didn’t know who Skip Bayless was, and we didn’t tell you that the video was edited, there would be no reason for you not to believe that this was a clip of two twins fiercely debating with each other on live television.

Check it out:

Internet HILARIOUSLY Reacts to Sammy Sosa’s New Look (TWEETS)

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Sammy Sosa provided tons of entertainment to baseball fans during his illustrious, yet tainted, baseball career.  And even in retirement, he continues to provide plenty of amusement on social media, thanks in large part to his constantly-changing complexion.

During Sosa’s most recent television appearance, on ESPN during this year’s MLB Home Run Derby, the former Chicago Cubs slugger was sporting a new, pinkish look.

Not surprisingly, the internet took notice and quickly responded:

Floyd Mayweather Has Long History of NOT Paying His Taxes, According to Tax Records

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Well, what do you know?  All these years, while we’ve been calling him Floyd “Money” Mayweather, we probably should have been calling him Floyd “Money-Owing” Mayweather.

According to a report from Deadspin, the undefeated boxing champ actually has a long history of not paying his taxes on time and being hit with tax liens.

Deadspin obtained several forms from the Internal Revenue Services detailing dozens of liens (and releases from those liens) for taxes owed by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Clark County, Nevada, dating all the way back to 2004.  In total, there are 10 tax liens, totaling over $47-million.

Among the liens filed against Floyd are this one from September 2008 for $6,165,707.30…

Floyd tax 1

…this one from June 2011 for $7,153,954.42…

Floyd tax 2

…and, of course, the one that everyone has been talking about this week, which is dated March 6, 2017, and is for a whopping $22,238,255:

Floyd tax 3

Floyd does have a pretty good explanation for all of the liens he’s been hit with.  According to his tax lawyer, Jeffrey Morse, it’s all about smart investing.

As Morse recently told Fight Hype, the boxer is simply investing that money and delaying payment on his taxes because the amount he makes through investments is more than the amount he pays in interest on his unpaid taxes.

Here’s how Morse put it:

First, Floyd always pays his taxes. Secondly, the Internal Revenue code and the Treasury regulations allow taxpayers to defer their tax liability in certain circumstances. Floyd’s a savvy investor and if he is investing money and getting a rate of return that far exceeds what he has to pay the IRS in interest, then any smart business person is going to take advantage of that deferral. So Floyd’s looking at this and saying this is a better business decision to just defer my taxes until it’s the best time for me to pay it. So we’ve taken advantage of that. We filed the petition for the whole purpose of allowing Floyd to continue to earn the money that he’s earning on his large investments and he’ll pay the tax. Again, I would stress that Floyd always pays his tax. He’s always working to be 100% tax compliant, but the rules allow us to do certain things and we utilize those rules, just like any other smart investor/tax payor.

It certainly makes sense. Whether or not it’s true, however, is a completely different story.

All I have to say is, if you’re going to call yourself “Money” and brag about how much cash you have, at least pay your damn taxes on time—otherwise, don’t be surprised when everyone calls you out for it.

If you’d like to see the documents from all of Mayweather’s tax liens, dating back to 2004, you can do so at Deadspin here.

McGregor’s Coach: Mayweather Should Stick to ‘Hitting Girls & Running Strip Clubs’ (TWEET)

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There sure is a lot of hatred being thrown back and forth between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, as they get set for their boxing match in August.

Part of me feels as though this is all part of their plan to sell more tickets and PPV packages, but another part of me feels as though the hate between these two is quickly becoming real. Whatever the case may be, neither side appears to be holding back at this point.

On Wednesday, after McGregor ruthlessly roasted Mayweather on the stage during their press conference in Toronto, McGregor’s coach continued the onslaught on Twitter.

It all started with this tweet from coach John Kavanagh:

That’s harsh (but not completely undeserving).

For those expecting Kavanagh to back off those comments at some point, think again… 

The man has a point.

Bruce Arians Coached Final Month of 2016 Season With Cancer

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Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians had a rough 2016, but apparently it was even worse than initially perceived.

In addition to the Cards missing the playoffs with a disappointing 7-8-1 record, Arians was also hospitalized on two separate occasions—once for stomach pains in August and another time in November for chest pains.

All of the above information was made available to the public as it happened, but according to Arians’ new book, “The Quarterback Whisperer,” that wasn’t even the worst of it.

In the book, Arians reveals that he was also diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma, which is a form of cancer.

Via the Cardinals’ official website:

Arians writes that he was out to dinner with his wife, Chris, in December when he got a call from his doctor. Arians had just been to the doctor to get a hernia checked, and his ultrasound revealed a small spot on his kidney — renal cell carcinoma. Amazingly, Arians coached the remainder of the season before having surgery to remove a “small portion” of the kidney in February.

“Now I feel great,” Arians writes. “My energy has returned. I’m told I’m cancer-free again. I’m ready for at least one more season of NFL football—maybe more.”

That last paragraph is great news to hear. Hopefully 2017 has much better things in store for the Cards’ head coach.