Ohio State Coach Surprises Players With Tickets to Beyoncé & JAY-Z Concert in Columbus

Ohio State’s football coach surprised players with free tickets to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s concert in Columbus Thursday night (Aug. 16).

Hip Hop’s royal couple brought their “On the Run II” to Ohio Stadium on the campus of Ohio State in Columbus, OH, and after Thursday’s practice, the Buckeyes’ acting head coach Ryan Day told his team that they would be attending the show later that night.

A video posted on the team’s social media pages shows the Buckeyes’ football team when they heard the good news. Day tells players that if their kicker makes a field goal, there will be “no meetings tonight.” When senior PK Sean Nuernberger makes the field goal, the team erupts in cheers. But not having meetings that night wasn’t the only gift the players would be receiving that night.

“You guys are going to the concert tonight!” Day told the team as they erupted into even bigger cheers. “JAY-Z and Beyoncé!” Freshman Dominic DiMaccio, also a placekicker for the Buckeyes, then did his best JAY-Z and basically nailed it, tbh.

“Ay HOV’s in the building,” DiMaccio said to his teammates as they laughed. “So tonight we gone have some fun baby. Y’all gone see my wife, ya’ll gone see me perform, ya’ll gone see me sing some throwback music. Y’all gone enjoy yourself. Aye, don’t ask my girl if she want cheddar, she want cheese.”

According to ESPN, Live Nation provided Ohio State with 500 free tickets to the concert. The football team’s tickets were purchased through the NCAA student opportunity fund, Ohio State’s associate vice president for university communications Chris Davey said.

With Beyoncé, JAY-Z and DJ Khaled literally performing on their turf, it’s only right the Buckeyes get free tickets to the show.

Davey said that those tickets were purchased at general public price and that student-athlete opportunities like these are paid for through a “special discretionary fund that comes from donors to university athletics and sometimes the NCAA student opportunity fund.”

State tax dollars and tuition dollars are not used, Davey said.

Ohio State’s women’s volleyball team will join the football team. Last year, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams were sent to the Kendrick Lamar concert at the The Schottenstein Center.

NCAA Bylaw 16.7 allows an institution to provide reasonable entertainment to student-athletes while they are in their playing season.

“Since football’s playing season begins with preseason camp, we meet the requirements to provide such entertainment either through budget or using the NCAA Student Assistance Fund,” Davey said.

The team even got to hang out backstage with DJ Khaled, who shouted them out during his show-opening set.

Ryan Day was named acting head coach on August 1st after the school announced that head coach Urban Meyer was being placed on paid administrative leave for his alleged involvement in former Buckeyes coach Zach Smith’s 2015 domestic abuse incidents.

Smith’s ex-wife Courtney Smith said Meyer, along with his wife Shelley and many other people involved in the Ohio State football program knew about the incidents when they occurred and did not act on them. For his part, Meyer said he had no prior knowledge of the domestic abuse incidents, which were confirmed by several police reports obtained by Cleveland.com.

Ohio State president Michael Drake said the school’s investigation into the claims against Meyer would be completed this Sunday, with a decision on whether or not he will get to keep his job to follow shortly afterward.

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Blake Griffin Ordered to Pay Baby Mama $258K a Month in Child Support

Blake Griffin of the Detroit Pistons has reportedly reached a child support deal with his baby mama Brynn Cameron, and there are reports that he has been ordered to pay her $258,000 per month.

Yes, you read that right, Blake Griffin has reportedly been ordered to pay his baby mama a QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS every month for child support. That adds up to at least $3 million per year! YIKES.

Blake and Brynn had two children together during their 8-year relationship, and they were supposed to get married in 2017, but Blake called things off at the last minute and started dating Kendall Jenner.

In the court documents outlining their child custody and support agreement, Cameron claimed Griffin kicked her and their two children, 5-year-old Ford and 2-year-old Finn from his $12 million Pacific Palisades mansion. And back January, Cameron said she was “reduced to being homeless” and only had $100 in her personal bank account.

The pair were set to go head-to-head in a trial that was scheduled to begin Wednesday (Aug. 1), but they were able to come to an agreement privately.

According to Radar Online, a judge ordered Griffin to fork over $258,000 every month for their two children. TMZ, however, says that while Griffin’s monthly payment is “significant,” the $258,000 number is “wrong.” They didn’t explain whether the actual number is higher or lower.

Cameron, who played basketball when she attended college at USC, said she is currently employed and is taking care of their children, as well as another child from a previous relationship with former USC quarterback Matt Leinart.

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Griffin and Cameron were locked in the battle over the NBA star’s income and assets, with Cameron claiming Griffin is “uber-rich”and should pay all costs, including her attorney’s fees, which totaled to about $375,000.

According to court documents, 29-year old Griffin earned an average monthly salary of $2.2 million in 2016.

For the purposes of determining monthly child support, however, the court in March determined Griffin’s annual income from the Detroit Pistons and other sources, including his investments, to be $35 million.

Griffin said as of July 23, he is paying the lease for a five-bedroom home in Manhattan Beach for Cameron and the children. The documents also stated Griffin continues to pay for medical insurance and other costs since the children were born.

A judge signed an order in July 19, which stated both sides shall mutually agree on all school and additional school expenses, but Griffin will pay for the kids’ extracurricular activities.

“The focus is on the minor children’s reasonable needs consistent with Petitioner’s station in life,” a judge wrote in the July 19 order. “Any expenses paid by Petitioner that provides a direct benefit for the parties’ children is relevant. By way of example, if Petitioner has taken the minor children to a Lakers game or to the World Series or spent funds on the minor children on shopping sprees, information/documentation regarding same would be relevant.”

Another judge in March granted Griffin and Cameron joint legal and physical custody of Ford and Finn.

In the meantime, Cameron still has the ongoing civil suit against Griffin where she claimed the NBA star breached their oral contract.

In that Feb. 14 suit, Cameron said Griffin — who is now dating model Francesca Aiello after splitting from Jenner in April — refused to “provide promised financial support” even after he asked her to “give up her career goals and aspirations to raise their children and support” his career.

“Griffin cared more about the glamour of dating a Hollywood celebrity than the day-to-day responsibilities of being a father and family man,” Cameron’s attorneys wrote in the civil suit.

A court date has been scheduled for February 2019 for the civil suit.

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Draymond Green Responds to Reports of Him Getting Beat Up By Tristan Thompson

Draymond Green is laughing off reports that he got punched by Tristan Thompson.

Yesterday, Bossip reported that “multiple sources” had told them that Tristan Thompson and Draymond Green had gotten into a “big fight” inside a Los Angeles nightclub.

Both ballers were in the nightclub for a private party after the ESPY Awards July 18th, and we’re told that Thompson – dad of baby girl True with Khloe Kardashian – socked Green with a two-piece, getting the better of the NBA Champion.

And it was none other than their fellow teammates LeBron James and Kevin Durant that quickly stepped in to break up the fracas, we’re told. James apparently had enough and left the party shortly after the alleged incident.

Although neither player was seriously injured, the fight caused quite a stir among the well-heeled set at the invite-only bash.

To corroborate their report, Bossip updated their article, saying that Fox Sports reporter Jason McIntyre confirmed that he also heard about what happened between Thompson and Green:

Well, Draymond Green has caught wind of the reports, and he’s here to let the world know that they are simply not true. He responded to the claims in his Instagram story, and also dissed the city of Cleveland in the process.

“I’ve enjoyed y’all stories and talk shows over the last couple days!!! Them joints inaccurate doe G!!! Aight, carry on good people,” he wrote.

“They may want to cancel that parade too lol,” he added, possibly referring to a parade started by a Cavs fan aiming to celebrate Thompson and Green’s rumored altercation.

Green continued: “Nah keep the parade that city won’t have any for a while… I forgot Bron left. Lastly, I’m only telling y’all them facts ore off because ma dukes was tired of y’all talking. I really don’t care.”

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50 Cent Says Floyd Mayweather Slept With Friend Earl Hayes’ Wife, Caused 2014 Murder-Suicide

50 Cent went for the jugular in one of his responses to Floyd Mayweather in regards to their latest online beef.

Following Mayweather’s “Biggest Rat Sweepstakes” post, in which he promised cash to whoever trolled 50 the hardest on Instagram, Fiddy fired back with some pretty serious accusations.

According to Fifty, Floyd is the reason why rapper Earl Hayes killed himself and his wife, “Hit the Floor” actress Stephanie Mosely.

50 posted a photo of Floyd with Earl Hayes and Stephanie Moseley on Instagram, saying Floyd’s win-loss record should really be 63-0 (instead of 50-0).

“He beat 50 men, 11 women and caused 2 [bodies],” he wrote in a now-deleted post. “Keep calling me and I’m gonna show champ.” That “two bodies” part he’s referring to was explained in his next post.

He wrote in a separate post, which he has also since deleted, “Tell everybody why you was on FaceTime when [Earl Hayes] killed Stephanie and himself. Because he was confronting you about f***ing his wife. You was pumping all that Trey Songz sh**, get the f*** outta here. You didn’t give a f*** you just went to watch the ball game.”

YIKES. Sh** just got really real! It was all fun and games until 50 Cent hit way below the belt with this one.

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50 Cent Tells Floyd Mayweather “I Will Hand You Your Ass!”

50 Cent refuses to let his beef with Floyd Mayweather go.

In a recent Instagram post that has since been deleted, 50 referenced a “little altercation” that Floyd was recently involved in at Pollo Tropical (a popular restaurant chain in Florida and Georgia). “That was nothing,” he said. “They just checking your temperature.”

He added that Mayweather is “the man in the ring,” but “in the street,” 50 told Floyd he would “hand [him his] ass … True story.”

We don’t know where this latest threat is coming from, and what inspired him to issue it, considering Floyd hasn’t responded to any of his posts in days, but this is 50 Cent we’re talking about. He doesn’t need a reason to be petty.

In another post, 50, once again, reminded the world of Floyd’s documented history of physical abuse against women. He shared a police statement written by Mayweather’s 18-year-old son Koraun written years ago detailing an incident in which Floyd attacked his mom.

The other day, 50 Cent said Floyd slept with his friend Earl Hayes’ wife Stephanie Mosely, which triggered their murder-suicide incident in 2014.

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A Timeline of Their Reignited Beef

What started out as a calm Saturday afternoon ended up in complete shambles after Floyd Mayweather launched a scathing attack against his longtime frenemy 50 Cent.

On Saturday (Jul. 21), via a lengthy Instagram caption, Mayweather, apparently responding to recent jabs from 50 Cent, fired off on his former BFF about everything from his baby mama, to his son to his career, even going as far as to infer that he is a snitch.

In the caption of a black-and-white photo of 50 Cent with the words “Curtis Five-O Jackson Go Snitch or Die Tellin,” Floyd wrote:

Curtis “Confidential Informant” Jackson, you’re mad because your oldest son Marquees mother doesn’t want to be with you! Your Son, your own flesh and blood don’t want nothing to do with you! You haven’t had a hit song on radio in who knows when and you’re definitely not hot enough to even sell records anymore so Interscope dropped you. You are jealous of any rapper, athlete or entertainer that’s hot or got something going on for themselves.

You are a certified snitch and we got paperwork to prove it. You talk about Ja-Rule but you stole his whole style and ran with it! You’re the only self proclaimed gangster that’s never put in work! You need to pay homage to the real 50cent for stealing his name and his storyline. Your claim to fame was getting shot numerous times & living to tell it and you think that’s Gangster? Where at?

You’re currently living in a fucking apartment in Jersey, you are always in somebody else’s business just to stay relevant. You should just become a blogger cause it’s obvious you don’t have nothing going on in your life. Are you mad that Kanye West ended your career? The only thing you got going on is Power and everybody watches that because Ghost is a dope ass character on the show. You can leave the show everybody will still watch Power, but out here in the real world I’m The Real Ghost.

That’s not a Mansion in Connecticut that you’re in debt for, that’s a dump, a money pit an oversized trap house! It was dope when Mike Tyson had it in the late 80’s early 90’s, but you couldn’t afford to maintain it. You’re always talking about somebody is broke, but the last time I checked it was Curtis Jackson that filed for bankruptcy not Floyd Mayweather.

So quick to gossip like a Bitch, why don’t you tell everybody how you got Herpes from DJ. Where’s your memes for that, huh? Or better yet, post on how your Coca-Cola deal wasn’t really 300 million you f***ing liar and tell how that spinning G-Unit necklace that somebody got robbed for was fake. Just remember, I was with you everyday and your driver Bruce was my driver also. I know where all your bones are buried, so be easy Curtis Jackson! And by the way, don’t ask to borrow no more money from me.

Curtis “Confidential Informant” Jackson, you’re mad because your oldest son Marquees mother doesn’t want to be with you! Your Son, your own flesh and blood don’t want nothing to do with you! You haven’t had a hit song on radio in who knows when and you’re definitely not hot enough to even sell records anymore so Interscope dropped you. You are jealous of any rapper, athlete or entertainer that’s hot or got something going on for themselves. You are a certified snitch and we got paperwork to prove it. You talk about Ja-Rule but you stole his whole style and ran with it! You’re the only self proclaimed gangster that’s never put in work! You need to pay homage to the real 50cent for stealing his name and his storyline. Your claim to fame was getting shot numerous times & living to tell it and you think that’s Gangster? Where at? You’re currently living in a fucking apartment in Jersey, you are always in somebody else’s business just to stay relevant. You should just become a blogger cause it’s obvious you don’t have nothing going on in your life. Are you mad that Kanye West ended your career? The only thing you got going on is Power and everybody watches that because Ghost is a dope ass character on the show. You can leave the show everybody will still watch Power, but out here in the real world I’m The Real Ghost. That’s not a Mansion in Connecticut that you’re in debt for, that’s a dump, a money pit an oversized trap house! It was dope when Mike Tyson had it in the late 80’s early 90’s, but you couldn’t afford to maintain it. You’re always talking about somebody is broke, but the last time I checked it was Curtis Jackson that filed for bankruptcy not Floyd Mayweather. So quick to gossip like a Bitch, why don’t you tell everybody how you got Herpes from DJ. Where’s your memes for that, huh? Or better yet, post on how your Coca-Cola deal wasn’t really 300 million you fucking liar and tell how that spinning G-Unit necklace that somebody got robbed for was fake. Just remember, I was with you everyday and your driver Bruce was my driver also. I know where all your bones are buried, so be easy Curtis Jackson! And by the way, don’t ask to borrow no more money from me.

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In the past, 50 Cent has called Floyd Mayweather out for being allegedly illiterate, so whether Floyd can actually read/write remains to be seen. And who knows if he had someone to write that caption for him.

However, THAT was one HELLUVA “read,” if you know what we mean. Also, the way he ended it with “by the way, don’t ask to borrow no more money from me” was pretty spot on, if you ask us.

Now, before we get into Fifty’s response, let’s go back to May when this beef was re-ignited.

In a series of Instagram posts in late May, 50 Cent shared with the world a text message conversation between himself on Mayweather, who was clearly not happy with 50’s behavior, telling him that he’s dealing with a snitch and all he ever is does is dog people and think about himself. 50 wrote in the caption, “Floyd on his bullsh*** again, he done f***ed that money up. Now he mad about old sh**, I’m not selling your cars back champ, you are n***a. Get the strap.”

50 returned a few hours later with a second post, and this time, he accused Mayweather of being “in his feelings.”

About a month or so later, 50 trolled Floyd because he dropped $18 million on a watch. “Man they found the 1 n***a in the world, dumb enough to buy that watch,” he commented on a picture of Mayweather, followed by his infamous catchphrase “LOL get the strap.”

He followed up that post with this one (which he deleted) making fun of Floyd allegedly not being able to read. Underneath a photo of Mayweather and his son at his high school graduation, he wrote in the caption: “He can read whatever you need for you. Get the strap.”

Now, back to their latest back-and-forth.

In response to Floyd’s scathing IG post, 50 retorted with this IG post insinuating that Floyd had help writing that long post about him:

I must have hurt your feelings champ, you had someone write a book I’m gonna take my time with this so I get it all out we are gonna start with your 11 Domestic violence cases. Wait a minute I’ll do them in order remember you asked for this.

Floyd hit back with another post questioning the paternity of 50’s second son and telling 50’s first son, Marquise, with whom 50 has been on the outs with over the past few years, “Uncle Floyd still got you!”

In the next round of their “Battle Royale” match, Fifty went after Floyd again over his alleged illiteracy with this video making fun of him struggling through reading a radio drop for the Breakfast Club:

He also shared a photo of a note with terrible grammar and lots of misspelled words, calling it Floyd’s “rough draft before his ghostwriter got involved.”

And then Floyd fired back with this photo Sunday evening (Jul. 22), comparing 50’s $20 million 2018 net worth to his $18 million watch. The photo on 50’s side is of his cancer-stricken character from the movie “Things Fall Apart” with a rat in front of it. “You’re Not Supposed To Be Beefing With Me. You’re Supposed To Be Beefing With My WATCH,” Mayweather wrote in the caption. “Me And You Are Not On The Same Level!!!”

And while we were drafting this post, Floyd followed up with ANOTHER IG attack Monday afternoon (Jul. 23) calling on folks to enter “The Biggest Rat Sweepstakes.”

He wrote: “To Enter: 1st, Tell me how many rats are in this picture? 2nd: Go to 50cent IG, twitter and Facebook and post the most disrespectful comment you can possibly think of about The ‘Herpes Infested Rat’ 50cent. 3rd: Repost On Your Page #50CentGotHerpes. I Promise… The Top 9 Shots Will Recieve $1,000 Each & A Reposts On My Page.”

Ball’s in your court now, 50.

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Adam “Pacman” Jones Fights Atlanta Airport Worker

NFL free agent Adam “Pacman” Jones got into a huge fistfight at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta Tuesday evening (Jul. 10) after he was attacked by an airport worker.

According to Fox 5 Atlanta, Jones had just touched down in ATL Tuesday when police say an employee of the facility-service ABM Industries made a “gesture” towards Jones as he was walking through the airport with a woman.

Video footage posted online shows Pacman calling out the airport worker and confronting him. After exchanging words with Jones, the ABM employee, Frank Ragin, still wearing his bright orange fest, went after former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback, which sparked the fight.

Police said Ragin punched Jones in the face, and after being hit, Jones defended himself and hit Ragin back, before eventually knocking him to the ground. At some point during the fight, Ragin reportedly hit the woman with Jones, hurting her hand.

Cops were called and arrested Ragin on two counts of battery. Jones was not arrested because Ragin through the first punch was the instigator in the fight, police said.

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Funniest Twitter Reactions, Jokes & Gifs

Unless you live under the world’s biggest rock, by now you’ve already heard that LeBron James will spend the next four years of his professional basketball career as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers and will be getting paid $154 million to do so.

As expected, the internet went NUTS over the news and took no time posting hilarious memes, jokes and GIFs all over social media, especially Twitter. And while most of the memes focused on LeBron’s “Decision 2018,” a fair amount of them also focused on Lance Stephen also agreeing to join LeBron and his new quest to add to his collection of championship rings. Kobe Bryant, J.R. Smith and Lonzo Ball also made a few appearances.

Check out some of the best/funniest reactions to LeBron James joining the L.A. Lakers below:

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DeMarcus Cousins Joins Golden State Warriors With 1-Year $5.3M Deal

DeMarcus Cousins must really want a ring because, in a surprise move, the free agent center has taken a massive pay cut to sign with the Golden State Warriors.

According to ESPN, Cousin’s new contract with the Warriors is only for a year and is worth $5.3 million—which is much less than the nearly $18 million he got in the 2017-18 season for playing with the New Orleans Pelicans. So it looks like Cousins, who has battled injury issues and has played in less than 70 games combined over the past two seasons, values winning a championship over making money. After making more than

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For the Warriors, already with a staggering lineup of All-NBA talent, the addition of Cousins gives him even more time to comfortably recover from his injury prior to returning to the court next season.

Sources told ESPN’s Chris Haynes that Cousins had narrowed his choices down to Golden State and Boston.

News of Cousins joining the Warriors comes barely 24 hours after news broke that LeBron James had signed with the Lakers for a four-year $154 million contract.

Steph Curry seems pretty excited, as does Andre Iguodala, who both welcomed Cousins to the team with open arms.

LeBron may be regretting joining the Lakers now though, because not only does his team have to play the Warriors four times per season, but they could also end up meeting in the Western Conference Finals. If he doesn’t round up enough key players to take on the Warriors, he might miss out on playing in the Finals for the first time since 2010.

Cousins is expected to start back playing by December/January, which gives him more than enough time to prepare for the 2019 NBA Playoffs

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LeBron James Signs 4-Year $154 Million Deal With Los Angeles Lakers

He really did it. LeBron James is taking his talents out West to play for the Los Angeles Lakers after signing a 4-year deal with the team worth $154 million.

Bron’s agency, Klutch Sports Group, made the big announcement Sunday evening (Jul. 1) via Twitter.

The news should come as no surprise to anyone who’s been following James the past few months. And after the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the second year in the row (and the third time over the past four seasons), the writing was pretty much on the wall.

James officially became an unrestricted free agent Friday after opting out of his contract with the Cavaliers Friday and declining a $35.6 million contract option for next season.

Magic Johnson, who is currently the president of basketball operations of the Lakers, is said to have engaged in immediate talks with LeBron as soon as he landed in Los Angeles on Saturday.

It isn’t clear who else might be joining LeBron, but the word on the curb is that the Lakers are trying to get Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs to sign with them, which shouldn’t be too hard after snagging King James.

Now that LeBron is playing for a Western team, it’ll be interesting to see which squad will land in the 2019 NBA Finals—between the Lakers, the Warriors and the Houston Rockets.

LeBron is expected to make an official announcement about his new team on Tuesday.

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