Jerry Jones admits he’s considering suing NFL over Goodell extension talks

Jerry Jones has admitted that he is considering taking legal action against the NFL over new contract negotiations for commissioner Roger Goodell.

The NFL's compensation committee was reportedly nearing a five-year, multi-million dollar extension for Goodell this summer. Jones is not part of the six-member committee, but the Dallas Cowboys owner is intent on thwarting the negotiations and explained the basis of the potential lawsuit.

“I basically feel this extension of Roger should go and be reviewed and approved by all the owners, not just a few of the owners,” Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

League owners granted the committee the power to grant such an extension in May, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. To reverse such a decision, Jones would need the support of all the other owners.

“We all see how impactful a commissioner’s decision can be in many areas. We’ve given him a lot of power,” Jones said, though he insisted he was not referring to the six-game suspension handed to Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

“I think we need the checks and balances of ownership having to actually be in a position to not just suggest but approves of his decisions. So that’s what this is about.”

Jones is reported to have retained the services of high-powered lawyer David Boies and was to give the committee until Friday to cancel plans for an extension before he would serve the league and the six owners involved with legal papers.

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Kim Zolciak: SUING NeNe Leakes for Calling Her a Racist!

You always assume that at least a decent chunk of the drama on the Real Housewives franchise is because everyone knows that the camera is there. People want screentime, they want fans, they want gifs, and they know that stirring drama and acting out can get that for them.

But sometimes, those conflicts spill off of the show and even off of social media. And now the feud between two stars of The Real Housewives of Atlanta could be on its way to court.

Kim Zolciak is fuming at NeNe Leakes’ recent comments, and it’s enough that she’s hired a lawyer. Oh, boy.

The long-standing (thought occasionally on-again, off-again) feud between NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak has been a real asset to The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

People don’t tune in to reality television to watch people getting along and talking about having their pool installed. They want conflict.

We don’t know that this says anything great about human nature, but peaceful coexistence is not entertainment.

Anyway, unfortunately, when it comes to reality shows, the line between what’s just for show and what’s personal can so often become blurred.

The most recent spat between these two Housewives revolves around what NeNe Leakes said about Brielle Biermann.

Quite frankly, you don’t have to be Brielle’s mother to feel that NeNe crossed the line.

Basically what happened was that Brielle has been a tangential part of her mom’s feud with NeNe for a while.

We suppose that it’s not uncommon for adult daughters — Brielle is 20 years old and old enough to, you know, have opinions about her mom’s frenemies.

In a video that Brielle recorded at NeNe’s home, Brielle mentions what appears to be a roach infestation and shows footage of multiple dark beetles that appear to be roaches.

Gross!

Let’s be clear — sometimes a few roaches can end up in someone’s house, especially if there’s a party where doors spend any amount of time being open. That’s just how life works. It doesn’t mean that the house is filthy or whatever.

And also, even extremely nice, clean homes can have infestations of multiple varieties. Sometimes it’s just a matter of where your house is located and what creatures live there.

NeNe did not appreciate Brielle’s video. At all.

She blasted Brielle Biermann in a public manner, telling her what to do with her appearance and calling her racist (a claim that NeNe has also made many times against Kim Zolciak).

Part of NeNe’s message was especially creepy and gross:

“We don’t have roaches! If you found 1, u brought it with u or it fell outta ur funky pussy!”

YIKES.

So Kim Zolciak apparently decided that enough was enough.

TMZ reports that the Don’t Be Tardy star hired an attorney at a high-powered law firm and is threatening to sue NeNe Leakes for millions if she doesn’t apologize to Kim and to her daughter.

Specifically, NeNe needs to apologize for calling them racist.

NeNe has made numerous comments on social media along these lines.

“Kim & her child did something very wrong & disgusting! Black people and roaches in the same sentence don’t work for me boo.”

(People of all races get bugs in their homes, NeNe)

NeNe has also said: “Kim & her daughter oops whole family are racists!”

In her rant against Brielle, NeNe included the tags “#racisttrash” and “#KKK.”

A lot of people in this world are racist and might not even realize it, though NeNe doesn’t seem eager to provide examples of racism (and also seems fine with Kim when they’re getting along).

But the “KKK” line is either the worst use of hyperbole that we’ve seen in a while or a serious accusation that deserves either evidence for why she thinks that the Zolciak-Biermann women are in a racist terrorist organization or a very solemn apology.

Again, there are countless instances of real-world racism. It gets people killed and it makes them feel like outsiders in their own communities.

For NeNe to throw around the word at Kim because they don’t get along, which is what appears to be happening, is unconscionable.

And if NeNe truly believes that they’re racists, she should present to the world whatever it is that makes her think that.

This is all right on the heels of NeNe Leakes wishing her heckler would get raped and then later issuing a less-than-perfect apology for it.

Yes she was sorry, but she should not have said that in the first place.

We know that NeNe has become famous for being such a reality television firebrand and saying whatever pops into her head, but even she needs to learn to filter or she’ll be doing a lot more apologizing in the future.

Or, if not apologizing, she just might end up paying for it — literally.

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Scam Queen: Blac Chyna Getting $20K Monthly For Child Support, Suing Over Revenge Porn

Blac Chyna is out here getting finessing large financial payments. The reality star, and now wannabe struggle rapper, is reportedly getting $ 20K a month in child support from Rob Kardashian, and she’s suing him for at least a milli over that revenge porn debacle

As for the child support, it was a negotiation the involved potential domestic violence charges.

Per TMZ:

Sources familiar with the situation tell us, Rob and Chyna have agreed to joint custody of 10-month-old Dream. We’re told under the deal, Rob gets a skosh more than 50% custody.  

Now the money. We’re told Rob drew the line during negotiations at $ 10k a month for child support, but she wanted north of $ 50k. There was some horse-trading, we’re told, and Rob agreed to double his offer and pay Chyna $ 20k a month, and she agreed in return to drop her domestic violence allegations.

Just so we’re clear, that’s $ 240K for having a Kardashian baby. We trust all that dough will actually go to the kid right?

As for the lawsuit, word is she’s seeking at least $ 1M in damages due to lost endorsements.

Says TMZ:

Sources close to BC tell TMZ … Chyna did NOT settle her beef with Rob over his revenge porn meltdown …. when he plastered nude pics of her all over social media.

Chyna is determined to get her pound of flesh from Rob, in the form of 7 figures. She’s still fuming over losing a couple of weight-loss endorsements, she says because the pics made it apparent she’s had plastic surgery and the companies want au naturel.

Wait, what dumbass thought Blac Chyna was natural? No shots. See what we did there?

Somewhere, Tyga is just shaking his head.

How soon can both of these people just go away?

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Former player suing Notre Dame for negligence leading to spinal injury

Former Notre Dame linebacker Douglas Randolph is suing the university for negligence, alleging that results from a spinal scan he underwent would have stopped him from playing, but were concealed to him as he completed the 2015 season, according to Laken Litman and Mark Alesia of The Indy Star.

Current Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly is also listed as one of the defendants.

Randolph alleges he was hit during a September 2015 practice and "suffered numbness in his upper extremities." His lawsuit claims that his complaints went unanswered by Fighting Irish trainer Rob Hunt, who was allegedly informed of how Randolph was feeling.

Randolph alleges that he played the entire 2015 season as a result. He was later diagnosed with spinal stenosis and was told he may have permanent nerve damage in his neck.

"If (Randolph) had been told the truth about the results of this MRI scan, his football career would have ended on that date and all subsequent injuries and permanent damage he has endured would have never occurred,” the lawsuit says.

The lawsuit adds that Randolph was cleared to play after the linebacker underwent an MRI, but that he never once saw the results.

Randolph also alleges in the complaint that he later "suffered complete numbness in all four extremities" during the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1, 2016, and that he told Hunt of the fact, only for the trainer to say "continue playing," and "get back into the game."

University officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Kanye West is Suing His Insurers for $10 MILLION! Here’s Why!

Remember when Kanye West had a mental breakdown, checked himself into a hospital, and had to cancel his tour? Normally, some very pricey insurance policies cover that kind of situation.

But apparently things for Kanye aren’t working out and he’s suing his insurers for $ 10 million … and basically accusing them of being scammers.

And here we were thinking that the Smelly Vagina Lawsuit getting settled was interesting legal news!

Kanye has always been impulsive and outlandish.

It’s part of his brand.

A lot of people believed that maybe it was mostly an act.

People have had similar theories about plenty of stars who are known for being controversial or badly behaved.

Basically, people have trouble believing that a grown adult could act like some celebrities do, and so they imagine that it’s all a show.

In some cases, they’re absolutely right.

But things with Kanye were clearly more serious than a childlike lack of impulse-control.

In recent years, he’s done everything from tweet that Bill Cosby is innocent to beg Jay-Z to not have him murdered to making the irrational statement that, had he voted, he would have voted for Trump.

We’re not saying that every Trump supporter needs their head examined (just a packet of information and perhaps a compassionate lecture), but for Kanye, that was super unexpected and Kanye is, um, not quite Trump’s demographic.

Things got worse last December and, as we later learned, Kanye was suffering from severe psychosis from exhaustion.

The tour was canceled, tickets were refunded, and the costs of shutting down were supposed to be covered by Kanye’s company’s insurance policy.

Well, apparently his insurers — various syndicates of Lloyd’s of London, which sounds shadier than it’s supposed to but that might be appropriate in this case — responded to his team filing an insurance claim by basically taking every measure possible to prove that they weren’t liable.

Many people have had tough dealings with insurance adjusters, but this sounds like it’s on a whole other level.

The Hollywood Reporter obtained details of Kanye’s lawsuit, including the precise wording of the complaint that Kanye’s legal team has filed.

Strap in, folks, because this is possibly the most entertaining legal document that you’re going to read for a good long while.

“[The insurers haven’t] provided anything approaching a coherent explanation about why they have not paid, or any indication if they will ever pay or even make a coverage decision.”

Does anybody else notice a hint of sass in that?

“Implying that Kanye’s use of marijuana may provide them with a basis to deny the claim and retain the hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance premiums paid by Very Good.”

By Very Good, they mean Very Good Touring, Inc, which sounds like a lazy parody but it’s just the name of Kanye’s touring company.

Kanye’s legal team accuses these insurers of more than just screwing over Kanye’s company, though:

“The stalling is emblematic of a broader modus operandi of the insurers of never-ending post-claim underwriting where the insurers hunt for some contrived excuse not to pay.”

Did you get that?

Basically, Kanye’s accusing these syndicates of accepting massive sums of money (insurance premiums) and then searching for any loophole that keeps them from having to pay anything back when a claim is filed.

That’s not how insurance companies are supposed to operate.

“Almost immediately after the claim was submitted, Defendants selected legal counsel to oversee the adjustment of the claim, instead of the more normal approach of retaining a non-lawyer insurance adjuster.”

That sounds shady, right?

Kanye’s team thinks so.

“Immediately turning to legal counsel made it clear that Defendants’ goal was to hunt for any ostensible excuse, no matter how fanciful, to deny coverage or to maneuver themselves into a position of trying to negotiate a discount on the loss payment.”

It’s an insurance adjuster’s job to make sure that nobody’s filing a false claim, but companies are supposed to pay out when an honest claim is filed.

Kanye’s lawyer, Howard King, has an incredibly well-written statement on the case.

“Performing artists who pay handsomely to insurance companies within the Lloyd’s of London marketplace to obtain show tour ‘non-appearance or cancelation’ insurance should take note of the lesson to be learned from this lawsuit:”

Clearly, he’s going right for their reputation.

“Lloyd’s companies enjoy collecting bounteous premiums; they don’t enjoy paying claims, no matter how legitimate. Their business model thrives on conducting unending ‘investigations,’ of bona fide coverage requests, stalling interminably, running up their insured’s costs, and avoiding coverage decisions based on flimsy excuses.”

Then comes the best line:

“The artists think they they’re buying peace of mind. The insurers know they’re just selling a ticket to the courthouse.”

If that’s any indication, it sounds like Kanye’s getting his money’s worth out of his attorney.

If only he’d had that kind of luck with his tour’s insurers, huh?

That said … so far, we’ve only heard one side of the story.

We’d be very eager to hear what Lloyd’s of London’s insurers have to say in response.

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Former Michigan State player, girlfriend suing Draymond Green for assault

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is being sued for alleged assault and battery by a former Michigan State football player and his girlfriend.

The lawsuit stems from a series of events that occurred last summer in East Lansing, Mich. Jermaine Edmondson and his girlfriend, Bianca Williams, accused two men, who were with Green, of choking them against a wall during an altercation at a local bar on July 9. Green was arrested roughly 24 hours later after he was accused of punching Edmondson in the face the following night when he encountered Williams and Edmondson at a restaurant.

A student and football player at Michigan State at the time, Edmondson "no longer felt safe on campus" following the pair of incidents, and believes his name was "dragged through the mud," he stated in a press conference Tuesday.

Green accepted a plea deal in exchange for reduced charges following his arrest.

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Fancy Feet in Distress: Chris Brown Is Suing A Promoter In The Philippines Over Alleged Extortion

 

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Chris Brown Is Suing A Promoter For Extortion

Back at it again with the shenanigans and legal issues. Chris Brown’s latest lawsuit is against a promoter in the Philippines, who Chris claims tried to extort him out of $ 300,000.

The alleged incident happened all the way back in 2014, when C Breezy was supposed to perform for a New Year’s Eve show. The show had to be rescheduled because of passport issues, and the new performances was set for July of 2015. Here’s where things get strange: when Brown tried to exit his hotel, he was met by armed men who were blocking his every move. Chris was told by the lawyer for the arena that he would be arrested if he didn’t pay Jose Victor Los Banos Biongco $ 300,000.

These scammers were no match for Christopher Maurice, and he called up an immigration lawyer right away. Eventually, the immigration lawyer got him out of the country without having to dish out $ 300K–all’s well that ends well. Well, not really. Because Chris is now suing the man for his “emotional distress” following the incident.

Let us know how works out for you, Breezy.


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Former employee suing NFL Films for sexual harassment

A former employee at NFL Films has filed a civil lawsuit against the league-owned company, alleging multiple incidents of sexual harassment, according to NJ.com.

Nadia Axakowsky, a voice-over actor, claims she was “discriminated against, sexually harassed, retaliated against by her employer solely due to her sex and for complaining of the ongoing harassment” and that former supervisors made unwanted advances. She alleges one in particular, Glenn Adamo, groped her more than once.

She said she complained to her employers about the harassment and believes the company did not properly investigate the issue.

Axakowsky was fired by NFL Films in September 2016.

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Sunken Place Steve Harvey’s Ex-Wife Suing Him For $60M

Steve Harvey‘s ex-wife—one of them—is demanding a massive bag for her alleged trouble. Mary Harvey is suing the comedian and Donald Trump delegate for a cool $ 60M. 

According to Mary, Steve’s second wife, the money is because he “damaged her soul.”

Reports TMZ:

Mary Harvey and Steve’s infamously bitter divorce was finalized back in 2005, but according to docs filed Wednesday … Mary’s still feeling a slew of ill-effects from their battle. She says she’s been suicidal and self-medicates to cope with their nasty breakup.

The suit is rambling at times, but Mary’s main point is she’s emotionally and physically destroyed after losing her son, her businesses, and the joy of Mother’s Days. As she puts it, “All was loss Mary L. Harvey was dead.”

She’s suing Steve for child endangerment, torture, conspiracy against rights, kidnapping, murder, breach of contract and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Worth noting … the document was not filed by a lawyer, but rather a woman who tells us she is Mary’s “civil rights activist.”

Wait…what?

Don’t expect this to go very far unless Mary gets herself a proper lawyer.

Also, the fact they’re divorce was finalized a dozen years ago is not helping her cause.

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Motiejunas shoots down reports he’s suing Rockets

The recent reports over Donatas Motiejunas suing the Houston Rockets organization about how poorly his contract negotiations were handled last season are "false," says Motiejunas.

The 26-year-old Lithuanian wrote the following on Facebook on Saturday morning:

A month ago we with the NBA Players Association and the Houston Rockets found an agreement and solved everything. There are no court proceedings between us. The information which was published on media is false.

Motiejunas was a restricted free agent with the Rockets, who ultimately decided to match an offer from the Brooklyn Nets worth $ 35 million over four seasons. Only the guaranteed portions of the offer were matched, though, costing the 7-footer roughly $ 4 million-$ 6 million.

A missed physical later (a decision he made as a result of the difference in the two offers), and Motiejunas wound up joining the New Orleans Pelicans for just $ 1.5 million once his deal was renounced.

He made 34 appearances during the 2016-17 campaign with the Pelicans, averaging 4.4 points and three rebounds on 41.3 percent shooting coming off the bench.

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