MMG Rapper Fat Trel Free From Northern Virginia Jail

Fat Trel got knocked for using counterfeit bills at a Maryland casino in 2016, which was followed weeks later by an arrest in a Washington suburb for a variety of charges. The MMG rapper was released from a Northen Virginia detention center this weekend, with Gleesh taking using his Instagram page to celebrate his return.

Born Martrel Reeves, the 27-year-old Slutty Boyz captain was slapped with DWI, narcotics distribution, speeding, and driving with a revoked license charges. Trel maintained his innocence in the earlier casino arrest, claiming he received the bills from a 7-11 ATM machine. After getting stopped in nearby Arlington, Virginia, Trel was unable to beat back the charges.

Trel’s team is promising new music coming soon, with his last project SDMG 2 released via the Maybach Music Group imprint in 2016.

Video of Trel’s release from the Arlington County Detention Center via an Instagram Live stream can be viewed below.

Welcome home, Gleesh.


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Old Dominion to start 17-year-old QB vs. Virginia Tech

Old Dominion's Steven Williams isn't old enough to vote, but he'll be starting a college football game at quarterback Saturday.

The 17-year-old pivot will get the call when the Monarchs take on No. 13 Virginia Tech and, despite his age, Williams' head coach has confidence in him.

“At 17 years old, he has to become the defined leader of this organization,” Bobby Wilder told Ed Miller of The Virginian-Pilot. “I personally think he has the ability to do it.”

Williams impressed last weekend when he entered the game against North Carolina, throwing for a pair of touchdowns and 139 yards. That effort earned him the start Saturday, while giving the offense an identity.

“I just sensed from our team, they just didn’t feel like we had any idea of who we were,” Wilder said. “That’s what Stevie brings to our offense.”

Williams certainly wasn’t nervous about receiving an opportunity, as he noted he couldn’t wait to get onto the field against the Tar Heels.

“When he said, ‘Let’s go,’ I ran and grabbed my helmet,” Williams said. “I wanted to get in there so bad.”

Williams will inevitably go through struggles as he learns the college game, but he’ll have the comfort of not having to look over his shoulder. Wilder indicated the job is his.

“He’s not going to lose his job,” Wilder said. “We’re committed to him, so we’ve got to grow with him.”

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ESPN Pulls Announcer From Virginia Football Game Because His Name Is Robert Lee

With racial tensions at a drastic high these days, ESPN decided to play it safe and pulled a network announcer from Virginia football game due to his name, Robert Lee.

For those living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, the White Nationalist/Nazi rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 12 was centered around protesting the removal of a statue of Confederate General, Robert E. Lee.

In an effort to avoid riling up any kind of controversy on their part, ESPN decided it best to remove announcer Robert Lee from calling the September 2 football game. UVA is the same school where the racially motivated riot broke out which left three innocent people dead and dozens injured, after all

Robert Lee is now scheduled to work the Youngstown State’s game at the University of Pittsburgh on September 2.

According to RawStory a spokesman for the sports network insisted that the decision to reassign Lee to another game was a mutual decision. “When the protests in Charlottesville were happening, we raised with him the notion of switching games,” ESPN spokesman Chris LaPlaca said. “We didn’t make him. We asked him. Eventually we mutually agreed to switch.”

While the intentions were honorable, social media is disappointed in the decision. Many feel the Asian-American Lee should call the Virginia game against TWilliam & Mary and not be punished just because of his name.

Check out some of the reactions below and on the flip.

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ESPN president clarifies decision to remove broadcaster from Virginia game

ESPN president John Skipper wants to clear the air surrounding the company’s decision to pull a broadcaster’s assignment from Virginia’s season-opening game.

A report surfaced Tuesday from Clay Travis of Outkick the Coverage that ESPN had taken broadcaster Robert Lee off Virginia’s game against William & Mary because of the similarity of his name to that of famous Confederate General Robert E. Lee. ESPN later issued a statement asserting all parties involved in the decision believed it was the correct outcome given the recent events that occurred in Charlottesville.

Skipper released his own statement to employees Wednesday, hoping to offer some clarity on the issue.

Given the amount of media attention being generated by one of the countless, routine decisions our local production teams make every day, I wanted to make sure you have the facts. There was never any concern – by anyone, at any level – that Robert Lee’s name would offend anyone watching the Charlottesville game.

Among our Charlotte production staff there was a question as to whether – in these divisive times – Robert’s assignment might create a distraction, or even worse, expose him to social hectoring and trolling. Since Robert was their primary concern, they consulted with him directly. He expressed some personal trepidation about the assignment and, when offered the chance to do the Youngstown State/Pitt game instead, opted for that game – in part because he lives in Albany and would be able to get home to his family on Saturday evening.

I’m disappointed that the good intentions of our Charlotte colleagues have been intentionally hijacked by someone with a personal agenda, and sincerely appreciate Robert’s personal input and professionalism throughout this episode.

Attempts made by Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch to speak with Lee were unsuccessful, with ESPN informing him the broadcaster wasn’t available for comment.

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ESPN removes announcer Robert Lee from Virginia game due to name coincidence

What's in a name? For one ESPN announcer, it's a change of assignment.

The broadcast booth for Virginia's season opener against William & Mary will be slightly different than normal, as ESPN has confirmed it has removed announcer Robert Lee from the game due to his name being coincidentally identical to that of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, according to Clay Travis of Outkick the Coverage.

ESPN issued a statement regarding the decision to remove Lee from the broadcast, saying that all involved in the decision believed it was the right call to make given the recent events that occurred in Charlottesville earlier this month.

“We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name. In that moment it felt right to all parties,” ESPN’s statement reads. “It’s a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play by play for a football game has become an issue.”

Travis also added that he spoke with a senior employee at ESPN who clarified that the company did not demand this decision be made, but that it was a “people first decision.”

Additionally. Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated stated he requested an interview with Lee regarding the decision, but that he was told by ESPN that Lee is “not talking at the moment.” Deitsch also confirmed that Lee has now been assigned to call the game between Pittsburgh and Youngstown State.

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Jovon Durante leaves West Virginia, transferring to FAU

Wide receiver Jovon Durante is transferring to Florida Atlantic after two seasons at West Virginia, he announced Saturday.

Durante was on track to enter the 2017 season as West Virginia’s second-leading returning receiver, though he’d been absent from camp due to “personal issues,” casting doubt over his status with the program.

An undergraduate, Durante will sit out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules. He’ll have two years of eligibility upon reinstatement.

Durante joins a Florida Atlantic program led by first-year coach Lane Kiffin, who’s made no secret of his desire to add talent however possible.

Related: Kiffin defends 2nd-chance mentality at FAU

Kiffin acquired receiver/quarterback John Franklin III from Auburn and ex-Oklahoma quarterback Chris Robison on Tuesday via transfers, and has brought in several other players this offseason that once seemed destined for standout careers at high-profile schools.

Durante recorded 59 receptions for 709 yards and seven touchdowns across two campaigns with the Mountaineers.

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West Virginia suspends WR Simms for opener after DUI arrest

West Virginia has suspended receiver Marcus Simms for the season opener against Virginia Tech after his DUI arrest on the weekend, the team announced Monday.

"We have very high expectations for our student-athletes," head coach Dana Holgorsen said. "And they know that how we represent this university is more important than their contribution on the field. While every case is unique and discipline imposed is based on varying factors, this suspension is warranted. It is my hope that Marcus works hard to fulfill his obligation as a member of our community and as a member of our football program."

Holgorsen added that Simms must meet certain requirements before he can be reinstated.

Simms was charged with DUI and driving with a revoked license after he was pulled over for a broken tail light. The sophomore grabbed a touchdown to go along with six catches in 2016.

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Virginia cancels football event due to ongoing Charlottesville protests

Ongoing protests in Charlottesville have forced Virginia to cancel the annual “Meet the Team and Movie Night” event for the football team on Saturday night.

"Due to the ongoing public safety concerns in Charlottesville and as a result of the declaration of a State of Emergency for Virginia, the University of Virginia is canceling all scheduled events and programming today effective at noon," the school said in a statement. "The men's soccer exhibition game versus Wright State at 1 p.m. (ET) and the Football 'Meet the Team and Movie Night' event this evening are both canceled."

The protests, which were originally planned after the city decided to remove a statute of confederate General Robert E. Lee, turned violent on Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a group of people marching against the protesters.

The mayor of Charlottesville, Mike Signer, confirmed that one person died in the attack, and a spokesperson told NBC News that 19 people were injured.

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Former KKK Leader David Duke Says The White Supremacist March In Virginia "Fulfills The Promises Of Donald Trump"

Prominent white supremeacist David Duke is marching in Donald Trump’s name at the violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA. “This represents a turning point for the people of this country,”. We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump,”. the former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan said at the rally. Posted By Persist

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Crazy: Car Plows Through Counter-Protesters At White Supremacist Rally In Virginia!

Multiple people were reported injured after a vehicle drove through a crowd of counter-protesters Saturday after police put a stop to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. According to reports from the scene, counter-protesters were celebrating driving the white supremacists from Emancipation Park, which was supposed to be the site of the main rally when a car drove right through a crowd injuring multiple people. Posted By Persist

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