John “Jack” Elway III, son of Denver Broncos general manager and NFL legend John Elway, has been sentenced in regards to a domestic violence incident with his girlfriend in July.
According to an affidavit, Jack Elway allegedly pulled the woman out of his car by her hair near the intersection of West Colfax Avenue and North Lipan Street after getting into an argument with her.
The affidavit added that some of the woman’s hair was pulled out and after she attempted to stand up, Elway shoved her back to the ground.
Elway III, who is a former quarterback at Arizona State, reached a plea deal and will undergo counseling and probation. Also, he cannot own a firearm or have contact with the victim. The deal was reached when Elway III’s charge was lowered from assault to disturbing the peace.
The timing on the sentencing is impeccable, as other domestic violence cases have been popping up left and right in the football world this week.
Gloria Allred, attorney to the stars, pulled no punches ripping into Roger Goodell regarding how he handled domestic violence charges against then Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall in 2005. According to her, Goodell met with Marshall, and imposed no discipline.
Now, a new accusation from 2009 has surfaced against the now Bears receiver.
Allred appeared with Kristeena Spivey, who accused the now-Bears wide receiver of abusing her friend Rasheedah Watley.
Marshall denied ever abusing Watley in 2009, but Spivey recalled an incident when Marshall rammed into her car, and threw a chunk of cement at a window to try to get Watley out.
Marshall’s new accusation surfacing probably won’t be the last the NFL sees after the Ray Rice saga created a public firestorm surrounding domestic violence. But why things from five and ten years ago are all of a sudden issues again must be a headache for players.
Rapper 50 Cent has been through his fair share of bromances during his career, the most notorious one with friend-turned-enemy Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
It looks like there’s a new one in the works, as 50 was spotted with New York Knicks’ superstar Carmelo Anthony. A paparazzi member tried asking ‘Melo about former Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice and his domestic violence saga.
For the uninitiated, Anthony was born in New York City but moved to Baltimore when he was eight and is a die-hard Ravens fan.
This apparently upset 50, who provided some serious, yet comical, security for ‘Melo.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has come under intense scrutiny after being charged with negligent injury to a child last week. Peterson released a statement this week regarding the situation, but is still limited to what he can say.
Peterson’s statement went into emotional detail. however.
“I am not a perfect son. I am not a perfect husband. I am not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser. I am someone that disciplined his child and did not intend to cause him any injury,” the statement reads. “No one can understand the hurt that I feel for my son and for the harm I caused him. My goal is always to teach my son right from wrong and that’s what I tried to do that day. I accept the fact that people feel very strongly about this issue and what they think about my conduct. Regardless of what others think, however, I love my son very much and I will continue to try to become a better father and person.”
This is a very sensitive issue in society, but in Peterson’s defense, most people over 30 years old are familiar with harsh types of discipline. He may have crossed the line, but given that Peterson grew up in Texas and was subject to the same types of discipline, it’s hard to completely fault him for doing the same things.
Personally, I grew up in a single-parent Italian household, and know first-hand that things aren’t the way now that they were then. Maybe if more parents were allowed to discipline their kids without fear of being hung in the court of public opinion, society wouldn’t be as screwed up as it is today.
Hopefully, AP gets the help he needs and learns that it’s not 1950 anymore. He has no criminal record or history of child abuse, so to immediately label him the worst person in the world is judgmental and unfair.
Peterson will be back in the Vikings’ lineup next weekend when they travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints.
Despite losing quarterback Robert Griffin III to an ankle injury, the Washington Redskins had a pretty good day Sunday, dismantling the Jacksonville Jaguars 41-10.
The team was apparently still in high spirits Monday. As ESPN conducted a report outside the Redskins’ training facility, Brian Orakpo, DeAngelo Hall, and Stephen Bowen can be seen in the background whooping it up with an array of hilarious dance moves.
DeSean Jackson posted the video on Instagram, as apparently the videobomb had the rest of the team rolling in laughter.
The second week of the NFL season commences Thursday when the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens. Between last Sunday and now, the league has been a firestorm surrounding the Ray Rice incident.
First, footage surfaced of Rice KO’ing his wife. He was released by the Ravens and suspended from the league. Then, Commissioner Roger Goodell claimed to have never previously seen the footage, although several sources confirmed the tape had been sent to the NFL four or five months ago.
Sounds like a lot happening, right? Well guess where Goodell was the day the tape reportedly was delivered to the NFL:
As noted by Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the day the tape of Ray Rice punching his wife in the face was reportedly delivered to the NFL offices, Goodell was at The Masters, wearing his green jacket that confirms his status as a member at the exclusive Augusta National Golf Club.
That’s right, folks. The Commish was whooping it up with a bunch of other rich and powerful people instead of paying attention to what was happening with the league he oversees.
Augusta has a pretty long track record of exclusion, so the fact that Goodell was there speaks directly to his character in my opinion.
We’ll see how this situation ultimately plays out, but it’s not looking to good for Roger at the moment as pieces of the puzzle continue to be put together.