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Tue
08
May
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Couple Fakes Childs Illness for Community Favor

LaFrance

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A couple from New York state has been arrested after a recent arrest on the charges of fraud. The Syracuse University football squad was recruited to make a little boy’s battle with cancer a bit more palatable.

Jolene and Martin LaFrance or Port Byron, NY were charged with one felony count of scheme to defraud and a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child. The couple was able to raise more than $3000. in donations. According to the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office, the LaFrance’s did indeed have a son who was 9 years old at the time had never been diagnosed as having cancer.

The couple set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for the boys factious disease. Last year the Orange football squad hosted the LaFrances son CJ late last year, to make what was thought ot be his final last year.

Wed
25
Apr
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Meek Mill Freed just in time to Ring Ceremonial Bell

Meek Mill

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Persecuted rapper Meek Mill was released just in time to ring the Philadelphia 76er’s traditional pre-game bell for the 2018 playoffs first round Game 5. Protests have brought attention tot he entertainers plight and even more attention has been brought to light after a killer of more than 14 people was issued a bail and Mill had not.

76er’s co-owner Michael Rubin make the announcement on social media and arrived wearing a Joel Embiid jersey as he hung out with Kevin Hart.

In December during a Jay-Z concert both Joel Embiid and Ben Simmins sported tees with “Stand with Meek Mill” while the Eagles ascended to the top of the NFL. Mills boast Philadelphia has his hometown and has been bashed by the legacy media including ESPN personalities. 

Mon
23
Apr
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U Conn's Kevin Ollie goes after $10M Remaining on Contract

Kevin Ollie

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Last month U Conn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie got the axe after two losing seasons and the team under a NCAA investigation.

The the university said in a statement, “initiated disciplinary procedures” to dismiss Ollie. The letter penned by president Susan Herbst who did not disclose the scope of the investigation is not clear.

Ollie has challenged the decision saying that he is still owe $10 million of a five year contract worth $17.9 million. The actual agreement has not been ascertained, and the specifics fo the contract have not been made available. The dismissal comes four years after Ollie coached the Huskies to a national NCAA title. David Benedict the U Conn athletic director said the search for a new coach began immediately and continued, “unfortunate that this decision became necessary.”

Tue
17
Apr
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Dwayne Wade revisits Games gone Bye

Dwayne Wade

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

Vintage Dwayne Wade showed up last night in Game 2 of the First Round of the NBA playoffs. Wade who is back with the Miami Heat, came off the bench and chipped in 28 points with 21 in the first and second quarters. During a post game interview Wade said its a good feeling to hush a whole crowd saying, “its a feeling that I hope my son has one day.”

He charged an active Kevin Hart on the sidelines with his throwback performance.

“You can than k Kevin Hart for that,” the thirty-six year old Guard said after the game. Sitting courtside with legend Allen Iverson who was courtside with Hart. Hart and Wade are friends so the whole deal was all in good fun. 

Mon
02
Apr
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Michael Bennett attacked by Government to which he pays taxes

Michael Bennett Attacked

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkeirng.com

 

Michael Bennett, has been a man with a bullseye on his back since he decided to stand up for or rather take a knee for those unarmed Black people who have been gunned down buy law enforcement officials.

The Eagles Defensive lineman formerly of the Seattle Seahawks ran into trouble before in Las Vegas with law officers and again it is the consensus of many The Thinkering readers that Bennett is being treated unfairly. The 32-year-old, with nine years in the NFL all with the Seahawks and formerly a Texas A&M outstanding player earns a whopping $10, 1666,667 annually, with a signing bonus of $8,000,000. Heading into his tenth professional year, the DL, boast a net worth of more than $22 million.

Mon
26
Mar
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Odell Beckham Jr. between the Scylla and Charybdis

Odell Beckham, Jr.

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Odell Beckham Jr,’s fate has not been sealed yet but, as expected, the Giants are likely not satisfied with his injury progress and trade rumors have begun.

Co-owner John Mara had no qualms about blasting Odell’s behavior saying, “I’m tired of answering questions about Odell’s behavior and what the latest incident is,” he continued, “I think he knows what we expect of him, and now it’s up to him.”

Before the wideouts preseason injury this kind of talk was never heard coming from the executive offices in New York.

Tue
20
Mar
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Ndamukong Suh on the Move

Ndamukong Suh

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

Ndamukong Suh was cut from the Miami Dolphins at the top of the league year, starting whispers about where he might land.

The five-time pro bowler out of Nebraska is reportedly being sought by three franchises. The New Orleans Saints is a front runner. Suh spent the past few days in the “Big Easy” talking football. According to his people he will leave New Orleans headed to another souther franchise in the Tennessee Titans.

Both of the previously mentioned franchises were playoff teams last season and have plenty to offer as far as supporting talent.

Mon
19
Mar
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NFL Playbooks for Sale --Change of an Era

Sweeten

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Interested in a few old NFL playbooks? Then hear goes, Tom Landry’s 1972 playbook sold for a whopping $6,573. Or Jerry Rice's rookie San Francisco 49ers playbook recently sold for $6,573.

This is likely one of the last times you will find playbooks. Most teams use tables or other electronic devices to keep up with their plays. The books came up when a collector Patrick Donning found them in a garage sale in upstate New York.

A few other playbooks included the 2004 Detroit Lions defensive and secondary playbooks. More recent playbooks include 2006 Buffalo Bills that sold on Monday for $325.

Thu
15
Mar
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Former ESPN head admits to Cocaine and Extortion

John Skipper

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Former President of ESPN recently admitted to: 1. Having a substance abuse problem, and 2. Resigning from his position at the famed Disney outlet due to an extortion attempt.

December 2017, John Skipper opened up with a media outlet, he explained, he purchased cocaine from someone who later attempt to make a money deal to keep quite. “They threatened me, and I understood immediately that threat put me and my family at risk, and this exposure would put my professional life at risk as well. I foreclosed that possibility by disclosing the details to my family...”

While he says his drug use never caused any professional repercussions, he has entered himself in a drug rehab program, he says that he takes full responsibility for his actions and their consequences.  

Wed
28
Feb
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Three Eagles decline White House Invite

Eagles will Not Attend

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

Super Bowl winning eagles soared high in their 44-33 win over the Patriots earlier this year. But at least three of them will not be attending the traditional White House visit for winners of the biggest game in US professional football.

Trump earlier this year said to the 32 team owners, “son of a b—h”, players who protest during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner.

Safety Malcolm Jenkins, defensive end Chris Long and receiver Torrey Smith have all said they will not attend. Jenkins said on a nationally televised new show, “I personally do not anticipate attending that.” He continued by saying, “I’m about, you know, creating positive change in the communities that I come from, whether it be Philadelphia, New Jersey, Ohio, Louisiana or this entire country.”

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