Posts Tagged ‘Allegations’

Former NFL running back O.J. Simpson could be filing a massive lawsuit against the Cosmopolitan after being permanently banned by the Las Vegas hotel-casino in November.

TMZ Sports reported that Simpson was was drunk and became hostile toward staff at the hotel’s Clique bar, leading to him getting kicked out and banned by the Cosmopolitan. However, Simpson claimed “nothing happened.”

Representatives for Simpson are now threatening to sue the Cosmopolitan for $100 million, claiming staff “acted with malice and racial prejudice,” according to Joe Nelson of FOX 5.

In a letter to the Cosmopolitan, Simpson’s lawyer, Malcolm P. LaVergne, said his client was “singled out amongst his non-African American friends and expelled him for a fake reason while he peacefully visited the Cosmopolitan property.” The letter also states that staff neglected to reverse Simpson’s ban after it was confirmed by police through surveillance video that they made up a “false narrative.”

LaVergne claims Cosmopolitan staff wanted to put Simpson in a false light to affect the terms of his parole.


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A court document alleges disgraced MLB great Pete Rose committed statutory rape in the 1970s, according to ESPN’s William Weinbaum.

An unidentified woman alleged in a sworn statement that she and Rose had a sexual relationship before she turned 16, which lasted several years. The statement is part of a motion in John Dowd’s defense against Rose, who is suing Dowd for defamation.

Court documents made public Monday show Rose acknowledges having a sexual relationship with the woman, but that it began in 1975, when she was 16, and when Rose was 34 and married with two kids.

“Jane Doe” alleges she had sex with Rose in Ohio and other states when she was under 16, while Rose says relations took place only in Ohio. The age of consent in the state is 16.

There’s no possibility Rose will be charged with a crime, due to Ohio’s statute of limitations.

Rose is suing Dowd after Dowd claimed in 2015 that Rose had sexual relations with underage girls during his years in spring training. Rose has denied all the allegations.


Zak Bevis, the real-life brother of WWE superstar Paige, noted on his Facebook page on Tuesday morning that he’s “very worried” about his sister.

“I’ve got too say I’m very worried about my sister,” Bevis wrote (sic). “Please keep a eye on her, she had one Prick Known as brad Maddox who took advantage of an 18 year old girl. Physically and mentally abused her. And now she’s with a control freak who think he’s a tough guy cause he’s beats my sister and has money too cover his tracks..”

News broke on Monday that Alberto El Patron was detained by police at the Orlando International Airport on Sunday following a domestic incident. Paige claimed the incident was not between herself and Alberto but rather with an angry fan that allegedly threw a drink on the GFW Impact World Heavyweight Champion. Audio of the incident revealed Alberto telling someone to “call the cops” and Paige crying. A witness claimed the wrestling couple were arguing at a restaurant in the airport.

“I love my sister she will end up like Whitney Houston or Amy Winehouse,” Zak wrote on Facebook. “….please share this,,I want the world to know that i care about my lil sister…..everyone keep an eye on her …you’ll be argry at me but I love you, I’m writing this on behalf of all the Knights.”

Zak also noted that their father, Ricky Knight, will weigh in later, noting, “Thanks for all the messages. Yes this is very hard to do. Ricky Knight is the head of this family and will have his say later.”

Knight has been an outspoken critic of Paige’s relationship with El Patron, something that has even boiled over into a wrestling match between them.


DENVER — The NFL says it is conducting a comprehensive review of allegations that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had human growth hormone delivered to his house.

There’s no timetable to complete the investigation, but it’s not expected before the Denver plays Carolina in the Super Bowl on Feb. 7.

League spokesman Brian McCarthy says the inquiry, which began weeks ago, involves reviews of records, interviews and coordination with other agencies.

Al Jazeera reported last month that an intern at an Indianapolis anti-aging clinic was secretly recorded suggesting that Manning’s wife received deliveries of HGH, which is banned by the league. Manning, then with the Colts, was rehabbing from shoulder surgeries.

The intern, Charles Sly, has since recanted his story.

Manning angrily denied using performance-enhancing substances and called the report ”complete garbage.”

Peyton Manning is emphatically denying allegations he used human growth hormone as part of his recovery from a neck injury in 2011.

In an interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salters aired on “Sunday NFL Countdown,” the Denver Broncos quarterback responded to an Al Jazeera documentary entitled “The Dark Side.”

“I think I rotate between being angry, furious,” Manning said. “Disgusted is really how I feel, sickened by it. I’m not sure I understand how someone can make something up about somebody, admit that he’s made it up, and yet it somehow gets published in a story.”

The initial statements from Charlie Sly, a former pharmacist at the Guyer Clinic, alleged that Manning’s wife, Ashley, was the stated recipient of HGH and other drugs.

Sly has since attempted to retract some of his allegations.

“It’s completely fabricated,” Manning said. “Complete trash, garbage. There’s some more adjectives I’d like to be able to use, but it really makes me sick.”

Manning took particular exception to the fact that his wife’s medical privacy was violated as part of the documentary.

“It makes me sick that it brings Ashley into it, her medical history, her medical privacy being violated.”

Asked specifically whether he’s ever taken HGH or any other performance-enhancing drug, the veteran quarterback issued the following reponse:

“Absolutely not. Absolutely not. And what hurts me the most about this is that, whoever this guy is, this slapstick trying to insinuate that in 2011 when I more or less had a broken neck … I busted my butt to get healthy.”

“… It stings me, whoever this guy is, insinuating that I cut corners, I broke NFL rules in order to get healthy. It’s a joke. It’s a freaking joke.”

Manning retained the services of former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer as a spokesman after the report initially emerged Saturday night, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Fleischer told Rapoport that Manning never used HGH, but his wife was a patient at the anti-aging clinic and had an undisclosed prescription.

The quarterback’s representation reportedly intends to watch the documentary before deciding whether to pursue any legal action.

Jack Johnson, who filed for bankruptcy last October after amassing more than $10 million in debt, is being accused of false representation, and perhaps fraud, by one of his largest creditors, TSN’s Rick Westhead reports.

His report indicates that RFF Family Partnerships, a marketing company based in California, believes the Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman was working with his parents to take out a series of high-interest loans. Jackson blamed his parents for mismanaging his finances by securing the loans in his name without his knowledge and using his future NHL earnings as collateral.

Johnson reportedly ceased contact with his family as a result of his financial strife near the time of his bankruptcy.

He will earn $5 million this season in Columbus.

Peyton Manning worried that the New England Patriots had microphones in the visitors’ locker room, and would move to a nearby hallway to discuss crucial game-plan details, former head coach Tony Dungy says.

Dungy, who coached Manning with the Indianapolis Colts from 2002-08, made the revelation on the “Dan Patrick Show” on Thursday.

“I know that that is very true, and, you know, as Peyton talked to guys who played for the Patriots, some of the guys who came over – whether it’s true or not he treated it as true. We didn’t have a lot of strategy discussions inside the locker room there,” Dungy said, according to Pro Football Talk.

The Patriots and spying have been linked since the “Spygate” scandal broke in 2007, but it seems Manning may have heard whispers of espionage on the part of Bill Belichick’s team before the public did.

Then again, Manning may simply have been paranoid.

“Peyton takes everything to the nth degree,” Dungy said.

The Patriots have never been proven to have bugged their locker rooms (or even been formally accused of it), but that probably won’t stop much of the public from believing this and all subsequent rumors about cheating.