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Lions’ Ndamukong Suh gets suspended for stepping on Aaron Rodgers’ ankle

After a play on Sunday during the Lions vs. Packers game, Ndamukong Suh did this to Aaron Rodgers:

Here it is as it happened:

From CBS Sports:

In the angle above, it looks like Suh accidentally stepped on Rodgers with his right foot, then once he realized where Rodgers was, he stepped on him again with his left foot — and that’s the one that might have been on purpose.

Suh has now been suspended for one game:

The Detroit Lions and Ndamukong Suh have been informed that the defensive tackle will be suspended for this weekend’s wild-card playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Suh’s punishment comes a day after he stepped on the leg of Green Bay Packers quarterbackAaron Rodgers.

Suh “unnecessarily stepped on [the] opponent’s unprotected leg as he lay on the ground unable to protect himself,” according to a statement released by the NFL.

Suh is appealing the suspension and his appeal will be heard by Ted Cottrell.

If Suh’s appeal is denied, it would mean Detroit would be without both of its first-round defensive tackle selections. Coach Jim Caldwell said Monday it would take “a miracle” for defensive tackle Nick Fairley to play against the Cowboys. Fairley has not played or practiced since injuring his knee against Atlanta in Week 8.

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Here’s the full statement from the NFL:

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UPDATED: December 30, 2014

Welp.

 

YG’s girlfriend (well, maybe not anymore) exposes him on Instagram. Cause…herpes…

Not sure what’s going on here, but The Shade Room has the tea:

Rapper YG has been dating his girlfriend Caatelyn for a while now, in fact, he even stood by her side through out her jail sentence. Yes, she is a little on the wild side and covered in tattoos, different from the typical video model that most Rappers go for.

Well, it seems they are no longer together and you won’t believe the reason why. She exposed him on Social Media and we couldn’t believe what we read. Hacked or nah?

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Man. Whew.

There are a few things that I don’t understand in here…like the baby part…I mean, is she already pregnant? 4 months? Or did she mean to press the 9?

I don’t know.  As of now, her account has been locked (of course) but … screenshot is a mutha.

Good luck with all of that!

Meanwhile, I’ll be sitting back waiting for that “I was hacked” message he’s gonna make her post.

UPDATED: December 30, 2014

*sips tea*

“Life Coach” Cheyenne Bostock gives AWFUL and DANGEROUS advice to women dealing with stalkers.

This guy (Cheyenne Bostock or whatever) strikes again:

(Well, no. Most stalkers are power hungry lunatics who aren’t able to deal with rejection. But let’s continue.)

Unbelievable.

(“Expert?” LOL)

(Right. Because telling someone who has fixated on you that you are’t interested (which you’ve probably done multiple times already) automatically makes them stop stalking you. Okay.)

(Ladies: This man is full of shyt.  SOME men are able to get over it without acting out AND STALKING YOU. You DO NOT have to leave reconciliation on the table just for a man to not stalk you.)

(Face. Your. Stalker. Wow. Just wow.)

(Encouraging women who are being stalked to open up communication with their stalker. Unbelievable.)

(OH? But WAIT? So you want a woman to “address” her stalker but you’re too much of a coward to deal with it if it happens? I mean, I’m not shocked either but still.)

And after women and men take him to task on this bs:

(No. It is not “very important.” Women don’t deserve to be stalked due to a man’s lack of ability to deal.)

^^ This is the bottom line.  That is exactly what he is doing. He is tweeting out instructions on how women can put themselves in the most fatal position possible when dealing with a stalker.

Let’s look at this:

stalk·er
ˈstôkər/
noun
  1. a person who stealthily hunts or pursues an animal or another person.
    • a person who harasses or persecutes someone with unwanted and obsessive attention.

A person who stealthily hunts another person.  THAT is what a stalker is. And. it. is. ILLEGAL. And he’s telling women that all they have to do is communicate and they will go away. Just address your stalker, that’s all.

In fact, ladies, it’s your fault you’re being stalked in the first place! DUH! You didn’t give into the wishes and wants of your stalker so what else do you expect (completely ignoring the fact that women have stalkers they were never in relationships with, but whatever)!?!?!

The absolute worst part of this is that this guy has over 70,000 followers on Twitter alone.  And this is not the first time he has been completely irresponsible in his tweets, so they are sucking this all up. I only hope that those who are following him wake up and see just how much of an issue this is.  He is a danger to basically everybody.

And even after a judge gets involved:

Still:

Disgusting.

And before y’all ask me, yes, this guy is dead a** serious. I WISH I could tell y’all he is just a troll. But he isn’t. He honestly believes this is truth and that he is giving the best advice to women. It’s awful.

But here IS some helpful information, via The National Center for Victims of Crime:

Some things stalkers do:

  • Follow you and show up wherever you are.
  • Send unwanted gifts, letters, cards, or e-mails.
  • Damage your home, car, or other property.
  • Monitor your phone calls or computer use.
  • Use technology, like hidden cameras or global positioning systems (GPS), to track where you go.
  • Drive by or hang out at your home, school, or work.
  • Threaten to hurt you, your family, friends, or pets.
  • Find out about you by using public records or online search services, hiring investigators, going through your garbage, or contacting friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers.
  • Posting information or spreading rumors about you on the Internet, in a public place, or by word of mouth.
  • Other actions that control, track, or frighten you.

Stalking Victimization

  • 7.5 million people are stalked in one year in the United States.
  • Over 85% of stalking victims are stalked by someone they know.
  • 61% of female victims and 44% of male victims of stalking are stalked by a current or former intimate partner.
  • 25% of female victims and 32% of male victims of stalking are stalked by an acquaintance.
  • About 1 in 5 of stalking victims are stalked by a stranger.
  • Persons aged 18-24 years experience the highest rate of stalking.
  • 11% of stalking victims have been stalked for 5 years or more.
  • 46% of stalking victims experience at least one unwanted contact per week.

If you are being stalked, you may:

  • Feel fear of what the stalker will do.
  • Feel vulnerable, unsafe, and not know who to trust.
  • Feel anxious, irritable, impatient, or on edge.
  • Feel depressed, hopeless, overwhelmed, tearful, or angry.
  • Feel stressed, including having trouble concentrating, sleeping, or remembering things.
  • Have eating problems, such as appetite loss, forgetting to eat, or overeating.
  • Have flashbacks, disturbing thoughts, feelings, or memories.
  • Feel confused, frustrated, or isolated because other people don’t understand why you are afraid.

Impact of Stalking on Victims

  • 46% of stalking victims fear not knowing what will happen next. [Baum et al., (2009). “Stalking Victimization in the United States.” BJS.]
  • 29% of stalking victims fear the stalking will never stop. [Baum et al.]
  • 1 in 8 employed stalking victims lose time from work as a result of their victimization and more than half lose 5 days of work or more. [Baum et al.]
  • 1 in 7 stalking victims move as a result of their victimization. [Baum et al.]
  • The prevalence of anxiety, insomnia, social dysfunction, and severe depression is much higher among stalking victims than the general population, especially if the stalking involves being followed or having one’s property destroyed. [Eric Blauuw et al. “The Toll of Stalking,” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 17, no. 1(2002):50-63.]

Stalking and Intimate Partner Femicide*

  • 76% of intimate partner femicide victims have been stalked by their intimate partner.
  • 67% had been physically abused by their intimate partner.
  • 89% of femicide victims who had been physically assaulted had also been stalked in the 12 months before their murder.
  • 79% of abused femicide victims reported being stalked during the same period that they were abused.
  • 54% of femicide victims reported stalking to police before they were killed by their stalkers.

Stalkers

A stalker can be someone you know well or not at all. Most have dated or been involved with the people they stalk. Most stalking cases involve men stalking women, but men do stalk men, women do stalk women, and women do stalk men.

  • 2/3 of stalkers pursue their victims at least once per week, many daily, using more than one method.
  • 78% of stalkers use more than one means of approach.
  • Weapons are used to harm or threaten victims in 1 out of 5 cases.
  • Almost 1/3 of stalkers have stalked before.
  • Intimate partner stalkers frequently approach their targets, and their behaviors escalate quickly.

Stalking Laws

  • Stalking is a crime under the laws of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Territories, and the Federal government. Click here for a compilation of state, territory, tribal, and federal laws.
  • Less than 1/3 of states classify stalking as a felony upon first offense.
  • More than 1/2 of states classify stalking as a felony upon second offense or subsequent offense or when the crime involves aggravating factors.
  • Aggravating factors may include: possession of a deadly weapon, violation of a court order or condition of probation/parole, victim under 16 years, or same victim as prior occasions.

Things you can do

Stalking is unpredictable and dangerous. No two stalking situations are alike. There are no guarantees that what works for one person will work for another, yet you can take steps to increase your safety.

  • If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
  • Trust your instincts. Don’t downplay the danger. If you feel you are unsafe, you probably are.
  • Take threats seriously. Danger generally is higher when the stalker talks about suicide or murder, or when a victim tries to leave or end the relationship.
  • Contact a crisis hotline, victim services agency, or a domestic violence or rape crisis program. They can help you devise a safety plan, give you information about local laws, weigh options such as seeking a protection order, and refer you to other services.
  • Develop a safety plan, including things like changing your routine, arranging a place to stay, and having a friend or relative go places with you. Also, decide in advance what to do if the stalker shows up at your home, work, school, or somewhere else. Tell people how they can help you. Click here to learn more about safety plans.
  • Don’t communicate with the stalker or respond to attempts to contact you.
  • Keep evidence of the stalking. When the stalker follows you or contacts you, write down the time, date, and place. Keep emails, text messages, phone messages, letters, or notes. Photograph anything of yours the stalker damages and any injuries the stalker causes. Ask witnesses to write down what they saw. Click here to download a stalking incident and behavior log.
  • Contact the police. Every state has stalking laws. The stalker may also have broken other laws by doing things like assaulting you or stealing or destroying your property.
  • Consider getting a court order that tells the stalker to stay away from you.
  • Tell family, friends, roommates, and co-workers about the stalking and seek their support.
  • Tell security staff at your job or school. Ask them to help watch out for your safety.

This is information that is valid and true.

I don’t care if you think this AskCheyB guy has been correct on anything else. PLEASE do not listen to him on this. He is absolutely incorrect and his advice WILL put your life in danger.

Shame on you, man.

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Deadspin writer is not happy with the 49ers.

This happened:

Well.

Tell us how you really feel, eh?

In case you didn’t know, the 49ers and Jim Harbaugh have parted ways (an official announcement is expected shortly).  And this writer thinks it’s nothing but a huge mistake.

Jim Harbaugh coached his last game for the Niners today, a game his team won despite the fact that the whole world knew he was on a plane to Ann Arbor the moment the whistle blew. He leaves San Francisco with a record of 44-19-1, with three NFC title game appearances (the first of which came in his debut season, with a team that had gone 6-10 the year prior) and one Super Bowl appearance to his name. He went 8-8 this season with half his vaunted defense either injured or suspended. Before he arrived in San Francisco, the Niners were cast adrift in a sea of green puke, suffering through a lost decade with Dennis Erickson, Mike Nolan, and Mike Singletary all taking turns to fuck everything up. And then Harbaugh came in and turned everything around, and now he is gone, because the Niners are fucking stupid. Just as stupid and arrogant as Jerry was when he let Jimmy walk.

Ouch.

There is no sane football-related reason for the Niners to let Harbaugh leave. Apparently, they’re letting Harbaugh go simply because he was so insufferable to deal with, which … fine. I get why you might wear out after having Captain Jawclench as the head man for four years. But this man is a football coach, and football coaches are, by their very nature, insufferable. They work endless hours. They are humorless and often distant and aloof. They are endlessly demanding. Only a batshit crazy person would thrive in that job, and so Jim Harbaugh fits into the mold nicely. I don’t know what other temperament you would like out of a head coach. What, you want him to be less intense? Fine; watch him get run over.

The other option, of course, is that the Niners don’t wanna pay Harbaugh $8 million a year, and that they’re letting everyone know about his repellent personality as an easy way to divert attention from this fact. NFL teams will suffer many things in the name of winning, though, so I find it amusing that Jed York and/or Trent Baalke would supposedly rather turn away a proven coach for NOTHING rather than deal with him socially on a day-to-day basis. Excellent NFL head coaches are rare. Even the good coaches are kinda shitty in certain ways (Andy Reid, etc). It can take decades to find one that knows what the fuck he’s doing, and now the Niners are just gonna let that go and start all over again with … JOSH MCDANIELS?! Jesus. I mean, honestly. As if dealing with that little shit will somehow be heavenly ambrosia by comparison. The Niners will spend years trying to find an adequate replacement for Harbaugh.

Now, I think it’s possible to be intense and passionate without being insufferable, but, if a coach is good (where it matters) then a coach is good, right?

Interesting take on it all.  And I guess we’ll see soon enough if this prediction holds true. If so, this may be a decision the 49ers’ management may end up regretting.

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Michael Sam wants you to know there are a lot of gay players in the NFL.

In a OWN documentary that aired this past Saturday, Michael Sam explains that he isn’t the only gay player in the NFL:

Michael Sam is one of many gay men actively playing in the NFL.

The free agent, who was released from both the St. Louis Ramsand Dallas Cowboys this year after becoming the first openly gay player ever drafted, told Oprah Winfrey in an OWN special that aired over the weekend that “there’s a lot of us out there.”

“I’m not the only one,” Sam said. “I’m just the only one who’s open.”

Sam said during the same interview that he was contacted by “a very few” after coming out during an ESPN interview last February.

“[They] pretty much just told me their gratitude, how they were thankful,” Sam said without giving Winfrey an exact number. “They wish that they had the courage to come out.”

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I’m not sure how the terminology works, but the first sentence confuses me. Actively playing in the NFL? I thought he’d been released from everybody?

Either way, there it is!