Cam Newton Is A Fan Of “Diddy” Buying Carolina Panthers?
Sean “Diddy” Combs would have the approval of Cam Newton if he chooses to buy the Carolina Panthers from owner Jerry Richardson. The quarterback has always “looked up to the mogul,” he told reporters Wednesday, according to ESPN‘s David Newton.
But would Newton also be okay with “Diddy” bringing in Colin Kaepernick to play? Yes, the quarterback is open to hitting the field with Kaep. Newton’s enthusiasm for the potential deal with Combs and Kaepernick comes after Richardson announced Sunday he plans to sell the Panthers at the end of the 2017 season. Allegations of inappropriate behavior and comments directed toward team employees by Richardson were made, Sports Illustrated‘s L. Jon Wertheim and Viv Bernstein said, providing details on the claims.
Little Girl, Two Women Killed In Pittsburgh Fire
A deadly fire rippled through a Pittsburgh home Wednesday, leaving two women and one 4-year-old girl dead, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Arson is suspected as one man reportedly claimed responsibility for the blaze, saying he set it in retaliation for a fistfight outside a Penn Hills nightclub, police said. The man said he ignited the fire after being beaten by a man who lived at the home.
“Yep, yep, I did it. They shouldn’t [mess] with me,” 41-year-old Martell Smith of the North Side uttered repeatedly as he watched firefighters battle the blaze about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, a witness told police.
The man who the suspect was looking to punish was not there when the fire began, cops said. The man’s mother, Sandra Carter Douglas, 58, was at the home and was killed by the fire. The son’s girlfriend, Shamira Staten, 21, and her daughter, Chy’enne Manning, who both lived in the house, were also killed. Douglas’ husband, Cecil Douglas, 58, escaped through a second-story window, jumped and broke his ankle.
Police arrested and charged Smith with multiple counts of homicide, arson, and endangerment Thursday.
Michigan Cops Who Held Girl At Gunpoint Gets Off
The Michigan police officers that recently held an 11-year-old African-American girl at gunpoint and handcuffed her outside of her home during a search for a murder suspect will not face any discipline, The Associated Press reported. Honestie Hodges, her mother and her aunt were held by a Grand Rapids officers, who names were not released, on December 6 in an incident captured by a body camera. After an internal investigation of the incident, police found the officers didn’t violate department policy, the Grand Rapids Police Department said in a news release Wednesday.
In Memoriam: Celebrities We Lost In 2017
1. Erica Garner, 27Source:Getty 1 of 24
2. LeRoy Frasier, 80Source:Getty 2 of 24
3. Don Hogan Charles, 79Source:Getty 3 of 24
4. Combat Jack, 48Source:Getty 4 of 24
5. Mamie Johnson, 82Source:Getty 5 of 24
6. Della Reese, 86Source:Splash News 6 of 24
7. Simeon Booker, 99Source:Getty 7 of 24
8. David Cassidy, 67Source:Getty 8 of 24
9. Fats Domino, 89Source:Getty 9 of 24
10. Robert Guillaume, 89Source:Getty 10 of 24
11. Tom Petty, 66Source:Getty 11 of 24
12. Bernie Casey, 78Source:Getty 12 of 24
13. Jim Vance, 75Source:Getty 13 of 24
14. Fresh Kid Ice, 53Source:Getty 14 of 24
15. Charlie Murphy, 57Source:Getty 15 of 24
16. Chuck Berry, 90Source:Getty 16 of 24
17. James Cotton, 81Source:Getty 17 of 24
18. Joni Sledge, 60Source:Getty 18 of 24
19. Clyde Stubblefield, 73Source:Getty 19 of 24
20. Al Jarreau, 76Source:Getty 20 of 24
21. Mary Tyler Moore, 80Source:Getty 21 of 24
22. Lee "Q" O'Denat, 43Source:Getty 22 of 24
23. Bishop Eddie Long, 63Source:Getty 23 of 24
24. Roy Innis, 82Source:Getty 24 of 24
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