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The Saga Continues: Brooklyn Nets Fined $50K For Letting Kyrie Irving In Locker Room During Sunday's

The Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving's drama continues as the team is fined $50K for allowing him in the locker room during Sunday's game.

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The NBA season is almost over and Kyrie Irving is still 10 toes down in his vaccine stance. To be honest, he's made a little bit of progress by holding out as he's now allowed to play away games and from the looks of it, he's still in shape and still delivering.

As COVID protocols change they will only benefit him more, but as surges continue, we know how that will go for him. This past Sunday Kyrie took it a step further by coming to the game he wasn't allowed to play in to support his team. Kevin Durant went on to score a season-high 53 points and left the court embracing Kyrie.

After the game, Kevin Durant spoke on the vaccine mandates and how insane it was Kyrie couldn't play. Shortly after, the Nets were fined $50K for allowing Kyrie in the locker room and issued a statement on KD's comments regarding the mandate and the Mayor.

"The last two years have been a difficult and painful time for New Yorkers, as well as a very confusing time with the changing landscape of the rules and mandates," Durant said. "I do appreciate the task the Mayor has in front of him with all the city has been through. My frustration with the situation doesn't change the fact that I will always be committed to helping the communities and cities I live in, and play in."

At this point, even the commissioner Adam Silver is backing Kyrie, so hopefully, we can all put this behind us soon.

Kyrie has the support of his teammates and Adam Silver so it shouldn't even be worth the conversation even if we feel differently.

via: https://bossip.com/2125505/nets-fined-kyrie

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It's A Wrap: Mimi Faust's Fiancée Ty Young Confirms Their Second Engagement Is OFF After Being Spott

Ty Young said she is "single," but did Mimi Faust actually know they called quits?

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Last week, Mimi Faust gave "Woman Crush Wednesday" honors to Ty Young, the woman her followers thought was her fiance. Just six days after that shout-out, however, Mimi's basketball player WCW was seen flirting out in the open with a mystery woman.

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 Ty Young Is Seen Cuddling With Former Teammate Before Confirming Mimi Faust Break Up
Former Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta star Ty Young was put on blast earlier today after a video of her getting cozy with a woman who was not Mimi Faust surfaced online. In the clip, Young is gently embraced by a woman identified by witnesses as WNBA Star DiJonai Carrington.

Mimi Faust's fiancée, former WNBA star Ty Young, was spotted out in LA. pic.twitter.com/FLFPL7BEU8

— BACKUP ACCOUNT (@JasmineBrandTHE) March 15, 2022

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The images of Ty and DiJonai sent shockwaves through social media because just 65 days ago, Ty publicly asked for Mimi Faust's hand in marriage for a second time. The pair were initially engaged in 2020.

In an Instagram post shared by TheJasmineBRAND, the outlet confirmed that Young and Carrington used to be teammates before they were seen getting cozy at an event hosted by #RHOA Kandi in LA.

But, what about Mimi?

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Ty Young Claims DiJonai Carrington Is Just Her Friend Amid Mimi Faust Break Up
Ty Young responded to the chatter over her being openly cozy with DiJonai. The 35-year-old North Carolina native clarified that she is a "single woman", although she didn't reveal exactly when she and Mimi called it quits.

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Sharing a since-deleted post on Instagram, Ty Young wrote,

"Normally things happen in silence. But since we're here. You can't cheat when you're single and I guess you can't have friends either..."

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Since the clips of Ty Young and Carrington surfaced online, Mimi Faust has reacted by sharing a meme on Instagram that said, "BREATHE and remember who the f*** you are." Mimi simply added "Enough said..." with a kissing face emoji in the caption under the message.

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Are YOU shocked Mimi and Ty have called it quits for a second time?

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via: https://bossip.com/2125382/mimi-fausts-fiancee-ty-young-break-up-cheating-rumor

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Maralee Nichols Requests $47K Per Month In Child Support From Tristan Thompson, Claims She's Bringin

Maralee Nichols is moving along quickly in her court battle against Tristan Thompson.

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On March 4, the trainer filed papers in Los Angeles requesting a pretty penny in monthly child support for their 3-month-old son, Theo.

"With regard to child support, using Tristan's income of $9.7 million alone and Maralee's income of $0, Maralee at this time requests guideline monthly child support of $47,424," court documents read, according to Us Weekly. She went on to request that the basketball player be ordered to pay her attorney fees, which exceed $1 million.

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In the filing, they estimated Thompson's monthly income to be at least $810,075, with Nichols claiming her expenses are $22,263 per month.

"Theo and I are living at a far depressed standard of living than Tristan," she said in the docs.

Nichols went on to allege that before she gave birth, she spent more than $2,000 per month dining out and "expects these expenses will resume once Theo gets older and COVID-19 restrictions are lifted."

"I have made a tremendous effort to reduce my spending. Previously, my average month's expenses for clothing were in excess of $5,000 a month," she said, saying she now spends $3,500 per month on clothes.

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Nichols also claimed she is living in an apartment with a roommate, while Thompson allegedly has not paid her any money yet and continues to live a "lavish celebrity lifestyle."

To drive her point home, the new mom pointed to Jordan Craig, who shares 5-year-old son Prince with Tristan. She alleged in the papers that the model "is reportedly receiving at least $40,000 a month in child support from Tristan [and] leads a similarly high lifestyle, including living in a $3 million mansion in Los Angeles, driving multiple luxury vehicles, taking extravagant vacations and dressing her son in designer clothes at a young age."

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News broke back in December 2021 that Nichols sued Thompson for child support after giving birth earlier that month. The athlete confirmed in January that he is the child's father, saying in an Instagram Story, "Now that paternity has been established I look forward to amicably raising our son."

via: https://bossip.com/2125148/maralee-nichols-requests-47k-per-month-in-child-support-from-tristan-thompson-claims-shes-bringing-in-0

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SIKE: Tom Brady Officially Un-Retires Just Weeks After Retirement Announcement


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Tom Brady is the undisputed GOAT of professional football, even if someone isn't a Brady fan they will never downplay what he has accomplished. Earlier this year after 22 seasons playing quarterback and taking two franchises to the promised land, Tom Brady announced he was retiring. This was only after it was leaked from ESPN reporters who didn't even let the man announce it himself. The suspicious thing about his retirement was how many journalists claimed on good authority he would be returning and they do not believe he is done, leaving everyone confused. Until yesterday when Tom Brady took to social media to announce he would in fact be returning because he just couldn't take it. It only took Tom 40 days to come back to the NFL.

"These past two months I've realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it's not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I'm coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG", Brady wrote on his verified Twitter account.

These past two months I've realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it's not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I'm coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG pic.twitter.com/U0yhRKVKVm

— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 13, 2022

As of now, we have no idea what is the cause was for his return but between watching the Super Bowl from home and adjusting to regular life we are sure he just had to go for it. Sadly the announcement comes just one day after his final touchdown football sold for over half a million dollars. If Brady makes it to another Super Bowl this is will be another great chapter in his career.

THANK YOU? throw that last touchdown on somebody else ?? https://t.co/oum3tYbjbl

— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) March 13, 2022

The Buccaneers have reacted to the news and said that they're "ecstatic" that the QB is coming back.

"Tom Brady loves to play football as much as anyone I have ever been around. As Tom said, his place right now is on the football field. He is still playing at a championship level and was as productive as anyone in the league last season. We are ecstatic that he decided to continue playing and working toward winning another championship," said Head Coach Bruce Arians.

"We are thrilled that Tom has decided to come back this season," added General Manager Jason Licht.

via: https://bossip.com/2125130/brady-unretires

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Patrick Mahomes Marries High School Sweetheart Brittany Matthews In Tropical Hawaiian Wedding

Patrick Mahomes marries longtime girlfriend Brittany Matthews in a lavish Hawaiian wedding.

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his high-school sweetheart Brittany Matthews took to Instagram to annouce they officially tied the knot.

The newlyweds made the announcement on Instagram, writing the caption "Mr. & Mrs. Mahomes" along with photos from the wedding. According to TMZ, both sides of family and close friend were in attendance for the destination wedding along with Patrick's teammates.

The wedding took place on the beautiful island of Hawaii. Patrick's TikTok loving-brother Jackson was his best man and his and teammate Travis Kelce was a groomsman. Their 1-year-old daughter Sterling Skye, who the couple welcomed in 2021, served as flower girl for the ceremony.

The internet has tried to start rumors of friction between Patrick and Brittany, but the couple has shot down any rumors and maintained their beautiful union. Mahomes proposed to his now-wife back on September 1, 2020, at Arrowhead Stadium on her 25th birthday, the same year his team won the Super Bowl.

While the newlywed couple has not shared much to social media about their big day, you can take a look below to see a sneak peek into their big day.

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via: https://bossip.com/2125066/mahomes-wedding

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Nearly 60K 'Black Panther' Fans Sign Petition To Recast T'Challa, This 'Insecure' Star Says He'd Acc

Is this your (next) king?

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NO ONE can replace Chadwick Boseman, but when the beloved actor passed away after a long private battle with colon cancer in 2020, it left a void in one of his most iconic roles. After bringing larger-than-life figures to the big screen as James Brown in Get On Up and Jackie Robinson in 42, Boseman became a legend in his own right as Black Panther in 2016. Without Chadwick here, a movement is gaining momentum to continue his legacy by recasting T'Challa in the Marvel franchise.

Marvel Studios is likely to kill off the character of T'Challa to honor Chadwick Boseman. I believe they should #RecastTChalla to honor his hard work in making the #BlackPanther franchise popular.

Sign the petition???? https://t.co/M6P3ZOu1Bp

????RT and share! #WakandaForever ??????? pic.twitter.com/U75eT8MNLl

— Emmanuel "E-Man" Noisette - #RecastTChalla (@EmansReviews) April 5, 2021

Emmanuel "E-Man" Noisette is leading the charge to respectfully recast Wakanda's king with a Change.org petition he launched in April 2021. Less than a year later, it's close to surpassing the goal of 60,000 signatures in support of recasting T'Challa. The founder of E-Man's Movie Reviews launched the campaign to prove that fans support the character living on and address many of the concerns about resolving such a sensitive subject.

"The #1 way to kill a legend, is to stop telling their story," Noisette wrote. "#RecastTChalla is NOT calling for an immediate recast.

#RecastTChalla is NOT preventing anyone else from taking up the mantle of Black Panther.

#RecastTChalla is asking Marvel Studios NOT to use the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman as a plot device in their fictional storytelling.

#RecastTChalla is asking for the portrayal of T'Challa to be allowed to continue in the MCU."

Now that E-Man proved both fans and even Chadwick's own brother supports recasting T'Challa, he had to disprove that no other actors would want to step into the role. The Movie Blog reports that he created an anthem for the #RecastTChalla movement with Grammy-nominated artist Chief Wakil, and shared it with Black actors who could fill the Vibranium shoes. A serious contender responded.

"People been saying you would be great as T'Challa. You down?" E-Man asked.

Y'Lan Noel, who played drool-worthy Daniel on HBO's Insecure, answered, "Haha in a blink of an eye! But it's up to the gods!"

Them: "No actor would ever want all the pressure of playing T'Challa after Chadwick Boseman."

Welp, so much for that myth. ?????????#RecastTChalla #SaveTChalla #BlackPanther @MarvelStudioshttps://t.co/k66ftcSxYe

— Emmanuel "E-Man" Noisette - #RecastTChalla (@EmansReviews) March 11, 2022

Not only is Noel enthusiastic about rising to the occasion, the forever fine actor has already proved he can handle emotional drama, heart-pumping action sequences, and stepping up as a major franchise's lead actor in The First Purge. If you haven't seen Noel lead the resistance protecting a vulnerable housing project and almost single-handedly fight off the Klan in the 2018 film, you're in for a treat. His next starring role is in A Lot of Nothing, which debuts at SXSW this week.

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Initially, Marvel said they wouldn't recast the role because Boseman's "portrayal of T'Challa the Black Panther is iconic and transcends any iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel's past."

Hopefully, thousands of fans' support, Noisette's thoughtful petition for the movement, and interest from stars like Noel will be enough for Marvel to reconsider their decision to remove or possibly kill off T'Challa's character from the franchise. If we can have multiple actors bring Batman or Spider-Man to life, why get rid of T'Challa completely? If you agree with E-Man, make your voice heard with his petition.

Which actors would you pick to #RecastTChalla?

via: https://bossip.com/2125056/60k-black-panther-fans-sign-petition-to-recast-tchalla-this-insecure-star-says-hed-accept-in-the-blink-of-an-eye

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Ignorant Heckler At Indian Wells Masters Tiggers Black Trauma In Naomi Osaka During Match

This is absolutely ridiculous.

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How ironic that during Women's History Month a female fan attending Naomi Osaka's match against Veronika Kudermetova at Indian Wells had the nerve to yell out "Naomi YOU SUCK!" towards the mental health advocate.

Not only did Osaka have to deal with losing her match but she was also brought to tears after a heckler threw insults towards the four-time Grand Slam champion. Moments after Osaka approached the umpire chair to ask her to address the audience.

"Can I borrow your microphone?" Osaka asked. "I just want to say something. I'm not going to curse. I don't curse. It's just weighing on my heart."

Her request wasn't granted and tournament officials determined they'd find and eject the heckler if the match was interrupted a second time. The heckler was kept at bay as Osaka finished the match.

She dropped the first set 6-0 to Kudermetova and went on to lose the next set 6-4, ending her run in the Round of 64 at the California-based tournament.

After the match Osaka was granted access to speak to the audience of the match and tried her best to address the comment.

Naomi Osaka asked for the microphone after her loss against Veronika Kudermetova. Here's what she said. pic.twitter.com/0Pj9WnNe4t

— The Tennis Letter (@TheTennisLetter) March 13, 2022

"I feel like I've cried enough on camera," Osaka said to the crowd. "I've gotten heckled before. It really didn't bother me. But heckled here, I watched a video of Venus and Serena getting heckled here, and if you've never watched it, you should watch it. I don't know why, but it went to my head."

Osaka referred to Serena and Venus's dreadful match back in 2001 where Serena was booed after winning the tournament. Serena was supposed to play her sister, Venus, but she withdrew because of an injury. Unfortunately, fans thought the injury was fake and were cruel towards the young women. Serena was so upset she decided to boycott the tournament and didn't play again for 15 years.

For years people have tried to dismiss black trauma and in that moment when Osaka was heckled it triggered an emotion that she felt as a little black girl YEARS ago. For this toxic behavior and culture to still exist and get taken lightly is sad and disappointing. Sure she could've tuned it out, sucked it up and hid her emotions but why?

It's no secret that Osaka is an advocate for mental health and has stated over and over again that 'It's O.K. Not to Be O.K.' Last summer the she withdrew from the French Open to tend to her mental health. Although she was the highest-paid female athlete in the world at the time she was and still is human and all athletes have the right to take a mental break from media scrutiny on any occasion without being subject to strict sanctions.

The famous quote "The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman" from Malcom X continues to hold true as users online find excuses for why Osaka should deal with the insults.

One user commented saying, "She needs to get some help as it was only 1 person. Imagine what will happen if it's the whole crowd."

While another compared her situation to NBA and NFL players. "Basketball players deal with that every game. Magic played in Boston hitting big shots. Baseball batters on the road in the 9th inning? WR's are dealing with hostile crowds, uber-athletic DB's...and bad weather. Love Naomi. Really do. But WTF."

Others jumped in to defend the tennis superstar and added relative arguments for why these playing environments are not the same.

It was not about the defeat. It was the location of the defeat. Can you imagine getting heckled in a historical place for the best tennis players in the world. Venus and Serena Williams were heckled in this place and it could have destroyed them if not for their mental endurance

— Culture Seekers (@seekers_culture) March 13, 2022

Naomi Osaka was a child when Venus and Serena faced the despicable racism at Indian Wells a few decades ago.

Those scars were re-awoken for Naomi tonight, and I feel terrible for her.

— Justin Frederic (@justinfrederic) March 13, 2022

Naomi Osaka had to ask three times for that mic and the chair ump refused to remove the heckler. Yeah, that won't mess with someone's game at ALL. @BNPPARIBASOPEN is not a place I will EVER visit. They are stuck in the antebellum days. https://t.co/0hxhMtB0AW

— Miss Frizzle's Bus (@SceneByAshlix) March 13, 2022

Our hearts go out to Naomi Osaka and hope she bounces back from this incident soon.

via: https://bossip.com/2125055/ignorant-heckler-at-indian-wells-masters-tiggers-black-trauma-in-naomi-osaka-during-match

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BOSSIP Weekly Horoscopes: Week Of March 13


BOSSIP Weekly Horoscopes: Week Of March 13
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Happy Sunday! What better way to plan for the week ahead than by checking what the stars have in store?

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We're back with another week of astrological forecasts, courtesy of our favorite - Psychic Zya.

Astro Overview:

This week's planetary highlights include a Full Moon in Virgo on the 18th and the transit of Mercury ongoing station in Pisces (meeting the Sun) while both Mars and Venus continue to hang out in Aquarius.

With both Mars and Venus transiting Aquarius under this Pisces sun you may find that your emotions and ideals are a bit all over the place and both projects and relationships run extremely hot or cold sometimes within a matter of hours. It's best to stay a bit uncommitted of anything you're unsure of and if there are things you are sure of then getting your ducks in row to manifest them under the full moon in Virgo is an ideal time to do so.

Any emotional conflicts that you've been mulling over for the past several weeks or months can gain full clarity under this full moon and it's a wonderful moon to call in work that you are truly emotional and passionate about - whimsical, bold ideals- will probably harvest great results with this full moon in Virgo Sun in Pisces combo.

A simple Virgo Full Moon ritual: Grab your favorite notebook or journaling app, pour yourself a bit of libation, turn on an abundance meditation, light an Open Road or Love Candle (or a simple white tea light candle) and write out a wish list; calling in any strong requests in all areas of your life. Then sit quietly in a warm bath and visualize your ideals playing out in the best scenario ever!

Alrighty, let's get into these horoscopes!

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CAPRICORN: Prepare for a week of "messy emotions" as the Sun in Pisces goes up against the full moon in Virgo creating a tug of war of all straight-line earth signs who "don't like to mess about." You'll also find that everyone involved in your life is just moving a tad bit slowly or unsurely. Literally chalk it up to the planets and keep your head down and forge ahead.

RED FLAG: Ignore your own emotions at your own peril. Let things come up for healing without judgment.

SWEET SPOT: Leverage the Virgo Full Moon which is complementary to your personality traits and do a deep dive vision board for your highest goals.

Keep reading for more BOSSIP horoscopes!

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License To Kill: Officer Who Fatally Shot 16-Year-Old Ma'Khia Bryant Cleared Of Criminal Charges

Ohio seems to be quickly earning a reputation that gives Florida a run for its money.

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Whether lying in a hospital bed like Miles Jackson or innocently playing in a park like Tamir Rice, it seems like there are few places Black people in Ohio are completely safe from getting gunned down by cops playing judge, jury, and executioner. In the case of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant, she was right outside her foster home when she was shot while defending herself during a fight.

On Friday, the AP reports a grand jury cleared Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon of any criminal charges in fatally shooting the teenage girl. Franklin County appointed prosecutors Tim Merkle and Gary Shroyer to conduct the investigation and present the case in court. Merkle and Sroyer explained during the announcement that the circumstances of the fight and knife in Ma'Khia's hand justified the use of deadly force. "Under Ohio law, the use of deadly force by a police officer is justified when there exists an immediate or imminent threat of death or serious bodily injury to the officer or another."

*sighs* this ain't fair and it's BULLSHIT!!!!! utter B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T ?????????. I am so so sorry to Ma'Khia Bryant & her family of being robbed of receiving justice, and it's shameful that innocent life has to be taken to enact reform smh #JusticeForMaKhiaBryant #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/c9kePCF3px

— Rayshawn Ordway (@politics011) March 12, 2022

How did Reardon explain using deadly force within moments of arriving instead of deescalating or using non-lethal alternatives like a stun gun? "At the time I fired my weapon, I was in fear for the life of the female in pink," he said about Shai-onta Craig, the grown woman who was in a confrontation with Ma'Khia at the time of the shooting. We've seen time and time again that police manage to safely capture armed White assailants, but once cops start talking about "fear" of the Black person they killed, it's like a "get out of jail free" card.

Much has already been made about the knife in Ma'Khia Bryant's hand when she was shot and killed by Columbus Police, but what difference did that make? She suffered the same fate as Casey Goodson Jr & Andre Hill, who were weaponless. https://t.co/vjxFhmvdMK

— Jeff Wiggins (@hegonbealright) March 11, 2022

Reardon is also an expert marksman so killing Bryant in cold blood with four shots to the back, torso, shoulder and right thigh was still a very deliberate choice. Although the Columbus cop is an Air Force veteran, according to the AP, Reardon claimed he was also afraid of the 16-year-old Black girl.

"Reardon told investigators he didn't think using mace or a 'hands-on' approach would have worked because of the knife in Bryant's hand, because he thought he was the only officer on scene and because Bryant appeared much bigger than him."

someone brought up ma'khia bryant in the quotes and my heart broke for her. only 16 and ppl kept referring to her as a woman and everybody kept blaming her shit was sick https://t.co/R7j1rinFb4

— reine7 is san's wife (REAL) (@honeysanniee) March 9, 2022

He feared for his life and thought she would overpower him? She wasn't facing him. She had a knife. He had a taser he could've used. He's a fucking cop. If you're that afraid someone overpowering you then don't be a cop. Also he had military training. https://t.co/SKPXU9Tkio

— Richard Newby (@RICHARDLNEWBY) March 12, 2022

Attorney Michelle Martin released a statement on behalf of the heartbroken Bryant family, putting the blame on both the officer and the system that was supposed to have Ma'Khia in its custody to ensure that she was safe and protected.

"Ma'Khia's family has long wondered why this officer opted for lethal force even though there should have been other non-deadly options available to deal with this situation. We believe that the tragedy that ultimately resulted in Ma'Khia's death started long before she was shot and killed by a Columbus police officer. There must be full-scale changes made to Ohio's foster care system to ensure that this doesn't happen to another child," Martin said.

"We need to work tirelessly to protect those who are most vulnerable in our society.  Ohio's foster care system is failing our children and we cannot stand by and allow this to continue. As the one-year anniversary of Ma'Khia's death approaches, her family is resolute in their fight for justice on her behalf."

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The system failed Ma'Khia one last time when Ohio Attorney General David Yost released a statement where they didn't even spell her name name correctly.

They buried the lede, while others had to bury a child.

Last sentence: No criminal charges against Officer Reardon who shot + killed Ma'Khia Bryant.

How disrespectful that after all this time neither @OhioAG Dave Yost's team nor this special prosecutor can spell her name right? pic.twitter.com/EEHZRfMFZB

— Marisa Twigg (@marisatwigg) March 11, 2022

Both the Columbus PD and Justice Department will conduct investigations into department policies and whether Reardon violated any of them, but after the grand jury's decision, he will be back on the streets.

We're still thinking of Breonna Taylor. And Ma'khia Bryant. And all the Black women & girls who STILL have not received justice or true freedom in this structure called USA

This, too, is part of #WomensHistory .
#WomensHistoryMonth #BlackHistory #SayHerName #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/XT2TPniPrb

— The Shirley Chisholm Project (@chisholmproject) March 9, 2022

via: https://bossip.com/2124985/officer-who-fatally-shot-16-year-old-makhia-bryant-cleared-of-criminal-charges

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Deshaun Watson Can Now Be Traded As He Faces No Criminal Charges For Alleged Sexual Misconduct

It's been a long and emotional journey for Deshaun Watson and the Pro Bowl quarterback fought back tears as he exited the court room.

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26-year-old Watson was accused of groping, touching himself and making inappropriate comments and requests by more than 20 women over the past few years. Deshaun denied all the accusations and claimed the accusers were out to get him for his money.

Today the Texan's QB will not face any criminal charges in the nine accusations against his name. With the grand jury unable to find enough evidence, Watson now is expected to be traded soon, possibly before the start of NFL free agency on March 16.

"I know we're far from being done handling what we need to handle on the legal side," Watson said. "But, today is definitely a big day. I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for letting the truth be heard."

Watson promises to fight to rebuild his reputation and handle his legal battles so he can go back to focusing on football. Watson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, addressed the media saying, "We are delighted that the grand jury has looked at the matter thoroughly and reached the same conclusion we did. Deshaun Watson did not commit any crimes and is not guilty of any offenses."

He added, "Now that the criminal investigations have been completed, we are happy to move forward with the civil case depositions. We will vigorously defend those cases with every ounce we have. It is time to let Deshaun move on."

Soon after his day in court Watson took to Twitter to post a message.

When you stand on the TRUTH, the LORD will FREE you! ????

— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) March 11, 2022

Later that night, his girlfriend, Jilly Anais, reposted the tweet on her Instagram story to show support. The model and IG Influencer has been by Deshaun's side from the very beginning and the couple have been going strong since 2019.

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However, the battle isn't over for Deshaun. He still faces a mountain of lawsuits filed by his accusers. His football career is still up in the air. Watson is in the middle of a 4-year, $156 million deal and teams will be making moves soon for the NFL free agency. His criminal status could and will most likely make an impact on whether he finds a new home. The NFL released a statement saying it is still investigating.


Sources told TexansDaily.com that at least two teams are closely following the Watson court case. The Carolina Panthers remain a front-runner as owner David Tepper wants to be aggressive in adding a franchise quarterback.

The Seattle Seahawks, who traded away nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson, also are expected to be in play to acquire Watson. So it's safe to say that if these are his choices he has a good selection to pick from.

The Texans are expected to act fast in trading Watson. Prior the end of the 2020 season, Watson agreed to a four-year $156 million extension, keeping him under contract through 2025. Watson led the league with 4,823 yards and tossed 33 touchdowns against seven interceptions that season.

So while Deshaun isn't all the way in the clear he can come up for air in the meantime and hope everything works in his favor.

via: https://bossip.com/2124986/deshaun-watson-can-now-be-traded-as-he-faces-no-criminal-charges-for-alleged-sexual-misconduct

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