kickoffcoverage:

Brandon Marshall responds to allegations of abuse
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall believes attempts to link his troubled past to the controversy about NFL domestic violence have been made only for personal gain.
Marshall spent 40 minutes Thursday responding to allegations made a day earlier in Marietta, Georgia.
The father of a woman who once dated Marshall called for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign because he’s disappointed in the way his daughter’s abuse allegations were handled. Clarence Watley said his daughter, Rasheedah Watley, was abused by Marshall. Prominent attorney Gloria Allred called the news conference amid scrutiny of how the league handles abuse allegations against its players.
Marshall was with the Denver Broncos at the time the allegations surfaced. He was suspended for three games in 2008, but the suspension was reduced to one game. He denied the allegations and was never convicted. In some of the episodes, charges weren’t filed.
Marshall said he thought the news conference was an attempt to use his past problems to attack Goodell. He said he thinks Goodell is doing the right thing by toughening punishments for domestic violence.
“It’s not the NFL’s job to raise men. We’re kidding ourselves if we think it’s the NFL’s job to take boys from college and raise them to men,” Marshall said via the Chicago Tribune. “It is a problem in our marriages, a problem in our communities, a problem in the way we coach children and parenting – that’s where it starts. It doesn’t start with the NFL, it doesn’t start with the government, it starts at home.”
Marshall, who said he suffers from borderline personality disorder, provided reporters with therapist reports and testimony he said came from Watley that she had not been attacked by Marshall. The packet also had letters asking for payment from Marshall. He said they had demanded “$1 million, $500,000, $150,000 and $100,000.”
Ahead of Thursday’s press conference, Marshall passed out a 12-page packet of information related to the case, including a letter from his Watley to Goodell admitting she was pressured to make things up.
“There is a letter from the Watleys, from Ms. Rasheedah Watley to the commissioner in 2008, where she states, I was pressured to do this for money,” Marshall said. “My family pressured me, this stuff didn’t happen. Which isn’t all true because it was a very volatile relationship. We argued every single day. We treated each other bad. We had no business being in a relationship.”
Marshall said ESPN owes him and his wife an apology after the network aired an edited version of its 2012 profile of him this week with information about domestic violence accusations.
“I refuse to sit back and continue to let ESPN or any other outlet exploit my story,” Marshall said.
Marshall condemned ESPN for not reading the court documents and public records before airing the profile.
“I try not to get defensive,” he said, “but I am because it’s been six or seven years, and watching that ESPN piece run again and be depicted as if it was today when it was shot two years ago, and them sitting in my living room in front of my wife and tell us this is about your camp and community event, it pissed me off.”
Marshall said he grew up surrounded by domestic violence, revealing his mother was mentally, physically and sexually assaulted. Pointing to the current state of the NFL where Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Jonathan Dwyer are dominating the headlines, Marshall called the situation “sad.”
Bears general manager Phil Emery issued a statement saying Marshall has the “full support of the Chicago Bears.” He praised Marshall, saying he “has been at the forefront of mental health awareness and has extended himself in an unprecedented way to help fellow players across the NFL.”

Broncos officials said the allegations of abuse were taken very seriously and the franchise doesn’t condone violence of any type toward women.(Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press)

kickoffcoverage:

Brandon Marshall responds to allegations of abuse

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall believes attempts to link his troubled past to the controversy about NFL domestic violence have been made only for personal gain.

Marshall spent 40 minutes Thursday responding to allegations made a day earlier in Marietta, Georgia.

The father of a woman who once dated Marshall called for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign because he’s disappointed in the way his daughter’s abuse allegations were handled. Clarence Watley said his daughter, Rasheedah Watley, was abused by Marshall. Prominent attorney Gloria Allred called the news conference amid scrutiny of how the league handles abuse allegations against its players.

Marshall was with the Denver Broncos at the time the allegations surfaced. He was suspended for three games in 2008, but the suspension was reduced to one game. He denied the allegations and was never convicted. In some of the episodes, charges weren’t filed.

Marshall said he thought the news conference was an attempt to use his past problems to attack Goodell. He said he thinks Goodell is doing the right thing by toughening punishments for domestic violence.

“It’s not the NFL’s job to raise men. We’re kidding ourselves if we think it’s the NFL’s job to take boys from college and raise them to men,” Marshall said via the Chicago Tribune. “It is a problem in our marriages, a problem in our communities, a problem in the way we coach children and parenting – that’s where it starts. It doesn’t start with the NFL, it doesn’t start with the government, it starts at home.”

Marshall, who said he suffers from borderline personality disorder, provided reporters with therapist reports and testimony he said came from Watley that she had not been attacked by Marshall. The packet also had letters asking for payment from Marshall. He said they had demanded “$1 million, $500,000, $150,000 and $100,000.”

Ahead of Thursday’s press conference, Marshall passed out a 12-page packet of information related to the case, including a letter from his Watley to Goodell admitting she was pressured to make things up.

“There is a letter from the Watleys, from Ms. Rasheedah Watley to the commissioner in 2008, where she states, I was pressured to do this for money,” Marshall said. “My family pressured me, this stuff didn’t happen. Which isn’t all true because it was a very volatile relationship. We argued every single day. We treated each other bad. We had no business being in a relationship.”

Marshall said ESPN owes him and his wife an apology after the network aired an edited version of its 2012 profile of him this week with information about domestic violence accusations.

“I refuse to sit back and continue to let ESPN or any other outlet exploit my story,” Marshall said.

Marshall condemned ESPN for not reading the court documents and public records before airing the profile.

“I try not to get defensive,” he said, “but I am because it’s been six or seven years, and watching that ESPN piece run again and be depicted as if it was today when it was shot two years ago, and them sitting in my living room in front of my wife and tell us this is about your camp and community event, it pissed me off.”

Marshall said he grew up surrounded by domestic violence, revealing his mother was mentally, physically and sexually assaulted. Pointing to the current state of the NFL where Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Jonathan Dwyer are dominating the headlines, Marshall called the situation “sad.”

Bears general manager Phil Emery issued a statement saying Marshall has the “full support of the Chicago Bears.” He praised Marshall, saying he “has been at the forefront of mental health awareness and has extended himself in an unprecedented way to help fellow players across the NFL.”

Broncos officials said the allegations of abuse were taken very seriously and the franchise doesn’t condone violence of any type toward women.(Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press)

9 notes

juicyj-caint:

jayshana:

flawlesstitties:

otherbully1:

internetsgreatesthits:

cutebeam:

softboycollective:

postracialcomments:


A Texas man is under arrest after gunning down a SWAT team member as the officer quietly tried to climb in through the apartment’s window during predawn hours.
Police State USAreports  that a resident fatally shot Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie as the officer climbed in through a ground level window as part of a “no knock” raid. The officers were there due to suspicion that residents were in possession of controlled substances.
Upon hearing a noise, resident Marvin Louis Guy, 50, opened fire on the unidentified officers, shooting three others as well, although only one fatally.
Guy is currently being held on capital murder charges in connection with Dinwiddie’s death, even though it’s unclear how Guy was supposed to know that the men crawling in through the window were police officers since they hadn’t identified themselves.
The evidence sheet lists a laptop, a safe, a pistol, and a glass pipe, but no drugs were found. Given the evidence, why did police deem it necessary to seek a “no knock” warrant and why did a judge sign off on it?
Very little is known about Mr. Guy, but Dinwiddie left behind two children, all because his SWAT team went creeping into a home where the residents didn’t even have any drugs. Is that the best use of law enforcement tax dollars?
Guy’s bond has been set at $3 million dollars.

Source
Thank you lieutenantnorals!

"cop breaks and enters with state approval, gets his ass shot"

brah………………. BRUV……………………..

this happened in Texas where it is perfectly legal to shoot and kill someone who is breaking into your home

Literally everybody knows that in Texas you can open fire on someone who comes onto your property without permission. What in the hell did they expect??

Where the NRA at? In the largest pro-gun state of Texass, those second amendment rights only apply if you’re white.

Oh no stand your ground for the homie right???? NO STAND YOUR GROUND FOR THE HOMIE RIGHT????!????!!!!


Fuck.

juicyj-caint:

jayshana:

flawlesstitties:

otherbully1:

internetsgreatesthits:

cutebeam:

softboycollective:

postracialcomments:

A Texas man is under arrest after gunning down a SWAT team member as the officer quietly tried to climb in through the apartment’s window during predawn hours.

Police State USAreports  that a resident fatally shot Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie as the officer climbed in through a ground level window as part of a “no knock” raid. The officers were there due to suspicion that residents were in possession of controlled substances.

Upon hearing a noise, resident Marvin Louis Guy, 50, opened fire on the unidentified officers, shooting three others as well, although only one fatally.

Guy is currently being held on capital murder charges in connection with Dinwiddie’s death, even though it’s unclear how Guy was supposed to know that the men crawling in through the window were police officers since they hadn’t identified themselves.

The evidence sheet lists a laptop, a safe, a pistol, and a glass pipe, but no drugs were found. Given the evidence, why did police deem it necessary to seek a “no knock” warrant and why did a judge sign off on it?

Very little is known about Mr. Guy, but Dinwiddie left behind two children, all because his SWAT team went creeping into a home where the residents didn’t even have any drugs. Is that the best use of law enforcement tax dollars?

Guy’s bond has been set at $3 million dollars.

Source

Thank you lieutenantnorals!

"cop breaks and enters with state approval, gets his ass shot"

brah………………. BRUV……………………..

this happened in Texas where it is perfectly legal to shoot and kill someone who is breaking into your home

Literally everybody knows that in Texas you can open fire on someone who comes onto your property without permission. What in the hell did they expect??

Where the NRA at? In the largest pro-gun state of Texass, those second amendment rights only apply if you’re white.

Oh no stand your ground for the homie right???? NO STAND YOUR GROUND FOR THE HOMIE RIGHT????!????!!!!

Fuck.

43,759 notes

mzconduct:


I need your help! My brother (a 10year military veteran who came out in January) is missing as of Thursday evening in Brooklyn. Left all belongings including phone, ID, CCs, money.Take a look at the picture. Forward to your networks. Keep an eye out. 

If you are in/near the Brooklyn area, please keep an eye out for my Soror’s brother!

mzconduct:

I need your help! 

My brother (a 10year military veteran who came out in January) is missing as of Thursday evening in Brooklyn. Left all belongings including phone, ID, CCs, money.

Take a look at the picture. Forward to your networks. Keep an eye out. 

If you are in/near the Brooklyn area, please keep an eye out for my Soror’s brother!

3,318 notes

jadakisspinkett:

gang0fwolves:

makaiweh:

Get it together people.





or were you referring to the other black people dressed ” respectfully ” during that time period that were being attacked with fire hoses and dogs? or maybe the ones getting lynched while white people stood under them, smiling and taking pictures? 
or was it the ones that stood alongside MLK, dressed just as nicely, that got blown up inside of a church?
racism has nothing to do with how ” respectfully ” we dress. it’s about race.
stop making excuses for them you piece of shit.

Not to derail this post or anything but is this man wearing overalls with a suit?

jadakisspinkett:

gang0fwolves:

makaiweh:

Get it together people.

or were you referring to the other black people dressed ” respectfully ” during that time period that were being attacked with fire hoses and dogs? or maybe the ones getting lynched while white people stood under them, smiling and taking pictures? 

or was it the ones that stood alongside MLK, dressed just as nicely, that got blown up inside of a church?

racism has nothing to do with how ” respectfully ” we dress. it’s about race.

stop making excuses for them you piece of shit.

Not to derail this post or anything but is this man wearing overalls with a suit?

3,361 notes

marinashutup:

generalgammahiddles:

playboydreamz:

playboydreamz:

Don’t have the extra cash to spare but still want to take college courses? Perhaps you have kids to teach or you weren’t able to finish High School? NO PROBLEM! I got you covered!! ‪College Education Online for FREE!www.khanacademy.org“The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.”www.coursera.org“We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.”http://www.udacity.com/Learn. Think. Do.Higher Education for Freehttp://www.panaceauniversity.org/Panacea is a registered non-profit organisation, dedicated to educational study and research. The Panacea University is the world’s first open source online university.www.alison.com“ALISON provides a new world of free online learning opportunity”UNESCO Director General, Dr Irina Bokova“ALISON opens up the world of knowledge offering new, flexible, and exciting ways to learn”Dept. of Innovation, Universities & Skills, UK GOVT“A Creative Model of Open Education for a Global Economy”New York Timeshttp://www.w3schools.com/At w3schools.com you will learn how to make a website. We offer free tutorials in all web development technologies.Select a tutorial from the menu to the left.http://www.codecademy.com/learnTracks are series of courses grouped to help you master a topic or language. Choose one to start learning!http://ocw.mit.edu/MIT OpenCourseWare Free Online Classeshttp://academicearth.org/Educators, need a resource for setting up a course online?www.moodle.orgMoodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students. To work, it needs to be installed on a web server somewhere, either on one of your own computers or one at a web hosting company.www.zeri.orgZero Emissions Research and Initiatives (ZERI) is a global network of creative minds, seeking solutions to the ever increasing problems of the world.http://www.zeri.org/ZERI/The_Blue_Economy.htmlTake part in their free educational course.

FULL COURSES & SEMINARS!! DON’T LET THIS PASS YOU BY!

oh god oh god I clicked the first one and now I’m having a breakdown

The MIT courses tho

marinashutup:

generalgammahiddles:

playboydreamz:

playboydreamz:

Don’t have the extra cash to spare but still want to take college courses? Perhaps you have kids to teach or you weren’t able to finish High School? NO PROBLEM! I got you covered!! 

College Education Online for FREE!

www.khanacademy.org
“The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.”

www.coursera.org
“We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.”

http://www.udacity.com/
Learn. Think. Do.
Higher Education for Free

http://www.panaceauniversity.org/
Panacea is a registered non-profit organisation, dedicated to educational study and research. The Panacea University is the world’s first open source online university.

www.alison.com
“ALISON provides a new world of free online learning opportunity”
UNESCO Director General, Dr Irina Bokova
“ALISON opens up the world of knowledge offering new, flexible, and exciting ways to learn”
Dept. of Innovation, Universities & Skills, UK GOVT
“A Creative Model of Open Education for a Global Economy”
New York Times

http://www.w3schools.com/
At w3schools.com you will learn how to make a website. We offer free tutorials in all web development technologies.
Select a tutorial from the menu to the left.

http://www.codecademy.com/learn
Tracks are series of courses grouped to help you master a topic or language. Choose one to start learning!

http://ocw.mit.edu/
MIT OpenCourseWare Free Online Classes

http://academicearth.org/

Educators, need a resource for setting up a course online?
www.moodle.org
Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students. To work, it needs to be installed on a web server somewhere, either on one of your own computers or one at a web hosting company.

www.zeri.org
Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives (ZERI) is a global network of creative minds, seeking solutions to the ever increasing problems of the world.
http://www.zeri.org/ZERI/The_Blue_Economy.html
Take part in their free educational course.

FULL COURSES & SEMINARS!! DON’T LET THIS PASS YOU BY!

oh god oh god I clicked the first one and now I’m having a breakdown

The MIT courses tho

44,311 notes