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Oh, Sheree. You just had to make a statement about leaving Real Housewives of Atlanta on your own terms and now “sources” are coming out telling what sounds like more of the truth than your version. According to radaronline.com, the cattiness, fighting and lack of female empowerment aren’t the main reason she’s leaving the show. In fact, the sources say Sheree is leaving because of the jealousy she has toward NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak:
“Sheree was jealous of Kim and Nene. She felt like she wasn’t getting enough attention, they all started together but its been unbalanced ever since.”
Further, it is being reported that she was demanding more money and her diva-like attitude had become too much for the producers and since she wasn’t as “ridiculous” as Kim and Nene, they didn’t feel a need to keep her on the show. Not to be rude but this does sound a little more plausible. While the child support situation with her ex-husband Bob Whitfield was sad to see for the children’s sake, there was nothing else for her to talk about. She even had to bring her oldest daughter and her boyfriend on the show to try and give herself a stronger storyline. It became crystal clear this season that Sheree wasn’t a “necessary” character on the show.
In her defense, the show insider told radaronline.com that Sheree wants to be a fitness instructor and the producers didn’t feel the need to promote that. I would also mention She by Sheree a little more but…well..we know how that turned out. There are conflicting reports as to whether she was fired or really quit but one thing for sure: the final decision came down to money and Sheree wasn’t receiving another cent!
Sheree is a businesswoman and like many of us, we sometimes have to move on when we don’t feel we’re receiving proper compensation or respect. Hopefully, she’ll be able to land on her feet so she can take care of her kids and pay the contractors for the construction of Le Chateau Sheree.
“Marc is DEFINITELY not getting paid,” the father of suspended USC athlete Marc Tyler recently told TMZ. “I don’t know what he was thinking when he said it.”
But it’s too late to take back those words, and the damage is done: The USC running back has been suspended because he publicly joked about being payed for playing football by the school.
The USC senior was suspended after saying into a TMZ camera: “USC … they breakin’ bread!” — or pay ballers, a taboo practice banned in college sports.
Following the university’s decision, head coach Lane Kiffin released a statement:
I was very disappointed when I learned of Marc Tyler’s inappropriate comments that were captured by the media last week. That is not the way that we expect our players to represent USC and our team.
I have consulted with athletic director Pat Haden and I am suspending Marc for our upcoming season opener and potentially further, and in the meantime I am also suspending him from all team activities.
Although Marc may find this punishment severe, it is imperative we continue to have a high standard for player behavior. Marc needs to work hard to show us that he can meet the standards of being a USC football player.
Marc has since offered sincere apologies. But that might not be enough in the wake of the recent scandal involving NFL star Reggie Bush.
Bush had his Heisman Trophy stripped from him last year when found guilty of numerous NCAA violations. While playing for USC, Bush received cash, gifts and other benefits according to the governing body. AOL News reports that as a result of findings against Bush and other students, “the NCAA hit USC’s football program with a two-year postseason ban, reduced scholarships for football and men’s basketball and put the school on probation through June 2014.”
Bush was the first player to be stripped of this prestigious trophy in the Heisman Trust’s 75-year history. The shame associated with this scandal must still be felt sharply in the football locker rooms of USC. It seems obvious that given such a difficult context, joking about getting paid to the number one gossip site in the world is the last thing a USC football player should do.
Even if Tyler is not getting paid, college sports are still a billion dollar industry, and are definitely run that way. Marc Tyler, who was filmed outside a club at the time of these statements, might want to learn to tone down the jocular chatting — if he wants to keep his (unpaid) job. No boss puts up with that type of lip.
(Chicago Breaking Business) — Former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson, who committed suicide last Thursday in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., had filed for voluntary personal bankruptcy last September in a case that was still pending. But his Fort Lauderdale lawyer said he was “shocked” when he learned that his client had shot himself. “Things were looking good for his bankruptcy case. He seemed extremely upbeat,” said Zach Shelomith, of the law firm Leiderman Shelomith. “I see clients with financial problems all the time who are in a lot worse shape than him. When I saw the news on TV, I was shocked.”
In his bankruptcy petition, Duerson had listed $34.6 million in assets and $14.7 million in liabilities, according to the September filing in a U.S. bankruptcy court in the Southern District of Florida. Accounting for nearly all of his assets was one accounts receivable, or a payment owed to Duerson: a final judgment entered against defendants in case of Duerson Foods LLC vs. Ohio, and Dutch food interests stemming from a 2004 case in Wisconsin.
(NY Times) — Among all the bowl teams this season, Auburn has the highest disparity in the graduation rates between white players (100 percent) and black players (49 percent), according to a study at the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida. Jim Gundlach, the Auburn sociology professor who uncovered the academic abuse, saw the decline in the team’s ranking as progress. “A genuine consequence to this has been that the people who want to do things right have gotten a bit more grasp over what the university is trying to do,” he said. Auburn’s athletic director, Jay Jacobs, declined to comment. The Tigers’ second-year football coach, Gene Chizik, said of his team’s academic performance and support, “We do a great job, so we’re not concerned with that.” When pressed on the issue of graduating black players, Chizik said, “Those are circumstances; there’s all kinds of different things.”In 2006, Auburn football was No. 1 among public universities in the academic ranking, alongside private institutions like Duke and Boston College. But some irregularities had caught Gundlach’s attention two years earlier.