Falcons Receiver Calvin Ridley Was Suspended for the 2022 Season for Betting on Games
The NFL has suspended Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley for the entire 2022 season, for betting on games last year. The bets were placed over five days last November, when Ridley was out with a "non-football illness."
He reportedly DID bet on the Falcons, but he didn't bet against them . . . and the NFL says there are no signs that any game was compromised in any way. Ridley admitted in a Tweet that he bet a total of $1,500, and said he doesn't have a gambling problem. He can apply for reinstatement in February of 2023.
SCOTUS Will Not Review Decision That Freed Bill Cosby
Looks like Bill Cosby will continue to be free. The Supreme Court said no to reviewing the sexual assault case against him, which means that the decision made by Pennsylvania’s highest court to vacate his conviction will stand.
Cosby’s spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, looks at it as a victory. “On behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Cosby and the Cosby family, we would like to offer our sincere gratitude to the justices of the United States Supreme Court for following the rules of law and protecting the Constitutional Rights of ALL American Citizens of these United States,” he said. “This is truly a victory for Mr. Cosby but it shows that cheating will never get you far in life and the corruption that lies within Montgomery County District’s Attorney Office has been brought to the center stage of the world. Thank you very much.”
To review, the legendary comedian was convicted on three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault in 2018 of drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. He had served nearly three years of a three- to 10-year sentence when his conviction was tossed over a technicality.
Source: NBC News
Alec Baldwin Appears To Throw Shade At Lawsuit Against Him
Is Alec Baldwin throwing shade at some of the people who filed lawsuits over the “Rust” shooting? We’re not sure, but he mentioned “deep-pocket litigants” while speaking at the Boulder International Film Festival in Colorado over the weekend. As we told you, he accidently misfired a prop gun on the set that resulted in the death of Halyna Hutchins back in October.
After saying that not everyone is interested in finding out what happened, Alec said, “What you have is a certain group of people, litigants and whatever, on whatever side, who their attitude is, ‘Well, the people who likely seem negligent have no money and the people who have money are not negligent. But we're not gonna let that stop us from doing what we need to do in terms of litigation.’” He went on to say, “Why sue people if you're not going to get money? That's what you're doing it for.”
To review, Matthew Hutchins filed a complaint on behalf of him and his son, Andros, in his wife’s death. Script supervisor Mamie Mitchell sued Alec and the producers for both physical and emotional injuries she suffered. Also, Serge Svetnoy, the key gaffer on the set, claimed that Alec, the head armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, and assistant director Dave Halls – among others – caused him severe emotional distress in the aftermath.