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Another Falcons player accused of dog mistreatment


Prince Shembo by Thomson20192, on Flickr
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Even after the whole Michael Vick incident that lingered on the minds and palates of adoring fans. The Falcons franchise was restructured. The team and fans were able to move pass the past. Now the Falcons are reliving a familiar story of one of their beloved players being accused of mistreating a dog.

According to the AJC, 23 year old Prince Shembo has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals.

Shembo’s former girlfriend Denicia Williams called the police on April 19 to report that her former boyfriend had killed her Yorkie, named Dior. She allegedly left Dior with Shembo and when she returned, Dior was unresponsive. Dior died shortly after.

The Falcons released a statement: “We are aware of the charges that have been filed against Prince Shembo. We are extremely disappointed that one of our players is involved in something like this. Accordingly, we have decided to waive Prince Shembo.”


To Appeal or Not to Appeal that is the Question!


Photo CC By Sphilbrick (Own work)

 TMZ originally broke the story of Brittany Griner and wife Glory Johnson being slapped with a 7 game suspensions after they were arrested for attacking each other at their AZ home on April 22nd.

Johnson told The Associated Press. “We fought, we hashed it out, we talked it out, we were like, `Did we really just do that?'” Johnson acknowledges the significance of domestic violence. However, she has decided to appeal her suspension.

 Brittney Griner has maintained she will not appeal the suspension. However her fellow teammates would like her to change her mind and appeal her seven-game suspension.
The question remains: Is the 7-game suspension too harsh?
My answer is No.
Domestic violence is the same for a same sex couple or opposite sex couple. I understand and totally get, “in the heat of passion”but if a argument escalates to a boiling point where blows are being exchanged. Domestic Violence is never acceptable.
The current state of domestic violence in both the NBA & NFL are as followed :
NBA Hornets Jeffery Taylor was suspended 24 games for domestic violence.
NFL Ray Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens, suspended indefinitely and eventually re-instated to the NFL but he has not returned to the football field.
Thought of the day:
If Brittany and Glory were not two females and were a male and female couple what do you think their punishment would be?

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau Fired

The Chicago Bulls struggled in the post season and was unable to make it to the NBA Finals.  Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said in a statement. “Unfortunately, there has been a departure from this culture. To ensure that the Chicago Bulls can continue to grow and succeed, we have decided that a change in the head coaching position is required. Days like today are difficult, but necessary for us to achieve our goals and fulfill our commitments to our fans. I appreciate the contributions that Tom Thibodeau made to the Bulls organization. I have always respected his love of the game and wish him well in the future.”
 Bulls fan President Barack Obama chimed in on Twitter, “love thibs and think he did a great job.  Sorry to see him go but expect he will be snatched up soon by another team.”