SBD/Issue 100/Sports Industrialists
Names In The News
Published February 5, 2010
|Allen Honored With Merit Award At
Oregon Sports Awards Last Sunday
GROUP EFFORT: The NFLPA has joined the U.S. Justice Department's year-long campaign to commemorate the 15th anniversary of President BILL CLINTON signing the Violence Against Women Act into law. The NFLPA joins a group of more than 100 celebs, including 16 NFLers, actors, musicians and athletes who have lent their names to raise awareness. U.S. swimmer AMANDA BEARD, Yankees CF CURTIS GRANDERSON, Dodgers manager JOE TORRE, U.S. gymnast NASTIA LIUKIN and skateboarder TONY HAWK also are a part of the initiative (Justice Department).
PAY TO PLAY? Virginia-based advocacy group U.S. Term Limits President PHILIP BLUMEL Thursday criticized Majestic Realty Co. Chair & CEO ED ROSKI for recent campaign contributions. Blumel in a statement said Roski's $300,000 contribution in support of a term limits change in California is "payback to California lawmakers who created a special exemption so he could build" a football stadium near L.A. Blumel: "It stinks" (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 2/5).
PIPE DOWN: Snowboarder SHAUN WHITE appeared on the syndicated "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Thursday and talked about his crash on the halfpipe at the Winter X Games. White said of his run following the practice-round crash, "I'm at the top of the pipe and I have to do this trick in a little bit of time and I'm last to drop because I qualified first. I'm sitting there and they keep replaying and replaying, and I'm like, 'I hope I can do this.'" Host ELLEN DEGENERES: "That's not the thing you want to look at over and over when you try to visualize success." DeGeneres later presented White a helmet with a flag depicting DeGeneres' face, as well as a snowboard and jacket featuring her face and the caption, "laugh. dance. conquer." DeGeneres: "You think I'm kidding, but I'm not. I want to see this when I'm watching the Olympics" ("The Ellen DeGeneres Show," 2/4).
LEGAL MATTERS: An agreement filed last week in L.A. Superior Court shows that former Dodgers CEO JAMIE MCCOURT can get "at least $1.4[M] to cover her expenses until next month's hearing on spousal support" from Dodgers Owner FRANK MCCOURT. The $1.4M comes from the "liquidation of an investment account in the names of Frank and Jamie McCourt." The agreement also provides Jamie with "access to additional funds ... from the couple's joint investments" (LATIMES.com, 2/4)....Ohio resident GUY WALKER has filed a civil lawsuit against 76ers G ALLEN IVERSON seeking $2.5M "plus damages stemming from an alleged incident at a Detroit nightspot last spring." Walker claims he "suffered severe pain, emotional distress and mental anguish" from injuries suffered during the altercation. Walker claims that ANTWUAN CLISEY was "working as a member of Iverson's security detail when Clisey initiated an unprovoked attack that cleared the bar, and Iverson, who was escorted away from the scene, did nothing to stop the altercation" (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 2/4).
Brazil President Wears Izod IndySeries Helmet,
Pledges His Support For San Paulo Indy 300