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SBD/April 9, 2014/People and Pop Culture
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Published April 9, 2014
DATING GAME: U.S. skier NICK GOEPPER in February "launched a contest on Twitter for one young lady to win a date with him," and Kent State Univ. student ANNIE ROGERS was "selected from thousands of entries" as the winner. Goepper last weekend flew her to N.Y. for the date (OHIO.com, 4/8).
COURT REPORT: A Manhattan Appellate court yesterday "agreed to dismiss" the employment discrimination lawsuit against UConn women's basketball coach GENO AURIEMMA by former NBA Dir of Security KELLEY HARDWICK (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/9)....Lions DT NDAMUKONG SUH "settled a lawsuit he was a party to late last year." Suh and his sister, NGUM SUH, were "sued in Oakland County Circuit Court" in October '12 for "failure to return a security deposit in a real estate deal." They agreed to pay "an undisclosed amount of money to resolve the case" (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 4/9)....Eagles fan HARRY MIMS, who was "arrested by Philadelphia police trying to eject several people from Lincoln Financial Field" before the team's '11 home opener, "was awarded $75,000 in damages" (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 4/9).
NAMES: Golfer ADAM SCOTT for his Masters Champions Dinner last night served up "Moreton Bay bugs, a type of flat-headed lobster, flown in from Brisbane." Scott said, "I kind of picked nothing too exotic because I didn't think any of the other guys would appreciate kangaroo and crocodile, or anything like that" (N.Y. TIMES, 4/9)....Seahawks coach PETE CARROLL, QB RUSSELL WILSON and other players appeared in a pregame ceremony at the Mariners' home opener last night against the Angels (ESPN.com, 4/8)....Vail Mountain Resort execs “have posted an amusing video” of U.S. skier LINDSEY VONN “masquerading as an employee-in-training at a ticket window.” She “deals with unsuspecting guests, encouraging them to sing for special discounts and, at one point, speaking German with visitors from that country” (LATIMES.com, 4/8)....A documentary on former NBAer ALLEN IVERSON, entitled "IVERSON," will be released on April 27 at the Tribeca Film Festival (PHILLY.com, 4/8)....Tennis player JOHN ISNER and Basketball HOFer CLYDE DREXLER, who is a frequent tennis player, recently "took to the court to play a tie-break for fans to enjoy" at the Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship at River Oaks Country Club in Houston (ATPWORLDTOUR.com, 4/8)....Tulane Univ. yesterday announced that GAYLE BENSON, wife of Saints and Pelicans Owner TOM BENSON, joined the school's board of administrators (Baton Rouge ADVOCATE, 4/9)....Patriots TE ROB GRONKOWSKI, former MLBer JASON VARITEK and his wife, CATHERINE, recently were "among the familiar faces at the Boston Firefighter Response Concert" (BOSTON GLOBE, 4/9).
IN MEMORY: Former Indiana Univ. men’s basketball radio commentator ROYCE WALTMAN died Monday at 72 after a long battle with health problems (AP, 4/8).