SBD/June 13, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Names In The News's Windhorst & Stein cited sources as saying that Heat F LEBRON JAMES turned a profit "of more than $30 million in cash and stock" as part of Apple's recent $3B purchase of Beats Electronics, marking the "biggest equity cash payout for a professional athlete in history." James "struck a deal to get a small stake in the company at its inception in 2008 in exchange for promoting its high-end headphones" (, 6/12). If the report is accurate, he would get $11M "more than he makes per year" in salary from the Heat (, 6/12).

SERVING THE COMMUNITY:'s Gregg Doyel noted the Bengals, Cincinnati-area restaurants and fans of the team "helped to raise more than $125,000 for the Freestore Foodbank" on Wednesday night. That made the Bengals' version of "Taste of the NFL" the "most successful in the league and translates to nearly 375,000 meals for local residents" (, 6/12).

Daniel O'Gara weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces at birth
WE ARE FAMILY: IndyCar team Owner SARAH FISHER and husband ANDY O'GARA on Thursday welcomed their second child, a boy named DANIEL JAMES. He "weighed in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces" (AP, 6/12)....U.S. volleyball player MISTY MAY-TREANOR and husband, former MLBer MATT TREANOR welcomed their first child, MALIA BARBARA, on June 3 (, 6/12)....MLB Rangers C J.P. ARENCIBIA married singer KIMBERLY PERRY of THE BAND PERRY on Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, Tenn. (, 6/12).

NAMES: Investigators from the Miami-Dade County state attorney's office "found no evidence that a woman had been drugged or sexually assaulted in the Miami hotel room" of 49ers QB COLIN KAEPERNICK two months ago. A report yesterday "cleared" Kaepernick and two other NFLers (MIAMI HERALD, 6/13)....Georgia State Univ. will pay Parker Executive Search $70,000 to "handle the hunt for its next" AD. Current AD CHERYL LEVICK has accepted a new role at the university outside of the athletics department beginning July 1 (, 6/12)....Buccaneers WR VINCENT JACKSON and his wife, LINDSEY, have written a children's book called “DANNY DOGTAGS: DEALING WITH DEPLOYMENT.” The book “follows Danny, a boy who learns to cope with the news of his father's deployment with the help of his new friends at the Buccaneers organization” (, 6/12)….Stanford Univ. football coach DAVID SHAW and his wife, KORI, “have bought a multi-unit compound” in Rio del Mar, Calif., for $4.5M (L.A. TIMES, 6/13)….Former NBAer BOBBY JACKSON has his Granite Bay, Calif., home up for sale for $2.1M (, 6/12).

IN MEMORY: DICK BETCKE, who “played an instrumental role in the push that brought minor-league baseball to Denver,” died last Friday from heart failure at the age of 79 (DENVER POST, 6/12).
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