Names In The News
A Milwaukee city attorney "would be authorized to offer $400,000" to Bucks G STERLING BROWN to "settle a lawsuit the player filed after being stunned by a Taser by Milwaukee police over a parking violation, under a proposed resolution." The filing "caught Brown's attorney, MARK THOMSEN, off guard." He said that there is "not a settlement," and that he "has not seen an offer of judgement and therefore doesn't know what the terms of any city proposal might be" (JSONLINE.com, 5/31).
EH FOR EFFORT: TBS’ CONAN O'BRIEN noted one of the show’s writers, LEVI MACDOUGALL, is from Canada and is a “huge Raptors fan.” MacDougall came on stage wearing a VINCE CARTER Raptors jersey, saying he has been a fan "since the Carter administration." MacDougall added, “I've got some Canadian trash-talking to do.” He said to one fellow staffer, “Warriors, eh? More like Golden State Worriers. And I'd be worried too if I was playing a team like the Raptors, eh. Hope that wasn't too harsh.” More MacDougall: “Hey Lisa, your team is lame. Good burn, right? Somebody better call 911 and get you to the burn unit. And guess what, this one's free, because that's socialized healthcare” (“Conan,” TBS, 6/3).
NAMES: TIM DUNCAN "teamed up" with PRESIDENT CLINTON and HILLARY CLINTON to aid "children of the U.S. Virgin Islands over the weekend" (MYSANANTONIO.com, 6/3)....Steelers LB RYAN SHAZIER was named the '19 George Halas Award winner by the Pro Football Writers of America (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 6/4)....Chiefs QB PATRICK MAHOMES has joined the lineup for the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend event in K.C., the annual fundraiser for the Children’s Mercy hospital’s Cancer Center (K.C. STAR, 6/3)....WAYNE GRETZKY, JON HAMM and NELLY were among the celebrities in the crowd for last night’s Bruins-Blues Stanley Cup Final Game 4. Several MLB Cardinals players also took “advantage of an off day." Cardinals C YADIER MOLINA, P ADAM WAINWRIGHT, 3B MATT CARPENTER and 1B PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT were spotted in the crowd at Enterprise Center (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 6/4).