Names In The News
Gymnastics coach MAGGIE HANEY has been "suspended by USA Gymnastics pending the outcome of a hearing into verbal and emotional abuse allegations against her." The interim measure was issued yesterday, the first day of a USAG hearing, and it "does not allow Haney to have contact with minor-aged gymnasts." USAG documents and sources said that Gold Medal-winning U.S. Gymnast LAURIE HERNANDEZ and "at least a half-dozen families have filed complaints" with USAG against Haney (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 2/4).
CONFLICT CORRAL: Miami-Dade Mayor CARLOS GIMENEZ' office said that he "accepted one $4,000 ticket to the Super Bowl from Dolphins Owner STEPHEN ROSS and bought a second for his wife." Ross also "offered $3,000 tickets to county commissioners ahead of a vote this week on his plan" to bring F1 to Hard Rock Stadium. At least one commissioner "accepted the offer." The county's top ethics lawyer last week "cleared Gimenez to accept the Ross tickets." The Dolphins' lobbying team is "fighting county legislation that would block Ross" from bringing F1 to the stadium area, and Gimenez is a "key ally in that effort." He has "already vetoed one anti-F1 ordinance, and another one the mayor opposes is scheduled for a final vote" today (MIAMI HERALD, 2/4).
THOR OF WALL STREET: CNBC's Tyler Mathisen said Mets P NOAH SYNDERGAARD won CNBC's "Stock Draft," as he picked Tesla, which was up over 100% "during the period of the stock draft." Syndergaard finished with the "highest returns ever in the history" of the stock draft, around 55%. Former NFLer NICK LOWERY finished second ("The Exchange," CNBC, 2/3). Syndergaard thanked his "partner in the draft," Mets Exec Dir of Communications HAROLD KAUFMAN. Syndergaard said he admires what Tesla co-Founder & CEO ELON MUSK has been "doing with the amount of innovation he's creating," so picking that stock was a "no-brainer" ("Power Lunch," CNBC, 2/3).
THE GOOD STUFF: Chiefs DT DERRICK NNADI following the team's Super Bowl victory said that he is "paying the adoption fees for all of the dogs currently living at KC Pet Project." Nnadi had been "helping KCPP find homes for homeless animals all season through his Derrick Nnadi Foundation." As of yesterday morning, 117 dogs were "listed on KCPP's website as available for adoption" (USA TODAY, 2/4).