Names In The News
Blackhawks Chair ROCKY WIRTZ in a transition memo to Chicago Mayor-elect LORI LIGHTFOOT said there are "serious problems" between outgoing Mayor RAHM EMANUEL and the city's business community. Wirtz "argued the business community 'should not fear its mayor and no mayor should be intimidated by any one business.'" Wirtz "suggests Lightfoot commit to holding one breakfast meeting each month with no more than 10 business leaders at a time to 'engage in structured discussions around concerns'" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 4/23).
RAISING AWARENESS: Strike Out Slavery is partnering with the Royals and P BRAD KELLER, as well as Mets 2B ROBINSON CANO, to host awareness festivals and postgame concerts featuring singer LAURYN HILL. In addition, Strike Out Slavery will return to Angel Stadium for the third annual Strike Out Slavery with ALBERT PUJOLS (Strike Out Slavery).
COURT REPORT: Tennis Channel analyst and ATP BOD member JUSTIN GIMELSTOB "pleaded no contest" in an L.A. court yesterday to a "felony battery charge for his part in a physical altercation on Halloween night last year." Gimelstob was sentenced to three years’ probation and 60 days of community labor (N.Y. TIMES, 4/22)....Nearly three dozen men and women have "filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages" at a parlor where ROBERT KRAFT and others "allegedly paid for sex." The lawsuit is the "latest attack on the legality of the recordings and the warrant that allowed cameras to be installed" (PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, 4/23).
NAMES: Broncos LB VON MILLER has "avoided legal action after posing with a bloody hammerhead shark" in April '18 off the coast of Miami during a fishing trip (USA TODAY, 4/23)....RUSSELL WILSON last week became the highest-paid player in the NFL after signing a $140M extension, and he “recently gave each of the team’s 13 offensive linemen $12,000 in Amazon.com stock” (SEATTLETIMES.com, 4/22)....Bears Chair GEORGE MCCASKEY and RB TARIK COHEN yesterday “met with members of Heartland Alliance’s Rapid Employment and Development Initiative” in North Lawndale (CHICAGO.SUNTIMES.com, 4/22)....DOMINIQUE WILKINS will give the commencement speech for Morris Brown College on May 18 (AJC.com, 4/22)....TOM BRADY and wife GISELE BUNDCHEN “enjoyed the holiday weekend with their children” at Disneyland (NYPOST.com, 4/22).