Nick Bosa and Donald Trump: Revisiting the 49er’s social media controversy ahead of 2019 NFL Draft

first_imgMore problematic was the fact Bosa followed an Instagram account titled “too_savage_for_democrats,” which featured racist and homophobic language in several of its posts. Bosa also liked several tweets that included use of the N-word, homophobic slurs and the term “rape and pillage.” (One Twitter account compiled an extensive list of controversial posts liked by Bosa’s account).When asked why his social media accounts had been scrubbed, Bosa said his agents did so to eliminate anything that might adversely affect his draft status, adding that he didn’t know why people cared so much.”I had to,” Bosa said. “There is a chance I might end up in San Francisco.”San Francisco ultimately used its No. 2 overall pick to select Bosa. Trump, on the final day of the draft, congratulated Bosa on Twitter for his selection, telling him to “always stay true to yourself.”Congratulations to Nick Bosa on being picked number two in the NFL Draft. You will be a great player for years to come, maybe one of the best. Big Talent! San Francisco will embrace you but most importantly, always stay true to yourself. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2019MORE: Teams, odds and spread for Super Bowl 54That same day, in his first media appearance with the 49ers, Bosa backtracked from his prior comments and apologized for what he’d said via social media.”I definitely made some insensitive decisions throughout my life and I’m just excited to be here with a clean slate,” Bosa said at his introductory news conference. “I’m sorry if I hurt anybody. I definitely didn’t intend for that to be the case. I think me being here is even better for me as a person, because I don’t think there’s anywhere, any city, that you could really be in that would help you grow as much as this one will.”When asked about what he meant in calling Kaepernick a clown, Bosa had this to say: As Super Bowl 54 nears, 49ers rookie defensive end Nick Bosa can’t avoid questions he brought on himself about his social media usage before his time in the NFL.That includes a timeline of tweets that praised President Donald Trump and criticized then-San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick alongside Beyonce, Jay-Z and the movie “Black Panther.” Bosa also liked several posts from an Instagram that featured racist and homophobic language. (via Sports Illustrated) Bosa, asked this week what the biggest lesson he learned from that time was, had this to say (via The Palm Beach Post):“Definitely to get off Twitter and just think before I say certain things because they could rub people the wrong way and that’s not what I want to try and do.”MORE: Picks, predictions for Super Bowl 54In the days leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft, many noticed that Bosa‚ an Ohio State prospect who many thought could go No. 1 overall, had scrubbed his Twitter account over draft season. His timeline espoused generally pro-Trump and conservative viewpoints and was more than happy to engage with dissenters. It also included a tweet that called Kaepernick a clown shortly after he began protesting police brutality in America by kneeling during the national anthem. “It wasn’t directed toward that. It’s not like I’m saying his stance and what he was doing — that’s not what I was talking about at all,” Bosa said. “It was just a specific thing that happened, and me, as a young kid, a thought popping into my head and, boom, decided to tweet it out. Bad decision. I respect what he’s done. If it empowers anybody, then he’s doing a good thing. I apologize for that.”Bosa added that he had learned a lot from the experience, and that he would “think a lot more before I send something out.”Since then, he hasn’t been in the news for anything other than his play on the field. Indeed, teammate Richard Sherman, an outspoken player, said Bosa’s comments would be forgotten if he could play. That seems to have been the case: The rookie earned a Pro Bowl selection while compiling 47 tackles, nine sacks and an interception returned for 46 yards in the regular season en route to Sunday’s Super Bowl.last_img read more

Santa Anita To Fund Loyalty Bonus Program For Owners & Trainers Who Supported Race Meeting December – February

first_imgSanta Anita To Fund Loyalty Bonus Program For Owners & Trainers Who Supported Race Meeting December – FebruaryBONUSES TO BE PAID TO HORSES WHO RUN BACK MARCH THROUGH JUNE; REIMBURSEMENT FOR PRE-RACE VETERINARY EXAMS TO BE PAID ON ALL STARTERSARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2020)–Santa Anita Park has announced a new program to reward the owners of horses who have supported the current race meeting with a Loyalty Bonus to horses who have raced from December 28, 2019 through February 29, 2020.  From March 6 through the end of the season on June 21, all eligible horses will receive an additional 10 percent bonus in their first start during that period (paid on first through fifth place earnings). The bonus money will be fully funded by Santa Anita and The Stronach Group and is separate from the purse account.Santa Anita also announced that beginning March 6 and through the end of the meet, the track will pick up the costs for up to two veterinary examinations for each horse entered.  All horses are eligible for the reimbursement, whether or not they have previously run at the track this season.“It is very important that we reward those who have been loyal to us this winter,” said Aidan Butler, Acting Director, California Operations for The Stronach Group. “While the Santa Anita Sunshine Bonus announced last week was designed to boost horse inventory, this bonus is for our owners and trainers who have supported us this winter and we want them to know we appreciate that support.“In addition, we know that while the additional veterinary protocols put in place are keeping the horses safer, they come at a cost to our owners.  We want to thank everyone for working with us to modernize the sport by offsetting these costs this season. We are talking with our stakeholders, including veterinarians, owners and trainers, to determine the most efficient way to implement this.”The Santa Anita Loyalty Bonus will begin Friday, March 6, which kicks off the prestigious Santa Anita Handicap weekend.  Entries for the races on March 6 will be taken on Sunday, March 1. The program will be in effective through the remainder of the current Winter/Spring Meeting, which concludes on Sunday, June 21.  Runners in stakes races will not be eligible for the Santa Anita Loyalty Bonus.For additional information on the Santa Anita Loyalty Bonus and the Santa Anita Sunshine Bonus, please contact the Santa Anita Racing Office at (626) 574-6352.last_img read more

Sheff Utd denied goal by VAR for offside by length of a TOE

first_img😐— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) November 9, 2019 4 Sheffield United are rocked as David McGoldrick has an equaliser ruled out at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for a very marginal offsideCredit: EPARepublic of Ireland striker McGoldrick was finally “robbed” by John Lundstram being adjudged offside in the build-up, sparking bewildered comments on social media such as “absolute joke”.United were trailing undeservedly to Son Heung-Min’s 58th minute opener when McGoldrick, 31, saw his big moment erased.But VAR then confirmed a point for the Blades, via Eric Dier’s own goal fro a George Baldock cross.Many supporters, though, felt McGoldrick’s misery was the final nail for VAR as Twitter put the boot in.The Blades’ themselves tweeted a glum emoji next to an an image that suggested McGoldrick had been ONSIDE.And they also posted: “63′ After a 3 minute delay. VAR rules it out because of an offside toe. No goal. “One fan said: “VAR is destroying the game… Soccer isn’t the most beautiful game anymore.”MARK HALSEY SAYS…If it is taking 3minutes and 47 seconds then it should not be overturned – the technology is not that accurate for marginal decisions like that.You should be able to tell in five to ten seconds. Is this system fit for purpose? At the moment you have to say it isn’t.Fans pay money to see goals and at the moment we are probably seeing good goals ruled out.The buck stops with Mike Riley and the Premier League is being undermined by the implementation of VAR.The camera angles we are seeing need to be parallel with the offside incident because that was not the case for Sheffield United’s ruled-out goal and it creates confusion.Also, the offside  occurred in the previous phase of play so it should not have been checked. Spurs defender Eric Dier cleared the ball AFTER the initial offside.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticA similar response was: “VAR has ruined this league. It’s hard to watch.”Another argued: “Ridiculous!! Dier’s shoulder is playing him on!”And One asked: “The defender’s head is in front of Lundstrums toe. Even on VAR how is it offside?”444Arsene Wenger reveals he is STILL in the running for the Bayern Munich job – and will hold talks next week SHEFFIELD UNITED had a goal ruled offside by a TOE’S length in what fans labelled the Premier League’s tightest and craziest VAR verdict yet.David McGoldrick was denied his first ever Premier League strike after a three-minute delay as the Blades battled back in their 1-1 draw at dismal Tottenham.Harshest VAR decision ever. Absolute millimetres 😭💔😭 #TOTSHU— Don👑Corleone (@UmarZubyr) November 9, 2019last_img read more

Former champion Taylor arrested for biting, threatening woman

first_imgTaylor was detained after allegedly biting a woman at the address several times.The woman used pepper spray on Taylor, who chased her from the home and threatened to kill her, police said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Taylor has been charged with misdemeanor battery and the felony offense of first degree terroristic threatening.The latest brush with the law could have serious implications for Taylor, who was given a suspended sentence of 19 years last year following a 2014 shooting at his home that injured a cousin. Taylor, who in 2005 ended Bernard Hopkins’ reign as world middleweight champion, has not fought since winning the IBF middleweight title in a bout against Australia’s Sam Soliman in 2014.He was later stripped of the belt because of his ongoing legal problems.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Ginobili set to return to Spurs for 16th season—reports Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Jermain Taylor. AFP FILE PHOTOLos Angeles, United States  — Former middleweight world champion Jermain Taylor was arrested by police in Arkansas on Tuesday after allegations of biting and threatening to kill a woman.A statement from Maumelle Police Department said the 38-year-old former undisputed world champion was detained at his home just before 3:00am local time.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Paradelast_img read more

Mother blames NA Hospital for baby’s death

first_imgA young mother is accusing some doctors and nurses at the New Amsterdam Hospital’s Maternity Ward of negligence, which resulted in her delivering a stillborn baby early Tuesday morning.The 19-year-old first-time mother, Bibi Asiyaa Hussain, is demanding answers from the Hospital’s authorities since she would have entered their care with a healthy foetus. According to the grieving woman, she left her Crabwood Creek, Corentyne home on July 1 after experiencing severe pains and was admitted to the New Amsterdam Hospital.She said had the doctors and nurses paid much more attention to her complaints then perhaps her baby girl would have still been alive. The visibly distraught woman explained that she cried and begged the nurses to help her, since the pain was unbearable but all she got was “you nah ready yet…yuh time nah reach yet.”However, when her time did come, the baby was already dead. Recounting the events, Hussain said from the time she was admitted all she had been hearing was that she was not ready to deliver despite her continuous complaints of heavy pains and steady contractions. This persisted until Monday and a nurse who told her to wait her turn checked her.Around 21:00h Monday night, the nurses began monitoring the foetus and it was indicated that a steady and healthy heartbeat was present. At that point, Hussain was 3cm dilated. On Tuesday morning about 01:00h, a doctor came to check on her and told her she was 4cm dilated, but Hussain said she felt as though it was time and would have indicated that to the doctor and asked to use the washroom.Nevertheless, the doctor said that the baby was in a position to be delivered and she could not use the washroom. Hussain would then be forced to lie there and wait until 04:00h when the doctor returned and began panicking after the foetal heartbeat was no longer there.“She check me and then say they not hearing a heartbeat from the baby, I say ‘what you mean because when you check earlier the baby was okay?’,” she related.An emergency ultrasound was done at 05:30h and it was confirmed that the foetus died.“The doctor advised to put me on drips to bring down the baby and that was to ?start at 06:00h. After about 30 minutes into the drips, another female doctor came to check me and after she realised I was on the drips she said that wrong because it would take too long, because the baby dead and in me, if they wait longer it could kill me too,” she tearfully related.??She eventually delivered the dead baby girl. Now her grief has changed into anger and she is demanding answers from the authorities since she believes the doctor and nurses were negligent. However, the Hospital has been mum on the incident and efforts to contact the Director of Health Services proved futile.Additionally, the woman sought to get a meeting with the doctor, but that request was denied.last_img read more

UG Trojans into semis vs DCC

first_imgFollowing their defeat to DCC in the first division by the remarkable heroics of Guyana’s very own Christopher Barnwell, the University of Guyana Trojans will have to face their old foes in the NBS 2nd Division 40-over semifinal at DCC, starting at 10:30am.UG Trojans Captain, Melroy StephensonSpeaking to Guyana Times Sport, Captain of the Trojans, Melroy Stephenson, said, “Well, on the 2nd division tournament, we fancy our chances. Thus far in the competition, we have invested, winning all 7 of our matches to date. We anticipate a keenly contested match against DCC, but on this occasion we expect to come out on top in the first division semifinal. It took a Herculean effort by senior West Indian player Chris Barnwell to overcome us, but with Barnwell not playing 2nd division, we don’t foresee a repeat by the Queenstown-based side. As a result, we should be progressing to the finals, and wait whoever wins between Police and GCC. We are quite confident, but not complacent”.Asked who the DCC should be watchful of, Stephenson said, “In the tournament thus far, Omesh Danram has been sensational as he has scored the only hundred thus far, representing the students. A few other batters who a lot can be expected of are Linden Austin, Ershad Ali, Dwayne Dodson and myself, with my highest score being 57. In the bowling department a lot will be expected from our bowlers Ershad Ali, Dennis Heywood and Ray Newton, since both Newton and Heywood are our leading bowlers, with Ali having a 5-wicket haul to his name thus far”.With the UG Trojans currently having to prepare for a T/20 tournament in Suriname before they return to play the NBS 2nd Division 40-Over semifinal, there is bound to be tons of experience gained, and confidence to return and face DCC.last_img read more

Santa Fe Springs man to be sentenced for murder

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – Sentencing is scheduled today for George Banuelos, who was convicted of a 17-year-old boy’s shooting death in Santa Fe Springs. Banuelos, 25, of Santa Fe Springs was arrested last year and charged with murder in the death of Andrew Joseph Salinas on May 14. Investigators said the shooting happened at a post-prom party. last_img read more

Tulsa storms past Fresno St.

first_img “Until Nov. 19, it went very well,” Fresno State coach Pat Hill said. “At the end, it didn’t go very well.” TCU 27, Iowa State 24: Peter LoCoCo kicked a 44-yard field goal with less than 6 minutes remaining to give the No. 14 Horned Toads the victory in the Houston Bowl. The win extended TCU’s winning streak to 10 games, the third-longest in the nation behind No. 1 USC (34) and No. 2 Texas (19). LoCoCo’s field goal was TCU’s only score in the second half after the Horned Frogs built a 24-17 halftime lead. Mountain West champion TCU was out to prove itself after being snubbed by the BCS. The Horned Frogs had the best record among teams from non-BCS conferences. N.C. State 14, South Florida 0: Using stout defense and just enough offense to get the job done, the Wolfpack capped its late-season rally with a victory in the Meineke Car Care Bowl at Charlotte, N.C. Brian Clark caught a 9-yard touchdown pass and Andre Brown scored on a 1-yard run to lead the Wolfpack (7-5), which rallied from a 2-4 start to the season to close the year with three consecutive wins. It was a disappointing end for upstart South Florida, which was playing in its first bowl in school history. The Bulls (6-6) launched their program nine years ago, moved up to Division I-A in 2001 and capped their first season in the Big East with a bowl bid. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tulsa made a remarkable comeback this season. Fittingly, the Golden Hurricane used a timely rally to win their biggest game of the year. Paul Smith ran 4 yards for the winning touchdown with 2:55 to play, and Tulsa had two key interceptions in its 31-24 victory over Fresno State on Saturday in the Liberty Bowl at Memphis, Tenn. “Today was really a microcosm of our season,” Tulsa coach Steve Kragthorpe said. Smith, the game’s MVP, was 18 of 27 for 234 yards with a 54-yard touchdown pass to Ashlan Davis. But he made his biggest play on the ground, scrambling around three defenders and into the end zone to secure Tulsa’s first bowl victory in 14 years. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “I just decided I didn’t want to force (a pass) in there,” Smith said. “I’ve done that a lot when I was younger, and it always goes 99 yards the other way. So I just wanted to tuck it down and try to make a play.” The Golden Hurricane forced a pair of turnovers from the Bulldogs’ Paul Pinegar in clinching their seventh win in eight games to close the season. The Golden Hurricane (9-4) overcame low expectations this season to claim an unlikely Conference USA championship in its first year in the league, then beat a Fresno State team that gave top-ranked USC fits and once was ranked 16th before a late-season slump. Pinegar, who was denied in his attempt to become the first quarterback to go 4-0 as a starter in bowl games, finished 19 of 30 for 213 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Wendell Mathis had 117 yards rushing for Fresno State (8-5), which closed a once-promising year with four straight losses after beating Boise State on Nov. 10. The closer-than-expected loss to the top-ranked Trojans came nine days later. last_img read more

Woman who stole neighbour’s camping gear thought it was rubbish

first_imgA woman who took all her neighbours items as she prepared to go for a weekend camping claimed she thought it was rubbish.Maria Siataru appeared in court charged with taking the items from neighbour Amy Malowke at her apartment at Riverside View, Letterkenny in Co Donegal on August 31st, 2017. Letterkenny District Court heard Ms Malowke was heading away for the weekend and was packing two tents, a cooler box, a backpack, a large black suitcase and six pairs of sunglasses.She had left all the items in the hallway of her apartment to open her car but when she returned all the items were gone.She called Gardai who called to the apartment of her neighbour Ms Siataru.When Gardai peeped through the keyhole they saw all the alleged stolen items.However, when Ms Siaturu opened the door, the items had been moved to a different room but later found.The items also included a wallet with €150 in cash and a red jacket.Solicitor for Ms Siataru, 33, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client pleaded guilty to theft but she had thought the items were rubbish and had been left out for collection.Judge Paul Kelly ordered the accused to pay her own bond of €100 and not to re-offend for 12 months.Woman who stole neighbour’s camping gear thought it was rubbish was last modified: March 30th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:campingcourtletterkennystolelast_img read more

Picture Special: Five frosty snaps from Donegal’s cold snap

first_imgIt was another day of frost, hail and snow across Donegal in the current cold snap. The freezing conditions may be a hindrance for drivers, but they make for great scenic photos and fun activities for others. Here is a selection of photos sent from readers today: Don’t forget to send your photos to info@donegaldaily.comThe Donegal Commercial Vehicles crew were very busy at their Drumkeen depot this morning – building a snowman! There was no frosty reception for this new team member… Christmas Snowman – Donegal Commercial Vehicles.ErrigalAdventurer Iain Miller of Unique Ascent caught this snowy Errigal scene at 1pm yesterday:Errigal, photo by Iain MillerGartanAaron Gibson might be dreaming of a white Christmas if this shot from Gartan Lough is anything to go by:Gartan Lough, photo by Aaron GibsonDungloeDungloe Bay was looking fresh and clear yesterday in Eddie John Byrne’s photo:Dungloe Bay, December 10th, photo: Eddie John ByrneFintownFintown was looking frozen today too in this photo taken outside the The Railway Inn by Maíread Mc Millan Fintown, photo by Maíread Mc MillanIf you have a snowy scene to share, send it to for a feature. Reminder: please take care when out in severe weather.Picture Special: Five frosty snaps from Donegal’s cold snap was last modified: December 11th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more