By A.R. Shaw
Jussie Smollett could possibly face time in jail for allegedly filing a false police report. CNN is reporting that the “Empire” actor hired two men to attack him and lied about the assault.
Smollett initially told police that he was attacked in Chicago by two White men who wore Make America Great Again hats and yelled racial and homophobic slurs on Jan. 29. During the attack, Smollett said the men poured a chemical substance on him and tied a rope around his neck. When he arrived at the hospital, the rope was still around his neck.
Police questioned two brothers, known as Abel and Ola, on Feb. 15. Police learned that the brothers purchased the rope from an Ace Hardware store in the Chicago area. CBS reports that the brothers were paid $3,500 before leaving for Nigeria and were promised an additional $500 upon their return. After the attack, they returned to Nigeria.
Following the interrogation, the brothers, who both appeared as extras on “Empire,” were released from police custody.
Smollett told his side of the story on “Good Morning America” and maintained that he’s telling the truth. He has yet to respond to the recent claims that he lied about the entire incident.
— Mr. Smith (@TerrellSmith93) February 17, 2019
Jussie Smollet is the Fyre Festival of hate crimes.
— If You Readin This Ya Wig Trash🇹🇹 (@_WordSmiff_) February 17, 2019
Ex-NFL star Chris Johnson accused of masterminding murder-for-hire scheme
ROLLINGOUT.COM — Prosecutors relied on testimony from the informant, who alleged that Johnson forked over a handsome stack of bills to have rising gang member Dominic Bolden kill the suspected shooters. The informant said Bolden successfully carried out the murderous mission, killing one of the suspected drive-by shooters on Jan. 19, 2016, and the other on June 24 of the same year.
By Terry Shropshire, RollingOut.com
Former NFL star running back Chris Johnson is accused of planning and financing a successful “murder-for-hire” scheme that left two dead and being heavily involved in a major drug trafficking operation in central Florida, prosecutors allege.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, an informant claimed that Johnson sought and obtained retribution after alleged gang members shot him and killed his friend in a drive-by shooting in Orlando, Florida, on March 8, 2015.
Prosecutors relied on testimony from the informant, who alleged that Johnson forked over a handsome stack of bills to have rising gang member Dominic Bolden kill the suspected shooters. The informant said Bolden successfully carried out the murderous mission, killing one of the suspected drive-by shooters on Jan. 19, 2016, and the other on June 24 of the same year.
Bolden’s reward was multipronged, the informant said in an affidavit, according to the documents obtained by TMZ. Not only did Bolden get the bag for killing Johnson’s gang enemies, but he also rose up the ranks of the local gang in Florida, eventually becoming the “de facto leader” of the drug trafficking organization (DTO). Thirdly, Johnson allegedly provided seed money and a major contact in order for Bolden to traffic as much narcotics as possible, according to the documents.
Neither the state’s attorney’s office nor the Florida attorney general returned media inquiries to confirm this information.
Johnson, 34, who last played in the NFL in 2017, has not been charged with any crime and vehemently denied involvement in any murder or drug operation through his representative.
The former star running back rose to national fame when he rushed for more than 2,000 yards for the Tennessee Titans, a rare feat in the NFL. He played six of his 10 seasons with the Titans before being traded to the New York Jets.
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NBA player tests positive for COVID-19, rest of season suspended indefinitely
ROLLINGOUT — Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert has contracted COVID-19 ESPN reports. But the sports news station stated that Gobert was not in the arena at the time he discovered that he has the virus.
The National Basketball Association has just decided to suspend the rest of the season due to the coronavirus, ESPN reported at about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
The NBA commissioner and the owners have decided to go on an indefinite hiatus after one of its star players tested positive for the potentially deadly virus.
Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert has contracted COVID-19, ESPN reports. But the sports news station stated that Gobert was not in the arena at the time he discovered that he has the virus.
NBA To Suspend Season Following Tonight’s Games pic.twitter.com/2PTx2fkLlW
— NBA (@NBA) March 12, 2020
When the NBA learned of Gobert’s condition, the NBA leaders met up and decided to immediately halt the current Jazz game and then decided to quit playing.
The Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets, however, are allowed to continue to play out their game in Texas as owner Mark Cuban and some in the arena have just come to grips with this shocking news.
Cuban relayed that he is in shock at how fast this pandemic is developing and the catastrophic economic and health ramifications that appear to be headed the country’s way. He also said many of the players know of what is happening as Cuban overheard players talking on the bench about Gobert and the NBA season suspension.
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Tamra Simmons discusses producing ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ and what’s next for her
ROLLING OUT — Tamra Simmons, executive producer of the Lifetime documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly,” sits down with rolling out’s “Cook it Out” show host Jae Davis to discuss her journey in entertainment industry.
Tamra Simmons, executive producer of the Lifetime documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly,” sits down with rolling out‘s “Cook it Out” show host Jae Davis to discuss her journey in entertainment industry, her mission to elevate the voices of Black women and her upcoming TV projects in the first part of an exclusive three-part interview.
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