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Welker took Molly at Kentucky Derby

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Wes Welker’s good day at the Kentucky Derby turned out to be not so good.

His winnings that day exceeded $57,000.  But human error resulted in the Broncos receiver being overpaid by nearly $15,000.

Now, he’ll lose a lot more than that due to his four-game suspension.

Per a league source, the banishment under the PED policy happened because Welker took MDMA, a banned substance under the substance-abuse policy, that had been cut with amphetamines, a banned substance under the PED policy.  (Here’s where all the Walter Whites in the crowd will try to claim in the comments and on Twitter that MDMA and amphetamines are the same thing.  They’re not, Jessie.)

As happened with Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick, pure MDMA wouldn’t have triggered a violation under the PED policy.  The presence of amphetamines resulted in a one-strike, four-game suspension.

If the NFL and NFLPA had struck a deal on HGH testing, Welker likely wouldn’t have been suspended.  It’s believed that the new drug-testing policies that will become effective if/when a final agreement is reached on HGH testing will result in amphetamines shifting to the substance-abuse policy during the offseason.

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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Video purports to show beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff

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BEIRUT (AP) — An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group.

Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syrian in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the Islamic State group that showed the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley.

Dressed in an orange jumpsuit against the backdrop of an arid Syrian landscape, Sotloff was threatened in that video with death unless the U.S. stopped airstrikes on the group in Iraq.

In the video distributed Tuesday and entitled “A Second Message to America,” Sotloff appears in a similar jumpsuit before he is beheaded by an Islamic State fighter.

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URGENT: ISIS evacuates its Mosul headquarters in fear of American air strike

ISIS clears its headquarters in Mosul URGENT: ISIS evacuates its Mosul headquarters in fear of American air strikes

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) On Tuesday, an informed source in Nineveh Province said that the organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria evacuated its headquarters in the city of Mosul in fear of being targeted by American airstrikes.

The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com that “the elements of the organization ISIS evacuated their headquarters in the city of Mosul, in anticipation of being targeted by the American planes.”

The source, who asked not to be named, said “the organization has also painted its cars with camouflage to prevent detection by these planes.”

On Monday, according to a local source in Nineveh province, American planes dropped leaflets calling for the people of Mosul to stay away from the headquarters and gatherings of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in preparation for the its bombardment.

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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell federal corruption case is now in the hands of the jury for deliberation

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RICHMOND, Va. (WUSA9) — The jury is now deliberating in the federal corruption case against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen.

The seven-man and five-woman jury heard nearly two hours of instructions from the judge on Tuesday morning. While giving instructions to jurors, federal judge James Spender said he would allow Maureen McDonnell to be found guilty of conspiring with Jonnie Williams by herself, if no conspiracy is found with former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell.

The jury is now deliberating to decide 26 separate verdicts — 13 for Bob McDonnell and 13 for Maureen McDonnell.

Some of the instructions seem to favor the defense. For example, the judge told the jury that testimony of an immunized witness must be examined and weighed by the jury with greater care than other witnesses. That instruction, of course, was referring to Jonnie Williams who received immunity from potential security and tax fraud problems.

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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Justin Bieber charged with assault and dangerous driving near Stratford, Ontario, after ATV crash with minivan Friday

Justin Bieber Arrested for Dangerous Driving and Assault in Canada, Authorities Say

PHOTO: Singer Justin Bieber speaks onstage at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards brought to you by Samsung Galaxy at The Wiltern, July 27, 2014, in Los Angeles.

“Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’ peaceful retreat in Stratford this weekend was unfortunately disrupted by the unwelcome presence of the paparazzi. This has regrettably resulted in charges of dangerous driving and assault,” Bieber’s lawyer, Brian H. Greenspan, told ABC News in a statement. “Mr. Bieber and Ms. Gomez have fully cooperated in the police investigation. We are hopeful that this matter will be quickly resolved.”

The authorities added that Bieber was released shortly thereafter and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford on Sept. 29.

That same day, the singer was photographed riding on an ATV with his off-again, on-again girlfriend, Selena Gomez.

PHOTO: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are seen riding on an ATV in Stratford, Canada, Aug. 29, 2014.

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PHOTO: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are seen riding on an ATV in Stratford, Canada, Aug. 29, 2014.
 
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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Police in Ferguson, Mo., are now wearing body cameras, first put into use at a Saturday march protesting the death of Michael Brown

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have started wearing body cameras weeks after a cop shot dead an unarmed teenager during a confrontation. The recording devices were first used at a Saturday march protesting the death of Michael Brown, and training for the entire police force is nearly complete, officials told NBC affiliate KSDK. Two private security firms donated the cameras amid an uproar over police tactics in the St. Louis suburb.

More than 1,000 police departments around the country use similar cameras. Despite some privacy concerns, the gadgets have won the support of law-enforcement officials and civil libertarians. In Celina, Texas, which began equipping officers with the $300 devices nine months ago, police brass say it’s a crucial tool because it captures exactly what the officer sees when interacting with a suspect. “Documentation, accountability, transparency is part of what we do now, and it should be,” Chief Mark Metdker told NBC News.

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Posted by on September 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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N. Korea fires short-range projectile into East Sea

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Yonhap) — North Korea fired off one short-range rocket into the East Sea on Monday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.

The projectile was fired at around 10:30 a.m. from a site in Chagang Province near the North Korea-Chinese border, and it is presumed to have landed in the East Sea after flying some 220 kilometers, the JCS said.

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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