TERRELL OWENS NEW WIFE WANTS DIVORCE AFTER TWO WEEKS
Former NFL receiver Terrell Owens married 33-year-old postal worker Rachel Snider two weeks ago in a secret ceremony in Newell, California.
But according to a TMZ Sports report, the marriage is over after only 2 weeks – shattering the Kim Kardashian, Chris Humphries record of 72-days – because Snider said she thinks T.O. married her only for her money and claims he did so to secure a loan for a $2 million home in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Owens is reportedly broke after 15 seasons in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati Bengals.
"I felt in love and now I feel betrayed and heartbroken," Snider told TMZ. "I really valued his love and friendship for 5 years. Out of the love in my heart, I tried to help him. We had a secret relationship for 5 years and I married him for love."
Despite the breakup, Snider remained loyal to Owens on her Twitter account. She tweeted, “My husband is a great man, an amazing athlete, father, and friend. He will succeed in all he does. His future is full of golden opportunities”. (Photo: Matt York/Associated Press)
CHIEFS RELEASE DB DUNTA ROBINSON, SIGN CFL WR WESTON DRESSLER
The Kansas City Chiefs parted ways with veteran defensive back Dunta Robinson on Friday, The Kansas City Star reports. Robinson never quite lived up to expectations last season. The team also announced the signing of CFL wide receiver Weston Dressler on Friday.
Robinson was just one year into a $13.75 million, three-year deal that the Chiefs hoped would provide a veteran presence in what became a vastly retooled defensive backfield.
Instead, Robinson was slowed by a series of nagging injuries and appeared in only nine games, making 14 tackles and defending just two passes. He was also part of a defense that was torched by Indianapolis wide receivers in a loss that knocked Kansas City out of the playoffs.
The move was widely expected not only because the 31-year-old Robinson struggled most of the season, gradually losing playing time to undrafted free agent Marcus Cooper, but also because the cash-strapped Chiefs would save more than $3 million.
The Chiefs were just below the salary cap at the beginning of the week, and they’re expected to make more moves — perhaps restructuring some of the long-term contracts signed by the previous regime — so that they can sign their draft class and be active in free agency.
According to the Star, the Chiefs are expected to lose Pro Bowl left tackle Branden Albert, who was franchised last season, though there are several in-house candidates to replace him. Offensive linemen Jon Asamoah and Geoff Schwartz are also hitting free agency, as are defensive tackle Tyson Jackson, safety Kendrick Lewis and Pro Bowl punt returner Dexter McCluster.
The move to sign Dressler, who spent the past six years in the CFL, could be in response to McCluster likely demanding a contract far more lucrative than the Chiefs are willing to pay.
Win a Super Bowl and you get to hang out with Beyonce and Jay Z
THAT’S WHAT HE SAID!
My man said that we were appetizers, he told me to Google him. I saw that he was a Hall of Famer, I didn’t see any Super Bowl appearances. I would love to show him the Super Bowl ring and if he doesn’t want to come and see it personally tell him to Google it.” - Doug Baldwin response after ESPN analyst and Hall of Famer Cris Carter called Seahawks WRs appetizers
FEDS SEIZE $21.6M IN COUNTERFIET MERCHANDISE BEFORE SUPER BOWL
Investigators have seized more than $21.6 million in knockoff souvenir football jerseys, caps and other merchandise, shut down illegal websites and made dozens of arrests in a crackdown on Super Bowl counterfeiters, authorities said Thursday.
The seizures and arrests were announced at a Manhattan news conference where NFL and law enforcement officials displayed fake Payton Manning and Russell Wilson jerseys — complete with knockoff Adidas labeling — Broncos and Seahawks hats, Super Bowl T-shirts and other goods made to look like official NFL gear.
The league and law enforcement “are working hard to prevent fans from being scammed by criminals seeking to profit from the public’s passion for the NFL, their home teams and the Super Bowl,” Anastasia Danias, an NFL senior vice president, said in a statement issued three days before the game in East Rutherford, N.J.
During an eight-month operation, investigators seized more than 202,000 Super Bowl-related items that, if legitimate, would have been worth more than $21.6 million. Authorities called the dollar amount a record for similar enforcement operations before other Super Bowls, including one last year that netted about $17 million in seizures.
Authorities say most of the knockoffs were manufactured in China. They say once the makers learned the Broncos and Seahawks made the Super Bowl, they rushed to make the goods with the teams’ logos. Then the goods were smuggled into the United States, often using overnight shipping.
Some of the items make their way to street corners in Times Square and elsewhere where they are sold for half the price or less of legitimate merchandise. But others are offered on websites designed to trick buyers into thinking they are purchasing officially licensed goods worth the nearly full price they pay.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has obtained court orders to shut down several of the bogus Super Bowl gear websites. Authorities warn that users of the websites risk identity theft, and that proceeds can go to other illegal activities like drug trafficking.
Earlier this week, New York authorities announced the arrest of two men on charges they made high-quality counterfeit Super Bowl tickets and sold them online. (Photo: Associated Press)
A Seattle-area trash company got literal with their Bronco bashing.
Gracias, Bellingham Herald
Oh. My. This is … something.
SEAHAWKS BOEING 747 FLIES 12 PATTERN OVER WASHINGTON
A Boeing 747-8 jet decked out in a Seahawks paint scheme to honor the team playing in the Super Bowl took its sport a step further Thursday.
The plane flew over Eastern Washington after taking off from Seattle’s Boeing Field with a flight plan that spelled out 12. The flight path stretched from the southern border of the state between Washington and Oregon almost to the eastern border of Idaho to completely spell out the two numbers.
The plane — normally used for flight testing — featured a 12 on the tail and the phrase “Spirit of 12s Go Hawks” on one side of the plane. The new paint scheme was unveiled Wednesday.
Boeing partners with the Seahawks on program in the Puget Sound area and is displaying the 747 as a tribute to the team’s success as it heads into the Super Bowl. (Photo: Sofia Jaramillo/Associated Press)
GOODELL PLEASED WITH PRO BOWL WHICH HE CAME CLOSE TO CANCELLING - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he was pleased with Sunday’s Pro Bowl and the efforts of the players.
Goodell, who appeared on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike in the Morning” …show on Monday morning, said he was pleased with what he saw.
“You have to admit, it was very competitive,” Goodell said. “Exciting. Fun. I think the players played much harder.”
That’s a good praise considering that Goodell was on the cusp of cancelling the game. According to USA Today, Goodell almost axed the game entirely. Outgoing NFLPA president Dominique Foxworth supported the move, but changes to the contest helped convince him that the game was worth sparing.
“Roger was very serious about potentially canceling the Pro Bowl because apparently it’s very expensive and isn’t of a ton of value to them,” Foxworth said. “To be honest with you, I was completely comfortable with eliminating it until I talked to the players, and they said they loved it and they want to be there.”
Goodell said he liked the new format of the game and believes it was a success.
“I believe it was a very, very positive step,” Goodell said. “I salute the players.” (Photo: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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