Dallas Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett apologized Monday after nude photos of him surfaced on the Internet. Mediatakeout.com reports that a former girlfriend of Bennett’s submitted the photos of the tight end, who was taking pictures of himself in a bathroom mirror.
“These pictures were taken four years ago and placed on the Internet recently without my knowledge or consent,” Bennett said in a statement released by the Cowboys on Monday. “I understand that they are totally inappopriate. And for that I am sorry. I regret the embarrassment that it has caused the organization.”
Bennett, who is on the non-football injury list with a sprained ankle, said he was aware of the pictures but declined further comments. Kennard McGuire, Bennett’s agent, also declined comment. Stephen Jones, team executive vice president, said he knows about the pictures but hasn’t seen them and declined comment about them specifically.
This is definitely not a routine from “Dancing With the Stars!” Race driver Helio “”I’m Not That Short” Castroneves thought he had won an Indy car race in Edmonton this week, until learning he was black flagged on the final lap. Instead of sulking in his car, Castroneves charged the control tower and ended up grabbing a huge security guy by the lapels. The guard’s reaction is priceless. We’re resist the urge to make any jokes about midget racing.
Here’s more from Versus.com (video below):
Castroneves was the first to drive under the checkered flag but was penalized by Indy Racing League officials for blocking Team Penske teammate Will Power on a restart with three laps to go. That gave the victory to Scott Dixon when officials ruled Castroneves did not serve a drive-through penalty. Castroneves was so livid afterwards that he charged out of his car and went to the flagstand. When he was screaming at the starter, Team Penske president Tim Cindric and IndyCar Series chief of security Charles Burns tried to calm down Castroneves.
That is when the three-time Indianapolis 500 winner lost his cool completely and grabbed Burns by the shirt, screaming in his face, which is not a wise move because Burns is a former Unites States Marine and a former member of the Indiana State Police. Cindric then grabbed Castroneves after assaulting Burns, who had nothing to do with calling the penalty on the driver. Castroneves and Team Penske are not allowed to appeal the penalty because it was a “black flag” that he failed to serve.
Frisbee golf, long the sport of choice for former hippies and other types of “free thinkers” (Dude!) has been hit by the recession like everything else: the town of St. Paul, MN has had to start charging fees to disc golfers at a course in Kaposia Park. The response? A reign of terror the likes of which we have never scene.
Okay, actually, we probably see it every day: someone painted graffiti on the course trailer.
No, seriously. They got mad, pulled out a can of paint and wrote the words “I pay taxes, why pay for the course” on some trailer in the middle of the night. The paint probably cost more than the fees. But that’s not the point, is it? Just another example of “the man” sticking it to the little guy. Next thing you know, they’ll find a way to tax pot.
Hey wait a minute, then they’d have to legalize it first, wouldn’t they? Woah!
Not everyone has embraced the new fees being imposed on disc golf players at Kaposia Park in South St. Paul. For the second time in less than a month, vandals have expressed their opposition, most recently in the form of profanity-laced messages spray-painted on a trailer where the fees are collected.
Sometime between the close of business Tuesday night and daylight Wednesday, someone painted the words “I pay taxes, why pay for the course” on the back of the trailer owned by Fairway Flyerz, the city-approved vendor collecting the fees. The words “Free” along with expletives were spray-painted on the front door and windows, said Brian Snelson, a company spokesman.
On June 27, someone broke into Fairway Flyerz’s trailer and stole a cash box containing about $200, along with hats, 60 golf discs and other items, according to a police report Snelson said he believes the culprits are protesting the fees that the South St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department began collecting on May 28. The department began charging $5 a day or $30 for a season pass to generate revenue to spruce up the popular but heavily worn 24-hole course. It had offered free play since it opened in 1987.