Chris Sale jersey cutting incident gets meme treatment

In one of the more bizarre stories of the Major League Baseball season, Chris Sale was scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday due to what was called a “clubhouse incident” by the White Sox. As more details began to emerge, it was discovered jerseys played a role. Sale apparently lost his temper and threw a tantrum over the throwback uniforms the team was to wear Saturday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pregame founder RJ Bell hires Charles Harder over Deadspin ‘hit piece’

Last week Deadspin published a lengthy takedown of RJ Bell, founder of Pregame.com, a sports betting website. This week, Bell says he has hired attorney Charles Harder to respond to Deadspin over what he claims is a “hit piece.” The piece on Deadspin was called “How America’s Favorite Sports Betting Expert Turned A Sucker’s Game Into An Industry,” and it detailed the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

R.J. Bell and Pregame.com threaten Deadspin with Hulk Hogan’s lawyer

Prominent Los Angeles-based lawyer Charles Harder, who represents Hulk Hogan in his suit against Gawker (with funding from Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel) and represents several other plaintiffs suing Gawker Media, is now representing Randall James Busack (who goes by “R.J. Bell” and @RJinVegas online) of Pregame.com against Gawker-owned site Deadspin. Busack tweeted...
Via Awful Announcing
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Hulk Hogan lawsuit a leg drop to Gawker, which files bankruptcy

Hulk Hogan hit Gawker with the leg drop, and the online media company couldn’t kick out. Gawker Media on Friday filed for bankruptcy and will be put up for auction. The decision comes after Gawker lost a lawsuit to Hogan, as the former professional wrestler sued the company for its decision to publish a clip of a sex tape involving Hogan. A jury ruled in favor of Hogan to the...
Via NESN.com
June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Gawker reportedly exploring a sale amid Hulk Hogan lawsuit

On Wednesday, a Florida judge denied Gawker’s motion for a new trial in its dispute with Hulk Hogan over a sex tape published on the site in 2012, saying the $140 million figure the company owes the former wrestler won’t be reduced. Hogan sued Gawker for publishing a sex tape of him against his will. The ruling leaves Gawker forced to consider all options, including a potential...
Via Awful Announcing
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Hulk Hogan suing Gawker for leaking tape of racist rant

Hulk Hogan has already been awarded $140 million in damages from Gawker Media after his sex tape went viral, and he is now suing the company again for allegedly leaking something he said while that same series of videos were being recorded. The New York Post reports that Hogan has filed a new lawsuit against Gawker, this time claiming the media corporation destroyed his career and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Hulk Hogan awarded extra $25M in punitive damages

The $115 million Hulk Hogan received from a Florida jury Friday in his civil lawsuit against Gawker Media has grown even bigger. That first award was $55 million for economic injuries and $60 million for emotional distress, and the jury awarded over $25 million in additional punitive damages Monday, some of which was directly applied to Gawker founder and proprietor Nick Denton and...
Via Awful Announcing
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Hulk Hogan awarded $115 million in sex tape trial

Gawker Media, owner of a number of online publications, including sports blog Deadspin, will have to pay former wrestler and reality star Hulk Hogan a sum of $115 million after losing an invasion of privacy case regarding the publication of a sex tape back in 2012. The video reportedly showed Hogan engaging in sexual intercourse with his best friend’s wife (at the time). Both...
Via College Spun
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

By Eric G. Hulk Hogan isn’t making it easy. Transcripts released throughout the week featured the WWE icon using slurs and homophobic language. Unfortunately, it has gotten to the point that even his biggest fans are struggling to root for their childhood hero. I have never been one to demonize a public figure over language. Yet I am still looking for a path of clarity and forgiveness...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Wrestler Hulk Hogan apologizes for racist rant

By Steve DelVecchio Hulk Hogan issued a statement on Friday morning apologizing for racist remarks he made several years ago that have just recently been brought to light. “Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it,” Hogan told...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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