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#1 Sheck Wes

#SheckWes accused of Abusing #JustinSkye . He claims he was only hopping the fence to get things she did not want to return to him 👀 What are y'all thoughts on this ? Follow @heroinfather7 for more‼️

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Sheck Wes Denies Justine Skye's Abuse Allegations; Justine Responds

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Trace William Cowen is a writer based in Los Angeles. He tweets with dramatic irregularity here.

FEB 12, 2019

Sheck Wes has responded to abuse allegations from Justine Skye.

"I've chosen to remain silent until now out of respect for actual victims of abuse," Sheck said in a tweet late Monday, the same day Skye named him as "my abuser" and further accused him of stalking her friends. "But I cannot stand by while lies are repeatedly told about me. I never hit or beat any women and I did not beat up or jump anybody." At the time of this writing, he had not mentioned Justine Skye by name.

Sheck Jesus

@sheckwes

I’ve chosen to remain silent until now out of respect for actual victims of abuse. But I cannot stand by while lies are repeatedly told about me.

I never hit or beat any women and I did not beat up or jump anybody.

Sheck also denied the allegations in an Instagram Live update. "I never hit any woman at all . . . Just leave me out of all of this," he said.

Justine Skye previously called Sheck Wes "pathetic" Monday, further claiming that he and his team were trying to spread "lies" about her. "Moral of the story is, if you never put your hands on me you wouldn't be in this situation and you just keep making it worse," she said.

Justine Skye

@JustineSkye

Taking a walk with my friends and my man and Sheck Wes (my abuser) and his friends decide to STALK US and attack my friends.. two cars full of niggas while he sat in the car like a bitch. You’re pathetic sheck and you beat women. You hit your girl before me and you’ll do it again

Justine Skye

@JustineSkye

You’re pathetic... and all the people defending you, ya whole bitch ass label.. everyone. You spreading lies about me. Moral of the story is, if you never put your hands on me.. you wouldn’t be in this situation and you just keep making it worse.

Earlier this year, lyrics from GoldLink's "Justine's Interlude" were interpreted as being about the allegations against Sheck Wes:

I'm tired of hearin' 'bout if this n***a put hands on you

GoldLink and Justine Skye are currently in a relationship.

Shortly after Sheck Wes responded, Justine Skye replied by sharing a clip of Sheck Wes stepping over a fence. She claims he attacked her in this incident. She also shared a screenshot of an alleged text conversation between her and Chase B, a DJ who works closely with Travis Scott and is an associate of Sheck Wes and Cactus Jack.

Justine Skye

@JustineSkye

I literally have footage of you jumping over the fence of my crib to attack me Sheck... your lies are even more disrespectful

Sheck Jesus

@sheckwes

I’ve chosen to remain silent until now out of respect for actual victims of abuse. But I cannot stand by while lies are repeatedly told about me.

I never hit or beat any women and I did not beat up or jump anybody.

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Justine Skye

@JustineSkye

Are you going to lie now and say this is not you too?

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Justine Skye

@JustineSkye

All your friends know what happened

Skye's tweets prompted further denial from Sheck Wes, who asked the singer to show her bruises from the incident. "I never hit you!" he wrote.

Sheck Jesus

@sheckwes

Ask my real girlfriend

Sheck Jesus

@sheckwes

I never hit you !

Sheck Jesus

@sheckwes

Just clarifying this is a video of me hopping a fence to get my stuff back from a girl who refused to give me my stuff . Once again for the record I never hit or beat up any woman .

Justine Skye offered context to the video after Sheck claimed she "refused" to give him back his belongings. She also detailed another alleged incident. "Did you forget about the time you launched my phone across the room at the Montrose hotel, slapped me in the face with money saying 'get a new one bitch,'" she wrote. "The two hotel security guards holding you back from attacking me while I ran away. The cops coming."

Justine Skye

@JustineSkye

Refused? THIS specific incident was BECAUSE I was trying to give you your things... you decided to react violently and irrational because you “are a grown ass man and I’m not going to disrespect you” because I put them in garbage bags for you to pick up.

Sheck Jesus

@sheckwes

Just clarifying this is a video of me hopping a fence to get my stuff back from a girl who refused to give me my stuff . Once again for the record I never hit or beat up any woman .

Justine Skye

@JustineSkye

Did you forget about the time you launched my phone across the room at the Montrose hotel, slapped me in the face with money saying “get a new one bitch”, the two hotel security guards holding you back from attacking me while I ran away. The cops coming...

Sheck Jesus

@sheckwes

Just clarifying this is a video of me hopping a fence to get my stuff back from a girl who refused to give me my stuff . Once again for the record I never hit or beat up any woman .

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#2 Meredith Watson

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2nd Fairfax accuser says she was raped by former Duke basketball player Corey Maggette

Corey Maggette

The New York Times first reported Maggette was the Duke basketball player who Watson's attorney accuses of raping Watson during her sophomore year at Duke.
Maggette, who went on to play 14 seasons in the NBA and is now a freelance basketball analyst on Fox Sports West, denied the allegation in a statement to the Times.
"It has only been through media accounts and a statement from Meredith Watson's lawyer that I first learned or heard of anything about the sexual assault allegation," Maggette said, according to the Times. "I have never sexually assaulted anyone in my life and I completely and categorically deny any such charge."
CNN has been unable to reach Maggette independently for comment.
When contacted by CNN, Fox Sports West said it takes allegations of misconduct seriously.
"We are looking into the matter. We have no further comment at this time," the network said.
Watson's attorney, Nancy Erika Smith, said in a statement on Friday that after Watson was raped she went to an unnamed dean "who provided no help and discouraged her from pursuing the claim further." Watson also told Fairfax, Smith said.
Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations for Duke, said in a statement, "We are in the process of gathering information to determine what policies and procedures were in place during the time period in which these events are alleged to have occurred, and whether they were activated and followed. We are not able to provide further information or comment on any individual at this time."
Smith says Fairfax used his knowledge of that assault allegation to take advantage of Watson.
Watson has alleged that Fairfax assaulted her when they both attended Duke in 2000 and were friends but not romantically involved, according to a statement from her legal counsel, the firm Smith Mullin.
When Watson asked Fairfax why he did it, Smith says he responded: "I knew that because of what happened to you last year, you'd be too afraid to say anything."
"Mr. Fairfax actually used the prior rape of his 'friend' against her when he chose to rape her in a premeditated way," Smith said.
Fairfax released a statement Saturday denying the allegations of both Watson and Vanessa Tyson, who said in a statement that Fairfax forced his penis into her mouth at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
"I say again without reservation: I did not sexually assault or rape Meredith Watson, Vanessa Tyson or anyone else," Fairfax said in the statement.
"The one thing I want to make abundantly clear is that in both situations I knew at the time, and I know today, that the interactions were consensual."
Fairfax said what he has "expressed is the truth."
"I want to stand here in that truth and restate that my truth, as well as the truth of Dr. Tyson and Ms. Watson, should be fully investigated and thoroughly assessed," Fairfax's statement said. He called on the FBI to "investigate fully and thoroughly the allegations against me."
On Friday, Democrat Patrick Hope, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, told CNN he had begun the process of drafting articles of impeachment against Fairfax. However, on Monday Hope backed off his plans, saying in a tweet that "additional conversations" needed to take place before anything is filed.

FAIRFAX ACCUSER CLAIMS FORMER NBA STAR COREY MAGGETTE RAPED HER AT DUKE: REPORT

A woman who claims to have been sexually assaulted by Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax was also allegedly raped by former NBA star Corey Maggette, according to a report.

On Friday, Nancy Erika Smith, the lawyer for Meredith Watson, said her client had been raped by an unnamed Duke University basketball player.

According to The New York Times, one of Watson’s childhood friends indicated Maggette was the unidentified player, as did Facebook messages Watson wrote to another friend.

Maggette attended Duke in the 1998-99 season, before being selected by the Orlando Magic with the 13th overall pick in the 1999 NBA draft.

"It has only been through media accounts and a statement from Meredith Watson's lawyer that I first learned or heard of anything about these sexual assault allegations," he was quoted as saying by The New York Times.

"I have never sexually assaulted anyone in my life and I completely and categorically deny any such charge."

The report added that Watson reported the incident to a dean at the university, who subsequently “discouraged her from pursuing the claim further.”

After being drafted by the Orlando Magic, Maggette went on to spend 14 seasons in the NBA, playing for the Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Charlotte Bobcats and the Detroit Pistons.

Following his retirement, the Illinois native began a career as a television analyst for Fox Sports.

The New York Times reported that Fox was looking into the allegations against their employee.

In his solitary season at Duke, Maggette helped the Blue Devils to reach the national championship game, where they lost to UConn.

On Saturday, the university confirmed it had opened an investigation into the sexual assault allegations against one of its former players.

"Duke first learned of the allegations involving a student-athlete last night when they were reported by the media," the statement said.

"Coach Krzyzewski confirms that he had no knowledge of the alleged conduct from 1999. The university is looking into the matter and will have no further comment at this time."

According to her lawyer’s statement, Watson also told Fairfax, who at the time was a friend of hers, about the alleged rape.

Last week, Watson accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in 2000, when they were both students at Duke.

The letter sent by Watson's lawyer said that Watson hoped that Fairfax, a Democrat, would resign from his position as lieutenant governor.

"Ms. Watson shared her account of the rape with friends in a series of emails and Facebook messages that are now in our possession,” the letter read.

"Additionally, we have statements from former classmates corroborating that Ms. Watson immediately told friends that Mr. Fairfax had raped her."

Watson was the second woman in a week to accuse Fairfax of rape, after Dr. Vanessa Tyson accused him of forcing her to perform oral sex in 2004.

The 39-year-old has denied both allegations, dismissing them as “false” and demanding a full investigation into the accusations.

"I deny this latest unsubstantiated allegation. It is demonstrably false. I have never forced myself on anyone ever," he said Friday. "I demand a full investigation into these unsubstantiated and false allegations."

Corey MaggetteCorey Maggette #50 of the Charlotte Bobcats during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on February 10, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Maggette allegedly raped a woman during his time at Duke University.STREETER LECKA/GETTY IMAGES

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#3 Richard Gere

CONGRATS to Richard Gere, 69, and his wife Alejandra, 35! They welcomed their first child, a baby boy, late last week in New York. Richard already has a 19-yr-old son named Homer James Jigme and Alejandra already has a 6-yr-old son named Albert. #RichardGere #AlejandraGere #ItsABoy

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Richard Gere and wife welcome baby boy

Richard Gere and his wife Alejandra Silva have much to celebrate.

Page Six confirmed that Gere and Silva recently welcomed a baby boy. No other details were provided.

It’s the couple’s first child together since secretly marrying in early 2018. Gere, 69, has an 18-year-old son, Homer, from his previous marriage to Casey Lowell.

Silva, 35, also has a son named Albert from her previous marriage to Govind Friedland, reports E! News.

The couple, who keep a low profile, confirmed the pregnancy back in September with snaps of the Dalai Lama putting his hands on Silva’s growing bump.

“Just a few months ago… Getting blessings for our precious to come,” Silva captioned the snap. “We couldn’t announce it before telling HH Dalai Lama.”

The couple began dating in 2014.

Dad again at 69! Richard Gere and wife Alejandra welcome a baby boy

It’s a boy! Richard Gereand his wife, Alejandra Silva, have welcomed their first child together.

The 69-year-old actor’s rep confirmed to E! News on Monday, February 11, that the couple recently welcomed a son in New York City. Gere is also the father of son Homer, 19, whom he shares with ex-wife Casey Lowell. The actor was previously married to Cindy Crawford, while Silva shares son Albert with ex-husband Govind Friedland.

The Pretty Woman star and the 35-year-old publicist secretly tied the knot in April 2018 after more than three years of dating. Reports surfaced that Silva was pregnant in August 2018. A month later, she confirmed her pregnancy via Instagram.

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#4 Kali Uchis • Jorja Smith

Kali x Jorja tour tentative info on each city's seating options and prices 🤑 All info taken from official website. Some cities do not have info listed! Presale Tickets go on sale TOMORROW at noon, local time. Hope to see yall in Houston 😈 #kaliuchis

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Jorja Smith And Kali Uchis Are Co-Headlining This Spring’s Hottest Tour

 02.12.19

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Best New Artist Grammy nominee Jorja Smith and R&B-pop superstar Kali Uchis have announced the hottest tour of the spring. Smith and Uchis will co-headline The Kali And Jorja Tour, beginning in Washington, DC in April and wrapping a month later in Toronto. The two singers will be playing some of the biggest venues of their careers so far, including the iconic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Smith and Uchis’ 2018 tours sold out fast, so be sure to grab your tickets when they go on sale to the public Friday, February 15.

The pair are a match in dreamy R&B-pop heaven. I can’t imagine a more perfectly suited pair of co-headliners, especially since the two have already collaborated on Uchis’ song “Tyrant.” Check out Smith and Uchis’ full itinerary below.

04/28 — Washington, DC @ The Anthem
04/30 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
05/01 — Boston, MA @ Agganis
05/03 New York, NY @ The Theater at Madison Square Garden
05/06 Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
05/08 Miami, FL @ The Fillmore at The Jackie Gleason
05/10 Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
05/11 Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
05/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
05/17 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
05/18 Stanford, CA @ Frost Amphitheatre
05/20 Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
05/22 Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum
05/24 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – Rockwell
05/25 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
05/28 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
05/30 Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach

 

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#5 Joaquín Guzmán • Jury

#JoaquínGuzmánLoera interpuso un #amparo para que le permitieran tener una cobija más gruesa para protegerse del #frío.

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El Chapo's attorneys squabble over Israel on Twitter as jurors enter sixth day of deliberations

El Chapo's attorneys squabble over Israel on Twitter as jurors enter sixth day of deliberations
Eduardo Balarezo (left) and Jeffrey Lichtman, defense attorneys for Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman, arrive at federal court in New York. (Seth Wenig /AP / Richard Drew/AP)

If the attorneys are fighting, just imagine what’s going on in the jury room.

Lawyers for Joaquín (El Chapo) Guzmán Loera engaged in a war of words Tuesday, taking to Twitter to vent their opposing views of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

“Americans will always stand with Israel — and civilized man — over radical Islam — and the savages who wish to destroy us. And all your bull---t won't change that,” Jeffrey Lichtman wrote in a tweet Monday many perceived to be xenophobic.

Attorney Eduardo Balarezo responded to the tweet Tuesday morning, stating, “(The Balarezo Law firm) supports all people’s right to self-determination and self-expression.”

The attorneys were responding to a tweet from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D.-Minn.) in which she apologized for statements she made a day prior that many condemned as anti-Semitic.

Jurors began their sixth day of deliberations on Tuesday. Aside from their political differences, the defense team appeared pleased that the jury still has not reached a decision.

El Chapo, 61, has been on trial in federal court in Brooklyn since November 2018. He has pleaded not guilty to a 10-count indictment charging he ran the infamous Sinaloa Cartel, trafficked narcotics to the U.S. and Canada over a 25-year period, and other related charges.

“He’s doing well,” Balarezo said. “He’s said several times his feet are planted firmly on the ground.”

El Chapo jury reaches verdict

Emma Coronel, wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was a regular at his trial.

There was stunning testimony of corruption at nearly every echelon of Mexico’s government, from police and military commanders to local and state officials to former presidents who vehemently denied the allegations.

A soap-opera atmosphere: The daily drama at Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera’s trial drew celebrities and so-called narco-tourists attracted to the Latin American soap-opera atmosphere of the proceedings. Guzmán appeared in a suit and tie each morning, delivering a wave and smile to his former beauty queen wife, Emma Coronel, a regular in the second row.

Coronel, 29, sat calmly through the testimony of one of El Chapo’s lovers. Former Mexican lawmaker Lucero Sanchez broke down on the stand, describing how he lured her into marijuana trafficking without ever compensating her. She was 21 at the time.

The next day, in an apparent show of solidarity, Coronel and El Chapo appeared in court wearing matching velvet jackets.

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#6 Antonio Brown • Pittsburgh Steelers

2019 NFL Free Agency: Ranking the top free agent receivers and how Antonio Brown fits into all of it

There are a lot of solid wide receivers who are set to be free agents this year, but between now and the start of free agency on March 13, you're probably only going to hear about one of those receivers and he's not even going to be a free agent.

That receiver is Antonio Brown and although he's under contract with the Steelers, Brown's status in Pittsburgh has become one of the biggest mysteries heading into the start of free agency. What the Steelers end up doing with Brown could end up having some major ramifications on the receiver market. If the Steelers end up trading Brown, that means there will be one less team out there looking for a wide receiver when free agency begins,  and the odds of a trade seem to be going up by the day.

According to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, Brown still wants to be traded, and just so there's no confusion, Brown basically took his trade demands public on Tuesday by tweeting out a good bye to Pittsburgh.

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Antonio Brown

@AB84

Thank you SteelerNation for a big 9 years...time to move on and forward..........✌🏽

16.4K people are talking about this

According to La Canfora, the Steelers are hoping to formally begin trade talks for Brown at the NFL Combine, which kicks off on Feb. 26. Of course, the Steelers aren't going to give away their star receiver for free, which means the asking price is going to be high. Although Brown is the best receiver "available" this offseason, he comes with a lot of baggage and he's going to cost a lot in a trade.

If the price gets too steep for any receiver-needy team, there will be plenty of other players to choose from when free agency begins. With that in mind, let's take a look at the best receivers who will be available on March 13.

2019 Free Agent Receivers

1. Golden Tate

Any team looking for consistent production should make sure they have Tate's number on speed dial when free agency begins. Not only has Tate caught 90 or more passes in four of his past five seasons, but he's also gone for 1,000 yards or more in three of those five seasons. Although his numbers fell off in 2018 (74 catches, 795 yards, four touchdowns), you can mostly attribute that fact to an October trade that sent him from Detroit to Philadelphia. Tate got off to a slow start in Philly, but he eventually carved out a roll for himself in the Eagles' offense and it showed during their stunning 16-15 playoff win over the Bears. In that game, Tate caught five passes for 46 yards, which included catching the game-winning touchdown with under one minute left to play. The only potential knock on Tate is his age -- he turns 31 on Aug. 2 -- but he hasn't shown any signs of slowing down, so that really shouldn't scare any suitors off.

2. Adam Humphries

Putting together the best season of your career right before you're about to hit free agency is always a smart business move, and that's exactly what Humphries did in 2018. During an impressive season with the Buccaneers, Humphries finished second on the team in receptions (76) and third in receiving yards (816). After signing with the Bucs as an undrafted free agent in 2015, Humphries will almost certainly be getting the first major payday of his career when free agency begins next month.

3. Tyrell Williams

Williams would definitely be an intriguing option for any team that needs a wide receiver and that's because he's already proven that he can handle the load that comes with being a No. 1 receiver. When Keenan Allen was injured in 2016, Williams stepped in and led the Chargers in both receptions (69) and receiving yards (1,059). In 2018, Williams didn't see as many targets and that's mostly because Allen was healthy, plus the Chargers were trying to incorporate second-year receiver Mike Williams more into their offense. At 27 years old, Williams might have the highest potential upside of any free agent receiver on this list.

4. Cole Beasley

After seven seasons with the Cowboys, Beasley most likely won't be returning to Dallas in 2019 after burning a few bridges, which is actually good news for any team out there looking for a slot receiver. Despite playing in an offense that focused heavily on the run in 2018, Beasley still put up some impressive numbers with 65 catches for 672 yards and three touchdowns. Beasley won't be a No. 1 receiver anywhere, but he should be able to thrive as a second or third option for nearly any team that needs a slot guy.

5. John Brown

Brown's numbers aren't going to blow anyone away, but any team looking for a deep threat is probably going to want to give him a call. During his one and only year with the Ravens in 2018, Brown averaged an impressive 17 yards per catch, which was the best of his five-year career. As a long-ball threat, Brown thrived with Joe Flacco in the lineup, but he never put up more than 25 yards in a game once Lamar Jacksonbecame the Ravens' starting quarterback. Brown would fit in well with any team that loves to throw the home run ball. The soon-to-be 29-year-old was drafted by Bruce Arians in Arizona and it wouldn't be crazy to see the receiver reunite with his former coach in Tampa Bay.

6. Randall Cobb
6a. Jamison Crowder

After reaching a career high with 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014, Cobb has been going steadily downhill since then. The Packers receiver bottomed out in 2018, when he missed seven games due to a multitude of injuries, which led to him finish with just 383 yards, the second-lowest number of his career. Cobb is one of the most fascinating receivers getting set to hit free agency and that's because if he's healthy, he'll likely make an instant impact with his new team. Of course, Cobb will be 29 when the 2019 season starts and there's no guarantee that he has anything left in the tank after an injury-filled year that included a hamstring issue, a concussion and a chest injury. Jamison Crowder is another receiver who struggled due to injuries in 2018, but could be worth a gamble in free agency. Despite missing seven games with an ankle injury -- and playing with a rotating cast of quarterbacks -- Crowder still managed to finish the season with 388 yards for the Redskins.

7. Donte Moncrief

Moncrief didn't exactly have a huge year in Jacksonville, but that's not really his fault, because it's almost impossible to have a huge year when Blake Bortles is throwing you the ball. Despite the limitations of the Jags' offense, Moncrief still ended the season with 48 catches for 668 yards and three touchdowns. The 25-year-old signed a prove-it deal with the Jaguars in 2018 and he might have to do the same thing with another team when he hits free agency next month.

8. Devin Funchess

Despite being healthy, Funchess was placed on the inactive list for the Panthers' final game of the 2018 season, which tells you all you need to know about Carolina's feelings toward its former second-round pick. By the end of the 2018 season, the Panthers were clearly ready to move on, which is actually good news for Funchess, because it means he can now go sign with a team that has an offense that will almost certainly be better suited for him. The 24-year-old receiver caught 44 passes for 549 yards and four touchdowns last season, despite the fact that the Panthers started phasing him out of their offense late in the year.

9. Cordarrelle Patterson
10. Chris Hogan
10a. Phillip Dorsett

We're lumping these three together for one reason and that reason is because they're all leaving New England. The Patriots are going to have to reload at receiver this offseason because they'll be losing all three of these guys. As far as pure talent goes, Patterson might end up being the most coveted of these three receivers. Although he didn't put up huge receiving numbers (21 catches, 247 yards), he proved to be a Swiss Army knife that could do anything the Patriots needed. Besides catching passes, Patterson also rushed for 228 yards and returned a kickoff for a touchdown in 2018. As for Hogan, his phone will almost certainly be ringing during free agency and that's because he's coming off a three-year stint with the Patriots where he averaged just over 550 yards per season. Including his time in Buffalo, the 30-year-old has finished with at least 400 yards in each of the past five seasons. On Dorsett's end, the former first-round pick will likely get one more shot to turn his career around before he's officially labeled a bust.

Steelers' Antonio Brown found guilty of reckless driving

PITTSBURGH -- Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was found guilty of reckless driving after failing to show up for his court proceeding Tuesday, according to the county magistrate's office.

Police cited Brown Nov. 8 for allegedly driving a black Porsche more than 100 miles per hour through Ross Township, Pennsylvania. Officers were looking for a possible suspect from a bank robbery when they located Brown.

Brown has paid $426.77 in fines and has 30 days to appeal the guilty verdict, according to the magistrate.

Brown's attorney declined comment afterward, according to WPXI. Reckless driving convictions in Pennsylvania can result in fines, a suspended license and up to 90 days in jail.

That evening, Brown scored a touchdown in a 52-21 win over the Carolina Panthers. He declined comment when approached after that game, and on his way out of the locker room, he told teammates reporters couldn't catch him.

Brown has faced multiple legal cases in South Florida, where he was born and raised. Last month, Brown allegedly pushed the mother of his daughter to the ground after she refused to leave his property over reimbursement for the daughter's hair appointment, according to a Hollywood (Florida) police report. The mother did not want to press charges, and Brown is seeking custody of his daughter, family attorney Jaclyn Soroka told ESPN. Legal attorney Darren Heitner called the allegations "baseless and false." The NFL and the Steelers are investigating the matter.

In October, Brown faced two lawsuits from an April incident during which Brown allegedly yelled at security and threw items off an apartment balcony, according to documents obtained by ESPN. Both cases are in the process of being resolved.

The Steelers are considering trading Brown after he failed to show for a Saturday walk-through in Week 17.

Wide receiver Antonio Brown asks Steelers for trade

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Jeremy Fowler joins SportsCenter to explain what's next for Antonio Brown after his tweet directed towards Steelers Nation. (1:05)

Antonio Brown has officially requested a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday.

The news of Brown's trade request comes right after the star wide receiver tweeted a farewell to the Steelers and their fans, saying it is "time to move on and forward."

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Antonio Brown

@AB84

Thank you SteelerNation for a big 9 years...time to move on and forward..........✌🏽

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Brown, 30, has been the subject of widespread trade speculation after he failed to show up to work the day before the season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Team president Art Rooney II told reporters last month that something changed with Brown the last week of the season and he wasn't sure why. He had reached out to Brown to no avail.

Agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN on Jan. 25 he had spoken to the Steelers to express Brown's "position" but wouldn't divulge details.

A source close to Brown believes the wideout is tired of playing the scapegoat for the Steelers' problems and wants to show he can thrive in another offense.

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#7 Kiki Bertens • Camila Giorgi • Tennis • Women’s Tennis Association • Qatar Ladies Open

De nummer 9️⃣ van de wereld is jarig vandaag: onze @kikibertens! (27) 🎾 Van harte gefeliciteerd! 🎊 📷 Stef Nagel

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Bertens vs Giorgi WTA Doha Preview, Predictions and Live Streaming: Bertens faces dangerous Giorgi in Doha opener

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  • Kiki Bertens vs Camila Giorgi is live from Doha on Tuesday, 12 February from 6:30pm local time/ 3:30pm GMT
  • Bertens and Giorgi have split their two previous meetin
Kiki Bertens. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Kiki Bertens faces a difficult start to her Qatar Open campaign as she takes on the dangerous Camila Giorgi on Tuesday.
No one really wants to play the explosive Giorgi this early in any tournament, as she is one of the genuine dangerous floaters in any draw, but Bertens has got that tough luck in Doha as she looks to stretch her current winning streak to five matches.
Bertens arrives Doha as a WTA titlist, having captured her first title of the season in St. Petersburg a couple of weeks ago. She has alternated between the good and the not-so-good this year, as she has suffered second round exits in Brisbane and the Australian Open, losing to Donna Vekic and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova respectively, but has also made a semi-final in Sydney and gone all the way in St. Petersburg. Coincidentally, she beat both Pavlyuchenkova and Vekic in her title-run in St. Petersburg.
The Dutchwoman, who was perceived as just a clay-court expert a couple of seasons ago, has again driven home her all-surface prowess with her performances this year. Bertens changed that clay-court perception last season, when she superbly won hard court titles in Cincinnati and Seoul; and reached the semi-finals at the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore. Of course, she still had her regular clay-court success, winning in Charleston, and finishing runner-up in Madrid, while she also had her moment on grass, making her first quarter final at Wimbledon following impressive wins Karolina Pliskova and Venus Williams. She is a title threat anywhere.
Bertens’ improvements propelled her into the top ten last year, and she looks in set for more success this season on the evidence of her start to be year. She's got a tricky one in Doha on Tuesday though, as she takes on Camila Giorgi.

Camila Giorgi. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

World No. 28, Giorgi is only 3-2 for the season, after reaching the second round in Sydney (lost to Angelique Kerber), and the third round of the Australian Open (lost to Karolina Pliskova). She is coming off a disappointing week in the Fed Cup, as she lost both of her singles rubbers against Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic as Italy fell to Switzerland in their World Group II tie in Biel. Can she get things together in Doha?

Giorgi produced a career-best campaign in 2018, reaching a first Grand Slam quarter final at Wimbledon, where she pushed Serena Williams to three sets, and claiming her second WTA title in Linz at the end of the year, adding to her title in s-Hertogenbosch from 2015.
She finished the year at a career-high ranking of 26, despite being ranked at exactly 100th in the opening week of the year. That was because she crashed out in the opening round in Shenzhen, losing semi-final points from the previous season, but she hit back with a strong week in Sydney, rising through the qualifiers before powering past Sloane Stephens, Petra Kvitova and Agnieszka Radwanska to reach the semi-finals, where she was eventually stopped by Angelique Kerber.
She subsequently made semi-finals in Tokyo and Prague in her other marquee results from last season. The Italian wasn't without her injury problems last season, and one of the tournaments she missed was the Qatar Open in Doha. In fact, this will be her debut appearance in the main draw of the Qatar Open. Can she add to her nine top-ten wins when she plays Bertens on Tuesday?
Giorgi and Bertens have split their two previous meetings, with Giorgi winning 6-2 6-4 en route her maiden career title in s-Hertogenbosch, and Bertens responding with a similarly dominant 6-4 6-1 win at Roland Garros in the following year.

Bertens carries the form and the quality of a top-ten player, and has momentum from her St. Petersburg success. The Dutch powerhouse is rightfully the favourite for this one, but the aggressive flat-hitting Giorgi is no respecter of reputations, and is never too far away from carving out an upset.

Kiki Bertens vs Camila Giorgi is live from Doha on Tuesday, 12 February from 6:30pm local time/ 3:30pm GMT
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