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The pregnant daughter of former New York Giants player Brandon Short was shot dead on a Pennsylvania street, according to WPXI News.

Karli Short, 26, died Monday from a gunshot wound to the head. She was found lying in the road in the 300 block of 25th Street, according to WPXI.

Brandon Short told WPXI that he was "heartbroken" and "angry" over his daughter's violent death.

"I'm heartbroken, angry. I'm frustrated. I'm scared. I don't know what to do. She was funny. She had such a big personality."

He added that being Karli's father was his greatest achievement.

Karli Short was pregnant with a boy when she died.

"We lost two," he told the news station.

In a Facebook post, Brandon Short called his daughter's murder "a senseless act of gun violence” and thanked supporters.

Brandon Short earned All-American honors at Penn State. In addition to playing for the Giants he also played two seasons with the Carolina Panthers, according to WSB-TV.

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CBS This Morning viewers are outraged after veteran reporter Anthony Mason, 65, was replaced by ex-NFL player Nate Burleson, 39, because he's a "better fit" with Gayle King, 66.

CBS announced the personnel change on Wednesday, saying Burleson will join King and the anchor team in September.

Mason, joined CBS News in 1986 and previously hosted CBS Evening News.

He will move to a cultural correspondent role, covering music, arts and entertainment, DailyMail.com reports.

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CBS made the switch to bring in younger viewers as the hosts, King and Mason, near retirement age.

A CBS source told DailyMail.com on Thursday that hiring Burleson full-time gives them a "real chance" to compete in the ratings race.

"Anthony is a nice man and an excellent journalist, he just isn't the right fit for the morning. By pairing Nate with Gayle we have a real chance."

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Burleson, who retired from the NFL in 2014, was previously a guest host on the CBS morning show.

He spent his post-NFL career as a sports broadcaster and a host on Extra TV.

Viewers were livid at the change. Some even accused CBS of "racism."

One Twitter user wrote: "Switching to a new morning news program since CBS
is letting Anthony Mason go... Bad decision for CBS."

Another viewer tweeted: "Sorry CBS. No Anthony Mason, no David Gray. Y’all have a good one!"

While a third viewer wrote: "Nate Burleson is going to take Anthony Mason's place on CBS This Morning? I think that's a great choice."
 

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The son of former Patriots player Vince Wilfork was arrested and charged with the theft of his father's Super Bowl rings.

D'Aundre Holmes-Wilfork, 23, is charged with selling the two Super Bowl rings and other jewelry worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Holmes-Wilfork was arrested on May 22 and charged with theft of property greater than $300,000 after Vince Wilfork reported he was missing the expensive jewelry.

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The jewels included two Super Bowl rings, two AFC championship rings and a college football championship ring Wilfork won while playing for the Miami Hurricanes.

The Galveston County District Attorney's Office complaint also listed the theft of expensive necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

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Wilfork discovered the items were missing in May 2020 while moving to a new home, according to the complaint. Wilfork didn't immediately report the items as stolen, because he thought they were in storage at his second home in Florida.

However, a Patriots fan contacted Wilfork, claiming to have acquired Wilfork's championship rings.

The fan told Wilfork he paid $62,000 for two championship rings. The rings were turned over to the Friendswood Police Department after they were reported stolen.

Wilfork is a former NFL linebacker who played 13 seasons in the NFL. He played for the New England Patriots in two Super Bowls. He announced his retirement in 2017 after signing a one-day contract with the Patriots.


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The father of former Atlanta Falcons player Phillip Adams says he believes concussions may have caused his murderous rampage.

Phillip Adams broke into a neighbor's home on Wednesday, April 7, and shot 70-year-old Dr. Robert Lesslie and his 69-year-old wife Barbara Lesslie.

Adams then shot and killed the couple's grandchildren, 9-year-old Adah Lesslie, and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie.

All 4 family members were found in a bedroom inside the home.

Two HVAC repair men working outside the home were also shot. James Lewis, a 39-year-old single father of three, died from his injuries.

The second repair man was taken to a hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

Police say Adams returned to his Rock Hill, SC home where he fatally shot himself. His body was found the next day.

Alonzo Adams told WCNC-TV his son was being treated by Dr. Lesslie at one point.

"I can say he's a good kid," Alonzo Adams said. "I think the football messed him up."

"I don't think he ever did anybody any harm. All I can say is we pray for the family," Alonzo Adams told WCNC-TV. "He used to be my doctor a long time ago. I know they were good folks down there. We're gonna keep them in our prayers."

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More details have emerged about a former Atlanta Falcons player who killed five people then turned the gun on himself in South Carolina.

Phillip Adams, who played defensive back on multiple teams including the Falcons, fatally shot five people before killing himslf.

According to Complex.com, Adams shot and killed 70-year-old Dr. Robert Lesslie and his 69-year-old wife Barbara Lesslie. The couple was pronounced dead at their home on Wednesday.

Adams also killed their grandchildren, 9-year-old Adah Lesslie, and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie.

A HVAC technician working outside the home, 38-year-old James Lewis, was found shot to death. A second HVAC technician was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

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Adams forced his way into the Rock Hill, SC home and opened fire. All four family members were found in a bedroom in the home.

Adams lived with his mother down the street from the victims.

The York County Sheriff's Office located Adams in a home in Rock Hill on Thursday. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Adams was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2010. His last season was in 2015.

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Former Chicago Bears star Michael Richardson has been arrested in connection with a shooting death in Phoenix.

The former Arizona State standout was arrested Wednesday and booked into the county jail in connection with the murder of 47-year-old Ronald Like. Phoenix police say Richardson, 59, shot Like on Tuesday near 40th and Van Buren Street.

The victim was rushed to a local hospital where he later died.

Richardson was an All-Pro cornerback for the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears.

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Richardson rapped in the Bears' "Super Bowl Shuffle" music video. "I'm LA Mike and I play it cool. They don't sneak by me because I'm no fool," Richardson rapped.

Richardson was arrested twice in 2020 for drug possession. He was also arrested in 2018 in Maricopa County on drug possession and theft charges.

He has been convicted of more than 20 crimes since 2008.

Richardson is being held without bail. He is charged with murder, misconduct involving weapons, and a felony warrant, according to ABC15.
 

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American football legend Gale Sayers has died of natural causes. He was 77.

The Chicago Bears star and Hall of Fame running back was nicknamed "Kansas Comet" for his electrifying speed. Sayers played his entire NFL career - 6 years - with the Bears.

Sayers set an NFL record in his first season as a professional by scoring 22 touchdowns, including six in a single game.

In 1967, Sayers and Bears teammate Brian Piccolo became the first interracial roommates in the NFL. Piccolo was later diagnosed with metastatic cancer and he passed away in 1970.

Sayers' and Piccolo's enduring friendship was documented in a made-for-TV movie, Brian's Song, with Sayers portrayed by Billy Dee Williams in the 1971 original and by Mekhi Phifer in the 2001 remake.

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In March 2017, Sayers' second wife, Ardythe Bullard, announced he had been diagnosed with dementia four years prior. She stated that a Mayo Clinic doctor confirmed his dementia was likely caused by physical contact during his brief football career.

"It wasn't so much getting hit in the head," she said. "It's just the shaking of the brain when they took him down with the force they play the game in."

Hall of Fame President & CEO David Baker said in a statement, "All those who love the game of football mourn the loss of one of the greatest to ever play this Game with the passing of Chicago Bears legend Gale Sayers. He was the very essence of a team player - quiet, unassuming and always ready to compliment a teammate for a key block. Gale was an extraordinary man who overcame a great deal of adversity during his NFL career and life."

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A former NFL Pro Bowl defensive tackle was convicted of raping his former babysitter, who is mentally disabled.

Dana Stubblefield, 49, was convicted Monday of rape by force, oral copulation by force and false imprisonment.

He was acquitted of raping a person incapable of giving consent, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Jurors also convicted Stubblefield of using a gun during the assault.

Stubblefield allegedly lured the 31-year-old woman, who is developmentally disabled, to his home in 2015 under the pretense that he was interviewing for a potential babysitter.

The day before the interview, Stubblefield contacted the woman on a babysitting website and arranged the interview, prosecutors said.

The interview lasted about 20 minutes. The woman later received a text message from Stubblefield saying he wanted to pay her for her time for that day, and she went back to his house.

After raping her, Stubblefield gave the victim $80 and let her go. The woman immediately went to police and reported the rape.

Defense attorneys argued the woman consented to sex and there was no rape. Allen Sawyer, attorney for the defendant, said the incident was a "paid encounter for sex."

He said the defense team will file an appeal and seek a new trial.

Stubblefield was drafted by the 49ers in 1993 and was twice named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1993 and 1997.

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Antonio Brown's agent has filed paperwork with the NFL player's association to cut ties with the troubled wide receiver until he seeks psychological help.

Sports agent Drew Rosenhaus filed the documents to terminate his representation of Brown after the 31-year-old Florida native live-streamed himself screaming profanity at his baby mama, Chelsie Kyriss, and police officers outside his Hollywood, Florida home.

The video was the latest in a string of self-destructive incidents that prompted his release from two NFL teams in 3 months.

Rosenhaus's withdrawal as Brown's agent doesn't become official for five days, according to ESPN.

Rosenhaus informed the NFLPA that he would like to continue working with Brown but only if Brown seeks psychological help for his behavioral problems.

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Brown has been unemployed since he was let go by the New England Patriots after just one game after a woman accused him of rape in September.

Brown was accused or rape, sexual assault and sending threatening text messages. He has denied the allegations.

He was also accused of encouraging violence against a Sports Illustrated reporter who published an interview with one of Brown's accusers.

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Not a single NFL team contacted Colin Kaepernick after his much-hyped NFL tryout in Atlanta over the weekend.

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, no team reached out to the unemployed quarterback after he snubbed the NFL by switching the location of his workout in Atlanta on Saturday. Florio writes: "Per a league source, Kaepernick's representatives have not heard from any teams with either an invitation to work out privately or an offer to sign a contract."

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Jay-Z, the NFL's social justice consultant, arranged the private workout to get critics off Jay-Z's back.

According to Complex.com, music mogul Jay-Z is "disappointed" that Kaepernick moved the location of his much-hyped workout from the Atlanta Falcons' training facility in Flowery Branch, Ga. to a high school in Riverdale, Ga.

Kaepernick showed up at the school wearing a black t-shirt with "KUNTA KINTE" on the front. Kunta Kinte is a character in the critically acclaimed television series, Roots, based on the 1976 novel by American author Alex Haley.

The NFL abruptly announced that Kaepernick was "no-show" at the workout where 25 teams had assembled to watch him throw passes. But only eight teams showed up at the high school to watch the workout. The news media was also invited to the school.

Kaepernick, 32, later said he moved his workout because the league asked him to sign a liability waiver that protects the NFL from further legal action.

Despite his claims that he is a victim, Kaepernick was heavily criticized for pulling yet another attention-seeking stunt.

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Stephen A. Smith ripped into Kaepernick and his pal, current NFL player Eric Reid, who still kneels during the National Anthem before games.

During his sports talk show on ESPN on Monday, Smith said, "How is Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid doing us any favors today? Sticking out their chests in defiance of the man when you've got your hand out for an opportunity from them?"

Smith went on to slam Reid for calling the NFL racist while still collecting paychecks from the league.