Texas Safety DeShon Elliott Announces He’s Declaring For The 2018 NFL Draft

Texas Longhorns junior safety DeShon Elliott officially announced that he’s forgoing his final season of eligibility to declare early for the 2018 NFL Draft, according to a statement released by the school.  Elliott will not participate in the Texas bowl game.  Elliott finished second on the team with 63 tackles and added 8.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, six interceptions, nine passes broken up, and three forced fumbles.

Texas safety DeShon Elliott to enter NFL draft and skip bowl

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Colin Kaepernick Is Recipient of 2017 Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Colin Kaepernick is the recipient of the 2017 Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. Each year SI and the Ali family honor a figure who embodies the ideals of sportsmanship, leadership and philanthropy and has used sports as a platform for changing the world. “I am proud to be able to present this to Colin for his passionate defense of social justice and civil rights for all people,” says Lonnie Ali, Muhammad’s widow. 

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Randy Travis’ Wife Petitioning to Block Singer’s 2012 Arrest Video

Mary Davis-Travis, wife of country superstar Randy Travis, has asked fans to sign a petition to halt the release of dash cam footage from the singer’s 2012 DWI arrest. The Texas Attorney General’s Office is looking to release the footage come this Friday, December 1st. Sheriff’s troopers that responded to the DWI incident back in 2012 claim that Travis was naked and lying in the roadway. Travis refused to take a blood or breath test for alcohol, and ultimately a search warrant demanded a test, and results came back that the singer had a .15 alcohol level.

Randy Travis’ Wife Asks Fans to Sign Petition Over Naked Arrest Video

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Chris Young Expands 2018 Losing Sleep Tour With New Dates

Chris Young will stretch his 2018 Losing Sleep World Tour into at least May. The country singer has added 12 dates in April and May 2018, with guests Kane Brown, Morgan Evans and Dee Jay Silver along for the ride.  Tickets and VIP packages for Young’s Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour go on sale to the public beginning on Dec. 8 at 10AM.

The insomnia continues: Chris Young extends his Losing Sleep World Tour

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Dave Mustaine Says Credit Dispute Nixed Metallica’s ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’ Reissue

Dave Mustaine said Metallica haven’t released a deluxe reissue of 1982’s No Life ’til Leather because he can’t agree with Lars Ulrich on songwriting credits.  Mustaine, who left Metallica in 1983, said he was contacted by James Hetfield two years ago about the possibility of returning to their earliest songs. “We were going to officially release the No Life ’til Leather demo as a record, with 27 tracks, pics, the whole enchilada,” Mustaine wrote on Twitter, “and the talks broke down because Lars wanted credit on two songs I wrote every note and word to. I have the texts. I passed.”  

DAVE MUSTAINE Reveals Dispute Over METALLICA Songwriting Credits May Have Contributed To Shelving Of Expanded ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’ Release

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Kodak Black To Pay Over $4K A Month In Child Support

Kodak Black has agreed to dole out more than $4,000 a month in child support for his toddler son, King Khalid. The child support agreement comes after months of issues between the rapper and King’s mother, Jammiah Broomfield, over payments and custody of their son. According to the specifics of the agreement, the 20-year-old will pay $4,200 a month to Broomfield until 2033.  Kodak will also handle any health insurance costs.

Kodak Black Ordered to Pay Over $4,000 Child Support

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Meek Mill And Roc Nation Hit With Second Wrongful Death Lawsuit For Concert Shooting

Meek Mill, along with Roc Nation, has been hit with another wrongful death lawsuit for a concert shooting at Wallingford, Conn.’s Oakdale Theatre. It’s the second such suit Meek’s faced this year, both stemming from the same shooting. Meek and Roc Nation are being sued by the family of Jaquan Graves, who was shot in the parking lot of the Wallingford concert last December. The lawsuit claims Graves had just left the venue when he was shot. The damages that the Graves estate is looking for haven’t been disclosed.

Meek Mill Sued Again Over Deadly Concert Shooting

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Russell Simmons Steps Down from Companies After Second Sexual Assault Accusation

Russell Simmons is stepping down from his companies, including hip-hop label Def Jam and his clothing brands, after screenwriter Jenny Lumet accused him of sexual assault in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday.  In a statement obtained in an email by Vanity Fair, Simmons apologized to Lumet and announced that he plans to “step aside and commit myself to continuing my personal growth, spiritual learning, and, above all to listening.”

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Jim Nabors, Singer and ‘Gomer Pyle’ Star, Dead at 87

Jim Nabors, the actor known for his role as the beloved “Gomer Pyle” on television comedies and for his booming operatic voice, has died. He was 87. Nabors, who starred as Gomer Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show” in the early 1960s and went on to have his own spinoff show, died Thursday,  Husband Stan Cadwallader, who was by his side, told The Associated Press that Nabors died peacefully in his home in Hawaii. 

Jim Nabors, TV’s Gomer Pyle, dead at 87

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