Tim Tebow Doesn't Make the Cut, Tony Dorsett Balks at NFL Concussion Settlement
Aug. 31, 2013
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What Is Going to Happen to Tim Tebow?
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It appears that the man bestowed with honors such as nation's best college quarterback and nation's top college football player…may have peaked in college.
The New England Patriots are looking to thin out their starting roster, and it looks like quarterback Tim Tebow was on the chopping block, ESPN reported.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that a league source told him that the team released Tebow, who signed with the Patriots in June. He marked the team's third quarterback, briefly joining the ranks of Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett.
"This has been a situation that was always going to be difficult for Tim Tebow to make the team," Schefter reported on ESPN. "New England typically does not carry three quarterbacks, and they made the decision with all the other roster decisions that it had to make to not keep Tebow around."
Tebow's playing future in the NFL is unclear, Schefter said.
Not So Fast NFL, Says Tony Dorsett
Just one day after a settlement was reached between the NFL and former players over concussion effects, Former NFL running back Tony Dorsett is having second thoughts, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Dorsett, 59, texted the news after waking up on Friday morning to what he said was the unsettling realization that the $765 million agreement reached Thursday "is not enough."
"Ask the owners if when the money is divided between the players, will it cover our medical bills for the rest of our lives?" he said in a text message to the Dallas paper. "NO, it wont."
"I just feel that, because of the quality of life that I'm starting to miss, they owe me more. Meaning the game owes me more for putting me in the condition I'm in. I've got medical bills to pay, and they're going to get worse as time passes on," he said.
While Dorsett said he acknowledged that other players may feel the settlement suffices, he remains unsatisfied.
"Some people are probably happy with this. It's good to see people come to some consensus, but it's not the end for people like myself. If I get some money out of this, $100,000 or $200,000, what is that going to do for my medical bills? What is that going to do for my quality of life?"
Uma Thurman Gets Maternal in Lars Von Trier's Latest
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Lars von Trier is ginning up all kinds of buzz for his impending film "Nymphomaniac," and the latest teaser trailer featuring Uma Thurman only fuels fire to the hype surrounding the feature's rumored plotlines.
In the clip released Friday, Thurman confronts her husband's mistress, played by Charlotte Gainsbourg, with her three young boys at her side.
While the minute long clip does nothing to explain what the film centers on, we can assume Thurman, as a character named Mrs. H, will probably be seeking to change her last initial, stat.
Dunkin' Donuts Backtracks on Chocolate Doughnut Ad Campaign
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Dunkin' Donuts has apologized after issuing an ad campaign in Thailand featuring a woman in blackface makeup to promote a chocolate flavored doughnut, the Associated Press reported.
Yes, you read it correctly. To promote its new "Charcoal Donut," the ad features a woman whose face and shoulders are painted entirely black while her smiling lips are glossed to match the pink in the Dunkin Donuts logo.
The slogan in Thai reads, "Break every rule of deliciousness."
The franchise in Thailand came under fire after Human Rights Watch called the ads "bizarre and racist."
"Dunkin' Donuts recognizes the insensitivity of this spot and on behalf of our Thailand franchisee and our company, we apologize for any offense it caused," said Dunkin' Brands Chief Communications Officer Karen Raskopf in a statement to ABC News. "We are working with our franchisee to immediately pull the television spot and to change the campaign."