Charles nails it.
'Total humiliation for Obama'
DALLAS – The Dallas Cowboys have waived defense end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in NFL history, from the practice squad.
Sam never made the active 53-man roster after signing with Dallas on Sept. 3. The former SEC Defensive Player of the Year instead spent seven weeks on the Cowboys’ 10-man practice squad.
Many speculated that the Cowboys made the Sam signing strictly for publicity, something owner Jerry Jones disputed.
Head coach Jason Garrett said the move was made strictly for football reasons.
“We feel like he has a chance to come in and compete for a spot,” Garrett said in September. “We got nothing but good reports about him. This is about football. We evaluated him as a football player. Our attention is on football.”
Prosecutors said an East Columbus woman could face charges after firefighters said she called 911 claiming her sister had Ebola.
The woman told a dispatcher her sister had a fever of 107. Three times she said her sister recently traveled to West Africa.
Haz mat crews were dispatched to the home on South Champion Avenue on the east side to treat the woman.
Firefighters said the sick woman has never left the country and the caller later admitted to making up the Ebola hoax so she could get quicker treatment.
“Don’t do it,” said Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien. “One method you send that message is, those people that choose to (lie about Ebola), the very first ones that try it are going to end up in jail.”
Columbus Police said they are considering filing charges against the caller. O’Brien said disorderly conduct or inducing panic charges could be filed against anyone lying about Ebola.
“It’s a serious problem,” he said. “It shouldn’t be complicated by false claims that it exists.”
While casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, President Obama was given an unusual voting instruction.
“Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend,” a Chicago man, later identified by CNN as Mike Jones, quipped as he walked by the pair casting their ballots.
“I really wasn't planning on it,” Obama shot back with a smile. Jones’ finance, Aia Cooper, flushed with embarrassment and apologized for her boyfriend.
“I am sorry, please excuse him… I can't believe Mike, he is such a fool,” she said. Obama joked Jones was “an example of a brother just embarrassing you for no reason whatsoever” but said the pair would at least have a story for their friends and family.
Obama said to Cooper: “Fortunately, the president was nice about it, so it's alright.” “I am freaking out right now,” Cooper said while doubling over with laughter.
In a subsequent interview with WLS-TV, Cooper said the president got back at Jones by planting a hug and a kiss on Cooper. “On the cheek, just the cheek — please, Michelle, don't come after me — just the cheek!” Cooper said. The president’s appearance at the Chicago voting polling station was part of a White House bid to drive early voting.