Thursday, January 18, 2018

Blind Item #6

This very wealthy, very popular, very talented, and very Christian athlete had to turn to his family before the holidays to help bail him out of a jam.  It seems he was accused of raping a young woman from an encounter last year.  If true, it would destroy his career, life, and family.  He had no recollection of it and denied it all, but admitted he'd "had marriage problems" and had "temper issues" but was trying to be a better man.  He told relatives he was willing to step up and figure it out.  His family quietly hired investigators and attorneys who tracked it back to the source.  It seems an executive in a company that sponsors him wanted to end the deal without paying out the contract, so hired a woman and made a plan to ruin the player. All to avoid paying the millions they owe on the deal (the company is over-extended and not as solvent as they seem).  Thankfully, the player's family got the right professionals and took care of it.  After the accuser signed an affidavit confessing the entire plot, the player went with attorneys and family to visit the executive personally. Don't be surprised if the imperfect-but-honest player ends up owning a big chunk of the company this year.

87 comments:

Tricia13 said...

One of the Mannings?
Eli?
Both married

Somebody light my fire--if you can find it said...

Holy Moses.....Guess that CTE has kicked in. Geez.

one_eyed_bob said...

Steph Curry? Under Armor?

Krab said...

Wow, devious. Good for him for fighting back.

Farmgirl said...

Russell Wilson?

SDaly said...

The Under Armour guess for the company is good. Big financial problems.

Melvin The Reanimated said...

Tim Tebow was well known as a Christian, even praying on field. Married, and Adidas is sponsoring him.

SDaly said...

Also on the Under Armour front, it is a private company. No way any athlete is going to own a big chunk of a public company like Nike, or any of the other giants of sports sponsorships.

Karen D.C. said...

It says “very talented,” so it’s not Tebow.

I second the Steph Curry guess.

Glitter said...

Is Tim Tebow married? Anyway, this was a diabolical scheme.

p keel said...

Tebow

DDonna Tarttty said...

Tebow seems like a class act, though of course you never know. And anybody can have marriage problems, especially when may attractive women want to fuck you. But Adidas seems to be doing okay.

Under Armour, on the other hand, is a shady company with some serious $$$ problem$. No idea who the athlete might be though.

Mia said...

I thought of Russell Wilson, remember him and Ciara were waiting til their wedding day to have relations. lol

Mia said...

I thought of Russell Wilson, remember him and Ciara were waiting til their wedding day to have relations. lol

Mia said...

I thought of Russell Wilson, remember him and Ciara were waiting til their wedding day to have relations. lol

Khaleesi said...

No, Tebow isn't married, so this takes him off of the table.

Guesser said...

When did Tebow got married? Who does Under Armour endorsements? That must be the company.

Khaleesi said...

Russell Wilson was also married before Ciara. So it's not like he was a virgin.

Brayson87 said...

Wow what business school teaches that strategy, must be the Baltimore influence.

Dahling said...

I'm going to go with Peyton Manning and Papa John's. They have not been doing well for a while, and are blaming the NFL

no name said...

Has to be Curry with Under Armour.

Two questions with Curry:
1. Did he have marriage problems? It doesn't look like it but I am sure it's hard for basketball wives.

2. The blind says the company is over-extended and not as solvent as the seem. Hasn't UA stock been tanking? I thought it was common knowledge they are having issues due to endorsement deals.

AmandaRed said...

Can everyone guessing Tebow please go back to elementary school and learn reading comprehension skills? Tebow has never been married, which is one of the descriptors listed in the blind above.

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Truthteller said...

First time poster, although have been reading this site for months. This one compelled me to post, because it exposes corruption in the corporate world (which is my wheelhouse).

Why didn't he expose what he found out and come public to this. We the people have the right to know the companies that we buy from as consumers, so that we can make choices to spend our money with companies that share our values. (This is one way to fight back by the way...don't spend money on movies from those being exposed here on this site or products from companies that don't support your values).


The other thing I find so disturbing about and upsetting about this is that it perpetuates the old narrative of women not being believed when they come forward with actual crimes. And in this case it hurts men who actually may have not done anything wrong.

People need to stop allowing themselves to be bought off with money and stand up for the truth.

If this blind is 100% accurate and this athlete perhaps cheated on his significant other but had consensual sex, with the woman, then I hold that woman accountable as much as I hold the executive and the athlete.

People need to stop being victims and take responsibility for their choices and actions. He is responsible if he made the choice to cheat, she is responsible if she made the choice to have sex with a married man (if it was consensual) and if it was consensual, she made a choice to sell out her own integrity by taking money from the executive to make a false claim. The executive is responsible for trying to get out of the contract with a sleazy move and he compromised the reputation and the brand of the company and should be fired. And the company should be held accountable if they knowingly participated in this and allowed it.

We are at a very critical time in our society now where truth is more important than ever and unraveling and standing for truth is dire to our being able to evolve.

And personal responsibility is the also the key to healing and evolving. I feel for many of the people named in these blinds...particularly those who were child actors who were abused and then turned to drugs to numb their pain. However, at some point, you need to awaken and say stop, enough and do the inner work to heal from that, to dig deep within and find your worth, know your are enough and perfect in your imperfection (not look for it in drugs, sex, fame, money) and not allow yourself to continue to be a victim.

So I'm thankful for this site and group of people who are doing their part to make the world a better place.

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Taylor said...

Tebow is not married.

Sal Salington said...

Anything that ends with Steph Curry winning has my vote.

DDonna Tarttty said...
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Barbara RiceHand said...

This won’t ruin anyone’s lives as we’ve seen many times. Money erases all secrets in this world.

Malignment said...

@SDaly Under Armour is not private. stock ticker: UA

Freckles said...

Tebow is married..... To a woman? I don't think this is tebow. Papa John's is in trouble because he got political I think

Aunty said...

No one would have ever believed her anyway. The athlete is "very Christian" and, Lord knows, Christian athletes never cheat.

Chi_PHD said...

Bryce Harper is both a devout christian (Church of Later Day Saints) and signed with Under Armour. Just sayin

Samantha Quinn said...

I like this guess but with Peyton and Papa Johns. The founder of Papa Johns stepped down right before Christmas.

Somebody light my fire--if you can find it said...

Papa Johns is it!!! Bingo!! His resignation was out of the blue! Stumped everyone!!!!

B Demp said...

Papa johns didnt really pay peyton they gave him stores in denver for his endorsement, and papa john stepped down for being jerry jones crony and blaming the kneeling controversy for his shitty pizzas terrible sales

Jimbonius said...

Under Armor is the company for sure. They're hemmoraging badly, so I can see them trying to get out from under endrosement deals.

Seems like Curry is a good pick. His deal runs through 2024 so that might be one they wanted to end early.

Chi_PHD said...

Steph Curry is the #1 athlete in the world that doesn't play soccer so I think UA keeps Curry but tries to dump Harper because he signed a 10 year extension with UA making it one of the largest baseball endorsement of all time. Plus, Harper didn't have a great season. His deal is bigger than Nike and Arod back in the day.

Tim said...

lol @ Karen D.C. re: Tebow and talent. It's funny because it's true.

ladybugmo1 said...

Of course, it couldn’t possibly be because their food is complete crap.

sandybrook said...

Yes Peyton Manning and Papa Drunk John.
Tim Tebow is not married, Tim Tebow is gay...One thing we found out recently about Aaron Hernandez, who was Tebows college roommate. Before this people thought Urban Meyer had them rooming together to let Tim Tebow be a good influence on Hernandez...uh no.

Tim said...

Fun fact: Peyton Manning isn't just an endorser, he also owns 30-someodd Papa John's franchises.

Tricia13 said...

Yes-wasn’t Peyton also accused of rape/assault and in his past-it was brushed under rug very quickly... wasn’t that long ago.

Newbomb said...

It sounds like this guy is currently playing. Peyton is retired. I think there would be clues if it was an ex-player.

Normal. Yes indeed. said...

Spot on. Kevin Plank is plunking most of his money down on his HUGE Maryland mansion and his Baltimore Inner Harbor hotel and distillery lol. Probably the most violent crime ridden area in North America.

I played high school lacrosse with most of his executive “crew” like Kip Fulks. They’re all overgrown frat boys slash shit heads. Look what they did to their company.

lefthandscissors said...

Peyton and Papa John's.... wouldn't be surprised in the slightest...

Salted Caramel said...

Seriously with the Steph Curry hate. Irrational and baseless.

plot said...

Peyton wasn't only charged with sexual assault, he completely ruined a the career of a highly regarded sports therapist and was sued for it...TWICE. There was a NDA in place after the first settlement and Peyton went out there and publicly accused her AGAIN of being a slut and unhinged in his biography. She took him back to court, and won another undisclosed settlement from him.

Peyton also ruined the football career of the player who backed up her assault story.

Peyton Manning is a piece of shit. It would give me a lot of satisfaction if his Papa John's franchises are losing money after the owner, John Schnatter, said the players kneeling were ruining his business. Nope, his shitty pizza is ruining his business in a market where there an many many other choices.

Maude Labowski said...

Peyton sexually assaulted his University of Tennessee trainer and pretty much ruined her career when she spoke up

Maude Labowski said...

+1
I came here to write everything you just said

Marianne said...

Eli Manning

Don't comment unless you read the whole thing said...

Curry and UA. Couldn't be Tebow, who isn't "very popular, very talented." Or Peyton because he's retired, and the blind doesn't say "former" athlete.

Dirk Lurker said...

Josh Hamilton

Dirk Lurker said...

Josh Hamilton

Dirk Lurker said...

Josh Hamilton

jessorella said...

If the company is Under Armour then this makes me concerned we might hear something we don’t want to hear about Dwayne Johnson. Doesn’t he have a big merch deal with them? I hope he isn’t complicit in any shit.

plot said...

Sounds like Under Armor has too many high paid endorsers, is facing a financial crisis and doesn't know how to get rid of their debts to athletes.

Tom Brady is a part owner, if I'm not mistaken.

Sign Name Below said...

I like the Steph Curry guess for all reasons stated. Plus, his on court anger issues are well-known, unlike Russell, known for his easy-going demeanor, ditto Eli, Peyton has no rep as having anger issues. Tebow is not married.

Steph Curry's contract with Under Armour is huuuuge (4m per annum) and includes an equity stake.

Sign Name Below said...

If Tebow got married, I would have heard the wailing and gnashing of teeth from all the mommas who hope to snag him for their daughters

Sign Name Below said...

@AmandaRed
THANK YOU

Sign Name Below said...

Sounds like a rogue executive though.

Jimbonius said...

Y'all should read up on the trainer who accused Manning. She accused more than 30 people of sexual harassment, assault, etc in about eight years. She sued Manning after he wrote a book, in which he never mentioned her name when writing about the incident. She outed herself basically and has kept pounding the drum when finances run low.

Do a little research on her. She ain't the most stable element on the chart.

Sign Name Below said...

Tebow's lack of talent probably accounts for why he is being paid to play baseball after having lead a football team to an NFL playoff victory. As a Heisman Trophy winner and two time national champion. Lack of talent.

Sign Name Below said...

+1

Maude Labowski said...

There is no such thing as a perfect victim @Juimbo. Fruthermore, rape survivors are statistically more likely to be attacked repeatedely. There are women who have been attacked several times, and to think this is unlikely is very telling.


Also...I can't find anything about her accusing 30 people, do you have a link for that?

Maude Labowski said...

The ONLY page I have found that mentions that is a pithy op-ed wrought with logical fallacies and questionable sources

plot said...

"She accused more than 30 people of sexual harassment,"

Bullshit.

"She sued Manning after he wrote a book"

She sued AND WON before Peyton wrote his book. Peyton violated the NDA by bringing her up again in his book. She sued him AGAIN and won AGAIN in a court of law.

Look, if you want to blow the Mannings for the rest of your life, that is your business. No one cares. But don't spread fabrications and victim blame because it suits your fantasy of the Great Mannings.

Court records don't lie.

Truthseeker said...

Tebow is a quiet and nice guy, who is also VERY not married. So those guesses as many have stated are wrong. He is a Christian for pete's sake, he isnt coming after your kids or wives. He prays, yes he is faithful, but he is a good guy, he does so much for our local community, my son knew him in high school (well Tim was homeschooled, but his "home school" for sports was my son's) They were in the same crowd, and he was always a great kid.
I do not understand why people can not just accept that SOME ppl truly are good guys. (though I still suspect he may be gay) He does alot for ppl. His family are all very religious as well. Dont judge everyone just as you dont want to be judged for not believing in something.

Bobby Digital said...

What?? I have never seen any of these anger issues. Steph is pretty cool customer on the court. Now draymond green, that’s a hothead but not a sponsorship type of player

Bethany said...

Juicy tidbit on Plank...I may or may not know a girl who he paid to be his mistress for about 5 years in the mid 2000's. Paid for a condo and she had an "allowance" just to be on call to him 24/7. (Funny...this same girl used to "date" Michael Phelps...can you tell I am from Baltimore?) She used to come out and tell us all about it. It was when UA was on the up and up. Most speculated that either his wife was in on it or that he went to extremes to hide it. My money is on the former. Later this girl was a fitness model for UA and rumor was she went on to be the physical trainer for Plank's wife.

BayAreaGirl said...

+1 Bobby, I think some people are conflating GSW players. THe worst I have seen form Curry is that time he flicked a mouth guard--even I've done that.
Everyone knows UA's sales are down, but it's in line with retail apparel and UA might be turning a corner this quarter.

I'm pretty sure Tebow's closeted and I don't think he would assault anyone.

This is Peyton & Papa John. As someone pointed out here, Peyton received ownership in some stores in lieu of money. The athletic trainer only sued the Peyton & his dad after they maligned her in the book. Peyton's former teammates testified against him. The the Mannings agreed to settle after a judge denied their motion for summary judgment. The Mannings didn't want a public trial revealing Peyton's real character.

Hortensia said...

The reason Papa John's is going under is due to the photos all over the internet of that fat pos smiling and kneeling over innocent animals he's killed. Like elephants, giraffes, etc.
People don't like that, and just don't go into Papa Johns just for the reason alone.

Jimmy John's owner is another like-minded POS.

Tricia13 said...

Thx for info Maude.. sad 😞as it is.

Adrian Zmed said...

One of my best friends has dealt with Tebow directly. Says hands down most normal, nice, down-to-earth person of any celeb ever dealt with. He's not married and very unlikely to ever be a bad guy. I'd welcome my daughter dating/marrying him.

Kno Won Uno said...

Or because Papa is a total asshole

Haywood Jablomee said...

Under Armour is a public company. Trades on the NYSE symbol is UA.

plot said...

@Bethany

Interesting gossip! Thanks for sharing that.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Well, I don't know about anyone acting out of character...

But what caught my eyes and confuses me is the "HAD NO RECOLLECTION" part.

So... what happened Enty? Did someone invite this man to some party/social gathering, get him drugged or had his drink spiked that he got knocked out? And now all of the sudden, out of nowhere, a woman is telling him he raped her?

I guess the only think I can think of that's worse is if someone drugged you till you passed out and somebody came up to you and claimed they were pregnant from a hook-up that never happened or someone else's child (IDK, either to just blackmail you or get you to marry them or something).

Why doesn't he have any recollection Enty? Give us details, we need to know how these things work so we can prevent them from happening again.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

What sort of bothers me/sticks out to me about this blind item is that Enty said the subject of this blind item "HAS NO RECOLLECTION" of what happened? Was he intoxicated because he drank too much or did someone lure/invite him to some party or social gathering and drug him?

He sounds desperate and I'm sorry if he really did rape a woman, but taht part of this story just... Sticks out and makes it weird.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Maude, thanks so much for sharing that! I actually Googled it: http://www.pandys.org/articles/revictimization.html

THANKS AGAIN!

MovieBuff said...

In the court anger do you even watch basketball 🏀? Steph and anger is like oil and water. That guy rarely ever gets angered on court. You are sadly mistaken.

MovieBuff said...

Kobe Bryant....was THE most talented player in the NBA. Seems like he bounced back after his rape/cheating incident.

If this is truly Steph which it seems most likely then Kobe wrote the playbook on this. A Christian woman will either forgive her spouse or exit the marriage. If this is Steph and Ayesha I’m guessing she will stick by Steph and if that be the case all he needs is his press conference and a big ring to apologize to his wife. He’ll be forgiven but I don’t see Steph in nearly as many places as Kobe was.

Kobe had Sprite, Nutella, McDonalds, and Adidas or Reebok....not sure. Could have been Nike but I don’t think it was. He lost those endorsements but they each came back as the story died down. Today, it’s like Kobe never raped anyone but he did.

That girl wasn’t lying. Kobe raped her cuz the Lakers lost the Championship game to the Spurs. Remember him crying on the sidelines after they lost.

As soon as the rape story came out I was like Yep Kobe did it. No question...

Missyrocks53 said...

@Hortensia. THANK you for bringing up,about Papa Johns and Jimmy Johns owners killing nearly endangered animals. Absolutely

shortyp333 said...

Peyton Manning and Papa John's.

Short Schrift said...

It could be that black sportsman, Benjamin Watson, I think his name is. He's married with about six children. Seems like a really cool, genuine guy.

Gator said...

Under Armor is not private, it is publicly traded.

sara88 said...

it isn’t steph, Under Amour would be nothing without him he helped cross their sales pass 1B. I think it’s Russell I don’t think he’s doing much for Nike.

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