A Chicago sportscaster finds himself in the penalty box after posting an offensive tweet about President Donald Trump. It began innocuously enough on Sunday, when Toronto Star sports columnist Bruce Arthur tweeted, “Donald Trump: A hateful ignorant corrupt simpleton supported by 87% of Republicans.” Seeing this message and apparently agreeing, ABC-7 Chicago sportscaster Mark Giangreco decided to chime in. He responded with a typo-ridden tweet of his own, which read, “so obvious, so disturbing. America exposed as a country full of simpletons who allowed this cartoon lunatic to be ‘elected.'” Giangreco has since deleted the tweet, but not before Chicago City Wire grabbed a screenshot. The tweet,
A handful of ESPN personalities bared their claws Thursday in response to radio host Dan Le Batard’s Magic Johnson takedown, which at least one of his colleagues believed to be racially motivated. Debating Johnson’s recent promotion to the Lakers’ president of basketball operations with co-host Jon “Stugotz” Weiner on his ESPN radio show Thursday morning, Le Batard sounded dumbfounded by the Lakers’ faith in their former star who, according to the talking head, hasn’t proven himself in any of his careers outside of basketball. “What you’ve got here though, is a testament to the power of fame. And a testament to the power of a modicum of charm,” Le Batard said. “Because Magic Johnson is charming.
A doctor who specialized in treating female gymnasts at Michigan State University and through the elite USA Gymnastics organization was charged Wednesday with sexual assault. Larry Nassar was charged in two Michigan counties. A message seeking comment was left for Nassar's lawyer.