Roundup: Matt Lauer Fired By NBC; Blake Griffin Out Two Months; & Gunman Robs Bellagio

Roundup: Matt Lauer Fired By NBC; Blake Griffin Out Two Months; & Gunman Robs Bellagio

Roundup

Roundup: Matt Lauer Fired By NBC; Blake Griffin Out Two Months; & Gunman Robs Bellagio

Emily Ratajkowski … Matt Lauer was abruptly fired by NBC after an allegation of inappropriate workplace behavior … People paid to attempt to plant fake news in the Washington Post … can’t imagine how I’d react in this scenario, but it wouldn’t be pretty … “Woman feels she was profiled after being mistaken for human trafficking victim on Delta flight” … this story about the Connecticut Post notes the young writer who was a drug dealer … Murder, She Wrote, actress takes heat for saying women “must sometimes take blame” for dressing in an attractive way … and now, let’s bash men! … Meghan Markle got engaged to Prince Harry, and now she’s a “style icon in waiting” …

Blake Griffin’s knee injury will probably sideline him two months, and the Clippers are done. [LA Times]

Not exactly the most glowing read of the new Marvel movie universe. [Vanity Fair]

The University of Kansas is getting a $17.5 million, “privately funded” apartment complex for the school’s basketball players. [KC Star]

Powerful read on Josh Gordon. He returns to the field Sunday for the Cleveland Browns. [SI.com]

My radio show from this week: Why Chip Kelly is such a great hire for UCLA, and why I wouldn’t fire Jason Garrett. [Fox Sports Radio Podcast]

A single gunman robbed the Bellagio poker cage on Tuesday in Vegas. That’s brazen. [CBS Las Vegas]

Erin Smith was a star on the Rutgers women’s soccer team. She helped out her boyfriend, Kamu Grugier-Hill of the Eagles, when he needed to learn how to kick. [Philly.com]

Is anybody in the NBA good? Sheesh, the Timberwolves lost at home to the John Wall-less Wizards. [Twin Cities]

I mean … “Breitbart writer caught running secret, virulently racist Facebook group.” [Think Progress]

This is my favorite Byron Scott dunk.

Here’s video of 43 points from Oklahoma’s Trae Young. You can fast-forward to 2:30, which is when it gets good.

David Fizdale got a raw deal in Memphis.

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