Vanessa Bryant launches ‘Mambacita’ clothing line to honor late daughter, Gianna
Vanessa Bryant announced the launch of a clothing line to honor her late teenage daughter, Gianna, who died in a helicopter crash Jan. 26, 2020 that also claimed the lives of eight others, including Gianna's father and former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant.
Vanessa Bryant made the announcement Friday and indicated that the line will launch Saturday, May 1, which would've been Gianna's 15th birthday.
Michael Kail, Former Netflix Tech VP, Found Guilty Of Taking Bribes And Kickbacks
Michael Kail, a former Netflix VP who oversaw the company’s internet technology department. was found guilty by a federal jury of receiving stock options and more than a half-million dollars in bribes and kickbacks.
Kail received the funds as an inducement to approve contracts with the streamer during his 2011 to July 2014 tenure. Netflix prohibits employees from having conflicts of interest and requires them to report gifts from people or entities seeking to sell to the company.
“We are very disappointed in the jury’s verdict,” defense attorney Julia Jayne said. “It goes to show that an innocent person can be convicted when there are so many counts stacked against them and there is a powerful corporation, Netflix, driving the investigation and prosecution.”
Kail will appeal the decision, she said.
Today’s decision goes back to 2018, when Kail was indicted on 19 counts of wire fraud, three counts of mail fraud, and seven counts of money laundering. His trial began April 19 and today, the jury found him guilty on 28 of the 29 counts.
Prosecutors alleged Kail approved millions of dollars in contracts for nine tech companies, accepting more than $500,000 in kickbacks and stock options. The incidents allegedly happened between February 2012 and July 2014.
To receive the bribes, Kail created and controlled a limited liability company, Unix Mercenary LLC, prosecutors said. He used that company to fund personal expenses and buy a home in Los Gatos, California.
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Texans select Stanford QB Davis Mills in third round of NFL draft amid Deshaun Watson uncertainty
The Houston Texans selected Stanford quarterback Davis Mills in the third round of the 2021 NFL draft Friday, enacting a possible contingency plan amid the uncertainty around Deshaun Watson's future.
The third-round selection was the Texans' first pick in the draft.
Watson remains under investigation by the NFL after 22 women have accused the three-time Pro Bowl passer of sexual misconduct and filed civil lawsuits.
Watson previously had insisted he wanted to be traded and did not plan to return to the team.
Bill Maher Flays The Oscars -“It Was Like, We Dare You To Be Entertained”; Calls Out Elon Musk On Bitcoin
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NFL draft’s best available players entering Day 3: Talented options still waiting
Three rounds down, four to go.
The first two days of the NFL draft are already complete, but there are still 154 selections left to go before the event wraps up. After the marquee players took the spotlight in the first round on Thursday night, Day 2 featured a mix of some notable names as well as a few more off-the-radar figures still hoping to establish themselves at the next level. But there's still plenty of talent left for teams to sort through as they prepare for the final day of drafting.
Here are the 10 best players still available entering Day 3 of the NFL draft:
Jabril Cox, LB, LSU: One of the best coverage linebackers in this class, the North Dakota State transfer can blanket tight ends out of the gate.
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Packers finally give Aaron Rodgers WR help in NFL draft, taking Clemson’s Amari Rodgers
GREEN BAY — With their two picks Friday night, the Green Bay Packers got some potential help for quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
In the third round, the Packers traded up seven spots with the Tennessee Titans to select Clemson receiver Amari Rodgers with the 85th overall pick. Rodgers, who has drawn comparisons to former Packers dual-threat skill player Ty Montgomery, is a receiver in a running back's body at 5-9½, 212 pounds.
He caught 77 passes for 1,020 yards and seven touchdowns as a Tigers senior last season, and his versatility should allow coach Matt LaFleur to move him all over the formation.
The Packers used their 62nd overall pick in the second round to draft Ohio State center Josh Myers. A two-year starter, Myers was first-team All-Big Ten and a Rimington Award finalist in 2020. He becomes the likely replacement for Corey Linsley, who departed in free agency.