28.8 C
Los Angeles
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Dallas Cowboys star threatens to sue Sports Illustrated after controversial article

Must read

Nigerians drag China to court over COVID-19 pandemic, demand $200bn compensation

Twenty-five Nigerians have filed a lawsuit against the Peoples Republic of China before the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court over its...

Dr. Fauci says coronavirus immunity may be ‘finite,’ duration remains uncertain

Protection from any potential coronavirus vaccine might be short-lived and could require a booster to prolong protection, White House health advisor Dr....


Alabama football offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is recovering from a heart procedure this week after a routine physical uncovered a concerning "anomaly"...

Monalisa Chinda schools Lala Akindoju after calling AGN shameless because they visited Regina Daniels

Nollywood actress and Director of communications of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Monalisa Chinda Coker has slammed Lala Akindoju for calling the organization ‘shameless’ because...

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott threatened to sue Sports Illustrated on Monday after the popular magazine ran a column online with a headline that read, “Ezekiel Elliott Forgets to Log Off, Admits to Being High on Twitch: Traina Thoughts.”

Written by sports media columnist Jimmy Traina, the opinion article was published in response to a video that went viral on Monday in which Elliott said he was “low-key faded,” which is slang for being under the influence of alcohol and marijuana simultaneously.

“Actually I was referring to the few drinks I had which I said during the live stream. Doesn’t that make this defamation? You guys will [be] hearing from my lawyers @SInow,” Elliott tweeted.

Before logging off Twitch, a popular video game streaming platform, Elliott made the “faded” comment after appearing to forget to log off right away.

“Bro, I’m low-key faded,” Elliott said while looking at his phone, before turning to his computer and realizing, “Oh no, I didn’t even end my stream yet.”

Elliott in a series of tweets went after the magazine, which has been gutted by layoffs in recent years.

“I expect that from little gossip site but Sports Illustrated? REALLY?” Elliott wrote.

The story was deleted after Elliott’s backlash. Traina also deleted a tweet from his account, which mentioned the story.

While Traina did not expressly write that Elliott admitted to being under the influence of marijuana, he wrote, “After wearing a mask and social distancing, the most important thing in life to remember is to always make sure you are logged off before you start riffing,” which was an apparent reference to smoking weed.

Elliott, who has never been punished by the NFL under the league’s substance-abuse policy, was criticized during his rookie season in 2016 after he was spotted at a Seattle marijuana dispensary before a preseason game.

“It was a bad decision,” Elliott told reporters at the time. “Just seen it walking around. Was curious. I didn’t really think about it before I went in, what the repercussions could have been. It wasn’t like I was trying to hide it or anything. I took pictures with people. It wasn’t like I was up to no good.”

Elliott signed a six-year, $90 million contract last fall, with $50 million guaranteed.

More articles

Leave a Reply

Latest article

Pastor who fed grass to his worshippers, shows them what heaven looks like (Photos)

Controversial South African pastor, Lesego Daniel, is at it again, as he has shown his worshipers what heaven looks like.

Lady asks boyfriend for his N3.8million ring after she rejected his proposal, says she earned it

A community manager, Josh Olin, has taken to Twitter to reveal what his ex-girlfriend did after she rejected his marriage proposal.

Nigeria Central Bank Devalues Official Exchange Rate by 5.5%

The Nigerian central bank has devalued its official exchange rate by 5.5% to 381 naira to the dollar from 360 naira, according...

Phyno’s official DJ, DJ Jmasta Builds New House For His Parents (Photo)

Phyno‘s official disc jockey, DJ Jmasta has built a brand new house for his parents in the village.

What breakup? Davido and Chioma chilling with their son Ifeanyi (Photo)

Two weeks after Davido’s brother, Adewale Adeleke, revealed that his relationship with Chioma is still intact, his lawyer, Bobo F. Ajudua has confirmed that they...