ESPN Hosts Hugh Douglas And Michael Smith Involved In Ugly Fight

ESPN Hosts Hugh Douglas And Michael Smith Involved In Ugly FightIt seems Hugh Douglas and Michael Smith, two of the co-hosts for ESPN’s Numbers Never Lie program, took the network’s push to “embrace debate” a little too literally this Friday while in Orlando for the National Association of Black Journalists convention.

‘Very ugly’

Sources privy to the situation told The Big Lead that Douglas and Smith were involved in a heated argument at a Sports Task Force party in Orlando’s House of Blues. The altercation became so intense that parties had to intervene and break the two men up.

It’s unclear whether any punches were thrown or whether the situation got physical in any nature. However, it’s clear that tensions boiled over. It got to the point where one source questioned whether Douglas would be able to return to the set. Someone who saw a majority of the action described the scene as “very ugly.”

‘Poor ratings’

It’s unclear whether there had been tensions in the past between the two. Douglas tweeted a picture of himself, Smith and Hill all sitting at a panel Friday for the NABJ, which hosts a yearly convention aimed at inspiring black journalists and celebrating their accomplishments. The convention ran through Sunday.

Numbers Never Lie debuted in September of 2011. Smith has been the show’s only mainstay, as it has been shuffled multiple times due to poor ratings and departures.

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Source: Tyler Conway | Bleacher Report

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New England Patriots’ Alfonzo Dennard Gets Probation For Assaulting Cop

New England Patriots' Alfonzo Dennard Gets Probation For Assaulting CopNew England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard paid the price professionally for his involvement in the attack of a police officer by tumbling in last year’s NFL Draft, but now he will be forced to endure a much more personal hardship.

’30-day jail sentence’

According to Lori Pilger of the Lincoln Journal Star, Dennard has been sentenced to probation as well as a 30-day jail sentence for his involvement in the incident. The sentence will begin on March 31, 2014, and he will have to complete 100 hours of community service as well.

According to Shalise Manza Young of The Boston Globe, Dennard was arrested on April 21, 2012, and charged with assaulting a police officer. Dennard was reportedly celebrating with friends at some bars in Lincoln, Neb., before getting into an altercation with another college student.

‘Became aggressive’

Officer Ben Kopsa attempted to diffuse the situation, but Dennard reportedly became aggressive and struck Kopsa. News of Dennard’s arrest spread like wildfire days before the NFL draft, and he ultimately lost a lot of money because of it.

Dennard did land in an ideal situation with the Patriots if nothing else, but he has paid dearly for his actions. According to Pilger, the judge will consider motions to change probation terms, including possibly suspending jail time down the line, so all things considered, Dennard should consider himself to be very lucky.

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Source: Mike Chiari, Bleacher Report

Image: The Guardian