TEDDY BRIDGEWATER INJURY UPDATE: VIKINGS QB SUFFERS TORN ACL, DISLOCATED KNEE

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a dislocated knee and a torn ACL when he went down during a noncontact drill at practice Tuesday.

“Teddy suffered a complete tear to his ACL and other structural damage,” the team said in a statement Tuesday evening after Bridgewater underwent an MRI. “Fortunately, there appears to be no nerve or arterial damage.”

Bridgewater dropped back to pass during a drill, planted his foot and immediately went down. Trainers rushed to his side and began inflating an aircast, while the quarterback appeared to be holding his left leg.

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Several players threw their helmets and shouted expletives as they scattered, and many simultaneously dropped to one knee in prayer. Moments later, a siren-blaring ambulance pulled into the team’s Winter Park headquarters, stayed for about 10 minutes and then pulled away.

The team called off Tuesday’s practice — its last of the preseason — after Bridgewater was injured.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he briefly spoke with Bridgewater after the injury and said he told the 23-year-old, “Hang in there, we’re with him. Hope for the best.”

Bridgewater was still on the practice field grass as the team’s public relations staff ushered reporters from the premises.

“Today is a disappointing day. … The No. 1 thing is Teddy is such a great kid,” Zimmer said. “Everyone loves him.”

Players were visibly distraught as they exited the field, and Zimmer said he spoke with the team prior to addressing the media.

“We’re gonna grieve today and be upset about it,” Zimmer told reporters. “It’s more about our feelings for Teddy and for him as a person and getting better than it is about anything else. Teddy’s a great kid and he’ll be back as soon as he possibly can, if it is real bad. But we’re going to keep fighting.”

Players from all over the NFL took to Twitter to show their support of Bridgewater.
There is little behind Bridgewater on the depth chart. Shaun Hill is the primary backup, but he’s 36 years old and has played only sparingly over the past five years.

“I have confidence in Shaun, I think he’s played great this preseason,” Zimmer said. “The thing we all have to remember is this is about the team. We have a good team.”

Bridgewater is entering his third season in the NFL and the Vikings were counting on him to take major steps forward after a promising start to his career. He helped lead the Vikings to the NFC North championship last season as more of a game manager, but Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner have said that they expected him to be much more of a playmaker in 2016.

Bridgewater missed the second preseason game with a sore shoulder, but was sharp on Sunday against San Diego. He went 12-for-16 for 161 yards and a touchdown in two quarters, leaving Vikings players and fans confident as the team starts to prepare for the season opener at Tennessee on Sept. 11.

The Vikings said Bridgewater is expected to make a full recovery.

A Model Of Efficiency

Though Teddy Bridgewater, 23, has the third-shortest average yards per pass in the past two seasons, he has the best completion percentage ever for a QB under the age of 25.
COMP. PCT
Teddy Bridgewater 64.9
Russell Wilson 64.1
Robert Griffin III 63.9
— ESPN Stats & Information
The Vikings host the Los Angeles Rams in their final preseason game Thursday night, though Bridgewater and most of the starters were not expected to play.

Minnesota was a popular Super Bowl bet in Las Vegas. As of Sunday at the Westgate SuperBook, only the Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots had attracted more bets to win the Super Bowl than the Vikings.

The Westgate moved the Vikings’ Super Bowl odds from 20-1 to 30-1 Tuesday afternoon, following news of Bridgewater’s injury.

“Everybody can count us out but I think that’d be the wrong thing to do,” Zimmer said.

CHRIS BROWN ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

After a bizarre, hours-long standoff, L.A. police officers took Chris Brown into custody late Tuesday afternoon and said the singer would be arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Lt. Chris Ramirez, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department, said officers were transporting Brown from his Tarzana home to downtown L.A., where he would be formally booked.

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Police began searching Brown’s sprawling property as they hunted for a weapon the performer is said to have used to threaten a woman.

Shortly before 1 p.m., officers entered the residence after taking much of the morning to obtain a search warrant. Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, was on the scene as LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division detectives searched the property.

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At least half a dozen people exited the home, a few of them holding their hands behind their heads as police patted them down.

“We’re getting the cooperation of everyone that came out,” Ramirez said, after informing reporters that officers had served a search warrant.

Once all of the occupants are removed from the residence, they will be interviewed to determine what occurred, Ramirez said.

Geragos told The Times that he was inside the home with Brown, who denies any wrongdoing. The warrant was served shortly after Geragos arrived.

Deputy Chief Bob Green had described the standoff between Brown and officers as “long and protracted.”

The search was sparked by a call for help from a woman who said she had been threatened by the performer, police sources said, with officers first arriving at Brown’s home in the 5000 block of Corbin Avenue about 3 a.m. Tuesday.

The woman, Baylee Curran, told The Times that Brown, who has had several previous run-ins with the law, pointed a gun at her during a violent rage before she ran outside to call police.

Curran said she and a friend had gone to Brown’s home with a business associate, who was invited by the musician. She wanted to talk to Brown about future projects, she said.

When she went inside, a handful of people was milling about and chatting, Curran said.

Curran said she eventually went to Brown’s backyard to get some fresh air. Her confrontation with the musician erupted soon after she walked back into the house, she said.

A man was showcasing diamond bracelets, necklaces and watches inside the home, she said. Curran said she began to admire a diamond cross necklace.

“I don’t know if it was Chris’ friend or how he was related, but that’s when he told me to back away from the diamond necklace and started cussing me out and calling me names,” she said. “That’s when Chris pulled his gun and told me to ‘Get out.’ He said ‘I’m sick of you girls, get the F out!’”

Curran said she ran outside with her friend when Brown pointed the gun at her face. But she was forced to wait by the home’s front gate until Brown’s associates retrieved her phone — which she had to hand over as a condition of going inside the home, she said. When an associate arrived with Curran’s phone, he said he’d only give it back to her if she signed a non-disclosure agreement, she said.

Curran said she refused, snatched her phone from the man’s hand and ran away. The man ran to a Jeep to give chase, but Curran and her friend made it to a neighbor’s property and hid under an SUV parked outside when the Jeep drove by, Curran said. Brown’s neighbor called police.

On Tuesday, officers attempted to enter the home and were told to get a search warrant, the police sources said. Detectives then waited for a warrant to search Brown’s home for the weapon.

Meanwhile, Brown took to his Instagram account Tuesday morning, sharing videos in which he railed against the police and media and said he was being unfairly portrayed as a villain.

In the videos, he said he woke up to helicopters overhead and officers at his gate, and maintained that he was not guilty of the accusations.

“Good luck. When you get the warrant or whatever you need to do, you’re going to walk right up in here and you’re going to see nothing, you idiots,” he said in one video. “I’m tired of … dealing with y’all.”

An aerial view of Chris Brown’s Tarzana home.
An aerial view of Chris Brown’s Tarzana home. (KTLA)
Because of the high-profile nature of the case, the investigation is being handled by the Robbery-Homicide Division.

Prior incidents at the residence include a home-invasion robbery and multiple complaints about Brown and his friends riding all-terrain vehicles loudly up and down the street.

Brown spent six years on probation after pleading guilty to attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. His probation was lifted in March 2015.

The Grammy Award-winning singer completed about 1,000 hours of community service. He was also ordered to attend anti-domestic-violence classes.

Brown also faced charges in connection with driving without a license and accusations of a hit-and-run. In May 2014, he admitted to violating his probation after committing an assault outside a Washington hotel.

More recently, in June, Brown’s former manager, Michael Guirguis, known as “Mike G,” filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleging the singer attacked him.

Brown punched Guirguis four times in the face and neck in an incident May 10, according to the complaint.

“The assault was unprovoked and, regrettably, just another attack in Brown’s long history of violent and abusive behavior,” the complaint states.

“Clearly, thus far, such extreme consequences, such as the loss of his career, court-mandated rehabilitation, and even jail time, have not deterred Brown’s conduct,” the complaint states. “Perhaps, this time, the imposition of punitive damages for his despicable and unforgivable conduct will.”

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UPDATES:

5:10 p.m.: This article was updated with details on Brown being taken into police custody.

4 p.m.: This article was updated with details from the alleged victim.

1:25 p.m.: This article has been updated with additional details about police searching people at Brown’s home.

1:13 p.m.: This article has been updated with police entering Brown’s home.

12:20 p.m.: This article has been updated with information about the search warrant and additional background.

11:20 a.m.: This article has been updated with additional details.

10:05 a.m.: This article has been updated with Brown’s social media posts.

9:15 a.m.: This article has been updated with additional developments.

8:39 a.m.: This article has been updated with additional details.

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SINGER CHRIS BROWN’S LA HOME SEARCHED AFTER HE POINTED GUN AT WOMAN

Chris Brown came out of his Los Angeles home peacefully Tuesday after an hourslong standoff with police who responded to a woman’s call for help.

Police Lt. Chris Ramirez told reporters that several people were escorted from the residence after a search warrant was served.

No arrests had been made and everyone has been cooperative, he said.

Police said the woman who made the call for help about 3 a.m. was not inside the hilltop estate in the San Fernando Valley. Ramirez did not identify the woman or elaborate on the assistance she needed. He did not know if she was injured.

Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos arrived at the home shortly before the warrant was served.

According to multiple media outlets, a woman claimed Brown pointed a gun at her before she was able to escape. The LAPD told FOX411: “No shots were fired… right now that’s all we have.”

Brown, 27, posted two videos on Instagram from inside the house. Talking to the camera in one, the rapper acknowledged law enforcement were outside his house. “So I don’t sleep half the damn night I just wake up to all these mother f–king helicopters, choppers is around, police out there at the gate,” he said.

In the other video, Brown denied wrongdoing, and criticized law enforcement.

“I ain’t did s–t. I ain’t going to do s–t. And it’s always going to be be f–k the police black lives matter n—er,” he said. “I don’t care y’all going to stay playing with me like I’m the villain out here, like I’m going crazy. You guys got me f–ked up though because good luck when you get the warrant or whatever you need to do. You’re going to walk right up in here and you’re going to see nothing you idiots. I’m tired of f–king dealing with you all, y’all the worst gang in the world, the police, and I said it.”

T-PAIN’S NIECE STABBED TO DEATH AT WALGREENS IN TALLAHASSE

Tragedy has struck the family of rapper/singer T-Pain.

His niece was fatally stabbed at a drugstore in Tallahassee, earlier this morning (August 30).

Police identified Javona Glover, 23, as the victim of the violent stabbing at a Walgreens, where she worked.

Glover was alive when police responded, but later died at a local hospital, due to her injuries.
T-Pain initially pleaded for the public’s help in finding Javona Glover’s murderer and now the cops are hunting for a suspect.

Police announced an arrest warrant has been issued for Tavon Q. Jackson as a suspect in the murder.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of our team member. The store is temporarily closed while police conduct their investigation and we refer you to police for any additional information,” Walgreen’s said in a statement.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY AUGUST 29 MICHAEL JACKSON R.I.L

ABOUT
The King of Pop who became the most successful singer in American history for releasing award-winning hits like “Billie Jean” and “Beat It.”
BEFORE FAME
He became the breadwinner in his house at the age of six for singing with the family group, The Jackson 5 alongside Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Marlon Jackson and Jackie Jackson.
TRIVIA
His 1982 album Thriller became the best-selling album in history, winning thirteen Grammy Awards and having thirteen songs reach #1 on U.S. charts.
FAMILY LIFE
He got married to Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley, on May 26, 1994. After their divorce on January 18, 1996, he married Debbie Rowe on November 14, 1996.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He is the older brother of pop diva Janet Jackson.

DRAKE CONFESSES HIS LOVE FOR RIHANNA AT VMA’S

 
In a mushy moment worthy of the next Best Man sequel, Drake presented Rihanna with MTV’s Video Vanguard Award to close out this year’s VMAs. In a speech that was equal parts charming and awkward, Drake dutifully showered Rihanna with praise as she stood there, admiring both his luscious beard and his unavoidable geekiness, like watching the prom king bow down to his queen right before they ditch this old joint to go and actually smoke one.

Drake, wearing a tux in true zaddy fashion, recalled his first time meeting Rihanna in 2005 while she was shooting a video at a Toronto restaurant where he worked. “Eleven years later, they still all know Rihanna as the one and only Rihanna,” he gushed. And later, “Some artists need to play a character to achieve success,” he said. “She succeeds by doing something that no one in this music industry does, which is being herself.” Who among us didn’t cringe and aw at Drake when he said, “She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old.” It sure looked like he was about to propose. Pictured above: Rihanna and a fan.

BEYONCE STEALS THE SHOW AT THE VMA’S

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards were free of controversy and full of powerful performances. From Beyoncé’s surpise stage recreation of “Lemonade,” to Britney Spears’ big comeback, here are some of the best moments from Sunday’s show.

Beyoncé brings down the house
Beyonce attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City.
Beyonce attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City.
Queen Bey walked the red carpet with several of the women featured in the “Lemonade” visual album — mothers of gun violence victims among them. Midway through the show, Serena Williams introduced Beyoncé for an unexpected performance of several of her “Lemonade” hits. The album scored Beyoncé eight Moon Man trophies — including Video of the Year for “Formation.”
Britney Spears’ triumphant return
Britney Spears performs at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
Britney Spears performs at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
Back with a capital ‘B.’ Britney Spears returned to the VMA stage for the first time since 2007 and slayed. The pop star performed her new single, “Make Me” with G-Easy. The two had a clear connection and she was back in the dance form that made her famous.
Kanye West is an artist…and a businessman
Kanye West presents onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City.
Kanye West presents onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City.
Kanye West took the stage to talk about art and merchants. We’re still trying to figure out what his point was, but he compared himself to Walt Disney and Steve Jobs. West also to poked fun at the time he grabbed Taylor Swift’s microphone in 2009 and hinted, once again, that Swift knew about the line “that b*tch” in his song, “Famous.” He then premiered his new music video for “Fade.” It featured a lot of dancing, suggested sex and a bizarre ending involving animals.
Rihanna all night, every night
Rihanna performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City.
Rihanna performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City.
Rihanna performed several of her hits throughout the night including, “We Found Love,” “Where Have You Been” and “Work.” At the end of the show, Drake surprised viewers by presenting RiRi with the Video Vanguard Award. The rapper missed accepting his own Moon Man trophy for Best Hip Hop Video earlier in the night. (He was “stuck in traffic,” according to Sean “Diddy” Combs.) Drake, who has reportedly dated Rihanna on-and-off for years, said he admired her before adding, “She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22-years-old.”
VMA winners roundup
Video of the Year
Beyoncé– “Formation”
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
Rihanna
Best Female Video
Beyoncé — “Hold Up”
Best Male Video
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna — “This Is What You Came For”
Best Collaboration
Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign — “Work From Home”
Best Hip Hop Video
Drake — “Hotline Bling”
Best Pop Video
Beyoncé — “Formation”
Best Rock Video
twenty one pilots — “Heathens”
Best Electronic Video
Calvin Harris & Disciples — “How Deep Is Your Love”
Breakthrough Long-Form Video
Beyoncé– Lemonade
Best New Artist
DNCE
Song of the Summer
Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap — “All In My Head (Flex)”

NEW VIDEO SURFACES WITH TUPACE PHOTO FROM 2015???

We know everyone is excited about seeing the new Tupac movie, especially since the “All Eyez On Me” trailer dropped and you see how much Demetrius Shipp Jr. looks like the rapper.

But is there even a need to see a movie about Tupac, if the rapper is really still alive?

There’s a new video recently released that’s racking up millions of views, that has was is supposed to be a selfie of Tupac, that he took himself in 2015.

Conspiracy theorists suggest to Pac faked his own death and went to Cuba with his aunt Assata Shakur, to get out of a deal with Death Row Records.
This video will no doubt only add to the many theories out there regarding Pac’s tragic death.

DID DIDDY THROW SHADE AT DRAKE DURING VMA’S PRE-PARTY

Sean “Diddy” Combs raised a few eyebrows during the 2016 VMA’s, when he accepted Drake’s Moon Man for “Hotline Bling’s” Best Hip-Hop Video win. Diddy also said that he was coming to Toronto for some reason, before being interrupted by Naomi Campbell.

Check out Diddy just before the infamous moment on the red carpet.

Was Diddy about to go in before he was interrupted by Naomi?

Was Diddy About To Shade Drake On The Red Carpet Before Accepting His Award?
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Nah, Diddy was just being Diddy…
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YOUNG DRO BUSTED WITH A GUN ON CAMPUS OF GEORGIA SOUTHERN

Rapper Young Dro is sitting in jail, after being caught with drugs and a gun on the campus of Georgia Southern University.

The rapper was listed as a performer on the bill at Statesboro Summer Jam at Georgia Southern’s Performing Arts Center.

Unfortunately, Young Dro must have been preparing for a little more than a hip-hop concert.

He was busted for carrying a weapon in a school safety zone, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Young Dro was charged with possession of marijuana, but he was also charged with possession of a schedule for controlled substance.

The rapper is currently being held at the Bulloch County jail.

in June, Young Dro dodged three years worth of jail time, when he pleaded guilty to theft by conversion, for allegedly feeling to return a car he borrowed from a female friend.

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