NFL Draft 2019: Ole Miss WR A.J. Brown to forgo senior year

first_imgA.J. Brown, potentially the first wide receiver off the board, will forgo his senior year Ole Miss and enter the 2019 NFL Draft, he announced Tuesday on Twitter.“The past three years I have created memories & friendships that will last a lifetime. … I’ll never forget the place that turned me into a man,” he wrote, in part. Thank you Ole Miss❤️ pic.twitter.com/J5Cn077S75— AJ Brown (@Brown1arthur) December 4, 2018Brown had 85 catches for 1,320 yards and six touchdowns as a junior, capping a career in which he had 19 TDs and 2,984 yards receiving. The SEC’s leading wide receiver by yardage and receptions in 2018, Brown was one of three unanimous first-team All-SEC selections announced this week. It marked his second consecutive year as a first-team All-SEC pick. Related News In addition to his football prowess, he was selected in the 19th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Padres and has participated in the team’s extended spring training each of the past three summers. NFL Draft 2019: Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham to turn prolast_img read more

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Wellington police notes: Friday, Oct. 11 – Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

first_imgSunday, October 13, 2013•12:36 p.m. Officers took a report of children in need of care in the 1300 block E. 16th, Wellington.•1:12 p.m. Officers took a report of a family domestic dispute by a known subject(s) in the 300 block S. F, Wellington.•10:10 p.m. Mandi D. Knox, 29, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended. Saturday, October 12, 2013•12:19 a.m. Injury accident, hit and run in the 100 block W. 15th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Dillan M. Bowlby, 18, Winfield, and juvenile male, 17, Oxford.•12:19 a.m. Dillan M. Bowlby, 18, Winfield, Ks was issued a notice to appear charged with reckless driving and failure to report an accident.•12:19 a.m. Juvenline male, 17, Oxford was issued a notice to appear charged with Reckless Driving, false reporting an accident and leaving the scene of an accident.•12:19 a.m. Officers investigated reckless driving, false reporting an accident and leaving the scene of an accident in the 100 block W. 15th, Wellington.•10:14 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 2100 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•9:55 p.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended and defective headlamps in the 200 block S. Elm, Wellington.•10:08 p.m. David L. Crawford, 28, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended and defective headlamps.•10:50 p.m. Officers took a report of a civil incident in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington. Wellington Police notes for Friday, Oct. 11 to Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013: Friday, October 11, 2013•8:10 a.m. Cari C. Martin, 29, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with dog at large.•8:49 a.m. Officers took a report of a suicide attempt of a known subject in the 800 block E. 7th, Wellington.•10:02 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of an electric meter in the 600 block E. 4th, Wellington.•2:04 p.m. Craig R. Boatright, 54, Wellington was arrested and charged with battery.•On October 7, 2013 at 2:29 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card of a known suspect in the 1600 block W. 16th, Wellington.•3:26 p.m. Officers took a report of found wallet in the 500 block N. Washington, Wellington.•4:25 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 700 block S. Fair, Wellington.•5:23 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary of medication in the 200 block N. F, Wellington.•On October 10, at 5:40 p.m. June L. Hearlson, 83, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with three dogs at large.•6:30 p.m. Officers investigated a known suspect making a false information in the 200 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•7 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block W. Botkin, Wellington.•10:35 p.m. Officers investigated possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 800 block W. Hillside by a known suspect from Wellington.last_img read more

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Freddie Kissoon is “politically nasty”

first_imgDear Editor,I pen this letter in response to Frederick Kissoon’s column that was published in Kaieteur News on Friday, July 13, 2018, captioned, “One of the deadly sins of this country”. Subsequent to its publication, I spent some time contemplating whether I should reply or ignore Kissoon, given his unrepentant attitude on the false and malicious accusations he made against me, which resulted in me having to sue him some years ago.In his column, Kissoon decried what he sees as civil society officials and politicians objecting to, and being subjected to, public criticisms, and the many times he was sued for libel. He named me and other persons as being guilty of what he described as “One of the deadly sins of this country”.While I don’t intend to challenge Kissoon on his thesis of what constitute “deadly sins” in Guyana, I will not allow him to get away with his self-serving, self-righteous position when he claimed to be a victim of unwarranted lawsuit for libel.In my case, I took him to court not in pursuit of money or to silence his public criticism. Instead, I did so to give Kissoon the opportunity to produce, for the benefit of the nation, the evidence/information which he claimed to have obtained, which he said linked me to a secret meeting with gunmen in Buxton.Equally important is that what transpired at the time must be seen in the context of the deadly killing spree in the country, and the fact that Kissoon’s false accusation against me was contained in one of a series of articles which he was commissioned to do for the PPP for a price.Those articles were published in the state-owned Guyana Chronicle. This forced me to conclude that Kissoon had become a willing agent of the state, and was involved in a conspiracy to do me harm, politically and otherwise. It is only in Kissoon’s warped mind that his hostile and nasty attacks on me were not matters to be tested in a court of law.Kissoon has the habit, when it suits his purpose, to pretend that he doesn’t know right from wrong; and, as usual, he seeks to hide under deception, and opportunistically invokes generalisation in order to cover his nakedness. In this instance, he sought to give the impression that all libel suits against him were in the category of unwarranted acts, and were the actions of persons who disliked being criticised. As far as Kisson is concerned, none of those cases was justified outside his self-serving construct.It is public knowledge that he and I, over the years, have had numerous exchanges in the letter columns of the newspapers, and many of those polemics were not friendly. On every occasion that I was forced to engage Kissoon, it was as a result of his vile attacks on me for something I had written, or that he claimed I had done. None of those matters, except for the one mentioned above, ever reached the courts.I submit here that Kissoon at times behaves like the proverbial “school bully”, who picks a fight but doesn’t want to feel the pain from the encounter.My position has been, and continues to be, that political activists, including me, must be subjected to public criticisms. I have, on many occasions in the past, publicly defended citizens’ right to freedom of expression, whether or not I agreed with their position. I have also defended my detractors’ right to criticise me; my only concern is that, after they have done so, my right to respond to them is upheld. The record will show that I stand firmly by this conviction.I, however, believe that in public polemics, there must be limits. Very often, Freddie Kissoon, more than any other writer/commentator in Guyana, crosses the “line” and deliberately commits libel.It is my strongly held belief — and I therefore submit that, in my case, he has been, and continues to be, politically nasty, and in the process has set out to have me jailed or killed. In Kissoon’s crooked politics, that is fair game once he is the offender, but when he becomes the victim, he shouts and screams.Yours sincerely,Tacuma Ogunseyelast_img read more

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