Shelle Knows: D Wade and Now Mrs.Gabrielle Union-Wade

Mr and Mrs. Wade

Over the weekend Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade tied the knot in a beautiful location that even the guest were surprised to arrive at. Saturday Aug 30, 2014, Union and Wade were married at the stunning Chateau Artisan castle in a black-and-white themed affair. The men guest wore black tuxedo’s with a gifted bow tie by wade and the ladies wore white gowns. Union also wore a white gown in which was designed by Dennis Basso gown from Kleinfeld Bridal.

Many of the details for the big day were decided by the groom, Union revealed to Ellen DeGeneres this past February.

“Secretly this is his princess moment,” she joked of her love’s wedding planning joy. “He has waited for this for a long time. He’s been hoarding bridal magazines. He’s very ready… Every aspect — aspects I didn’t even know went into wedding planning — he is on. To have a centerpiece or not have a centerpiece? He has very strong opinions. No centerpieces. Who cares? He does!”

Wade Family

Carmelo and Lala Anthony

We do know that John Legend sang at the wedding with his signature melody “All of Me.” There were not may pictures released from the wedding as the bride and groom made sure of and revealed a couple of pictures of their own. There were a lot of high-profile guest like athletes , colleagues, artist, actresses and actors.

This is the second marriage for Wade, who was previously married to his high school sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches from 2002 to 2007. It is also Union’s second marriage, as she was wed to NFL player Chris Howard from 2001 to 2005.

It is so nice to see black love come together no matter the break up, hard trials or busy schedule. Love in this case trumps everything and I wish them many years of love.


Shelle Knows: Calling all Athletes and Parents of Athletes

Hello Shelle Knows Supporters,

I want to start highlighting different athletes and promote/celebrate their talents. As some may know “Shelle Knows” is my blog that contains everything about sports. With that being said I would like to showcase your talents and give you an opportunity to have a broader audience see your skills. Every week I will choose different athletes to promote and post on my site. All you have to do is send me a clip of your highlight tape or pictures and a mini bio about yourself. Parents you can do this for your child as well. The highlight tape has to be a link that can be sent via email and the mini bio will include the sport, athletes name, school, height, weight, city/state, a picture and position they play, (you can include average stats as well). All ages, genders and sports are welcomed!

To submit, email me at with the subject “Shelle Knows Athletes.”

Shelle Knows: Who’s To Blame For Steelers Loss

Blount and Bell

Thursday night the Steelers took the field against the Eagles in Philadelphia and gave a below standard performance. The Eagles beat the Steelers 31-21 in the third preseason game. This loss comes right after two Steelers running back were charged with possession of marijuana the day before.

According to police, an officer found a 20-gram bag of marijuana Wednesday afternoon in a car driven by Bell, with Blount and a woman riding as passengers. Bell is to be cited for driving under the influence of marijuana and all three are to be cited for marijuana possession, according to police, with official notification of the misdemeanor charges expected to come by mail.

Bell and Blount did apologize for their actions as it caused a huge distraction away from the actual Thursday night game.

“I’m sorry for the distraction that I caused my team,” said Blount, who led the Steelers with 32 rushing yards on seven carries. “I just want to apologize to my team and my coach and my organization for causing that distraction.”

Bell and Blount stretching before Thursday night’s game

Tomlin opened himself up to criticism by playing Bell and Blount in the final preseason game in which the regulars see extended duty. The eighth-year coach, however, didn’t give serious consideration to not playing Bell and Blount.

“I didn’t view it as punishment to send them home, to not play in this preseason game,” Tomlin said. “I’d rather play them more than anticipated than to remove them from the game, so that’s why we took the stance we took tonight. Obviously we’ve got some things to do regarding the matter moving forward but not a lot to say at this point and time.”

Of course the NFL will investigate the charges and each player can be suspended 1-4 regular season games. Then it is up to the Steelers organization to what actions they will take after that punishment as well.

Coach Tomlin did not blame the distraction of the two players on their poor performance.

“We’re not gonna make an excuse for that performance. We’re gonna own that. What happened [Wednesday] or whatever had nothing to do with how we performed tonight.”

Watching the past three preseason games did not give me as a Steelers fan hope for a winning season. Hopefully they will work out the kinks but judging from the previous games they need more talent on the roster.

Shelle Knows: Steelers Running Backs Charge With Possession Of Marijuana

LeGarrette Blount

LeGarrette Blount and Le’Veon Bell

Let’s all imagine we are a Steelers player who is active on the roster making millions of dollars. Would you decide to take the risk to smoke marijuana two hours before you had to catch a flight to your job?

Well I guess two of the Steelers running backs did not see the harm in that until they got caught. Yes, two hours before the two running backs, Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were to board the flight to Philadelphia, they were pulled over because the officer smelled weed coming from the car. Both were arrested for possession but Bell was also charge with a DUI. There was a female companion in the car as well but no one really cares what happened to her because she isn’t a multi-millionaire who plays for the Steelers.

So moving on.

Since Bell was charged with a DUI as well he missed the chartered flight to Philadelphia and provided his own transportation to Philadelphia.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin met with the players Thursday morning as he decided how to proceed, and a source says that it will be “business as usual” for Bell and Blount because the Steelers have a lot to work on offensively.

We could go back and forth and argue it is just weed but let’s not forget that the substance is still illegal. Remember, the Steelers traded Santonio Holmes who caught the Super Bowl winning touchdown because of marijuana found in his system. So, I am sure Bell and Blount are scared for what may happen to them even though no actions have been taken as of now. The choice to either smoke an illegal substance or risk losing your job is not a hard decision no matter how much you make.

The choice is yours fellas.


Shelle Knows: Browns Chooses QB

Browns have picked Brian Hoyer to start as the Quarterback for the 2014 NFL season.  The Cleveland Browns chose Hoyer over Johnny Manziel based up leadership skills and readiness. I am sure that Manziel poor performance and lack of good judgment helped the coaching staff make this decision a little easier.  Browns announced their selection via twitter as seen below.

View image on Twitter

BREAKING: Brian Hoyer to lead Browns, named starting quarterback.

Shelle Knows: Johnny Manziel Of The Cleveland Browns Flips The Bird To Redskins Sideline

Johnny Manziel Flips Off Redskin Bench

As we are in the midst of the NFL preseason with only a couple of weeks left till regular season starts, the Browns and Redskins took the field. During the off-season the Browns made a couple great moves and drafting key players like Jonny Manziel as quarterback to help the team have a winning season.

Manziel did not and has not lived up to the expectations of many fans as of yet in this preseason. He is competing for the starting position against Brian Hoyer. On a second-and-7 play, Manziel dropped back, rolled left to escape the rush and threw across his body just before reaching the sidelines. The pass to Jonathan Krause was incomplete.

With 2:28 left in the third quarter, Manziel jogged back towards the bench and he seemed to have heard some things from the Redskins bench that did not sit well with him. Manziel then extended his middle finger over his right shoulder toward the bench. Of course this gesture was caught on camera because it was a Monday night football game where every camera is already watching Manziel’s moves. Manziel said he had “words exchanged” with the Redskins and that he should have been smarter.

Manziel had struggled throughout the game going 5-for-13 for 49 yards and one sack before the gesture.

When asked about his actions in the post game interview he said,

“I felt like I did a good job of holding my composure throughout the night, and you have a lapse of judgment and slip up.”

The Brown coach, Mike Pettine was informed of the gesture after the game and was not very pleased.

“That’s a big part of all football players, especially the quarterback, that we have to keep our composure,” Pettine said. “So that’s something that we’ll obviously address with him.”

Manziel was not penalized, but the NFL no doubt will review the tape, and Manziel will be subject to an $11,025 fine. He can appeal his first fine, and it can be limited to 25 percent of a weekly check of close to $6,200.

For a player who is working to become a starter and a leader, this is not the right way to show your coach you are ready. Manziel needs to understand that what was tolerated in college will not be over looked in the professional league. When the decision comes to choose a starter I am sure this action will play a big role as if he is ready to become the Browns leader.

Be smarter Jonny Football.

Information from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter was used in this report.


Shelle Knows: Football Season Is Back!

Well hello Shelle Knows readers. I know I know it has been a while since I have written some bold opinion to go along with the sports news that has been swirling around. The drought is now over as football season is starting this weekend as we enter into training camp!

I want to interact with the readers more so I will do less writing and more reading of what your opinions are this season. Sounds fun right? Well it will be as long as you all participate! I know I will have the Steeler fans participate but I also want to hear what the other NFL team fans have to say about their team this year.

So here is your opportunity to voice your opinions, expectations and assumptions of how the season will go for your team. Leave your comment below and we can have a full out discussion on you all see this season unfolding.