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.

 

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Shelle Knows: Kobe Byant Comments About Trayvon Martin

Kobe-Bryant-30000-Points-e1354826718678So, in Kobe’s past interview with the New Yorker’s Ben McGrath he discussed how the Miami Heat collectively taking Trayvon Martin’s side in the George Zimmerman case represented a reflexive racial reaction. The team posed for a provocative picture in hoodies in homage to the slain Florida teenager two years ago.

“I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American,” Bryant told the magazine. “That argument doesn’t make any sense to me. So we want to advance as a society and a culture, but, say, if something happens to an African-American we immediately come to his defense? Yet you want to talk about how far we’ve progressed as a society? Well… then don’t jump to somebody’s defense just because they’re African-American. You sit and you listen to the facts just like you would in any other situation, right? So I won’t assert myself.”

miami-heat-trayvon-martin-hoodiesKobe has been known to make absurd comments on different situation whether they are about race, sports, or humanity.  As a profound “Kobe Lover” I have to say that even this turned me off. As I read his statement about not jumping to support Trayvon because he is black I was taken back but then kind of understood. Kobe is right that as a society we should always pay attention to the facts and not the race when dealing with situations such as Trayvon Martin’s.  He stated correctly that we as a society need to pay attention to the facts as to what happened that night and then take a stand based upon the facts that were put out there.

Where I disagree with Kobe is the insensitivity that he displayed in the interview.  First to knock the stand that Miami heat took for Trayvon Martin was not in good taste.  I understand that Kobe may not agree with the stand and he is entitled to his own opinion whether we like it or not but he should have not smugged the Heat for what they decided to do for Trayvon.

I would have also thought that some compassion would have been shown for a young black male after hearing the FACTS. As we know Kobe grew up in Italy before playing high school basketball in Philadelphia.  I can not comment on how it is for a young black male to be raised in Italy but here in America it is a daily fight to stay alive. 

Black males are seen to be scary criminals when coming in contact with other races.  They see black men as being intimidating and up to no good.  So if Kobe was in Martin’s place im sure the outcome would be no different. They fail to see black men as individuals and more so as a feared race.  Regardless, killing black men based upon yourself feeling threatened is not right. 

If you feel threatened then walk to other way. 

Trayvon did not come after Zimmerman.

 Zimmerman came looking for Trayvon. 

Kobe should have a little more compassion and respect for his race and for the Martin family when giving such a opinionated interview. 

After the fact Kobe Bryan did come back and say Trayvon Martin was WRONGED but I feel as if he should have made that clear in the interview.

 

Shelle Knows: Predictions & Secrets

2014-01-31 09.16.54Hello SK readers!

Yesterday I posted on my social sites for my followers to ask me any questions they had for me or about me. Either I am not that interesting to know about or I am not that “famous” in social media to be taken “seriously,” but you all left me no questions to answer. Just because you did not ask my anything does not mean I am not about to give you all something dope to read anyway! Pay attention as I’ll give you my thoughts on different topics and I will also share with you a small secret about myself!

Let’s start off with my thoughts on the 2014 SUPER BOWL game this Sunday, Feb 2nd.

Now is my favorite team (Pittsburgh Steelers) in the Super Bowl this year?

No, so why should I care right?

Oh but I do.

The media does such a good job with focusing in on one topic to headline for big games like the Super Bowl, that it makes you more interested in watching the game to see the outcome. This year I am excited to see the highlighted match up of Peyton Manning vs. Richard Sherman. Sherman called out Manning in an interview about his passing game and Manning responded by basically saying just watch.

Now questions begin to loom:

Will Manning throw in Sherman’s direction?

Will Richard Sherman make plays to prove he is the best corner in the league right now?

My thoughts, I will say YES to both of those questions. Both of those players will try to prove as to why they are in the Super Bowl on Sunday and I think they will give us a great show.

My predictions? Denver wins…

Now let’s move on to the NBA world.

Right now the talk is about Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and Paul George.  If I was to choose a MVP for this year I would go with either Durant or George. These two players are young and focused on leading their teams this year.  James and Anthony have been putting up points but have not been able to pick their team up as of now.  A lot can change as basketball season is only coming to the half way mark.

It is too early to call what team will be where at the end of the season but I do know that Durant and George are ready for the challenge.

Now it is time to get a little more personal.

Guys love to say how they want a girl who they can watch sports with.  Well that may be true, but I have never seen a guy pass up on a beautiful female who does not know a thing about sports though.

I think men want to be able to hang with their girlfriend or wife like they do with their friends and sports is usually a common ground.  They honestly want a female to be like the guys in female form.  They find it sexy to play video games, play sports, watch sports, and talk sports, while you in a nice pair of leggings and hair done looking all dolled up.

I guess I just described myself. So why am I single out here?

Something just is not right! (sarcasm)

Ok, so most of you THINK you know about me but there are a lot of things that you may not know. So here is a secret about me that I will share with you. I have never been in a real relationship. Yes, I have had guy friends and have been in these so-called “situationships” but I have never been in a real relationship! Go figure right?

That’s all that I will drown you with today.

Check back and learn more about what “Shelle Knows”

 

 

 

 

Shelle Knows: 13 Year Old Boy Dies And His Wish Is To Be On ESPN

Eddie Bugg's

Eddie Bugg’s

Pittsburgh Native Eddie Bugg’s died last month from spinal cancer.  Bugg’s was a 13-year-old high-spirited cancer fighter who loved the game of football along with other sports as well.  After battling cancer at a young age, Bugg’s was in remission before the family found out the cancer spread to his spinal cord in November.  Eddie Bugg’s continued to fight his battle until he passed away December 28, 2013.

Bugg’s was described as having a big smile, big heart, courageous, highly motivated and he was said to have a lot of passion for the game of football.

He did more things in a short time span than most people do their whole life,” said Eddie’s father Michael Knight, “Never would showboat, never would talk smack. He just played.”

This story was brought to my attention by a friend whose younger son was friends with Eddie before he moved from Pittsburgh.

Bugg's wearing the #20 with fellow teamates

Bugg’s wearing the #20 with fellow teammates

Before he passed away Bugg’s always dreamed of being on ESPN.

A fan page was created on Facebook to help create awareness to have Eddie Bugg’s on ESPN.

Also, on twitter you can use the hash tag #GetEddieOnESPN #GetEddieOnSportsCenter #TeamEddieBuggs

I am asking you to please share this story with you friends and family across social media and help this young boy’s dream come true.

Please watch the video below!

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Shelle Knows: What’s Happening In Pittsburgh

Hey everyone!

Welcome to the new year as Shelle Knows continues to keep you updated on the events and news that is happening in the city of Pittsburgh!

THIS WEEK IN PITTSBURGH….

Pittsburgh Hockey Expo
Come celebrate the history of hockey in Pittsburgh New and Game Used Equipment Sale Olli …
01/04 Saturday 10:00 am to  5:00 pm

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Game Night – Love Attack Theatre Style
Join Attack Theatre on February 7th and May 16th at their Strip District headquarters …
01/07 Tuesday 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Attack Theatre , Pittsburgh PA

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Kick-Off Training Run
Jump start your training for the Pittsburgh Marathon with a training run hosted by …
01/04 Saturday 8:00 am

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Fordham Rams at Duquesne Dukes Basketball
01/08 Wednesday 7:00 pm
A.J. Palumbo Center , Pittsburgh PA
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01/03 Friday 11:00 am (repeats 113 times)
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Women’s Basketball:Penn State-Altoona at Carnegie Mellon
Women’s Basketball Penn State-Altoona at Carnegie Mellon
01/04 Saturday 2:00 pm

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Shelle Knows: A Message To My Readers

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM SHELLE KNOWS

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM SHELLE KNOWS

Hello Shelle Knows Readers!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and is looking forward to a Happy New Years. Earlier this year I created this sports blog to reach out to my sports lovers and share my thoughts views and opinions on what happens in the sports world.  This year has been great as I have gotten incredible exposure for the year to come.  I wanted to share a little inspiration with all of you for 2014.

This year might have been great for some and a struggle for others. Some of you might even feel stuck, feeling as if you are getting nowhere in life.  All that you may have worked towards and hoped to get by now, may not have happened for you.  Please do not be discouraged or disappointed in yourself. Just because we are transitioning into a new year does not mean your time is up!

Your hopes and dreams have no expiration date.

Look at Derrick Rose for example. He took off a whole year to make sure he recovered 100% from a knee injury he suffered in 2012 and sat out his 2012-2013 season.  Many wondered when he would return and he continued to rehab until he felt he was ready.  Once he did return for his 2013-2014 season everyone was anxious to see how he would play after waiting so long to return.

After a couple of weeks into the season he suffered another knee injury. Talk about feeling defeated and disappointing.  After taking his time and working out to build up his strength to play this season he encountered the same injury that had him out last season.  As bad as he would probably would want to give up and throw in the towel the passion of playing basketball is what keeps him coming back.

Same with Kobe Bryant. His main goal is to win one more championship in the NBA before he retires but his age and injuries are hindering himself from doing just that. Kobe suffered a torn Achilles at the end of the 2012- 2013 season, leaving him to try to rehab quickly in order play his 2013-2014 season.  Kobe returned early December playing his first game against the Toronto Raptures.  He knew that he could not sit a whole season out because he is not getting any younger and he is becoming more prone to injuries. While playing in his 7th  game of the season, Kobe suffered a fracture knee injury and has to sit out for 6 weeks to heal.

Kobe did an interview after both injuries and you heard the frustration in his voice as to how you work so hard for something and there is always a road block in the way.

Well a road block does not mean to stop right there , it just means you may have to take a small detour to get to your destination.

Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose are just a few examples of how many people get knocked down but there love and passion for the game keeps them going.

Just because it is a new year does not mean you can not still go after them same goals you set. Continue to strive for what you want in life and if you are not sure of what that is, then keep trying different things until you find what works for you.

Be in charge of your own success! Turn that disappointment and frustration into MOTIVATION!

Thank You for a wonderful year and I will continue to write, inspire, entertain and take my blog to the next level!

HAPPY NEW YEARS!

Love, Shelle Knows

 

Shelle Knows: Ed Reed Signs To The Jets

Jets sign Ed Reed

Jets sign Ed Reed

A couple of days ago Ed Reed was released from the Houston Texans after Reed delivered the harsh comments about the team. Once the Texans released Reed on Tuesday it became questionable as to if Reed would play in the NFL again but the Jets proved that to be wrong.

After Ed Reed was released by the Houston Texans, it did not take long at all for the New York Jets to fly in and pick the pro bowler up.

Safety Ed Reed and the New York Jets reached an agreement Thursday on a contract after waivers were cleared Wednesday afternoon. Reed will rejoin with Rex Ryan as he once played for the Jets coach when Rex was the defensive coordinator with the Baltimore Ravens from 2002-2008.

Ryan once called Reed “the best safety that’s ever played.”

The Jets announced that Reed will practice with the team on Thursday. Reed should fit right in as he is familiar with Ryan’s system and will be reunited with a former Raven Dawan Landry.

It has been reported that Reed will be available for the Jets’ game Sunday against the Bills. The Jets also will play the Ravens the following week.

Reed receives another chance to live up to his name as being one of the best safety’s in the league.