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Another Student Athlete Faces DWI Charges

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 17, 2015

DWI cases are serious matters, with serious punishments. Loss of driving privileges from a DWI can mean you are unable to get to work or school, and earn a living. In some instances, your employer may add a layer to the punishment being imposed by the Court, and this can make your daily routine much more difficult. For athletes, it is not uncommon to be placed on suspension from your sports team when you receive a DWI. All of these consequences are severe, and can be damaging to your future.  

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The Game Never Ends

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 17, 2015

When you hold a position that constantly puts you in the public eye, you may be destined to live the rest of your life in the spotlight even after your position as a public figure comes to an end. Consider politicians, such as the President of the United States. Most people would be hard pressed to think of a President that did not still make news, even after his term of office ended. The same is true of celebrities and athletes. Just because their time in the movies or professional sports comes to a close doesn’t mean once famous people are now free from paparazzi or from the journalist’s pen. 

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A Fallen NFL Hero Pays The Price

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 17, 2015

Being charged with or convicted of a crime has serious consequences. When you get a DWI you don’t just get ticketed and fined, you also incur court costs and fees associated with interlock devices, as well as facing dramatic insurance rate increases. It is also possible that your employer either punishes you or terminates your employment. These consequences have a drastic impact on your livelihood and future. This is true even in the case of public figures, athletes and celebrities.  

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Will NFL Be Taxes For Abuse Problems?

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 17, 2015

Earlier this year the IRS was at the center of a scandal revolving around applications for tax exempt status by various organizations. The gist of the so called “email scandal” was that a high ranking IRS official denied conservative groups tax exempt status to further a political agenda. The scandal was that the emails containing evidence of the denials had been “lost”, returned to cyberspace never to be seen again. Now, another organization may soon be involved in the fight for tax exempt status, and the backdrop against which the story is set may startle you.  

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The Truth Shall Set You Free

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 17, 2015

 

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Sports Program Wrongfully Under Fire

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 17, 2015

Athletes and celebrities seem to be popular targets for criminal investigation or activity. It also seems the very programs that raise tomorrow’s stars are always under attack. With allegations of domestic violence running rampant in the NFL, and athletes from all disciplines being arrested for DWI/DUI (think Michael Phelps), it isn’t really shocking to see a report on a popular college football program. But, was the report accurate?  

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Another Celebrity Faces Criminal Charges

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 16, 2015

Celebrities are no strangers to being in the spotlight, and sometimes it’s not always for the right reasons. It isn’t hard to find a story about a celebrity arrest, and the types of crimes are as various as are the celebrity. We’ve seen arrests from the likes of Lindsay Lohan all the way to Mel Gibson. Celebrities of all ages and profession seem unable to stay out of trouble. A recent arrest was made in the case of a famous rapper.   

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Another Athlete Faces DWI

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 16, 2015

 
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Child Star Gets Probation for DUI

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 16, 2015
Arguably one of the most popular child stars of all time, David Cassidy, seems to repeatedly face criminal charges.  
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