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BLANK ISSUES STATEMENT ON NFL G-4 STADIUM FINANCING APPROVAL

In MAGAZINE on May 21, 2013 at 8:50 pm

In a vote Tuesday by NFL team owners, the Atlanta Falcons were approved for $200 million in NFL G-4 stadium financing for construction of a new multi-purpose stadium in Atlanta. Falcons Owner and Chairman Arthur Blank issued a statement after the vote.

“Today’s approval by the NFL team owners is an important milestone in moving the new stadium project forward.  The consideration of G-4 financing for new stadiums requires thoughtful analysis on the part of the NFL Finance and Stadium Committees, including compliance requirements that protect the best interests of all owners and the league.
 
“The NFL has supported new stadium construction through various means for decades.  Our club owners understand that investments such as G-4 financing are important to the long-term strength of the league, and we thank them for their support.
 
“We are pleased with the outcome of today’s vote, and we look forward to continued progress in designing and constructing the new multi-purpose stadium over the next four years.  We, along with our City of Atlanta and State of Georgia partners, are excited to participate in a project that will benefit the city and state for many years to come.”
 
Congrats to the entire Atlanta Falcons Staff for getting the job done, now lets just win some games!!

Via nfl.com

Chiefs sign Dunta Robinson to 3 year deal

In MAGAZINE on March 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm

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It’s still unclear what sort of free agency chatter we’re going to be subject to this weekend, but we can offer you this: TheKansas City Chiefs have landed a cornerback.

NFL.com’s Albert Breer reports that Dunta Robinson has reached an agreement with the Chiefs on a three-year deal, according to a source close to the player. The former Atlanta Falcons defensive back was released by the Falcons earlier this month in a cap-saving move that slashed $9 million off the books. The Falcons also got rid of a largely disappointing performer.

Robinson — cut three years into the six-year, $57 million deal he signed in 2010 — struggled in coverage last season and figures as more of a nickel defender for the Chiefs. He remains consistent against the run and could be worked into the mix at safety.

Robinson turns 31 in April, but the Chiefs, at least, have landed a relatively durable player. He started 46 of a possible 48 games for the Falcons after making 79 starts for the Houston Texans during his six-year run in Houston.

Andy Reid likes importing veteran players, and we’ve already seen that happen at quarterback. The Chiefs, for all their warts, have some talent on defense. Robinson isn’t going to save the day, but he’s part of the plan for a new regime in Kansas City working aggressively to rethink the roster on both sides of the ball.

Atlanta Falcon Dunta Robinson accepted at the University Of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School

In Events, MAGAZINE on February 14, 2013 at 7:26 pm

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Atlanta Falcon CornerBack Dunta Robinson has been accepted into the NFL Business Management & Entrepreneurial Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School: Transitioning for Success & Exploring Real Estate Investments. The Wharton program is designed to support NFL players in making preparations for life after football by providing the fundamentals for success in business and teaching players ways to build a solid financial foundation for long-term stability.

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Birdman Giving Away Free Money!!!!

In Uncategorized on January 26, 2012 at 5:26 pm

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The opening sentence on the bio page of Birdman’s official website reads: “With all of his elaborate possessions – from jewels to cars and homes; his cash money making ventures- from music to videogames to shoes and clothing; Bryan ‘Birdman aka Baby’ Williams is poised to continue shining in everything he does.”

He once told Forbes magazine he tries to wear $1 million worth of orthodontics and jewelry every day.

He keeps at least that much cash under his mattress.

So, no, it’s not surprising that Birdman wants to wager $5 million on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.

The hip-hop artist revealed on Twitter this week that he plans to bet that figure on Tom Brady and the Pats to win next Sunday against the New York Giants. The message was both semi-incoherent, semi-profane and written with capitalization rules normally found in ransom notes, so we won’t link to it here. Roughly translated, it says: “I like New England because BenJarvus Green-Ellis is my nephew. I plan on wagering $5 million on the game to anyone who wants the action.”

Birdman told Billboard earlier this month that Green-Ellis is his brother’s son and I’m going to take him at his word because he has face tattoos. Still, having family on the team seems like a bad reason to wager 5 percent of your net wealth on the outcome of a game. Somebody is Rex Grossman’s uncle too, you know?

The rapper earned $15 million in 2011 according to Forbes and has been known to talk about his gambling exploits. He says he lost $2 million on a Miami Heat bet last year, but won $1 million on the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl. Birdman has his sights on bigger wagers in the future. He vowed to bet $10 million on Floyd Mayweather whenever he fights Manny Pacquiao.

Tweet the photos of your betting slips or it never happened, Birdman.

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