Colin Kaepernick has been one of the most fascinating and polarizing athletes of the decade thanks to his peaceful protest on NFL sidelines. Back in 2016, Kaepernick made waves as he began to kneel during the National Anthem as a way to show support for those being discriminated against in the country. Fans and politicians immediately took issue with Kaepernick's actions and eventually, he found himself without a job in the NFL.
For the last two years, Kaepernick has been working hard on his physique in order to maintain the shape necessary to play in the league. Despite this, no team has come knocking and now, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback is going to great lengths to change that. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Kaepernick will be holding his own private workout and every NFL team is invited.
What's particularly interesting about this workout is that the NFL set this up for him. Of course, Kaepernick won a settlement with the NFL and some believe he was blackballed. It seems as though this is an effort for the league to change the narrative surrounding their alleged involvement in his unemployment.
Considering the league just signed a deal with Jay Z, perhaps this is all his doing. Jay Z has shown support for Kaepernick in the past so it's very well possible.
Megan Thee Stallion Threatens To Sue Make Up Artist Over NDA
Megan and her makeup artist aren’t on the best of terms.
Considering Megan Thee Stallion’s rise to fame within the last year it was only a matter of time before a lawsuit came her way and according to TMZ she’s encountered one with her make up artist that’s been brewing for some time. We previously posted about Megan’s social media commentary with Akil McCoy who called her out for not crediting him for his work on her face after she told Vogue she did her own makeup.
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“No you filled in your eyebrows and put on your lighter Mac powder when I was done,” Akila wrote. “This is not a makeup war I always do your makeup and never get credited.”
TMZ now details how the “Cash Shit” rapper is threatening to sue Akil if he doesn’t remain mute on their business happenings on social media. Megan’s lawyer, Dina LaPolt, has sent a cease and desist to Akil claiming he’s violating his non-disclosure agreement with Megan. The rapper and her team are asking that Akil delete his comments on her Instagram and stop discussing their professional relationship, even if it’s positive.
“Whoa. First of all if you was really ‘hurt’ you could’ve text me this. Second you right it ain’t a war bc we all kno I do my makeup and you touch it up or I let you start it and I finish it,” Megan wrote in response to Akil.
CDC Finally Discovers & Names The Ingredient Causing Vaping Deaths
The first reports linking vitamin E acetate to vaping illnesses came out around September, when public paranoia about vaping first began climbing rapidly. It was at the same time linked more closely to bootleg cannabis cartridges rather than the popular Juul device. Later that month, the CDC put out a report officially confirming the tainted cartridges as the primary cause of lung illness in the majority of individuals. 86 percent of patients with lung ailments say that they have vaped THC.
Now, vitamin E acetate has been upgraded from a possible link to a “very strong culprit,” health officials reported on Friday. However, they were explicit in not calling it the be all, end all cause of such illnesses.
“For the first time, we have detected a potential toxin of concern, vitamin E acetate, from biological samples from patients,” with lung damage linked to vaping, Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the C.D.C., said at a news briefing. The samples, she said, “provided evidence of vitamin E acetate at the primary site of injury in the lungs.”
Findings were based on samples taken from the lungs of 29 patients who had the lung disease, including two who died. The 29 patients came from 10 states scattered around the country, so the findings are considered broadly applicable and unlikely to have resulted from a single vaping product or supplier, Dr. Schuchat said. None of the 29 patients tested positive for plant oils, petroleum distillates like mineral oil, and other potentially harmful substances. Nicotine, however, has not been entirely absolved of culpability.
Vitamin E acetate is described as a sticky, honey-like substance that clings to lung tissue. How exactly it harms the lungs isn’t completely understood, but studies are being organized to help explain it.
Reports the New York Times, “The patients who became ill were more likely to vape only THC, and to use it frequently, more than five times a day. They were nine times as likely to buy THC from informal sources like dealers, friends or on the street, and eight times as likely to have used Dank Vapes, which the officials described as ‘a class of largely counterfeit THC-containing products,’ from unknown sources.”
NYT continues, “Because there is still uncertainty about what is causing the illness, the C.D.C. is continuing to urge people to avoid vaping anything, including e-cigarettes.”