Debunked Rumor: NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp was NOT arrested for prostitution on the weekend of The Super Bowl in Arizona. Instead, he was arrested for suspicion of soliciting prostitution – a big difference.
Many sports fans will recall that Sapp filed for bankruptcy in 2012. Although we don’t have the details on his financial status, he had been gainfully employed by the NFL Network since 2008. So the rumor that he was receiving money for sex to pay his debts appears to be totally false.
Sapp was also charged with two counts of assault after a disagreement with alleged escorts erupted in his hotel room.
As you know, we stick to the facts here, so we won’t speculate any further than to say we’re sure he’ll land on his feet
Confirmed Rumor: Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam had no idea that his rogue employees were conducting business in a way that defrauded customers of over $80 Million over period from 2006-2013.
Although some say Haslam was technically in charge of the company, he was totally oblivious to what was going on. While the scheme was openly discussed among countless employees, Haslam was ignorant about how his company operated. Many people that reported directly to Haslam were involved and ultimately separated from the company, but none ever uttered a word about the practice to Haslam. He was completely in the dark.
The employees of Flying J truck stops viewed their customers as being too unsophisticated to noticed they were being defrauded.
The company applauded itself for acting quickly to rectify the situation, after less than 7 years of fraud.
So here’s a lesson to other CEO’s out there: make sure you have no idea what is going on.
Plausible deniability. One of the keys to success in business.
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Debunked: Arnold Schwarzenegger was not kicked out of The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club for heckling tennis players and repeatedly calling the tournament “Wimpleton” instead of the correct “Wimbledon.”
We’re not exactly sure whether the Governor was even at the tournament. His Facebook account had a couple of posts related to US soccer and the World Cup, but no references to tennis or wimpiness.
Historically, the tennis officials have been known to throw a hissy fit when people mispronounce the name of the tournament, so if you ever go, do not call it Wimpleton or call competitors wimps