Former darts champion dropped from TV over abuse comments

The former darts world champion Eric Bristow has been sacked by Sky Sports after he tweeted comments about the football sexual abuse story on Monday night.”He was a contributor to our darts coverage in the past but we will not be using him in the future“, said a Sky spokesperson.Several former footballers have recently come forward in order to go public and raise awareness of alleged historical abuse in football, a step which has won praise from politicians, sport administrators and abuse charities.Newcastle United announce that they have cancelled a scheduled appearance by Eric Bristow in light of comments made regarding football abuse victims.Eric Bristow’s comments on Twitter included: “Glad I am a dart player proper men” and “dart players tough guys footballers wimps”.The offending tweets were deleted shortly before midday.Bristow is a pundit for Sky Sports in the United Kingdom, on their darts coverage. A Londoner, he rejoiced in his nickname “the Crafty Cockney”.A World Champion in 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985 and 1986, Bristow is one of the most famous people to ever play the game. However he did appear in the 2012 series ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’.A former champion darts player who was sacked from his job with Sky Sports for a series of slurs against gay people and sex abuse victims has lost a relationship with Newcastle United Football Club. He was also given a nine-year sentence for 23 offences against six boys in 1998.Bennell, who was convicted on three separate occasions for abusing youngsters, was reportedly taken to a hospital on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.The MasterChef host revealed he suffered a traumatic ordeal during his childhood and encouraged more conversation surrounding the subject in the wake of the footballers who came forward as sexual abuse victims. “That’s completely inappropriate and unacceptable today”, he added. Chairman Greg Clarke said it was the biggest crisis he could remember. “I think institutionally, all organisations in the old days used to protect themselves by keeping quiet and closing ranks”.

Chicago police fatally shoot man who fired at officers

This year’s tally does not include the three people shot dead by Chicago police over the holiday period. The victim was identified as an 18-year-old man who was sitting in a parked auto, police said, according to NBC Chicago.Also Tuesday morning Johnson said that knowledge of the previous fatal shooting in which a gun was not recovered did not influence his decision to strip the sergeant of his police powers so swiftly.”We conducted and completed a grid search during the overnight hours for ballistic evidence and the offender’s weapon and we were not able to locate a weapon as of yet”, Chicago Police Supt. The assailant fled on foot, according to police. On Friday, officers shot and killed 37-year-old Cleotha Mitchell after police witnessed him fatally shoot 35-year-old Jeffery Banks in the Homan Square neighborhood, according to police.Twenty-five minutes later, two men were shot in their auto by gunmen in another vehicle in the Homan Square neighborhood.At 3:38 p.m. Saturday, a 56-year-old man who was not identified was shot and killed in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood, said police.Four other people were gunned down over the weekend, the NBC report stated.CHICAGO (AP) _ Chicago police say they fatally shot a man who was suspected of shooting a pregnant woman during a domestic disturbance and an officer was injured during the response.Police say 33-year-old Richard Grimes shot his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach Sunday night in the 11th District. The officer opened fire in the 6500 block of South Marshfield, a few blocks from where the chase began, striking Raye multiple times.Poulos, assigned to the Englewood police district, had responded to a call of a battery in progress in the 1400 block of West 65th Street when the shooting took place after 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to police.Police say one officer had an injury consistent with a graze wound from a bullet and another officer suffered a leg injury and reported chest pains.Poulos was cleared of wrongdoing in the Rozelle shooting by both the Independent Police Review Authority and an internal investigation by the police department. She was taken to a hospital and listed in stable condition.The officer involved in the shooting has not yet been named, but officials confirmed the sergeant was involved in a similar case in 2013.