Stephen Jackson apologized Wednesday night for defending DeSean Jackson’s recent anti-Semitic posts, telling CNN’s Don Lemon that he used the “wrong words” and would never defend hate speech.Over the Fourth of July weekend, the Eagles wide receiver shared an anti-Semitic quote he attributed to Adolf Hitler and expressed admiration for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, whom the Anti-Defamation League has identified as an “extremist figure, railing against Jews, white people and the LGBT community.” DeSean has since deleted the social media posts and issued multiple apologies. View this post on Instagram MORE: NFL, Eagles release statements on DeSean Jackson’s postsIn a video posted to his Instagram page on Tuesday, Stephen claimed DeSean was “speaking the truth” and trying to educate others. Stephen, who has been a prominent voice in the fight for social justice after the death of his friend George Floyd, later deleted the video but appeared to respond to criticism he received with another post that said, in part, “Your races pain doesn’t hurt more than the next races pain.””I apologize for using the wrong words, as I first stated when I got on here,” Stephen told Lemon. “I could have changed my words, but there was nothing I said that I support any of that. There’s nothing that I said that I hate anybody. I apologize for my words and I could have switched up, but that’s the end of it.”I know I love everybody and that’s how I’ll always stand.”Former NBA player Stephen Jackson tells CNN’s @DonLemon it was never his intent to defend a series of anti-Semitic posts from Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson.“I apologize for using the wrong words.” https://t.co/eJPI3kglFL pic.twitter.com/DhnHkMOTO8— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) July 9, 2020Stephen argued that his initial comments were meant to draw parallels between DeSean and former Eagles wideout Riley Cooper, who remained a member of the team after shouting a racial slur at a Black security guard during a 2013 concert. “Maybe I could have been more clear on what I thought DeSean was correct about, but I didn’t feel the need to go into a conversation that me and him had about how they was treating him and Riley Cooper,” Stephen said. “I could have changed those words, but the people that know me, my Jewish friends that I talked to today, they know that the last thing I was spewing was to defend Hitler or any other post. “That’s why I didn’t speak on Hitler or even speak on his post. I spoke on exactly what I agreed with. … I don’t hate nobody.” Lemon brought up separate comments Stephen had made as part of an Instagram Live session about The Rothschilds, a Jewish banking dynasty, and the anti-Semitic trope that Jewish people run the world’s banks. Stephen said his words were taken out of context and part of a larger conversation about money.Person he’s on w: “The point is, you did not just say to me that Jews are not trying to divide the black community.”Jackson: “You know that for a fact? … You know who the Rothschilds are? They own all the banks.”Jackson then said, “I haven’t said one thing that’s untrue yet”— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) July 8, 2020The interview did not cover how Stephen felt about DeSean’s posts regarding Farrakhan.In addition to his appearance on CNN, Jackson issued an apology on Instagram, saying, “I take full responsibility. I stand for us all and will continue to.” GM World have a blessed day. Love for all who have love for all ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾✊🏼✊🏽✊ #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforbreonnataylor and so many more. I have no job im protecting. Apologized because I stand for all people and love all. #ivehadenough I won’t be silenced.A post shared by Stephen Jackson Sr. (@_stak5_) on Jul 9, 2020 at 3:57am PDT
MORE: Watch select Champions League games live on fuboTVAs for the game itself, the Blues need a miracle if they are to advance from Munich and into the quarterfinal round of the Champions League tournament. Bayern not only dominated Chelsea in the first leg of the Round of 16, but they have handled all Champions League competition with relative ease, sweeping Group B and exiting the group stage with the best goal differential (+19) in the competition.Below is all you need to know to watch Saturday’s second leg of Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea in the Champions League Round of 16, plus a complete TV schedule for the rest of the tournament.Champions League live stream for Bayern Munich vs. ChelseaCBS was supposed to take over the exclusive English language rights for Champions League matches starting in 2021, but it did so ahead of schedule after Turner Sports prematurely ended its deal in June. So CBS is now the home for Champions League action in the United States, but it will show only three of the 11 remaining matches this season on TV.As for the rest, including Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea in the Round of 16 second leg, all Champions League matches are available live on CBS All Access, which is the network’s online streaming service.CBS All Access starts at $5.99 a month, but it is offering a one-month free trial promotion for new subscribers through mid-August. Users can cancel subscriptions at any time.Below are the devices on which CBS All Access can be streamed:AndroidiPhoneiPadApple TVGoogle ChromecastAmazon FireTVLGPlayStation 4Xbox OneRokuSamsungVisioXfinityChampions League TV channel for Bayern Munich vs. ChelseaBayern Munich vs. Chelsea is not on TV in the U.S., as CBS is pushing its live streaming service, CBS All Access, and showing only a few games on TV via CBS Sports Network.CBS Sports Network is showing Barcelona vs. Napoli at the same time Saturday as Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea simply because two Champions League games are being played simultaneously. CBS did the same for yesterday’s Juventus vs. Lyon and Manchester City vs. Real Madrid matches.The only standalone Champions League match that will be shown live on TV is the Champions League Final on Aug. 26. It is scheduled to air live on CBS Sports Network at 3 p.m. ET.Champions League TV scheduleThe coronavirus shut down live sports on the same day (March 11) that Paris Saint-Germain beat Dortmund and Atlético Madrid topped Liverpool to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals. That left four Round of 16 games left on the schedule. The Champions League recently determined all four remaining Round of 16 matches could play out at their originally scheduled locations before the tournament heads to Lisbon, Portugal, the neutral site for all semifinal and quarterfinal matches as well as the Final.”It’s a phenomenal format for us in the U.S. to do it this way,” ViacomCBS chief digital officer Marc DeBevoise told The Associated Press. “A single elimination tournament is something these audiences fully understand. Obviously, there are big soccer fans but March Madness having been effectively canceled, I think people are hungry for things like this.”All Champions League matches are scheduled to start at 3 p.m. ET. Below is the complete Champions League schedule from what’s left of the Round of 16 through the Final at the end of the month.Friday, Aug. 7Round of 16 second legMatchTimeTV channelLive streamJuventus vs. Lyon (1st leg: 0-1)3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessManchester City vs. Real Madrid (1st leg: 2-1)3 p.m. ETCBS Sports NetworkCBS All Access/fuboTVSaturday, Aug. 8Round of 16 second legMatchTimeTV channelLive streamBayern vs. Chelsea (1st leg: 3-0)3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessBarcelona vs. Napoli (1st leg: 1-1)3 p.m. ETCBS Sports NetworkCBS All Access/fuboTVWednesday, Aug. 12Quarterfinals (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamAtalanta vs. Paris3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessThursday., Aug. 13Quarterfinals (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamLeipzig vs. Atlético3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessFriday, Aug. 14Quarterfinals (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamNapoli/Barcelona vs. Chelsea/Bayern3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessSaturday, Aug. 15Quarterfinals (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamReal Madrid/Man. City vs. Lyon/Juventus3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessTuesday, Aug. 18Semifinals (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamAtalanta/Paris vs. Leipzig/Atlético3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessWednesday, Aug. 19Semifinals (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamNapoli/Barcelona/Chelsea/Bayern vs. Real Madrid/Man. City/Lyon/Juventus3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessSunday, Aug. 23Champions League Final (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamTBD vs. TBD3 p.m. ETCBS Sports NetworkCBS All Access/fuboTV The second leg of Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 is finally here after a delay of almost six months amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But in the United States, the match will be shown by a different network than the one that broadcast the first leg back in February.When Bayern beat Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge so many months ago, Turner Sports was the exclusive English language provider of Champions League action in the U.S. Now CBS has the rights, and because the network is pushing its live streaming service CBS All Access, Saturday’s second leg is not on TV in the U.S.
We have released RB Derrius Guice pic.twitter.com/L3mOP8GCIX— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 7, 2020Guice, 23, is facing one felony count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery and a count of destruction of property, The Washington Post reported. He turned himself in to police in Loudoun County, Va., late Friday afternoon and was later released on a $10,000 bond.MORE: Team name change may take 18 months, Ron Rivera says The Washington Football Team on Friday released running back Derrius Guice after his arrest in Virginia on suspicion of domestic violence.The team announced the move on its Twitter feed. It said it learned Thursday of a potential “incident” involving Guice and then found out Friday that charges were being brought. Police in Virginia and Maryland investigated allegations Guice committed assaults on three separate occasions at his home in Ashburn, Va.: on Feb. 14, March 13 and April 17. Guice’s accuser lives in Maryland and went to Montgomery County police in that state in late July with the claims, the Post reported.Guice played in just five games for Washington, all of them last year, after the team drafted him in the second round out of LSU in 2018. Multiple knee injuries kept him off the field.Washington’s rapid response to Guice’s arrest comes less than a month after the Post published allegations by 15 female former team employees and two female reporters of sexual harassment by multiple team officials over a period of years.
JOHNSTON — State Auditor Rob Sand is planning what he describes as a more thorough review of how private companies are running the state’s Medicaid program, but he is not predicting when that review may be completed.Republican State Auditor Mary Mosiman released her staff’s review of Medicaid in late November — concluding the state will save $126 million this year because of the shift to privately managed care of Medicaid patients. Sand defeated Mosiman’s bid for reelection and Sand took over as state auditor last week.“The only thing that they looked at was: ‘Might we be saving money?’” Sand says. “But they didn’t look at the services getting provided or the quality of the services getting provided, much less the quantity.”Sand suggests Medicaid patients and Iowa taxpayers need to know more than just the price of Medicaid coverage.“It’d be a little bit like me telling my wife: “Hey, I saved a lot of money. This truck I bought was really cheap,’ but she says: ‘How many miles are on it?’ and I say: ‘I don’t know yet ‘ And she says: ‘Does the engine work?’ And I say: ‘I don’t know about that either.’ You can’t just look at the price tag,” Sand says. “You have to look at what you’re getting in exchange and we haven’t looked at that.”Sand and other Democrats criticized Mosiman for failing to release her review Medicaid privatization before the General Election. Sand, who took office last Wednesday, isn’t providing a target date for the release of this broader review of Iowa’s Medicaid program.“It’d be irresponsible for me at this point to speculate about that,” Sand says.Sand made his comments during a weekend appearance on Iowa Public Television’s “Iowa Press” program.
MASON CITY — Mason City police say the investigation continues into shots being fired during an incident on the city’s north side on Tuesday night.Police were called to the area of 17th and North Delaware shortly before 11:45 PM, where on arrival they found two shell casings and blood in the street. Officers interviewed several witnesses at the scene, and say that after additional interviews that they do not believe that anyone was shot as a result of the disturbance.Lt. Rich Jensen says the incident is still an active investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Mason City Police Department.
DES MOINES — A delegation of Iowa soybean growers is in Asia, meeting with agricultural leaders in the key trading nations of China and Japan.Iowa Soybean Association CEO Kirk Leeds says the visit comes at a time when trade between the U.S. and China is at a near stand-still and it’s had a dramatic impact on Iowa soybean growers. The Iowans visited three cities in China in recent days.“We were there with a small group of soybean farmers to touch base with some of our customers, at least our previous customers, to remind them that we still have plenty of soybeans to sell and these are high quality soybeans,” Leeds says. “We look forward to an opportunity to resume our exports of soybeans on a significant scale in the hopefully not-to-distant future.”Leeds says he’s hopeful something positive can come out of the upcoming talks between the U.S. and China. “Farmers in Iowa and across the country have been on a kind of yo-yo here the last several months where we think we’re making progress and may be on the verge of some kind of agreement and then things seem to fall apart,” Leeds says. “Hopefully, this is a sign we’re back at the negotiation table and that we’ll see some positive movement.”Before the trade troubles began, Iowa’s top agricultural export was soybeans and soybean products, worth more than $3.3 billion a year. Nearly one-quarter of all Iowa soybeans were shipped to China. The Iowa delegation is now in Japan, which remains one of the state’s top trading partners.“Japan is a very mature market for the United States, at least on soybeans. We’ve been there for almost 60 years,” Leeds says. “The population of Japan is falling rapidly and the economy has been stagnant for about a decade but it’s still an important market for us.”There is promise Japan may further open its markets to take in more U.S. products, including pork, poultry and beef. Leeds says the Iowa delegation will spend the next few days in Japan touring ag facilities and farms, returning to Iowa on Friday.
Clear Lake’s mayor Nelson Crabb was our guest on “Ask the Mayor” on KGLO on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019. Listen back to the program via the audio player below. Also, a video of the Arctic Shark Roadway Ice Breaker that’s referenced in the program is below the audio player
MASON CITY — A May trial date has been set for a Wisconsin man charged with vehicular homicide after a fatal crash in Mason City back in September. 24-year-old Tomas Berk of Janesville Wisconsin is accused of driving a vehicle that crashed into a ditch south of State Highway 122 on California Avenue on September 27th while having one or more controlled substances in his system. 21-year-old Madisyn Ensign died as a result of the crash, while 18-year-old Dominic Clifford was seriously injured. Berk was charged with: vehicular homicide while operating under the influence, a Class B felony; vehicular homicide by reckless driving, a Class C felony; and serious injury by vehicle, a Class D felony. Berk’s arraignment was scheduled for Tuesday, but online court records show he filed a written plea of not guilty to the charges last week. District Judge James Drew has set Berk’s trial to start on May 19th in Cerro Gordo County District Court.If convicted of all three charges, Berk would face up to 40 years in prison.
DES MOINES — A survey finds nearly a quarter of Iowa’s high schoolers vape and critics say new federal regulations on e-cigarettes are having virtually no impact toward heading off the epidemic.Matt Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, says the new policies are “entirely inadequate” and will not help stop a new generation of Iowa kids from becoming nicotine addicts. “There was a great deal of publicity about the new federal rule prohibiting the sale of certain flavored products, but literally thousands of flavored e-cigarette products remain on the market,” Myers says, “including many that are called single-use or disposable that look like a flash drive but have as much nicotine in them as a full pack-and-a-half of cigarettes.”Studies find more than 80-percent of kids who use tobacco started with flavored products, while 97-percent of youth e-cigarette users puffed on a flavored e-cigarette in the past month. Myers says the packaging and the flavors clearly target youth, including cotton candy, strawberry and mango. “There’s a bill pending in the U.S. House of Representatives that would ban the sale of all of the flavored products that have led to over 20% of Iowa’s high school students to using these products,” Myers says. “It’s called the Reversing the E-Cigarette Youth Epidemic Act and to vote on it is absolutely critical.”Myers says the new federal policies are “riddled with loopholes” and he notes, thousands of flavored e-cigarette products remain available at more than 100-thousand locations nationwide, including convenience stores, gas stations and vape shops. “It was a positive step, raising the age to 21, but we all know that if you make a product that’s highly appealing to kids, they’ll find a way to get it,” Myers says. “It was already illegal to sell to kids 18 and under, and yet over five-million American kids and over 20% of Iowa’s kids, have begun using these products.”The figures are discouraging, he says, as about six-percent of Iowa high schoolers smoke traditional tobacco cigarettes. “The most recent survey shows that over 22% of Iowa’s high school students are using e-cigarettes,” Myers says. “That’s almost four times the number of high school students who are using cigarettes.”He encourages Iowans to call their members of Congress and urge them to vote for the pending legislation to ban all flavored vaping products.https://www.tobaccofreekids.org
DES MOINES — While several tax filing deadlines have been pushed back by the state and federal governments, other tax deadlines are still in place and Iowans are warned to be aware.John Fuller, spokesman for the Iowa Department of Revenue, says one such deadline that remains unchanged is Thursday. “Estimated Income Tax is a method used to pay tax on income that’s not subject to withholding,” Fuller says. “A lot of people use that, a lot of business people use that. That deadline has not changed and we’ve tried to let everyone know that, the deadline is still April 30th.”There are also deadlines on Friday, May 1st, for Iowa residents who’ve put in solar energy systems or geothermal heat pumps. “More and more people are installing geothermal heat pumps in their homes,” Fuller says, “and if they did that in Calendar Year 2019, they can get a tax credit for that but they have to go online and apply.”In addition, there’s a Thursday deadline for businesses to file their sales taxes and withholding taxes, but Fuller says many extensions have been granted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “A lot of business owners have asked the department for a deferral which we’ve granted to thousands of business owners,” Fuller says. “That gives them a little bit of relief in how they can file their sales and withholding tax.”For most Iowans, the big deadline is usually today for state individual income tax returns, but that’s been moved from April 30th to July 31st. Fuller says many Iowans have already filed them anyway, even though they’re not due for three months.For more questions, visit the Iowa Department of Revenue website: tax.iowa.gov.