Browns guard Bitiono back for playoffs after COVID-19
Browns Pro Bowl left guard Joel Bitonio will be activated from the COVID-19 list Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, after missing last weeks playoff win over Pittsburgh. The Pro Bowl left guard was activated from the COVID-19 list Friday after missing last week’s wild-card win over Pittsburgh. It was a devastating development for Bitiono, who had endured so much losing with the Browns before this turnaround season. "Elated for Joel,” Browns general manager Andrew Berry said on Zoom call with local writers. On Thursday, coach Kevin Stefanski returned in person to the team after also missing last week's game with COVID-19.
Same old Browns? Hardly. Cleveland drills Steelers 48-37
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) celebrates as he walks off the field following a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. The Cleveland Browns overcame all of it. The Browns dismantled the Pittsburgh Steelers 48-37 in the wild-card round Sunday night, picking up the franchise’s first postseason victory in more than a quarter-century and earning a trip to Kansas City next Sunday to face the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs. The kick bounced into the end zone for a touchback and Mayfield calmly took Cleveland 80 yards in six plays. So much for the Browns being the Browns, a winking assessment Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster made about Cleveland in the middle of the week.
Appeal rejected in murder of Jordan Davis
Michael Dunn took the case to the Supreme Court in December after the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled against him in the murder of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. The shooting came after Davis and three friends stopped at a Gate convenience store and Dunn pulled into an adjacent parking space. Ultimately, Dunn and Davis exchanged words, and Dunn fired repeatedly into the Dodge Durango that carried the teens. Dunn was convicted of first-degree murder while discharging a firearm, three counts of attempted second-degree murder while discharging a firearm and one count of shooting or throwing deadly missiles, according to the appeals-court ruling in September. At the appeals court, Dunn contended, in part, that he had received ineffective assistance of counsel during his trial.
Michael Dunn's appeal rejected
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A state appeals court Monday rejected an appeal by a man convicted in the high-profile shooting death of a teen in a Jacksonville convenience-store parking lot. The Tallahassee-based appeals court rejected an earlier appeal by Dunn in 2016. As an example, Dunn argued that his lawyer was ineffective for failing to hire an expert to examine audio from the convenience stores surveillance video, but the appeals court rejected the argument. An accident reconstruction expert examined the sounds heard on the stores video and made no mention about another gun being fired before Dunn started shooting. Ultimately, Dunn and Davis exchanged words, and Dunn fired repeatedly into the Dodge Durango that carried the teens.
Texas police officer charged with murdering motorist
(Reuters) - A Texas police officer turned himself in to authorities after being charged with murder for shooting and killing a driver of a suspected stolen vehicle, according to the prosecutors and local media. Michael Dunn was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday and charged with murdering Juan Moreno on June 12, the Dallas County District Attorney said in a statement on Thursday. Officer Mike Dunns life has been forever changed as well, Hale said in a statement on Thursday. Representatives from the Seagoville police department did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It was not immediately clear if Dunn had an attorney.feeds.reuters.com
When should you use violence to defend yourself?
When should you use violence to defend yourself? Self-defense expert Tim Larkin, author of the book "Survive the Unthinkable," weighs in on how to tell when violence is the only option to defend yourself, and whether George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn could have taken different paths.cbsnews.com