Sexual Assault Claim Debunked, Washington Receiver Says He Was Called N-Word

Sexual Assault Claim Debunked

Prince George’s County Police say a young girl who claimed she was sexually assaulted actually made up the accusation. The elementary-school-aged girl told officers she was groped as she walked from her bus stop in Fort Washington on September 28th. After an investigation, authorities determined the girl made up the claim after seeing a similar situation on TV. The investigation is now closed.

Poll Suggests MD Governor’s Race Could Be Competitive

A new Mason-Dixon poll suggests that Governor Larry Hogan could face tough competition in next year’s general election. While 61-percent of voters surveyed approve of the job the governor is doing, a hypothetical matchup between Hogan and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker finds that Hogan would only win by seven-percent. Baker is currently thought to be the strongest contender in the field of seven Democrats. The poll also found that although 50-percent of Democrats approve of Hogan, fewer than 25-percent say they would vote for him.

Dannon Fires Cam Newton

Dannon is cutting ties with Cam Newton after the Carolina Panthers quarterback appeared to belittle a female reporter. Reporter Jourdan Rodrigue asked Newton about a wide receiver’s routes during a press conference yesterday and Newton responded that it’s funny to “hear a female talk about routes.” Rodrigue tweeted that she didn’t think it was funny for a woman to talk about routes– she thinks it’s her job. Yougurt-maker Dannon agrees, saying that they perceive Newton’s comments “as sexist and disparaging to all women.” Newton had served as a spokesperson for Dannon and appeared in several TV ads.

Washington Receiver Says He Was Called N-Word By Chiefs Fans

Washington wide receiver Terrell Pryor is taking to Twitter to voice his frustrations with unruly fans. Pryor tweeted yesterday that on multiple occasions, Kansas City Chiefs fans called him the N-word during Monday’s night’s game. After the game, Pryor exchanged words with one of the fans. Pryor is apologizing to his team for his behavior, but says something had to be done. He tweeted “at some point you keep calling us the N word..we going to start acting up.”

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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