Auburn Athletics may be about to fire Bruce Pearl

November 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, November 8, 2017, Auburn University fired assistant men’s basketball coach, Auburn/NBA basketball legend, Chuck Person.

Person was indicted by a federal criminal grand jury Tuesday on six counts fraud, bribery, and conspiracy.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation claims that a financial manager paid $91,500 worth of bribes to Person to refer clients to financial advisor Marty Blazer.  Former NBA referee, Rashan Michel, was allegedly the go-between between Blazer a shoe company and Person and the other coaches.  Person allegedly then gave $18,500 to the parents of two un-named Auburn players.  According to the FBI, Adidas, Auburn’s sponsoring shoe and apparel company, is named as being involved in this scandal.  Blazer is cooperating with federal authorities.

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Realtors PAC endorses Senator Luther Strange

September 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2017, the National Association of Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC) announced their endorsement of appointed Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., in the Republican Runoff for U.S. Senate.  The endorsement was made following a recommendation from the RPAC Committee.

“Alabama REALTORS® recognize Senator Strange for his demonstrated record of standing up for homeownership and private property rights, and look forward to his leadership on key real estate issues,” Jeremy Walker, CEO of the Alabama Association of Realtors, said in a statement.

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Reaction to Oliver Robinson’s guilty plea

June 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, June 22, 2017, former State Representative Oliver Robinson (D-Birmingham) entered guilty pleas to Federal charges of fraud, bribery, corruption, and tax evasion.

Rep. Robinson resigned from the Alabama House of Representatives last year, claiming that there was a conflict of interest with his serving in the legislature and his daughter working for former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R).

On Thursday the US Attorney’s office, the FBI, and the IRS claim that Robinson accepted bribes from powerful Birmingham law firm, Balch and Bingham for Robinson to advocate against expansion of a massive EPA Superfund site in Birmingham. Balch & Bingham client, Drummond Coal and its affiliate ABC Coke, would have potentially had to pay $millions to cleanup more neighborhoods in Birmingham.
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UAB Basketball Win Provides Encouragement

March 17, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporters

On Saturday, March 14, the UAB Men’s basketball team won the Conference USA basketball tournament and an automatic trip to the NCAA Basketball Playoffs.

The win gave momentum to the UAB supporters who are campaigning for the State legislature to reform the University of Alabama Trustee to give the University of Alabama in Birmingham more representation on the University of Alabama Board of Trustees and restore UAB’s football program, which was shut down on orders of UAB President Doctor Ray Watts at the end of last season even though UAB football was bowl eligible.
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Representative Merika Coleman-Evans to host Celebration of Champions Luncheon

May 6, 2013

Staff Report

Representative Merika Coleman-Evans will host the Wenonah Boys Basketball team to acknowledge the victory of the boys for their unprecedented State Championship 3-Peat in the Class 5A Division, a feat that no other team in the higher divisions has achieved.   The Dragons also moved up to No. 17 in the nation in the latest Maxpreps.com national Top 25.

The Girl’s basketball will also be in attendance, “I want to also celebrate the girls team that fell just a little short in the championship game, said Coleman-Evans.
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