Former Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Freel has died in Jacksonville. Freel also served as St. Joe's baseball coach.
No details are available. First Coast News in Jacksonville is saying it was a suicide. He played for five different MLB teams from 2001-2009. He is most known for his six-year tenure with the Cincinnati Reds. His career batting average was .268, and he stole 143 bases in his career.
Jacksonville sports anchor Brett Martineau: Know several kids in my area who play ball for Freel. I just had dinner
w/his asst last night. Freel called during dinner. Awful.
From James @spann: Report: There has been a shooting at exit ramp to hwy 78 from the Oxford exchange. 9 police and 3 ambulances there. Report: Suspect on the run now near Anniston was involved with a shooting incident in Cleburne County earlier today.
@madison_prater: Everyone please pray for Ryan Stovall and his family. His dad was shot this morning in the Oxford shooting. He's now at RMC. Jackie Stovall was the Oxford officer shot. He is in surgery now.
There was a school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut this morning in Sandy Hook Elementary School. The school is about an hour west of Hartford, and 75 miles N of Manhattan.
Gunman was carrying two different guns, wearing full camouflage, and shot up to 100 shots. John Miller of CBS News: Second person in custody believed to be a second shooter.
Bill Ritter of WABC: school shooter: guy, early 20s, 2 guns- wearing black. from ct but some link to new jersey. ABC News reports 1 shooter at Sandy Hook Elementary was a 24-year-old in a bulletproof vest with 4 guns.
CBS is reporting 27 people killed. 14 of these were children in a classroom.
ABC reports at 12:34pm, from @mpoppel. BREAKING -- At least 12 dead in elementary school shooting, ABC News reports
@TheMatthewKeys: [Newtown school shooting] WVIT interviewing parent who says principal was shot and killed in elementary school shooting. Other news sources are confirming.
The principal of the school is Dawn Hochsprung. Another says the school's psychologist was killed, Mary Sherlach.
Parents waiting outside.
WABC reporting two gunmen were involved. One shooter is dead. Multiple students trapped inside a classroom.
@JohnCanzanoBFT (3:44 PT): I am at Clackamas Town Center where panicked people are running from mall. Witness tells me shots fired. Also reporting: Police have established a perimeter, have weapons drawn, and are blocking exits. Mall employee tells me security ordered cages down for all stores.
A witness tells @KATUNews a young man armed w/ an assault rifle and wearing bulletproof vest, camo shirt ran into Macy’s.
6'2 man with an AR-15 rifle reports a KGW reporter. Outside of a jewelry store. Six or seven shots were fired says a Macy's worker.
South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore will enter the NFL Draft per Joe Schad of ESPN. His last two seasons ended via horrible knee injuries. He is doing this to work out with NFL doctors. His rehab is going better.
From @joeschad: Marcus Lattimore understands he may not be able to play next season but has a goal of jogging and catching passes for NFL execs in March
Pete Roussel of @coachingsearch and the other Roussel brother at @footballscoop have some stunning news. Breaking: I have learned that Tommy Tuberville has accepted the head coaching job at Cincinnati. http://CoachingSearch.com
He will leave Texas Tech, leaving that Big 12 school in a bind for a new coach.
Pat Forde: Tommy Tuberville to Cincinnati is done. Press conference tonight at 6:30 ET.
From the @footballscoop post:
Cincinnati athletic director Whit Babcock has been close with
Tuberville since Babcock served as an assistant athletic director at
Auburn while Tuberville was the Tigers' head coach. Whit moved
decisively and in the best interests of his University and has landed a
Tuberville brings a career
130-77 record in 17 years as a head coach at Ole Miss, Auburn and Texas
Tech. Sources indicated to us that snagging Tuberville could be a key
move in Cincinnati's push to join the ACC.
Sources have also indicated to us that former Louisville, Atlanta
Falcons and Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino could join Tuberville's
staff as the offensive coordinator if he does not obtain a head coaching
At the Kansas City Chiefs facility this morning, Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher killed himself. This was confirmed by Kansas City police. KCPD says the player thanked both Scott Pioli and Romeo Crennel before taking his life, and that Pioli and Crennel did not feel threatened.
@AlbertBreer says: Spokesman said PD the girl's mother called them, her daughter had been shot by her "on-again, off-again bf".
As the officer got out of his car, he heard a gunshot. Player was taken to local hospital, pronounced dead.
All officials have released on shooter remains he's a 25-year-old black male who plays for the Chiefs.
Jason LaCanfora of CBS reports that LB Jovan Belcher was the guy that
committed suicide. Belcher was a LB from Maine. He had played in 11
games this season for KC. Last year, he started every game at LB. He had
87 tackles in 2011; 84 in 2010.
@DannyParkins is reporting that the player apparently was confronted with #Chiefs coaches in the parking lot before he put the gun to his head and committed suicide. Other reports are saying Romeo Crennel and Scott Pioli were outside, unconfirmed.
@TeamACW reported at 8:15AM CT: (1/2) Anonymous caller claiming to be a policeman says authorities are headed to Arrowhead to arrest #Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher for allegedly shooting his mother. Surely, an extremely creative hoax. But the way things have gone for the #Chiefs this year...
Glazer is reporting all players have been asked to report to a team meeting. Jeff_Rosen88 (sports editor of the KC Star) is reporting a #Chiefs player killed his girlfriend and then himself. KCTV (CBS in KC) also reporting the shooting. 8am CT.
This is what they said:
Police are investigating two deadly shootings Saturday morning that they said are related.
The shootings involve a Chiefs player and his girlfriend.
The first shooting was reported about 8 a.m.
at a home near 54th Street and Chrysler Avenue. The second shooting was
reported a short time later at a Chiefs practice facility located on the
Officials said the Chiefs player shot and
killed his girlfriend and then drove to the practice facility where he
shot and killed himself.
It's unknown if people were at Arrowhead or any of its surrounding facilities at the time.