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George H.W. Bush Saluting the Prez at State Funeral

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5:52 PM PT — President Trump and Melania have arrived to pay their respects.

George H.W. Bush is being honored by Washington, D.C.’s biggest power players — past and present — as a week-long memorial gets underway.

The State Funeral for our 41st President was held Monday in the Capitol Rotunda and the attendees included H.W.’s veep Dan QuayleDick Cheney, Colin Powell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

His son, 43rd Prez George W. Bush was there and seemed to be choking back his emotions at times.

Current VP Mike Pence, Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas and Chief Justice John Roberts also paid their respects. 

Monday’s ceremony is the start of a week of remembrances for the former Prez, whose body will lie in state until Wednesday — so there’s sure to be a steady stream of dignitaries coming to salute him. 

Originally published at 3:19 PM PT

Ohio State Top Recruit Staying With Buckeyes … OU Tried To Poach!

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Lincoln Riley tried to poach … so did Arkansas and Notre Dame — but Ohio State’s top recruit (a stud WR from Texas) says he’s sticking with the Buckeyes, despite Urban Meyer‘s retirement.

“If coach [Ryan] Day is going to be leading the team, then I’m going to be there right beside him,” Garrett Wilson tells TMZ Sports.

It’s great news for the Buckeyes — Wilson is a 5-star recruit who some say is the best wide receiver prospect to ever commit to Ohio State. 

It’s been a wild year at OSU — between the Zach Smith scandal, Meyer’s suspension, and now Urban stepping down — but Wilson says he’s all set to sign later this month regardless.

Why?? The senior from Lake Travis H.S. in Texas explains it’s all ‘cause of the man OSU tabbed to replace Urban — Ryan Day.

“If coach Day is going to be the head coach, then I’m 100 percent done. I trust in him, I love him.”

Other schools tried to sway him from that opinion … the 5-star recruit said Oklahoma, Arkansas, Notre Dame and others all reached out after Urban’s announcement.

But, the WR — who some consider the top recruit in the country — says there wasn’t a chance … especially after he spoke with Urban a few days ago.

“He called me, which meant a lot.”

As for Meyer’s health … Wilson says the coach told him, “he was putting himself at risk” by going out and coaching every day … but he expects to see him around when he gets to school next year.

“He’s gonna have a football office on the campus!”

Guess that means Urban will still be around plenty to enjoy this next year …

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George H.W. Bush Saluting the Prez at State Funeral

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George H.W. Bush is being honored by Washington, D.C.’s biggest power players — past and present — as a week-long memorial gets underway.

The State Funeral for our 41st President was held Monday in the Capitol Rotunda and the attendees included H.W.’s veep Dan QuayleDick Cheney, Colin Powell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

His son, 43rd Prez George W. Bush was there and seemed to be choking back his emotions at times.

Current VP Mike Pence, Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas and Chief Justice John Roberts also paid their respects. 

Monday’s ceremony is the start of a week of remembrances for the former Prez, whose body will lie in state until Wednesday — so there’s sure to be a steady stream of dignitaries coming to salute him. 

George H.W. Bush Saluting the Prez at State Funeral

Breaking News

George H.W. Bush is being honored by Washington, D.C.’s biggest power players — past and present — as a week-long memorial gets underway.

The State Funeral for our 41st President was held Monday in the Capitol Rotunda and the attendees included H.W.’s veep Dan QuayleDick Cheney, Colin Powell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

His son, 43rd Prez George W. Bush was there and seemed to be choking back his emotions at times.

Current VP Mike Pence, Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas and Chief Justice John Roberts also paid their respects. 

Monday’s ceremony is the start of a week of remembrances for the former Prez, whose body will lie in state until Wednesday — so there’s sure to be a steady stream of dignitaries coming to salute him. 

FSU Coach Willie Taggart State Attorney Launches Investigation Over Racist ‘Hanging’ Pic of Coach

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A disgusting, racist depiction of Florida State football coach Willie Taggart being hanged from a tree has triggered a state attorney investigation in Florida … officials have announced. 

The image was posted to Facebook after FSU’s 41-14 loss to Florida this weekend. It’s a photoshopped pic of Taggart’s head pasted on top of a black and white photo of an African American man being hanged. 

A caption on the image reads, “Believe In Something Even If It Means Sacrificing Your Rep.”

The person who posted the image reportedly works for Hilton Grand Vacations in Orlando — and the company has already issued a statement saying the employee has been suspended. 

Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney Jack Campbell has confirmed his office is aware of the post and they’ve connected with the FSU Police Dept. — and other law enforcement agencies — to investigate. 

Campbell issued a statement to Tallahassee.com saying. “Any threat of violence to anybody in this community – he’s a father, a husband and a member of our community – we’re going to investigate it to the fullest extent possible.”

FSU President John Thrasher also weighed in … saying, “I speak for the entire FSU community in expressing our disgust and extreme disappointment, and I am glad the state attorney is investigating.”

“Coach Taggart has our full support and as true Seminoles know, he is a respected member of the FSU family.”

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FSU Coach Willie Taggart State Attorney Launches Investigation Over Racist ‘Hanging’ Pic of Coach

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A disgusting, racist depiction of Florida State football coach Willie Taggart being hanged from a tree has triggered a state attorney investigation in Florida … officials have announced. 

The image was posted to Facebook after FSU’s 41-14 loss to Florida this weekend. It’s a photoshopped pic of Taggart’s head pasted on top of a black and white photo of an African American man being hanged. 

A caption on the image reads, “Believe In Something Even If It Means Sacrificing Your Rep.”

The person who posted the image reportedly works for Hilton Grand Vacations in Orlando — and the company has already issued a statement saying the employee has been suspended. 

Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney Jack Campbell has confirmed his office is aware of the post and they’ve connected with the FSU Police Dept. — and other law enforcement agencies — to investigate. 

Campbell issued a statement to Tallahassee.com saying. “Any threat of violence to anybody in this community – he’s a father, a husband and a member of our community – we’re going to investigate it to the fullest extent possible.”

FSU President John Thrasher also weighed in … saying, “I speak for the entire FSU community in expressing our disgust and extreme disappointment, and I am glad the state attorney is investigating.”

“Coach Taggart has our full support and as true Seminoles know, he is a respected member of the FSU family.”

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FSU Coach Willie Taggart State Attorney Launches Investigation Over Racist ‘Hanging’ Pic of Coach

Breaking News

A disgusting, racist depiction of Florida State football coach Willie Taggart being hanged from a tree has triggered a state attorney investigation in Florida … officials have announced. 

The image was posted to Facebook after FSU’s 41-14 loss to Florida this weekend. It’s a photoshopped pic of Taggart’s head pasted on top of a black and white photo of an African American man being hanged. 

A caption on the image reads, “Believe In Something Even If It Means Sacrificing Your Rep.”

The person who posted the image reportedly works for Hilton Grand Vacations in Orlando — and the company has already issued a statement saying the employee has been suspended. 

Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney Jack Campbell has confirmed his office is aware of the post and they’ve connected with the FSU Police Dept. — and other law enforcement agencies — to investigate. 

Campbell issued a statement to Tallahassee.com saying. “Any threat of violence to anybody in this community – he’s a father, a husband and a member of our community – we’re going to investigate it to the fullest extent possible.”

FSU President John Thrasher also weighed in … saying, “I speak for the entire FSU community in expressing our disgust and extreme disappointment, and I am glad the state attorney is investigating.”

“Coach Taggart has our full support and as true Seminoles know, he is a respected member of the FSU family.”

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Ex-Michigan State Prez Charged with Lying to Police About Nassar Investigation

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Ex-Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon has been charged with lying to cops to cover up the Larry Nassar scandal … and now she’s facing years behind bars.

The ex-prez has been charged with 2 felony and 2 misdemeanor counts after an investigation determined she lied about knowing of complaints against Nassar in 2014.

According to court docs, the felony counts carry up to 4 years in prison and the misdemeanors up to 2 years.

In the docs, Simon said she was aware of a review of allegations against a sports doctor, but didn’t reveal she knew it was Nassar.

Simon resigned from her position in January … shortly after Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for sexual abuse.

This is the 3rd school official charged as a result of the investigation into the Nassar scandal … the school’s former dean of Osteopathic Medicine, William Strampel, and ex-gymnastics coach Kathie Klages were also charged.

Simon’s arraignment is set for Monday.

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Ex-Michigan State Prez Charged with Lying to Police About Nassar Investigation

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Ex-Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon has been charged with lying to cops to cover up the Larry Nassar scandal … and now she’s facing years behind bars.

The ex-prez has been charged with 2 felony and 2 misdemeanor counts after an investigation determined she lied about knowing of complaints against Nassar in 2014.

According to court docs, the felony counts carry up to 4 years in prison and the misdemeanors up to 2 years.

In the docs, Simon said she was aware of a review of allegations against a sports doctor, but didn’t reveal she knew it was Nassar.

Simon resigned from her position in January … shortly after Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for sexual abuse.

This is the 3rd school official charged as a result of the investigation into the Nassar scandal … the school’s former dean of Osteopathic Medicine, William Strampel, and ex-gymnastics coach Kathie Klages were also charged.

Simon’s arraignment is set for Monday.

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