Ex-NFL WR Gault charged in S.E.C. probe


Ex-NFL WR Gault charged in S.E.C. probe

Willie Gault, former NFL wide receiver for theRaiders and Bears, is being charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission ina stock fraud case involving the company he worked for as co-C.E.O.Bloomberg Businessweek reports Gault was named president and co-CEO in 2008 of Heart Tronics, as it looked to generate publicity and foster investor confidence.
Bloomberg quoted Stephen L Cohen, an associate director in the SECs enforcementdivision:(Heart Tronics attorney Mitchell) Steintook advantage of Gaults celebrity to further prop up the image of HeartTronics as a successful enterprise. Stein secretly sold millions of dollars instock while peddling false claims of Heart Tronics lucrative sales orders, andhas been living the high life off his illicit proceeds with multiple homes,exotic cars, and private jets.Gault has denied the charges that he was involved with five others in the scheme to defraud investors of 8 million.Gault, 51, played 11 seasons in the NFL, six with the Raiders and five with the Bears. He won a championship with the Bears when Chicago beat New England in Super Bowl XX.

Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand


Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand

Raiders Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele, running back Taiwan Jones and safety Brynden Trawick are currently enjoying their offseason in New Zealand. 

But a few videos they posted going white-water rafting and bungee jumping left head coach Jack Del Rio a bit anxious. 

"Anxiety level went up a bit thinking of my BIG pro bowl LG on the rapids!!" Del Rio tweeted Monday. "Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe"

Osemele has posted a handful of photos and videos from the trip, including one of a raft capsizing with the caption: "It got real out there!!! Category 4 Rapids #NewZealand." Another showed the 6-foot-5, 333-pounder doing a backflip off a bungee platform with the caption: "Just did a backflip off the highest swing in the WORLD!!!!!!! Crazy!!! #LivingLife"

Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence


Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence

Trent Richardson is reportedly in some trouble.

Richardson was arrested on Thursday night for domestic violence, according to TMZ Sports.

The former running back was taken into custody on a third degree charge, the report states, with bail being set for $1,000.

The arrest was made in Hoover, Alabama.

The Browns selected Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.

He was traded to the Colts in 2013 and played for Indianapolis in 2014.

He signed with the Raiders in 2015 and appeared in three exhibition games, but did not make the team.

The 26-year old was cut by the Ravens last August.