What’s next for Emoni Bates, the once prized basketball recruit?

was one of the best high school prospects in the country and was hailed as “the next .” Bates has fallen considerably over the past two years since he received those glowing accolades and projections. Perhaps his lowest point was last weekend, when he was arrested on weapon charges after a traffic stop and suspended … Read more

Eastern Michigan’s Emoni Bates, former No. 1 recruit in nation, arrested on gun charge

Ypsilanti native and Eastern Michigan basketball star Emoni Bates was arrested Sunday night on a gun charge, the Free Press has learned. Bates was pulled over by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office at 10:40 p.m. when an officer saw Bates failed to stop at the intersection of Nottingham and Clark Rd. in Superior Township, according … Read more

Former Giants prospect Solomon Bates comes out as gay with Instagram post

originally appeared on Former Giants pitching prospect Solomon Bates said he is gay with a lengthy post on Instagram Tuesday, becoming the second Minor League Baseball player to come out publicly. After appearing in 25 games in the Giants’ system this season, most of which came with Double-A Richmond, Bates’ post revealed he is no … Read more

AFC North: Bengals low ball franchised safety Jessie Bates

When the Cleveland Browns on TE David Njoku, it set up the possibility of a difficult negotiation between the two sides. Instead, the Browns and Njoku and avoided any uncertainty of getting him locked up. Some questioned the contract size, but getting a deal done was far more beneficial than not. Friday was the deadline … Read more

Bengals fans react to latest Jessie Bates contract rumors

The don’t currently project to get something done with star safety Jessie Bates before the July 15 deadline. That news comes from a new national report that makes it sound like on their differences when it comes to money. As such, Bates figures to play the 2022 season under the franchise tag, with the potential … Read more

Team USA ice dancing duo Madison Chock and Evan Bates announce their engagement

Apparently it wasn’t good enough just to be one of the most accomplished ice dance teams, Madison Chock and Evan Bates also had to get engaged. The couple, known for their partnership through three Olympic Winter Games and several other competitions, announced on social media their plans to be married after vacationing in Thailand. Chock … Read more

What to know about the Reds’ trade deadline plans and an update on Jessie Bates

Hi I’m , and I cover the Reds and Bengals for . For about a year, I’ve been recording short video breakdowns on Twitter about the Reds and the Bengals. I’ve led every video with that introduction. That platform showed me the potential for a written weekly newsletter with that same conversational style, which could … Read more