PhillyVoice staff Fantasy Football Draft: How many Eagles did Jimmy Kempski pick?

The PhillyVoice did a fantasy draft this week and will be competing in a potentially workplace destroying fantasy league this season. The sports staff joined the website’s CEO and founder, a bevy of curators and other employees to make the upcoming football season just a little more interesting.

Below is the results of the draft — which has a .5 PPR — and a little analysis. For those wondering, Jimmy Kempski picked fifth, and went running back heavy early.

1. Adam Hermann, web curator

Adam, who has a wide breadth of sports knowledge from his days at NCAA.com and other publications, took advantage of the first overall pick, nabbing Todd Gurley — though after hearing of the randomized draft order he lamented, “I would’ve gladly given up No. 1. It’s the woooorst.”

1. (1) Todd Gurley II (LAR – RB)
2. (24) Zach Ertz (Phi – TE)
3. (25) Stefon Diggs (Min – WR)
4. (48) Lamar Miller (Hou – RB)
5. (49) Deshaun Watson (Hou – QB)
6. (72) Jamison Crowder (Was – WR)
7. (73) Cooper Kupp (LAR – WR)
8. (96) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle – RB)
9. (97) Robert Woods (LAR – WR)
10. (120) Sterling Shepard (NYG – WR)
11. (121) Andrew Luck (Ind – QB)
12. (144) Chicago (Chi – DEF)
13. (145) Latavius Murray (Min – RB)
14. (168) Robbie Gould (SF – K)
15. (169) John Ross (Cin – WR)

2. Kyle Neubeck, Sixers beat writer

Kyle clearly isn’t worried about Le’Veon Bell’s continued hold out, “love taking a guy who might not report,” and may have nabbed a steal in Matt Breida in the 13th round (assuming he gets Jerick McKinnon’s reps). 

1. (2) Le’Veon Bell (Pit – RB)
2. (23) Tyreek Hill (KC – WR)
3. (26) Mike Evans (TB – WR)
4. (47) Russell Wilson (Sea – QB)
5. (50) Alex Collins (Bal – RB)
6. (71) Marquise Goodwin (SF – WR)
7. (74) Delanie Walker (Ten – TE)
8. (95) Robby Anderson (NYJ – WR)
9. (98) Houston (Hou – DEF)
10. (119) Jared Goff (LAR – QB)
11. (122) O.J. Howard (TB – TE)
12. (143) Matt Bryant (Atl – K)
13. (146) Matt Breida (SF – RB)
14. (167) James White (NE – RB)
15. (170) Cameron Meredith (NO – WR)

3. Jeff Douglass, director of product

Jeff, PhillyVoice’s digital expert, let Yahoo’s auto-draft do the work for him and it’s a mixed bag. Young running backs Royce Freeman and Jordan Wilkins may wind up being steals, while two auto-drafted defenses and a kicker drafted in the ninth round didn’t do him many favors with value. 

1. (3) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal – RB)
2. (22) A.J. Green (Cin – WR)
3. (27) Joe Mixon (Cin – RB)
4. (46) Golden Tate (Det – WR)
5. (51) Royce Freeman (Den – RB)
6. (70) Matthew Stafford (Det – QB)
7. (75) Kyle Rudolph (Min – TE)
8. (94) Los Angeles (LAC – DEF)
9. (99) Stephen Gostkowski (NE – K)
10. (118) Marcus Mariota (Ten – QB)
11. (123) George Kittle (SF – TE)
12. (142) C.J. Anderson (Car – RB)
13. (147) Kenny Golladay (Det – WR)
14. (166) Jordan Wilkins (Ind – RB)
15. (171) Green Bay (GB – DEF)

4. Marielle Mondon, Web curator

Marielle went for proven production early, taking Antonio Brown, Devonta Freeman, Travis Kelce and Tom Brady with quality first four picks. With solid fantasy scoring assured, she then took a few chances on injured stars Alshon Jeffery and Rashaad Penny later on.

1. (4) Antonio Brown (Pit – WR)
2. (21) Devonta Freeman (Atl – RB)
3. (28) Travis Kelce (KC – TE)
4. (45) Tom Brady (NE – QB)
5. (52) Dion Lewis (Ten – RB)
6. (69) Corey Davis (Ten – WR)
7. (76) Kerryon Johnson (Det – RB)
8. (93) Pierre Garcon (SF – WR)
9. (100) Alshon Jeffery (Phi – WR)
10. (117) Isaiah Crowell (NYJ – RB)
11. (124) Rashaad Penny (Sea – RB)
12. (141) Ronald Jones II (TB – RB)
13. (148) Bilal Powell (NYJ – RB)
14. (165) Atlanta (Atl – DEF)
15. (172) Harrison Butker (KC – K)

5. Jimmy Kempski, Eagles beat writer

Our Eagles’ expert, Kempski seemed to have a warm spot for the team he covers, picking a pair Birds’ players. His ninth round pick of Nelson Agholor prompted the following exchange:

Matt Mullin: NOOOO. NELSON! 

Jimmy: Lol 

[Mullin drafts Blake Bortles.]

Jimmy:
Lololol 

Mullin: You really messed me up.

Jimmy: Legit cackling right now. 

Adam Herrmann: lol so sinister.

Jimmy also went running back with all three of his first picks, a strategy that threw Adam for a loop:

1. (5) David Johnson (Ari – RB)
2. (20) Christian McCaffrey (Car – RB)
3. (29) Jordan Howard (Chi – RB)
4. (44) Chris Hogan (NE – WR)
5. (53) Josh Gordon (Cle – WR)
6. (68) Evan Engram (NYG – TE)
7. (77) Chris Carson (Sea – RB)
8. (92) Jimmy Garoppolo (SF – QB)
9. (101) Nelson Agholor (Phi – WR)
10. (116) Tyler Lockett (Sea – WR)
11. (125) Corey Clement (Phi – RB)
12. (140) Mike Williams (LAC – WR)
13. (149) Charles Clay (Buf – TE)
14. (164) Carolina (Car – DEF)
15. (173) Mason Crosby (GB – K)

6. Matt Mullin, deputy sports editor

Mullin, who was quick to point out during the draft that he plays Jimmy in Week 1, was once again flabbergasted when Jimmy took one of his targets — Corey Clement in round 11 — before he could.

Mullin: SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?! 

Brian Hickey:
I like it, Jimmy. 

Jimmy: Hahaha 

Adam: Love that one dang.  

Kyle: Lmao

1. (6) Alvin Kamara (NO – RB)
2. (19) Rob Gronkowski (NE – TE)
3. (30) Adam Thielen (Min – WR)
4. (43) Cam Newton (Car – QB)
5. (54) Carlos Hyde (Cle – RB)
6. (67) Devin Funchess (Car – WR)
7. (78) Will Fuller V (Hou – WR)
8. (91) Philadelphia (Phi – DEF)
9. (102) Blake Bortles (Jax – QB)
10. (115) Peyton Barber (TB – RB)
11. (126) Cameron Brate (TB – TE)
12. (139) Keelan Cole (Jax – WR)
13. (150) Marlon Mack (Ind – RB)
14. (163) Matt Prater (Det – K)
15. (174) Mike Wallace (Phi – WR)

7. Emily Rolen, web curator

Emily had issues accessing the draft lobby so she was the second auto-drafted team. Could that be the key to victory? Our CEO Lexie Norcross thinks so.

Lexie: They might be the best choice for you … and for me too, ha!

Emily: Hahaha oh 100%.

Lexie: Unless you studied, which I certainly did not.

1. (7) Saquon Barkley (NYG – RB)
2. (18) Keenan Allen (LAC – WR)
3. (31) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari – WR)
4. (42) T.Y. Hilton (Ind – WR)
5. (55) Jimmy Graham (GB – TE)
6. (66) Rex Burkhead (NE – RB)
7. (79) Philip Rivers (LAC – QB)
8. (90) Minnesota (Min – DEF)
9. (103) Greg Zuerlein (LAR – K)
10. (114) Matt Ryan (Atl – QB)
11. (127) Jack Doyle (Ind – TE)
12. (138) Ricky Seals-Jones (Ari – TE)
13. (151) Denver (Den – DEF)
14. (162) Michael Gallup (Dal – WR)
15. (175) Chris Boswell (Pit – K)

8. Lexie Norcross, CEO and founder

Lexie has no fantasy football experience (actually, a handful of participants drafted for the first time) but held her own loading up on skill players early. She wasn’t happy picking 8th (statistically one of the worst spots in a 12-team league) but made the most of it.

1. (8) Kareem Hunt (KC – RB)
2. (17) Michael Thomas (NO – WR)
3. (32) Doug Baldwin (Sea – WR)
4. (41) Amari Cooper (Oak – WR)
5. (56) Marshawn Lynch (Oak – RB)
6. (65) Kirk Cousins (Min – QB)
7. (80) Jordan Reed (Was – TE)
8. (89) Los Angeles (LAR – DEF)
9. (104) Justin Tucker (Bal – K)
10. (113) Chris Thompson (Was – RB)
11. (128) Alex Smith (Was – QB)
12. (137) Aaron Jones (GB – RB)
13. (152) Baltimore (Bal – DEF)
14. (161) Eric Ebron (Ind – TE)
15. (176) John Brown (Bal – WR)

9. Sinead Cummings, event listings producer

Sinead also went heavy on skill players before finally pulling the trigger (before Matt and Jimmy could) on Carson Wentz in the seventh round. Until he’s back, she’ll rely on Ben Rothelisberger at QB.

1. (9) Melvin Gordon (LAC – RB)

2. (16) Davante Adams (GB – WR)

3. (33) Kenyan Drake (Mia – RB)

4. (40) JuJu Smith-Schuster (Pit – WR)

5. (57) Allen Robinson II (Chi – WR)

6. (64) Trey Burton (Chi – TE)

7. (81) Carson Wentz (Phi – QB)

8. (88) Tevin Coleman (Atl – RB)

9. (105) Julian Edelman (NE – WR)

10. (112) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit – QB)

11. (129) Tyler Eifert (Cin – TE)

12. (136) Kelvin Benjamin (Buf – WR)

13. (153) New England (NE – DEF)

14. (160) Nick Chubb (Cle – RB)

15. (177) Daniel Carlson (Min – K)

10. Virginia Streva, culture curator

Virginia is a first timer and had a little help from her brother and it paid off, as a tandem of Leonard Fournette and Julio Jones as her top two picks could be formidable. She also jumped at the chance to grab Eagles booming kicker Jake Elliott in the 11th round. 

1. (10) Leonard Fournette (Jax – RB)
2. (15) Julio Jones (Atl – WR)
3. (34) Drew Brees (NO – QB)
4. (39) Jarvis Landry (Cle – WR)
5. (58) Mark Ingram (NO – RB)
6. (63) Greg Olsen (Car – TE)
7. (82) Sammy Watkins (KC – WR)
8. (87) Alfred Morris (SF – RB)
9. (106) Michael Crabtree (Bal – WR)
10. (111) New Orleans (NO – DEF)
11. (130) Jake Elliott (Phi – K)
12. (135) Jared Cook (Oak – TE)
13. (154) Dak Prescott (Dal – QB)
14. (159) Josh Doctson (Was – WR)
15. (178) LeGarrette Blount (Det – RB)

11. Brian Hickey, news reporter

Excerpts from Brian in the email chain organizing this fantasy league:

“Already in and making plans to spend my winnings.”

“Y’all laugh all you want when the soccer guy wins the title.”

“I am going to kick all of your asses week in and week out.”

Good luck Brian.

1. (11) Aaron Rodgers (GB – QB)
2. (14) Dalvin Cook (Min – RB)
3. (35) Demaryius Thomas (Den – WR)
4. (38) LeSean McCoy (Buf – RB)
5. (59) Sony Michel (NE – RB)
6. (62) Brandin Cooks (LAR – WR)
7. (83) David Njoku (Cle – TE)
8. (86) Jacksonville (Jax – DEF)
9. (107) Jordy Nelson (Oak – WR)
10. (110) Adrian Peterson (Was – RB)
11. (131) Dallas Goedert (Phi – TE)
12. (134) Case Keenum (Den – QB)
13. (155) D.J. Moore (Car – WR)
14. (158) Wil Lutz (NO – K)
15. (179) Geronimo Allison (GB – WR)

12. Evan Macy, sports editor

Evan was delighted to nab two top wideouts in DeAndre Hopkins and Odell Beckham Jr. with his top two picks but lacks running back depth. He’s also buying into Andy Reid’s ability to turn Patrick Mahomes into a fantasy beast.

1. (12) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou – WR)
2. (13) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG – WR)
3. (36) Jay Ajayi (Phi – RB)
4. (37) Derrick Henry (Ten – RB)
5. (60) Emmanuel Sanders (Den – WR)
6. (61) Marvin Jones Jr. (Det – WR)
7. (84) Jamaal Williams (GB – RB)
8. (85) Patrick Mahomes (KC – QB)
9. (108) Tarik Cohen (Chi – RB)
10. (109) Kenny Stills (Mia – WR)
11. (132) Rishard Matthews (Ten – WR)
12. (133) Austin Seferian-Jenkins (Jax – TE)
13. (156) Randall Cobb (GB – WR)
14. (157) Pittsburgh (Pit – DEF)
15. (180) Brandon McManus (Den – K)


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Eagles release hype video ahead of season opener against Falcons

The Philadelphia Eagles’ quest to defend their championship officially begins when the Atlanta Falcons come to town Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field.

The pre-game Super Bowl banner ceremony will mark the final celebration of last year’s historic championship. After that, the Eagles are just like every other team vying for a playoff spot.


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All throughout last year’s playoffs, the Eagles kept fans engaged with a series of hype videos, often featuring local celebrities and diehard fans. This time around, they enlisted The Roots’ Black Thought to narrate a season preview heading into Thursday night.

The Eagles enter Thursday night’s game as slim favorites behind reigning Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, who will look to shake off his preseason rust and overcome several other injuries on the offensive side of the ball.

Festivities throughout the day will include the “Today” show’s “countdown to kickoff” beginning at 7 a.m. outside the Comcast Plaza at the stadium complex. Coverage of the game begins on NBC at 7:30 p.m. with a kickoff scheduled for 8:20 p.m.

Bill Cosby sued for failure to pay legal fees

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former member of Bill Cosby’s defense team is suing the 81-year-old comedian for more than $50,000 in unpaid legal fees.

The civil claim for failure to pay for legal services rendered was filed Tuesday by Philadelphia-based law firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis. 

Attorney Samuel Silver had worked as part of Cosby’s defense team for his retrial on sexual assault allegations through the beginning of February. Silver declined to comment when reached by The Associated Press on Wednesday.

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The initial claim did not detail how much work was billed or an exact amount the law firm was seeking.

A message seeking comment from Cosby’s spokesman was not immediately returned Wednesday.

Cosby was convicted in April of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. His sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 24.

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Eagles-Falcons final injury report, with analysis

We’re not even to the first game of the 2018 NFL season, and the Philadelphia Eagles are already dealing with a number of significant injuries (and a suspension) to major contributors. The Atlanta Falcons, meanwhile, will be heading into Philly very healthy.

Here’s the Eagles-Falcons final injury report before game day.

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Out

QB Carson Wentz: Has this been discussed at all this week, or through the spring and summer? I’m not sure. Anyway, Nick Foles will start.

WR Alshon Jeffery: Jeffery will reportedly be back closer to Week 3 as he continues to recover from his rotator cuff surgery. In his absence, Mike Wallace and Nelson Agholor will start, and I would expect that the Eagles will employ more two-TE sets than usual.

WR Mack Hollins: The Eagles will also be without their No. 4 receiver. After Wallace and Agholor, the remaining healthy receivers on the roster are Shelton Gibson, Markus Wheaton, and DeAndre Carter.

Notable players on IR/Suspension/Other

LB Nigel Bradham: Bradham is serving a one-game suspension stemming from his “cabana boy” incident in 2016. He was the Eagles’ best linebacker last season, and will be missed against a Falcons offense that has two good running backs in Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Linebacker Nate Gerry said on Monday that the Eagles’ linebacker rotation, which will include himself, Jordan Hicks, and Kamu Grigier-Hill, will be matchup-based.

DT Timmy Jernigan (back): Jernigan will start the season on the NFI list, which is essentially an extension of the PUP list, meaning he’ll be out for at least the first six weeks of the season, though it’ll likely extend beyond that. Jernigan was very productive early in the season last year, but his play tailed off a bit down the stretch. He’ll be replaced in the lineup by a combination of Destiny Vaeao and free agent acquisition Haloti Ngata.

ST Chris Maragos (knee): Maragos is still recovering from a serious knee injury suffered Week 6 last year against the Carolina Panthers. He’ll start the season on PUP, so he’ll miss at least the first six games. Like Jernigan, it is not anticipated that Maragos will be ready at the conclusion of those six weeks.

TE Richard Rodgers (knee): Rodgers had a good training camp, and looked like he could be a quality third tight end. However, he injured his knee on a touchdown reception from Nate Sudfeld in the preseason, and has been seen walking around the NovaCare Complex in a bulky cast. As a result, the team kept a fourth tight end, Joshua Perkins, at final cutdowns. Rodgers will have to stay on IR for at least eight weeks, after which point the team can decide to use one of their two “return from IR” designations on him at any time.

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Out

OG Ben Garland (calf): Garland is a backup offensive lineman who started against the Eagles in the divisional round of the playoffs last year with Andy Levitre out. Levitre is healthy again, and will play.

• CB Isaiah Oliver (ankle): Oliver was a second-round pick of the Falcons this year, but he’s buried for the time being behind a trio of corners in Marcus Trufant, Robert Alford, and Brian Poole.

CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (shoulder): Third-team corner, but obviously, with two corners already out, the Falcons can’t afford another corner injury during the game.

Questionable

• LS Josh Harris (hip): The Falcons have a long snapper on their practice squad, so he’ll get called up if Harris can’t go.

Notable players on IR/Suspension/Other

None.


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Recap: Eagles chat with Jimmy Kempski

After what felt like a looooong training camp, the Philadelphia Eagles’ 53 man roster is set, a decision has been made on a starting quarterback, and a real football game will be played tomorrow. 

Got questions or comments? Jimmy Kempski has you covered on whatever may be on your mind about the Birds. Are the Eagles doomed with Nick Foles at the helm once again with Carson Wentz out? How about the other injured guys? What’s their deal? Who is primed for a breakout season? What will the Eagles’ final record be?

Beginning at noon today, Jimmy will take your questions in another Eagles chat. Be sure to join him here.


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Couple behind Bobbitt GoFundMe ordered to testify

– MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP/WTXF) — An at-times frustrated judge has ordered the New Jersey couple responsible for raising $400,000 online for a homeless good Samaritan to give sworn testimony over what happened to the money. 

Superior Court Judge Paula Dow said Wednesday that Katie McClure and Mark D’Amico must appear Monday for a deposition in a suit filed by Johnny Bobbitt over the whereabouts of the cash raised through GoFundMe.

Dow chastised McClure and D’Amico’s attorney over “grandstanding” and said his clients have to appear in person to assert their right against self-incrimination.

Bobbitt was also ordered to be deposed. 

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Bobbitt got McClure gas late one night in 2017 when she was stranded. She later set up a GoFundMe page for him, but the relationship soured. It’s unclear what happened to the money. 

McClure and D’Amico have denied any wrongdoing.

LIVE: Eagles chat with Jimmy Kempski

After what felt like a looooong training camp, the Philadelphia Eagles’ 53 man roster is set, a decision has been made on a starting quarterback, and a real football game will be played tomorrow. 

Got questions or comments? Jimmy Kempski has you covered on whatever may be on your mind about the Birds. Are the Eagles doomed with Nick Foles at the helm once again with Carson Wentz out? How about the other injured guys? What’s their deal? Who is primed for a breakout season? What will the Eagles’ final record be?

Beginning at noon today, Jimmy will take your questions in another Eagles chat. Be sure to join him here.


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Police investigating shooting death of trans woman

– Police are investigating after a 30-year-old trans woman was fatally shot in the back in Hunting Park.

The incident happened around 1 a.m. Wednesday on the 4300 block of Old York Road.

Officers say they found the victim laying in the street and that at least eight shots were fired.

The victim was transported to Temple University Hospital, where she later died.

Witnesses say the shooter fled in an older model black Ford pickup truck with bonding on it, tinted windows and no tailgate.

No arrests have been made at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.

Initial police reports erroneously indicated that the shooting victim was a man. This story has since been updated to reflect the true gender identity of the victim.

Woman, 30, shot in the back in Hunting Park

– Police are investigating after a 30-year-old woman was shot in the back in Hunting Park.

The incident happened around 1 a.m. Wednesday on the 4300 block of Old York Road.

Officers say they found the victim laying in the street and that at least eight shots were fired.

The victim was transported to Temple University Hospital, where she is listed in critical condition.

Witnesses say the shooter fled in an older model black Ford pickup truck with bonding on it, tinted windows and no tailgate.

No arrests have been made at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.

Spate of illnesses leads to new prison policies

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania prison system is putting in place new policies on mail handling, visits and detection of drones after a month in which about 50 staff reported symptoms that may have been caused by exposure to toxic chemicals.

Gov. Tom Wolf announced it Wednesday.

Pennsylvania’s 25 prisons have been on lockdown for a week while officials investigate the spate of illnesses.

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The cause is suspected to be a clear, odorless substance known as synthetic marijuana that can be concealed in the paper of books and letters.

Inmate mail will be processed outside of the prisons, except legal mail.

The state is expanding its detection of drones and use of body scanners. Visiting room staff will be doubled and photos and vending machines won’t be allowed for 90 days.

Couple behind Bobbitt GoFundMe to appear in court

– A judge has ordered a New Jersey couple who raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for a homeless man in Philadelphia to appear in court.

The couple—Mark D’Amico and Katie McClure—raised more than $400,000 for Johnny Bobbitt after he used his last $20 to fill up McClure’s gas tank when she was stranded in Philadelphia. A court ordered the couple to turn over the remaining funds last Thursday.

The only problem?

There’s nothing left, according to Bobbitt’s attorney.

The judge told the couple’s lawyer Wednesday that she had several questions surrounding the case and wanted to hear from the defendants directly.

The couple has repeatedly denied claims of mismanaging the donations, saying they’re wary of giving Bobbitt large sums because they fear he will buy drugs.

The judge ordered the couple to transfer the money into an escrow account by the end of business Friday and hire a forensic accountant to review the financial records within 10 days.

Attorneys for Bobbitt tell FOX 29 they were informed by the defense team Tuesday morning that the money was gone. 

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McClure set up the online fundraiser page as a way to give back to Bobbitt, who came to her aid when she ran out of gas on an Interstate 95 exit ramp late one night. It raised more than $400,000 in funds donated by more than 14,000 people.

Bobbitt walked a few blocks to buy McClure gas. She didn’t have money to repay him at the time, but sought him out days later to give him the money, and visited him a few more times to bring food and water. They later appeared on shows like “Good Morning America” and were interviewed by the BBC.

But the relationship has gone sour.

McClure and D’Amico have repeatedly denied any wrongdoing or misusing any of the money.

D’Amico has said Bobbitt spent $25,000 in less than two weeks in December on drugs, in addition to paying overdue legal bills and sending money to his family.

The couple also bought Bobbitt a camper with some of the funds and parked it on land McClure’s family owns in Florence. But Bobbitt became homeless again after D’Amico told him in June that he had to leave the property.

During an appearance Monday on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today” show, D’Amico told Kelly there was well over $150,000 left of the donations.

GoFundMe released the following statement in the wake of court developments.

“We are working with law enforcement officials to ensure Johnny receives all of the funds raised on his behalf. While we assist law enforcement with their ongoing investigation, GoFundMe is also working with Johnny’s legal team to ensure he’s receiving support while the remaining funds are being recovered. GoFundMe has given $20,000 to a bank account created by Johnny’s legal team  to provide assistance during the investigation.

It’s important to remember that our platform is backed by the GoFundMe Guarantee, which means that in the rare case that GoFundMe, law enforcement or a user finds campaigns are misused, donors and beneficiaries are protected.

For more information about the GoFundMe Guarantee, see here.

Lockdown lifted at Edison High School after search

– A lockdown has been lifted at a North Philadelphia high school after reports that a suspect was seen in the bathroom with a gun.

Officers responded to Edison High School on West Luzerne Street around 10 a.m.

The school was placed on lockdown while officers searched the school.

Police cleared the scene around 10:30 a.m.

Bud Light unveils statue of 'Philly Special' call

– Bud Light has bestowed one more gift upon the City of Brotherly Love following the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl win last season.

On Wednesday, a day before the Eagles kick off the 2018 NFL season against the Atlanta Falcons, Bud Light debuted a new statue.

The statue captures the iconic and historical moment when backup quarterback and Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles asked “Do you want ‘Philly Philly?’”

Head Coach Doug Pederson obliged, and the call gave way to one of the most memorable plays in Super Bowl history (certainly the most memorable in Eagles history).

VIDEO: Nick Foles suggested the ‘Philly Special’ to Doug Pederson

Nick Foles is the only quarterback to throw and catch a touchdown in Super Bowl history. The play perfectly epitomized this Eagles team. It showed the amazing chemistry they have on and off the field and the aggressive play calling from Doug Pederson that earned him a Super Bowl title.

This is your periodic reminder that the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII by a score of 41-33. 

Florence a potential East Coast hurricane threat?

– As of Wednesday morning, Hurricane Florence gained category 2 hurricane status with winds over 100 mph, making it the second strongest storm of the 2018 hurricane season. The storm is moving through the eastern Atlantic along the water waters of the equatorial region of the Atlantic Ocean.

Hurricane Florence developed from a tiny cluster of thunderstorms over Africa and quickly gained hurricane status Tuesday. The system is expected to remain on a westward motion moving towards the United State through Sunday. 

Meteorologist Mike Masco and the FOX 29 Weather Authority team have monitored forecast trends over the last 24 hours and have observed interesting trends with this system.

“The overnight ensemble guidance which blends 52 model runs into one picture has taken a dramatic turn west with Hurricane Florence bringing it very close to the East Coast by the middle of next week. The guidance remains fuzzy as to how it will handle the eventual track of this system but like any tropical system this storm needs to be watched closely.”

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Masco notes that storms this far north in the Atlantic usually are forced out to sea but this one may have a very unique track!

“What we are seeing show up in our guidance is a rare configuration of the jet stream that is tucked further west, causing the high heat we are dealing with this week. If this remains the case going into next week it leaves the east coast vulnerable to a potential strike on the east coast.”

Masco says there are two scenario’s to consider going forward:

Scenario 1: Cold front/trough is delayed or never makes it east while a strong ridge/high builds over the northern Atlantic. This situation would slingshots the tropical system due west into the southeastern US.

Scenario 2: Cold front sweeps east and settles off the eastern seaboard while a mid-Atlantic ridge builds over the Atlantic. This situation allows for a window to form forcing the storm out to sea.

“Climatology tells us that scenario 2 is the most plausible idea. The problem with waiving the all-clear flag is the lack of model guidance support we have presently! The European forecast model ensembles took a massive turn west (Scenario 1) which holds a large weight in the forecast ahead.”

Meteorologists say this system will bring rough surf the east coast as early as Sunday while placing Bermuda in the path for strong winds later this weekend.

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Fans rejoice: Subscription-free streaming for NFL

NEW YORK (AP) — Good news for football fans: It’s going to be much easier to watch NFL games online this year.

The league is finally dropping a requirement that viewers sign in with a cable or satellite subscription. It’s seeking to expand its online audience at a time when TV ratings are declining.

The regular season starts Thursday.

There are some restrictions. Streamed games are typically only accessible via phones and tablets. To watch on a big TV, you’ll still need a cable or satellite subscription, or one through a cable-like online package such as PlayStation Vue.

Other major professional leagues still require TV subscriptions for hometown teams. A key element to getting TV networks on board: They’ll get to sell the majority of ads on the subscription-free football streams.