Sonny Perdue’s land deal draws new scrutiny amid chancellor search
ATLANTA — Sonny Perdue bought a grain plant in South Carolina from one of the biggest agricultural firms in the nation at a small fraction of its estimated value shortly after Donald Trump tapped him to be U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, The Washington Post reported. The investigation found that Archer-Daniels-Midland sold the grain storage facility in Estill, South Carolina, to AGrowStar, a firm then-owned by Perdue, for $250,000. Six years earlier, ADM paid more than $5.5 million for the same land, a figure that lines up with estimates from independent analysts who reviewed the records for th...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Florida coach Mike White receives two-year contract extension
Florida men’s basketball coach Mike White received a two-year extension through the 2026-2027 season after leading the Gators to their fourth straight NCAA Tournament. White did not receive additional compensation on a previous extension signed in 2019, according to a contract provided by UF following a public records request. White, 43, will earn $3.083 million during the 2021-22 season and $3.208 million each of the following five seasons. The Gators have reached the past four NCAA Tournaments under White, advancing to the Elite Eight in 2017 and into the Round of 32 the past three visits to...
2 deaths, just months apart: private security guards hired by public agencies face more scrutiny
The private company that provides security guards to the Metropolitan Transit System in San Diego, including the armed guard who helped hold down a handcuffed Angel Zapata Hernandez in a fatal encounter in October 2019, is being sued in Sacramento federal court for a similar death. That death, where a trio of guards handcuffed and restrained Mario Matthews inside Golden 1 Arena, occurred in July 2019, less than four months before Zapata Hernandez died on an MTS platform near the Santa Fe Depot. In both cases, the men were held down for an extended period by security guards employed by Allied U...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Greg Cote: Dan Le Batard Show lands a major new deal. ‘We cashed a bet we made on ourselves.’
The biggest question in sports media — where will the Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz end up? — now has an answer. It came Tuesday afternoon with the announcement that Meadowlark Media and DraftKings have formed a multiplatform partnership for the popular Miami Beach-based show. Meadowlark Media is the content company Le Batard and former ESPN president John Skipper formed in January, the Le Batard Show its flagship entity. Starting in June or by early July, DraftKings, the daily fantasy sports and sports betting operator, will distribute the Le Batard Show on any and all platforms including r...