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Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford’s wife blames NFL for harassment received after false positive coronavirus test – CNN

(CNN)After a false positive Covid-19 test put Matthew Stafford, quarterback for the Detroit Lions, on the NFL’s Injured Reserve/Covid list, life has been terrible. And his wife blames the NFL.

That’s according to an Instagram post made by Kelly Stafford, the quarterback’s wife, who called the past four days following the false positive “somewhat of a nightmare.”
“I have been losing my mind because of how my Family has been treated since my husband was put on COVID-IR,” Kelly Stafford wrote. “Even after we knew it was false positive, our school told us they were not allowed back, I was approached in a grocery store and told I was ‘endangering others,’ my kids were harassed and kicked off a playground, I was told I needed to wait in my car when trying to pick up food, and people closest to us had to get tested just so they could go back to work.”
All this, Kelly Stafford says, happened after Saturday, when the Lions placed Matthew Stafford on the league’s Reserve/Covid-19 list. The team removed him from the list Tuesday.
The NFL has said being placed on the list doesn’t mean the player has Covid-19, just that they may have tested positive or is quarantined after being in contact with an infected person.
But after the family’s experience following the false positive test, Kelly Stafford says she wants the league to change — saying it should be “absolutely positive” a player has Covid-19 before making the news public.
“I don’t blame these scenarios on any of the people directly involved.. I understand where they are coming from,” she wrote, referring to the treatment her family received. “But I do blame the @NFL. I blame the @NFL for not holding themselves accountable. These are people’s lives and livelihoods that are in those results in THEIR test sites. Maybe we should be absolutely positive a person has covid before releasing that info to the world.”
Matthew Stafford has not publicly commented on the incident, and the NFL did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

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Detroit police chief responds to deadly officer involved shooting – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Shooting death of 20-year-old sparked community outcry

DETROIT – Detroit Police Chief James Craig spoke to Local 4 News Saturday morning about the shooting death of a 20-year-old man that sparked outcry and protests on the city’s west side.

The victim, 20-year-old Hakim Littleton, was shot and killed by police Friday afternoon. Large crowds filled the streets hours later demanding answers and protesting.

Speaking Saturday morning Craig addressed a question about why deadly force is such a commonly used tactic in policing.

“As you saw in the video, that our officers were fired on. The next suspect was within two to three feet, and he was pointing a gun at the officers head. This hero who then quickly responded to try to mitigate violence, he ran, didn’t even have a chance to take his weapon out and he was concerned about his safety, and the safety of his partners. And you ask me how we respond to a situation like that, that was quickly unfolding, unbelievable,” said Craig.

He added that those are the kind of conversations which can cause antagonism and incite riots.

“What do we say to that officer had he been shot, what do we say to the officer in Toledo, Ohio, who made the ultimate sacrifice going to a call,” said Craig.

During a press conference Friday night, Craig criticized false information put on social media about the shooting that he says incited violence. There was a false report that Littleton was shot up to 15 times.

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Drew Barrymore rocks vintage Detroit News style on national magazine cover – The Detroit News


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Published 11:12 a.m. ET July 8, 2020 | Updated 12:32 p.m. ET July 8, 2020

Drew Barrymore has some good news to share, and she’s saying it with a vintage Detroit News T-shirt on a national magazine cover.

InStyle magazine revealed its August cover on Instagram on Wednesday with photos of actress/producer/director Drew Barrymore — pictures taken by the actress herself at home — for the magazine’s “Badass Women” issue.

In the interview, Barrymore says she’s wearing the T-shirt because of its slogan “the first good news of the day.”

We’ve put a call in to her agent to see where the actress picked up her tee. 

Barrymore styled herself for the shoot and took her own photos, due to COVID-19 limitations. According to the caption, the shirt is her own. 

About being “badass,” Barrymore tells InStyle, “I also love to see the word ‘badass’ in a joyful context, like on this cover with a smile, a peace sign, and a shirt that says, ‘Good news.” That makes me feel like I’m on the right path. There’s this quote I love that Nancy Juvonen — my business partner of 25 years and the love of my life other than my daughters — taught me: ‘Insecurity is loud; confidence is quiet.'”

In 2009, Barrymore directed a movie that was filmed, in part, in Detroit. “Whip It,” starring Ellen Page, Barrymore, Kristen Wiig and Juliette Lewis, was about a teen who rebelled against the world of beauty pageants her mother wanted for a more raucous world of roller derby.

On being in Michigan, both Barrymore and Page were effusive with praise.

“I saw a lot of the state. I actually know it quite well,” Barrymore said at the Toronto International Film Festival for the film’s premiere in a piece The News ran in October 2009.

“On Saturday nights, I would go to the 8 Ball in Ann Arbor and have a cold PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon) and I loved that. I loved the Majestic in Detroit.

“It was great for me because I really found locations that would work. I found wonderful places,” Barrymore said. “I felt like it was a blessing we got to shoot there.”

In addition to repping The Detroit News, Barrymore also has a vintage-looking University of Michigan sweatshirt that she’s been seen wearing in a few of her Instagram videos. 

The August issue of InStyle with Barrymore is set to hit newsstands July 17.

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