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Jerry Falwell Jr. will take a leave of absence from Liberty University – CNN

(CNN)Jerry Falwell Jr., the president and chancellor of Liberty University, has agreed to take an “indefinite leave of absence,” according to a statement Friday from the evangelical Christian university.

The leave of absence is effective immediately, the statement said. The executive committee of the university’s board of trustees made the request of Falwell. The board did not provide a reason for Falwell’s leave in its statement.
CNN has reached out to Falwell for comment. In a separate statement, Jerry Prevo, chairman of the university’s board of trustees, said the Lynchburg, Virginia-based university has “experienced unprecedented success” during Falwell’s 13 years as president.
“Unfortunately, with this success and the burdens of leading a large and growing organization comes substantial pressure,” Prevo said in the statement. “Today, my colleagues and I on the Liberty University Board of Trustees and Jerry mutually agreed that it would be good for him to take an indefinite leave of absence.”
Falwell — no stranger to controversy — has come under fire in recent days after posting a picture on Instagram that depicted him with his pants unzipped and his midsection visible to the camera. In the photo, Falwell is seen holding a cup of dark liquid with one arm around a woman whose shorts are also unzipped.
In a radio interview with WLNI, Falwell explained that the woman was his wife’s assistant. They were at a costume party and “it was just in good fun,” he added.
“You know, it was weird because she’s pregnant so she couldn’t get her (shorts) up and I was like, trying to like — I have a pair of jeans I haven’t worn in a long time so I couldn’t get mine zipped either,” Falwell said. “So I just put my belly out like hers.”
Falwell said he “should never have put it up and embarrassed her.”
He added, “I’ve apologized to everybody and I promised my kids I’m going to try to be a good boy from here on out.”
Prevo said the leave of absence decision “was not made lightly” and took into account “the interests everyone in the LU community, including students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, leaders of the Church, as well as the Falwell family.”
Rep. Mark Walker, a Republican from North Carolina and a member of a Liberty University advisory board, called Thursday on Falwell to resign, calling his ongoing behavior “appalling.”
“I just think there’s a code that leaders have to live by, especially when you’re leading the largest Christian evangelical university in the country,” Walker told CNN’s Brianna Keilar on Friday.

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Jerry Reinsdorf: Bulls couldn’t have won 1999 championship because of Michael Jordan’s finger injury – CBS Sports

As little as Michael Jordan wants to hear it, Jerry Reinsdorf had a number of valid reasons for breaking up the Chicago Bulls after their 1998 championship. Not doing so would have created the most expensive roster in NBA history. Their aging roster may not have been equipped for another championship run. But the reason most would overlook? Jordan himself. 

As Reinsdorf recalled to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Jordan was not healthy during the 1998-99 NBA season. Why? Because of an incident with a cigar cutter that took place during that offseason’s lockout. 

“The thing nobody wants to remember,” Reinsdorf said, “during lockout, Michael was screwing around with a cigar cutter, and he cut his finger. He couldn’t have played that year. He had to have surgery on the finger, so even if we could’ve brought everybody back, it wouldn’t have made any sense.”

Jordan was already carrying an enormous load in 1998. He took more than half of Chicago’s shots in the championship-clinching Game 6 victory. Given his injury and the aging Chicago roster, Reinsdorf doesn’t believe that he could’ve carried them back to another title. 

“The fact is, it’s pretty obvious in 1998 that Michael carried this team,” he said. “These guys were gassed. He could not have come back because of the cut finger. But even if he could’ve come back, the other players [Steve Kerr, Luc Longley, Jud Buechler, Dennis Rodman] were going to get offers that were way in excess of what they were worth.”

Jordan made it perfectly clear in the final episode of “The Last Dance” that he thought the Bulls could have won a seventh championship. In his mind, it would have been as simple as bringing everyone back to do it. But it wouldn’t have mattered who was on Chicago’s roster if Jordan wasn’t. Perhaps Jordan wouldn’t have used the cigar cutter if he’d expected to play, but without engaging in such hypotheticals, it should be known that Jordan may not have even been healthy enough to defend his championship even if the Bulls had allowed it. 

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Jerry Seinfeld, Leah Remini & More Mourn Jerry Stiller – Access











Published on 11-May-2020

The comedy world is in mourning over the loss of Jerry Stiller. The comedy legend died at the age of 92 of natural causes, his son, Ben Stiller, announced on May 11. As the sad news spread, tributes poured in from many of Jerry’s famous co-stars, including “Seinfeld’s” Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander and “King of Queen’s” Kevin James and Leah Remini. “I will be forever grateful for the memories, the fatherly talks off screen and for the many years of laughter, the kindness he had shown to me and my family,” Leah wrote in part. “You will be so very missed Jerry.”

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