Billy Manziel went to Vegas and all we got was this T-shirt

Updated: Sunday, August 28, 2016 @ 11:12 PM
Published: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 @ 10:45 AM
By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk

            Billy Manziel went to Vegas and all we got was this T-shirt
Fresh Brewed Tees / Twitter

The Internet has gotten a kick out of Billy Manziel.

Since ESPN reported about pro football player Johnny Manziel's bizarre disguise while partying in Vegas Saturday, there have been Photoshopped images guessing what the Cleveland Browns quaterback looked like.

Here are a few of our favorites:

And this:

And of course this, which we're reasonably sure will be a big hit at Halloween:

But what began with memes is now moving to merchandise.

Fresh Brewed Tees was among the first to jump on the trending topic, issuing “The Billy Vegas T-Shirt” for $26. 

StatsGeekTees decided to play on  Manziel’s nickname, creating “Johnny Vegas” and “Billy Football” shirts as a parody of “Johnny Football.”

The shirts also feature a Photoshopped image of Manziel’s infamous disguise.

There is also a T-shirt by Redbubble with the name Billy and Manziel’s jersey number, 2, on the front. 

The merchandise goes beyond shirts.

Sports artist Dave Choate tweeted a painting he had for sale.

The painting went for $500 on eBay. 

Wife found dead after alleged abduction by husband previously accused of holding her captive

Updated: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 @ 3:38 AM
Published: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 @ 3:12 AM
By: WPXI-TV – Pittsburgh

            Wife found dead after alleged abduction by husband previously accused of holding her captive

A woman who police say was abducted by her estranged husband early Tuesday morning was found dead in West Finley Township on Tuesday night, the woman’s father told Pittsburgh's WPXI-TV.

>> Watch the news report from WPXI

State police confirmed that Tierne Ewing, 48, was found dead, and that her estranged husband and accused abductor, Kevin Ewing, was found alive. He was flown to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. It was not immediately clear how he was injured.

Police said Tierne Ewing was taken from a home on Blockhouse Run Road in West Finley Township by 47-year-old Kevin Ewing at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities said the home belongs to Kevin Ewing's parents and that Tierne Ewing had been staying with them.

>> Read more trending stories

Around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, police converged on Walnut Valley Road in West Finley Township, where they believed Kevin Ewing was armed and hiding in a barn. The scene was tense when Channel 11 News arrived, but authorities began to clear the scene just before 11 p.m. Moments later, Tierne Ewing was confirmed dead.

Police have revealed few details about why the alleged abduction occurred, but online court records show an arrest warrant was issued for Kevin Ewing on kidnapping, terroristic threats, weapons charges and other crimes.

Police said the pair was traveling in a gray Hyundai Veloster with Pennsylvania registration KCS-2340, which Channel 11's Cara Sapida reported was found earlier in the day by investigators. There was no sign of the Tierne Ewing or Kevin Ewing at the time. 

Kevin Ewing is previously accused of holding Tierne Ewing hostage for 12 days in July, when police said he repeatedly beat and burned her. She had a protection-from-abuse order against him.

He had been wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet, but police said he cut it off before Tuesday's alleged abduction. Sapida learned that no one was notified when the ankle bracelet was cut.

Visit WPXI for the latest on this developing story.

4-year-old boy survives being tossed 25 feet from bridge into river

Updated: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 @ 2:24 AM
Published: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 @ 2:00 AM
By: Deborah Horne - KIRO7 – Seattle

            4-year-old boy survives being tossed 25 feet from bridge into river

Authorities are investigating after a young boy was apparently thrown from a railroad bridge about 25 feet into the Wynoochee River west of Olympia, Washington. 

>> Watch the news report from KIRO7

The teens who saw it happen say they still can't believe it.

"He was like, 'Oh, hey, there's a little boy,' " said Brianna Jones. "And so I thought a little boy is up there by himself, so I was like, 'What?' And I turned around."

"So my first thing," her friend Kaylub Fawley said, "I was just like, 'OK, got to get some video.'"

Kaylub, 18, and Brianna, 19, said that since childhood, they have played in the water beneath the railroad bridge known as one of the Twin Bridges in Montesano. 

But for a moment last Wednesday, they thought they might be witnessing a tragedy.

"And then that's when the guy was going like this," Brianna said, swinging her arms. "Getting ready to toss him, and the second time, he tossed him."

"He went right in the water, landed neck-first down in there," Kaylub said. "Soon as he popped back up, just screaming bloody murder. On the way down, the mom's screaming, 'Whoo-hoo.' "

>> Read more trending stories

Kaylub and his friends ran over to the boy and his mother.

"Started yelling at her," Brianna said. "And she's like, 'He's my kid. I can do whatever I want with him.' "

The teens called 911.

"That kid's lucky to be alive, the way he landed on his neck like that," Kaylub said. "Especially from 27 feet off a bridge. That's not good."

"I don't even jump off that bridge," Brianna said. "I'm scared, too."

Now, the Grays Harbor County prosecutor is reviewing the case.

What, Brianna was asked, does she want the prosecutor to decide?

"I want the mom to be charged," she said. "I want CPS to be involved. The child needs to be taken away from her because I don't even have kids and I know that's wrong."

Kaylub posted the video on Facebook. It has now been viewed more than 665,000 times.

>> Click here to watch the Facebook video (WARNING: Profanity)

Grays Harbor County Prosecutor Katie Svoboda got the case about noon Tuesday. She says she wants to spend a bit of time making this decision.  

Svoboda says she could decide Wednesday whether to file charges.

WATCH: 2-year-old belts out Broadway-worthy rendition of alphabet song

Updated: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 @ 1:43 AM
Published: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 @ 1:12 AM

This adorable toddler has a bright future on Broadway.

Back at it again...
Posted by Christina Ogea on Thursday, August 25, 2016

A Facebook video shared by Christina Ogea of Shreveport, Louisiana, shows her 2-year-old daughter, Violet, singing a lively rendition of the ABC’s. The video has been viewed more than 4.7 million times.

>> Read more trending stories

“She goes to Southfield School for preschool, and every day when I pick her up, she runs to the theater and makes me and her brothers sit in the audience so she can sing for us,” Ogea told CNN. “We are always playing music in our house, dancing with the kids and she just loves to sing for us all. And this is just the way she likes to sing.”

Florida woman records close bear encounter, leads to warning from state agency

Updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 11:49 PM
Published: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 9:01 PM

A Seminole County woman recorded her close encounter with a black bear, prompting Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to warn residents that the bears have become too accustomed to people.

The woman was sitting in her driveway in the Markham Woods area of the county, which FWC said has an abundant bear population.

The video shows the bear walking up to the woman, sniffing her knee and coming close to her face, before calmly walking away.

No one was injured.

The video was turned over to FWC Tuesday.

FWC said bear biologists are conducting a site visit to check on bears in the area.

FWC officers want to urge residents to never get close to bears or allow bears to get close to humans.

“While we are glad that no one was injured during the interaction captured on video, if this was an area where children were playing, the situation could have quickly turned tragic,” FWC said in a release. “People should be mindful that black bears are highly unpredictable, wild animals.”

FWC said there have been four people seriously injured by bears in Seminole County since 2012.

“The video of this very large bear demonstrates that it has obviously lost its fear of humans, most likely because it has learned that food is available in this area,” FWC said. “We urge Floridians to contact us immediately if they see a bear who is exhibiting this kind of behavior. Normal bear behavior is to avoid people.”


Bear Aug 30, 2016 - 9:14 PM