1. OBAMA ISIS
Prime-time speech: Tonight, President Barack Obama will outline his plan for combating the ISIS terror group. A senior administration official says he’ll focus on three major themes – the threat posed by ISIS, his strategy to address that threat and proposals on how to fight and destroy the militant group. We know the White House is trying to build an international coalition to confront ISIS. How it takes shape will likely influence the President’s overall plan, something that’s said to still be a work in progress.
2. NFL RICE GOODELL
Under fire: Ray Rice is out of a job. An increasing number of critics think National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, the man in charge of disciplining the star player, should be next. Critics want to know why he and the league were initially lenient in doling out punishment. First issuing a two-day suspension before, suspending Rice indefinitely. “I didn’t get it right,” said Goodell. “Simply put, we have to do better.” NOW, the National Organization for Women, is calling for his resignation.
3. JERRY JONES
Lawsuit: A former exotic dancer has filed a lawsuit against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, accusing him of sexual assault. In the suit, Jana Weckerly claims that Jones assaulted her in 2009 and that the Dallas Cowboys knew about and covered up the incident. Weckerly is seeking “monetary relief of over $1,000,000,” according to the suit. Reaction from the Cowboys was swift. Levi McCathern, an attorney representing the Cowboys, called the allegations “completely false” and “a shakedown.”
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