January 21st, 2014
09:43 PM ET

Will Richard Sherman's rant help or hurt his brand?

Does a big personality equate to big business?

Interest in Richard Sherman continues to intensify two days after the Seattle Seahawks' star cornerback unleashed an epic post-game rant aimed at his opponent Michael Crabtree.

Since that rant Sherman has been at the center of the pre-Super Bowl conversation.

His Twitter followers exploding by more than 360,000.

But does all of this attention help or hurt Sherman's brand?

OutFront: Jamie Fritz who manages Sherman's marketing deals and CNN Political Commentator Marc Lamont Hill.

Filed under: News • Sports
January 21st, 2014
09:38 PM ET

NAACP Leader: Sen. Tim Scott a ventriloquist's "dummy" for Tea Party

An influential leader of the NAACP is comparing Senator Tim Scott, the lone black Republican in the Senate, to a ventriloquist's dummy.

NAACP leader compares Tim Scott to 'dummy' for tea party 'ventriloquist'

Reverend William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP, slammed Scott, saying "The extreme right wing down here finds a black guy to be senator and claims he's the first black senator since Reconstruction and then he goes to Washington, D.C., and articulates the agenda of the tea party."

OutFront: Reverend William Barber and Niger Innis, the national spokesman for Congress for Racial Equality, and who is also running for Congress.

Filed under: News • Politics
January 21st, 2014
09:22 PM ET

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell indicted in gift scandal: "I did nothing illegal"

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell was once considered a rising star in the Republican Party and a potential presidential contender is now accused of accepting illegal gifts valued at a minimum of $140,000.

Among the items listed on the 14 count indictment:

  • Rolex watch engraved with "71st Governor of Virginia"
  • Louis Vuitton shoes and other designer clothes
  • Two sets of golf clubs, two iPhones
  • 30 boxes of an expensive anti-inflammatory

In a statement, McDonnell admitted to poor judgment, but was "emphatic" that he did nothing illegal.

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell indicted in gift scandal

"I come before you this evening as someone who has been falsely and wrongfully accused and whose public service has been wrongfully attacked," he said in a televised statement.

CNN's Joe Johns has the latest.

Filed under: News • Politics
January 21st, 2014
09:07 PM ET

Dutch skater flips off Russian winner

We've seen sore losers in the past but one Dutch speed skater has taken unsportsmanlike behavior to a whole new level.

CNN's Jeanne Moos introduces us to the world's first finger skater.

Filed under: Jeanne Moos • News • Sports
January 21st, 2014
09:03 PM ET

Warnings missed before tortured 4-year-old Myls Dobson's death

A city remembers Myls Dobson.

A funeral is being held in New York Tuesday for the 4-year-old who was found dead earlier this month after police say he suffered horrific abuse at the hands of his caretaker.

His death - as we're now learning was the result of a system and family that time and time again - failed to care for the little boy.

CNN's Margaret Conley is OutFront with more:

Filed under: Justice • News
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