November 11th, 2013
10:38 AM ET

Richie Incognito Speaks: "I Am Not A Racist"

Suspended NFL player Richie Incognito said his alleged bullying of Miami Dolphin teammate Jonathan Martin is misunderstood because "people don't know how Jon and I communicate to one another."

Incognito acknowledged in an interview aired on "Fox NFL Sunday" that he used racist and vulgar language in voice mails and text messages to Martin but said it was "coming from a place of love," CNN's Nischelle Turner reports.

"No matter how bad and how vulgar it sounds, that's how we communicate," he told Fox Sports reporter Jay Glazer. "That's how our friendship was."

"For instance, a week before this went down, Jonathan Martin text me on my phone 'I will murder your whole F-ing family,'" Incognito told Glazer. "Now, do I think Jonathan Martin was going to murder my family? Not one bit."

Martin, 24, left the team last month because of "harassment that went far beyond the traditional locker room hazing," Martin's lawyer said. Days later, the Dolphins suspended Incognito, 30, for conduct detrimental to the team.

After the interview, which was recorded in Los Angeles on Saturday, Incognito let Glazer review his phone text messages with Martin. He counted 1,142 messages exchanged between the two men over the last year, Glazer reported.

NPR Sports Correspondent Mike Pesca and Retired NFL Player Todd Wade weighed in on "New Day" Monday. 

Pesca says all of the excuses Incognito and the Dolphin's have put out, "damns them a little bit more. I think the whole idea of Jonathan Martin seemed like our friend, Johnathan Martin seemed to take it. I mean a guy doesn't snap because the people who are allegedly harassing him think he's about to snap, he snaps because they push him too far." 

Wade, however, said that the way the players have interacted with each other is in line with the rest of NFL culture. 


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November 11th, 2013
10:24 AM ET

'We Were Wrong': CBS's Lara Logan Apologizes for Benghazi Report

CBS correspondent Lara Logan apologized Friday and said the network was "wrong" for a "60 Minutes" report that raised questions about the Obama administration's response to last year's attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

The assault left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

"In this case, we were wrong. We made a mistake," Logan said on "CBS This Morning." "That's disappointing for any journalist. It's very disappointing for me."

New Media Reporter for the "New York Times" Brian Stelter weighed in on Monday's "New Day." Stelter says the 'original sin' in journalism could be at play.

"If we start out believing we know what the story is and the story changes on us, reporters can sometimes be wary of changing their whole story. That's maybe the original sin in journalism sometimes.'

A primary source for the "60 Minutes" report on October 27 was a security contractor using the pseudonym "Morgan Jones," later identified as Dylan Davies. Davies told CBS he was able to reach the Benghazi compound on the night of September 11, 2012, scale a wall and even fight off a militant.

Also on Friday, the publisher of a book containing Davies' account said it was suspending the sale and publication of the book. Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, is recommending that booksellers not sell "The Embassy House" and return the books, spokeswoman Jennifer Robinson told CNN.

The "60 Minutes" story broadcast October 27 cast doubt on whether the Obama administration sent all possible help to try to save Stevens and his three colleagues. The story was then cited by congressional Republicans who have demanded to know why a military rescue was not attempted.

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November 11th, 2013
10:17 AM ET

Gun Violence On Rise In PG-13 Movies

A new research study from the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center in Philadelphia shows that gun violence has risen in PG-13 films and now tops the violence shown in R-rated films.

From the school's site:  "The study, “Gun Violence Trends in Movies,” published in the December issue of Pediatrics (online publication Nov. 11), shows that in 1985, the first full year of the PG-13 rating, the amount of gun violence in popular PG-13 movies was similar to that in movies rated G and PG. Since then, the gun violence in PG-13 movies has grown, and since 2009 it has rivaled the level of gun violence in R-rated movies."

Psychologist Dr. Chuck Williams  and the Forensic Panel's Dr. Michael Welner  weighed in on this issue on Monday's "New Day." They both attributed rising violence with a popular male culture, and hip hop culture specifically, that glamorizes guns as powerful accessories.

See full video above and let us know in the comments do you agree the presence of firearms in movies or video games creates a culture of violence in our youth?

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November 11th, 2013
10:05 AM ET

Ex-Girlfriend Wants Share Of $338M Powerball Jackpot

The ex-girlfriend of Pedro Quezada,  a man who won $338 million in New Jersey's Powerball last spring, is suing for her share after he dumped her.

Lawyers say Ines Sanchez, who lived Quezada for 10 years and shares a child with him, doesn't deserve any of the fortune because the couple was never legally married.

HLN's Joey Jackson said on "New Day" Monday, the issue here is New Jersey doesn't recognize common law jurisdictions.

Jackson:  "Here's the problem. The problem is if you're married, then it's subject to equitable distribution, right? And that means that you split the proceeds... New Jersey is not a common law jurisdiction. There are ten states throughout the country that are common law jurisdictions where if you lived with someone for a specified amount of time, you're cohabitating, you're holding that person out to be your wife, the law says 'aha you're married.' Since Jersey is not one of them, that becomes problematic here."

If it was your $338M, would you share any of it with the person you lived with for a decade even if you didn't have to legally?

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