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Statt-us Update 3/15/22 – Today’s News Headlines & More


Jets signing Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah to three-year deal

Tight end C.J. Uzomah agreed to a three-year, $24 million deal with the Jets. Uzomah caught 49 passes for 493 yards and five touchdowns for Cincinnati last season, all career highs. The 29-year-old injured his MCL in the AFC Championship Game but epically returned for the Super Bowl.

C.J. Uzomah said he would take a chili bath, Well We’re Waiting!!

Uzomah said he will soak in Cincinnati-style chili if the Bengals beat the Rams on Sunday to get the first Super Bowl win in franchise history. He said he is serious about putting on some swim trunks and taking a dip in the culinary item that Cincinnati is most associated with.  So the Bengals didn’t win this year, but they will next year.

“You put it in a swimming pool, I’ll dive in there and eat my way out,” Uzomah said.

Cincinnati Reds trade Jesse Winker, Eugenio Suárez to Mariners

The Cincinnati Reds are trading outfielder Jesse Winker and infielder Eugenio Suárez to the Seattle Mariners, according to multiple reports.

ESPN reporter Jeff Passan first reported the Winker trade before The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal confirmed the Mariners would also acquire Suárez. Cincinnati will receive pitcher Justin Dunn, 2019 second-round pick pitcher Brandon Williamson and outfielder Jake Fraley.

Seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton announced he is changing his name

Very soon you will see him referred to, legally, as Lewis Larbalestier-Hamilton.  Not that big of a change but a special one.  Lewis Hamilton is changing his name in tribute to him mom “Because I want… I don’t really fully understand the whole idea that when people get married the woman loses her name,” he continued. “And my mum, I really want her name to continue on with the Hamilton name, so…”

WWE wrestler Scott Hall aka Razor Ramon – dies aged 63

Pro wrestling legend Scott Hall, who rose to fame in the 1990s as Razor Ramon, died at age 63 after suffering three heart attacks following a hip replacement surgery.

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) confirmed the sad news Monday afternoon, saying: ‘WWE is saddened to learn that two-time WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall has passed away … WWE extends its condolences to Hall’s family, friends and fans.’

Dolly Parton BOWS OUT of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Parton, 76, was announced as one of this year’s 17 nominees back in February.  But Monday, she explained she was removing herself from the ballot. She is ‘extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated,’ but she doesn’t feel that she has ‘earned that right’.  Parton, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999, added that she’d like to be considered for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the future.  The country star said she is now inspired to record a rock album, something her husband, Carl Dean, has been encouraging her to do for years. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 inductees will be announced in May.  Eminem, Carly Simon, Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick, Pat Benatar, Duran Duran, and Beck are among the artists who are nominated this year.

Pete Davidson is officially going to space

Blue Origin announced on Monday that the Saturday Night Live star will be onboard the March 23rd flight. Previously, William Shatner flew aboard a Blue Origin flight in October, making him the oldest man to visit space. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos himself rode alongside Shatner during the trip. GMA’s Michael Strahan was next in line, blasting off in December. Davidson will be on a flight launched from west Texas, along with 5 fellow travelers: investor Marty Allen, former Party America CEO Marc Hagle and his wife Sharon Hagle, University of North Carolina business professor Jim Kitchen, and George Nield, president of Commercial Space Technologies.