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ESPN fires former K-State student Kelly Stewart as betting analyst for deleted tweets

Kelly Stewart, a former Kansas State student and Manhattan native, saw her career as a betting analyst with ESPN come to an end before it began on Friday.

Less than a month after ESPN announced that it was hiring Stewart to share her opinions on sports gambling shows such as “Daily Wager” and “SportsCenter,” the network has decided to part ways with her after discovering homophobic tweets that she sent and later deleted nearly a decade ago.

“ESPN has notified me that they terminated my contract due to deleted tweets from 2012,” Stewart wrote on social media. “I know the words I used are unacceptable and hurtful and I am terribly sorry for this lapse in judgment, but I cannot apologize for standing up to the vicious attacks I, and so many other female personalities, endure from anonymous online trolls.”

“While I regret the language I tweeted over a decade

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Student kicks off virtual class with epic entrances, quickly goes viral

A West Virginia high school student has gone viral for pulling off several unforgettable entrances to his virtual class.

On Sept. 28, ESPN’s SportsCenter account shared a compilation video of 17-year-old Farris Murad joining his history class virtually while using different WWE entrances popularized by The Undertaker, John Cena, Randy Orton, The Big Show and Edge. The Instagram clip has since received over 300,000 likes and nearly 2,7000 comments.

“Honestly, I had no intention of it being a big hit,” Murad, a student at Charleston Catholic High School, told In The Know. “It was really just a fun little thing I started doing, and everyone liked it. I just thought of it one day before class and it stuck.”

With 15 other students in his class, Murad said he just wanted to spice things up during quarantine, which has forced a significant number of students across the country to participate

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