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Wednesday’s Mashup: Illinois school changes its Patriots logo after students complain

Lucy Burdge
June 20, 2018 - 7:07 am

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MLB: LA Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, 2 p.m. (MLB Network)
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AROUND THE WEB:

-- An Illinois high school changed its logo after students accused the school of plagiarizing the Patriots.

Adlai E. Stevenson High School used a logo pretty much identical to the Flying Elvis the Patriots have used since 1993. After students complained, the school recently changed the logo to a green “S” with three stars in gold across the middle.

“It changes the visual identity for the school in a way that hopefully establishes the “S” in Stevenson as the primary logo,” said Jim Conrey, the school’s public information coordinator.

Students started a school-wide anti-plagiarism campaign to change the logo during the 2016-17 school year even though the school said it had permission from the Patriots to use the logo.

“Some students rightfully called us on that,” Conrey said. “It was a fair criticism.”

-- LiAngelo Ball mocked his shoplifting incident in China in a new Foot Locker commercial for its “One and Done” campaign.

After Ball says the shirts are only $29.99, Reggie Couz, the commerical’s host, says, “Wow, now that’s an absolute steal.” When Ball stares at him, Couz says, “I meant the prices are so good it must be criminal.” Ball stays silent and the commercial continues.

The scene makes fun of Ball’s arrest in China while playing for UCLA after shoplifting designer sunglasses and other items from stores in China. Ball and two of his teammates were detained in China while UCLA, and others, worked to bring them home. Really funny situation.

Ball also makes fun of his stint playing professional basketball in Lithuania.

After Couz promotes the t-shirts that are sold for only one day, Ball said, “They are one and done. Just like me after playing overseas.”

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I feel like if he did, it would just be to get me to throw an extra inning. And that would be a pretty pro move on his part. I'll come up with something, if I am an All-Star, so I won't have to pitch. I'll play a lot of Fortnite the night before, so I'll be down (unavailable)." -- David Price, on how he will avoid pitching in the All-Star Game

 

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