Murmurs in media and sports
In media, Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy (who is also Canadian) has given up his Egyptian citizenship in exchange for his release (1,000+ shares). "Was told to give up his freedom or nationality. What a govt," reacts BBC's Ahmen Khawaja. Meanwhile, we in journalism remember veteran LA Daily News city hall reporter Rick Orlov, who has died at 66. "Amazing all the Twitter tributes about Rick Orlov from politicians & colleagues. Says a lot about who he was. R.I.P.," tweets Brian Martin, assistant sports editor there. "Sad day in Los Angeles," harmonizes O.C. Register's Douglas Morino.
In the meantime, it's a dark day in sports, where Warren Sapp has been arrested for soliciting a prostitute and Johnny Manziel of Cleveland Browns enters rehab to "improve" himself. And we're sorry, Jets fans, but now that he's been fired, Coach Rex Ryan is changing that tattoo you love.