Suspect in slaying of NFL player’s brother lands on ‘Most Wanted’ list

Nashville Police(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- A 23-year-old man with "a violent criminal past" has landed on Tennessee's "Most Wanted" list, charged in the fatal stabbings outside a Nashville bar of two college students, including the brother of San Francisco 49ers' backup quarterback C.J. Beathard, authorities said.

Michael Mosley, who was initially being sought for questioning in the slayings, is now the prime suspect in the frenzied attack early Saturday outside The Dogwood bar in Nashville's Midtown neighborhood that left Clayton Beathard, 22, and Paul Trapeni III, 21, dead and their 21-year-old friend with stab wounds to the eye and arm, police said at a news conference Tuesday night.

"Mosley has a violent criminal past. He is a convicted felon, convicted of violent crimes. We consider him to be a danger to the community and we are asking everyone to be on the lookout for him," said Don Aaron, spokesman for the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department.

Aaron said arrest warrants were issued late Monday for Mosley charging him with two counts of criminal homicide and one count of attempted criminal homicide.

"We fully believe that he is the person who inflicted the stab wounds," Aaron said.

Police said that at the time of the killings, Mosley was free on a $5,000 bond after being arrested for aggravated assault in a brutal December 2018 beat down of a 37-year-old woman at a Nashville Walmart.

Mosley had previously been convicted in a 2016 misdemeanor assault for squirting urine from a shampoo bottle on an employee at a Davidson County, Tennessee, jail on Christmas Day 2015, police said in a statement.

In February 2018, he was convicted on multiple counts of armed robbery and was sentenced to two concurrent six-year prison terms, police said.

Mosley was also convicted of two counts of felony aggravated assault in May 2015 for stabbing a man and cutting a woman and was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison in December 2017, police said.

During a brawl in March 2019 involving more than 50 inmates at the Cheatham, Tennesee, County Jail, Mosley was caught on surveillance video allegedly stomping on an inmate's head, the Chetham County Sheriff's Office told ABC affiliate station WKRN-TV in Nashville.

Asked how such a felon with so many convictions for violent crimes could be allowed out on the streets, Aaron said, "The police department doesn't impose punishment, the police department is not in charge of incarceration, the police department is not in charge of sentencing."

"Looking at this man's past, the police department understands the community's frustration and we sympathize with the community's frustration," Aaron said.

Aaron appealed to the community to help the police catch Mosley and advised any of his friends or relatives who may be harboring him to contact investigators immediately.

Aaron said the deadly incident began inside The Dogwood bar when Mosley allegedly made unwanted advances toward a woman who was with Beathard and Trapeni.

"His actions led to a verbal dispute initially inside the bar, which led then to a physical fight outside the bar. The fight traveled across the street from the bar," Aaron said. "During the fight, the investigation shows that Mosley was armed with a sharp object and during that fight, the two victims were fatally stabbed. Their friend, a 21-year-old, was also injured."

Mosley's name was put at the top of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's "Most Wanted" list Tuesday morning and a $2,500 reward was offered for information leading to his arrest.

Commander Kay Lokey of Nashville's Midtown Hills Precinct, who is leading the investigation, said detectives are working around the clock to seek justice for the loved ones of the victims.

"I can't imagine what they are experiencing, what they're going through, but I can assure these families that when the detectives arrived on the scene they got busy. We don't stop. We keep going," Lokey said.

Lokey had one message for Mosley: "If he's watching, he might as well turn himself in."

Mosley was among four people seen together inside the bar who police were initially seeking to question about the slayings. Aaron said police have questioned a man and a woman seen with Mosley in the surveillance video taken from the bar, but they are still looking to identify and interview a third man seen in the security footage wearing a Nike sweatshirt.

Aaron said Mosley's companions are not considered suspects in the killings.

"For now we are focused on Mosley," Aaron said.

Clayton Beathard was a junior at New York's Long Island University, where he was the starting quarterback this past season on the school's football team. Trapeni was a student at Rhodes College in Memphis.

C.J. Beathard, who is a backup quarterback for the 49ers, immediately took leave from the team to join his family in Nashville.

"Clay was an amazing, big and soft-hearted human being with an undeniable love for the Lord," Clayton Bethard's parents, country music songwriter Casey Beathard and Susan Beathard, said in a statement to The Tennessean.

"He had his family’s, friends' and teammates' backs even to a fault," the parents said. "I wish he would have been more inclined to take the high road but he hated 'wrong.'"

The 49ers' organization released a statement saying they were "shocked and deeply saddened" by Clayton Beathard's death.

"We extend our heartfelt sympathies to C.J. and the entire Beathard family as they cope with the unthinkable loss of a loved one," the team said.

Officials at the Battle Ground Academy, a college-preparatory school in Franklin, Tennessee, said in a Facebook post that Clayton Beathard, Trapeni and the third victim stabbed in the attack were all former classmates at the school.

"We offer our condolences and deepest sympathy to the Beathard and Trapeni families," the school's statement reads. "We also offer our prayers and support to their BGA classmates, teammates, teachers, coaches, and friends. We understand this unexpected and devastating news may be difficult to reconcile."

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Washington Capitals make Christmas music video with team’s service dog

MCRMfotos/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Washington Capitals took a page out of a late-night show's act and did their best rendition of Mariah Carey's Christmas hit donning ugly sweaters and playing kid's classroom instruments.

In the video, the hockey stars sported their best ugly holiday sweaters and sang "All I Want For Christmas Is You" to their team service dog-in-training, Captain, who was wearing a plush pair of reindeer antlers.

The team's festive video even edited Captain to make it look like the pup was singing along.

The 2018 Stanley Cup champs tweeted the video compilation Monday, which has since garnered over 4.5K likes and over 168K views.

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Man sought for questioning in fatal stabbing of NFL quarterback’s brother

Nashville Police(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- A 23-year-old man is one of four people being sought for questioning by police in the fatal stabbings at a Nashville bar of two men, including the brother of San Francisco 49ers' backup quarterback C.J. Beathard, authorities said.

Nashville police say they are eager to talk to Michael D. Mosley about the violent confrontation early Saturday at The Dogwood bar that claimed the lives of Beathard's 22-year-old brother, Clayton Beathard, and Paul Trapeni III, 21, a student at Rhodes College in Memphis.

Investigators are asking for the public's help in locating Mosley, who is "strongly believed to have definitive information about the murders," police officials said in a statement.

Mosely is one of four people who were at the bar during the fatal fight that police are seeking to question. He is the only one police have identified.

"Mosley has been identified as being present both inside and outside of The Dogwood bar, including when the fight occurred," according to the police statement.

Clayton Beathard and Trapeni were stabbed around 3 a.m. on Saturday during a fight that occurred outside the bar when they saw a woman being subjected to unwanted advances from a man and attempted to intervene, police said.

Both victims were rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where they died. A third man was also stabbed in the confrontation, but survived, police said.

No arrests have been made in the slayings.

"Clay was an amazing, big and soft-hearted human being with an undeniable love for the Lord," Clayton Bethard's parents, country music songwriter Casey Beathard and Susan Beathard, said in a statement to The Tennessean.

Clayton Beathard was a junior at New York's Long Island University, where he was the starting quarterback this past season on the school's football team.

"He had his family’s, friends' and teammates' backs even to a fault," the parents said. "I wish he would have been more inclined to take the high road but he hated 'wrong.'"

Following the 49ers thrilling last-minute victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday, head coach Kyle Shanahan told his players that C.J. Beathard had given him a message to relay to them.

"He could barely talk, but he said to me, last thing he said as he walked out the door is, 'You guys go out and win this game,'" Shanahan said. "This game doesn't mean anything compared to his brother, but you guys know C.J."

The 49ers' organization released a statement saying they were "shocked and deeply saddened" by Clayton Beathard's death.

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"We extend our heartfelt sympathies to C.J. and the entire Beathard family as they cope with the unthinkable loss of a loved one," the team said.

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San Francisco 49ers’ Richard Sherman clears over $27,000 in schools’ cafeteria debt

Cabrillo Middle School(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) -- San Francisco 49er Richard Sherman is making his mark off the football field by paying off thousands of dollars in school lunch debt for public school students.

The day after the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) named Sherman as the Week 11 Community MVP, he handed the principal of Cabrillo Middle School in Santa Clara, California, a "personal check" for $7,491.27 to clear the cafeteria's outstanding bill.

Sherman was given the honor by the NFLPA on Nov. 22 for his charity work through his two organizations -- Richard Sherman Family Foundation and Blanket Coverage Foundation.

Principal Stan Garber posted the news on the school's website on Tuesday along with a photograph he took posing with Sherman. "Richard’s gesture created such goodwill for the 49ers that they went on to sack Aaron Roger’s and the Green Bay Packers the next day on national TV by a score of 37-8," wrote Garber. "Go 49ers, Go Richard Sherman."

"It's the most generous thing to happen for these kids, there's plenty in need and he didn't neglect them, it was the perfect way to give back and help them," Garber told ABC News on Thursday about the 60 students that will benefit from Sherman's contribution. "It was the kindest most generous gesture."

Garber said the middle school is the closest to Levi's Stadium and praises the 49ers organization for continuing to give back to the community since their arrival to town five years ago.

This wasn't the only school that had their debt cleared by Sherman.

Last month, Sherman wrote a check for over $20,000 to the Tacoma Public Schools in Tacoma, Washington, to relieve their student's lunch debt, according to a press release issued by NFLPA.

Since 2013, Sherman has raised $1.5 million and "helped more than 70,000 people in carrying out their mission of providing students in low-income communities with school supplies and clothing so they can more adequately achieve their goals," wrote Brandon Parker, NFLPA's communications manager.

Request for comment from Sherman's representatives were not immediately returned.

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Simone Biles makes history for winning most world medals of any gymnast

Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images(STUTTGART, Germany) -- Gymnast and Olympic medalist Simone Biles keeps topping her own records.

On Sunday, she became the all-time medal earner at this weekend's World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, the International Gymnast Federation (FIG) posted on Facebook.

Biles won her 25th world medal and her 5th gold medal of the week during the floor exercise competition according to a tweet from FIG.

If the 22-year-old gymnast can do the same at the 2020 Olympics, she will have achieved something no other female gymnast has accomplished during the Olympic Games, The Associated Press reported.

She won the individual all-around title at the World Championships last week, scoring 58.99 points on the balance beam, floor, vault and uneven bars -- breaking her own past record.

She also created two signature moves at the event: the double-double dismount on the balance beam and triple-double on the floor, both of which will be named after Biles.

Her signature moves are so complex that FIG deemed them a safety risk for other gymnasts to attempt.

"There is added risk in landing of double saltos for Beam dismounts (with/without twists), including a potential landing on the neck. Reinforcing, there are many examples in the Code where decisions have been made to protect the gymnasts and preserve the direction of the discipline," FIG said in a statement about Biles' signature moves. "The WTC’s task is to ensure the safety of all athletes around the world and decisions are not based purely on one gymnast."

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Simone Biles makes history for winning most world medals of any gymnast

Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images(STUTTGART, Germany) -- Gymnast and Olympic medalist Simone Biles keeps topping her own records.

On Sunday, she became the all-time medal earner at this weekend's World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, the International Gymnast Federation (FIG) posted on Facebook.

Biles won her 25th world medal and her 5th gold medal of the week during the floor exercise competition according to a tweet from FIG.

If the 22-year-old gymnast can do the same at the 2020 Olympics, she will have achieved something no other female gymnast has accomplished during the Olympic Games, The Associated Press reported.

She won the individual all-around title at the World Championships last week, scoring 58.99 points on the balance beam, floor, vault and uneven bars -- breaking her own past record.

She also created two signature moves at the event: the double-double dismount on the balance beam and triple-double on the floor, both of which will be named after Biles.

Her signature moves are so complex that FIG deemed them a safety risk for other gymnasts to attempt.

"There is added risk in landing of double saltos for Beam dismounts (with/without twists), including a potential landing on the neck. Reinforcing, there are many examples in the Code where decisions have been made to protect the gymnasts and preserve the direction of the discipline," FIG said in a statement about Biles' signature moves. "The WTC’s task is to ensure the safety of all athletes around the world and decisions are not based purely on one gymnast."

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Retired NFL fullback Le’Ron McClain says his ‘brain is crazy,’ blames football

Scukrov/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Retired NFL fullback Le'Ron McClain went on a Twitter tirade over the weekend, begging the league for help as he allegedly battles with severe brain-related injuries as a result from playing football.

In a string of profanity-laced tweets, McClain said his brain has been "crazy" since he retired from the NFL in 2014 and claimed the league didn't care about the well-being of its players.

"I have to get my head checked. Playing fullback since high school. Its takes too f------ much to do anything. My brain is f------ tired," the 34-year-old tweeted Saturday. "@NFL I need some help with this s---. Dark times and its showing. F------ help me please!! They dont care I had to get lawyers man!"

"Need to tell my story of how my head is crazy and how football did it.... Please someone help me get this out the @NFL puts paperwork in [our] faces and thats it," he added in a subsequent tweet.

McClain, who spent the bulk of his 7-year career playing for the Baltimore Ravens, suggested that the NFL had ignored his cries for help and claimed it would be more willing to "aid" him if he played quarterback, a higher position than fullback.

He recorded a career 1,310 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns before retiring in 2014.

"Watch how fast they come to aid if I was som3 QB or anything but no I was f------ fullback that did it all," he tweeted. "@NFL I need help and I need the process to speed the f--- up im about to crash out and its paperwork I dont wanna hear it."

Several of the baller's 32,000 followers reached out to ask if he was OK and if he needed resources for suicide prevention. He admitted that he wasn't doing well, but he said he would keep on fighting.

"Swear Queen Imma be solid. Had a moment but Imma fight this thing head on. Love the game but do the game love us back??? In due time I will see Queen. Always Love," he told one concerned follower. "God be with me. I got this I got this," he added in another tweet.

The tweetstorm came just hours before 29-year-old Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck shocked the sports world with the announcement of his early retirement on Saturday due to concerns about the game's impact on his health.

Luck retired with two years remaining on his current contract, saying he was tired of a never ending "cycle of injury, pain [and] rehab."

"I felt stuck in it, and the only way I see out is to no longer play football. It's taken my joy of this game away," Luck told reporters Saturday. "I’ve been stuck in this process, I haven’t been able to live the life I want to live, it’s taken the joy out of this game."

A spokesperson for the NFL did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

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Alex Rodriguez uses a fake Instagram or ‘burner’ account to follow his daughters

bigtunaonline/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Um, we have a feeling this won't go over so well at home.

While on the "Chicks in the Office" podcast this week, Alex Rodriguez dropped a bombshell that his two daughters, Natasha and Ella, are sure to roast him for at home.

He not only revealed that his daughters screen what he posts on Instagram but that he uses a "burner," or fake Instagram account, to follow their activity. He said they won't let him follow them or see what they post.

"I have ways," he said of seeing what his girls post. When asked if he has the "dad burner," he replied, "Oh yeah."

The former ball player-turned-investor said that his girls "are like the COO and the CEO of my social media." They even have a "contract" with him to approve what he puts online.

He said they send him direct messages about his posts, writing, "Dad, are you serious?"

He admitted that he has no formula to his social media and "most of the time, I kind of cringe" after he posts something. But not as much as his beloved daughters.

Rodriguez also joked about how his daughters used to love it when he'd walk them to school. Now they make him drop them off "two blocks" away.

"Soon, they'll be walking to class," he said.

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Jay-Z faces backlash over NFL partnership as Colin Kaepernick remains out of the league

33ft/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Jay-Z is facing backlash from supporters of Colin Kaepernick and critics of the National Football League after the NFL announced last week that the hip-hop mogul and his label teamed up with the league on a new initiative to amplify social justice.

The partnership doesn't include the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback -- a fact that was not lost on his supporters -- and came on the heels of the third anniversary of Kaepernick's historic protest on the field.

Attorney Mark Geragos, who represents Kaepernick, described the deal in a phone interview with ABC News on Monday as "cold-blooded."

"This deal between Jay-Z and the NFL crosses the intellectual picket line," Geragos said, adding that neither the NFL nor Jay-Z reached out to Kaepernick during discussions.

"I can confirm to you that the deal was already done prior to any conversation that [Kaepernick] had with Jay-Z and he certainly didn’t have any conversations with the NFL," Geragos said.

ABC News has reached out to the NFL and Jay-Z's label, Roc Nation, but requests for comment were not returned.

 Kaepernick, who hasn't played in the NFL since 2016, was propelled into the national spotlight when he became the first NFL player to take a knee during the playing of the National Anthem to protest racism and police brutality on Aug. 14, 2016.

His protest sparked a movement, with several other athletes following his example -- the first of which was then-teammate Eric Reid.

Reid, who now plays for the Carolina Panthers, has continued to take a knee and has repeatedly slammed Jay-Z and the NFL over the deal.

 "We never advocated for Colin to lose his job while we fought against systemic oppression. That’s unjust, and where the NFL inserted itself into this. Now the NFL is 'championing' social justice to cover their own systemic oppression in blackballing Colin. So we will fight to get Colin’s job back as well," Reid wrote in a series of tweets responding to a video of ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, who pushed back against critics of the NFL and Jay-Z, arguing, "wasn't that the goal that Colin Kaepernick had?"

"Jay-Z knowingly made a money move with the very people who’ve committed an injustice against Colin and is using social justice to smooth it over with the black community," Reid added.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Jay-Z and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell discussed details of their new partnership.

 "I think we've passed kneeling," Jay-Z said when by a reporter asked if the rapper would kneel or stand if he were playing. "Yeah, I think it's time to go into actionable items."

Kaepernick has not directly addressed the deal, but a Saturday tweet with a photo of Reid, and Miami Dolphins players Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson taking a knee appears to push back against Jay-Z's statement.

 "My Brothers @E_Reid35 @KSTiLLS @iThinkIsee12 continue to fight for the people, even in the face of death threats," Kaepernick tweeted. "They have never moved past the people and continue to put their beliefs into action. Stay strong Brothers!!!"

Kaepernick filed a grievance against league owners in 2017 alleging that they colluded to ensure that he remains unsigned -- a sore point for activists who point to his status as a free agent to argue that the NFL's efforts to amplify social justice are disingenuous and an effort to save face.

Reid, who became a free agent for several months before he signed a one-year contract with the Panthers last October, also filed a grievance against the NFL in May 2018 alleging that they colluded to keep him out of the league. Both lawsuits have been settled.

Jay-Z, who has supported Kaepernick and the protests, said during the press conference that he is "not minimizing" the protests but added that the protests were "not about a job," but about "injustice."

"Let me bring attention to injustice. Everyone's saying, 'How are you going forward if Kaep doesn't have a job.' This wasn't about him having a job," Jay-Z said. "That became a part of the discussion. He was kneeling to bring attention to injustice. We know what it is. Now how do we address the injustice?"

Earlier this year, Jay-Z joined forces with fellow rapper Meek Mill and launched a criminal justice reform organization. Its executive board includes Jay-Z and Kraft Group CEO and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

There appears to be a split in the hip-hop community about whether the deal was the right call. Artists like Cardi B and DJ Khaled have voiced their support for the effort.

Over the past three seasons, the backlash against the NFL's handling of the protests and a firestorm against players who take a knee have prompted boycotts of NFL games from both sides.

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NFL players help pay bail for immigration activist jailed by ICE after reciting poem against family separations

ChiccoDodiFC/iStock(LOS ANGELES) -- An undocumented immigration activist was freed from an ICE detention center in Southern California nearly three months after he was first detained, thanks to the help of some NFL players and multiple organizations, his lawyers said.

Jose Bello, 22, was released from the Mesa Verde ICE Detention Center in Bakersfield on Monday, according to a press release from the ACLU of Southern California. He was arrested by ICE in May after he presented a poem he wrote criticizing family separations and the Trump administration at a public forum on immigration issues.

 His $50,000 bond was paid for by Josh Norman, a cornerback for the Washington Redskins, and Demario Davis, a linebacker for the New Orleans Saints.

“For 87 days we kept a man from his freedom & family for reciting a poem,” Davis tweeted on Tuesday. “Yesterday he was able to post bail. This dehumanizing, psychological torture needs to stop. And we can stop it.”

Norman called Bello’s story “unfortunately … not unique.”

“ICE is using detention and deportation as weapons to silence immigrant activists and I’ve seen this 1st hand through our work at the border with my brother,” Norman tweeted, referring to his and Davis' work together.

Davis and Norman are members of the Players Coalition, a group of professional athletes working to improve social justice and racial equality. The New York Immigrant Freedom Fund and the National Bail Fund Network also contributed to paying Bello’s bail.

A spokesperson for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement could not immediately be reached for comment.

Bello’s arrest came about two days after he recited a poem at a Kern County public forum on the impact of California's sanctuary laws, The poem, which was subsequently posted to YouTube by the ACLU, accused those in power of causing fear through separation.

“We don’t want your jobs. We don’t your money. We’re here to work, pay taxes and study,” Bello said in his poem on May 14.

“It’s time to begin standing up for what’s right,” he continued. “Criminalizing children, separating families. ‘Our national security.’ Does that make it alright? No it doesn’t and it won’t.”

 The poem was called “Dear America.”

He was unable to pay his own bail because his job as a farm worker only brings in about $20,000 a year, the ACLU said.

Bello said he saw his “whole future go out the window" while he was in ICE custody, he told Bakersfield ABC affiliate KERO-TV.

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundations of Southern California and Northern California filed a federal lawsuit on Bello's behalf, charging that ICE violated his free speech rights.

Norman said that Bello was exercising his first amendment right to free speech by reciting the poem.

“If he was detained for reciting a peaceful poem then we should really ask ourselves, are our words truly free? This is America right? Where the 1st Amendment is freedom of speech unless I missed the memo somewhere,” Normal said in a statement.

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