ESPN sideline reporter Laura Rutledge had a rather scary moment at Saturday’s Georgia-UMass game in Athens. She was accidentally leveled while delivering an in-game report.Rutledge was talking on camera while a play was going on. In the background, Georgia running back and special teamer Prather Hudson was engaged with a defender and they wound up hurtling out of bounds.In the process, they took Rutledge down. Thankfully, she was okay.Took an L in Athens today. So many thanks to everyone at @UGAAthletics for their help after this happened…even though I’m a Gator ? pic.twitter.com/b1FTCPaqtH— Laura Rutledge (@LauraMRutledge) November 18, 2018Hudson waited two days before responding to Rutledge’s above tweet. In doing so, he hit on her in very cheesy fashion.Hey @LauraMRutledge really sorry I knocked you down, but… I can pick you up at 7 ? https://t.co/jkHsTsLk0s— Prather Hudson (@PRAYHUD) November 20, 2018Rutledge, who is happily married, let down the bold college student gently.?— Laura Rutledge (@LauraMRutledge) November 20, 2018You missed 100 percent of the shots you don’t take, or so the old adage says. However, this attempt from Hudson barely even got out of his hand.It did provide a pretty funny exchange though.
A prosecutor says the father of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes funneled corporate money into her failed U.S. Senate campaign in violation of federal law.Jerry Lundergan’s attorney told a federal jury on Tuesday that mistakes were made in reporting the contributions, but no laws were broken.The opening arguments raised the curtain on a trial expected to last about four weeks. The charges stem from Grimes’ unsuccessful 2014 campaign against Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell.Related Article: Jerry Lundergan convicted of making illegal campaign contributionsProsecutors allege that Jerry Lundergan paid for campaign consultants and vendors through his business account without seeking reimbursement. Federal authorities say that amounted to an improper campaign contribution.___8:44 a.m.The father of Kentucky’s secretary of state is going to trial on charges that he made illegal contributions to his daughter’s unsuccessful campaign to unseat Sen. Mitch McConnell.Prosecutors allege that Jerry Lundergan hired consultants and vendors to work for his daughter’s 2014 campaign, paying for them out of his business account without seeking reimbursement. Federal authorities say that amounted to an improper campaign contribution.Lundergan’s daughter is Alison Lundergan Grimes, who lost to the Republican majority leader. Grimes has called the charges politically motivated and predicted her father will be vindicated.Lundergan has been a fixture in Kentucky Democratic politics for decades. He’s a former state lawmaker and formerly served as chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party. FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Latest on the federal trial of the father of Kentucky’s secretary of state (all times local):1 p.m.- Advertisement –