From Hulk Hogan to Sean Smith, these are the top stories from across Gawker Media.
Yesterday the Hon. Pamela A.M. Campbell, a circuit court judge in Pinellas County, Fla., issued an order compelling Gawker to remove from the internet a video of Hulk Hogan fucking his friend's ex-wife, as well as a 1,400-word narrative of the video written by former Gawker editor A.J. Daulerio and 466 user-submitted comments. Here is why we are refusing to comply.
The headlines around the world about Sean Smith last year were mostly about how he left this Earth. But this is a story about what he did while he was here. This is a story about Sean Smith's life—about what he did in the so-called "real" world and what he did in a virtual galaxy where he was a Machiavellian legend.
Divorce is never easy, but it's one of those life events that deserves a serious postmortem examination to figure out what really happened.
Tonight, we get to watch the first round of one of the saddest NFL drafts in recent memory, with teams tripping over each other trying to trade down in a weak year. Even in the good years, success in the college game doesn't always translate to the pros, but some regions and conferences have a reputation for generating NFL-ready talent. Are these reputations earned?