Armature Works sues city of Tampa, Bucs suspend Jameis, coach admits he's gross

Sh*t Happened's working for the weekend. Thanks, idiots (see below) for helping!

You might need to ask Gary about these.

Richard Gonzmart's sweet deal with the city of Tampa is giving the minds behind of Tampa's hot new Armature Works a bellyache. Tampa Bay Business Journal says that the developers of Armature Works — Riverside Heights Development's Adam Harden and Chas Bruck — have sued the city and Ulele in a 189-page lawsuit which claims that City Hall didn’t follow a state law or its own procedures requiring it to give public notice before awarding a contract to sell or lease city property. The meat of the suit centers around 2017 when the lease was amended to include the cable office building — a deal that Riverside Heights Development alleges was invalid from its outset. The original 2013 lease between Ulele and the city says that if Ulele and the city agree on a reasonable use for the cable office building, the lease could be amended to include it, but no more than three years later. Almost as juicy as that $13 Cuban sando at Hemingway's, right?

Deadspin says the morally-sound National Football League has responded to a 2016 incident in Arizona where an Uber driver accused Jameis Winston of groping her at a drive-through window by suspending the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback for three games. You can catch us every Sunday, on our knees, trimming our front lawns using scissors instead of watching NFL games.

Finally, a 28-year-old Brandon cheerleading coach was arrested on Thursday after the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office determined that he sent sent a 16-year-old victim multiple sexually explicit images of himself through Snapchat between March or April of 2016 until May 2017 (via WFLA). Victor Valenty is a coach at Storm All-Stars in Brandon where he met the victim and admitted to sending and receiving photos. He is charged with 10 counts of traveling to meet a minor, distributing obscene material to a minor, unlawful use of a two-way communications device and obscene communication. That's fucking despicable.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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