Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday awarded former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle with the highest military decoration the state can give, the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor.
On Thursday, the committee that decides who receives the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor selected the late Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle for the award.
Less than a week after former NFL star and University of Maryland Alumni Boomer Esiason threaten to cut off his support for the school over the cancelation of screenings of the film American Sniper on campus the school confirmed a new screening of the movie has been scheduled.
Former NFL quarterback and current radio host Boomer Esiason said that he is cutting off the University of Maryland, where he played during his college career, after its decision to cancel a screening of American Sniper.
A student group at the University of Maryland has canceled screenings of American Sniper after a petition against the movie was circulated by the school’s Muslim Student Association. Student Entertainment Events (SEE) announced the cancellation of all the May screenings of the movie on Wednesday. The group said they would try to schedule an alternative event in the future.
Clint Eastwood was asked on Wednesday whether liberal director Michael Moore’s allegation that Eastwood threatened to kill him ten years ago and Eastwood’s response led to rousing applause from the crowd at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
The University of Michigan announced late Wednesday night that they would be showing American Sniper after all despite concerns that the film would make students feel “unsafe.”