What's Trending: "Antonio Brown Signs Deal With Patriots"

Antonio Brown, Recession, Taylor Swift, Zombie Skittles

September 8, 2019

What’s Trending: Monday, September 9th, 2019

 

#AntonioBrown

After ups and downs with the Raiders before the season even started, the star Wide Receiver was let out of his contract and has found a new home.

New England is giving him a one-year deal worth up to $15 million.

It includes a $9 million signing bonus, $10 million guaranteed and $5 million in incentives.

He was so desperate to get out of his contract with the Raiders that he took to social media to take aim at the Raiders GM after being fined for missing practice, posted a phone call with coach Jon Gruden on YouTube, among other things.

But now suspicions are growing that this deal didn’t just happen over the weekend…apparently the Pats went after him when he was with the Steelers but they didn’t want him to go to a rival.

 

#Recession

Study: The Great Recession left many Americans with lasting mental health issues.

Not only did it lead to a steep rise in unemployment and cause a massive dent in financial stability, but those that suffered most were more likely to experience anxiety, problematic drug use, and depression.

Researchers say these mental health issues were still evident years after the official end of the recession.

These findings are very relevant as economists are warning that we could be facing another recession as early as next year.

 

#TaylorSwift

She’s scored her first country music chart Top 10 as a lead artist since 2013.

Her collaboration with the Dixie Chicks, “Soon You’ll Get Better” got her back to her roots!

The stripped-down ballad was written about Taylor’s mom who is fighting breast cancer.

This is the first time The Dixie Chicks and Taylor Swift have collaborated.

 

#ZombieSkittles

Walmart is giving fans an early taste of Halloween with the new treat.

Each bag of Zombie Skittles features a mix of five fruity flavors including Petrifying Citrus Punch, Mummified Melon and Blood Red Berry.

But there’s also a surprise flavor that may not be so good.

Hidden in the bag are select pieces of candy that are a rotten zombie flavor that will reveal themselves only after you’ve started to chew.

It’s described as having an utterly disgusting taste that will elicit strong reactions from anyone daring enough to chew it.

They’re available now at Walmart.