While You Were Working: 12.5.12

A few NFL players in the AFC have been with Cam Newton, according to a report from CBSSports.com. Apparently, Newton was a bit of a jerk during the Pro Bowl last season. 

"He was a total —-hole," one AFC player said. "Who did he think he was? He acted like the big shit. Here he was at his first game and he acted like he was the star. Guys didn't like that."

It's not hard to imagine the story, given Newton's ability and rapid ascent to fame: of course he's going to be immature in some regards. It also makes sense as to why the AFC went after Newton in last year's Pro Bowl, even recording the only sack against Newton. But why wasn't that punishment enough? This behind-the-back anonymous sniping is weak. It was settled on the football field where it should have been. This noise is unnecessary.


The Lakers "pooped their big boy pants" against the Rockets last night.



Avery Johnson has been characterized as a bit of a dictator, while Deron Williams likes freedom offensively. They're meeting in the middle to find excellent results, but it will be interesting to see what happens in a high-pressure situation.


Jazz legend Dave Brubeck died a day short of his 92nd birthday. Brubeck had been making records since 1946, was the first modern jazz musician on the cover of Time magazine, and was one of the first musicians to have an integrated band.


Lamar won't get emotional when he returns to Dallas to face the Mavs. Why would he? He was there for about ten minutes.


Rihanna is set to produce a fashion design reality competition series. Rihanna will hand-pick the 12 designers to compete. 


Bilal dropped a mixtape to hold you over until his album next year.


Complex counts down the 100 best Nikes of all time.


Things got very interesting on First Take between Ocho, Stephen A. and Skip Bayless.



Katt Williams gives a tearful retirement in light of his recent mishaps.



Go backstage at Kevin Hart's show in Atlanta with Lauren London, Keri Hilson and more



Jhene Aiko hasn't dropped much music in 2012, but when she does it hasn't disappointed. Here's her latest video for "Mirrors."



The Game released the title track for his upcoming album, Jesus Piece, due on Dec. 11. 



He also discussed some mild controversy surrounding his album cover.


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