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breaking overnight, some violent weather moving through the plains right now. a reported tornado doing serious damage in clinton, oklahoma. several of the airport's hangars were damaged or destroyed. there were no initial reports of injuries. and heavy snow is making it look like midwinter in montana's big sky resort. they hav sw on the ground with more on the way. the snow will be coming down across the rockies today. some areas will get up to two feet. rapper tyga was arrested on a domestic violence charge following a reported altercation with an ex-girlfriend. images were posted with her with a black eye.
he also had previous relationships with kylie jenner and blac chyna. former nfl players are sounding off about jon gruden. they say his shocking e-mails are part of a larger problem in the league. this morning new fallout in the wake of nfl coach jon gruden's sudden resignation after e-mails show he used racist, sexist and misogynistic language. >> jon gruden's career is over. it's over. >> he's just always been a fraud to me. never -- from day one, he's been a used car salesman. >> am i surprised that he used racial, insensitive things? am i surprised that he was acting homophobic situation? i'm not surprised. >> gruden losing his sponsorship deal with skechers. this morning there are questions about whether gruden is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to offensive behavior in the league.
the nfl players association is demanding the release of all e-mails reviewed during an investigation into workplace misconduct at the washington football team. it was that investigation that uncovered gruden's remarks which were leaked to the media. >> jon gruden wasn't sending those e-mails to himself. there were other people who knew about it, other people across the league. >> a top executive of the players association says this is not about an e-mail as much as it is about a pervasive belief by some that people who look like me can be treated as less. but the nfl has no plans to release more e-mails, citing privacy concerns. a spokesperson saying we haven't identified anything that needed to be reported to club or league leadership. meanwhile, lawyers representing 40 former employees of the washington football team are urging the nfl to release all e-mails from that investigation. coming up, william shatner is counting down to his liftoff into space today. and the guy who really likes
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♪ ♪ ♪ and i think it's going to be a long, long time ♪ ♪ till touchdown brings me back around again ♪ ♪ i'm not the man i think i am ♪ ♪ oh, no, no, no, no, ♪ ♪ i'm a rocket man ♪ ♪ rocket man ♪ it's not going to be that much long of a long time for the rocket man, william shatner, that was his version of "rocket man" from 1978. today he goes to space. >> that's right. if the graphics didn't give it away, that was from the 1970s. here's matt gutman. >> reporter: wednesday's blue origin launch to the heavens is taking along someone who's been there before, at least on the big screen.
>> we're beaming up. me iths, playi the rising to iconic captain james t. kirk on "star trek," at last william shatner is going to be a rocket man. >> it captures the imagination of so many of us to see captain kirk getting to space. >> reporter: soaring about 60 miles above the earth's surface hitting weightlessness in zero gravity for about four minutes. >> i plan to be looking out the window with my nose pressed against the window. the only thing i don't want to see is a little gremlin looking back at me. >> reporter: still vigilant after his in-flight experience on "the twilight zone." >> there's a man out there! >> reporter: he won't be flying to space in the u.s.s. enterprise. this time his ride is the blue origin's "new shepherd" owned by jeff bezos.
just two months after wally funk launched and landed safely in launched and landed safely in that same spaceship. now shatner, boldly going where no one his age has gone before. the iconic actor now 90 years old is set to become the oldest person ever to go to space. the trip won't be long, just 11 minutes, but it will offer a view of earth few humans have seen. our t.j. holmes spoke with the four-person crew on monday. >> what's the over/under, is there a betting line as to how many times you will be called captain kirk on this trip? >> actually, i haven't heard shatner in a long time. >> my apologies, then, captain kirk. >> reporter: blue origin's work has not come without criticism. a washington post report detailed allegations that there was a toxic and dysfunctional culture within the space company. also there were those who were quoted defending the company's record. blue origin could not be reached
for comment. and the weather hasn't dampened the enthusiasm of the crew or "star trek" fans. >> this is the year where the human race finally started going to space. all of us. >> i would really love to be a fly on that wall. i'd love to see who's going to be giving the commands. >> reporter: hearkening back to his infamous performance at the science fiction film awards. ♪ i'm not the man they think i am at all ♪ >> reporter: even at 90, shatner is still looking for a final frontier. ♪ oh, no, no, no, i'm a rocket man ♪ ♪ rocket man ♪ >> and be sure to download the abc news live app if you haven't already, because we're going to have full coverage starting at 10:00 a.m. eastern. the whole thing is only going to
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did to see what the value is and appraise it. it could come back. >> makes me want to go through my closet and see what's old there and cross my fingers and hope it's worth a quarter of a million dollars. >> vintage chuck taylor. next, to collecting more than 11,000 different coca-cola cans. >> wait, what? >> this man has broken a world record for the largest collection of soft drink cans of the same brand, 11,308 to be exact. >> his collection includes cans from multiple decades with one from 1955. >> ooh, that's when they had the original, real sugar in there. he still doesn't have his dream coke can, one with his picture on it. >> maybe that will come next. next to skimming a mountain at top speed. >> wait, what? >> a french speed flyer captured this video of his rapid descent down a mountain in the italian alps. he used a paraglider called a speed wing. >> he says he came dangerously
close to those jagged rocks and a small river. >> a little too close, right? it looks awesome and terrifying at the same time. >> we're all meant to be different and have different interests. and finally to a young steelers fan crashing the band. >> wait, what? >> this little girl is a huge pittsburgh steelers fan and couldn't help but join in with the steel line. >> if the steelers get anymore injuries, she may have to jump into the roster, too. and her enthusiasm may have brought her favorite team a bit of luck. they ended up beating the broncos, 27-19. >> she's so cute. black and yellow, black and yellow. >> wiz khalifa? >> black and yellow, black and yellow. >> i love this when sports fans at a really young age, you know -- she's a diehard steelers fan. >> she has a lot of personality.
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