FORT WORTH, TX – DECEMBER 06: Head coach Gary Patterson of the TCU Horned Frogs leads his team onto the field before the Big 12 college football game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Amon G. Carter Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Horned Frongs defeated the Cyclones 55-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)A college football quarterback had arguably the worst bowl game performance of all-time on Wednesday evening.Last night’s Cal-TCU Cheez-It Bowl was one of the ugliest postseason contests in recent memory and the quarterback play was just dreadful.TCU ended up beating Cal, 10-7, in overtime.The Horned Frogs’ quarterback, Grayson Muehlstein, finished with a stat line of:7 for 20 passing27 yards4 interceptions1.7 QBRTCU ended up playing another quarterback who didn’t have full use of one of his feet.TCU is now playing a QB who doesn’t have full use of one of his FEET ?? pic.twitter.com/kiXXgYKSps— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) December 27, 2018It was a wild contest, that’s for sure.TCU finishes the year 7-6 with the win, while Cal dropped to 7-6.
In a statement to the court, Mr Wilmer said: “I can confirm that I have settled the claim for defamation made against me by Mr John Hemming.“I understand that those publications [the social media messages] have caused Mr Hemming and his family upset and distress for which I apologise.” John Hemming said the allegations had been extremely hurtful to his family After the case went to the High Court, Mr Wilmer agreed to make a payment of £1,000 to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and pay more than £9,000 to Hemming for legal costs. Mr Henke, who now runs his own blog online, agreed to make a payment of £500 to Victim Support.He also agreed to carry a statement on his website and was instructed not to refer to Miss Baker as a “victim or survivor when the use of such terms in context presupposes the truth of her claims”.Speaking about the impact the false allegations had on him and his family, he said: “Wilmer and Hencke never thought of the effect of their activity on my children. “I have been on the receiving end of a number of threats of violence and hundreds if not thousands of aggressive messages.”One individual has even been convicted for making death threats to me based upon completely false allegations.“Newspapers have checks and balances to verify facts and report in a balanced way. There are no such controls on social media or websites many websites.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. John Hemming brought a defamation action against two people for comments online He told the court he would make no suggestion in the future that the defendant was guilty of any crime including rape and blackmail.Martin Forshaw, of Weightmans solicitors, said that Mr Wilmer had “lodged a full defence” and that he had “nothing further to add”.Mr Hencke did not respond to a request for comment. A former MP, who was falsely accused of being part of a VIP paedophile ring, has won a rare libel action over comments made about him on social media.John Hemming, who was the Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley between 2005 and 2014, had been accused of being part of a group that had abused children in Staffordshire in the 1980s and 1990s.His accuser, Esther Baker, waived her anonymity in 2015, to make the claims, but the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), later concluded there was insufficient evidence to charge him.Now Mr Hemming has won damages and apologies from two of Miss Baker’s supporters, who posted comments online that implied the former politician was guilty.Graham Wilmer, founder of the Lantern Project a charity, which helps abuse survivors, and journalist David Hencke, who worked for the now defunct website, Exaro, agreed to pay more than £10,000 after accepting their comments were defamatory.Mr Wilmer, who was a supporter of Miss Baker, posted four comments on social media between 11 September 2017 and 14 October 2017 suggesting Mr Hemming was guilty of the abuse.