What you missed in Columbus for Monday, May 23

Jack Nicklaus sued by his own company; Dave Chappelle accused of transphobic jokes during surprise Schott set; proposed ID changes for Columbus police; and more from the weekend.

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
Jack Nicklaus speaks to the media on Tuesday afternoon before the 2021 Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 1, 2021.

Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus is being sued by Nicklaus Companies. According to Sports Illustrated, a May 13 complaint filed with the Supreme Court of the State of New York alleged breach of contract, tortious interference and breach of fiduciary duty. "According to the complaint, Nicklaus was paid $145 million in 2007 to provide exclusive services and property to the Nicklaus Companies, which over time he has failed to live up to or has worked against the company directly," SI reported.


During Friday's show at the Schottenstein Center, comedian John Mulaney surprised the audience by bringing Dave Chappelle, a Yellow Springs resident, onstage to perform as the opener. Chappelle has recently been accused of telling transphobic jokes, and Friday's set continued the trend, with some attendees claiming Chappelle's set included jokes that targeted the trans community.

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As reported in today's Axios Columbus newsletter, an ordinance that would require Columbus police officers to display their name tags and badge numbers is on tonight's City Council docket. The ordinance, sponsored by Councilman Rob Dorans, comes after some Columbus police officers accused of misconduct during the 2020 George Floyd protests did not wear identification on their riot gear.

More:A year later, activists reflect on the George Floyd protests in Columbus


According to a New York Times review of legislative votes, records and official statements, at least 357 sitting Republican legislators in battleground states "have used the power of their office to discredit or try to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election," a tally that "accounts for 44 percent of the Republican legislators in the nine states where the presidential race was most narrowly decided."

More:The inevitability and dire consequences of 'Stop the Steal'


After a long weather delay due to thunderstorms, the Crew lost 2-0 to LAFC at home on Saturday, giving up two goals in the second half. Two would-be Crew goals from Yaw Yeboah were called back after the winger was ruled offside.


On Friday, Andy Downing ended his nine-year career at Alive. Here's a look back at some of the former editor's most memorable stories and moments.