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Bill Cosby controversy: A decade in the making

In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 file photo, model and television personality Janice Dickinson arrives at the Make Equality Reality Gala at the Montage Beverly Hills, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Dickinson, in a June 6, 2006 radio interview with Howard Stern, describes Bill Cosby as a "bad guy" and says he "preys on women." Dickinson later tells "Entertainment Tonight" on Nov. 18, 2014 that Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982. She says Cosby gave her red wine and a pill in a Lake Tahoe, Calif., hotel room.  (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

The sexual assault allegations that recently resurfaced against Bill Cosby first became public in 2005 when a former employee of his alma mater, Temple University, claimed he had drugged and abused her a year earlier at his suburban Philadelphia home. Here’s how the controversy over the allegations, some dating to the 1960s, has unfolded since then:

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Kelly won’t let Eagles fall into trap

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly doesn’t plan to get caught in a trap.

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Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, "Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, " at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, in Washington. After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings for the first time in an exhibition planned at the Smithsonian Institution. Temple University says Bill Cosby remains a trustee of the Philadelphia institution despite renewed scrutiny of sexual assault  allegations in recent weeks. Through his lawyer, the 77-year-old comedian has strongly denied wrongdoing. Cosby has never been charged.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually.

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Nike nixes tribute shoe plan after Iverson protest

In this Dec. 7, 2009, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson calls out a play to teammates in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Philadelphia. Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar demanded answers. Iverson says Nike used his identity, likeness and persona without permission for a sneaker out of the company's Zoom Flight ’96 collection. The ambiguously titled sneaker has the No. 3 _ Iverson’ number _ on each back heel and the red, white and blue colors of the Philadelphia 76ers. Nike spokesman KeJuan Wilkins said in a statement Thursday that the version of the shoe Iverson protested won’t hit stores. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar questioned whether the company could use his old number and team colors while he’s endorsed by rival Reebok.

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Winless 76ers headed toward NBA futility mark

Philadelphia 76ers' Hollis Thompson (31), Tony Wroten (8), Michael Carter-Williams (1) and Henry Sims (35) walk onto the court after a timeout during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia lost their 11th straight game to start the season to Boston, 90-101. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres used her monologue on Wednesday’s show to speak right to heart of Philadelphia 76ers fans.

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