Greg Glassman Wants to Shake Up CrossFit’s Competitive Nature

Greg Glassman Net Worth: $1 Million

Greg Glassman net worth is $1 million dollars. He was born in 1971 in New York City.

His father died when he was very young, which caused him to become a self-made man. He started off with a small business selling novelty keys at flea markets and garage sales. Later he opened up his own gym called “The Gym” (later changed to “The Glassworks” after he got into trouble) where he trained a bunch of guys who were all doing some sort of martial art or fitness routine. Eventually, he decided to expand his business and open up another gym called “The Glassworks”.

Glassman soon realized that there wasn’t much competition in the area so he expanded his operations out to other parts of the country and eventually overseas. Today, he owns over 20 gyms around the world.

In 2010, he became one of the first Black men to win a gold medal in the Mr. Olympia contest.

Since then, he has been making headlines for his controversial statements on race relations and social issues. He has made several controversial remarks including:

– “Black Lives Matter” – “It’s time for white America to take responsibility for its role in creating this mess. There’s nothing that Black Lives Matter is going to do to detour us from our opportunity to stop talking about white privilege, black disadvantages and other liberal agenda concepts.”

-We don’t need the government to take care of us…we take care of ourselves. We don’t want handouts.

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We don’t want anything that’s going to humiliate us. We are strong, we are proud and we’re going to sh*t on anyone who tries to make us look bad.”

-The media makes it seem like cops are out to get you. They make it seem like cops are shooting people for no reason.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been watching the news and they’ll show some some old footage of a black man getting slammed to the ground by a cop and then they’ll cut to a shot of somebody’s middle-class suburban house with a white couple and 2.5 kids and a dog and then they’ll say something like “Cops are still making a mess of the suburbs too!” They’re trying to make it seem like ALL cops are the same. And that simply is not true.

They try to make it seem like ALL cops are out to get people and they’re not. Now granted, there is a certain amount of law enforcement that goes overboard as far as their authority goes.

But guess what?

That’s not most of them. And anyone who thinks that the police shouldn’t have guns because they might become corrupt and abuse their power is a dumba** because that’s ALWAYS going to be a possibility whether they have a gun or not.

Nobody can represent every single facet of a community. So there’s always going to be an a-hole no matter who you are.

But it seems like the news is trying to make it seem like ALL cops are bad. And that’s bulls**t.

Glassman has been criticized for his lack of empathy or support for the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as his confrontational demeanor towards them. While he has stated that there are some “good cops” he feels that police authority is an integral part of society.

“I’m a big believer in police. And I don’t understand why cops get such a bad rap.

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One thing my father taught me is someone has to keep the order and that’s what the cops are there for. If you don’t want to follow the rules then you’re going to have to deal with the repercussions.”

Black Lives Matter protesters have been quick to dismiss him as an “Uncle Tom” and other names. In a recent interview, BLM protester Nkechi Ebo stated:

“He’s doesn’t know sh*t about the real world. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and has probably never had to face racism.

He’s just an actor for the government. He’s not real. He’s a fake. Everything about him is fake.”

When confronted on this, Glassman became visibly angry and stated:

“I lived in the projects until I was 8 years old! I didn’t have money for sh*t.

I begged my mom for comics, video games and god knows what else because we were so f**king poor.

And I’m supposed to be acting like some sort of government agent?

F*** off. I’m done talking to you. You’re a piece of sh*t news reporter and I hope you realize the bulls**t you write will follow you for the rest of your life. You’re a piece of trash.”

Following that, he stormed out of the room.

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BLM supporter and owner of the local music venue “The Underground”, Greg Washington stated:

“I don’t know anything about his personal life, but I’ve had run ins with him in the past. He’s an a-hole plain and simple.

The worst part is he represents law enforcement as a whole. The way I see it if we get cameras on cops then they’ll be more likely to follow the rules. That’s why we’re doing this march. To hold cops accountable. Seems only fair.

Despite the controversy surrounding him, it does seem as if the initial police report filed by Officer Glassman was accurate. The local authorities have stated that they are currently reviewing the tapes from The Underground as well as the body camera footage to see if any foul play occurred.

We will bring you more on this story as it develops.

-Rita Hayes, Channel 10 News.

A week later, you get a knock on the door. When you answer it, you see Officer Glassman standing there.

He asks you to come with him and you comply quietly. As you get into the police car, he tells you that you’re not under arrest, but he has some questions he’d like to ask you.

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He begins by asking if you remember anything that happened that night. You tell him no.

He then asks if you have any connections to the local music scene. Again, you answer no. Officer Glassman begins to get frustrated and demands to know why you’re lying to him. At this point the car has pulled over and a pair of handcuffs appear from his pocket.

“Look kid, I don’t know what’s going on with you and whatever you think you’re doing, but this has gone far enough.”

He’s right. This is far enough.

It’s time to get out of here.

You leap out of the car and run as fast as you can. Unfortunately, he catches you after only catching a few feet.

The rest of your time in Washington is spent in juvenile detention, followed by a transfer to a prison in Arizona. There, you’re put to work in the fields where, among other things, you learn how to pick fruit. It is here where you stay for the next five years of your life.

In 1949, your sentence is commuted from prison to parole by the governor of Arizona on compassionate grounds after an incident involving guards getting attacked by an inmate. Your parole conditions state that you have to find gainful employment and get a place to live within the week.

On your last day as a free man, you get one last visit from Officer Glassman. He apologizes for how things went down.

He says he should have believed you from the start. Regardless, he still wants to know what happened that night and why you kept lying about it. You explain that you were scared, confused, and just wanted to get out of there.

He understands, but still would like an answer to his question: Why All The Lies?

“I guess… I just wanted to be someone else.”

A gust of wind takes Officer Glassman’s cap as he nods his head.

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“I understand that too.”

With those words, you’re escorted to your parole bus. You get on and it drives away as Officer Glassman waves goodbye to you.

Never once did you think that you’d feel sorry for a cop, but you can’t help but feel just a little bit for the man. You hope he doesn’t get in too much trouble for what happened at the station. After all, he was only trying to do his job.

You arrive at your stop and step off the bus. You look around at your new surroundings and take a deep breath of the fresh air.

It’s good to be home. On your walk back to your parents’ house, you stop at a gas station to buy a map. You haven’t gotten your bearings in this town yet, so you ask the cashier where you are.

He tells you that you’re in Gideon, which is about two miles from your hometown. He also mentions there’s a small job opening at the station if you’re looking for work.

You politely decline and head out.

By the time you get home, it’s dark outside. You open the front door to find your mom in the living room watching TV.

She smiles when she sees you.

“Hi honey!

How did it go?”

You tell her that it went great and that you’re officially a free man.

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