Ryan DiPentima

Ryan DiPentima is a Social Content Producer for The Palm Beach Post. Before joining The Post, Ryan covered high school football for the Orlando Sentinel and did freelance work for Insight Magazine of East Orlando.

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Ex-Gators quarterback Chris Leak loses teaching license after allegedly asking student to touch his genitals
 A former Florida Gators quarterback did not contest allegations that he asked an underage student to touch him inappropriately. Edgewater High School football coach and Art Recovery teacher Chris Leak, who played quarterback at the University of Florida just before Tim Tebow, voluntarily surrendered his Florida Educator’s Certificate...

Posted: 5 hours ago

A former Florida Gators quarterback did not contest allegations that he asked an underage student to touch him inappropriately. Edgewater High School football coach and Art Recovery teacher Chris Leak, who played quarterback at the University of Florida just before Tim Tebow, voluntarily surrendered his Florida Educator’s Certificate...
Dolphins vs. Jets: How do they match up in Week 7?
 Byron Maxwell hasn’t played for Miami since the Jets game in Week 3. (Getty Images) How do the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets match up for Sunday’s NFL Week 7 tilt at Hard Rock Stadium? When the Dolphins have the ball… Miami passing offense (32nd in NFL) vs. New York pass defense (15th in NFL) Last weekend against...

Posted: 21 hours ago

Byron Maxwell hasn’t played for Miami since the Jets game in Week 3. (Getty Images) How do the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets match up for Sunday’s NFL Week 7 tilt at Hard Rock Stadium? When the Dolphins have the ball… Miami passing offense (32nd in NFL) vs. New York pass defense (15th in NFL) Last weekend against...
NEW: Sculpture of afro pick unveiled in South Florida
 An eight-foot tall sculpture of an afro pick was unveiled in South Florida on Tuesday. The statue, which stands in the middle of the community at the Town Center Apartments in Opa-Locka, depicts the handle of the pick as a closed fist, according to WTVJ. “I wanted to put something in the public that forced people to ask questions...

Posted: a day ago

An eight-foot tall sculpture of an afro pick was unveiled in South Florida on Tuesday. The statue, which stands in the middle of the community at the Town Center Apartments in Opa-Locka, depicts the handle of the pick as a closed fist, according to WTVJ. “I wanted to put something in the public that forced people to ask questions...
NEW: Florida student found with guns, ammo on bus 
 Six Florida schools were placed on lockdown after a student was caught with a handgun and ammunition on a school bus Thursday. Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office detectives found a student who allegedly brought a handgun and ammunition on a school bus. The student got off the bus, but did not go to school. Sarasota County Schools sent...

Posted: a day ago

Six Florida schools were placed on lockdown after a student was caught with a handgun and ammunition on a school bus Thursday. Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office detectives found a student who allegedly brought a handgun and ammunition on a school bus. The student got off the bus, but did not go to school. Sarasota County Schools sent...
Publix manager honored after using CPR to save co-worker
 A Publix manager was honored after saving a coworker by performing CPR. Our news partners at WPTV report Thomas Hughes, a 10-year employee at a Publix in Port St. Lucie, passed out after helping a customer on Aug. 5. Luckily for Hughes, Assistant Customer Service Manager Brittany Carlo sprang into action, performing CPR -- which she...

Posted: a day ago

A Publix manager was honored after saving a coworker by performing CPR. Our news partners at WPTV report Thomas Hughes, a 10-year employee at a Publix in Port St. Lucie, passed out after helping a customer on Aug. 5. Luckily for Hughes, Assistant Customer Service Manager Brittany Carlo sprang into action, performing CPR -- which she...
WATCH: Florida officer captures alligator with bare hands
 Police officers corralled a small gator that was wading in water near a Florida high school. In a Facebook post, the Cocoa Police Department shared video of Officer Xzevies Baez using his bare hands to capture a small alligator in ankle deep water outside of Cocoa High School on Oct. 11.  With his fellow officer recording, Baez...

Posted: a day ago

Police officers corralled a small gator that was wading in water near a Florida high school. In a Facebook post, the Cocoa Police Department shared video of Officer Xzevies Baez using his bare hands to capture a small alligator in ankle deep water outside of Cocoa High School on Oct. 11.  With his fellow officer recording, Baez...
Want to be in a Matthew McConaughey movie? Here’s your chance
 The bright lights and shining stars of Hollywood are coming to South Florida, and you have a chance to land a role alongside Matthew McConaughey. Talent Powerhouse is casting roles for the upcoming comedy movie “The Beach Bum,” which stars McConaughey and Snoop Dogg and is set to start filming next month in Miami, as reported...

Posted: a day ago

The bright lights and shining stars of Hollywood are coming to South Florida, and you have a chance to land a role alongside Matthew McConaughey. Talent Powerhouse is casting roles for the upcoming comedy movie “The Beach Bum,” which stars McConaughey and Snoop Dogg and is set to start filming next month in Miami, as reported...
Ex-Gators quarterback Chris Leak loses teaching license after allegedly asking student to touch his genitals
 A former Florida Gators quarterback did not contest allegations that he asked an underage student to touch him inappropriately. Edgewater High School football coach and Art Recovery teacher Chris Leak, who played quarterback at the University of Florida just before Tim Tebow, voluntarily surrendered his Florida Educator’s Certificate...

Posted: 2 days ago

A former Florida Gators quarterback did not contest allegations that he asked an underage student to touch him inappropriately. Edgewater High School football coach and Art Recovery teacher Chris Leak, who played quarterback at the University of Florida just before Tim Tebow, voluntarily surrendered his Florida Educator’s Certificate...
Report: Bouncers fired after video shows sex acts at West Palm pub
 Four bouncers from Roxy’s Pub in West Palm Beach’s Clematis entertainment district have been fired following the release of a graphic video involving naked women, according to the Miami Herald. The video, posted to social media, shows two naked women performing sex acts on each other and other patrons early Sunday morning...

Posted: 2 days ago

Four bouncers from Roxy’s Pub in West Palm Beach’s Clematis entertainment district have been fired following the release of a graphic video involving naked women, according to the Miami Herald. The video, posted to social media, shows two naked women performing sex acts on each other and other patrons early Sunday morning...
LATEST: Florida man with Kevlar helmet, rifle arrested for using machete to destroy fire alarms
 A Florida man, donning a Kevlar helmet, is accused of slashing nearly a dozen fire alarms with a machete. Erik Agazim, 40, of Miami Beach, took a machete to 11 fire alarms at Sunset Harbour after putting on a tactical vest and Kevlar helmet and arming himself with a rifle, according to the Miami New Times. Agazim was arrested on September...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Florida man, donning a Kevlar helmet, is accused of slashing nearly a dozen fire alarms with a machete. Erik Agazim, 40, of Miami Beach, took a machete to 11 fire alarms at Sunset Harbour after putting on a tactical vest and Kevlar helmet and arming himself with a rifle, according to the Miami New Times. Agazim was arrested on September...
VIDEO: Scuffle between student, bus driver caught on camera
 Cellphone video captured an altercation between a teenage student and a bus driver. The video, obtained by WPLG, show a scuffle between a 13-year-old boy and a bus driver in Aventura that had to be broken up by other students on the bus. After the initial altercation, which occurred last week outside of Aventura Waterways K-8 Center...

Posted: 2 days ago

Cellphone video captured an altercation between a teenage student and a bus driver. The video, obtained by WPLG, show a scuffle between a 13-year-old boy and a bus driver in Aventura that had to be broken up by other students on the bus. After the initial altercation, which occurred last week outside of Aventura Waterways K-8 Center...