Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Derrick Caracter F Los Angeles Lakers

Derrick Caracter of the currently playoff Los Angeles Lakers was arrested in the early morning of Easter on three charges; Battery, Public Intoxication, and Resisting Arrest.

The incident occurred at a IHOP when a waitress, who was at first reportedly pregnant, refused to serve Caracter due to the fact that he was too intoxicated. The arrest happened at around 1:00 AM when he repeatedly hit the waitress because, well, she wouldn't give the drunk ass his Denver Scramble. A manger ran outside and flagged down a police officer who tried to diffuse the situation, but Caracter wouldn't cooperate.

Later it was corrected that the waitress was, in fact, not pregnant.

The Rookie Caracter has been inactive for the entirety of the playoff series against the New Orleans Hornets thus far, and I wouldn't expect anything else going forward. He was the 58th selection in the NBA Draft.

Jamal Coombs-McDaniel F UCONN

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Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, who averaged 5.6 points/game, was arrested along with 5 other people in a college dorm at around 11:30 PM for possession of more than 4 ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest occurred April 21st.

In a search of the dorm, police found 5.6 grams of marijuana, a marijuana grinder, and a package of cigars usually used to smoke marijuana.

Bail was set at $500, and he is set to go to court again on May 5. He has likely already faced the wrath of Jim Calhoun, which might be worse.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ryan Braun OF Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan "The Hebrew Hammer" Braun just got locked up by the Milwaukee Brewers until the 2020 season, which will keep him around until he is roughly 37 years old.

The three time All-Star starter and winner of the 2007 NL Rookie of the Year award signed a deal that is reportedly worth $105 million that extends the deal another 5 seasons at roughly $21 million/year. The deal puts him up there near the top of the list for highest paid outfielders.

That's a lot of drinking money.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Jordan Railey C Iowa State

Iowa State Center Jordan Railey has been arrested for the 2nd time in the 2011 year. His first arrest came in January when he was booked for an OWI after a one car accident. He was suspended for 2 games following that arrest.

This time, Railey was seen throwing a punch at a man outside of a bar that is popular for Iowa State students. He was ordered to stop by police but kept on walking, and when police caught up with him he pulled away and was generally uncooperative. He was booking on a charge of disorderly conduct.

He has been suspended indefinitely by the Cyclones, who will surely miss his 2 points/game.

Cameron Dehn, Brock Granger and Nicholas Deleon Louisville

Three University of Louisville athletes have been arrested on marijuana charges. Cameron Dehn who is currently a freshman on the swimming team, as well as Brock Granger and Nicholas Deleon are Sophomores and Juniors respectively on the Soccer team.

Police found a large amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at Granger and Deleon's house near the U of L campus. All three were arrested and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia All three are on investigative suspension pending.

All three have been released from jail.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

4 Penn State Athletes

Two Penn State footballers, and 2 Penn State basketballers were on the receiving ends of charges brought up from a drunk St. Patties Day brawl. The football players, WR Curtis Drake and DB Derrick Thomas, and the basketball players, Tre Bowman and Taran Buie received disorderly conduct charges.

What might catch your eye is that Curtis Drake and Taran Buie were both involved. Back last July there was an altercation outside of a McDonalds where both were charged with Disorderly Conduct after a fight. An online Penn State website stated that it was just a misunderstanding and the two were friends and just horsing around.

So much for that theory.

They weren't found out until still images of the altercation were spread around by the Penn State police department. They ended up being 4 of the 234 arrested for the drunken festivities of St. Patties Day. All four players charged are under 21 years of age, but no tickets for underage drinking have been brought up, because, well the Penn State police were too slow to find them. Police LT Robb has said that Alcohol is thought to be a factor.

Jalen Rose G Ex-Pacers

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As if we didn't hear enough about Jalen Rose right now with his whole 'Fab 5' argument with Coach K, we find out that the ESPN analyst is set to appear in court in April after being cited for suspicion of drunken driving at 2am on March 11 in West Bloomfield Township, MI.

Rose declined to take a Breathalyzer test but submitted to a blood test at the hospital. The roads were icy and the officer believes the icy roads had something to do with Rose's car sliding off the road...oh really? Ya think? Ice may have helped a car SLIDE off the road? That's good, because if your pavement was making cars slide, you might have a problem. Sounds like somebody is trying to help a Michigan favorite evade trouble.
Rose had a solid 13-year career as a shooting specialist and excelled defensively until age started catching up with him and his knees couldn't handle both ends of the floor. He was the first Pacers player to lead the team in scoring in 8 years other than Reggie Miller during the 99-00 season. He led his team to the NBA finals that year but unlike his shorts in Michigan, they landed just a bit short against the Lakers.
Rose's attorney says they look forward to fully working with Michigan authorities in resolving the problem...something tells me they aren't really looking forward to it.

Update: Video and the 911 call from Jalen Rose's arrest have been released HERE.