Thursday, February 24, 2011
Texas Longhorns forward Alexis Wangmene has been suspended indefinitely by the Longhorns for a DUI arrest this past Saturday. Wangmeme is just a reserve on the team averaging 9.7 minutes a game, with 2.4 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. The Junior was pulled over at about 4:30 AM before being arrested on the drunken driving charge. No other details have been released regarding his arrest.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Former Georgia Tech star Jarrett Jack, current Hornets G who backs up All-Star Chris Paul, was arrested for DUI when he was pulled over for speeding early Sunday morning. Jack was pulled over in his black Mercedes going 66 in a 45 at around 4:00 AM Sunday morning. The officer paced his vehicle and determined that he was going faster than the speed limit, and then noticed him crossing the center lines and crossing the fog lines. When the car was stopped Jack smelled like alcohol, and then he took field sobriety tests which he clearly failed.
Next comes the tricky part. The breathalyzer in the jail was broken, so his BAC was not measured until 5:38 AM, and the test said = .079 -- .001 under the legal limit. Of course the alcohol leaves your body at a measurable amount per hour, and of course you can be charged with DUI, according to the article, if you are above .04 and are witnessed speeding and/or weaving. Jack is averaging 7.6 points/game and 2.8 assists/game backing up Paul.
Virginia Tech freshman forward Jarell Eddie was charged last week Tuesday with marijuana possession. After the arrest, Eddie didn't appear in their loss to Virginia, with the coach saying it was a "coaches decision". Due to a rash of injuries this season, Eddie was one of only 8 scholarship players that were on the Tech roster, and he has scored 2.6 points/game and 2 rebounds/game in 24 games. No other details of the arrest have been released yet.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
First baseman Miguel Cabrera is a 5 time All Star in 8 years with the Florida Marlins and the Detroit Tigers. Also well known is the fact that he is a hall of fame drinker.
In October of 2009 he was arrested after an argument with his wife after a night of drinking. He was picked up from the police station at 7:30 AM after blowing a .26 which was tested at the police station. He played in a game later that day and went 0-4 a strikeout and 6 players left on base. Not bad for a guy with a raging hangover. It would have been better if he vomited on home plate. Following that arrest -- he spent 3 months in an alcohol rehab center in January of 2010. He stated at that time he had not taken a drink of alcohol since his October, 2009 arrest.
So much for that.
Last night at around 11:00 PM he was on the side of the road and his vehicle was smoking from the engine. Police said he was slurring his words heavily, had blood shot eyes, smelled like alcohol, and that he was acting combative, cocky, argumentative, and belligerent. He repeated to the officer “Do you know who I am, you don’t know anything about my problems.” and then just like out of a comedy film, he picked up a bottle James Buchanan Scotch Whiskey and started swigging straight from the bottle.
He was placed in handcuffs and when asked to get into the patrol car, he "used an expletive". After not listening to several commands, he pushed off the vehicle into the officer, and then the officer used 3-4 knee strikes into Cabrera's thigh which made him fall into the vehicle. He refused to take a breathalyzer later.
Making $20,000,000 this year at age 28, this is not the kind of start to the season he probably expected. He doesn't look to upset in his mugshot though.
Update: Video and Pictures released from his DUI arrest HERE.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
We might now know how Celtics G Delonte West swooned LeBron James' mom. With Moet and Popeyes chicken. From 2006, as unearthed by Deadspin, we bring to you Delonte West's perfect Valentines Day [From ESPN's Page 2]:
Delonte: "I did a few romantic things in my day, but I'm not the world's most romantic guy. But I can tell you what I would consider a special night. First, at my lady's work, I would send her a card giving her instructions for the night. Send it to her about midday, so the rest of the day, she has time to think about exactly what I had planned. I would pick my date up. She wouldn't know where we were going. It's got to be a hot day, so I can drop the top in my SL [Mercedes]. I've got the white SL 500. I would tell her, she would have to wear white. She must have on a white dress, because I'm going to have on white. I'd have told her in the note, she has to wear her hair a certain way, just the way I like it. So, I pick her up in my white convertible. From there, I'd have the music pumping on the radio. The Jim Jones pumping, you know, 'Summer in Miami' song pumping. Got to keep a little gangsta, you can't be too soft. You can't be in there playing some guy that's crying, talking about don't leave me and love me baby, wah wah and all that. So Jim Jones pumping and then from there, wind blowing through the hair, boom, we get straight to the point -- we eat afterwards because I don't want to kiss no onions. I don't want to kiss you tasting like onions and steak and mushrooms and everything."
Teammate Orien Greene interrupts: "What, you taking her back to the Mot 6 [Motel 6]?"
Delonte: "So, where we going then? You know, with the female readers, I might get me a superstar off this one. I might get me Beyonce or something. OK, now listen to this, so put this in there, OK, so from driving the car, let's be real. I started off wining and dining and Rico Suave-ing it, then I'm going to have to hold to it and realistically, she's not going to get that every day. OK, so we'll be chilling in my SL on a nice hot day, we're going to let the day play out. But we have on all white, so we have to do something special."
Greene: "Take her to your yacht, dog."
Delonte: "Yeah, we're going to my yacht. We'll pull up at the docks and got a guy waiting for us, open our door up and we walk down a lit-up dock and onto the yacht, where we have dinner set up on the boat and we just cruise out on the water. Sit down and have some dinner, some shrimps and steaks, keep it nice and breezy. Pop some bottles, some Moet Rose. The red Moet, we ain't popping no Kristal, it tastes like urination. We ain't popping no Kris, that's $500 a bottle. It ain't that serious. It ain't going to get you drunk. Make sure you put that in there. We ain't doing a $500 bottle, we're doing a $99 wine and dine. While we're eating, have a singer. Who should I have?"
Greene: "R. Kelly."
Delonte: "I can't afford R. Kelly."
Green: "You can't afford R. Kelly? Oh, you talking about you going to actually have him on the boat singing? Oh, man, you doing it like that?! I'm telling you, you all might not come back for two, three days."
Delonte: "So, we are done eating, man, we've got to have someone singing while we're eating. OK, so from there, we're doing a midnight skinny-dipping jump. Alright? From there, hopefully she's got money because I hope Jaws gets her, boom, make sure she got me in the will, bank, I'm good. Oh well, shark got her! Jaws got her. Nah, we ain't going there.
Do some skinny dipping, but keeping it clean fun, don't need to get all right to the point, you know, keeping it clean. Boom, get back, take her back home. Give her a kiss, tell her I enjoyed my night, let's do it again. I don't want her in a situation, because skinny-dipping, she'll already be shaky about doing that if it's an early date, but most likely she will [skinny-dip], but I don't want to end up in one of those situations where you're feeling the mood too much and you try to press the situation and you came all out your hook up. And now you leave feeling lame because you'd try to force the issue and she really wasn't with it, and I know that's happened to a lot of guys out there, you done and feel the night a little too much. So, just keep it nice and easy, and I think from there she'd have a good enough impression where she might want to do it again."
With all this romance talk, you must be a big Valentine's Day fan?
Delonte: "I hate it because -- you got to make sure you print this -- it's the biggest misconception. There's been couples that have fell out on Valentine's Day because the guy has forgot or didn't do anything special. But before Valentine's Day, for two weeks in advance, at every store, you see cards and balloons with Happy Valentine's Day, candy on sale: Two for $49.99 and the mini one for $19.99, and each female that is in that store shopping, three, four times a week, sees everything she probably going to get, so is it really that special? I think it's more special if it's just the guy happens to give her flowers on a Monday and say Happy Monday and not wait for the world to say, 'On this day, give your wife flowers.' See, if she doesn't know she's getting flowers and she gets them, she'll say, 'Oh, this is the most beautiful thing you've ever done for me.' I think Valentine's Day is just a day for candy makers and card makers to make some more money. I think you should be romantic on your own time."
Anything more to say, Delonte?
Delonte: "One more thing: When we're on the yacht eating, we're going to have some Popeyes chicken. That's for dinner. It's to let her know, put a mental image on her mind, first and foremost, if you ain't from the hood, you don't like Popeyes chicken. Everyone there loves Popeyes chicken and the biscuits -- phew. But that's just getting it on her mind, saying, you know, 'Yeah, I can wine and dine you, but I'm a little rough around the edges and I'm keeping it real with you. I can be romantic, but this is real, we're going to eat some chicken tonight. Chicken and biscuits.'"
West is a former first round pick by the Boston Celtics, who played for the Seattle SuperSonics and the Cleveland Cavaliers before returning to the Celtics. No word yet if Valtrex for his suspected herpes which has been rumored for quite a while.
Again, From ESPN's Page 2.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Hector Taveras, a Washington Nationals minor league catcher has been suspended for 25 games for unauthorized possession of a syringe. Most of the suspensions for steroid use is 50 games for testing positive, however the league must have lowered the suspension due to the fact that he never tested positive for the drug, only possessing something to put the drug in him.
Also, previously unknown, Nationals catcher Adrian Nieto was suspended 50 games for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs last week. Sounds like we might know where the syringe came from.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Wellllll -- It looks like Auburn's center Robert Chubb had just a fantastic night. This fantastic night happened January 30th when he was arrested at 1:47 AM for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, attempting to elude a police officer and resisting arrest. Hours before the arrest, Auburn had played South Carolina and he set a career high in points scored with 18. He has now been suspended indefinitely. Might also have face scars indefinitely to add on to the humiliation.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Golden State Warriors guard Charlie Bell, who was traded to the Warriors from the Milwaukee Bucks this past summer, was arrested at 2:45 AM for suspicion of DUI. The former undrafted free agent out of Michigan State has averaged only 7.8 minutes per game this season with the Warriors. While he sucks and had to have his teammate, Reggie Williams, get him out of jail as well as being charged with a DUI, he's still married to an ex-Miss Michigan Kenya Bell, and he gets to go home to this. So good for him.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Troy Patton, a former Houston Astro and current Baltimore Oriole pitcher, was pulled over and arrested for DUI. He was caught speeding down the road before hopping his car over a curb when he was pulled over police, and failed a breathlayzer blowing a .14. His career record is 0-2, but since this is his first offense DUI his career drunk driving record is likely a lot better.