June 30, 2008
A Georgia Tech football player, Jerrard Tarrant, was charged over the weekend for the rape of a fellow classmate at the school. Tarrant has been subsequently suspended from the team and his return is pending on the outcome of his legal case.
“These charges filed against Jerrard are something that we take very seriously,” Johnson said in a statement. “He has been suspended from the team indefinitely, pending the outcome of the legal proceedings.”
Tarrant’s facebook.com page was updated on Monday to say “Jerrard Tarrant is truly MISUNDERSTOOD, when will they see the real me????”
I bet it makes the old-school journalists absolutely cringe that “Facebook” can and is actually used to produce quotes in their stories.
GA Tech Football Player Charged with Rape [AJC]
June 30, 2008
There are certain things a girlfriend shouldn’t do. One of the things they should never do is accuse the boyfriend of cheating. Some boyfriends would be very upset about that. There is, however, a way of responding to accusations. (for instance, going out and actually cheating) Willie Andrews of the New England Patriots gets really mad about it and responds the WRONG way. So mad in fact, he allegedly put a gun to his girlfriend’s head.
The woman told police that she confronted Willie Andrews, 24, in a bedroom of his apartment on Sunday night, according to the Sun Chronicle. She said that Andrews was waving the gun and that it touched her temple, the newspaper reported.
The woman called 911, and when police arrived, Andrews allowed police to search his car. Police did not find a gun. The woman took her child to a hotel, police said.
Apparently this isn’t the first time that Willie has threatened to shoot his girlfriend, according to the girlfriend. Willie seems to have Elijah Dukes syndrome. No word on threatening text messages yet.
The gun comes out when you accuse Willie [The Boston Channel]
June 30, 2008
It would appear that maybe Alan Patton may have some sort of problem. For the second time in less than a month, the Ohio man was caught at the sports themed fun park, Sports Ohio, trying to collect urine in the men’s room. To drink.
Alan D. Patton, 56, of 6269 Emberwood Rd. on the Northwest Side, was trying to collect urine in a men’s restroom at Sports Ohio, 6314 Cosgray Rd., when he was arrested June 14, Dublin police say.
Patton was found in a men’s restroom where he had allegedly covered toilet seats in plastic wrap, shut off water to urinals and placed Styrofoam cups in them. Sports Ohio employees told police that they recognized Patton as the man who had tampered with another men’s restroom there a week earlier.
Patton, a registered sex offender, admitted in 1994 to sexually assaulting four boys ages 7 and 9 in public restrooms in Columbus. At the time, Patton’s attorney said Patton suffers from urophilia, an interest in urine for sexual gratification.
Urophilia, apparently, can cause you to try and steal other people’s urine, or it can cause you to this at a horsetrack. Either way, big thumbs down. It’s rumored Patton has said that urine is sterile and that he likes the taste. Or maybe that was Patches O’Houlihan. I can’t remember now.
Urophila strikes Ohio sports park [Columbus Dispatch]
June 30, 2008
This is a story you don’t hear too often. It appears that 4 golfers & their 2 caddies for the round wer robbed at gunpoint on the 16th hole.
When the party of six, four golfers and two caddies, reached the 16th tee shortly after 11 a.m., a gunman emerged from nearby woods and said, “Give me your money,” according to police.
Armed with a handgun and covering his face with a mask, the gunman robbed two of the golfers and one of the caddies before fleeing into the woods at the club at 6200 W. Good Hope Road.
Officials at the club said the foursome finished their round of golf after the incident. And no one at the club canceled tee times Saturday or Sunday.
The fact that the golfers did not quit their round despite being robbed is quite admirable. If a man that had been hiding in the woods came running out with a gun while I was playing golf, I’d probably drop a deuce in my khakis. But this whole thing makes me wonder…. do you think that one of the golfers was in on it? Let’s say he was getting beat pretty badly and was losing money on hole after hole, what would stop him to call a buddy, tell him to meet him on hole 16 with a gun, and just rob his opponent? I think I may use this one day.
ROBBED ON THE GOLF COURSE [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
June 30, 2008
Hopefully you were like me and you were able to count on your mom for a lot of things while you’re growing up. One of the things I could always count on the most when it came to my mom was that she was never a snitch. Unfortunately for Adam Estoclet, hockey player at Dartmouth College, there was no such agreement between Adam and his mom.
Dartmouth College forward Adam Estoclet, 19, was arrested June 4 after he broke into a home in southeast Minneapolis shortly before 4 a.m. while trying to elude police with another 19-year-old man, police said.
Soon after his arrest, Estoclet’s blood-alcohol reading was .162 percent, more than twice the legal limit for driving in Minnesota, according to the charges.
The former star at Benilde-St. Margaret High School in St. Louis Park entered the room of a sleeping woman, grabbed her cell phone to apparently call his mother and fled, police said. Police said they nabbed Estoclet a short time later with the help of his mother.
While we all assume that Adam’s mom bailed him out of jail, we all know what should happen next. Adam’s mom better watch her back because snitches get stitches. Mom is just going to learn the hard way how things work.
Mom snitches on son [Minneapolis Tribune]
June 30, 2008
Manny Ramirez, the aloof leftfielder for the Boston Red Sox, got a little shove happy with the Boston Red Sox traveling secretary on Saturday. The leftfielder, who is suddenly developing a penchant for fighting recently, threw down Jack McCormick to the ground over, get this, tickets.
Ramirez had asked McCormick for 16 tickets for Saturday night’s Red Sox-Astros game, an unusually high number for day-of-game. In addition to handling all travel details for clubs, traveling secretaries also take player ticket requests for both home and away games.
When McCormick cautioned Ramirez that he might not be able to fulfill his request, Ramirez responded by shouting: “Just do your job!”
An argument insued and Ramirez pushed McCormick, sending him to the ground.
The prima donna leftfielder apologized for the incident, and the Red Sox seem satisfied enough with Manny’s apology to not punish him whatsoever. Who has to be thrown down by Manny Ramirez to warrant a suspension? Are traveling secretary’s that disrespected that any player can just manhandle them over ticket requests? Who is looking out for the traveling secretaries? Is it because of this former assistant to the traveling secretary that traveling secretaries are treated so badly?