There’s dumb and then there’s NFL dumb. As in, being worth several million dollars and then going out and riding a motorcycle drunk without a helmet. No word on the BAC yet, but it is likely to be high.
The California Highway Patrol says Green Bay Packers linebacker and tight end Spencer Havner (FSY) is facing DUI charges after crashing a motorcycle and breaking his shoulder blade. The patrol says the 27-year-old wasn’t wearing a helmet when he lost control at the end of a cul-de-sac and crashed at about 2:45 a.m. Monday in Grass Valley, his hometown about 55 miles north of Sacramento. A patrol report says Havner also suffered cuts to the back of his head and left arm, as well as multiple abrasions.
We know Americans, in general, are not real big fans of soccer. Some, you might say, actually hate the game finding it slow, boring and low scoring . . . like baseball. But, no matter how much you might hate a sport, it’s never okay to shoot at people playing it . . . especially when they’re kids. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but you have to wonder how much drinkin’ had been going on prior to this little incident.
Our favorite part of the story is the description of the shooter: walking three dogs, holding a beer and . . . wearing a white beanie? Fat, drunk and wearing a child’s hat in public is no way to go through life, son.
A man opened fire on a group of youngsters playing soccer Thursday night after asking if they were gang members, city police say. The 13 children took off running, and a police report did not indicate any of them were hurt. The 41-year-old suspect — who witnesses described as holding a beer and wearing a white beanie, with three dogs trailing behind him — was arrested nearby, according to the report.
He was booked into the Yakima County jail on suspicion of 13 counts of first-degree assault and was expected to make his first court appearance this afternoon. Several officers responded about 9:30 p.m. to an area around the 400 block of East Spruce after several callers reported the shooting. The victims told police they were playing soccer at the Union Gospel Youth Center when the man approached and asked whether they were gang members.
The youngsters said they were not, but the man pulled a gun, pointed it at them and fired six shots, the police report stated.
On the plus side, this guy did tell the kids to avoid punches to the face so that their injuries would not be obvious to other staff. On a side note, doesn’t Mr. Wesley have a “that’s what I’m talking about” look on his face? You could see why gang members would be convinced to fight for this guy, right?
A former teacher at a Los Angeles County probation camp was arrested Tuesday on six counts of child endangerment for allegedly organizing boxing-style bouts — recorded by a security camera — between students during class, authorities said. Stephen Wesley, 43, was arrested by Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators as he left a home in the 7000 block of Faust Avenue in Canoga Park about 7 a.m., according to Steve Whitmore, a sheriff’s spokesman. He is being held in lieu of $600,000 bail, according to County Jail records.
“This individual was supposed to create a safe environment for probationers and he was allowing them to engage in overt violent acts,” Whitmore said. “He not only allowed the fights to take place, he set the ground rules.” Wesley’s arrest stems from actions that Whitmore said were recorded Aug. 8, 2008, at Camp Karl Holton in San Fernando, one of 21 juvenile probation camps and halls.
Whitmore said Wesley can be seen and heard on the security footage organizing five bouts between rival gang members in response to an argument that began that morning between two students over gangs. Wesley told students where and how long to fight, and instructed them to avoid blows to the face that would leave signs of injuries, Whitmore said.
So much of sports announcers staying impartial during a match. We don’t speak Italian, but it appears this happened on Saturday, March 14, 2010 in a game between Milan and Chievo. The video also has the name Tiziano Crudeli in the title (the announcer, maybe?) and in the video it cuts back and forth between the overly enthusiastic announcer at the game, some old guys in the studio (including one who looks pissed) and some hot babe. It goes on a little long (7 minutes) but makes for great TV. Okay, maybe great Italian TV, but still . . . GOOOOOOOOOOOAL!
According to police, these two were having sex with female students over a three year period from June 2000 to May of 2003. They list the girls’ ages as 15 and 16. What’s not clear is if the relationship started with these girls when they were that age (and ending when they were 18 and 19) or if it started when they were 12 and 13. Guess we’ll find out when this goes to court.
Kentucky State Police arrested 43-year-old Terry W. Nofsinger of Greenville on five counts of sodomy, nine counts of sexual abuse, 14 counts of unlawful transaction with a minor-sexual act and complicity, while 32-year-old Nathan E. Phelps of Hartford was charged with five counts of unlawful transaction with a minor-sexual act.
An Ohio County grand jury indicted the men Thursday. They were both released on bond after being arrested Monday. Police say the allegations occurred between June 2000 and May 2003 when Nofsinger and Phelps were employed by Ohio County High School as basketball coaches. The allegations involved girls who were 15 and 16 years old.