Junior varsity players get no respect & they probably hate the bus ride on away games because that seems to be when all the newsworthy debauchery happens. Take for instance this story of a hazing incident which lead to the arrest of 6 people, including 2 adults. JV players had their faces shoved into other people’s butts but it does not stop there. The allegations reveal that these buttocks must have been bare because the poor baseball players had to touch genitals & anuses.
Cottonwood High School: Where one must touch another’s anus in order to be accepted! Male bonding at it’s finest, folks.
The DA makes this curious statement, “This went far beyond making someone wear a sheet to school”. Are we talking a toga? Something with a pointy white hood? What kind of sheet-wearing does he consider to be a simple hazing ritual exactly?
The alleged hazing incident happened on a bus trip back from a baseball game in Geneva County. Geneva County District Attorney Kirke Adams said the students are accused of pushing members of the junior varsity baseball team’s faces into their buttocks as part of an “initiation.” Some of the students are also alleged to have touched the victims with their genitals and anuses.
The students were expelled from the Houston County Schools and required to attend alternative school 45 days.
It’s still early in the year, but this very well could be our “Bad Jock of the Year” story for 2011. Just listen to this: The nice folks in Corbin, Kentucky, like many communities this time of year, were having a charity golf scramble to raise money for a good cause. In this case, it was the Joey Taylor Memorial Golf Scramble, named after local avid golfer Joey Taylor, with the proceeds going to help fund the budding career of a young local golfer. All good there. Sounds like everyone was having a good time at the tournament . . . maybe too good a time.
It seems the Taylor family wasn’t pleased with some of the “obscene” behavior going on at the scramble being held in their loved one’s named and threatened to pull their name off the event. This apparently upset the scramble’s organizer, one Danny Davenport, who apparently made significant enough threats against the family that the cops had to be called . . . to a charity golf event. Officers promptly arrived at the Williamsburg Country Club and Golf Course and stopped all the vehicles leaving the event.
Now, enter “exotic dancers” Amythyst Brown, 20, and Lacresia Moberly, 25, who–when stopped by police–claimed they had been hired by the previously mentioned Danny Davenport to sell alcohol and food. Sure. (He probably had no idea they were strippers when he hired them.) Because Brown had jumped out of her car at the entrance where police were stopping vehicles, officers quickly determined from her breath that she likely was a prime candidate for a DUI. So, they searched her car and found a small amount of weed and a little blue pill. Later Brown admitted to officers that the pill was the party drug Ecstasy and she had been selling them for $20 a pop at the scramble to make a little side money because “times were rough and she had to support her 5-year-old.” Oh, and she also just found out that she’s pregnant AGAIN. Moberly, a passenger in Brown’s car, was also apparently extremely drunk and arrested on alcohol intoxication charges.
If the Taylor family had any doubts about pulling their name from the event, the arrest of two drunk strippers, one selling Ecstasy to the players could very well seal the deal.
Now THAT’S a bad jock story. Video from WKYT below.
This one gets kind of confusing, but we’ll see if we can sort it out.
To start off, there was an adult league hockey game in Connecticut. (Got that so far?)
With about a minute left in the game, referee Peter Tarantino calls a slashing foul on a player from one team who promptly gets into a fight with an opposing player and both men go down on the ice. Enter player Martin Durkaj.
Durkaj jumps into the fray and starts punching both guys until Tarantino and another ref go over to break things up like hockey refs usually do after a little bit of time passes. Only instead of just getting up and walking away, Durkaj punches Tarantino in the face accidentally. Because he’s wearing a face shield, the ref’s not hurt, but he does tell Durkaj to be more careful next time so that a referee doesn’t get punched. So what does he do? The dumbass punches Tarantino in the face INTENTIONALLY.
Okay, now things are getting interesting. The uninjured Tarantino now tells Durkaj that because of that punch he’ll be awarded a match penalty which apparently carries a five minute game penalty and a bonus 30-day suspension from the league. At that point, Durkaj, instead of admitting defeat and moving on, decided it was a good idea to hit Tarantino in the face a second time. That’s when the cops were called.
Now, in addition to sitting out a few adult league hockey games, Mr. Durkaj was charged with second-degree breach of peace and criminal attempt at third-degree assault. And all this happened while he was wearing a jersey with the number 99 on it, the same as his idol Wayne Gretzky. The Great One indeed.
Lenny Dykstra was a three-time All-Star in 1990, 1994 and 1995, all with Philadelphia, and he won the World Series in 1988 with the New York Mets, but since he’s retired, he has all but ruined his legacy with a number of legal problems, each seemingly more baffling than the last. Most know that he has had problems with his business affairs in the past, and now he’s in hot water for bankruptcy fraud, but no one could have foreseen what the latest charge is against the man they call “Nails”. Don’t be surprised to find MLB lines @ BetUs on Dykstra’s next indiscretion in your sportsbook.
Dykstra is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department because of an alleged incident that happened earlier this month. A woman claims that she answered an advertisement from Dykstra on Craigslist, claiming that he needed a housekeeper. The woman went to Dykstra’s residence, and he then stated that she not only would have to clean the house, but she would also have to give him massages. The woman then states that Dykstra took off his clothes and asked for a “massage” (the phrase “happy ending” should come to mind immediately), which would be taken into consideration if he was going to hire her, and the woman fled his house, flagging a cop who was passing by.
It’s been a sad post-baseball life for Dykstra, and this latest incident sounds like a guy who has nothing left to lose. He’ll likely go to jail for the bankruptcy fraud, all of his assets are being taken away from him, and he just doesn’t seem like he cares anymore. Dykstra was known during his baseball career for playing on the edge, but he’s gone over the edge in real life, and it could be a sad ending to his story.
We didn’t really think much of it earlier this week when Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall was allegedly stabbed in the stomach by his wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall. Yes, there was some silly story about him “falling on a vase” at first when cops showed up, but other than that, there wasn’t that much to the story, so we let it go.
But then today – BAM! A second NFL player is stabbed by his significant other. This time it’s former Detroit Lion and current Bronco Jason Hunter who is recovering from a stab wound to the left shoulder. The attacker this time was his 23-year-old girlfriend.
At this time, the NFL has issued guidelines for all its players asking them to remove all sharp objects and/or the women folk from their residences. At this current rate of stabbation, it’s estimated that every NFL starter would be injured by opening day and the League doesn’t have enough lawyers to handle the arrests AND contract negotiations.
In some respects this looks more like a hockey game than a soccer match with bodies flying everywhere. I haven’t see this many ankles grabbed in a single day since we covered the World Shin Kicking Championships in Australia a few years back.
This “game” involves the team from Real Madrid (as opposed to the Fake Madrid most of you watch here in the US) and for some reason they are either the dirtiest soccer team ever or the opposing team from Venice Acting Academy are all made of tissue paper. Watch the video and you decide. We’re going to go out an buy some shin guards for our trip to Spain later this month.