Parents behaving badly at their kid’s sporting events is nothing new.
A parent running onto the field to protest a bad call is also quite common.
Being asked to leave the field by the commissioner of the league? It happens.
Refusing to leave the field AND biting two cops who try to arrest you? That honor alone belongs to DeJuan “You Can’t Arrest Me!” Wells, 28, of Indianapolis who rushed the field just before a youth football game ended between the Boilermakers and the Spartans as the Boilermakers were about to go for a two-point conversion to win the game. He threatened the ref, refused to leave the field and then bit two off-duty cops working as security.
The 2011 football season just got more interesting for the Louisiana State University Tigers: there are TV reports out there that starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson was not only involved in a large bar fight in Baton Rouge early Friday morning, but according to witnesses kicked one of the victims in the head. Well, at least he didn’t do something that could damage his throwing hand.
Also likely to face charges for the brawl are freshman wide receiver Jarvis Landry, sophomore offensive tackle Chris Davenport and sophomore linebacker Josh Johns.
We’ve seen NBA players like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James get hero’s welcomes in China. Not so much for John Thompson III and Georgetown. Thompson had this to say:
“Tonight, two great teams played a very competitive game that unfortunately ended after heated exchanges with both teams. We sincerely regret that this situation occurred.
“We remain grateful for the opportunity our student-athletes are having to engage in a sport they love here in China, while strengthening their understanding of a nation we respect and admire at Georgetown University.”
Thompson pulled the Hoyas off the court in the fourth quarter of a game against one of China’s top professional teams, according to a tweet from the Washington Post’s Gene Wang Thursday morning.
Wang tweeted that things got hectic when both benches emptied, chairs were thrown and fans started hurling bottles from the stands. Wang also said that all Georgetown players and coaches were OK.
Right now, each university has an NCAA regs compliance officer that reports to the school. You can sorta see why they might have a conflict of interest if they find something bad is going on. But what if those compliance officers actually worked for the NCAA? That’s the recommendation of Josh Luchs, a former agent who admitted paying college players.
And while we’re at it, a suggestion we came up with years ago: sports agents have to obtain a federal license (not a state one) to operate. You get caught doing something shady and the Feds pull your license and you’re out of business.
There was a time when high school cheerleaders had one job, and one job only: stand at the sidelines during football and basketball games and cheer. Then competitive cheerleading came along and the girls (and sometimes guys) had to spend more time on their “routines” for competition.
Oops! Past and present members of the Miami Hurricanes’ football and basketball teams may want to check their bank accounts. According to a lawyer for the victims of Nevin Shapiro’s Ponzi scheme is now saying that those athletes who received proceeds of his ill gotten gains should be paying it back. When he heard about the request, one of the players who received a free prostitute from Shapiro asked if he had to give the sex back. (Okay, we made that last part up.)
And you thought this story couldn’t get any better?