We’re not sure why this isn’t already an Olympic Sport!
Really? A javelin? Who thinks that shoving a sharp metal pole up someone else’s behind will bring you closer as teammates?
Apparently four soccer players at La Puente High School in Southern California who have now been arrested on hazing allegations, while their coach placed on paid administrative leave because there are indications he knew and/or encouraged the acts. The school district is also being sued based on victims claims that the administration attempted to cover up the incident.
Here’s more from Fox News:
Three of the alleged victims have hired an attorney and are planning to sue the school district. Another victim may join the suit. Two of them claim they were sodomized inside the soccer storage room as part of a hazing ritual after making the varsity team. A third victim says he was able to fend off the attackers.
“A lawsuit is the only way to get any leverage over the school district and to force it change its ways,” said attorney Brian Claypool, who also represents dozens of parents in the Miramonte Elementary School case, where a teacher is accused of molesting students.
Claypool claimed two 14-year-old boys were “jumped” and then penetrated with a “javelin-like object” while a third, 15, “fought for his life” and managed to grab the pole away from his attackers, the LA Times said. The alleged abuse happened last year. At least one student sought medical attention for his injuries, the newspaper said.
It’s not unusual for fans of almost any sport to throw things onto the field when they’re unhappy with the game. Batteries, coins, water bottles . . . you name it, someone had probably thrown it in anger. Then there’s the fans of the Arab Football Champions league.
Here’s more from the YouTube description:
Wednesday night’s AFC Champions League clash between Iranian side Sepahan and Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahli produced no goals, but there was certainly some explosive action at the Foolad Shahr Stadium. The quarterfinal first leg was temporarily interrupted when the referee ran to one of the sidelines to inspect debris thrown on the field by fans. Sepahan midfielder Adel Kolahkaj picked up a small, black object and tossed it away from the pitch. Turns out that object was some kind of mini grenade or firecracker, which exploded upon landing, causing the referee and his assistant to run for their lives.No one was hurt in the incident, and the game was cancelled initially but players came back on field after security inspection was made.The police officials are still investigating this matter.
Yes, you read that right: the coach of a youth baseball team made up of 10 and 11-year-olds got into a dispute with a rival coach back in May and then started stalking and harassing him. Robert Sanfilippo, 45, was actually arrested DURING a baseball game on Friday after police say he anonymously sent threatening text messages and photograph. Ironically, Sanfilippo coaches a team called the Long Island Vengeance. Apparently the New York Creeps was already taken.
Here’s more from KSEE:
Sanfilippo who coaches the Long Island Vengeance was charged with 20 counts of aggravated harassment and one count of stalking on Saturday. According to police after Sanfilippo and another coach got into a dispute during a tournament in May, Sanfilippo bought an untraceable phone and began threatening to harm the other man. Commack resident John Reardon told Newsday that he, his wife and their 10-year-old son were the targets of Sanfilippo’s messages. ’I didn’t know it was him at first,’ Mr Reardon said. ‘It was nerve-racking. I couldn’t sleep. When he suddenly started mentioning my son by name, it just hit me that it was this guy.’
Apparently this happened after a lengthy rain delay at Wrigley Field on September 18 in a MLB game between the Pirates and the Cubs. Here’s more from Deadspin.com:
Taking advantage of what we imagine was lax ninth-inning security, this gentleman found his way right behind home plate and spent most of the final stanza engaged in all manner of obscene face-making—even getting himself into Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s slow-motion replays. Eventually security came and hauled him off
No BAC reported on this yet, but my main concern right now is whether I have Turner on one of my fantasy football teams.
Here’s more from Yahoo Sports:
Michael Turner hasn’t exactly had the best start to a season so far in 2012. He was limited to just 11 carries in the opening week and while he followed that up with a 42 yard, one touchdown performance on Monday night against the Denver Broncos, things will be getting a little more difficult for the nine year pro. Early Tuesday morning, Turner was arrested and charged with DUI and speeding.
The 30-year-old rusher was pulled over after police say they saw him going 97 MPH in a 65 MPH zone. Turner was driving his Audi R8 sports car at the time of the incident and upon questioning by police at the scene and a subsequent failed drug test; he was taken to Gwinnett County Jail and booked just after 5 a.m. ET.
The way NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been cracking down on behavior detrimental to the league off the field, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Turner get suspended or fined heavily for this incident. While the fact that he was driving while drunk and excessively speeding are terrible things, fans may begin to question whether Turner can be trusted enough to lead the team to the Super Bowl. His lack of judgment is easily seen following the arrest and any possible punishment the league hands down to him would be deserving, but it does nothing but hurt the team.