Skip ahead to about 3:50 seconds into this video to watch the, uh, “action.” The final round of this fight is almost over, Brian Green seems to be winning easily and suddenly the hype that is Kimbo Slice kicks in (Vegas money?) and he lands two soft uppercuts and–surprise!!–Green is down. We haven’t seen that kind of fake falling since last night’s Champion’s League Soccer Game.
And not just down, Green is completely knocked out. They need smelling salts and a pair of Lindsey Lohan’s used underwear to wake this guy up.
And people wonder why no one trusts the sport of boxing anymore? Watch below and judge for yourself.
The interesting part of this story is not the fact that someone would take money from kids.
It’s not that Amy Jo Erickson got away with it for more than five years without anyone involved in the Belgrade, Montana youth baseball league knowing it.
Or the fact that she was able to skim off–allegedly–more $92,000 over that time period.
No, the most interesting part of this story is that we continue to report on these types of embezzlement from youth sports organizations and nothing seems to change. Okay, in this case the league reportedly required two signatures to write a check (not a bad idea) but reportedly Ms. Erickson got other board members to sign blanks in advance and then filled in the amounts later.
It’s almost like parents want to be ripped off. How else can you explain the nearly complete lack of oversight in what appears to be about 99% of youth sports leagues in this country?
If convicted, Erickson could face up to 10 years in prison, a $50,000 fine or both, and could also be ordered to pay back all the money she’s alleged taken.
Separated at Birth? That's former youth football league president Eric Mason on the left.
Eric Mason, former president of the Okolona Titans Youth Football League in Louisville now faces felony charges of embezzlement after a local TV station uncovered evidence that nearly $15,000 was missing from the league’s coffers. According to the story at WAVE 3, the alleged criminal activity first came to light during a segment of their “Troubleshooter Department” when parents came forward to ask what happened to all the money they had put in to support the league.
According to the WAVE investigation, Mason allegedly forged a document to get control of the league’s bank account then took out hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars at a time and kept no records of what he spent it on. In the end though, the league’s debit card provided a paper trail that showed he used the kid’s money to pay cell phone bills, stop at gas stations, go shopping, and–wait for it–go out to eat. Probably A LOT from the mug shot above which also shows he bears a striking resemblance to Jabba the Hut for Star Wars fame. Coincidence?
We were unable to substantiate claims that Mason also had girls in metal bikini’s around him at all times and frequently blubbered “Bring me Solo and the Wookie” but we’ll report on that anyway.
Eventually the local cops got around to investigating the case themselves and after several months issued a warrant for Mason’s arrest. If convicted, Mason could face years of jail time or could chose instead to be encased in Carbonite and put on display in the league office.
UPDATE: When WAVE TV viewers found out that the Okolona Titans Youth Football League didn’t have enough money in their account at the end of the last season to host their annual pizza party, they pitched in and threw one for the kids and also took their player pictures.