Okay, so maybe there was a little bit more to the story that just yelling at people from a limousine, but that’s were most of the trouble started for PGA golfer Jeff “Hey You!” Overton.
Overton was apparently in Bloomington, Indiana where he had played his college ball for the University of Indiana. The allegedly intoxicated golfer was spotted yelling at people from inside a limo that was blocking traffic by police and told to move. The limo moved, but later pulled up next to a local cop and Overton started yelling AGAIN at strangers on the street. At this point, police told him to stop and also asked for identification, which Overton refused to produce.
Well, the police had had enough at this point and pulled Overton from the limo and attempted to arrest him, which he allegedly did not care for and resisted. He now faces charges of of resisting law enforcement, public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
It all started with an awkward turn for #Arkansas offensive lineman Anthony “Double DUI” Oden, who then crossed a center line, then failed to respond to a police office who tried to pull him over. Oden only blew a .09% BAC (just over the legal limit) but he was also accused of not having proof of ownership, driving on a suspended/revoked driver’s license and not having a driver’s license. He also had some kind of controlled substance called K2. Sounds like it was great night to be a Razorback!
According to some reports the new offensive coordinator for WVU (and future head football coach) has been involved in a number of booze-related incidents over the years, five of which were allegedly covered up. But not lucky number six.
If it seems like you already read this story well, you have. At least five previous times already this season. No, they weren’t all about Indians pitcher Shin-Soo Choo, but they were about Major League ballplayers, all of whom have been arrested for DUI . . . and we’re just into May! Something about the pressure to perform this season . . . or maybe boredom, who knows? Either way, this epidemic of drunk driving is causing MLB and the players union to start talking about appropriate punishments for the players, beyond the canned apology to fans and teammates (spare us) and the slap on the wrist that they’re like to get from local authorities. The league must be starting to realize that they’ve been lucky–so far–in that none of these incidents involved players who hurt themselves or others, but that luck could run out at the rate the Boys of Summer are slamming back the booze this season.
The Indians’ outfielder was arrested in Sheffield Lake, Ohio, on Monday after a Breathalyzer test showed he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.201 percent – more than double Ohio’s legal limit of 0.08 percent.
“I don’t want to make trouble on the team,” Choo said before the Indians opened a three-game series in Oakland. “Every person has to learn. I regret that this happened. … I apologize.”
Choo, the sixth major-league player to be cited on a drunken-driving charge this year, was arrested after his white Cadillac SUV was seen being driven erratically, officers said.
The mother of NBA star LeBron James was arrested by police in Miami early Thursday morning after a parking valet, Rockefeller Sorel (pictured right), accused her of striking him. Gloria James was charged with battery and disorderly intoxication, as it also appeared that she had been drinking at the time of the incident, around 4:45 in the morning. At least one celebrity rumor website is reporting that Momma James pulled the “Do you know who I am?” card with either the valet or the cops.
Police allege that the altercation began after James confronted the valet, Sorel Rockfeller, and asked “Where are my fucking keys?” James continued “yelling profanities” at the valet, who explained that he had given the keys to the valet cashier because, though James’s car had been ready for 30 minutes, she stood talking with friends as the vehicle sat running on the valet ramp.
Then, “for no apparent reason,” James allegedly “struck the victim with an open hand across the right side of his face.” In the process, James lost her balance and fell to the ground.
When a cop later asked James for ID, she refused. James, who was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle, then “began to yell at the other female who was the driver, ‘Don’t give him anything. Don’t give him my purse.’” James, the officer noted, “had bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol on her breath.”
While at the police station, two other cops tried to speak with James, who remained “very uncooperative” and said, “I’m trying to trust you but I don’t trust your kind. I don’t trust that officer who arrested me.”
You can watch video of Sorel demonstrating how he was slapped at TMZ.
Think the people who paid to watch this thought they got their money’s worth? We didn’t see this TNA Wrestling event, so we’ll let the Baltimore Sun fill you in on the details in this heavyweight championship bout between Sting and Jeff Hardy that lasted under a minute and a half, most of the time spent on Hardy attempting to throw his shirt to the crowd as a souvenir. Otherwise, this thing would have been over in 30 seconds. Even the announcers seem put off by what happened.
Read more below before you watch the video:
Citing TNA sources, pwinsider.com reported that the match was so short because of concern backstage that Hardy was in no condition to perform. Sound familiar?
A similar situation involving Hardy occurred in December at the Final Resolution pay-per-view when he was champion. According to online reports, there was concern over Hardy’s condition that night as well, so much so that TNA officials were considering stripping him of the title and sending him home.
Ultimately, Hardy’s scheduled match against Matt Morgan took place, with Hardy retaining the title as planned. Hardy reportedly convinced TNA officials that his condition was due to exhaustion as a result of his hectic travel schedule.
If the reports about Hardy’s condition at Victory Road are accurate, then TNA needs to take some kind of action immediately. A pay-per-view main event that lasts 88 seconds is inexcusable (couldn’t TNA have come up with a Plan B and given fans a legitimate match?), but the truth is that there are worse things that can happen if problems are ignored.
Hardy, who still has pending drug trafficking charges from 2009, was suspended twice for no-showing events during his first stint with TNA in 2005. He also had two Wellness Policy violations while in WWE.