Many of you probably don’t know who Doug Savant is because likely you don’t watch the ABC show Desperate Housewives. If you did, you would know that Doug is a fine actor and plays a hard working family man on the show.
In real life, it also sounds like he’s a pretty upstanding guy (we have never heard him linked to a member of the Lohan or Kardashian families) who is president of his son’s Little League. Which is why it is surprising that Doug–according to our friends at TMZ.com–either didn’t know about park rules banning the consumption of alcohol, or that he did know and tried to sneak a beer into a recent game.
Regardless, another parent saw what was going on “in front of the children” and not only confronted Savant about the beer he was drinking from an innocent looking paper cup, but then called him out on it, forcing Doug to appear before the league’s Board of Directors.
The result? Doug was suspended for–wait for it!–an ENTIRE WEEKEND from watching games. Which means he can now enjoy a cold one in the privacy of his own home watching a real sporting event on his big screen TV instead of watching someone else’s loser kid pick his noses in the outfield. How will he survive that? We wouldn’t be surprised if this–oops–accidentally happens a few more times over the season.
Coaches getting caught in police sex sting operations has happened in the past and will likely happen in the future. But what are the odds that a Little League coach will fall for a fake Craigslist ad, from an “parent” claiming they were looking for someone to provide sexual “guidance” for their underage daughter, arrive at the sting house and then be arrested by a cop who’s kid played on the guy’s team?
This thing just has sick written all over it.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says a little league baseball coach is among the 15 men undercover detectives rounded up during an online sting to find child sex predators. While this wasn’t the first time Polk County sheriff’s detectives have targeted people who use the Internet to prey on children, there was one arrest that seemed to shock everybody.
“I don’t know who was the most surprised when the front door opened, him when he saw the sheriff’s detectives or the undercover sergeant who recognized him as his child’s youth baseball coach,” said Sheriff Judd.
Detectives say the coach, 33-year-old Tommy Dupre of St. Cloud, drove to the undercover home to have sex with a 14-year-old girl. Dupre is among the men who detectives say responded to a fake ad posted by an undercover detective posing as a parent on Web sites like Craigslist. The ads solicited guidance for their child, some as young as 8, but none over the age of 14.
In Dupre’s case, the undercover agent posed as a father soliciting “guidance” for his daughter. In the email exchanges with the undercover agent, detectives say Dupre expressed his desire to engage in sexual activity with the 14-year-old girl and even admitted to stopping by a gas station to buy condoms before arriving at the home.
Online child sex sting nets 15, including little league baseball coach (WTSP)
So, you’re coaching a team in a state Babe Ruth tournament (15-year-olds) and your team is ahead going into the late innings after being down earlier. There’s a close call at first base. Do you: C) assault the field umpire resulting in a forfeit.
Here’s more from NBC Bay Area:
A Vallejo baseball coach was arrested at police headquarters on Tuesday for battery on a sports official during a dispute at a state Babe Ruth League tournament game at Wilson Park on Sunday David Daniel Davis, 42, allegedly assaulted the field umpire, who had called one of his players out at first base, police said.
The Vallejo team had rallied from a 4-2 deficit to take a 5-4 lead in the seventh inning of the game against a team from Sonoma, but had to forfeit the game after the alleged assault, the team’s manager John Larson said.
The forfeit was the second loss for the team of 15-year-olds and it eliminated them from the eight-team, Northern California Babe Ruth League tournament, Larson said. Davis went to police headquarters Tuesday to file a complaint against the umpire but, based on eyewitnesses’ statements, Davis was arrested for battery, police Lt. Abel Tenorio said.