Jimmy Smith, formerly of the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars, was arrested yesterday April 22nd for multiple drug charges.
After being pulled over by local police, Smith was booked on charges including:
- felony possession of cocaine
- possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana
- possession of drug paraphernalia
- driving with a suspended license
Smith is currently being held at John E. Goode Pretrial Detention Facility on bond of $5006.
Donte Stallworth, who is the Cleveland Browns wide receiver, surrendered himself to the Miami-Dade court system today on charges of DUI manslaughter. The charges come from a car crash on March 14th involving Stallworth and 59-year old Mario Reyes, who was killed in the incident. Stallworth had been drinking at a Miami Beach hotel, and police records state that his BAC .126 after the accident.
Stallworth, who also faces a separate DUI charge, could be sentenced to 15 years in prison if convicted. He is currently scheduled for a April 23 arraignment date, and has been released on $200,000 bail.
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Brian Bosworth, who had an explosive and semi-controversial career in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks and in the NCAA with the University of Oklahoma, has been arrested for DUI in Los Angeles early this morning.
Bosworth was pulled over by police for not having a license plate on his Harley motorcycle. Cops smelled alcohol and administered a breathalyzer test, which Bosworth failed.
Bail has been set at $5000.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson pled guilty to one count of evading the cops over the weekend.
The charge comes from a July incident in which Jackson attempted to escape police in a promotional monster truck, during which he hit multiple cars and almost hit several pedestrians. The incident ended when police pulled Jackson out of the vehicle at gunpoint.
Jackson now faces 200 hours of community service and could serve six months in jail as part of the plea agreement.
Charles Barkley, former NBA star for the Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns, was arrested early this morning for suspicion of drunk driving.
Barkley was pulled over by local members of a law enforcement task force after running a stop sign. He refused to take a breath test, but submitted to a blood test, the results of which are not yet available.
After being processed and cited, he was released and left the Old Town area scene, one of the trendy areas of the Phoenix metro area, in a taxi.
After Barkley’s arrest, Gilbert police Lt. Eric Shuhandler stated that “there was nothing unusual about how he was taken into custody” and “was treated exactly like we treat anybody else.”
Vince Young, who plays football for the Tennessee Titans, is currently in a copyright dispute over his nickname In-Vince-Able / Invinceable and his initials VY. Turns out, a day after winning the 2006 Rose Bowl, both were trademarked by three astute entrepreneurs – one of which is former Astros baseball player Enos Cabell – and Young wants them back.
Young has filed the lawsuit primarily to get back the two trademarked terms, since Young can not currently use the terms with potential promotional deals including one with Reebok.
The defendants have yet to make any official statement on the lawsuit.
The weekend self-injury of New York Giants star badboy Plaxico Burress, who sustained a personal injury gunshot in the leg when an illegally concealed weapon accidentally went off may have a few others in hot water.
In New York state, it is a misdemeanor for a hospital not to report a gunshot wound to the police, and according to reports, that is exactly what happened. It appears that several employees of New York-Cornell Hospital, who treated Burress, did not contact the police. The New York State Department of Health is investigating to see if information was deliberately hidden to protect Burress. Additionally the hospital itself has admitted it has suspended an employee for not following procedure. The hospital says it is their policy to contact the police in regards to all gunshot patients.
Meanwhile Antonio Pierce, another New York Giant who was with Burress at the club Latin Quarter during the injury and aftermath, is being sought for questioning by police. It appears, however, that he ditched the cops yesterday in favor of a paid radio appearance. Pierce also is reported to have spoken to NFL security about the incident without a lawyer present which could get the league itself tangled up in the investigation.
Over the weekend, NFL star Plaxico Burress shot himself accidently in his leg when a concealed weapon on his person fell down his pants leg and went off.
Yesterday, NYPD went to Burress’ home to retrieve the gun. Burress was not at home, and while there was no search warrant, but someone at the house was authorized by Burress to surrender the weapon. Representatives for Burress also made a statement that he would turn himself in.
Just this morning, Burress voluntarily turned himself into the police and plead “not guilty” to charges of illegal possession of a weapon, which is a felony. Burress may also face charges of reckless endangerment.
Burress’ lawyer has stated that his client “intends to address the charges in a responsible manner as a true professional.”
We’ll be keeping track of this story as it develops.
Michael Vick, currently serving prison time for his role in a dogfighting operation, is about to get attacked by the biggest dog out there… the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS say Vick failed to file his 2007 tax return. Vick has previously filed for bankruptcy, but laws still require Vick to file the return.
The IRS claims that Vick currently owes $1.2 million in back taxes, and their records indicate that Vick went through $17 million dollars in just two years.
Saturday night Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain was arrested for DUI when he was pulled over for speeding near his hometown of Lincoln, NE.
Chamberlain was booked for DUI, speeding and having an open container of alcohol in the car. Chamberlain has since made a boo-hoo apology for his “error in judgment.”