Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Whatcha Gonna Do?

Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special "Hey" goes out to Hazel Mae.

For those of you who haven't been here before - welcome to this week's edition of "Cops"; better known as Weird & Whacked Wednesdays. Wednesday entries take a look back at some of the more "notable" newsmakers from the world of sports from the last week or so - the stories that make us laugh, or just shake our heads at the geniuses we cheer for week in and week out.


The Minnesota Vikings have rid themselves of some bad boys over the last couple of years - Randy Moss, some of the participants in "Tub Rub" (the Sex Boat) and the "Whizzinator (Onterrio Smith) all in the name of cleaning up the team's image and promoting team unity. They took a chance on Seattle Seahawks' castoff WR Koren Robinson. Didn't work out so well.

Koren was arrested early this morning and on two charges of driving while intoxicated, fleeing police (a felony), and three other misdemeanors. Robinson was clocked driving at 100 MPH in a 55MPH zone - The funny/sad thing about this charge is that it came two days after the guys on Monday Night Football were praising Robinson for pulling his life back together after battling problems with alcohol - talking about how he went back to the detox center just to reaffirm his decision to quit drinking.

File this one under "Whacked" - you sign a multi-million dollar contract with a team that took a chance on you, you tell the football world that you are clean and sober and have quit drinking, you tell a national network that you are so committed to your new life choice that you still visit the detox center to remind you of what you went through - and you go get busted for DWI? What were you thinking Koren?

Former New York Giants DT Keith Hamilton was sentenced to three years probation for beating his son. Seems as though Keith, the concerned and involved parent he is, beat his son with an electrical cord and surge protector, as well as picking his son up by the throat and elbowing him in the chest - but it was his son's fault for bringing home a poor report card.

File this one under "just plain dumb" - an ex-NFLer beating up on his son like that. I guess all those NFL paycheques (and pension plan) aren't enough to hire a tutor for the, lets beat the tar out of him and whip him. Don't you love it when players who retire tell the world that they want to leave the game to spend more time with their family? Their families must be thinking - "NO...keep playing. We like it when you are on the road." What do you expect from a former Giant?

Pittsburgh WR Santonio Holmes' trial on charges of domestic violence has been postponed. Holmes was charged with assaulting Ms. LaShae Boone, the mother of ONE of his THREE children. Holmes' attorney is trying to get the case thrown out because Ms. Boone told authorities that she no longer wanted to press charges.

File this one under "just plain dumb" - both on the part of Santonio and LaShae Boone. From the part of Santonio - beating the mother of one of your children...what possible excuse is there for that? On the part of LaShae - dropping charges against the man who assaulted you because you think that things will get better - or richer. Yes, I am thinking Santonio's contract had something to do with her change of heart.

Its about time some NHLers made a Wednesday entry.

Police in Vernon, British Columbia are looking for a former NHL enforcer (they think) after an altercation at a hotel last week. Details were few - but police think the person in question was an enforcer in the NHL in the late 90's. They will not release the name of the individual until he is charged.

I don't know where to file this one - but an NHLer (or former) makes a Wednesday entry for being a bad boy.

Now I normally don't do NBA stuff - but there was a couple of stories too good to pass up.

Former Indiana Pacers, now a member of the Sacramento Kings, was speaking to a group of children as part of his community service sentence - stemming from the brawl in Detroit. I'm guessing he was supposed to talk to them about violence and how to stay away from situations like that - instead Ron starts out with "Someone started trouble and I ended it." Let's hear it for Ron!

File this one under "whacked" - you were sentenced for your actions in a brawl with fans, and that's how you start your speech to impressionable kids? There are no words...

Former Charlotte Bobcat Lonny Baxter was arrested after shots were fired from a vehicle about two blocks away from the White House. Of course Lonny, through his attorney, said he feels very bad about what happened; his attorney added that he hopes this isn't a life altering event in Lonny's life.

File this one under "just plain dumb" - no explanation needed.

That's about it for tonight gang. Have a great one peeps.

Hazel, I hope things are groovy in your world.

Song of the night on Hazelspeeps - I won't go with the obvious choice, so instead I'll go with a classic that was made into a punk classic

I Fought The Law - The Clash

Peesth Out...Buh Bye!


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