Former NFL star Warren Sapp was arrested by Miami Beach cops in February 2010 and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. According to police, the 37-year-old announcer for the NFL Network and former contestant on “Dancing With the Stars” pulled his girlfriend out of the hotel room bed they were sharing and demanded that she leave their room. As she began to get dressed, Sapp allegedly grabbed the woman’s neck and began to choke her before eventually pushing her out of the room. When police arrived they observed bruises on her neck and a swollen right knee. Sapp was taken to the Miami-Dade County jail where he posed for the below mug shot and was held on $1500 bond.
Here’s what popped off. Angelina claims the two met in a Scottsdale, Ariz., casino last year, when Green still played for the Arizona Cardinals. They hit it off, and went back to his condo.
Then things went left. She says that Eric raped her. And afterwards, he became “extremely agitated and threatening,” and warned: “This never happened. You’d better not tell.”
Chicago Bears defensive end Gaines Adams(notes), 26, died early Sunday in South Carolina, according to the Greenville (S.C.) News.
Adams, a former star at Clemson, died at 9 a.m. after he was taken to the emergency room at Self Regional in Greenwood County, Coroner James T. Coursey told the newspaper.
An autopsy will be performed today by the Anderson County forensic pathologist, Coursey said.
He was drafted fourth overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2007 NFL draft.
Adams was traded to the Bears in October 2009 in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2010 draft.
With Chicago, Adams played in 10 games. But he had his best season with the Bucs in 2008, where he started all 16 games and had 6.5 sacks.
Bucs coach Raheem Morris singled out the 6-foot-5, 258-pound defensive end on the opening day of training camp this past season, saying Adams would be considered a “bust” if he didn’t post double-digit sacks in 2009.
After failing to live up to those expectations, the Bucs traded Adams on Oct. 16, four days before the NFL trade deadline.
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PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP)—Terrell Owens(notes) wants Michael Vick(notes) to be reinstated immediately by the NFL, and said any extension of the quarterback’s suspension would be similar to “kicking a dead horse.”
Speaking after the Buffalo Bills training camp practice Sunday morning, the star receiver referred to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s handling of Vick’s status as “unfair.” Owens also lobbied to have more of the league’s high-profile players voicing their opinion in support of Vick and asked the NFL Players Association to become more involved.
“I think he’s done the time for what he’s done. I don’t think it’s really fair for him to be suspended four more games,” Owens said, referring to reports that the NFL is considering to further punish Vick. “It’s almost like kicking a dead horse in the ground. … The guy’s already suffered so much. And to add a four-game suspension on a two-year prison sentence, that’s ridiculous.”
Vick met with Goodell this week but has yet to learn when he will be allowed to resume his NFL career. The former Falcons star was suspended indefinitely in August 2007 after he admitted bankrolling a dogfighting operation.
Vick has served a 23-month federal sentence and was freed from home confinement on July 20. He must still serve three years’ probation.
Owens said Vick deserves a second chance.
“Why shouldn’t he? I mean, there’s a lot more guys around the league that have done far more worst things than that and gotten second chances,” Owens said.
Owens said he would welcome Vick as a teammate.
“Michael Vick is a guy that really hasn’t any character issues besides what he got a prison sentence for, so why not?” he said.
“How do you bring a man out of suspension and then suspend him again? I mean, he’s paid his debt,” Wilson said. “I think you just continue to hold him down by bringing him back and then suspend him.”
Wilson said he intends to discuss Vick’s status with Owens and other teammates to determine whether to bring the Bills players’ position to the union.
“We’ll see where it goes, but I think Terrell is right in stating his position,” Wilson said. “This is an instance where perhaps our players association needs to try to get involved.”
The union’s position has been that it will support Vick on a personal level until Goodell decides how to proceed. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith met with Vick this past week, and intends to discuss the player’s status with Goodell.
The Bills have declined comment on discussing Vick.
Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron confirmed that police were called to a residence and found McNair and a woman shot to death inside. Aaron said authorities don’t yet know the circumstances of the shooting.
“I don’t have any answers for you now as to what’s happened, who’s responsible,” he said.
Aaron said police have tentatively identified the woman but did not release her name.
McNair played 13 seasons in the NFL and led the Titans within a yard of forcing overtime in the 2000 Super Bowl. The former third overall draft pick also played for the Baltimore Ravens before retiring after the 2007 season.
“He was one of the finest players to play for our organization and one of the most beloved players by our fans,” Titans owner Bud Adams said in a statement. “He played with unquestioned heart and leadership and led us to places that we had never reached, including our only Super Bowl.”
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“You will hear from Mr. Vick his future intentions, how he’s going to change the way he lives his life,” his lawyer, Michael Blumenthal, told U.S. Bankrputcy Judge Frank J. Santoro.
Vick is serving a 23-month sentence for bankrolling a dogfighting ring, and his bankruptcy plan is based on the goal of returning to a professional football career. He briefly left a federal prison in Kansas to attend the hearing. He’s scheduled to be released from custody in July, but could be sent to home confinement in late May.
Blumenthal said when Vick is released, he plans to work 40 hours a week for a construction company. He did not disclose the wage or give any other details about the type of work that Vick will be performing.
A family who bragged to Dr. Phil about making $100,000 shoplifting is under fire. Read on
Body of Fort Worth bull rider found in wreckage after six weeks
For six weeks, no one had a clue what had happened to 23-year-old Danny Joe Allen, a professional bull rider from Fort Worth.
His buddies in the tight-knit rodeo community were worried about him after he disappeared while driving to Erath County after a Feb. 15 party, police said.
They checked hospitals and jails but apparently never reported him missing.
On Sunday, Allen’s remains were found partially ejected from his overturned Pontiac Grand Prix.
A rancher rounding up stray calves found the car in a creek bed near Stephenville.
The rancher “doesn’t go down there very often at all,” state trooper Steven Marks said. “It’s pretty thick with brush and overgrowth.”
Investigators believe Allen was eastbound on U.S. 67 when his car went off the north side of the highway “for unknown reason.” Read on
Police Chief David Kunkle said Thursday that Officer Robert Powell will be placed on leave with pay pending an internal investigation over the March 18 incident with Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats.
Kunkle said the department is “embarrassed and disappointed” by Powell’s actions during the stop. ”This is more embarrassing and troublesome because it seems to be so unreasonable based on the circumstances,” he said.
Powell stopped Moats’ SUV outside Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano during the early hours of March 18 after Moats rolled through a red light. Moats and his family had gotten a call saying his mother-in-law was dying.
Video from a dashboard camera inside the officer’s vehicle revealed an intense exchange in which the officer threatened to jail Moats. This officer has been placed on administrative leave, which is not enough for what he did. Read more on this story here.
What the media does not put on the report is that the officer did pull out a gun. This just so crazy, and the people needed to be in the hospital so that they can give the go ahead to do resuscitation on Mr. Moates mother-n-law. This is so sad and I feel so sorry for these people, they have my deepest sympathy. May god bless them and there family. There is more to this story.Read here or look at the video.
PHILADELPHIA (AP)—A former NFL quarterback who failed to show for sentencing on drunken driving charges nearly four years ago was killed in a car crash in Greece, authorities said, leaving behind an unsolved mystery involving two suspicious fires and years spent on the lam.
The State Department used fingerprints to determine that the victim of Saturday’s crash was William “Jeff” Komlo, according to Jim Vito, Chester County’s acting chief detective. Vito said he was initially skeptical, concerned because of Komlo’s history that he might have faked his own death.
“Even though we heard that he was deceased, the first reaction was that, well, we better make a positive identification,” Vito said.
Once the State Department verified the fingerprints were those of the 52-year-old fugitive, Vito was satisfied.
“As far as we’re concerned, we’re closing this now.”
A State Department spokesman, Noel Clay, declined to comment “out of respect for the family.” He would not say where in Greece the accident happened or release any details of the crash.
Komlo played for the Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers over five NFL seasons from 1979 to 1983. Read more of this story
Miami Beach police on Friday said they had not received the results of a blood test given to Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth, who was driving his Bentley last Saturday when he struck and killed a pedestrian in Miami Beach. A source with knowledge of the investigation told The Miami Herald on Thursday that Stallworth’s tests had returned and showed that the football player was driving drunk at the time of the crash. Miami Herald news partner WFOR-CBS 4 reported that Stallworth’s blood alcohol level was .14. The legal limit is .08. ”Right now I don’t have anything, and as far as I know, we don’t have anything,” said Officer Deborah Doty. Miami Beach police have declined comment on the reports, saying results would not be released until their investigation is complete. No charges have been filed against Stallworth, 28, who is cooperating with detectives investigating Saturday morning’s fatal accident at the southeast end of the MacArthur Causeway near South Beach. Struck and killed was Mario Reyes, 59, who was getting off work as an overnight crane operator and trying to cross the street to catch a bus home just after 7 a.m. He died at the scene.
Stallworth issued a statement through the Cleveland Browns Wednesday expressing his condolences to the victim’s family, but declined to address any aspect of the crash. ”My family and I are grief stricken over the tragic accident which occurred Saturday on Miami Beach where Mario Reyes sadly lost his life,” Stallworth said in a prepared statement. “My thoughts and prayers are with the Reyes family during this incredibly difficult time.”Unfortunately, since this accident is still under police investigation, I cannot comment further on the matter at this time,” Stallworth said. A video obtained by The Herald over the weekend showed two Miami Beach police officers giving the football player a sobriety test. Earlier this week, Miami Beach police said results of the test would be released Friday. Stallworth signed a seven-year, $35 million contract with the Browns as a free agent before last season, but hardly played because he was hurt. Stallworth, who previously played for New England, Philadelphia and New Orleans, finished last season with just 17 catches for 170 yards. Reyes was born in Cuba and left as a teenager for a better life in the United States. He worked numerous construction jobs. He was an avid baseball fan, particularly fond of the Florida Marlins. Reyes is survived by his wife of almost 20 years, Catalina, and the couple’s 15-year-old daughter, Daniela.
MIAMI (AP)—Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth hit and killed a pedestrian with his Bentley on Saturday morning on a busy causeway linking Miami and Miami Beach, police said.
Stallworth was headed toward the beach when he hit Mario Reyes, 59, around 7 a.m., said Miami Beach police spokesman Juan Sanchez. Reyes was taken to a nearby trauma center, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later. He was near a crosswalk but it’s not clear if he was crossing legally.
Stallworth, 28, was cooperating and no charges have been filed, Sanchez said. Officers drew blood to test for drugs or alcohol, which is routine. Sanchez said results from the test could take anywhere from three days to three weeks.
Police would not say where Stallworth was coming from or where he was headed, and Sanchez didn’t have anymore information about Reyes. Read full story