Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Re: Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Postby deja vu on Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:58 am

Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner for his high-tech artificial legs.

Reeva Steenkamp, a model who spoke out on Twitter against rape and abuse of women, was shot four times in the predawn hours in the house, in a gated community in the capital, Pretoria, police said.

http://www.tsn.ca/olympics/story/?id=415966

Apparently the media is already setting up his defence by saying that it's possible it was an accident. That he woke up and thought a burglar was in the house. It 'worked before with another South African athlete and looks like they are heading that way in this case. Only difference is they say there is a history of domestic issues involving him that could work against him.

Time will tell, it's too early in the investigation and probably a lot more information has yet to surface.
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Re: Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Postby smitty on Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:51 pm

Sorrry for the young woman, that was killed, along with those related to her. True the runner had problems from the start to allow him into some good runs due to the mofificaations on his legs that alllowed him to run at such a pace.

Yet there is the one problem of people, of any form, with a h/gun in a drawer close to them & so easy to use.

In Canada we must have what is called as Safe Storage, according to the RCMP. In my case my rare rifles to shotuns are in one room and in an upright safe. The h/guns are in another upright safe, carpet on the back, to both side, along with shelves that also have carpet. ALONG with all guns on the different shelves with trigger locks on them though in semi-auto guns the magazines are removed and in another place.

Even when I feel it is time to stip down one of the guns, that is when just that gun is brought our to be serviced along with cleaning to also any lubrication.

In next few days I will be carrying my .22 single action Walther UIT MATCH rifle to the range. I know that Mitch Reader, probably our best trap shooter of many years past to even now, is worried about being forced to change to a left handed form of Trap shooting due to one eye starting to fail him.

When at the trap warm up place I mentioned he might try a different form that blacked off one eye to be used. So that rifle, minus the bolt that is hidden some place in my home, will be taken so ie can see what I did, though ponder if my idea is more ideal to his mind. After all no matter what you shoot, it is the normal for us to try & help out others. I do this in teaching beginners how to start to use a .22 h/gun & to progress later in time, like handeling the guns, stance, breathing & all the other tricks that one can see to progress, which is a pleasure to my eyes & mind.
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Re: Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Postby Speak-Ez on Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:22 pm

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BBC journalists seem to be indicating he will be facing a murder charge and the only question at present is whether he will be allowed out on bail, if he has the bail money.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21467359


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Re: Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Postby deja vu on Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:58 pm

We should know if he is free on bail in a few hours. Considering the endorsements contracts he has, cash for bail shouldn't be a problem.

Meanwhile in the Tennis World, a Ladies player is banned for 6 months. The question is was she doping deliberately or an accident courtesy of a supplement capsule. The officials seems to think it wasn't deliberate, but the ban will remain until mid April.

NBC Sports -

Czech tennis player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova was banned Thursday for six months for doping. The International Tennis Federation said the 26-year-old Strycova tested positive for the stimulant sibutramine on Oct. 16 at the Luxembourg Open. She said the drug got into her system through a supplement and denied taking it to enhance her performance.

The ITF did not dispute the claim but still banned her for the doping violation. Strycova's ban has been backdated from Oct. 16 and all her results, prize money and ranking points since then will be wiped out. She hasn't played on the WTA Tour since then and missed the Australian Open. She will be eligible to return on April 15.

Strycova, who is 124th in the WTA rankings, has won one title - the Bell Challenge in Quebec City in 2011. She has won 17 doubles titles in her career. She also plays for the Czech Republic's Fed Cup team and represented the country at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
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Re: Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Postby deja vu on Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:44 pm

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http://www.thestar.com/sports/2013/02/1 ... kelly.html


You may not believe it. I may not believe it. A great, great many South Africans will believe it — not all of it perhaps, but the general gist. Enough to arouse reasonable doubt, and certainly enough to convince them there was no premeditation.

They will be able to put themselves in that situation — a night-time panic, a gun close at hand, and the sense that they are on their own.


If it turns out that Pistorius was routinely violent with women, or that he threatened Steenkamp publicly, or that she told a friend she feared for her safety. All that puts Pistorius’s story in doubt.

There may still be forensic evidence that disputes his story. And there is also the chance that it really happened this way. It’s just foolish and tragic enough to be true.

But if this is all there is to it — the word of the killer in a country filled with potential jurors who also feel threatened in their homes — Pistorius is about to become the Afrikaans O.J.



Barbed wire, electric fencing, rape doors, I had no idea it was that bad.

Unless the evidence is overwhelming, I think the writer has it right, he may walk because of the fear that has griped the country. Sad way to live when your home becomes an armed camp and a prison to keep people out.
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Re: Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Postby deja vu on Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:24 pm

So this is what's sports has become. Big bucks, huge salaries and win at all costs? Abusing players is becoming the norm around the world. What ever happened to being a good sport whether you win or lose?

What is even more disturbing is that his boss did little to stop the abuse. Is that what teams look for now, coaches and athletic directors that will do anything including accept abusive behavior to win?

What I don't understand is why the players didn't speak up about the abuse. Are they so programmed by the system that they accept it as part of being part of the collegiate/university program, or terrified that they will be kicked off the team for speaking up and doing what is right? What about the parents of these young men, how do they feel knowing their kids have been abused.

http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports. ... r/related/

By now, you’ve probably heard: Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice has been fired over the video that was given to ESPN’s Outside The Lines by Eric Murdoch, a former NBA player and Rutgers staff member.

That video, which can be seen here, depicts Rice acting in an unacceptable manner towards the players he coaches. He pushes them, he tosses them around by the jersey, he fires basketballs at them and, in addition to a constant string of obscenities, Rice also uses a gay slur at one of his players.
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Re: Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Postby southernfry on Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:45 pm

ABC has reported that the arrest warrant will be executed “at some point.” The warrant arises from Hernandez’s allegedly willful destruction of his cell phone and his home surveillance system.


The NFL has remained silent on Hernandez’s status. Given that he apparently knows something about the night of Odin Lloyd’s death, the league could (and perhaps should) ban Hernandez from playing unless and until he cooperates fully and completely to the satisfaction of the authorities.


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Destroying evidence, facing possible murder charges and he hires a lawyer who may have zero experience with murder cases. Not the sharpest tool in the shed. He's got the dough to pay for a high priced lawyer so why not hire one that knows what he is doing instead of one who may learn on the job.

Why is the NFL dragging it's heels on this one? Bench him until this is straightened out.
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Re: Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Postby deja vu on Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:05 pm

He wont be walking free for a while. It was the right decision to deny bail, 40 million reasons that could help him run so it's good he is staying put.

Guilty or not, his past behavior will play a big part in the trial and from the looks of things it's going to be a huge hurdle to overcome in the eyes of jurors.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100000 ... urder-case

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will remain in jail after Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Renee Dupuis denied his bail appeal Thursday. Dupuis was not convinced Hernandez wouldn't be a flight risk, thus denying the bail request. She also pointed to the evidence presented by the prosecutors.

"The Commonwealth have presented a case that (is) circumstantial, to be sure, but very, very strong," Dupuis said. In another development, the Boston Police Department on Thursday became the third police agency to visit the Hernandez home in the last week and a half.
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Re: Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Postby yukon on Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:13 pm

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Malone was arrested early Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence and cocaine possession.

Tampa Police say they saw a Chevy Suburban driven by Malone traveling on South Armenia Avenue around 3:15 a.m. The vehicle reportedly made a left-hand turn onto Platt Street from the center lane, and hit a curb in the process.


ttp://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl ... e/7635587/

It should be a mandatory contract item - a driver to get them around because it is really clear to all that a lot of professional athletes can not be trusted behind the wheel of a car. This time he only hurt himself and the car, no one else paid for his stupidity.
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Re: Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Postby southernfry on Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:47 pm

Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana early Wednesday morning in eastern San Diego County, the California Highway Patrol said.

Cabrera, 27, was arrested early Wednesday while driving on state Route 94, the CHP said.

According to the CHP, Cabrera was stopped by the Border Patrol about 12:33 a.m. Wednesday, held at the SR-94 checkpoint near Dulzura and turned over to the CHP. He was transported back to the CHP’s El Cajon area office.

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/sep ... marijuana/

They make millions, are put on pedestal and in some cases get away with murder. If he is guilty of this he should pay the penalty the rest pay for the crime, and he is lucky he didn't hurt
or kill anyone.

Yukon -It should be a mandatory contract item - a driver to get them around because it is really clear to all that a lot of professional athletes can not be trusted behind the wheel of a car.


I agree and it should contain a clause of losing part of their yearly paycheck if they drive under the influence. Nothing else seems to be stopping them, maybe hitting them in the pocket book will.
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