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Colorado State Basketball Needs Some Work on Their Team Chemistry

First we had one Baylor basketball player shoot his teammate, then we had a Northern Colorado backup punter stab the starter in his leg, and now there is a report that Colorado State basketball player Xavier Kilby allegedly pointed a gun at teammate Ronnie Aguilar’s head. (Kilby is the sweet young man pictured at right) From the Fort Collins Coloradoan:

Kilby, a 21-year-old forward from Phoenix, was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing and prohibited use of weapons, a misdemeanor, stemming from the early Sunday morning incident, Fort Collins Police spokeswoman Rita Davis said this afternoon.

Davis said Kilby and Aguilar got into an argument in the living room and that Kilby pulled out a small revolver, pointed it at Aguilar’s head and then pointed the gun at a couch and discharged the weapon. Davis said Stephan Gilling, another CSU men’s basketball player, also was in the living room at the time of the incident.

Let’s try to get to the bottom of this. Odds that he pulled the piece because…

  • He lost in a game of NBA Live ’07 4:1
  • He caught Aguilar scamming on his chick 3:2
  • Aguilar forgot to take the trash out 20:1
  • He hadn’t been laid in eight months and let the tension boil over 7:1
  • Aguilar was screwing with his myspace profile 12:1
  • He was upset over his role in the motion offense 15:1

Gentlemen, place your bets…

Matt Leinart … Menace to Society?

Alright, I’m not too concerned with Leinart slipping one past the goalie. That’s his business and his life … and his child support payments. Lots of em. And we already know he has a reputation for being a Hollywood guy, but has he taken the Hollywood mentality a bit too far? Quite possibly.

Via Fark, the Arizona Republic says Leinart’s car was caught by speed cameras four times for being over the speed limit (by at least 11mph). One of Leinart’s agents, Chuck Price, protected Leinart saying one of the tickets was his. Three of the instances were within a span of five days!

Sure, speed racer wasn’t too far over the speed limit, but he should know better, especially considering he could wind up with his license suspended because of repeat violations. No meetings to be reprimanded by Commish Goodell have been scheduled.

Michael Michaels Is as Crooked as a Reggie Bush Punt Return

Image courtesy Bevo Sports

For as much crap as Reggie Bush has taken over the scandals he created upon leaving USC for the NFL, I truly believe Michael Michaels is the real crook here. Here you have a guy who was trying to make it on the sports agent/sports marketing scene by throwing a ton of cash and perks Reggie Bush’s way. No question Bush wouldn’t have been the first athlete to illegally receive gifts and bribes from agents and marketers while in school — not as if that makes it OK — but he’s not the one who cried out to the public as soon as the deal went sour.

That is so wrong in so many ways. You’re trying to illegally persuade a top-notch client to join your business — and when he doesn’t — you try to solve it in a court room?

The former landlord for Reggie Bush’s parents in Spring Valley has reached an undisclosed settlement agreement with the Bush family for alleged unpaid rent and other losses in a case still under investigation by the NCAA.

Michael Michaels alleged last year that Bush’s parents lived rent-free in his house for a year while Bush was at USC, with the understanding that Bush would be a centerpiece in Michaels’ fledgling marketing agency after he turned pro.

So no, I do not condone Reggie Bush and/or his family accepting gifts while Reggie was playing at USC, but Michael Michaels is far worse. By the way, what a sound recruiting strategy. Imagine how many other prospective clients will want to sign with Michaels now that they know should their business dealings go wrong, they could wind up going to court? What a fantastic approach!

Florida Football Building New Legacy

Just yesterday it came out that Florida offensive lineman, Ronnie Matthew Wilson, was arrested and is accused of shooting off a gun during a dispute in a club.

Wilson, 19, has been suspended from team activities, coach Urban Meyer said. Wilson was charged with aggravated assault, simple battery and the use or display of a concealed weapon during the commission of a felony, according to jail records.

Well, that’s not the first time a Gator was in the news this week — and not for winning the national title, nor for entering the NBA draft. On Monday, Florida linebacker Dustin Doe (pictured) was charged for fighting in public

for his involvement in a large brawl in a downtown Gainesville parking garage.

Police responded to the scene at 2:25 a.m Sunday, and Doe was observed fighting in a group of 20 or more people. According to police reports, Doe and two others were arrested.

This is certainly a nice way for Urban Meyer’s Gators to celebrate their BCS title. I guess they’re getting in shape for Spring Practice.  Thanks to JS for the alert.

Giants Fans Really Hate Jason Schmidt

Well, at least this one in particular sure does. I originally posted this story at MLB FanHouse where I chose to link to the video, so as not to frighten those with virgin ears. Therefore you have been warned. The following video contains explicit lyrics (and somewhat discomforting content). In other words, it’s NSFW:

NC State Coach’s son Sidney Lowe Is Jacked Up

And you thought Andy Reid’s kids were messed up? Wait til you read this. Over the weekend their was a shooting inside the dorms at UNC-Greensboro. While two men were already arrested, a third man, 21 year-old Sidney Lowe Jr., has now been arrested as well. He also happens to be the son of N.C. State’s basketball coach, Sidney Lowe. My point here is not to diminish the elder Lowe. Rather, it’s to point out how ridiculous the charges against Lowe Jr. are. As far as crimes go, this has to take the cake:

University of North Carolina at Greensboro police said the 21-year-old Sidney R. Lowe Jr. was charged with nine counts, including a felony of aiding and abetting attempted armed robbery in connection the shooting of a man in a campus dorm Saturday.

[Lowe's attorney Locke] Clifford said Lowe is charged with six counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, six counts of second-degree kidnapping and one count of assault inflicting serious bodily injury. He said Lowe and another man are accused of going to a house with six people in it and striking one of them on the head with a bottle.

The other charges filed by UNCG police include: two counts of possession of a weapon on educational property; possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana; maintaining a dwelling for the keeping and selling of a controlled substance; possession of between a half an ounce and 1.5 ounces of marijuana; and three counts of stolen goods or property.

Dude, Sidney, what didn’t you do that night? That is incredible. While my condolences go out to anybody who was adversely affected by Lowe’s actions that night, I’m still in utter shock at the laundry grocery list of charges.

Bengals WR Chris Henry in Trouble, Again, Sun Still Sets in the West

This is getting sickening but must be addressed. As passed along by commenter JS, Bengals WR Chris Henry is having legal problems, again (although this time they are on a considerably minor scale compared to some of his past issues). Chris Henry could be spending time in a Kentucky jail for three traffic violations.

Henry was ticketed March 21 in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine for driving on a suspended license, not wearing a seat belt and not using a turn signal.

Chief prosecutor Ken Easterling of the Kenton County Attorney’s Office said Tuesday a conviction on those charges would be enough to revoke Henry’s Kenton County probation and send him back to jail to serve the rest of his 90-day sentence.

These chargers are nothing compared to what else is on Henry’s rapsheet, but once you establish a pattern of behavior, the ninth strike is sometimes enough to do you in for good.

Or so says commish Roger Goodell

Goodell said some disciplinary hearings already are scheduled for next week in New York. Henry and his former West Virginia college teammate, Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones, are believed to be among the players who will appear.

What is it with these West Virginia cooks?

I’m not even going to bother listing the Bengals problems over the past year, I’ll let you read about em here if you choose.

I also don’t have the energy to explain why this sort of behavior has made me embarrassed and ashamed to be a Bengals fan. You can read my explanation at my old blog on foxsports.com here. In case you were wondering, I’ve stayed true to my word. I couldn’t tell you the last time I wore any of the Bengals shirts or jerseys that I own — and that my friends, is truly disappointing.