Harvey Updyke arrested on terrorizing charges for lawnmower dispute

In a twist that will come as a shock to nobody, alleged tree poisoner Harvey Updyke was arrested last week for causing a disturbance at a home improvement store and allegedly threatening the staff.

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Updyke was trying to return a lawnmower to the store but was only offered $110 in return. He apparently was demanding $150 for it, and he caused a scene when he was refused that amount.

The store manager had to call the police on him.

Updyke is set for trial Oct. 1 on charges of poisoning oak trees on Auburn University’s campus, and he indicated to the police that he had nothing to lose.

“He said he was going to prison anyway, he had a bad heart, and he didn’t care. He kept insinuating that he wasn’t going to take no for an answer,” a police spokesman said.

The Times-Picayune reports that the police report says Updyke said he would “come back and take care of everyone,” after the officer on scene told him he was not allowed back on the property.

The police report says that Updyke continued to tell the officer he would return to the store and “it would be his last time.”

Updyke was arrested because the officer felt the statements were said in a threatening manner (and be honest, you have a vision of Kevin Hart from “The 40 Year Old Virgin” in your head).

Old man Harv feels like his life is ending, so he’s not about to put up with any crap from a home improvement store while he’s still a free man. That is where it crosses the line for Updyke.

Floyd Mayweather involved in domestic dispute with baby mama Melissa Brim

Floyd Mayweather Jr. reportedly was involved in yet another domestic incident with one of the mothers of his children.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Melissa Brim, who has a daughter with Mayweather, called 911 on Sept. 9 to report she had a verbal argument with the boxer.

The Review-Journal says police went to Brim’s home in response to the call. Brim reportedly told police that Mayweather had taken some of her personal belongings, but someone returned them and she declined to press charges.

If you’re keeping track at home, this is at least the third time police have been called for an incident between Mayweather and Brim, though this did not involve violence unlike the previous two. Brim filed a lawsuit saying that Mayweather opened a car door into her jaw in 2001 and then hit her in the head and body multiple times in the car. Her lawsuit said Mayweather hit her in the neck in a separate incident five months later.

She dropped the suit in 2003, according to the Review-Journal, but Mayweather still pleaded guilty to two counts of domestic violence and one battery count.

Over the summer, Mayweather served two months in jail as part of his sentence for beating Josie Harris, the mother of his other children, in front of the kids. There’s no word on how this might affect Mayweather’s parole, but we’re guessing it will have no affect given the way the justice system has let him get off easily so many times in the past.

It’s time for the rundown of Floyd Mayweather’s legal problems:

H/T Marcus Vanderberg

Michael Turner arrested for DUI following Falcons’ win over Broncos

Michael Turner and the Falcons got off to a fast start against the Broncos on Monday night and never looked back. Turner scored a touchdown after Atlanta’s defense picked off Peyton Manning for the first time, which made him the franchise leader with 51 career touchdowns with the Falcons. There was a lot to celebrate after the game, but Turner should have done it responsibly.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Turner was arrested hours after the game and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and speeding. He was released on $2,179 bond after about two hours in jail.

Obviously this is not good news for the 30-year-old Turner. He was already expected to see a decline in production this season, and a potential suspension could force him to fall behind and get into a situation he cannot recover from at his age.

Purdue kicks LB Dwayne Beckford off team after fourth arrest; he had bath salts

Purdue coach Danny Hope laid down the law on Wednesday, sending the message to his football team that three arrests in one year is acceptable, but a fourth is going too far. Just kidding.

Hope dismissed Dwayne Beckford from the team on Wednesday two days after the senior linebacker and team’s second-leading tackler a year ago was arrested for the fourth time in 14 months. Police arrested Beckford a week after they went to his apartment because of a verbal argument he had with a female acquaintance, the Journal & Courier reports.

Beckford turned himself into police on Monday after learning there were outstanding warrants for his arrest. He was charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of possession of a synthetic drug. What was the synthetic drug, you ask? Bath salts, which reportedly were found in his bedroom.

It appears as if Beckford was going for some sort of collegiate athlete record for arrests. Beckford has been arrested four times since last June, which is when he was charged for a misdemeanor related to a hit-and-run incident.

In December, Beckford was arrested for drunken driving and possession of marijuana. The New Jersey-native was suspended for the team’s bowl game and kicked out of school, but he had been taking classes elsewhere in hopes of rejoining the team.

It’s nice to see that Hope is taking such a harsh stance in opposition to this sort of tomfoolery. Nobody gets arrested five times on his watch!

H/T Sports by Brooks Live
Photo via Purdue Exponent

Ball State players reportedly arrested for trying to shoplift male enhancement pills

Ball State starting defensive end Jonathan Newsome can’t seem to stay out of trouble, and it turns out he is doing a tremendous job of embarrassing himself along the way. According to The Star Press, Newsome has been suspended for the first two games of the season after he was arrested Monday morning and charged with possession of marijuana during a routine traffic stop. In checking their records, officers found that Newsome’s license plate was expired and that he had an outstanding warrant on a charge of conversion.

Newsome is already due in court on Monday as a result of the conversion charge, which reportedly stemmed from a shoplifting incident that involved fellow teammate Toney Williams. That’s where things get really entertaining, as the Star Press’s Doug Zaleski pointed out:

When you hear that a college athlete gets arrested for possession of marijuana, your initial thought might be “typical college kid.” When you hear that the same athlete got arrested for trying to boost some Viagra — not so much.

On a side note, this has been a week for the record books here at LBS. Never before have we been able to write two posts about separate issues involving male enhancement pills in the same week. How about a round of applause for the sports community?

Thanks to Deadspin for the story

Sam Hurd allegedly tried buying 200 pounds of marijuana, 5 kilos of cocaine while on bail

It’s confirmed: Sam Hurd may be the dumbest athlete in the country. The former Cowboys and Bears wide receiver was busted last year by undercover federal agents for trying to buy absurd amounts of drugs. Now here’s the kicker: while out of jail on bail, Hurd not only tested positive for marijuana twice, but he also tried buying truckloads of drugs. Again. No joke.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Hurd successfully purchased 30 pounds of marijuana while out on bail. He also allegedly tried buying 200 more pounds of marijuana and 5 kilograms of cocaine.

Hurd was arrested for violating his bond and remains in federal custody while awaiting trial on October 9 for drug trafficking charges.

If Hurd’s not the dumbest athlete in the country, he’s up there. I mean that is just asking to be locked up for good. Are you really that addicted to the life that you can’t give it up for a few months while you’re awaiting federal drug trafficking charges? Or do you think that Hurd knew he was going to spend the rest of his life in jail, so he figured why not stick his nose out there for his buddies so they wouldn’t risk getting into trouble?

I really wonder what was going through Hurd’s head when he tried to set up that purchase. Even D.J. Williams thinks he’s an idiot.

H/T Black Sports Online, Pro Football Talk

Kenny Britt ticked at Titans for fining him, expresses frustration via Instagram

Kenny Britt was third in the league in receiving yards per game last season, but he’s leading the league in idiotic behavior.

You may recall that Britt was arrested in April last year for leading police on a car chase in New Jersey. Then he was charged in another incident the day after he pleaded guilty for the April offense. And last month, Britt was arrested for DUI at an army post. The DUI led to a meeting with the NFL that apparently did not go well, and now Britt is finding trouble with his own team.

Britt vented through his Instagram account on Wednesday about a fine he received from the Titans for missing an injury rehab session:

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