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Australian rower Joshua Booth arrested after damaging store front while drunk, but that’s not all

Joshua Booth, a 21-year-old rower who rowed for Australia on Wednesday, was arrested early Thursday morning and held at a police department in Egham after he was reportedly involved in an incident where a store front was damaged. According to the BBC, officers discovered two broken windows at the front of a store in a Surrey town upon arriving at the scene and arrested Booth on suspicion of criminal intent. Shockingly, alcohol was involved.

The Australian men’s eight rowing team finished sixth in Wednesday’s final, so you can understand why Booth may have been upset. Unfortunately, there was more to it than just the broken windows and drunkenness. While at the police station, Booth reportedly fainted and hit his head. He had to be taken to a nearby hospital.

“One of our rowers, Josh Booth, from the men’s eight, has got himself in some trouble,” Australia’s Olympic Commission chef de mission Nick Green said at a press conference on Friday. “He was detained by the police last night for damage to a shop front.

“He was then taken to a police station. He fainted while he was there and hit his head at the police station and was taken to the hospital for precaution. He has to go back to the police station tomorrow where the police will investigate the matter and make some outcomes out of their investigation.”

And that, my friends, is the exact definition of adding insult to injury. Or is it adding injury to insult? Either way, this certainly can’t be the young rower’s proudest moment. Maybe this is why the Olympic athletes stick to crazy amounts of sex and flirting in the pool during practice. At least it keeps them out of trouble.

H/T The Big Lead

SMU’s Uchenna Nwabuike says prostitute whom he never paid robbed his home

Three Southern Methodist University football players were recently the targets of a home burglary, yet they are the ones who could find themselves in trouble. According to CBS 11 News in Dallas, three SMU players returned to their off-campus home on April 28 to find that someone had stolen roughly $3,000 worth of electronics. One of the players, linebacker Uchenna Nwabuike, told police he thinks the person who stole the items was a prostitute.

According to the police report, Nwabuike admitted that he made a deal with the woman to have sex with her in exchange for $50 but that “he did not pay the suspect for the acts that she performed.” He then left her alone in his home and went off to the banquet.

The university claimed they were unaware of the prostitute aspect of the story until they were approached by CBS 11 for comment. Naturally, they will be looking into the incident and Nwabuike could be facing some sort of disciplinary action.

There’s so many things wrong with this situation I don’t even know where to begin. For starters, soliciting a prostitute is a dumb move for a college athlete — let alone one who only charges $50. Something doesn’t sound right about that price. Most importantly, why would you leave a prostitute alone in your apartment after you screwed her (no pun intended) out of $50 bucks that you admit you agreed to give her? It’s not like there was an argument over the price. From the sound of it, he just chose not to pay her and then expected her to be fine with it. Somebody get this man an award.

H/T Dr. Saturday

Tyler Bray caught throwing beer bottles and golf balls at car

Tennessee junior quarterback Tyler Bray was caught in the middle of a “boys behaving badly” act and is now paying for it.

As the Knoxville News Sentinel reports, Bray and his roommate, Michael C. Grandinetti, were caught vandalizing a car in their apartment complex. The two cracked the windshield and dented the top of 22-year-old Bradi Hudson’s car sometime between last Friday night and Saturday morning. Hudson didn’t catch them in the act, but a note on her car’s windshield apparently came from a witness who saw what happened.

21-year-old Kirstie Allen told Hudson that Bray and his roommate threw golf balls and beer bottles at the car from their balcony. On Monday, Allen says the windshield of her car was smashed when she was home to eat lunch. Allen says she was told by an apartment manager that Bray and Grandinetti had been evicted, and she believed the broken windshield was retaliation for her ratting on them.

Bray is not being charged for vandalizing Hudson’s car and will pay for the damages. Unfortunately Allen is unable to file charges because there were no witnesses who saw her windshield smashed. Tennessee also claims that Bray was not evicted. Either way, we know that this kid must be extremely bored and that he is acting like a jerk. The first incident could be ascribed to a drunken episode, but the second incident (if it was done by him) is overboard. And here we were thinking the dude was girly. Guess not.

D.J. Williams allegedly gave non-human urine samples to NFL drug testers

Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams, who is facing a six-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy, is being accused of attempting to manipulate three NFL drug tests last year by providing the collectors with non-human urine.

Williams has filed court documents because he is challenging his six-game suspension, and the documents only make him look worse.

According to The Denver Post, Williams provided a urine sample last August before the season began. Half the sample was tested for performance-enhancing substances while the other half was tested as part of the “substances of abuse” program. The performance-enhancing drug testers flagged the sample because:

“The specimen does not contain any endogenous steroids. The profile is not consistent with a normal, healthy male urine specimen.”

Since the substance of abuse test doesn’t check for endogenous steroids, which are present in human urine, his alleged “non-human urine” passed the test.

Williams provided a second urine test in September and toxicologists concluded that the sample did not contain human urine either.

Then in November, Williams dropped a bottle while giving his urine sample, according to a specimen collector. He then kicked the dropped bottle into the locker room because collectors aren’t allowed to go in there. He offered some ridiculous excuse for the dropped bottle and claimed he didn’t intentionally kick it into the locker room.

A federal judge isn’t buying Williams’ excuses and said last month that “subsequent incidents demonstrated [Williams'] ‘common scheme or plan’ to manipulate tests.”

I’d say so. Dude gets popped for failing a drug test, then submits another bogus urine sample, and then he’s caught dropping a bottle that likely contained his fake urine in a third test? What a moron.

Honestly, how dumb can you be? And what does this say about the NFL’s drug testing policy if Williams is challenging just a six-game suspension for trying to manipulate three drug tests?

Maybe if Williams just read Tony Mandarich’s guide to passing a urine test he wouldn’t have had this problem.

Isaiah Crowell kicked off Georgia football team for weapons arrest

Georgia has dismissed Isaiah Crowell from the team after the sophomore running back was arrested and brought up on felony gun charges early Friday morning. Here’s The AP:

Crowell was arrested at a vehicle checkpoint on the Georgia campus at around 2:20 a.m., according to Athens-Clarke Police Department spokeswoman Hilda Sorrow. Among the charges he faces are carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon on school property.

Crowell consented to a search after officers smelled marijuana in the vehicle. Police found a 9-millimeter Luger pistol under the driver’s seat with an altered serial number.

The tailback was released on $9,500 bond. He faces a fine of up to $10,000 and, if found guilty, two to 10 years in the clink for possessing the weapon and one to five years for the tampered serial number.

Crowell, 19, spent just a year on campus following a decorated prep career. Rated a five-star caliber recruit by Rivals, he was one of the top-ranked running backs in the class of 2011. On National Signing Day, he brought out a bulldog puppy to announce his intent to play for Georgia.

Even as a freshman, the puppy lover was Georgia’s top rusher with 850 yards. He was suspended for the Bulldogs’ game against New Mexico State after he and two other teammates failed a drug test. However, in March, Mark Richt commended Crowell for “definitely growing up.”

But the ever-so-righteous Bulldogs coach didn’t so much as mention Crowell’s name in a statement part of the brief news release that announced the dismissal.

“We have a dedicated and committed group of men who are working hard to prepare for the coming season,” Richt said. “Our total focus will be directed toward the team and this effort.”

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Junior hockey coach Martin Tremblay trips 13-year-old boy during handshakes, gives him broken wrist, flips off crowd (Video)

A junior hockey coach in Vancouver has reportedly been arrested and released and is awaiting charges after he tripped a 13-year-old boy during a postgame handshake line last weekend. The UBC Hornets coach, Martin Tremblay, had just coached his team to a 5-4 victory before the classless postgame antics were unleashed. As you can see from the video above that Richmond Steel manager Tammy Hohlweg shared with LarryBrownSports.com, Tremblay clearly tripped two of the Richmond players.

Hohlweg, who saw the entire situation unfold, says one of the boys who was tripped suffered a broken wrist and will be in a cast for two weeks.

“He was just trying to shake hands,” Hohlweg explained. “The game was over. No matter what happens in a game, our rule is you shake hands, you do what you’re supposed to do at the end.”

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Knucklehead Carlos Sturgus identified in shooting because of Yankees tattoo on forehead (Picture)

21-year-old Carlos Sturgus of Mesa, Arizona, was arrested last week for shooting another man. Sturgus was apparently arguing with another man on the balcony of his apartment, and when the man left, Sturgus began shooting at him. A shootout ensued, and one of Sturgus’ shots apparently struck the other man in the back.

According to the Phoenix New Times, Sturgus was found by detectives in Glendale, Arizona, after a witness identified him.

I’ll bet you’ll never guess how he was identified. And no, it wasn’t because of the sneakers he was wearing.

A neighbor helped identify Sturgus to police by informing them he had a Yankees tattoo on his forehead.

He also reportedly told police he was carrying the gun because “he has robbed many people in Mesa and many people want to kill him…”

I’d say something about how dumb this guy is for confessing robberies to the cops while he’s wanted for possession of a firearm and assault with a deadly weapon, but then again, this is the same guy who got a Yankees tattoo on his forehead. You almost have to expect stupidity from stupidity. He’s actually doing the public a favor by getting a tattoo like that because it’s just a shortcut that let’s us all know what an idiot he is.

H/T Deadspin