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Le’Veon Bell: ‘I didn’t know you could get a DUI for being high’

LeVeon Bell SteelersPittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell had to have know he was violating NFL rules when he decided to smoke weed earlier this week, but that doesn’t mean he was aware of all the laws he was breaking. According to the criminal complaint filed at the time of his and teammate LeGarrette Blount’s arrest, Bell said some pretty dumb things to the police.

For starters, Bell seemed to think you could only be arrested for driving while under the influence if you were drinking.

“I didn’t know you could get a DUI for being high,” Bell reportedly told police, according to WPXI in Pittsburgh.

And besides, the former Michigan State star wasn’t even high anymore when police pulled his vehicle over. His buzz had worn off.

“I smoked two hours ago,” he said. “I’m not high anymore. I’m perfectly fine. Why would I be getting high if I had to make it to my game?”

When the officer asked what game he was referring to, Bell informed him that he plays for the Steelers and needed to catch a flight by 3 p.m.

It should be noted that police described Bell, Blount and the young lady that was with them as “polite and cooperative.” Cooperative, maybe. Uninformed and oblivious? Absolutely.

H/T Pro Football Talk

Steelers RBs LeGarrette Blount and Le’Veon Bell arrested together for weed

LeGarrette Blount Le'Veon Bell

LeGarrette Blount and Le’Veon Bell are such good teammates they even get arrested together.

Blount, who was signed in the offseason by the Steelers, and Bell, who was a second-round pick of the team in 2013, were stopped after a cop on a motorcycle smelled weed coming from their car.

The officer found a 20-gram bag of marijuana in the car. Both players were charged with misdemeanor possession, while Bell was also charged with DUI.

Last week, Bell talked about his close relationship with Blount. The two were described as “virtually inseparable” during training camp.

“I’m a guy who likes being around that type of personality. I’m an emotional guy, too,” Bell told Pittsburgh reproter Dejan Kovasevic. “It’s kind of crazy, but from the first day he got here, we just kind of jelled. We’re kind of the same. We’re both outgoing. We both joke a lot. And he’s really emotional about the game, same way I am. I’m telling you, man, I’m glad he’s here.”

He omitted the part about them being smoking buddies, too.

Ryan Malone told police he was ‘baffled’ there was cocaine in his pocket

Ryan-MaloneFree agent NHL forward Ryan Malone was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence and possession of cocaine back in April. He apparently auditioned for the TV show “Cops” during his run-in with police.

According to a police report obtained by the Tampa Bay Times, Malone immediately went to the “that’s not mine” excuse when an officer found a bag of cocaine in his pocket.

Malone told (officer) Visser he didn’t believe the officer planted the drugs on him, according to the documents, but he was “baffled” because he was wearing the same jeans for three days.

“I asked where it came from,” Visser wrote in his report. “And he said he was just shocked.”

If you’re going to pretend the coke isn’t yours, that’s fine. It never works, but to each his own. The part I don’t get is why he told the officer that he had been wearing the same jeans for three days. Did Malone think that would help his case? At least say they’re somebody else’s pants. Amateurs…

Malone was bought out by the Tampa Bay Lightning a few weeks after his arrest.

H/T Deadspin

Jayson Werth busted for reckless driving – clocked doing 105 in a 55

Jayson WerthJayson Werth may challenge Yasiel Puig for the title of fastest outfielder in baseball — and we’re not talking about 40-yard dash times.

Werth was cited for reckless driving on July 6 after being pulled over for speeding at 105 mph in a 55-mph zone, a check of the Fairfax General District Court shows. The Washington Nationals outfielder was scheduled to appear in court Aug. 8, but that hearing was continued to Nov. 12.

The Nats issued this statement to The Washington Post in response to Werth’s violation:

“The Washington Nationals have been in communication with right fielder Jayson Werth regarding this situation for multiple weeks,” a Nationals spokesperson said in an e-mailed statement. “Jayson is cooperating with the authorities. As it is an ongoing legal matter, the team has no further comment.”

The only good thing we can say about this citation is at least Werth wasn’t wearing pink shorts and caught on a dash cam video when he was busted for speeding.

First spotted by The Nats Enquirer

Michigan WR Csont’e York sucker punches guy, knocks him out (Video)

Csonte-York-sucker-punchMichigan wide receiver Csont’e York was arrested on July 18 after allegedly assaulting a man outside a bar in Ann Arbor. On Tuesday, Ann Arbor police released a surveillance video that allegedly shows York brutally sucker-punching the victim.

According to MLive.com, the man York hit suffered a broken jaw and lost a tooth. The police report states that the victim’s jaw, which was broken in three places, needed to be wired shut and that he temporarily needed a breathing tube. You can see York wind up and punch the 23-year-old man at around the 19-second mark.

What prompted the attack? Apparently the 20-year-old York and fellow Michigan player Da’Mario Jones got into an argument with the victim and his friend because York thought the victim bumped into him. It sounds like there were a few differing accounts of what happened:

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Dog the Bounty Hunter going after War Machine for Christy Mack

Dog-the-Bounty-HunterWar Machine, aka Jon Koppenhaver, is currently wanted by police in the wake of his alleged beating of Christy Mack on Friday. Mack released a series of gruesome photos on Monday that show the injuries she claims the former Bellator MMA fighter inflicted on her, and police have reportedly issued seven arrest warrants for War Machine.

Police are looking for War Machine, and so is Duane “Dog” Chapman. As many of you know, Chapman is the star of the reality TV series’ “Dog the Bounty Hunter” and “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt.” He tweeted early Tuesday morning that he is going after War Machine.

Chapman has already been tweeting at various people to try to get some information on War Machine’s whereabouts. While Chapman has been spoofed on shows like “Southpark,” he has actually captured a few fugitives, including serial rapist Andrew Luster in 2003.

Previously: Christy Mack releases horrific War Machine beating photos
Previously: War Machine fired by Bellator for alleged domestic violence
Previously: Christy Mack afraid for her life after alleged beating

H/T LBS reader Rory C.

Greg Oden allegedly punched ex-girlfriend three times, broke her nose

Greg Oden mug shot

Greg Oden was arrested last week after allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend and he was charged Monday with three crimes including a felony.

The former Miami Heat center and No. 1 overall pick was charged with felony battery resulting in serious bodily injury, misdemeanor domestic battery, and misdemeanor battery resulting in serious bodily injury by Marion Superior County.

According to the Indy Star, police documents say Oden punched ex-girlfriend Christina Green in the face three times which broke her nose. The incident came after a night of drinking at a club. Oden’s mother allegedly heard the commotion and came over to pull her son off Green. She said the two have an argument every time they come over.

Green did not seem to cooperate with police at first. She was found with swelling and cuts on her nose and forehead and blood was seen on the sofa and ground, but she reportedly told responding officers that she fell. She would not allow officials to photograph her injuries.

Oden supposedly was cooperative with police and supposedly admitted his guilt.

“Thing go out of control, and I started to go after Christina. My mother and Toni tried to hold me back, but I swung my arms to move them out of the way and then punched Christina in the face. I was wrong, and I know what has to happen.”

Green was taken to the hospital and received three stitches for a cut.

Miami Heat reporter Ethan J. Skolnick added this after seeing the story about Oden being charged: