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Michael Beasley arrested for possession of marijuana

Michael-Beasley-mugshotPhoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley was arrested early Tuesday morning in Scottsdale, Ariz. You have one guess as to what it had to do with. If marijuana instantly came to mind, you’re on the right track.

According to Scottsdale’s website, police stopped Beasley for a traffic violation at 1:15 a.m. and an officer smelled marijuana as he approached the vehicle. The officer then discovered some weed during a search of the vehicle, and Beasley was arrested and booked on pending charges of marijuana possession and later released.

Beasley has been in trouble with the law multiple times over the past several years. Back in 2011, we sacked him with the infamous LBS Nut Bag after he was pulled over for speeding and officers discovered he was in possession of marijuana. Moral of the story: the former Kansas State star needs to either drive more carefully or give up the green.

H/T SI.com’s Point Forward

Terrence Jones arrested for allegedly stomping on homeless man’s leg

Terrence-Jones-RocketsHouston Rockets forward Terrence Jones was arrested early Wednesday morning after he allegedly attacked a homeless man. He was reportedly charged with harassment.

According to KATU News in Portland, Ore., a police sergeant saw Jones walk out of a bar with his friends and by a doorway where two homeless men were sleeping. Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson said Jones yelled “wake up” at the men before stomping on one of their legs. The victim was later identified as 46-year-old Daniel John Kellerher. He reportedly did not require medical attention.

It is unclear at this point why the former Kentucky star would have attacked a homeless man who was allegedly minding his own business, but I’m sure we’ll hear something from his lawyer about it eventually. Unless there’s more to the story, it sounds like as senseless an arrest as we have seen from a professional athlete.

H/T Eye on Basketball

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard arrested on suspicion of DUI

Alfonzo-Dennard-PatriotsBill Belichick looks like he is slowly losing control of the New England Patriots locker room, and by the time he gets it back the team may not be a contender. As if the Aaron Hernandez murder investigation wasn’t enough of a distraction, starting cornerback Alfonzo Dennard has now been arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence.

The Omaha World-Herald first reported that Dennard was arrested early Thursday morning in Lincoln, Neb. Officers say they spotted the 24-year-old’s Honda straddling the lane line at about 2 a.m. and pulled him over. He refused a chemical test and was booked on suspicion of DUI.

To make matters worse for Dennard and the Patriots, he has already had legal trouble over the past year. He is scheduled to serve a 30-day jail sentence beginning on March 1, 2014 after being convicted of felony assault on a police officer in an April 2012 incident. A judge allowed him to delay his jail time to avoid interfering with his NFL career.

When Dennard was sentenced, his former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini and Belichick both wrote “character letters” in support of him. Score another one for Belichick and his obsession with athletes who come with baggage.

So what will the Patriots do? They’ll probably release him, of course. That’s what Belichick does when a player violates his trust after he gives him a second chance. The problem is it’s July, and Dennard was scheduled to open the season as New England’s No. 2 cornerback behind Aqib Talib (another player with a checkered past). Now, a team that has desperately tried to stabilize it’s secondary over the past several seasons could be right back to where it started.

Don’t look now, but the Patriots are starting to look like the Cincinnati Bengals.

Anna Benson allegedly was strapped with a gun, ammo belt, knife, bulletproof vest

Anna Benson mug shot

The details behind Anna Benson’s alleged armed intrusion at ex-husband Kris’ home on Sunday are pretty frightening.

We passed along the report on Monday saying Anna was arrested on four counts, including two felonies, for going over to Kris’ home in the middle of the night with a gun and demanding money. As bad as that story sounds, it gets worse.

According to the police report, the wife of the former New York Mets pitcher went to her ex’s home wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a handgun, metal baton, knife, and ammo belt. She allegedly threatened Kris with the gun and demanded $30,000.

Per the report, Anna denied pulling out the gun but admitted to breaking Kris’ computer with her baton. Kris told police that she pulled out the gun but did not aim it at him.

Kris told police he fled to the basement of the Marietta, Ga., home, called 911, and then ran out of the house to hide in the woods. Police supposedly found Anna on the back porch smoking a cigarette when they arrived at the home. When told Kris called the cops, she allegedly hissed “He’s a f—ing p—y.”

She’s a real charmer, isn’t she?

In addition to the Taurus handgun and red “Batman” folding knife, police also recovered a black hatchet, black baton, black taser, 13 rounds of ammunition, a bag of syringes and eight pills, per the New York Post.

Anna, 37, and Kris, 38, are in the process of divorcing. Kris filed for the divorce after Anna learned he was cheating on her.

Thanks to LBS tipster David

Anna Benson looks terrible in mug shot following gun arrest

Anna Benson mug shot

As far as WAGs go, Anna Benson appears to be past her prime. Not only does it look like she’s lost her fastball, but she also has gone completely bonkers.

The ex-wife of former New York Mets pitcher Kris Benson was arrested Monday and booked on four counts, including two felony charges, for allegedly running up into her ex’s house carrying a gun and metal baton. She also reportedly was strapped with a bulletproof vest at the time of her intrusion.

The Bensons filed for divorce last year and Anna was recently ordered to vacate their marital home. She allegedly went to Kris’ home on Sunday night to get some money from him, and she was toting the gun and baton.

According to TMZ, Anna has been charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault with a weapon, one count of criminal trespass, and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Benson is one of the most well known baseball WAGs of all time. She was a cast member on VH1′s Baseball Wives and notoriously swung a dildo at Chuck Knoblauch’s then wife Cheri. She also gained notoriety in New York when she said she would sleep with the entire Mets team if she ever caught her husband cheating on her. Incidentally, Kris filed for divorce last year after Anna caught him cheating. We’re still waiting for her to sleep with all the Mets, but something tells us the players might not be too interested.

In case you forgot, here’s what Benson looked like in her youthful modeling days:

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Ahmad Brooks allegedly hit teammate Lamar Divens three times with beer bottle

Ahmad-Brooks-NinersThe NFL has had more than enough problems with arrests this offseason, but another could be added to the tally if San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks is arrested for allegedly assaulting a teammate. According to court documents obtained by the San Jose Mercury News, Brooks struck Niners nose tackle Lamar Divens in the head with a beer bottle and punched him in the face last month.

The two teammates were allegedly arguing about Brooks’ ability to drive at the time of the incident. Divens wanted to press charges at first, but changed his mind five days later.

“He said this would be bad for both of their careers and that he just wanted to keep playing and that they had resolved it,” according to the court documents.

[Related: Video: Ahmad Brooks punches teammate during practice]

However, Divens’ change of heart does not necessarily mean Brooks is off the hook. Prosecutors submitted an application on Thursday seeking to obtain an arrest warrant against Brooks on a felony assault charge with great bodily injury. For whatever reason, the DA’s office intervened on Friday after the judge signed the warrant and put a hold on it.

Brooks was accused of punching a woman in the face when he played for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2008 and accepted mediation on the charges. The 29-year-old was also dismissed from the Virginia football team at the end of the 2005 season because of an unknown incident that occurred off the field. In 2003, he was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

On Wednesday, the Niners released a statement saying they are aware of the situation but will have no further comment until the legal process runs its course. Because of his checkered past, Brooks may wind up getting in trouble without Divens pressing charges.

UPDATE: An arrest warrant has reportedly been issued for Brooks.

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Florida may have paid off bouncer whose ear drum was broken by Aaron Hernandez

Tim Tebow Aaron HernandezIf you’re wondering why so many incidents involving Aaron Hernandez went unreported until now, it may be because some of them were covered up.

For instance, earlier on Tuesday we shared a report saying Hernandez punched a bouncer at a bar in 2007 when he was a 17-year-old at Florida. Hernandez apparently was at a campus bar called The Swamp and received two alcoholic drinks from a waitress and did not want to pay his bill. Bouncer Michael Taphorn supposedly got in Hernandez’s face and asked him to leave, and the tight end punched the bouncer in the side of the head.

Though Taphorn declined medical treatment at the time, he later discovered that he had a ruptured ear drum. The Orlando Sentinel says Gainesville police recommended felony charges for Hernandez, but the young player went uncharged. USA Today says that is probably because Florida reached a settlement with Taphorn.

According to USA Today, which obtained a supplemental report, Taphorn initially was adamant about pursuing charges. However, he later changed his mind and told police he was thinking about dropping the charges.

An investigator wrote in the report, “Taphorn did state that he had been contacted by legal staff and coaches with UF and that they may be working on an agreement. However, nothing is finalized.”

Taphorn was advised that he would have to contact the State Attorney’s Office if he wanted to drop the charges.

If Florida did reach a settlement with Taphorn so that he wouldn’t pursue charges, I’m sure that outcome would come as a huge shock to all of you college football fans. Programs paying off people or getting the police to drop charges? That sort of thing never happens!