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Mark Duper arrested for allegedly getting into violent fight with his son

Mark Duper

Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mark Duper was arrested Wednesday for allegedly beating up his 17-year-old son in a violent fight at their home Tuesday night.

According to The Miami Herald, Duper is accused of punching, choking, and body-slamming his son, leaving the teen unconscious.

The Herald says Duper and his son got into an argument while the teen was playing video games. The Florida Times-Union, which has interesting quotes from a witness who was in the home, says Duper was trying to discuss a threatening text message his son sent to a girlfriend. Duper’s son reportedly felt he hadn’t done anything wrong, which may have upset his father. Duper wanted his son to pick up his hat and allegedly punched him when he didn’t. He allegedly proceeded to bodyslam his son multiple times, knocking the boy out at one point. Things reportedly calmed down but heated up again, and Duper supposedly punched his son in the head.

The Times-Union says Duper ordered his son to leave the home, and the boy did. But they went at it again after the boy returned to get a jacket. The fighting continued after Duper’s son threw his bicycle into his father’s car outside, leading to another fight in which Duper allegedly choked his son.

What’s interesting is that the witness says Duper was defending himself from his defiant son. If he was defending himself, then it sure seems like he may have gone a tad overboard.

An arrest was made Wednesday after the minor was found with injuries on his body.

Duper was released on $5,000 bail Thursday, per the Times-Union. The Herald points out that Duper has been involved in two other violent incidents in the past 11 years.

Duper’s pro career spanned from 1982-1992, all spent with the Miami Dolphins. He had 511 catches, 8,869 yards, 59 touchdowns, and made three Pro Bowls.

Desmond Bryant reportedly being sued for home intrusion attempt

Desmond-Bryant-mug-shotCleveland Browns defensive tackle Desmond Bryant is never going to hear the end of his Feb. 24 arrest, and deservedly so. Bryant, who police described as “extremely intoxicated” at the time, attempted to force his way into a stranger’s home in North Miami Beach after a night of partying in South Beach. He has already been charged with criminal mischief and given us one of the most epic mug shots in mug shot history, but it doesn’t end there.

According to The Miami Herald, Bryant is also being sued by the owners of the home that he tried to force his way into. Homeowner Isaac Bakar said his family was “terrified” when they were awakened at around 5:30 a.m. to a 311-pound man who was attempting to pull their door off its hinges. The family’s attorney says they have needed psychological counseling.

“They were scared,” attorney Robert Fiore said. “My client was holding on for dear life.”

Bakar allegedly tried to physically hold the door so that Bryant could not get into the home while his wife called the police. The 170-pound Bakar feared that his family was falling victim to a home-invasion robbery from a person who is almost twice his size. The official complaint that was filed can be seen here.

As it turns out, Bryant claims he was so intoxicated that he thought the home we was unable to get into was his own — despite the fact that he lives nowhere near the Bakar residence. Bryant recently signed a five-year, $34 million contract with the Browns, and it sounds like some of that fat new deal could be heading to the family he scared the living daylights out of.

Texas WR Cayleb Jones allegedly broke tennis player’s jaw over a girl

Cayleb Jones Joey Swaysland

Texas wide receiver Cayleb Jones (pictured left) reportedly has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly breaking the jaw of Longhorns tennis player Joey Swaysland (pictured right).

Jones, who had two catches as a freshman last season, saw Swaysland talking to his ex-girlfriend at a bar on Feb. 22 and got angry, police told OrangeBloods.com. Jones allegedly punched Swaysland and fractured the tennis player’s jaw.

Swaysland needed surgery for the injury.

The woman in the middle, a volleyball player at the school named Khat Bell, told police “her relationship with Jones ended on bad terms and that he had been jealous ever since and has anger issues,” Orange Bloods reports.

Jones and Bell reportedly went to speak to the football team’s strength and conditioning coach for advice, and the coach gave police a sworn statement that Jones admitted to punching Swaysland.

Football coach Mack Brown reportedly is waiting for the legal process to finish before deciding on a potential punishment.

Photos via Joey Swaysland, Cayleb Jones, Khat Bell profiles

AHL’s Scott Timmins allegedly broke into house he thought was his own while drunk

Scott-Timmins-mug-shotThe old “I thought it was my house” story has made a comeback. Scott Timmins of the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage reportedly went down that road early Monday morning, as San Antonio television station KENS reported that the 23-year-old broke into a family’s home after leaving a bar and took a seat on the couch.

Homeowner Benjamin Garza, who was not home at the time, was none too pleased. His three children and wife were in the house alone. Garza said his wife discovered Timmons on the couch and asked him who he was, to which he responded, “Don’t worry about that.”

“He was yelling, ‘What are you doing in my house,’” Garza told KENS. “My wife said, ‘You need to get the hell out of here.’”

Garza said his wife called 911 and then him. When he finally met Timmins face-to-face, he let him know how fortunate he was that the man of the house was not home when he decided to come in uninvited.

“You’re lucky I wasn’t here because I would’ve put a bullet between your eyes and it would’ve been over for you,” Garza said he told Timmins. “My first instinct was to beat the hell out of him. He needs to pay for what he did, traumatizing my family like that.”

The police report stated that Timmins was so heavily intoxicated that he was barely able to stand and did not remember how he got into Garza’s home. According to the report, he did admit that he had been out drinking with some teammates, but added that he thought he was in his own home. Timmins has been charged with criminal trespass.

Hey, at least he thought it was his own house. That’s a better explanation than the one this guy gave when he broke into an MLB general manager’s home November 2011.

H/T Puck Daddy

Colorado DT Samson Kafovalu reportedly knocked over brick wall when he was denied access to a party

brick-wallStrength was almost certainly one of the main reasons Colorado recruited defensive tackle Samson Kafovalu out of high school, but the Buffaloes coaching staff may not have known just how strong the freshman is. Have you ever heard of someone tell you a person is capable of running through a brick wall if you make them angry enough? Kafovalu has reportedly turned that expression into a reality.

According to The Daily Camera, the 19-year-old freshman was ticketed by Boulder police on Friday night after officers say he tried to force his way into a frat party. A police report says Kafovalu was told by a security guard at the Kappa Sigma fraternity that he was not on the list for the event. The guard said he shouted and tried to force his way in before yelling, “Don’t (expletive) do this (expletive), I’ll (expletive) kill you.”

But that’s hardly the best part. The police report also stated that Kafovalu bumped into a short brick wall and knocked part of it over while his friends were trying to push him back. He reportedly caused $300 worth of damage.

Not surprisingly, the 250-pounder was discovered to be intoxicated after blowing a .120 on a breathalyzer. He was allowed to leave the scene but issued a summons on charges of threatening bodily injury, trespassing, consumption of alcohol by a minor and use of fighting words.

Odds are the wall he knocked over probably had some structural issues to begin with, but we like to think he barreled right through it, leaving nothing but a silhouette of his body as he came out the other side. Yeah, that’s how it happened.

H/T Eye on College Football

Raiders DT Desmond Bryant has incredibly classic mug shot after arrest (Picture)

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Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief on Sunday, and as a result we have one of the most legendary mug shots of all time.

In case you care, Bryant allegedly went into a neighbor’s house drunk in Miami and caused a disturbance. The story is hardly as interesting as his mug shot, which there are really no words to describe.

Raiders enthusiast Victor Cotto shared the photo on Twitter on Monday afternoon and referred to the post as “McClain mugging,” which is a reference to the awesome smile linebacker Rolando McClain flashed during one of his many run-ins with the law several years ago. Personally, I’d put Bryant’s “derp” face in a class of it’s own.

Nobody should be happier than Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton, who prior to Monday gave us easily the most entertaining mug shot in recent history. That honor now belongs to Bryant, who has cemented his place in the mug shot hall of fame.

H/T SI Hot Clicks

Da’Quan Bowers reportedly arrested for carrying gun at airport

Da'Quan BowersTampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers was arrested at LaGuardia Airport Monday morning for illegally carrying a gun, NBC New York reports.

NBC New York says Bowers was arrested at the check-in desk after being found with a gun in his carry-on bag.

Bowers, a second-round pick from Clemson in 2011, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and is set to appear in court Monday night. Bowers appeared in 10 games last season for the Bucs, registering 13 tackles and three sacks.

Who can really blame Bowers in this circumstance? I mean who hasn’t been caught trying to sneak a pistol onto a plane in their carry-on bag? It’s just among the usual carry-on belongings — magazines, iPod, snacks, drinks — and a gun.

Come on, Da’Quan, you’re better than that.