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Greg Oden has classic mug shot after arrest for allegedly punching woman

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Greg Oden was arrested early Thursday morning in Lawrence, Ind., after he allegedly punched a female. According to the probable cause affidavit obtained by WTHR, a witness claims to have seen the NBA free agent punch a woman in the face.

When officers arrived at the scene, they observed “blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations to the forehead and nose area of the victims face.” The victim was reportedly being uncooperative and claimed she fell but could not recall any details of her supposed tumble.

Oden, who said he dated the victim for two years but that the couple has been broken up for two months, admitted that he hit the woman.

“Things got out of control and I started to go after the victim,” he said. “My relative and witness tried to hold me back, but I swung my arms to move them out of the way, then punched the victim in the face. I was wrong and I know what has to happen.

A relative who lives at the home where the incident took place told police that she woke up when she heard Oden and the victim arguing. She said they argue frequently.

Oden has been booked on a Class A misdemeanor for battery with injury and a Class B misdemeanor for battery. This probably won’t help his chances of signing with an NBA team this offseason.

As for the mug shot — Ohio State must be cringing.

Darren Lewis facing 25-30 years in prison after guilty pleas

Darren Lewis mug shotFormer Texas A&M star running back Darren Lewis is facing 25-30 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple armed robberies dating back to 2012.

Lewis pleaded guilty “to three counts of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence,” the Dallas Morning News reports. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 25 and is facing 25-30 years in prison.

The first armed robbery committed by Lewis and his partner-in-crime Christopher Washington was at a Hampton Inn on Oct. 30, 2012. They held up a La Quinta Inn in Cedar Hill, Texas, a week later.

Lewis pleaded guilty to holding up two 7-11 convenience stores on consecutive days beginning on Jan. 28, 2013. In the second of the two robberies, Lewis actually shot a clerk in the thigh. On Jan. 27, 2013, Lewis robbed a CVS pharmacy.

Lewis rushed for 5,012 yards on 909 carries during his four-year career with the Aggies from 1987-1990. He led the country with 1,691 rushing yards in his senior season in 1990 and he scored 19 touchdowns that year. He was an All-American and finished 8th in Heisman voting in 1990.

Lewis was projected to be a high draft pick but slipped to the sixth round after testing positive for cocaine. He says cocaine cost him his career, wife and house.

John Abraham was passed out in his car at 4PM after leaving strip club

John-AbrahamJohn Abraham has been absent from Arizona Cardinals training camp over the past week while he deals with legal trouble. The five-time Pro Bowler was arrested for driving while under the influence on June 29, and the details of his arrest are pretty embarrassing.

According to a police report obtained by TMZ, officers approached Abraham’s vehicle when they saw it stopped in the middle of the road with the 36-year-old asleep at the wheel. The encounter took place at 4 p.m. Police say they pounded on the window and doors of Abraham’s car for several minutes before he finally came to.

Officers noticed the smell of booze on Abraham’s breath right away and noted that he was “confused and rambled while speaking.” Abraham admitted that he was coming from a strip club called the Pink Pony and claimed he had only had two drinks while there. He also said he didn’t feel safe on the road but was not ill or on any medication. Again, this was all at 4:00 in the afternoon.

You won’t be surprised by what happened next. Abraham reportedly failed several field sobriety tests and refused a breathalyzer. He was charged with DUI and improper stopping on the roadway.

And that, my friends, is why going to the strip club in the middle of the day is never a good idea. Nothing good can come of that.

Abraham was still incredibly effective last season in his 14th NFL season, recording 11.5 sacks as the Cardinals’ top pass rusher. He could be suspended to start the season.

Chuck Knoblauch won’t be honored by Twins after alleged assault on ex-wife Cheri

Cheri Olvera Chuck Knoblauch

Chuck Knoblauch will not be honored by the Minnesota Twins next month after he was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly assaulting his ex-wife Cheri Knoblauch.

Knoblauch, who was the 1991 AL Rookie of the Year and a four-time All-Star with the Twins, was scheduled to be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame, but the team cancelled that in light of the arrest.

According to KHOU, Knoblauch, 46, is charged with assault of a family member after allegedly hitting Cheri Knoblauch. He was released after posting $10,000 bond.

Here are details on the alleged incident via KHOU:

Cheri, 37, told police she was napping with her child when Knoblauch barged into the child’s bedroom and began yelling at her.

She said he bashed her head into the wall, hit her in the face and threw a humidifier at her.

Knoblauch’s sister, who was staying in the home, said she heard Cheri screaming and saw her brother chasing her through the house. She told officers she witnessed Chuck hitting Cheri repeatedly in the chest and arm. The two women and child fled the house and called police from Knoblauch’s sister’s house.

Memorial Villages police officers arrested Knoblauch and said he appeared “extremely intoxicated.”

Knoblauch has a history of domestic violence. He was convicted in 2010 of hitting previous ex-wife Stacey Stelmach.

Knoblauch and the former Cheri Olvera were married in 2011. As another interesting twist to the story, Cheri Knoblauch is the ex-girlfriend of longtime MLB player Brian Giles. Giles and Cheri were in a nasty legal battle over a domestic violence charge, not to mention Cheri’s claim that they had a financial agreement in case they broke up.

Cheri once left this profanity-laced abusive voicemail for Giles. The language is offensive, but it’s incredible.

For those of you keeping track, this marks two ex-wives Knoblauch supposedly hit. This also is the second ex-boyfriend (and former MLB All-Star) in a row who supposedly beat Olvera.

Oh yeah, let’s also remember that Cheri was once attacked by a dildo-wielding Anna Benson.

Here is the Twins’ statement on the cancelled plans:

“In light of recent news reports surrounding Chuck Knoblauch, as well as direct communication with the former Twins second baseman, the Minnesota Twins have decided to cancel the team’s 2014 Hall of Fame induction ceremony scheduled for August 23 at Target Field. In January of this year, Knoblauch was elected by a 62-member committee consisting of local and national media, club officials, fans and past elected members, using rules similar to those necessary for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.”

Justin Blackmon arrested for weed possession – had two blunts in the car

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Justin Blackmon was arrested Wednesday in Oklahoma for marijuana possession and cited for a moving violation, according to a report.

Blackmon, the No. 5 overall pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012, was driving a 2007 Chrysler 300 and pulled over for crossing into oncoming traffic to get around stopped cars. The arresting officer noticed the smell of weed in the car and Blackmon admitted to having two blunts in the rig — one smoked and one fresh.

This is the latest problem for Blackmon, who has had a slew of legal troubles since college. He was arrested for DUI in 2010 and 2012 and is suspended indefinitely by the league for multiple violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy.

He and Josh Gordon could form a nice 1-2 tandem on the all-screwup team.

Fred Davis allegedly insulted ex-girlfriend for having flat booty

Fred DavisPolice reportedly are looking for help in locating Fred Davis so they can speak to the former Washington Redskins tight end about an alleged domestic violence incident, WUSA9 reports.

Davis, who had a DUI in February and is currently suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, has not been charged or arrested. However, it looks like police want to speak with him about a fight he allegedly had with his ex-girlfriend at a restaurant on June 2.

TMZ reports that Davis approached the woman and said to the man she was with, “Why you with her, she doesn’t have an ass.”

[Also see: Davis fighting alleged pimpette in court]

Per TMZ, the woman allegedly told police she went outside to have a cigarette and Davis followed. Davis allegedly grabbed a handful of dirt and flowers from a hanging planter and threw it at her. The woman supposedly went inside and was going to squirt some ketchup on Davis as retaliation, but someone stopped her.

Davis supposedly told the woman, “I’m gonna slap you ’cause you fakin. Your friend looks like 2 Chainz.”

Yeah, that sounds about right.

[Related: Fred Davis says NFL drug testing system sets you up to fail]

You know, there actually was a time when Fred was a pretty good player for Washington. It’s too bad that he can’t put down the blunts and stay out of trouble. Now he’s become just a sideshow and probably isn’t worth the trouble for an NFL team to sign him.

Cue the Too Short.

Georgia DT Jonathan Taylor kicked off team after allegedly choking girlfriend

Jonathan Taylor Georgia

Georgia defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor was kicked off the team Wednesday about three hours after he bonded out of jail for a felony assault/family violence charge.

According to police, Taylor, a redshirt sophomore, allegedly “choked and struck his girlfriend several times with a closed fist after an argument in a Georgia residence hall room early Tuesday morning.”

The police report says the girlfriend told police she was physically assaulted by Taylor.

According to the Savannah Morning News, the police report said the victim had “visible scratches and red marks to her neck and bruises on her arm and leg.” The reporting officer wrote he determined that Taylor “had offensively used his hands to choke her and had also struck her several times with a closed fist.”

Taylor was arrested by school police and held overnight until bonding out. He met with Georgia coach Mark Richt soon thereafter, and his dismissal from the program was later announced.

Taylor was also arrested in March for misdemeanor theft charges. He is the third Georgia defensive player kicked off the team this offseason.