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Report: Inmate Aaron Hernandez beat up was in handcuffs

Aaron HernandezFormer New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez reportedly got into a fight with another inmate on Tuesday and beat him up “pretty badly.” It is unclear what started the fight, though TMZ reported that the guy Hernandez attacked was harassing him nonstop. He also may have been unable to defend himself.

On Thursday, TMZ reported that the inmate Hernandez attacked was wearing handcuffs at the time of the altercation. Sources reportedly told TMZ that the victim, who had been talking smack to Hernandez, could “barely defend himself” from Hernandez’s “brutal” assault.

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said the fight — if you can call it that with one dude in handcuffs — lasted less than a minute.

Jail officials are still investigating how Hernandez even got to the point where he was allegedly walking down a hallway and able to go after another inmate. Hernandez has been kept away from the general prison population since he got to Bristol County House of Corrections because of his high-profile status. After what happened on Wednesday, he’s probably going to remain in solitary confinement for a long time.

Raymond Felton questioned for allegedly pointing gun at girlfriend

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Raymond Felton was questioned by police early Tuesday morning for allegedly pointing a gun at a woman just hours after the New York Knicks game.

Felton, who scored 8 points and had 7 assists in 34 minutes during the 110-108 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, was being questioned by police in a Manhattan police precinct, according to the New York Post.

The Post says Felton was allegedly pointing the gun at his girlfriend. Felton’s wife, Ariane Raymondo-Felton, filed for divorce last week. It’s unclear if the “girlfriend” refers to another woman, or his wife.

The Wall Street Journal’s Chris Herring confirmed The Post’s report. He says Felton has not been charged with anything yet.

We have quite a few jokes in mind, but we’ll save them given the severity of the allegations.

Photo: Twitter/AirJayMe

Police reportedly have video of Ray Rice knocking out fiancee Janay Palmer

Ray Rice girlfriend fiancee Janay Palmer

Video evidence could make it very difficult for Ray Rice to defend himself after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his fiancee Janay Palmer. On Wednesday, a video surfaced that appeared to show Rice dragging Palmer out of an elevator at an Atlantic City casino. According to Sports Illustrated’s Robert Klemko, police may have another video that shows Rice knocking her out.

Klemko cited a person with knowledge of the situation who claims the video shows the alleged blow Rice delivered to Palmer. The court summons that was filed in connection with the case said that Rice “struck Palmer with his hand, rendering her unconscious.”

Both Rice and Palmer were charged with simple assault, as she allegedly also hit him. The Baltimore Ravens told USA Today that Rice and Palmer “returned home together after being detained.”

While the same charge has been filed against both parties, the accusations against Rice seem far more severe. For starters, it is hard to envision a scenario in which it is excusable for a man to get physical with his girlfriend. The fact that Rice, a professional football player, allegedly knocked Palmer unconscious is disturbing.

H/T Deadspin
Photo: Instagram/Janay Palmer

Fred Davis arrested for DUI

Fred-Davis-mug-shotFred Davis can’t get out of his own way. The free agent tight end was arrested for driving while under the influence on Thursday afternoon, just one day after the NFL suspended him indefinitely for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Davis, who was phased out by rookie Jordan Reed with the Washington Redskins last year, was stopped in northern Virginia at around 4:00 p.m. Thursday. Chuck Carroll of CBS DC reported that police responded to a 911 call of a man slumped over inside a black Rolls-Royce. When officers and EMTs arrived at the scene, Davis allegedly attempted to drive away.

This photo that Deadspin shared supposedly show Davis being taken into custody:

With that, Davis’ NFL career could very well be over. He released a statement on Wednesday blaming his most recent failed test on a banned supplement, but the 28-year-old has hardly earned the benefit of the doubt. Davis was suspended four games in 2011 for failing multiple marijuana tests, though he claims those days are behind him. According to him, the NFL’s system sets you up to fail multiple tests.

In addition to suspensions for failed drug tests and now a DUI arrest, Davis has also admitted that he nodded off during Redskins team meetings. Who would sign this guy?

Darren Sharper rape accuser says she woke up with him having sex with her without condom

Darren SharperEarlier on Thursday we passed along a report from NBC Miami saying that Darren Sharper was being investigated for an alleged sexual battery in Miami Beach. This investigation is separate from the 11 druggings and seven rapes in four states he’s already suspected of. At first the details of the alleged Miami Beach incident were not available, but now they are.

TMZ Sports got a hold of the police report and says the alleged victim claims she filed the police report last month after seeing news of Sharper’s alleged rapes on TV. This woman claims she and friends met Sharper at a nightclub in Miami and went back to his condo.

The woman claims she was drunk and went into his bedroom. Witnesses supposedly told police they heard the alleged victim saying “no no I don’t want to” to Sharper, so they entered the room in an attempt to take her away. She apparently said she just wanted to sleep.

When the woman woke up in the morning, she says Sharper was having sex with her without a condom.

Though the woman went to a doctor, she did not go to police until last month after seeing Sharper’s face on TV in association with the rape cases.

Louie Sanchez, Marvin Norwood plead guilty in Bryan Stow beating

Louie Sanchez Marvin Norwood

Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood pleaded guilty Thursday to beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium in 2011.

Sanchez, 31, received an eight-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to felony mayhem charges for punching Stow from behind, causing the 45-year-old former paramedic to fall on the pavement and suffer serious brain damage.

Norwood, 32, got four years in prison for felony assault for joining in on the beating after Stow was already down. Norwood has already served his time in jail for the Stow case, but he will remain in jail until a US Marshal takes custody of him for illegal gun possession.

All other charges were dropped. Sanchez and Norwood were originally charged with mayhem, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury.

Sanchez received harsh words from judge George Lomeli, who tried to put things in perspective. Sanchez could be seen smirking at one point as if he wasn’t taking things seriously enough:

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Report: Darren Sharper involved in sexual battery investigation in Miami

Darren SharperThe hits just seem to keep on coming for former NFL safety Darren Sharper, who is currently under investigation for several sexual assault cases. Sharper was formally charged with drugging and raping two women last week, but there is plenty of reason to believe his troubles won’t end there.

In addition to the seven rapes and 11 druggings Sharper has been named as a suspect in, he has also reportedly been named in another sexual battery investigation that stems from a report filed in Miami last month. The details of that investigation were recently publicized, and you can read them here.

According to NBC Miami, Sharper was also involved in an investigation stemming from another incident in Miami Beach in 2011. The accusations made by the alleged victims in that case were similar to those that have been made against Sharper in the other sexual assault cases. Two women who were visiting Miami from Georgia on spring break claimed they fell asleep in Sharper’s condo and woke up to find either Sharper or his brother “behaving inappropriately and exposing himself.” The case was closed because no evidence of sexual battery was found.

The latest case Sharper has reportedly been named in means his name is now associated with sexual assault cases in five different US states. The former New Orleans Saint’s reputation is getting worse by the day.

H/T Deadspin