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Chris Culliver arrested for alleged hit and run, possession of brass knuckles

Chris CulliverPerhaps it should come as no surprise that the same dude who got in big trouble Super Bowl week for his homophobic remarks also got arrested for an alleged hit and run and … to top it all off, possession of some brass knuckles.

Chris Culliver, a fourth-year defensive back for the San Francisco 49ers, was arrested on Friday on felony charges of alleged hit and run and possession of the brass knuckles. Culliver allegedly hit a bicyclist and fled the scene. He was followed by a witness who saw him flee, and the witness cornered him in with his car. Culliver allegedly got out of his car, threatened the witness with brass knuckles, and hit the witness’ car as he left.

Police arrived on the scene and found the brass knuckles in Culliver’s car and arrested him. He was arrested for the two felonies and a misdemeanor for hitting the witness’ car.

Culliver was booked into jail and bailed out, according to KTVU.

“The 49ers organization is aware of the recent matter involving Chris Culliver,” the 49ers said in a statement released to KTVU. “We will remain in contact with Chris and the local authorities as we continue to gather the facts regarding this situation. As this is an ongoing legal matter, we will reserve further comment at this time.”

Culliver was drafted by the Niners out of South Carolina in 2011. He missed all of last season with a torn ACL.

The week of the Super Bowl in 2013, Culliver made headlines for his anti-gay remarks, for which he later apologized. He also made headlines in April for his offensive comments about women.

Jim Irsay had nearly $30,000 on him at time of arrest

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More details from the Jim Irsay arrest emerged on Wednesday night, and they painted as disturbing a picture as most of us expected. For starters, the Indianapolis Colts owner seemed extremely intoxicated and failed a number of field sobriety tests. He was also reportedly in possession of a whole bunch of cash and a whole bunch of prescription pills.

According to police reports obtained by The Indianapolis Star, police found a total of $29,029 cash in a briefcase, Irsay’s wallet and one of two “laundry” bags that were on the passenger side floorboard of the car. Pills and pill bottles were also found in the briefcase and the bags.

The officer who initially pulled Irsay over said he witnessed him driving 10 mph in a 35 mph zone. Irsay also allegedly stopped his car completely in the middle of the road twice and turned without signaling. The officer said Irsay seemed disoriented and was exhibiting slow and slurred speech after being stopped.

“I asked him if he knew why I pulled him over,” the officer wrote in his report. “Irsay advised that he was trying to find his house and gets confused with what road it is located on.”

Irsay then allegedly had trouble with some basic alphabet sobriety tests and was asked to exit his vehicle. At that point, the officer had called for another patrol officer and a sergeant to join him at the scene. The report said officers “continuously had to support Irsay in order to prevent him from falling over” while administering a field sobriety test.

“Mr. Irsay about fell to the ground as he was stood up from the the police vehicle hood,” the sergeant wrote.

Irsay is obviously an incredibly wealthy man, but it is a red flag that he had so much cash on him in addition to several prescription medications. He’s lucky help didn’t come too late.

Eric Baylor turns himself in after Mike Williams stabbing

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Eric Baylor, the brother of Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams, turned himself in on Monday night. A warrant was issued for Baylor’s arrest Monday on a felony count of aggravated battery and domestic violence after he allegedly stabbed Williams in the leg.

FOX 13 in Tampa Bay reported that Baylor was booked at around 10:00 p.m. on Monday.

The incident occurred on Sunday, and Williams claimed that his 23-year-old brother stabbed him accidentally while the two were horsing around. After speaking with witnesses and gathering evidence, police decided that Williams’ story was not credible and a warrant was issued for Baylor’s arrest.

Back in February, Bucs head coach Lovie Smith said there was a pattern of behavior emerging with Williams off the field that he does not approve of.

“Have I been disappointed in Mike Williams? Of course,” Smith said. “There’s a standard. We’re just not going to put up with it, no matter who it is. You have to be good on the field and off the field — simple as that. If you’re not doing what you need to do, one or the other, you have problems, and that’s where Mike has to take care of a few things.”

Williams signed a six-year, $40 million contract with Tampa last summer. Given some of the issues he has had off the field over the past two seasons, it would not be a surprise if the Bucs end up cutting their losses and releasing him.

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Wisconsin LB recruit Dominic Cizauskas charged with rape

Dominic CizauskasDominic Cizauskas, a top linebacker in the state of Wisconsin who committed to the Badgers football team last year, was charged Monday with third-degree sexual assault for allegedly raping a woman on campus in December.

The woman filed a criminal complaint alleging that Cizauskas showed up to her dorm room drunk on Dec. 14, undressed her and raped her.

“I tried to make excuses trying to get him to leave,” the woman told police, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. The report says the woman told Cizauskas “no” several times. “I didn’t know what to do. I was by myself, my roommate went home for the weekend and he’s a 200-pound football player and he had been drinking.”

The woman said the two had sex in June and sometimes exchanged flirtatious text messages, but she made excuses to avoid him after that.

Video reportedly showed Cizauskas showing up at the woman’s dorm just before 1 a.m. She told police he left around 2 a.m. The woman told police Cizauskas said he had had 10 shots within half an hour. She allegedly called him three times after he left her room and was crying when he picked up the phone on the third call.

Cizauskas committed to the Badgers in June but did not sign his letter of intent in February. That was likely related to the rape allegations. He was also suspended from his high school’s basketball team in February, though he was later reinstated.

These allegations tell a really bad story for the player. We’d like to hear his side.

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Report: Jim Irsay had several prescription drugs, failed sobriety tests

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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested for driving while under the influence on Sunday night, but that does not necessarily mean he was drinking. As details continue to emerge, it sounds like Irsay’s arrest was drug related.

According to Bill McCleery of the Indianapolis Star, Irsay is facing four counts of of felony possession of controlled substances. He was charged with driving while under the influence after failing several field sobriety tests.

Lt. Joe Bickel of the Carmel Police Department said in a statement that Irsay was stopped while driving at a slow rate of speed and failing to signal when turning. His vehicle was searched and “multiple prescription drugs were found in pill bottles.” Police found several Schedule IV prescription drugs that they say “were not associated with any prescription bottles found in the vehicle.”

Schedule IV drugs are on the lower end of the substance abuse spectrum and include sleep and anxiety medications.

Back in October, Irsay tweeted that he has not had a drop of alcohol in 15 years. It does not sound like alcohol was involved with his arrest over the weekend. The Indy Star’s Bob Kravitz speculated that the arrest was drug related as soon as the news broke, adding that Irsay has a “problem” that the Colts have been trying to get him to address for quite some time.

In 2002, Irsay admitted he was addicted to pain killer.

“After several years of orthopedic operations and procedures, accompanied by long bouts of chronic pain, I became dependent on prescription pain medications,” he said at the time. “This summer I sought professional help at a nationally recognized facility located outside Indiana. I have successfully dealt with my dependence and my chronic pain issues.”

Irsay could now face disciplinary action from the NFL, as all personnel are subject to the guidelines of the league’s personal conduct policy. If Irsay is struggling with addiction, hopefully he gets the help he needs.

Jim Irsay arrrested for OWI, possession of controlled substance

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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested on Sunday night. The 54-year-old was reportedly charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.

According to WISH TV in Indianpolis, Irsay was taken into custody just before midnight. His bond was set for $22,500.

It is unclear what substance Irsay was found to be in possession of. Irsay seems to always tweet like he’s hammered, though he has denied in the past that he drinks at all.

We’ll have more details as they unfold.

UPDATE: Jim Irsay was reportedly charged with felony possession of several prescription drugs after failing multiple field sobriety tests. More details here.

Related: Friend of Jim Irsay says he’s a ‘sick, sick man’

Red Sox prospect Jon Denney told police he was ‘looking for pussy’ during arrest

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Boston Red Sox catching prospect Jon Denney was arrested for the second time in three months, but this one takes the cake by far.

According to a police report obtained by Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan, Denney was pulled over just before midnight Wednesday night after cops observed his truck fishtailing. Denney gave the police a license that restricted him to driving for business and emergencies because of a previous DUI.

When asked why he was in the Fort Meyers Beach area, Denney gave police the moneyshot.

“Partying and looking to get some pussy.”

But the story doesn’t end there!

Denney called a friend to pick him up, but police saw him drive out of a parking lot two hours later. He supposedly was belligerent and began to cuss after being pulled over, and then went on one of those infamous “don’t you know who I am?” rants.

Passan, citing the police report, says Denney told the cops “he was a Boston Red Sox player and he didn’t care [sic] he had money and made more money than we would ever see.” When handcuffed, the report said, Denney said “he would be out in no time because of who he played for and that he made three million a year.”

Denney was booked and released on Thursday.

Unreal. What a tool.

This clown was drafted in the third round (81st overall) last year out of Yukon High School in Oklahoma. In 26 games in rookie ball last season, the chump hit .202/.379/.243. And I thought the Sox actually did background research before drafting prospects …

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