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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Police Blotter

Antonio Brown cited for driving more than 100 mph

Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was issued a citation for speeding this week, and it sounds like he is fortunate he was not arrested.

Police in Ross Township, Penn., told WPXI that Brown was cited for driving in excess of 100 mph in his black Porsche early Thursday morning. Police were on the lookout for a possible suspect from a nearby bank robbery when Brown went speeding by. He was cited for reckless driving.

The Steelers released a statement saying they are gathering more information on the incident.

“We are aware of the situation, but we are still gathering information,” the team said. We won’t have any further comment at this time.”

Brown has irritated the Steelers with some of the embarrassing situations he has gotten himself into off the field over the past year or so, and this will likely add to that. Most recently, the star wide receiver found himself facing a lawsuit from a man who says Brown nearly killed a toddler in a reckless fit of rage while throwing items off an apartment balcony.

Four Jaguars players arrested over bill at London club

Four Jacksonville Jaguars players were arrested ahead of the team’s game in London Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles over a bill at a club.

The Sun says that some members of the Jaguars partied at London Reign Showclub and got into a confrontation with bouncers who prevented them from leaving. The players were accused of trying to skip out on their bill, which was said to be in the neighborhood of £50,000.

“Things got pretty heated and there was a lot of swearing and shouting and things became physical,” a source told The Sun.

The players reportedly spent nine hours in custody before being released. The club dropped charges after the bill was finally settled.

The Jaguars issued a statement in response to the report.

The Jaguars are 3-4 this season and have lost three in a row, being outscored 60-14 in their last two games. Players were even fighting in the locker room after their latest loss.

They are facing a huge game; if they lose and drop to 3-5, they can probably kiss their playoff hopes goodbye. Quarterback Blake Bortles is expected to be on a short leash for the game.

Ex-West Virginia football star arrested on disturbing charges

A former West Virginia football star was arrested over the weekend and is facing several disturbing charges that could send him to prison for a very long time if he is convicted.

Law enforcement officials told TMZ that former West Virginia and Atlanta Falcons running back Jordan Crawford was taken into custody on Saturday and charged with incest, child molestation, sodomy and enticing a child for indecent purposes, which are all felonies. The 23-year-old has been accused of — and allegedly admitted to — having a sexual encounter with a 12-year-old girl.

The victim told police she was asleep when Crawford began sexually assaulting her. Officials said Crawford’s wife caught him in the act early Saturday morning, and he eventually admitted to having intercourse with the girl and said it was her idea.

Crawford had back-to-back rushing seasons with the Mountaineers and signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent earlier this year. He appeared in some preseason games and did not make the regular season roster. Crawford had signed with the Atlanta Legends of the new Alliance of American Football League, which is set to begin play in February.

Crawford is being held in jail without bond.

Lenny Dykstra charged with cocaine possession over Uber confrontation

Former New York Met Lenny Dykstra is facing prison time over drug possession discovered after he allegedly threatened an Uber driver.

A Union County, N.J. grand jury indicted Dykstra on charges of possession of cocaine, possession of meth, and making terroristic threats, according to TMZ. Each charge carries a penalty of 3-5 years in prison.

“A grand jury will indict a ham sandwich,” Dykstra’s attorney Matthew Blit told TMZ. “The evidence in this case overwhelmingly confirms Lenny is innocent.”

Dykstra was originally arrested in May after an Uber driver claimed that the former MLB star put a gun to his head and threatened to kill him. Dykstra told police he wasn’t carrying a gun at the time of the arrest. If convicted, it would not be his first time in prison, having served a bit more than six months in prison in 2013 for his role in an illegal scheme to use stolen identities to acquire cars.

Ex-TCU QB Trevone Boykin charged with aggravated assault

Trevone Boykin

Former TCU and Seattle Seahawk quarterback Trevone Boykin has been charged with aggravated assault amid allegations that he broke his girlfriend’s jaw.

The 24-year-old was charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, which is a second-degree felony, via Mitch Mitchell of the Star-Tribune. Boykin’s girlfriend, Shabrika Bailey, has alleged that Boykin broke her jaw and required it to be wired shut.

Boykin’s charge is punishable by between two and 20 years in prison.

Whatever comes of these allegations, Boykin’s NFL career is almost certainly over. He was released by the Seahawks once the allegations surfaced back in March, despite his public denials. He has also had multiple legal problems in the past dating back to his time at TCU, where he was a standout quarterback between 2012 and 2015.

Boxer Victor Ortiz facing multiple sexual assault charges

Victor Ortiz

Boxer Victor Ortiz turned himself into police on Tuesday and is facing multiple charges of sexual assault, according to the Oxnard Police Department.

Ortiz, 31, is facing three charges of sexual assault, including forcible rape, for a crime allegedly committed in March.

According to a release from the police department, a woman contacted Oxnard police on March 19, 2018, to report that she had been sexually assaulted inside a residence in Oxnard, Calif. She identified the suspect as Ortiz, a former Oxnard resident, who now lives in Tarzana, Calif.

The Oxnard Police Department’s Family Protection Unit took over the case and investigated for several months before presenting to the Ventura County’s District Attorney’s Office. An arrest warrant was issued for Ortiz, who turned himself in on Tuesday afternoon. He was booked for forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, and forcible digital penetration. Ortiz’s bail was set at $100,000.

Ortiz (32-6-3, 25 KOs) has held boxing titles at the light welterweight and welterweight classes during his career. Known for his fights with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana among others, Ortiz was set to face John Molina Jr. on Sunday. The boxer has appeared as a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” and has three acting credits in movies.

Ex-Oregon WR facing life in prison for alleged armed robbery

Jalen Hall once had a promising future ahead of him when Oregon signed him as one of the top wide receiver recruits in the country, but the 19-year-old is now facing the possibility of going to prison for a very long time.

Hall was kicked off the Oregon football team earlier this month following an arrest, and TMZ reports that he is facing several charges related to an armed robbery. Law enforcement officials say Hall and another man, Milard Hill, took part in a home invasion robbery in Norwalk, Calif., on Sept. 10. Hall allegedly entered the home with a semi-automatic handgun and threatened three people before leaving with jewelry and other valuables.

Hall has been charged with three counts of home invasion robbery, two counts of kidnapping to commit robbery and one count of first-degree burglary. If convicted of all the charges, he could face life in prison.

A star at Long Beach Poly High School prior to committing to Oregon, Hall was ranked the No. 22 overall receiver in the country for the Class of 2018 by 247 Sports.