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Fresno Pacific Player Goes on Naked Rampage After Being Kicked Off Team

If I ever get cut from a team, this is definitely how I’m going out. Leonard Young-style:

Leonard Young was a red shirt freshman on the Fresno Pacific basketball team but he got kicked off the squad Monday for missing a game. His response? Tear up his apartment before running naked through the streets.

Leonard Tyrell Young, 21, ran naked through a convenience store parking lot, tried to steal a police car, beat a police officer and police dog and withstood three Taser strikes before finally being subdued, police said.

He was booked Tuesday into Fresno County Jail on suspicion of carjacking, resisting arrest, vandalism, harming a police dog and being under the influence of a controlled substance, according to jail records.

That is like the superfecta of crimes, is it not? Even if I were sitting around writing a movie script about the most badass way to get arrested, I don’t think I would have ever come up with what Young did. Not even Kenny Britt and his speeding and weeding charge can come close. Even the naked Oregon State lineman dropping into a three-point stance against the cops is impressed. I actually think he deserves some credit for his creativity. We recommend you go over to The Fresno Bee to read the entire report — it’s well worth your time.

via Sports by Brooks Live



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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bo-Bright/100001283736203 Bo Bright

    Bipolar disorder. ….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bo-Bright/100001283736203 Bo Bright

    Bipolar disorder. ….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V73XBVK6RUJKG5766NJHZ6NDJA Tai

    In a Muslim counrty they probably would have stoned him to death for that!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QH425K26OAMN34RL3W3NOUTB6E Joe

    obvious this boy has issues. he lost it.needs help bad.

  • Angel Torres

    A product of our times!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZPFP2MNC3Q774PGGPI6OVGCG7M Luis Medina

    i’m not racist but if you black try  to improve your self and you will see the result iam spanish a lot of  people they use not like me because  i was spanish  they know now that iam a real humam being because the way i conduct my self think about it.

  • Anonymous

    Yea, poor guy; let’s spend some taxpayer dollars on a program for him; that is what we should do.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QGMDOFTQ3TT5IJGM43U7ZIR3RA Strange

    Just to be clear Luis Medina, anyone who begins a sentence with “I’m not a racist but…” is usually a racist. Okay, and you are “spanish”.  Why don’t you try to better yourself by learning the english language along with writing skills, punctuation and all that that entails first before you criticize another race of people and post it on the web!

  • Anonymous

    Do you honestly believe Luis Medina is “spanish”?…

  • Kimberly Grant

    Well, he SURE did a bang-up job of making d*mn sure he’d never get back ON the team…!

  • Kimberly Grant

    My guess is that he probably isn’t Swedish… Luis Medina may have been born and raised in the U.S., and if his family came originally from South of the Border, he may have some Indio blood in him. But the fact remains that he most probably checks the box that says “Hispanic” on the census form. No matter what the surname, when you spell your given name “Luis” instead of “Louis,” YOU consider yourself Hispanic.

  • Kimberly Grant

    That’s not exactly true. Sometimes people say/write “I’m not a racist, but…” when they’re about to comment ABOUT race, but they’re trying to do so at least somewhat objectively. But they know that the slow and stupid will just perceive it as racist because that’s how a racist person hears it in his own mind.

  • Anonymous

    is  there anyone out there  who can say  while holding their hand on the on the bible or the the koran to name a few ,can actually say  that racism has never  entered their thoughts on the actions other of  than their race?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJZMNJZSHSFF3OKFYZTIP5YMEQ Ashley Aron

    he worked his whole life and one mistake got him kicked from wht he worked a long time for. im white and would of done worse in his position some ppl get everything easy he was punished in the wrong way for missing one pratice. the only difference from me  and him is im to smart to want to be something that others have control over like sports. if you want to be somebody the only way is to have the control of what your doing leave it in someone elses hand and it will be taken away. he placed his hopes in the wrong area and it left him hopeless when it was taken. 

  • Anonymous

    he’ll make a florida school.

  • Anonymous

    Mmmmm I just might be way off base here, however he transferred from another college on the East coast.  I’m not a counselor  but the fact he came clear to the West coast to continue school and play at a much lower level than that from the institution he came from probably leaves the premise that he might have been kicked off of that team.  Yes, if you do something once that is pretty harsh punishment but I’m guessing it was more than simply missing a practice.  I have coached at the college and high school level and to kick a player off for missing a game or practice simply doesn’t happen.  However if something else goes along with then it can surely be cause to do so. Just a thought.

  • Anonymous

    i can’t/won’t judge till i see the full vid.  ful vid! full vid! full vid! full vid!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lewis-Irby/100000591830259 Lewis Irby

    Why naked ??? Why a dog ?  Why not cut a finger off your shooting hand ? Steal a candy bar ? Cry ? Beg ?  Be the BIG and stay in control. Be a Bard man. SENTENCE YOURSELF TO COMMUNITY SERVICE !

  • Anonymous

    At least he wasn’t carrying any concealed weapons. Sorry I couldn’t resist. I understand his disappointment, however there is probably something more than just being kicked off the team behind an incident like that. Unfortuantely he made his circumstances worse by doing it.

  • http://twitter.com/kolachiwoman Lynn Romanek

    Oh please….you have no idea if he “worked his whole life”…get real…he’s just another black kid that thinks he’s gonnna make a lot of money as a football player….

  • http://twitter.com/kolachiwoman Lynn Romanek

    Yeah –  that’s what keeps the IQ in the population higher!

  • http://twitter.com/kolachiwoman Lynn Romanek

    If they could catch him!  haha

  • http://twitter.com/kolachiwoman Lynn Romanek

    Issues…he needs a reality check….life is hard..you have to WORK to get ahead….life is not fair…if you don’t get what you think you deserve…suck it up, MOST people don’t get what they want…deal with it and move onto the next realistic goal…

  • Ronald Jereme

    Lynn, he is a basketball player. You obviously did not read the article very close.  “Get real”, you are just another white woman who thinks she’s entitled to everything but respect for her fellow human being.  Wear his shoes and then say the pointed, nay almost racist statement you just posted.  

  • Ronald Jereme

    Lynn, he is a basketball player. You obviously did not read the article very close.  “Get real”, you are just another white woman who thinks she’s entitled to everything but respect for her fellow human being.  Wear his shoes and then say the pointed, nay almost racist statement you just posted.  

  • Anonymous

    Ouch!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bailey/551121075 Chris Bailey

    who in their right mind attacks a police dog while naked lol I’m guessing the controlled substance he is being charged with is crack lol  just to make this a racist comment i googled white athletes gone crazy and nothing as entertaining came up one the first page bahahaha this story made me laugh

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5QMG562YCRUSRT3XGH3WJITGAQ Justin

    You were a human being well before they began to recognize it. I’m an educated, well-spoken, black man, and there are still plenty of people who act that way towards me. That guy was under the influence of a substance.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5QMG562YCRUSRT3XGH3WJITGAQ Justin

    By work, she meant practice the game. You’re a very ignorant person. Are you college educated, if so, do you discredit those studying dance or orchestral performance as well? Get real.

  • Anonymous

    You said, “if you blacks try to improve yourself…” and then try to say you are not racist.  Yet, you attribute what 1 black man did to all black people?   What if I said that about people of Hispanic descent?  You would be screaming I am racist because I am black.  Also, you talk about someone imporving themselves, look at what you wrote… Buddy, you need some improvement… Need to clean your own house before you tell black people what they need to do…  So, it seems that you think you are accepted because you are racist like they are… and you think being able to make racist statements about black people makes you a human being…

  • Anonymous

    I hit that I liked your comment by mistake… What I have to say to you is:  This Country would be better than it is if we did more things like you are obviously complaining about, more programs for the people who need it and less buildings, (Towers of Babel.”

  • Anonymous

    Or the way a person who experiences it on a 24/7 basis hears it on a 24/7 basis… feels it on a 24/7 basis… and would like to get away from it on a 24/7 basis…  And don’t give me any of the crap about you being discriminated against because you are accepted when we are not…  They were lynching us, (and still are), back in the day and they were calling you Latin Lovers and the women were swooning over you.

  • Anonymous

    Said what I had to say…

  • Anonymous

    The boy obviously did wrong but, what he did and the way he did it definitely indicates that the boy has a problem…He Needs Help…i don’t know if it is a drug problem or if it is something deeper or both and/or more but he has a problem and someone had best address it before he really does something bad… think about it.  Help now or face the possibility of another mass murder or something worse…

  • Anonymous

    What about the one in the article?  Did you forget the 3 point stance that was mentioned?  “It ain’t easy being cheezy.”

  • Anonymous

    I get kicked off a team and my first thought would be to get naked and run through a convenience store.  It’s what most people would do, isn’t it?

  • Anonymous

    I think the fear of not being able to succeed at what he believed was his way out and up is what prompted him to act in a irresponsible manner. He saw his life going down the toilet, and it literally drove him crazy.  I hope he gets a second chance.  He was frightened to death about his future.  He made a mistake and felt that his life was over.  Pray for him even if you do not understand his plight, pray please.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with momof3men.  He should be given a 2nd chance. Why did he get kicked off the team for missing JUST 1 game?  Other players do some worse things, and they get another chance to make it up.  I’m just saying………………………………………it’s very evident that the punishment for some players is not equitable across the board.  Some players get punished more harshly than others (if you get my drift)  Perhaps he had a legitimate reason for mssing a game.  Did the coach ever ask him why he missed the game?  His mom could have been sick or maybe he’s taking care of his siblings and one had to be taken to the emergency room. Every situation is different. There could be mitigating circumstances that should be handled on a case-by-case basis.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BKX3AWP6BCB2ZFSIJDON6DUN4Y Tramekia

    SOUNDS LIKE HE WAS DRUGGED…. !!  i  DON’T ALWAYS THINK THE WORST BECAUSE HE IS A  YOUNG BLACK MAN ….  IT COULD BE ANY ONES SON…. OR DAUGHTER ….  THE RIGHT THING TO DO  WOULD BE TO  PRAY FOR HIM AND  HOPE HE RECOVERS ….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DZ7BEIMGPMRYBE5NOTQCCLHTJQ Vandellish

    LOLOLOL…Bottom line is dude has some serious and needs help in a big way. Hopefully some of the people at the school and his parents will be able to help him get through this.
    I roll on the floor and laugh whenever I hear some of the cowardly racist comments here. Race has nothing to do with this story and seems like a go-to-move for people on message boards these days.
    Black person makes a mistake…here comes the chicken sh!t peanut gallery on how ALL blacks do the same negative things. Truth is, there are good and bad people of ALL races, ages and genders. Remember that before you make such sweepingly stereotypical judgements.

  • Fa Brown

    Lenny is a good friend of mine I grew up with him back in Philly and this is sooo NOT-HIM, they said he was drinking prior to this and I’m sure someone MUST have put something in his drink, a mickey of some sort or something you can clearly tell by the bizarre behavior. So people please stop with these mean and judgmental comments, cause this is so not Lenny…You actually heard the A.D. say he was doing well in both school and on the court so there is something deeper going on here…I still can’t believe this