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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Darwin Nominees

Marcus Vick claimed he was racially profiled for his DUI arrest?

Marcus VickSince it occurred around New Year’s, you may have missed that Marcus Vick was arrested (again).

Vick, the younger brother of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, was arrested on a DUI charge early Monday morning. Police in Forsyth County said he was pulled over for driving with expired registration. He did not have a driver’s license on him, and officers smelled marijuana on his breath.

The Forsyth News reports that Vick and his passenger admitted to police that they smoked some weed before leaving the house.

Vick agreed to a blood test and was later booked in jail. He was charged with DUI-drugs, no license and expired registration, per the Forsyth News. He was released later that night after posting bond.

Given Marcus’ history of creating problems and getting in legal trouble, you think that he would just own it and admit his mistakes. But that’s not how Marcus rolls.

The same night he was released from jail, Marcus sent this tweet indicating he felt he was racially profiled for driving a fancy car when he was pulled over:

Marcus Vick twitter

Class act as always, that Marcus Vick. Hey Marcus, here’s an idea: don’t smoke weed before you drive, get updated registration, and carry your license, and then you won’t have problems! Don’t blame others, blame yourself.

H/T Crossing Broad

Bears DT Henry Melton allegedly bit restaurant manager during arrest, had bloody mug shot

Henry Melton mug shot

Injured Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton was arrested on charges of public intoxication and assault following an incident at a bar on Saturday night/early Sunday morning in Texas, and he was all bloody in his mug shot.

The allegations Melton is facing are actually pretty humorous. Grapevine police Sgt. Robert Eberling says Melton was arrested after becoming belligerent at Chill Sports Bar when he was asked to leave. Eberling says Melton punched the bar manager in the face and bit his arm.

Four bar staffers were needed to restrain the 27-year-old lineman, who has been on IR since tearing his ACL in Week 3.

Melton signed a franchise tag before the season and will be a free agent after the season.

You know, receiving a franchise tag bites when you’re a guy looking for a long-term deal, but Melton has been cutting his teeth in the league for several years now and stands to sign with a team before next season once he heals. It was bloody unfortunate for him to get hurt the year he signed his franchise tag, but if everything cuts well for him, he should be back in business before long.

Woman killed for not being upset enough over Alabama’s Iron Bowl loss

Adrian Laroze Briskey mug shot

A woman was killed after Alabama’s loss to Auburn in the Iron Bowl on Saturday because she wasn’t upset enough about the Crimson Tide’s defeat, one witness says.

Michelle Shepherd, 36, was murdered on Saturday at an Iron Bowl viewing party, and 28-year-old Adrian Laroze Briskey has been charged in the killing. Shepherd’s sister said she witnessed the killing and has no doubt it was about the game, according to The Associated Press.

Nekesa Sheperd says Briskey became enraged when the sisters joked that the Alabama loss wasn’t as bad as the Miami Heat losing.

“She said we weren’t real Alabama fans because it didn’t bother us that they lost. And then she started shooting,” Shepherd told The Associated Press.

The AP reports that Shepherd said Briskey drank multiple shots of alcohol during the game and “went crazy” when she heard people joking after ‘Bama lost.

“It was over a football game,” said Shepherd. “I’m never going to forget it because she died in my arms.”

Friends told My Fox Alabama that Michelle Sheperd was a neutral fan when it came to the Iron Bowl, but was an avid Miami Heat fan. She was shot three times and died. A murder warrant was issued for Briskey, whose bond was set at $75,000. She was moved from a city to county jail.

The Sheperds were invited to the Hoover party and attended with about two dozen others. They did not know Briskey prior to the evening.

Sheperd leaves behind three young children.

This is obviously a sickening and disturbing story but, unfortunately, it’s not too surprising. This is the same fanbase that has produced the likes of Toomer’s Corner tree poisoner Harvey Updyke, so nothing seems out of the ordinary now. But this is a horrific story and we feel terribly for Sheperd and her family, and we hope that Briskey is brought to justice.

Here is WBRC’s report on the subject:

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Bills fan who fell from upper deck lost job, banned from stadium, could face charges

Bills fan falls

Just in case you’re ever thinking about sliding down the railing in the upper deck at your favorite team’s stadium, remember that there might be consequences.

Rob Hopkins, the Buffalo Bills fan who fell over the railing of the 300 Level at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday and landed on a fan sitting below in the 200 Level, lost his job, has been banned from the stadium and could face criminal charges, per WKBW.

While Hopkins sustained a shoulder injury, the person he landed on complained of a head injury. The Bills announced on Monday that Hopkins would be banned from the stadium.

“The irresponsible behavior that occurred at yesterday’s game by the fan who fell from the upper deck is a violation of our Fan Code of Conduct and cannot, and will not, be tolerated. This individual will not be permitted back into Ralph Wilson Stadium.”

Hopkins worked for Eric Mower + Associates in Buffalo. They put out a statement saying Hopkins is no longer employed by them.

“EMA is very concerned about Sunday’s incident at the Buffalo Bills’ game and we are relieved that the injured were released from the hospital. Rob Hopkins is no longer employed by EMA.”

WKBW says Hopkins could face criminal charges, but they did not specify what the charges might be.

Below is video of the incident:

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Jason Snelling arrested for weed possession, tried to eat it

Jason Snelling Falcons

Atlanta Falcons fullback Jason Snelling was arrested for marijuana possession on Friday, and his attempt to eat the evidence didn’t work out too well.

According to the Barrow County News, a Winder Police Department officer observed Snelling’s black Lincoln Navigator unable to stay in its lane around 3:30 a.m and pulled him over. During the traffic stop, the officer noticed a strong smell of marijuana in the car. Snelling admitted to the officer that he was smoking at a friend’s home earlier in the night and that he had a small amount of weed in his car. Another officer noticed Snelling repeatedly trying to swallow during their conversation and asked him to open his mouth. The officer saw green leafy particles in Snelling’s mouth. Snelling denied that he was trying to eat the evidence.

In addition to being cited for not driving in his lane, marijuana possession and possession of drug-related materials, Snelling reportedly was also cited for having an expired or no driver’s license, no registration and failure to maintain insurance. Dude hit the superfecta of automobile arrests. Of course, he’ll probably get off very easily since these are all pretty minor offenses, but that eating the evidence part is pretty funny.

Super drunk driver said Michigan’s pathetic offense drove him to drink

Al Borges MichiganA Michigan man arrested on drunken driving charges two weekends ago said the Wolverines’ pathetic performance against Michigan State led to him getting smashed. True story.

The Dearborn Press & Guide says a 25-year-old man who was super drunk and had urinated himself, was arrested by police around 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 3, not too long after Michigan lost 29-6 at Michigan State. Officers were called after an employee said he saw a car parked for 90 minutes. Officers found the man with his head on his arm. He was asleep and they had to reach in and turn off the ignition.

The Press & Guide also provide this description:

The man appeared confused and disoriented. His speech was slurred, his eyes were watery and bloodshot and he smelled of alcohol. He said he was “drunk,” he had “a lot” of alcohol and urinated on himself.

The guy’s BAC was 0.24 percent. That’s not too far off from Vodka Samm, who blew a .341. The guy told police he was driven to drink by Michigan’s terrible game. He also complained about offensive coordinator Al Borges’ (pictured) play-calling, which resulted in -48 yards rushing. This dude is a hardcore fan, man.

Helmet smack to Deadspin

Freddie Mitchell gets 37 months in prison for tax fraud scheme

Freddie MitchellFreddie Mitchell always appeared to have a screw loose, so it’s no surprise that he is going to spend the next several years behind bars.

TMZ reported on Tuesday that the former Philadelphia Eagles receiver was sentenced to 37 months in prison for his role in a tax fraud scheme. Mitchell was facing 10 years in prison but struck a plea deal with prosecutors in March.

Mitchell told NBA player Drew Gooden that he knew a former IRS employee who could file his tax return and get millions back in a refund. Mitchell supposedly accepted payment from Gooden, created a fake take return, and received $2 million in a refund that he and his partners had deposited into their accounts.

Gooden was not accused of any wrongdoing in the case. Investigators learned of the scheme after Gooden filed his return and the IRS realized they had already paid a refund to him.

I wonder if Mr. 4th and 26 still wants to thank his hands for being so great.