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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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Hockey coach Martin Tremblay sentenced to 15 days in jail for tripping 13-year-old

Remember last summer when we shared with you the story of Martin Tremblay, a junior hockey coach who intentionally tripped a 13-year-old in the handshake line after the game? According to CBC News, Tremblay is going to spend a little time in jail.

The 48-year-old coach was sentenced to 15 days in jail and 12 months probation on Tuesday, with Judge Patrick Chen describing the incident as a “cowardly sucker punch” and scolding Tremblay for abusing his position of trust as a coach of young children. Tremblay’s attorney, Robert Bellows, said his client would not be making an appeal after pleading guilty to two counts of assault in November.

“He’s rebuilding his life after this incident,” Bellows told reporters in British Columbia, adding that the incident has strained Tremblay’s marriage and resulted in a number of lost contracts for his construction business. “It’s horrible. He put in years and years coaching hockey, he put in years and years as a scout master. And that all over … because of one incident when he was off his antidepressants for three weeks.”

Everyone makes mistakes, but there’s just no excuse for assaulting a child and behaving like that when parents are trusting you to do anything you can to keep their kids safe. Had the trip not resulted in a broken wrist for a 10-year-old, the punishment may not have been as harsh. That’s what happens when you don’t think before you act.

H/T Deadspin

Oblivious ring card girl continues working after fighter is knocked out (Video)

Ring card girl Kristina SpragueIs this the most oblivious ring card girl in history? Without a doubt.

This chick was so clueless that she walked around the ring holding up a card signifying the second round was coming even though the losing fighter was laying sprawled out on the ground after being knocked the f— out.

This video began circulating on MMA forum Underground a few days ago and went viral on Friday. With a little bit of digging, we were able to figure out the girl’s identity.

Miss clueless is a young woman named Kristina Sprague (ID’d in this photo). Sprague models for lingerie/sex toy company Mainely Naughty, which is a Maine-based company that provided the ring girls for New England Fights two weeks ago. NEF was hosting “Fight Night VI” on Feb. 2 in the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine, when this epic blunder occurred.

According to her profile on Mainely Naughty, Sprague “is an aspiring nurse, attending her 3rd year of school.”

Best of luck to the young lass in her scholastic pursuits. May she have better, more attentive days in the ring ahead of her.

Vince Young reportedly needed loan to throw himself $300,000 birthday party

Vince Young is in poor financial shape. That much we know. The former Tennessee Titans quarterback blew around $60 million in career earnings and is now in a dispute with his former financial adviser. The adviser claims Young took out an extremely high-interest loan during the NFL Lockout because he needed finances. Young claims he didn’t really know what he was signing — that he was misled — and that his former advisers misappropriated around $5.5 million of his funds. It’s up to you to decide whom to believe in the the situation, but there is one part of the story that must be shared.

Young’s former financial adviser, Ronnie Peoples, says he arranged for Young to have a seven-figure loan taken out during the lockout because the quarterback had committed around $300,000 to spend on his birthday party and needed the money to cover the expenses, The Associated Press reports. Young’s birthday is May 18, 1983, so he would have been turning 28 at the time and probably had gone months without getting a paycheck since the NFL was in the offseason. $1.9 million was borrowed from Pro Player Funding, L.L.C., at 20 percent interest. Pro Player Funding is seeking reimbursement for the loan.

I don’t doubt that Young signed stuff he had no understanding of, but that’s probably because he thought he had limitless funds and didn’t care enough to pay close attention. He’s probably only claiming now he was misled because he’s lost it all and he never thought that would happen. Just look at his alleged spending habits around the Nashville area to understand what kind of spender he was.

Fred Smoot reportedly peed his pants while being arrested for DUI

Fred-Smoot-RedskinsFred Smoot was an above-average cornerback during his NFL career with the Washington Redskins and the Minnesota Vikings, but his life off of the football field is much more entertaining than watching him play was. The same Smoot that once did some nasty things on a boat back in 2005 was arrested for driving while under the influence on Dec. 30.

Big deal, right? Happens all the time. While that may be true, it’s not everyday that we get to talk about a former NFL player who pissed his pants while he was handcuffed. We’ll let The Washingtonian take it from here:

Smoot told the Capitol Police officer that he’d had one drink, according to the affidavit, and agreed to a field sobriety test. During a series of tests, Smoot demonstrated ‘many clues of impairment,’ including swaying noticeably, Carll said in the affidavit.

Smoot was subsequently arrested and taken to the Capitol Police headquarters at 119 D Street, Northeast, for processing, where he twice refused to take a breathalyzer test.

‘During processing, in the service area, while handcuffed, the [defendant] peed his pants creating a puddle on the floor,’ Carll said in the affidavit. ‘[A police officer] witnessed the urine running down his pant leg and onto the floor. [Smoot] did not express that he had to use the restroom.’”

Smoot pleaded not guilty to his DUI charge on Jan. 17 and a status hearing is scheduled for Feb. 19. He wasn’t drunk — he just really, really, really had to go to the bathroom. I know a certain Vikings fan who might be able to relate.

H/T Deadspin

Five people arrested for stealing hockey gear, accidentally selling it back to police

Five people were reportedly arrested in Fresno, Cali. on Monday in a very unique sting operation that involved recovering thousands of dollars worth of hockey gear that was stolen from two Fresno Monsters players.

According to KSEE 24 News, the roughly $6,000 in equipment was stolen from goalie Justin Herbert and defenseman Dalton Holt back on Oct. 19. Sgt. Tim Tietjen of the Fresno police auto theft team said someone recently contacted one of the players on Facebook and offered to sell the stolen gear back to them for $650. The players informed authorities, and the police set up a phone call with the thieves to arrange to get the equipment back.

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Indiana Fever fan arrested for public intoxication while celebrating team’s WNBA championship

Here is a story full of all kinds of awesome.

The Indianapolis Star reports that an Indiana Fever fan was arrested on Monday night for public intoxication after admitting to police she was drinking to celebrate the team’s WNBA championship.

According to the story, a 43-year-old woman stumbled into a police investigation into another matter and had to use a policeman to stand up. She allegedly resisted the police’s effort to handcuff her, and actually admitted she was drunk.

“Baby, I’m celebrating the Fever winning the championship,” the fan told police, according to the report. “I’m loaded. I ain’t gonna lie.”

Let’s try to break down all the amazing aspects of this story.

1) This is confirmation the WNBA has fans.
2) People actually get excited about their team winning WNBA championships.
3) The fan was so excited, she was still partying A DAY AFTER the team won the title.
4) She didn’t even try denying to police that she was drunk.

I’m still stunned.

Big thanks to Hot Clicks for sharing the story
Photo: Indiana Fever/Twitter

Missouri video coordinator paid $7,605 strip club bill with school credit card

The University of Missouri is cracking down on school-issued credit cards after an audit revealed absurd spending by school employees.

According to the Associated Press, athletic department Director of Video Operations Michael Schumacher charged $7,605.50 to his school-issued card during a May 5, 2011, visit to Olympic Garden strip club in Las Vegas. The AP says one of the two charges at the strip club included a $2,000 tip on a $4,400 bill.

Schumacher apparently was traveling alone and representing the school at a professional conference when he visited the strip club. Thankfully he paid back the charges.

The audit also flagged a $3,000 dinner several members of the basketball staff had at a Texas steakhouse. The school has deactivated 32 of the 120 credit cards that had been issued to school employees before the audit.

I just have to ask a few questions here. Which is dumber, spending $7,605 at a strip club, or paying for it with a school credit card? I suppose if you’re stupid (and hammered) enough to spend $7,605 at a strip club, you’re probably also dumb enough to think that paying for it with a school-issued credit card is a good idea.

What did he do, get a lap dance from all 300 girls in the club? Spend hours in the champagne room getting the Stu Price treatment? How can Missouri still employ this person? Oh I know, because they also employ Gary Pinkel.

H/T Bryan D Fischer