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#pounditThursday, August 13, 2020

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Isaiah Crowell kicked off Georgia football team for weapons arrest

Georgia has dismissed Isaiah Crowell from the team after the sophomore running back was arrested and brought up on felony gun charges early Friday morning. Here’s The AP:

Crowell was arrested at a vehicle checkpoint on the Georgia campus at around 2:20 a.m., according to Athens-Clarke Police Department spokeswoman Hilda Sorrow. Among the charges he faces are carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon on school property.

Crowell consented to a search after officers smelled marijuana in the vehicle. Police found a 9-millimeter Luger pistol under the driver’s seat with an altered serial number.

The tailback was released on $9,500 bond. He faces a fine of up to $10,000 and, if found guilty, two to 10 years in the clink for possessing the weapon and one to five years for the tampered serial number.

Crowell, 19, spent just a year on campus following a decorated prep career. Rated a five-star caliber recruit by Rivals, he was one of the top-ranked running backs in the class of 2011. On National Signing Day, he brought out a bulldog puppy to announce his intent to play for Georgia.

Even as a freshman, the puppy lover was Georgia’s top rusher with 850 yards. He was suspended for the Bulldogs’ game against New Mexico State after he and two other teammates failed a drug test. However, in March, Mark Richt commended Crowell for “definitely growing up.”

But the ever-so-righteous Bulldogs coach didn’t so much as mention Crowell’s name in a statement part of the brief news release that announced the dismissal.

“We have a dedicated and committed group of men who are working hard to prepare for the coming season,” Richt said. “Our total focus will be directed toward the team and this effort.”

Photo: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Junior hockey coach Martin Tremblay trips 13-year-old boy during handshakes, gives him broken wrist, flips off crowd (Video)

A junior hockey coach in Vancouver has reportedly been arrested and released and is awaiting charges after he tripped a 13-year-old boy during a postgame handshake line last weekend. The UBC Hornets coach, Martin Tremblay, had just coached his team to a 5-4 victory before the classless postgame antics were unleashed. As you can see from the video above that Richmond Steel manager Tammy Hohlweg shared with LarryBrownSports.com, Tremblay clearly tripped two of the Richmond players.

Hohlweg, who saw the entire situation unfold, says one of the boys who was tripped suffered a broken wrist and will be in a cast for two weeks.

“He was just trying to shake hands,” Hohlweg explained. “The game was over. No matter what happens in a game, our rule is you shake hands, you do what you’re supposed to do at the end.”

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Knucklehead Carlos Sturgus identified in shooting because of Yankees tattoo on forehead (Picture)

21-year-old Carlos Sturgus of Mesa, Arizona, was arrested last week for shooting another man. Sturgus was apparently arguing with another man on the balcony of his apartment, and when the man left, Sturgus began shooting at him. A shootout ensued, and one of Sturgus’ shots apparently struck the other man in the back.

According to the Phoenix New Times, Sturgus was found by detectives in Glendale, Arizona, after a witness identified him.

I’ll bet you’ll never guess how he was identified. And no, it wasn’t because of the sneakers he was wearing.

A neighbor helped identify Sturgus to police by informing them he had a Yankees tattoo on his forehead.

He also reportedly told police he was carrying the gun because “he has robbed many people in Mesa and many people want to kill him…”

I’d say something about how dumb this guy is for confessing robberies to the cops while he’s wanted for possession of a firearm and assault with a deadly weapon, but then again, this is the same guy who got a Yankees tattoo on his forehead. You almost have to expect stupidity from stupidity. He’s actually doing the public a favor by getting a tattoo like that because it’s just a shortcut that let’s us all know what an idiot he is.

H/T Deadspin

Chinese soccer fan Jiang Xiaoshan dies after going 11 days without sleep to watch Euro 2012

What likely started out as a cool idea to prove what a devoted soccer fan he is turned out to be fatal for one Chinese man.

26-year-old Jiang Xiaoshan died last week after going 11 days without sleep so he could watch every game of the Euro 2012 soccer tournament.

Jiang Xiaoshan, who was said to be supporting England and France in the tournament, went to his home around 5am on Tuesday, took a shower, went to bed, and never woke up.

He apparently would go to work and then stay up to watch all the soccer games. Alcohol and tobacco use combined with his lack of sleep reportedly contributed to a weakened immune system, which led to his death.

Look, I know it sounds like a cool idea to prove how dedicated you are, but come on. Going 11 days without sleep? You can’t do that to yourself otherwise you’ll die. Like this guy did. I guess soccer fans can be every bit as foolish as video gamers who refuse to give their bodies a break.

Joe Amendola asks if CNN interviewer is ‘somebody cute’ (Video)

Joe Amendola was already going to be disliked because of whom he was defending. But his actions, personality, and behavior throughout his time representing Jerry Sandusky has been a huge turnoff to the public.

Amendola has taken many ill-advised steps throughout his time defending Sandusky. His most notable mistake was putting his client on the spot for a phone interview with NBC where a confession was arguably given. Amendola then couldn’t stick to a judge’s gag order before the verdict was released, and when he was getting prepared to do an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Friday night after the verdict was announced, he acted like a complete imbecile.

When approached to do the interview, Amendola asked “With who? Somebody cute?”

Amendola had a shady grin on his face as he said it, and he thought he was hilarious. But he didn’t realize two things: 1) he was being broadcast on live TV 2) that was no time to joke around.

Outside of Sandusky, it’s arguable that nobody came out looking worse than Joe Amendola. But did we expect anything less from him?

H/T Bad Girls Sports
Video via @Jose3030

A wasted Dennis Rodman allegedly demanded to see his son, and then took him out to breakfast for Jager shots

From the sounds of things, Dennis Rodman is every bit as crazy as we always thought.

According to TMZ, Rodman’s ex-wife Michelle obtained a restraining order against her ex-husband in response to an incident last month when Dennis allegedly barged into her house at 2:30 am and demanded to see the couple’s 11-year-old son.

The details of the alleged incident are phenomenal. From TMZ:

Michelle said Dennis attacked her when she refused, shoving her onto a bed, then took off — only to return hours later, still intoxicated, asking to take their son to breakfast. Michelle obliged … on the condition she came with.

At breakfast, Michelle said Dennis got even more wasted — ordering 4-6 shots of Jägermeister … in front of the kid … and downing them all. She claimed Dennis then repeatedly made comments about her boyfriend, saying, “You’re f**king this white guy!”

A judge reportedly granted Michelle a temporary restraining order that prevents Rodman from contacting his wife or their children.

And he claimed he didn’t have an alcohol problem? Yeah, like we’re going to buy that one. Who the heck drinks a half-dozen Jager shots for breakfast? This dude has serious problems (but you already knew that).

Harvey Updyke reportedly admitted he poisoned Auburn trees

Jury selection for Harvey Updyke’s trial began this week, and the alleged Toomer’s Corner oaks poisoner reportedly has already admitted his guilt.

Andrew Yawn of The Auburn Plainsman — Auburn University’s student newspaper — says he approached Updyke at the Lee County Justice Center on Tuesday, identified himself as a reporter, and received a voluntary confession.

“Did I do it? Yes,” Updyke told Yawn.

Updyke apparently complained about his health and said he thought he was going to pass out throughout the morning while jury selection was taking place. He also believes his fate is sealed.

“They’re going to find me guilty… it’s a done deal,” Updyke said. “I don’t think I’m going to get a fair trial.”

Updyke reportedly expressed remorse to Yawn and said the event ruined his life.

Given all the back-and-forth that’s gone on, including Updyke’s claim he was assaulted, I think Harvey was underestimating himself when he said he’s a “very unhealthy Alabama fan.”

He is very clearly just an unhealthy person.