Darren Sharper is facing life in prison following multiple rape charges.
He was arrested on two counts of rape in Los Angeles in January. Then in March he was indicted on two counts of sexual assault and three counts of “administering dangerous drugs” in Arizona.
He has been in prison since February after turning himself in following a warrant for his arrest in New Orleans.
He is accused of raping 9 women in 5 different states.
(Now former) Oklahoma State running back Tyreek Hill has been dismissed from the program after he was arrested on domestic abuse charges. He is accused of striking his girlfriend in the face and stomach and choking her. She was hospitalized for her injuries. Hill was also dismissed from the track team.
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A few months ago, NBA owners voted against NBA Draft lottery reform, which would have made the odds of acquiring a top pick more even across the 13 non-playoff teams. The idea was to remove the incentive for teams to “tank” in order to have the league’s worst record, and therefore best chance at a #1 draft pick. The reform was expected to pass, but in voting it down, the owners established that tanking will go on for at least another season and that the Philadelphia 76ers’ much-publicized experiment in blatant and shameless self-sabotage will continue.
Michigan head coach Brady Hoke is facing calls for his firing after the Wolverines’ shameful 2-3 start, and is landing additional criticism for leaving QB Shane Morris in the game after a big hit that looked like it might have concussed him.
“I don’t know if he had a concussion or not; I don’t know that. Shane’s a pretty competitive, tough kid. And Shane wanted to be the quarterback, and so, believe me, if he didn’t want to be, he would’ve come to the sideline or stayed down.”
When later asked if he noticed Morris looking “wobbly”:
“I didn’t see it. I can only answer for me.”
The Big 12 has asked Kansas State coach Bill Snyder to stop wearing years-old wind breakers to games which feature logos of bowl games that have either been renamed or which are not partnered with the Big 12 any more.
Time to do some shopping, coach.