For years, players have had a hard time controlling their emotions when they feel opposing crowds have just been too harsh. Sometimes they protest with vociferous argument. Sometimes they just roll their eyeballs. Occasionally, they take things a step further, and shoot the bird at the home crowd.
(It’s only cool when Johnny Cash does it)
Well, a New Jersey teenager got in on the act when she couldn’t hold back her emotion during a high school basketball game on Wednesday, charging on to the court to flip off the hosting school’s crowd … promptly earning herself an arrest for the on-court adventure.
THE BOSTON GLOBE reports today that Nick Kaczur, a starting offensive tackle for the AFC Champion New England Patriots, was pulled over for doing 76 in a 65 last April on the New York State Thruway. That’s when police discovered a “small amount of controlled substance for which he did not have a prescription” - oxycodone, a pain reliever.
He was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, punishable by up to a year in jail. That’s when Kaczur accepted an offer to help capture his dealer by making three more purchases from him at $4,000 apiece. Police arrested the alleged dealer, Daniel Ekasala, at the last purchase on May 13th.
The NFL, the New England Patriots, the New York attorney general’s office and Kaczur had no comment. Having said that, Kaczur’s no comment was the most colorful: “I don’t know what you’re talking about, bro.”