Brazilian soccer superstar Robinho, who plays for Manchester City in the English Premier League, is in the starting lineup for his club’s game tonight against Newcastle. That may not sound all that remarkable, until you learn that dude was having to get bailed out of jail this morning.
Robinho has been accused of sexual assault by an 18-year-old woman stemming from an incident at a nighclub in Leeds on January 14th. Last week, before being charged of anything, he took off from City’s training trip to the Canary Islands and returned home to Brazil for a week, saying he had some sort of family issue. He’s not the first soccer player to be accused of sexual misconduct in England, but if he’s found guilty he would be the first to get in any sort of actual trouble.
There’s really no good word to have in the same sentence as “rape.” Even “failed” indicates that one was going to take place, after all. But on the flip side, of all the words in the English language, few are worse to have in that context than “again.” That’s what they call criminal recidivism, and that’s where we find Dave Meggett, former New York Giant tailback and current sexual assault machine.
Meggett’s latest foray into sex crime (and according to the NEW YORK POST, there have been several) comes via North Charleston, S.C., where a 21-year-old woman (half Meggett’s age, mind you) told police that she awoke yesterday at 1 a.m. to find Meggett (whom she knew as “Mike”) sitting on her bed, demanding the $200 she owed him. When she couldn’t produce it, he allegedly raped her. What happened next is an exercise in stupidity so thorough, one wonders how it took 42 years for Meggett to be incarcerated for life: Read more…
If the name Art Shamsky rings a bell, you’re probably a huge Mets fan. The man hit .300 in the team’s magical 1969 World Series season, and he was briefly a public persona of note when he hosted a talk show on WFAN 660-AM after serving as the Mets’ play-by-play and color commentator for the station in the past.
(Maybe Lauren Hutton gave Shamsky the HPV?)
Well, now Shamsky’s known for something else: A bawdy sex suit being brought by his former wife, who alleges he “engaged in acts of adultery with both men and women,” without her knowledge, including “acts of ‘unprotected’ sexual and deviate sexual intercourse.” Oh, and it doesn’t matter if you were a man or woman, Shamsky was sleeping with both. Guess he became more of a switch hitter after he finished with the Mets.
Well, here’s not something you see every day. The entire marching band for the University of Wisconsin have been suspended from taking part in today’s game against Ohio State because of “allegations of hazing, alcohol abuse and sexual misconduct”.
According to ESPN.COM, when band director Mike Leckrone told the kids yesterday they’d be staying home, he felt like he “hit them between the eyes with a sledgehammer”. Which is probably the kind of hazing stuff that got them in trouble in the first place.
While the sordid details have yet to be released regarding exactly what went down - come on Smoking Gun, get on that! - if it’s anything like the band’s infamous 2006 Michigan trip, the description’s going to read like the Starr Report.
The Sacramento, CA, mayoral race has finally crossed the line from nasty to vindictive this week as the primary approaches June 3rd. Incumbent mayor and leading candidate Heather Fargo has asked the Sacramento police chief to reopen the sexual misconduct case against candidate and former NBA player Kevin Johnson.
Of course, Mayor Fargo wants us to know that the request has nothing to do with the mayoral race. Total coincidence. Unfortunately for her, the police work for the Sacramento city manager and not her, so all she can do is constantly bring up the 2007 allegation from a 17-year-old Sacramento girl (since recanted and dropped) to keep the sexual predator legacy alive.
NoWayKJ.com, set up by Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 447’s PAC, also doesn’t exactly place Kevin Johnson in a fine light. Neither were black leaders, who didn’t care much for the mailers that announced the Web site. Fargo totally didn’t have anything to do with that, though. She’s happy to let them keep at it, though, without interruption.
So what would Heather Fargo like you to avoid hearing about her over the din about Johnson?