I thought surfers were supposed to be mellow and laid-back almost to the point of unconsciousness - like Matthew McConaughey, but more stoned. Well, pro surfer Chris Ward seems to break the mold; he’s allegedly more like the pro surfing version of Pacman Jones. Actually, scratch that: even Jones hasn’t been accused of what the LOS ANGELES TIMES reports about today.
Ward - ranked No. 32 in the world - is competing in an event in Australia this weekend, but might have a lot more on his mind. An August trial date has been set in Mammoth, CA, over charges he punched three women, knocking one unconscious, during a brawl at a bar in January. The women had allegedly intervened when Ward threatened another woman with a “chunk of ice.”