Thursday, May 6, 2010


Various media outlets are now reporting on previous run-ins with the law involving George Huguley, the UVa student accused of murdering fellow student Yeardley Love.

You can expect some anti-lacrosse-NCAA-sports-cause-violence backlash on this one, and some of that started to sneak in this morning at the end of a piece on the Today show.

That said, police records show that Huguley was involved in at least two incidents in Florida and one in Virginia.

The Washington Examiner reports Thursday that Huguely was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor in 2007 in Palm Beach County, where his family has a home.

A year later, a report details an incident in which Huguely got into a "very heated" argument with his father and cousin on a 40-foot fishing boat. According to the deputies working the case, Huguely wanted to go back to the beach, but his father would only take him home, so he dove into the Atlantic and swam a quarter-mile to shore.

Huguely also plead guilty to public drunkenness in Lexington, Va., in 2008. In that incident, he was Tasered by police and shouted "I'll kill all you bitches" to a female officer, according to police accounts of the arrest.

University officials said that they were unaware of the Lexington incident, but students are required to report such events.

News of other legal troubles comes a day after reports that a police search of George Huguely's apartment recovered a T-shirt with a red stain and a letter addressed to Yeardley Love, according to a Charlottesville newspaper.Police are also investigating whether alcohol played a role in the incident that lead to Love's death.

Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy J. Longo Sr. said no blood-alcohol tests of Huguely were conducted because too much time had passed by the time he spoke with police Monday morning.

But roommates who discovered Love, and who presumably knew her whereabouts earlier in the day, "assumed that alcohol might have been involved," he said.


Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor (a former UNC Tar Heel) was arrested Thursday in connection with a reported rape in the New York City suburbs, police said.

Ramapo Detective Lt. Brad Weidel said the former New York Giants linebacker had not been formally charged, but that police were investigating a reported rape that occurred earlier Thursday at a hotel in Montebello.

Police said they would hold a news conference Thursday afternoon.

Taylor, 51, was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1999 and competed in ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” last year. He had a highly publicized struggle with drug addiction and has had multiple legal run-ins in retirement.

In 2001, Taylor was convicted of possessing drug paraphernalia in New Jersey. The conviction stemmed from the September 1998 discovery in a hotel room of a butane torch and other materials commonly used to smoke crack.

In 1996 and 1997, he was arrested in South Carolina and Florida on drug charges. In those cases, he either admitted his guilt or agreed to enter a pretrial intervention program.

In 2000, he drew five years of federal probation for filing false tax returns and for tax evasion.


The Better Marriage Blanket: Carbon-layered for her pleasure?

First off, we aren't making this up.

Who could?


Enter the "Better Marriage Blanket" designed to keep flatulence from ruining the marriage bed.
Yes, it's a blanket that is a filter for butt-music.

Nice, Better Marriage Blanket, NICE!

According to their website:

The Better Marriage Blanket is made using the same kind of activated carbon fabric found in Military Chemical Suits.

As a science teacher, I had used activated carbon in my laboratory lessons and was aware that chemicals and gasses are absorbed in millions of microscopic pores in each tiny particle of activated carbon. (See "The Blanket"). This principal is what makes The Blanket so effective! Activated Carbon is well known in Science and Industry for its odor absorbing properties. It is safe and non-allergenic."

As the folks at D-Listed put it so appropriately "If only they made a version for dogs…"


According to ACC Now via the Long Beach Press-Telegram, David and Travis (pictured) Wear on transferring out of UNC.

According the story, the brothers' father said he discussed the decision with Ol’ Roy on Wednesday night by telephone and that he hoped his sons would be released from their scholarship agreements as early as today.

The twins departure would be a blow for the Heels. Already looking thin at forward next season with the departure of Ed Davis to the NBA, North Carolin will be looking for lots of production from John Henson and Tyler Zeller.

David Wear averaged 4 points and 1.7 rebounds in 27 games before having hip surgery that ended his season prematurely; he is not expected to be able to return to the court until June.

Travis Wear averaged 3.5 points and 2.2 rebounds.

No reason was given for the transfers.


Earlier this week N.C. State informed Athletic Director Lee Fowler that he had six weeks to find a new job. This was no big shock as Wolfpack Nation has been grumbling about underachieving in the major sports for a few years now.

Evidently, hiis exit has been in the works since before Chancellor Randy Woodson joined the school in April from Purdue. By March 23, Woodson said, then interim Chancellor Jim Woodward had told Fowler that he needed to be looking for a job and that the university would help by not announcing his departure until May.

Fowler, 58, will work through June 30 and will be paid through the remainder of his contract, $280,000 annually, until September 2013.

Now guess who wants to be the new A.D.?

How about the head of the Wolfpack boosters?

Not kidding.

However, not all the news coming from Raleigh is bad/crazy. C.J. Leslie committed to N.C. State on Wednesday afternoon. The 6-foot-8 forward from Raleigh Word of God is one of the top high school basketball players in the country. In addition, rising senior Tracy Smith is coming back to school to play hoops.

To read more about the new A.D. candidate, click here.


SAYING GOODBYE. Students hold candles during a memorial service for slain University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love at the school in Charlottesville, Va., Wednesday,May 5, 2010.

(AP Photo/Steve Helber)


MAKING A STATEMENT. Steve Nash #13 of the Phoenix Suns handles the ball under pressure from Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs during Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals on May 5, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.

The team wore "Los Suns" jerseys on Cinco de Mayo in response to an anti-immigration law recently passed in Arizona. The Suns defeated the Spurs 110-102 to take a 2-0 series lead.

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


George Huguely (#11), the Virginia lacrosse player suspected of killing a member of the women’s team, told police he shook the victim and hit her head repeatedly against a wall, according to a court document in the case.

In spite of that, Huguely’s attorney Francis Lawrence, said he was confident the death was not intentional.

“We are confident that Ms. Love’s death was not intended, but an accident with a tragic outcome,” Lawrence told reporters. He did not elaborate and said he would have no further comment.

An affidavit filed with a search warrant said police found Yeardley Love, 22, face down in her bedroom with a pool of blood on her pillow, a large bruise on her face and one eye swollen shut.

Police said the suspect, George Huguely, told them he had an altercation with Love and had kicked in her door.

To read more, click here.

Monday, May 3, 2010


Yeardley Love, a senior at University of Virginia and a member of the women’s lacrosse team, was found dead in her apartment early this morning.

Police charged 22-year-old George Huguely, an anthropology major from Chevy Chase, Md., with first-degree murder, but have said little else about the alleged crime. Huguely is a member of the UVa men's lacrosse team.

A Cockeysville, Md., native, Love essentially grew up in one of lacrosse’s biggest hotbeds. She was named second-team all-Baltimore County by the Baltimore Sun in 2005. As a freshman at Virginia in 2007, Love - a defender who wore uniform No. 1 - was part of the Cavaliers’ team that made it to the NCAA championship in Philadelphia.

As a junior, Love started nine of the team’s 16 games. This season, she started three

“Everyone here who knew Yeardley is really struck with disbelief and devastation,” said Cami Colarossi, the school’s director of communications. “She was a lovely girl. All the teachers who knew her - she was just a lovely girl.”

To read more, click here.


Arcadia Stables’ Bubble Economy survived a rough landing on the final fence, regained his momentum and passed Bon Caddo in deep stretch to win the $75,000 Virginia Gold Cup. It was Bubble Economy’s second Gold Cup victory in the past three years. The eleven-year-old won in 2008 and was second in 2009.

The win was the 12th over jumps for the Jack Fisher-trained Pennsylvania-bred. The win pushed his earnings past the $388,000 mark.

To read more at Steeplechase Times, click here.

(Photo by Tracy A. Woodward-The Washington Post)


The field leaves the gate at the start of the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 1, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Jockey Martin Garcia atop Conveyance leads the field around turn one during the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 1, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Calvin "Bo-rail" Borel rides Super Saver to the finish line for the win in the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 1, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Borel celebrates atop Super Saver after winning the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 1, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Borel kisses owner Bill Casner's wife Susan after after winning the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby atop Super Saver on May 1, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Skip Copnick and Charles Matasich stand in the rain prior to the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 1, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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