The folks up in Tri-Cities, Washington, might want to reconsider who they just let roam the streets on bond. A former player for the area’s arena football minor league team (and really, is playing minor-league arena football really a professional sport at all?) has been bailed out of prison after allegedly punching several people and biting the fingertip off of a corrections officer.
(a recent photo of the defendant)
Yeah, you read that right. He bit an officer’s finger off. Apparently, Michael Hodges was taking steroids this past season. A lot of steroids. Enough to where he says he doesn’t remember any of the incidents where he assaulted various people. And while he’s awaiting trial, he’ll just be hanging out in the Tri-Cities region. The judge told him not to use any drugs while he’s out. I’m sure that will work. He’s like some sort of Incredible Hulk gone horribly wrong.
Until today, the Shoe Wars were always a metaphor. After all, it’s not like people were literally killed for wearing Nike or Reebok kicks. Or for stompin’ in their A-di-das for that matter. Well, now the shoemakers really have begotten violence, with Cleveland-area rapper Kid Cudi getting himself tasered, according to the blog FAKE TALK, at the All-Star Reebok party on Friday … for trying to wear Jordan brand sneakers on stage.
(The first taser victim on NBA All-Star Weekend: Kid Cudi!)
That’s right, not only is there a rapper named Kid Cudi, he’s dumb enough to think Reebok executives would be cool with him rapping on stage at their party with signature sneakers made by their biggest market competitor. Not a smart cat.
Two unidentified mixed martial arts fighters and a promoter were attacked by a group of ten men wielding a taser gun early Sunday morning in a robbery attempt at their hotel in Gatineau, Quebec.
Gatineau police would not identify the fighters by name but did say that they were involved in Freedom Fight mixed martial arts event at the Robert Guertin Arena in Gatineau. A third man who was also attacked was identified as one of the event’s promoters.
THE OTTAWA SUN reports, “Yesterday, one fighter was in a medically induced coma at hospital while the other was recuperating from serious injuries. The promoter was only slightly injured.”