February 06, 2004

"Only Urbanek-Bach was charged with a crime on Thursday night, after police examined a recording on one player's cell phone camera, the News reported Friday." First time I've heard of those cell phone cameras doing something good, if anything can be taken as good from this story.

posted by garfield to basketball at 01:02 PM - 9 comments

well, the story had appeal to me.

posted by garfield at 03:39 PM on February 06, 2004

What da hell is a "permanent suspension?" Isn't that an expulsion?

posted by deadcowdan at 04:26 PM on February 06, 2004

Dan, maybe it means he can remain in school, but is no longer on the team. I don't know, but maybe. I don't follow NCAA b-ball all that much, but St. Johns has had quite the fall from grace, huh?

posted by 86 at 05:31 PM on February 06, 2004

There's a lesson to be learned here. Always pay your pro the agreed upon amount. It's not like they are in a regulated business and won't resort to any means necessary to get their $$$ or tarnish your rep.

posted by usfbull at 05:47 PM on February 06, 2004

...but St. Johns has had quite the fall from grace, huh? They beat the new Ben Howland UCLA pretty badly a few weeks back, which doesn't say much for UCLA, then, does it?

posted by billsaysthis at 05:49 PM on February 06, 2004

University athletics spokesman Dominic Scianna said the school also permanently suspended leading scorer Elijah Ingram, a sophomore, and senior Abraham Keita, pending expulsion hearings. It appears to be an interim expulsion. I wonder how the academic standards of these fellas match up with the rest of the students at St. John's?

posted by wfrazerjr at 07:40 PM on February 06, 2004

Wow, this is a confusing story. It made a lot more sense before she admitted to making it up. Now it's not clear what the basketball players did that was wrong. Legally nothing I guess, since not paying for prostitution isn't a crime. Though the Catholic-ness of the school lets them be punished by the school for pretty much anything that's sufficiently sinlike. (Like an orgy.) Can they expel you from the school for violating sports team rules? That sounds a bit transparent.

posted by Smackfu at 12:21 AM on February 07, 2004

Here's another sports/camera related story. Northeastern University (Boston, MA) has posted pictures of vandals celebrating after the SuperBowl in hopes of bringing them to justice. I will never understand why college kids feel the need to riot.

posted by usfbull at 09:51 AM on February 07, 2004

jerseygirl, is this guy any relation of yours?

posted by dusted at 11:08 AM on February 07, 2004

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