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Apparently, Kenton County in Kentucky is THE place to be. Just ask pro wrestlers Chris Jericho and Greg Helms, as well as Rey Maualuga of the Cincinnati Bengals. Jericho and Helms were arrested
for an alcohol-related incident on the morning of January 27th, and two mornings later, Maualuga was arrested for driving under the influence
, which is, of course, alcohol-related as well.
Obviously, the party spot in the Northern Kentucky/lower-Cincinnati area is in Kenton County. Who knew?
So far, the Bengals haven’t issued any word related to punishment for their rookie linebacker; although, expect this to change rather quickly once more details are revealed and the law has taken its course.
In other news, Maualuga’s wearing an awesome smirk in his mug shot photo.
I’m not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing.
Brilliant find by Sportaphile
of ESPN’s Chris McKendry sharing a similar kind of enjoyment I had concerning the Corey Blount sentencing
. McKendry is obviously having a ball. Perhaps she understands difference in the Blount/blunt homophone.
Or maybe the “personal use” excuse seemed as silly to her as it did the sentencing judge.
In other news, today just hasn’t been Blount’s day. When normally straight-laced SportsCenter anchors are laughing at your expense — on top of getting your freedom revoked for a year — and your judge references Cheech and Chong in your sentence hearing, you’ve obviously seen better days.
As you can see in my lead image, every time I read about a drug bust of note, I’m immediately taken back to the delightful post-pot bust scene from Super Troopers
. Thanks to Corey “Fat” Blount, I’m currently reliving these scenes as we speak.
“Where’d you learn that Cheech? Drug school?”
Super Trooper digressions aside, I doubt Blount is getting as much enjoyment out of this story as I am. You see, “Philly” Blount was sentenced to a year in prison thanks to a drug bust that found the ex-NBAer with 11 pounds of the Devil’s Weed. I’ll say that again for emphasis purposes: Eleven pounds of pot. Evidently, Blount, while living up to his last name, was trying to find work in a post-NBA world and apparently decided he’d corner the marijuana market in Butler County, Ohio.
Even the judge had a sense of stoner humor about Blount’s arrest:
Although Judge Craig Hedric did not sentence Blount to the maximum 10 years in prison, he rejected Blount’s claim that the marijuana was intended for personal use and to share with friends.
“Cheech and Chong would have had a hard time smoking that much,” Hedric told Blount.
Maybe Blount was worried about running out?
By now, you’ve probably heard about Travis Henry’s cocaine bust — somebody’s got to feed those kids — but did you know the DEA celebrated their victory by posting a press release
detailing their latest snare?
It’s true, it’s true.
Jeffrey D. Sweetin, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Rocky Mountain Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), announced today the arrest of former Denver Bronco football player Travis Henry. Henry, along with James Mack, was arrested yesterday as a result of a multi-kilogram cocaine transaction that occurred in Centennial, CO. Both subjects are being held pending the filing of federal drug charges in U.S. District Court later today in Denver.
The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.
They even have a contact number — Mike Turner, 303-705-7446 — if you’d like to know more. The funniest thing about the press release is the DEA was even social web savvy enough to include Technorati tags, just in case a blogger wants the government’s point of view.
Undoubtedly, today will be remembered as a bad one for Henry; I mean, it’s not everyday you get arrested for cocaine trafficking, have your lack of birth control education brought back to the forefront while the DEA releases a public relations fluff piece that essentially points at you and laughs. Maybe someone will sing the “Bad Day” song for him after he gets done getting processed.
That song always makes people feel better about themselves, much like “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”
Yesterday, we mentioned the Willie Andrews’ arrest for driving an unregistered vehicle and the possession of marijuana. When the post was written, there were whispers of there being a considerable amount in Andrews’ possession and guess what? There was.
According to Fox Sports, Andrews had a 1/2 pound of the illegal plant in his vehicle, meaning it was apparently party time for the New England DB/Special Teams player. I don’t think that much weed qualifies as “personal use,” but that’s just me.
Andrews was also charged with intent to distribute, obviously a much stronger charge than mere possession.