Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Ball had a career with the University of Wisconsin that ended with him being named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. But after being cut by the Denver Broncos just before going on a Super Bowl run, his life deteriorated into a series of domestic-violence arrests. Here’s what happened next. Westword has the story.
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A report of a nude man crouching in bushes near Irvine’s Venta Spur Trail walking path turned up former USC star quarterback Todd Marinovich, police said today.
The 47-year-old, who also played for the Raiders in Los Angeles before drug issues essentially ended his NFL career, was found “naked hiding in the backyard of a residence” nearby, according to a statement from the Irvine Police Department.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Hinckley, who a judge has allowed to leave the hospital that’s been his official home for more than three decades, spent two weeks at a Colorado motel before traveling east with the murder of Ronald Reagan in his plans — and the daughter of the motel’s owners remembers him talking about his love for Jodi Foster. Westword has the story.
When Thaddeus Martin won the first season of MTV’s “From G’s to Gents” in 2008, he wanted to mark the permanence of his transformation into a gentleman. Four months later, in a post-season reunion episode, the Miami Gardens native rolled up his sleeves and revealed a tattoo of the show’s logo on the inside of his left forearm.
“To a new beginning,” Martin said in a toast during the season finale. “No more goon, no more aggressiveness, strictly a gentleman from now on.”
But in May, Martin was sentenced to ten years in prison for violating probation after police found a .9 millimeter Ruger handgun, a .22 caliber rifle, and a “samurai sword” in his home, according to an arrest report.
One of Rafael Pedroza’s earliest acting credits was a burglar on the Colombian soap opera Me Amaras Bajo La Lluvia (or, in English, You Loved Me in The Rain). Now he’s a suspect in a real life robbery in Miami-Dade.
Sunny Isles Beach Police are on the hunt for Pedroza and fellow Colombian actor Farid Duque. They believe the pair pulled off a June 12 heist at an apartment on the 19300 block of Collins Avenue. The duo is believed to have stolen more than $20,000 in goods.
Brian Krebs, 42 — the real-life inspiration for Steve Stifler, the rowdiest, drunkest, most upsettingly bro-ish film character since Bluto Blutarsky; the man American Pie screenwriter Adam Herz reportedly based the famed bro-mancer on — was convicted last Wednesday of second-degree murder, ending an ordeal that had stretched on for more than five years.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The allegations of sexual impropriety aimed at Bill Cosby had been floating around for years. But they were supercharged after Barbara Bowman came forward to talk about her relationship with Cosby, which began in the mid-1980s, when she was just seventeen, and got progressively creepier. Westword has the story.
Terrance West, a running back currently with the Baltimore Ravens, was visiting the Metropole, a South Beach hotel infamous for hosting the second season of The Jersey Shore, on February 27 with a friend. The pair chatted up two women but then parted ways.
The suit claims the women then went to the hotel’s front desk and asked for a key to West’s room. Amazingly, the staffer complied. The woman were given a key and led to the room by a bellman and escort. Once inside, they swiped two Rolex watches worth almost $50,000 and made off.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Kazama, who’s both an actor and a stuntman on big-budget blockbusters, so freaked out tourists visiting some scenic cliff dwellings that the cops were called. He got away from them then, but not after a car crash that was allegedly intoxicating — in a bad way. Westword has the story.