February 3, 2004 |
New Jersey Nets forward Eddie Griffin spent last night in jail after he allegedly violated his bail terms from a felony assault charge. Harris County prosecutors say Griffin broke curfew restrictions when he attempted to assault a man outside a gas station around 3 a.m. on Dec. 23 despite being under a 6 p.m.-to-6 a.m. curfew, the Houston Chronicle reported. Griffin, a Roman Catholic High product, had his bond revoked and a hearing is set for today. Jane Waters, assistant district attorney, said prosecutors are looking into Griffin's bizarre incident at the Renaissance Hotel in Rutherford, N.J., on Jan. 25, when he knocked on the door of a hotel guest looking for a party he had been invited to by a couple of girls.
January 9, 2008
THOSE OF YOU still holding on to those Roger Clemens futures may want to sell off now before the bottom drops out. In a last-ditch attempt to salvage his chances for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Clemens staged one of the most bizarre news conferences ever. Accompanied by his lawyer, Rusty Hardin, he again denied the claims of his former trainer, Brian McNamee, who alleges that he injected Clemens with performance- enhancing drugs on 16 occasions. Monday should have been one of those occasions.
December 27, 2007 |
Roger Clemens' lead attorney told the New York Times that his firm is launching its own investigation into allegations the seven-time Cy Young Award winner used steroids and human-growth hormone. "We are convinced the conclusions in Mitchell's report are wrong and are investigating the findings ourselves," Rusty Hardin told the Times. "At this stage we have uncovered a lot of logical people who we thought Mitchell was going to talk to but never talked to him or his investigators.
October 29, 2003 |
Suspended Rockets forward Eddie Griffin voluntarily checked into a hospital to get help with unidentified problems, according to a report last night. Houston television station KRIV quoted unidentified NBA sources as saying Griffin had checked into a hospital. "He has reached out for help," Griffin's attorney, Rusty Hardin, told KRIV. "Without discussing any of the specifics, he is in the process of receiving medical help that has been urged on him for several weeks. " Hardin would not elaborate.
October 30, 2003 |
The saga of Houston Rockets forward Eddie Griffin, a graduate of Roman Catholic High School, has taken a new turn, with Houston media outlets reporting yesterday that Griffin has checked himself into a hospital. Griffin has been sought by Houston police for questioning in connection with a confrontation early Saturday with a 21-year-old woman who said she was a friend of the player. Griffin, who is on the team's suspended list, is scheduled to appear in court today to answer a charge of marijuana possession.
June 14, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Roger Clemens was either the victim of a pathological liar or someone who spun a web of lies to protect his legacy as one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. The divergent portraits emerged during closing arguments Tuesday in the former star's perjury trial. Clemens is accused of lying to Congress in 2008 when he denied having taken performance-enhancing drugs, and jurors are expected to begin deliberating in earnest Wednesday afternoon. For Clemens, whose reputation has already been so badly marred by the allegations that his election to the Hall of Fame is unlikely, the trial carries real risk: He faces potential prison time if convicted.
May 31, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Roger Clemens' former catcher with the Toronto Blue Jays testified Wednesday that he had seen vitamin B12 "shots lined up ready to go" for players, a claim also made by Clemens and for which he was charged with obstructing Congress. Clemens is charged with obstruction of Congress, perjury and making false statements for denying to Congress in 2008 that he ever used steroids or human growth hormone. The obstruction count contains 13 allegedly false statements, including Clemens' assertion in his congressional deposition that "four or five needles" of vitamin B12 would be "already lined up ready to go" in the trainers' room after games.
April 25, 2012 |
This must the be the Golden Age for baseball senior citizens. Jamie Moyer is turning back the clock in Colorado and Omar Vizquel, who turned 45 on Tuesday, started a pair of double plays at second base for the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. Now in his 24th major-league season, Vizquel made his debut on April 3, 1989. George H.W. Bush was barely two months into his presidency, Rain Man was the No. 1 movie at the box office and future author Jose Canseco was the reigning American League MVP. Vizquel, a native of Venezuela has played in four different decades with six different teams, has 11 Gold Gloves, 2,842 career hits and is a three-time all-star.
June 9, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - While it's an open question whether jurors think Roger Clemens used performance-enhancing substances, they now know one thing for certain: His wife sure did. She said it happened on a whim, inspired by a newspaper article with the headline: "Boomers believe they've found a fountain of youth in a syringe. " She said it happened in her posh master bathroom. She pulled up her shirt so that Brian McNamee could pinch her skin and inject her in the belly. No one else was there, and she didn't even tell her husband it was happening.
September 14, 2014 |
With the NFL reeling from criticism of its handling of the Ray Rice case, another domestic-abuse case surfaced Friday, with Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson facing a charge of child abuse. The 2012 league MVP has been indicted in Texas after using a branch to spank his son, and with Peterson facing arrest, the Vikings quickly benched him Friday for Sunday's home game against New England. Peterson's lawyer, Rusty Hardin, said the charge in Montgomery County accuses Peterson of using a branch, or switch, to spank one of his sons, whose age was not disclosed.