July 28, 2011 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Sentenced A Michigan judge sentenced former NBA guard Jalen Rose to serve 20 days in jail for a drunken driving crash along a snowy suburban Detroit road in March. Bloomfield Hills District Court Judge Kimberly Small sentenced Rose to 92 days overall, with all but 20 days suspended.

• A former star athlete who posed as a teenager to play high school basketball in West Texas was sentenced to three years in prison after reaching a plea deal, a prosecutor said. Guerdwich Montimere pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault and three counts of tampering with government records, said Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland.

Arrested Former UNC Charlotte basketball star Rodney White has been arrested and accused of operating a sophisticated marijuana growing operation from his North Carolina home. White was scheduled to be arraigned in Iredell County. White is facing conspiracy to manufacture marijuana and other charges.

Suspended UCLA senior point guard Jerime Anderson has been suspended for at least the team’s season opener following his arrest on campus Tuesday night on suspicion of grand theft. .

Spared A judge spared New York Jets star Braylon Edwards jail time, extending his Ohio probation by one year on for violating terms by driving drunk in New York City. Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Michelle Denise Earley, who could have sentenced the wide receiver to up to six months in jail, cautioned him to avoid situations that could land him back in court.

Announced Team owner Rick Hendrick announced that Kenny Francis will crew chief the No. 5 Chevrolet that Kasey Kahne is slated to drive starting with the 2012 season.

Died Safeco Field vendor Rick Kaminski, who entertained Mariners fans since their first season in 1977 as the “Peanut Man,” has died. Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland says his partner, Candi Mindt-Keener, announced that Kaminski died because of complications from a brain aneurysm.

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