September 17, 2011 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Sentenced Former Washington football standout and NFL defensive lineman Reggie Rogers has been given another year in jail for his sixth conviction for drunken driving. Rogers was arrested in November at Highway 509 and Port of Tacoma Road in Tacoma. Rogers, 45, will begin serving his latest sentence out of Tacoma in January, after he finishes the remainder of a two-year sentence for a 2009 conviction in Burien.

Waived Former Washington Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton, 23, waived his right to an initial court hearing on a murder charge in Atlanta and did not attend the session. His next hearing is set for Sept. 30.

Denied In the latest NASCAR saga, Richard Childress denied his team ordered Paul Menard to cause an intentional caution at Richmond, but NASCAR said officials are investigating anyway. Menard spun with 16 laps remaining and Jeff Gordon leading last Saturday night’s race. The drivers pitted under caution, RCR driver Kevin Harvick was first off pit road to overtake Gordon and race to his fourth victory of the season.

Approved NBA player Ron Artest has finally received permission to become Mr. World Peace. A court commissioner on Friday granted the Los Angeles Lakers forward’s request to officially change his name to Metta World Peace, three weeks after the bid was blocked because Artest had unpaid traffic tickets. Superior court spokeswoman Patricia Kelly said that Artest’s new last name will be World Peace. His publicist, Courtney Barnes, said the player chose Metta because it is a traditional Buddhist word that means loving and kindness toward all.

Sued The NCAA has been sued in federal court by a former college football player who says the organization has failed to protect student- athletes from concussions. In the lawsuit filed this week, Adrian Arrington said he suffered “numerous and repeated concussions” during his years playing at Eastern Illinois. A team captain in 2009, Arrington said he suffers from memory loss, depression and near-daily migraines as a result of his injuries and says he was never coached on how to play more safely.


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