February 23, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Suspended Oregon State cornerback Malcolm Marable has been suspended indefinitely by the Beavers after he was cited for driving 104 mph on Interstate 5. Oregon State football coach Mike Riley recently suspended cornerback Sean Martin after he was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence, and cornerback Mishawn Cummings for undisclosed reasons.

Jailed Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton is back in jail. Out on bond on charges that he killed a woman in an August drive-by shooting in south Atlanta, authorities say he was jailed in Georgia after being pulled over for speeding and refusing to get out of his Porsche.

Died The longtime personal coach to New England quarterback Tom Brady has died. Tom Martinez, 67, died in San Mateo, Calif. Martinez worked with Brady when he was a teenager growing up in San Mateo, where Martinez coached at College of San Mateo. Their relationship continued during Brady’s NFL career. Martinez’s family said he died after suffering a heart attack while receiving dialysis treatment. His San Mateo teams won 32 championships in football, basketball and softball.

Ruled The defamation lawsuit filed by two former ball boys against Syracuse University and head basketball coach Jim Boeheim will be heard in Syracuse, a judge ruled. Bobby Davis and Michael Lang filed their suit in New York City, claiming Boeheim slandered them by saying they were out for money after their allegations of abuse by former assistant coach Bernie Fine surfaced in November. They fought a motion by the school and Boeheim to hear the case in Syracuse, where they don’t believe they’ll get a fair hearing because of Boeheim’s high standing in the community.

Agreed The Carolina Hurricanes agreed to a four-year, $19 million contract extension with forward Tuomo Ruutu. The deal will pay Ruutu $4 million next season and $5 million in each of the next three years in a deal that runs through the 2015-16 season. He would’ve been an unrestricted free agent after this season. Ruutu, 29, is second among Hurricanes with 17 goals.


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