May 4, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Arrested Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees was pepper-sprayed and arrested early Thursday after he allegedly ran from away from an off-campus party and knocked the wind out of a police officer who caught up to him. A probable cause affidavit says the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Rees continued to resist even after being knocked down by police Officer Brandon Stec, so Stec used pepper spray and was finally able to subdue him with the help of other officers.

Announced Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs will have surgery for a partially torn Achilles tendon, an injury he insists will not keep him sidelined for the entire 2012 season. The injury occurred in Arizona while Suggs was practicing for an upcoming conditioning test, he said in a text message.

Filed The legal stakes have been raised in the tumultuous divorce case between Deion Sanders and his estranged wife with a new criminal charge against the Pro Football Hall of Famer. Police in Sanders’ hometown of Prosper, north of Dallas, filed a new complaint with the Collin County District Attorney’s Office accusing Sanders of criminal mischief. The complaint only says that the charge results from the department’s ongoing investigation of an April 23 scuffle between Deion and Pilar Sanders at their Prosper home.

• More than 100 former NFL players have filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta claiming that pro football didn’t properly protect its players from concussions. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit include former Atlanta Falcon Jamal Anderson, ex-Georgia star Lindsey Scott and veteran quarterback Don Majkowski.

Convicted The wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser was convicted in Minneapolis of two felonies in a hit-and-run that killed a man, as jurors brushed aside her defense that she never saw him and thought she had hit a construction barrel or pothole. Amy Senser was convicted of leaving the scene of an accident and failure to promptly report an accident, both criminal vehicular homicide charges, in the August death of Anousone Phanthavong.

• Former Olympic weightlifting champion Galabin Boevski of Bulgaria was convicted in Sao Paulo of international drug trafficking and sentenced to nine years, four months in prison.

Signed Kentucky’s Matthew Mitchell signed a seven-year extension, putting him among the highest-paid coaches in women’s college basketball.

Died Former Knicks coach Andrew “Fuzzy” Levane, who coached New York during the late 1950s and later was a longtime scout for the team, died Tuesday. He was 92.

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