October 3, 2012 in Sports


From Staff And Wire Reports

Suspended Montana State defensive end Caleb Schreibeis has been suspended for one game for an illegal hit on a defenseless receiver last weekend at Southern Utah. Schreibeis will serve the suspension when Montana State plays its football game at UC Davis on Saturday.

Denied In a reversal, Mike Tyson has been denied entry to the country whose indigenous Maori people he says inspired his facial tattoo. New Zealand authorities canceled an entry visa for the former heavyweight boxing champion and convicted rapist, days after the prime minister spoke out against his planned visit to the country. The Las Vegas celebrity had earlier been granted an exemption to New Zealand immigration rules to speak at a November charitable event called “Day of the Champions.” The previous exemption was necessary since Tyson’s 1992 rape conviction would have normally made him ineligible to enter the country.

Pleaded An Alabama man pleaded guilty to obscenity charges and faces a two-year prison sentence for rubbing his genitals on an unconscious LSU fan in a Bourbon Street restaurant after the BCS national title game in January. Prosecutors reached a plea deal with Brian H. Downing of Smith Station, Ala., on the morning he was scheduled to be tried on charges that included sexual battery, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors agreed to drop the battery charge. A video that went viral on the Internet appeared to show someone in a University of Alabama jacket exposing his genitals and performing a simulated sex act on the unconscious man at the restaurant after the Crimson Tide beat LSU in the BCS championship game on Jan. 9.

Agreed A cousin of former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd agreed to plead guilty in connection with allegations that Hurd tried to establish a drug-distribution network, according to documents filed by prosecutors. Jesse Tyrone Chavful signed a plea agreement on one count of conspiracy to possess five or more kilograms of cocaine – 11 pounds or more – with intent to distribute. The plea agreement calls for a minimum of 10 years in prison. Hurd is expected to appear in court today.

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