What’s going on with campus cops these days? After The Andrew Meyer‘s tasering last weekend at Florida, UCLA cops couldn’t wait to get in on the action themselves. This isn’t basketball-related, but damn – this kid was tasered four times for not having his student ID in the computer lab after 11pm. We’re seeing a trend here. Next on the campus taser agenda… Georgetown and Ohio St.?
One story that got short shrift from us yesterday was the news that Pitt’s starting PG Levance Fields went apesh*t on an off-duty cop outside a nightclub on Sat. night:
According to Pittsburgh police reports, Fields, 20, was arguing with an unknown man and using obscene language outside Pure nightclub at about 2 a.m. An off-duty officer working security at the club on 19th Street said Fields appeared to have been drinking and ordered him to stop yelling. The officer said Fields punched him in the chest, grabbed his belt and reached for his gun. The officer and his partner used a Taser gun to subdue and arrest Fields. Fields was charged with aggravated assault, disarming a police officer, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
Something tells us Fields is facing a hefty suspension from Pitt. As we all know, only Joey Dorsey gets away with random acts of violence and mayhem. So where does that leave the Panthers? Jamie Dixon’s teams play slow and boring program basketball, which mitigates the loss of any one player. Still, with the graduation of Aaron Gray inside and potentially the loss of their point guard for some or all of next season, Dixon may be searching for quick fixes.
In somewhat related news, an overzealously inquisitive Florida fan named “the” Andrew Meyer got tasered by UF police fascist pigs for questioning John Kerry during a speech about a number of things, including his voting record on Iraq and Yale’s Skull & Bones Society. Despite what we think about the po-po’s infringement of Meyer’s right to free speech here, we happen to find his shrieks of “owwww” and “help me” to be hilarious. Maybe that’s just us, though.
What’s he so mad about? After all, Florida wins everything (even elections).
The MAAC conference tournament gave us another buzzer-beater last night. Saint Peter’s guard Desi Washington rushed down the court and nailed a trey to eliminate Fairfield 65-62 on Washington’s THIRD game-winning buzzer-beater against the Stags this season.
Clown, thy name is UCSB fan. Although players and coaches alike are expected to behave professionally, fans also have a responsibility to contain themselves. Incidents like last night’s approach by a rabid UCSB fan are dangerous for everyone involved.