An update on UW’s football phenom Austin Seferian-Jenkins’ drunk driving accident that occurred on March 6; the Seattle City of Attorney’s Office has formally charged Seferian-Jenkins with a misdemeanor DUI after receiving his blood alcohol test results of .18, over twice the legal DUI limit of .08.
Immediately after the DUI accident, coach Steve Sarkisian placed the husky tight end on “indefinite” suspension, not allowing Seferian-Jenkins to participate in football practices or have contact with teammates. In accordance with the University of Washington’s official student-athelete code of conduct,
When a student-athlete has been arrested or charged with a violation of criminal law, the student-athlete will be placed on administrative suspension from all team activities pending further investigation. If the alleged criminal activity would constitute a misdemeanor offense, the head coach may lift the administrative suspension after obtaining the approval of the sport administrator. If the alleged criminal activity would constitute a felony, the administrative suspension may be lifted only upon authorization of the Director of Athletics.’’
coach Sarkisian will be able to lift the suspension when he deems appropriate since Seferian-Jenkins has been charged with a misdemeanor DUI and not any felony charges. Sarkisian stated in a recent interview, “He has already begun to take the necessary steps to return at the appropriate time.”
Seferian-Jenkins, possibly the nations best college tight end, will likely be back on the football field sooner rather than later.
See my previous blog on Seferian-Jenkins for further details pertaining to his DUI accident and continue to follow our blogs for the latest updates.
Wednesday night, April 4th, Miami Heat NBA player Chris Bosh was out celebrating his birthday with his wife at a South Beach night club. When he and his wife returned to their home around 12:30am they stumbled upon the worst B-Day gift ever…their house had been ransacked and robbed!
Bosh called police and reported 12 watches, 2 rings, purses, and $20,000.00 in cash was stolen. The value of the expensive goods taken was estimated at a whopping $340,000.00, the cost of a house!
Lucky for Bosh, the robbers must have known it was his birthday because they did not steal Bosh’s 2012 NBA championship ring, which was found on the closet floor.
Police are reviewing the home’s video surveillance system and surrounding neighborhood cameras hoping for a lead to catch the crooks. If caught, the criminals will most likely be charged with residential burglary and theft. Residential burglary is a class B felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prision and $20,000.00 fine.
Chamique Holdsclaw committed one of the worst girlfriend breakups in history by chasing down her girlfriend for ending their relationship, pulling a gun, and shooting up her car. The former WNBA great did just that and more back in 2012 (see my blog “Former WNBA Player Chamique Holdsclaw’s Assault on Ex Girlfriend” for all the details). Six official criminal charges have been filed against Holdsclaw for the attack on her ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lacy, also a former WNBA teammate.
Holdsclaw’s criminal charges include 2 counts of aggravated assault, 2 counts of second degree criminal damage, 1 count of first degree criminal damage, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. That’s a nasty breakup!
If found guilty of all charges, Chamique Holdsclaw could serve up to 65 years in jail.
The message of Holdsclaw story 1) be careful in who you date, 2) sulk at home by yourself, watch movies, eat ice cream etc. when you go through a break up, don’t resort to violence, and 3) hire one hell of a defense attorney if you rack up 6 criminal charges!