Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Sports Stars + Robbery

Being a famous athlete brings acclaim and widespread public recognition, which is surely not a good thing if the person turns to robbery.  Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett surrendered to police in Columbus, Ohio, after being charged with two counts of robbery related to an incident early New Year's Day behind a nightclub in which he allegedly demanded money from two patrons of the club and gestured to a handgun in his waistband.  Needless to say, everyone recognized him, including the club owner who broker up the incident.  An AP story (here) discusses the charges against Clarett.  In another incident shortly after Christmas, former major league baseball player Jeff Reardon, a long-time relief pitcher, robbed a jewelry store in Florida by handing the clerk a note that he was armed and then leaving with cash.  Reardon quickly turned himself in, and he has been suffering from depression since the death of his son in 2004.  No one was hurt in either incident, but robbery is a sure means to end up on the wrong side of the criminal justice system in a hurry, even for a former sports star.  An AP story (here) discusses Reardon's arrest. (ph)


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