Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Hump Day Odds & Ends

• The Portland Trail Blazers fined guard Sebastian Telfair on Wednesday after a loaded gun was found on the team's private jet at Boston's Logan Airport. Telfair claimed that he inadvertently picked up a bag belonging to his girlfriend. The handgun was found in a pillowcase belonging to Telfair as the team plane was being prepared for a flight from Boston to Toronto, the team said in a statement.

Eddie Sutton
"Make it a double"
• Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton acknowledged Wednesday night that he drank alcohol after taking medication for chronic back pain shortly before he was involved in a car accident. The 69-year-old Sutton, who announced Monday that he would take a medical leave of absence, said that during his leave, he would seek treatment for alcohol.

• A dog that won an award of merit at the recently concluded Westminster Kennel Club show escaped from its cage at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday and was believed to be on the loose in the surrounding area. Bohem C'est La Vie, a whippet, made its jail break at noon and had not been seen since/.

• Miami Dolphins tackle Damion McIntosh was arrested Wednesday on a charge of domestic violence against his wife at their home, police said. Precious McIntosh was treated at a hospital and released. Her husband was booked into the Broward County Jail. The 6-foot-4, 320-pound McIntosh started all 16 games for the Dolphins at left tackle last season.

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