Chicago Police Department spokesman Jose Astrada said a multiple-vehicle automobile occurred and the post-impact of the accident led to one car striking the Advocate Center. According to police, a female driver was issued citations for disobeying a red light on West Madison Street in Chicago and instigating the car crash; she attempted to go around a male driver after the blown red light, and in doing so, crashed into the building.
Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson couldn’t remember exactly where his football team won the Super Bowl in 2010. Or the name of his basketball team’s most famous player. He was giving a deposition, getting grilled by an attorney for a former employee pursuing a labor complaint against him with the NFL, and the 89-year-old was clearly fuzzy on some of the details that came up. Yet Benson was firm about why he had fired his former personal assistant in June 2015, alleging lapses in performance. And he was insistent that he had done nothing wrong in letting Rodney Henry go. “He disappointed me so bad,” Benson said. “I didn’t want to think about him anymore.”
During another set of questions, apparently aimed at establishing how close Benson and Henry had been, Benson was shown a photo of the two men with Pelicans star Anthony Davis. “Who is this?” Williams asked. “It’s Rodney and a basketball player,” Benson said. “Oh, hell, I forget his name. Let me — he’s a great player for us. Tell me his name, and I will tell you yes or no.” Williams said Anthony Davis. Benson said, “Yes, that’s it.”
Rasheed Wallace says he knows “for a fact” Zach Randolph is no drug dealer — despite getting busted with more than 2 pounds of weed … telling TMZ Sports Z-Bo just knows how to throw a party. We spoke with Sheed about the NBA star’s recent L.A. arrest for possession of marijuana with intent to sell … and Wallace laughed off any notion that Randolph was trying to slang. “It seems to be — no matter who you are — the bigger the paycheck, the bigger the party,” Sheed says. “I know for a fact he ain’t no dope dealer.”
Ex-NBA star Robert Horry is being investigated by the LAPD over a fistfight outside of a youth basketball game at Staples Center earlier this month … TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us … Horry has been named a suspect — but so far, no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed. TMZ Sports obtained the video of the August 5 incident — which shows the 7-time NBA champ squaring up and throwing punches at another man near the basketball court.
Former Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph could face similar penalties ex-teammate O.J. Mayo received in terms of being banned from the NBA for violation of the league’s anti-drug policy. Randolph was arrested Wednesday and charged with “intent to sell” marijuana in Los Angeles. TMZ reported it was two pounds of marijuana.