Former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams had another scrape with the law when he was charged with misdemeanor drunk driving after he hit a utility pole and flipped his 2012 Jeep Wrangler in the Town of Delaware hamlet of Hortonville, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. Williams, 47, was arrested following his one-car accident on county Route 121 at 11:36 p.m. Jan. 26. He was driving to his home in the hamlet of Obernburg in the Town of Fremont, county Undersheriff Eric Chaboty said.
Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James wasn’t aware of a lawsuit that’s out there involving the ink on his body, but when informed the gist of it, he was a bit puzzled. “So even if I designed it (the tattoo), the company owns it?” James asked. Solid Oak Sketches filed a $1.1 million lawsuit in a New York federal court Monday against NBA 2K Games, Take-Two Software and Visual Concepts claiming unauthorized reproductions of the tattoo designs they crafted on James, Kobe Bryant and other NBA players. Among the eight designs in question are a child’s portrait and script scrolls with clouds and doves on the forearms of James; and butterflies on the arm of the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant. S.O.S alleges to own copyrights of the tattoos and stated they never permitted the visuals of their art to be used by those companies.
Former NBA star Jayson Williams — the guy who shot and killed his limo driver in 2002 — was arrested in Upstate NY last week after cops say he drunkenly crashed his Jeep into a utility pole. Officials say emergency responders were called around 11:30 PM on Jan. 26th to a single car crash — and found the 47-year-old in his banged up Jeep. Williams was transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries — and was ultimately charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. You can see scrapes on his face in the mug shot. Williams was released from the hospital a short time later.
The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its tattoos in its basketball video games and then refused to negotiate on licensing.
A Spanish court is investigating the alleged use of false passports by two American basketball players. Both players allegedly used false passports issued by Equatorial Guinea in order to give their respective teams the ability to add another non-European player to its respective rosters. Due to a competition rule which allows players from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries to count as Europeans, both sides then freed up one additional spot. The players in question are Marcus Slaughter and Andy Panko, who respectively played for Real Madrid and Fuenlabrada last season.
Ben Bolch: There’s still no police report and their names were never taken by officers, according to a Toronto Police service spokeswoman. Have been told reason no police report was filed in Blake Griffin incident is because Mathias Testi told officers he was OK at the scene.