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September 29, 2014 Updates

As University of Connecticut basketball legend Tate George reaches the one-year anniversary of his imprisonment Tuesday, prosecutors are blasting him in court papers over his request that a federal judge overturn his four felony convictions. George was convicted by a federal jury of four counts of wire fraud last year in connection with running a Ponzi scheme to defraud investors, including former UConn star Charlie Villaneuva, and prosecutors said he could as much as six to nine years in prison. CTNow.com

September 26, 2014 Updates

Rick Bonnell: Players union issues statement on Jeff Taylor situation: Says fine for him to be away from team if no "disciplinary" action taken. That sounds like union expects Hornets to continue paying Taylor's salary. I'm told Hornets already planned to do so. Twitter @rick_bonnell

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor has been arrested in Michigan on domestic assault charges, according to East Lansing Police. The police department said in a release Thursday that the 25-year-old Taylor was charged with one count of domestic assault, one count of assault and one count of malicious destruction of property. His bond was set at $5,000. New York Daily News

September 25, 2014 Updates
September 24, 2014 Updates

Sacramento Kings broadcaster Kayte Christensen was released from the Sacramento County Jail Tuesday after being arrested for driving under the influence Monday. She had a blood alcohol level of 0.08 when she was arrested Monday, according to online arrest logs. Jail records indicate she was released Tuesday. Further information about her arrest were not immediately known. Merced Sun-Star

“I want to be forthcoming because I deeply regret the choices I made last night. First, I want to apologize to my family because they know this is not behavior that is indicative of my character. I also am sincerely sorry to the Sacramento Kings organization and all our fans who put faith and confidence in me,” she said in a statement release by the Kings. She also said she takes full responsibility for her actions and that she looks forward to winning back the trust of the public and young fans. Merced Sun-Star

A New York Supreme Court judge said Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George is delaying a paternity hearing, according to a New York Post article posted Tuesday. An attorney for George, however, denied any suggestions that the 24-year-old is a "deadbeat dad." George has contested the lawsuit brought against him in New York by Daniela Rajic, the mother of nearly 5-month-old Olivia George, with his own petition in Florida, which also seeks to determine paternity. Indianapolis Star

George, who had given Rajic financial support before the birth and paid for a private room in a New York hospital for the delivery of the baby, requests that if he is not the custodial parent, the court award Rajic an amount "less than Florida's child support guidelines," according to the petition. Also, George seeks to provide for the child's medical and dental insurance coverage. "What deadbeat dads do is run away from their responsibilities," Mulrain said. "(George) is trying to embrace them." Indianapolis Star

September 23, 2014 Updates

A Manhattan judge slammed NBA All-Star Paul George for being a deadbeat dad in a searing paternity ruling, The Post has learned. “Even though it is all but certain that [George] is the father of the 5-month-old baby girl at the center of this case,” Justice Matthew Cooper writes, “he has gone to every length imaginable to avoid taking responsibility for his actions.” New York Post

September 22, 2014 Updates

Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol and Jorge Garbajosa have filed a lawsuit against the directors of a company that made investments in wind farms on their behalf (around 15 million euros). The defendants are Arturo Ortega, former agent of the Gasol brothers and Garbajosa, Enrique Rodríguez of Meta Image and administrators Jose Manuel Esteban del Castillo and Raul Herranz. As

September 21, 2014 Updates

Gabrielle Union says she was the victim of a digital hate crime ... after some topless photos she sent to Dwayne Wade somehow leaked onto the internet -- and now her legal team will be contacting the FBI. Union and Wade released a joint statement saying, "it has come to our attention that our private moments, that were shared and deleted solely between my husband and myself, have been leaked by some vultures." They add, "I can’t help but to be reminded that since the dawn of time women and children, specifically women of color, have been victimized, and the power over their own bodies taken from them. These atrocities against women and children continue worldwide." TMZ.com

Can share your thoughts about the domestic abuse problems that continues to be a problem in the NFL? Shaquille O'Neal: I don’t have an opinion about it. However, it is a slippery slope to tell someone how to discipline their kids. Similar to what he (Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who faces child abuse charges) did, that’s how I got disciplined and it worked for me. My grandmother, who was 4 feet 9, told me to go outside and get one (a switch). She wasn’t playing. That’s the only issue I have a problem with. But then on the other side to go back – the kid was only four. So you have to look at both sides. New Orleans Times-Picayune

September 19, 2014 Updates

Former NBA guard Rex Chapman has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple store in Scottsdale and then selling the items at a pawn shop. Police took Chapman, 46, into custody Friday afternoon after officers stopped his vehicle in northeast Scottsdale. They say he's being held on suspicion of nine counts of organized retail theft and five counts of trafficking in stolen property. ESPN.com

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