The former roommate characterized the allegations against Rose as a “sham” and an effort to “extort money” in a statement filed in court. A woman previously involved in a sexual relationship with Rose has accused the Bulls player and two friends of rape, seeking $21.5 million in damages. The woman, 29, listed in court documents as “Jane Doe,” accuses the three men of assaulting her in Los Angeles in August 2013.
Van Gundy has been called for jury duty at Oakland County Circuit Court, he revealed after today’s morning shootaround for a 7:30 p.m. game against the Denver Nuggets. So that’s how Van Gundy will spend the first day of the Pistons’ eight-day All-Star break. Van Gundy was notified of the jury call back in October, he said.
He tried playing the I’m-coach-of-the-Pistons card, but apparently they have pocket schedules in circuit court, too. “I got called in training camp and tried to put it off until the end of the year. They looked at our schedule and said, ‘February 11th,’ ” Van Gundy said.
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.