Saturday, May 14, 2011

Charles Oakley Sues Vegas Resort

Ex NBA tough guy and current Charlotte Bobcats assistant Charles Oakley, is suing a Las Vegas resort after suffering a beat down back in May 2010. Oakley described it as a "gang style beatdown" by security at the Aria hotel-casino at MGM Resorts International's CityCenter complex.

Obviously this was far from the Tyrone Hill incident.

Oakley was an invited guest for a May 28 event in Aria's VIP pool area. When he left and attempted to come back security refused Oakley re-entry.

After a "verbal altercation" with officers, Oakley attempted to return to his room when he was "assaulted" by them in a secluded area of the resort, the lawsuit alleges. The complaint says that the officers wrestled him to the ground and punched and handcuffed him.

Message to the security department of said resort: It's not that serious.

Oakley was taken to the hospital with injuries to his neck, back, and wrist and says that the injuries "may be permanent and disabling."

I wasn't there and didn't know what words were exchanged, but this could've been handled a whole lot better than what is being alleged. If what Oakley says is true, the Oak Man stands to receive a nice check for the damages.



Former NHL Player, Matthew Barnaby, Arrested After Domestic Violence Incident

Former Buffalo Sabres forward, Matthew Barnaby,  is scheduled to be arraigned this morning in Amherst Town Court on multiple charges stemming from a domestic violence incident this evening in Getzville, Amherst Police said.

Barnaby was charged by Amherst Police with criminal mischief, criminal trespass, harassment, criminal contempt and aggravated harassment. The domestic incident involved two victims. Something must have been terribly wrong for Barnaby to go off the deep end. This is sad for all involved, especially the victims who had to go through this ordeal. I'm not taking sides it's just that nobody wins in these kind of situations.

The incident happened around 6:15 pm at a Getzville home and Barnaby was arrested a short time later. He was expected to spend the night in the Amherst Town Jail.

Barnaby is currently an analyst for TSN and ESPN. I wonder how the worldwide leader is going to handle this. Will they fire him ala Harold Reynolds or will they give him time off to get this cleared up like they did with Jalen Rose. I'm betting on the former more than the latter.