Four LSU football players arrested
Louisiana State Coach Les Miles has suspended quarterback Anthony Jennings and three other players indefinitely following their arrests Thursday.
LSU police have booked Jennings, defensive back Dwayne Thomas and defensive tackle Maquedius Bain on suspicion of unauthorized entry of a residence.
Defensive lineman Trey Lealaimatafao has been booked by Baton Rouge police on suspicions of simple battery and attempted simple robbery. Police Cpl. Don Coppola said multiple witnesses told investigators that Lealaimatafao dug through the pockets of a man knocked unconscious outside a bar early Tuesday morning, and then punched the man’s girlfriend when she tried to intervene.
He turned himself in Thursday. He declined to make a statement about the case and remained in jail Thursday night on $15,000 bond, authorities said.
New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson remains competent to run his business empire, a civil judge ruled Thursday as he dismissed accusations by Benson’s estranged heirs who’ve been ousted from ownership positions with the clubs.
The ruling legally upholds the 87-year-old Benson’s decision nearly six months ago to place his third wife, Gayle, first in line to inherit control of his NFL and NBA teams and other businesses instead of the recently disowned heirs who’d been groomed to take over.
Memphis forward Jeff Green has exercised his player option keeping him with the Grizzlies for the 2015-16 season. The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Green averaged 16 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 78 games this season with Boston and Memphis.
Top-seeded Andy Murray stayed on course for a record-tying fourth title at Queen’s Club in London by defeating Fernando Verdasco, 7-5, 6-4, in the second round.
Defending champion Grigor Dimitrov lost to Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, 6-4, 7-6 (5).
American John Isner hit 36 aces and Feliciano Lopez 29 as Isner made the quarterfinals with a 7-6 (5), 6-7 (9), 7-6 (4) victory.
UCLA-bound pitcher Rachel Garcia of Palmdale Highland was named the Gatorade national player of the year in softball.
John David Crow, the bruising running back who won the 1957 Heisman Trophy with Texas A&M before a Pro Bowl career in the NFL, has died at 79.
The university said Crow died Wednesday night in at his home in College Station, Texas, surrounded by his family. A cause of death was not disclosed.
He had 129 carries for 562 yards and six touchdowns during his Heisman season. He also threw five touchdown passes and played defense, where he grabbed five interceptions.
He ran for 1,465 yards and 14 touchdowns and caught four touchdowns in his three-year career at Texas A&M.