Ready to rum­ble Creighton guard turns self in

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SPORTS -

A group led by box­ing pro­moter Lou DiBella, who once rep­re­sented for­mer mid­dleweight cham­pion and one-time Arkansas sports hero Jer­main Tay­lor, an­nounced it was pur­chas­ing the Mont­gomery (Ala.) Bis­cuits, the Class AA af­fil­i­ate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

DiBella, who spends plenty of time in Alabama as the pro­moter of un­de­feated heavy­weight boxer Deon­tay Wilder, sounded con­fi­dent about the en­deavor.

“Mi­nor league base­ball is about fun, and it’s about re­la­tion­ships,” DiBella said.

The Bis­cuits, who re­lo­cated to Mont­gomery from Or­lando in 2004, play in a Mont­gomery River­walk Sta­dium which has a 7,000 seat­ing ca­pac­ity and was built with a $32 mil­lion bond is­sue funded by a 2.5-per­cent in­crease in lodg­ing tax and leas­ing rev­enue from the Bis­cuits.

“The group is pretty im­pres­sive,” for­mer owner Sher­rie My­ers said of DiBella and friends. “Their re­sumes re­ally stand out.”

Creighton bas­ket­ball player Mau­rice Wat­son Jr. has turned him­self into Omaha au­thor­i­ties in re­sponse to an ar­rest war­rant. Omaha Po­lice said Wat­son turned him­self in Sun­day after­noon and was booked on a charge of first-de­gree sex­ual as­sault. Wat­son’s at­tor­neys told the Omaha

World-Her­ald that Wat­son had been driv­ing to Omaha from Philadel­phia since Fri­day. A po­lice re­port said a 19-year-old wo­man told in­ves­ti­ga­tors that Wat­son had non­con­sen­sual sex­ual in­ter­course with her early in the morn­ing Feb. 4. Wat­son’s at­tor­ney,

Stu Dor­nan, has said Wat­son de­nies the al­le­ga­tions. The univer­sity an­nounced Wed­nes­day that Wat­son had been sus­pended from all ath­letic-re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties since Feb. 13. The 23-year-old se­nior point guard suf­fered a sea­son-end­ing knee in­jury last month.

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