Ready to rumble Creighton guard turns self in
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.