De­tails emerge in Colorado Rapids player Marco Pappa’s in­jury.

Rapids player, Miss Wash­ing­ton USA ap­peared to be in­tox­i­cated

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By El­iz­a­beth Her­nan­dez El­iz­a­beth Her­nan­dez: 303- 954- 1223 or ehernan­dez@ den­ver­post. com

When po­lice en­tered the Seat­tle apart­ment of Colorado Rapids player Marco Pappa, they found him with stab wounds, soaked with blood. They found a bloody kitchen knife and Miss Wash­ing­ton USA with blood on her hands.

De­tails emerged Fri­day from Seat­tle po­lice records about Pappa’s Dec. 17 stab­bing. Pappa was ac­quired by the Rapids from the Seat­tle Sounders two days be­fore the in­ci­dent.

Po­lice records high­light the grue­some scene and shift­ing sto­ries of 23- year- old Stormy Kef­feler, Pappa’s ex- girl­friend and Miss Wash­ing­ton pageant win­ner.

E- mails be­tween Kef­feler and Pappa’s Seat­tle prop­erty man­ager fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent show the for­mer pageant win­ner re­quest­ing the re­trieval of her Miss Wash­ing­ton crown and ban­ner, three evening gowns, makeup bags, curl­ing irons and a suit­case full of clothes. Kef­feler has re­signed as Miss Wash­ing­ton USA.

No ar­rests have been made in the in­ci­dent, and no charges have been filed.

Pappa and Kef­feler ap­peared to be in­tox­i­cated when po­lice ques­tioned them about how Pappa be­came wounded with 2to 3- inch stab wounds in his left side.

Kef­feler orig­i­nally said Pappa just showed up at the apart­ment with the wound. Then she changed her story, say­ing they were walk­ing home from a bar when an un­known per­son bumped into Pappa be­fore they no­ticed he­was hurt. Even­tu­ally, Kef­feler re­fused to con­tinue talk­ing with po­lice.

Pappa was taken to a Seat­tle hos­pi­tal for treat­ment.

In­side the apart­ment, in­ves­ti­ga­tors found blood trails snaking through the res­i­dence lead­ing to blood- spat­tered bath­room walls with stab marks on them. One in­ves­ti­ga­tor found a bloody kitchen knife in the kitchen that was taken for ev­i­dence.

Af­ter Pappa was treated, he told in­ves­ti­ga­tors sev­eral dif­fer­ent sto­ries about the night, in­clud­ing that he was hav­ing din­ner, felt some pain and later found out he was stabbed and that af­ter leav­ing a restau­rant with his girl­friend, he gave money to a home­less per­son in the street then no­ticed he was stabbed.

Pappa de­nied that Kef­feler stabbed him, stat­ing that he­was drunk and couldn’t re­mem­ber what hap­pened.

Pappa missed the Rapids’ first pre­sea­son work­out on Mon­day be­cause of his cur­rent level of fit­ness. Coach Pablo Mas­troeni said Pappa was prob­a­bly a good two and a half weeks be­hind the rest of the play­ers.

“We are aware of the sit­u­a­tion and have no­ti­fied Ma­jor League Soc­cer,” ac­cord­ing to a Colorado Rapids state­ment. “We have spo­ken with the player and will co­op­er­ate with the League on their eval­u­a­tion of this mat­ter. At this time we will have no fur­ther com­ment.”

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