MORE EVIDENCE OF POLICE ISSUES IN JORDAN’S DAD’S DEATH
raleigh, n.c.» Lawyers for a man in prison for killing basketball star Michael Jordan’s father 23 years ago said they found more evidence of police misconduct that clears him in the shooting.
Court documents obtained by the News & Observer of Raleigh said a call from James Jordan’s cellphone after he was killed was made to the son of the Robeson County sheriff, who was dealing drugs.
Lawyers for 42-year-old Daniel Green said Sheriff Hubert Stone didn’t want the Jordan investigation to entangle his son, so the sheriff steered authorities toward investigating the crime as a carjacking.
Green admitted helping dispose of James Jordan’s body after the July 1993 killing, but said he wasn’t around when co-defendant Larry Demery shot him.
Hernandez ID’d as shooter
B boston» A man who survived a deadly 2012 drive-by shooting in Boston identified former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez as the triggerman.
Prosecutors asked Raychides Sanches to describe the chaotic scene during a hearing in Suffolk Superior Court.
When asked who the shooter was, Sanches said “Hernandez” and nodded in his direction.
Sanches made the identification at a pretrial hearing for Hernandez, who is charged in the deaths of Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu.
Prosecutors said Hernandez gunned down the men after one of them bumped into him at a nightclub. He pleaded not guilty.
Hernandez already is serving a life sentence for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.
Sager laid to rest in Atlanta
B atlanta» Longtime TNT broadcaster Craig Sager was remembered for his love of family, sports and colorful attire at a memorial service that produced laughs and tears.
Among those attending the service were San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and members of Sager’s Turner Sports TV family, including Ernie Johnson and Reggie Miller.
Sager, 65, died Thursday following a two-year fight with acute myeloid leukemia.
Concussion study raises questions
B courchevel, france» Strict rest may not be the best medicine for kids with concussions. That’s according to a Canadian study that challenges the idea that physical activity should be avoided until symptoms disappear.
A month later, ongoing or worse concussion symptoms were more common in children and teens who were inactive during the week following injury, compared with those who engaged in physical activity. Activity was mostly light exercise including walking and swimming.
The researchers said it’s still important for kids to be sidelined immediately after a concussion and not allowed to return to play the same day. They said more research is needed to determine how soon to resume activity and at what intensity.
The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Ex-nanny gets five-year sentence
B pittsburgh» The former nanny of Pittsburgh Penguins player Chris Kunitz has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for setting fire to her rental residence and then filing fraudulent insurance claims for the contents.
Twenty-eight-year-old Andrea Forsythe unsuccessfully sought a term running concurrently to one she’ll receive next month in thefts from the Penguins player. She was also ordered to pay more than $179,000 restitution.
A women’s World Cup giant slalom was canceled because of strong winds after the first run had been aborted and then rescheduled.