The Reporter (Vacaville)
Lawyers: Former NBA star Kemp fired in self-defense
TACOMA, WASH. >> Former NBA star Shawn Kemp acted in self-defense when he exchanged gunfire in a Washington parking lot while trying to retrieve a stolen cell phone and other items, his attorneys said Thursday.
Kemp, 53, was arrested by Tacoma police Wednesday for investigation of a drive-by shooting but was released from jail Thursday afternoon without charges having been filed. The Pierce County Prosecutor's Office said it would not file charges pending further investigation.
In a written statement, Kemp attorney W. Scott Boatman said Kemp's vehicle was broken into Tuesday night and several items were taken — including an iPhone. Kemp tracked the phone's location to an occupied car at the Tacoma Mall, and when Kemp confronted the individuals inside, they shot at him, and he returned fire, Boatright said.
Tacoma police said they recovered a gun at the scene.
Pro football TEXANS LOSE 5TH-ROUND PICK, FINED FOR EXTRA WATSON BENEFIT >>
The Houston Texans lost their pick in the fifth round of this year's draft and must pay a $175,000 fine for a salary cap reporting violation involving Deshaun Watson, the NFL announced.
A review by the league determined the Texans provided their then-quarterback Watson with undisclosed compensation in the form of a membership at an alternate athletic facility in 2020. Clubs must report any player compensation or benefit as part of the salary cap requirements in the collective bargaining agreement.
Golf WOODS FACING LEGAL CLASH WITH EX-GIRLFRIEND >>
Tiger Woods' former girlfriend wants to nullify a nondisclosure agreement she signed with golf's biggest star in a legal dispute that involves allegations of an abrupt breakup after six years together.
Attorneys for Woods' ex-girlfriend, Erica Herman, are asking for clarity on what she can and cannot say, according to documents filed in Martin County Circuit Court in south Florida.
According to the complaint, a trust controlled by Woods is trying to silence Herman with an NDA she signed while involved in a “personal and professional relationship” with Woods.
The complaint argues it should be nullified under the “Speak Out Act,” which became federal law in December and prohibits an
NDA from being enforced when sexual assault or sexual harassment is involved.
Herman has not specifically accused Woods of sexual abuse; the civil cover sheet indicates the case involves sexual abuse.
Baseball RODÓN TO START SEASON ON IL >>
Carlos Rodón's debut for the New York Yankees is going to have to wait. The veteran left-handed pitcher will begin the season on the injured list due to a left forearm strain.
Rodón will be shut down for 7-10 days, squashing any chance he'll will be ready by opening day, New York general manager Brian Cashman told reporters.
College basketball CAL FIRES COACH FOX >>
Cal men's basketball coach Mark Fox was fired following the worst season in school history.
The Golden Bears finished 3-29 in Fox's fourth season as coach.