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Ex-Penn St. assistant Sandusky convicted of abuse

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, accusations that shattered the Happy Valley image of Penn State football and led to the firing of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno.

Sandusky, a 68-year-old retired defensive coach who was once Paterno’s heir apparent, was found guilty of 45 of 48 counts.

via News from The Associated Press.

 

Marlins Suspend Manager Guillen

The Miami Marlins have suspended manager Ozzie Guillen for five games over his recent pro-Castro comments.

Sources: Auburn’s Varez Ward at center of federal point-shaving probe – College Basketball – Rivals.com

Suspended Auburn University point guard Varez Ward is under investigation by federal authorities in an ongoing point-shaving probe, Yahoo! Sports has learned.

Three sources with knowledge of the case said the FBI has been investigating Ward since late February after he and guard Chris Denson were suspended by the Tigers prior to a Feb. 25 home game against Arkansas. Two sources said Denson was also questioned as part of the point-shaving investigation, but he was cleared of any wrongdoing and returned to the team after sitting out the loss to the Razorbacks. The sources said additional players have been questioned in the case about whether Ward – who has not been with the team since being suspended – attempted to enlist them in a possible scheme. The sources said at least two games are under scrutiny: a 68-50 loss to Alabama on Feb. 7 and a 56-53 loss to Arkansas on Jan. 25.

via Sources: Auburn’s Varez Ward at center of federal point-shaving probe – College Basketball – Rivals.com.

 

Former Virginia Athlete Found Guilty Of Murder

Jurors found former U.Va. lacrosse player George Huguely guilty of second-degree murder in ex’s slaying.

Whitney Houston Dead At The Age Of 48

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.

Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location of her death were unknown.

News of Houston’s death came on the eve of music’s biggest night – the Grammy Awards. It’s a showcase where she once reigned, and her death was sure to case a heavy pall on Sunday’s ceremony. Houston’s longtime mentor Clive Davis was to hold his annual concert and dinner Saturday; it was unclear if it was going to go forward.

via Whitney Houston Dead At The Age Of 48.

Judge rules Penn State officials to stand trial for lying | Reuters

(Reuters) – A judge ruled on Friday there is enough evidence for two former Penn State officials to stand trial on charges of lying to a grand jury about their knowledge of alleged child sex abuse by a former coach.

via Judge rules Penn State officials to stand trial for lying | Reuters.

 

NFL.com news: DEA joins probe of Hurd; Bears cut WR accused of trafficking

Things have gone from bad to worse for Sam Hurd.

The Drug Enforcement Administration on Friday said it is joining the investigation of Hurd, who was arrested on Wednesday night and accused of trying to set up a drug-dealing network.

On the same day, Bears general manager Jerry Angelo said in a news conference that the team is cutting the wide receiver, who was an offseason free-agent acquisition from the Dallas Cowboys. Angelo said the team was caught off guard by the charges facing Hurd.

via NFL.com news: DEA joins probe of Hurd; Bears cut WR accused of trafficking.