Category Archives: Crime and Punishment

A case of un-mistaken identity

Shot.  (See what I did there?)

An argument over the Alabama vs. Texas A&M game led to a deadly shooting at a Bessemer home.

The game was in its final minutes Saturday night when Bessemer police say two men got into a dispute at a gathering in the 1000 block of Sixth Avenue North.

Lt. Christian Clemons said the argument centered around which team was better. The homeowner asked the two men to leave because they were fighting.

Once outside, shots were fired and one of the men – 27-year-old Kealend Amad Pickens – was struck. The shooting happened before the game actually ended.

Pickens was taken to UAB Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:23 a.m. Sunday, becoming Bessemer’s 24th homicide of the year.

The suspect fled before police arrived, but Clemons said they know his identity.

“It’s another case,’’ Clemons said, “of resorting to violence to handle differences.”

Tell me you’re from Alabama without saying you’re from Alabama.


My only question is whether the ‘Bama fan is the victim or the suspect.  If it’s the latter, I half expect him to surface on Finebaum at some point.


Filed under Alabama, Crime and Punishment

Mark Richt has lost control over Dabo’s program.

Well, well, well, looky here.  Fred “Hell on Wheels” Davis is listed at first team cornerback for Clemson this week.

I’m really looking forward to Herbie’s sniff of disapproval during the broadcast.


Filed under Clemson: Auburn With A Lake, Crime and Punishment

Mark Richt… er, Stoops, has lost control of the Kentucky football program.

Cue Herbie’s righteous indignation.  (Just kidding.)

Burglary charges were filed Thursday against six University of Kentucky football players over an incident at a March private party, according to Lexington police Sgt. Donnell Gordon.

On Saturday, March 6, 2021, there was a party being thrown at a residence. During the party, three people entered the residence uninvited and were asked to leave. The three became upset and threatened they would return, Gordon said

A short time later, the three individuals returned with additional people., Gordon said. The group allegedly forced their way into the residence. One suspect pointed a firearm at a victim.

As a result of the investigation, Reuben “RJ” Adams, Robert JuTahn McClain, Andru Phillips, Earnest Sanders IV, Devito Tisdale and Joel Williams were charged with first-degree burglary, according to police and court records.

Tisdale has also been charged with wanton endangerment. He’s accused of pointing the handgun at one of the victims.

… In a separate statement released by the school, head coach Mark Stoops said the team has been aware of the incident since March.

“I am aware of the situation that arose today,” Stoops said. “Out of respect for the legal process, I cannot comment on the charges. We have been aware of this matter since March, as we withheld the players from team activities while a student conduct review was held. Based on the outcome of the review, the players returned to activity in June. We are evaluating the current situation as we receive more information.”

Generally speaking, “Out of respect for the legal process” is one of those things you don’t want to hear your head coach say.  Then again, these kids may just have been trying to fit in with the program.

Dan Berezowitz, Stoops’ chief of staff, had an assault charge against him dismissed on Tuesday, but remains suspended by the university. Jovon Bouknight, UK’s wide receivers coach, was arrested for a DUI in June but later reached a plea deal that saw that charge dismissed; he returned to the team following a suspension.


Filed under Crime and Punishment, SEC Football

Mark Richt has lost control over driving.



Leave the bottle on the bar.

He playin’.


Filed under Clemson: Auburn With A Lake, Crime and Punishment

I could have played quarterback at the University of Tennessee…

but then I got high.  Again.

The updated tally for Kaidon Salter as a University of Tennessee quarterback is two marijuana-related incidents and zero practice snaps.

Salter, a four-star early enrollee from Dallas who was suspended for all of spring practice following a Stokely Hall confrontation in early March, was pulled over early Saturday morning in Knoxville along with three-star offensive tackle signee Amari McNeill. According to university police, Salter and McNeill were stopped for not having their tail lights on, and they admitted to having about four grams of marijuana.

Kid might as well enter the portal and transfer to Colorado.


Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Crime and Punishment

Today, in the continuing adventures of Mark Richt losing control…

Somewhere, Jimmy Williamson smiles and nods knowingly.


Filed under Crime and Punishment, SEC Football

Today, in youth is wasted on the wrong people

Let’s check in and see how Derion Kendrick’s career reboot is progressing…

Former Clemson football player Derion Kendrick was arrested Friday morning on gun and drug charges, according to a report from The State. 

Kendrick, a senior cornerback who was kicked off the team by head coach Dabo Swinney in February, was found asleep in a car with a gun in his lap around 3 a.m. by Rock Hill police officers, court records obtained by The State showed. He also had a small amount of marijuana, which led to a simple possession charge.

The gun charge is considered a misdemeanor, and he was taken to the Rock Hill jail, where he appeared in court and was later released on a personal recognizance bond.

Gun and drug charges, eh?  Well, at least he didn’t have a domestic assault charge thrown in.

I would assume this means Athens’ interest in Kendrick has significantly cooled.  I’m sure there are still places who want to help a good young man straighten out his life, though.


Filed under Crime and Punishment

The spirit of Jimmy Williamson lives on.

Look who got caught driving Mudcat’s car.

The more things change…


Filed under Crime and Punishment, Georgia Football

Huntley Johnson, MVP

There’s a reason Corch had that fucker on speed dial.

That is an accurate number, per the New York Times.

A roster on the university’s Web site lists 121 players, 41 of whom have been arrested, either in college or afterward, and sometimes both. That number included 16 players on that season’s final two-deep roster, nine of whom were starters, as well as a kicker, punter and returner. Several of those players went on to the N.F.L., and one, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, later won the Heisman Trophy playing for Auburn.

Definitely a special team.  Mrs. Corch was pretty special, too.

After Hernandez’s arrest, Florida declined to comment. Meyer, about to start his second season as coach of Ohio State, initially declined to answer questions about Hernandez, a player who reportedly went to regular Bible study in Meyer’s home.

But Meyer’s wife, Shelley, posted on her Twitter page, “When will we start holding individuals accountable for their own decisions/actions and stop blaming any/everyone else?” She added the hashtag “liveyourliferight.”

Praise Jesus!

But in 2009, the number of arrests was such that The Orlando Sentinel, which covers the university, decided to maintain an online database to keep track of them.

I guess those Bible studies didn’t take real well.


Filed under Crime and Punishment, Gators, Gators..., Urban Meyer Points and Stares

The KPD ain’t what it used to be, Jeremy.

Reading this story, I immediately had this image of Pruitt telling Fulmer he had to kick the kid off the team, only to have Phil respond, “back in my day…”.


Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Crime and Punishment