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Ex-49ers Coffee busted with concealed weapon

What should we think of a San Francisco 49ers player who walks away from the NFL for God with the desire to concentrate on ministry?

Have to assume churches across the globe were first screaming “Hallelujah!” but what are those congregations chanting now that Glen Coffee has an arrest record that includes carrying a concealed weapon.

While up in the panhandle of Florida earlier this month, Fort Walton Beach busted Coffee and charged him with possession of a concealed firearm. The pistol was said to have been cocked and ready while sitting in the console of his 2008 Cadillac.

Coffee, who was originally pulled over for excessive speeding, also couldn’t show registration or proof of insurance for his ride so his car was towed and impounded.

There’s a shot of the Glen Coffee mugshot that was taken in his temporary orange colored uniform before he was discharged and we welcome him here as the newest member of our Jocks Behind Bars.

If Coffee ends up being a straight shooter and is still out trying to start up a church, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of ministry a dude who carries a loaded, cocked gun in his Cadillac may try to start.

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Jay Donetelli is a Tampa-based freelance sportswriter and contributor to Sports Climax. With an opinion sharper than an Ovechkin skate blade with the sting of an Ali jab, Donetelli has a loyal cult of readers who have found a way to love him.

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L.T. cuffed and charged with rape

Lawrence Taylor, 51, stood handcuffed in front of a magistrate in Ramapo, New York. He was charged with third lawrence taylor mugshot degree rape, a class E felony in the state of New York, as well as patronizing a prostitute, a misdemeanor.His alleged crime is having had unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor who was identified as a prostitute. If found guilty on all charges he could serve up to five years in state prison.

According to his defense counsel, Mr. Arthur Aidala, the rape charge, without other facts that might not be known at this time, usually plea bargains down to a misdemeanor. Mr. Aidala did not state whether jail time is commonly served once that occurs.

The young woman, 16 years of age was brought to Taylor’s Holiday Inn hotel room at 1:00 am on May 6,in Montebello, New York, a section of Ramapo by another man, one Rasheed Davis, 36. Mr. Davis is in the custody of the New York City police department and is the subject of his own criminal investigation.

Mr. Davis’ relationship to the rape victim and the circumstances of how he happened to be in her company, as well as the facts surrounding his relationship with Lawrence Taylor are still being investigated.

The victim had been reported as a missing person in March of 2010 and has been reunited with her uncle, according to Ramapo Supervisor, Christopher St. Lawrence.

St. Lawrence was very careful to tell media at this afternoon’s press conference, that Taylor does not stand accused of physically harming the young woman who was bruised prior to her arrival at Taylor’s hotel room.

In the televised arraignment, Taylor was unable to effectively sign the papers put in front of him related to the bail arrangement because his hands were shackled in front of him.

Mr. Aidala ably argued for Taylor’s release without bail but ultimately lost the decision. The magistrate set his bail at $75,000, although the prosecution had asked for $100,000. Aidala said Taylor would make bail.

Because Taylor is a resident of Florida and is still a party to an open criminal investigation in that state, the judge seemed more inclined to err on the side of caution.

The Hall of Fame former N.Y. Giant linebacker was charged last fall with leaving the scene of an accident. Aidala told the magistrate that he expected Taylor to be exonerated on the charges which he claimed would be dropped.

Luckily for LT, although Mr. St. Lawrence announced there was a bottle of alcohol in the hotel room, he categorically stated that there were no drugs in sight or suspected to be part of the acitivity that occurred during the alleged crime.

While the Ramapo chief of police announced at the press conference that Taylor gave the victim $300.00 prior to her departure from his room, Mr. Aidala told the magistrate that all facts are now being denied and his client pleaded not guilty to both crimes charged.

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Paula Duffy is a national sports columnist for Examiner.com and the Huffington Post and regularly comments on sports/legal matters for radio affiliates of ESPN and Fox Sports. She founded the sports information site, Incidental Contact, is the author of a line of audio books designed for sports novices and in her spare time practices law in Los Angeles.

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Lawrence Taylor arrested for sex related crime

NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor is back in the news and unfortunately for him it includes cheesing for another lawrence taylor mugshotmugshot, shown here, and getting hit with a sex related felony charge.Just as the world was settling down from the Tiger Woods sex scandals, the 51-year-old Taylor, a defensive standout for the New York Giants, was arrested for the alleged statutory rape of a 16-year-old girl.

Police in Rockland County, New York said Taylor paid $300 to engage in sex with the runaway minor at a Holiday Inn.

Taylor who recently showed a few decent moves as a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” may have a hard time dancing around this one. If convicted, these charges bring a potential jail term of up to five years.

Taylor denied the charges and his lawyer, Arthur L. Aidala confirmed that to The New York Times on Thursday:

“He’s denying the whole thing. We’re going to fight these charges as hard as he fought when he was a linebacker for the New York Giants.”

If this incident takes one of the grittiest players in the history of the NFL down, it will give a new meaning to the line, “I stayed at a Holiday Inn Once.”

See more athletes who had run-ins with the law at our Jocks Behind Bars section on Sports Climax.

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Jocks Behind Bars “Mugshots”

Say cheese! A collection of mugshots from Roger Clemens to “Pacman” to the old-time favorites O.J. and Marv Albert.


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