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Jimmy Connors Arrested

EternalxJourney
11-22-2008, 08:01 AM
From Foxsports

http://msn.foxsports.com/tennis/story/8831056/Jimmy-Connors-arrested-in-Santa-Barbara?MSNHPHMA

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Tennis star Jimmy Connors was arrested outside the campus arena where UC Santa Barbara and North Carolina were playing a men's basketball game.

Campus police say in a statement the eight-time Grand Slam champion was taken into custody Friday night after refusing to comply with an order to leave an area near the entrance of the Thunderdome following a confrontation.

A police dispatcher says Connors was arrested at the beginning of the game. No other details of the arrest were made available.

Connors was ranked No. 1 for five consecutive years in the 1970s, and had a fiery temperament on the court. Earlier this year, he resigned as Andy Roddick's coach after working together for nearly two years.

Stefanos13
11-22-2008, 08:56 AM
Look on the bright side: his face lift(s) have been a complete success

Thanos
11-22-2008, 01:46 PM
he still getting over that roddick dumped him as a coach

dam0dred
11-22-2008, 02:04 PM
Always a class act.

federernadalfan
11-22-2008, 02:18 PM
at least he is not arrested for a **** charge

alfonsojose
11-22-2008, 02:22 PM
Always a class act.
:lol:

SheepleBuster
11-22-2008, 06:28 PM
He wasn't arrested really. He was just escorted to the police station with hand cuffs. That's all.

BigJohn
11-22-2008, 06:58 PM
He wasn't arrested really. He was just escorted to the police station with hand cuffs. That's all.

You say potato, I say potato. Now what does the article "Jimmy Connors arrested in Santa Barbara" says?

"Tennis great Jimmy Connors was arrested..." first sentence.

FedFan_2007
11-22-2008, 07:02 PM
The media likes to lie. He was not arrested. He was escorted from the building. No charges were filed, more mugtard BS.

Sunset of Age
11-22-2008, 07:02 PM
He wasn't arrested really. He was just escorted to the police station with hand cuffs. That's all.

You say potato, I say potato. Now what does the article "Jimmy Connors arrested in Santa Barbara" says?

"Tennis great Jimmy Connors was arrested..." first sentence.

In my country, being escorted out of somewhere to the police station with hand cuffs = being arrested. Might be different in California though... :cool:

What a tool btw. :haha:

Snowwy
11-22-2008, 07:04 PM
at least he is not arrested for a **** charge

I guess he let Fed_Fan07 down.

You say potato, I say potato. Now what does the article "Jimmy Connors arrested in Santa Barbara" says?

"Tennis great Jimmy Connors was arrested..." first sentence.

You should know better..

BigJohn
11-22-2008, 07:26 PM
The media likes to lie. He was not arrested. He was escorted from the building...

... to the police station where he was booked.

FedFan_2007
11-22-2008, 07:29 PM
I guess he let Fed_Fan07 down.



You should know better..

Oh you are just asking to get your butt kicked in ACC.

FedFan_2007
11-22-2008, 07:29 PM
Connors is a 8-time grand slam champ. Show him the proper respect! :rocker:

shotgun
11-22-2008, 08:33 PM
Once a criminal, always a criminal.

Byrd
11-22-2008, 09:39 PM
I heard he got arrested because he said Roddick has a good forehand :lol:

Corey Feldman
11-23-2008, 12:08 AM
some fan prob told him he liked Mcenroe better

BigJohn
11-23-2008, 02:25 PM
Connors is a 8-time grand slam champ. Show him the proper respect! :rocker:

No respect for people who do not cooperate with cops. Always cooperate with the cops. If you did nothing wrong, then you can't get in trouble...

Dougie
11-23-2008, 02:38 PM
Connors is a 8-time grand slam champ. Show him the proper respect! :rocker:

8 grand slams hardly give you the right to behave any way you like, the law is the same for everyone.

cobalt60
11-23-2008, 03:13 PM
Tough to deflate a grand slam champion's ego I see. I am curious to know more of the details however. That article was minimal at best.

The_Nadal_effect
11-23-2008, 03:14 PM
8 grand slams hardly give you the right to behave any way you like, the law is the same for everyone.

Shouldn't be. Special people deserve special privileges.

cobalt60
11-23-2008, 03:17 PM
Shouldn't be. Special people deserve special privileges.

And this is because?

The_Nadal_effect
11-23-2008, 03:19 PM
And this is because?

:p Extraordinary talent.

BigJohn
11-23-2008, 03:21 PM
Shouldn't be. Special people deserve special privileges.

Yeah... Like OJ Simpson! :rolleyes:

cobalt60
11-23-2008, 03:21 PM
:p Extraordinary talent.

:rolls:

Byrd
11-23-2008, 03:24 PM
Connors should of used his get out of jail card.

The_Nadal_effect
11-23-2008, 03:33 PM
:rolls:

Stop rolling, doctor!:p

They work so hard to entertain us. They pursue excellence and so must have special suites for them in jails - if they are to be jailed at all. Under no conditions must they be treated like mere mortals for petty crimes.:o

For the heinous ones, they must be reminded of their mortality again, but little things are pardonable for special people.:cool:

cobalt60
11-23-2008, 03:57 PM
Stop rolling, doctor!:p

They work so hard to entertain us. They pursue excellence and so must have special suites for them in jails - if they are to be jailed at all. Under no conditions must they be treated like mere mortals for petty crimes.:o

For the heinous ones, they must be reminded of their mortality again, but little things are pardonable for special people.:cool:

Are you stll in the ACC? I don't have time to look :hug:

The_Nadal_effect
11-23-2008, 04:07 PM
Are you stll in the ACC? I don't have time to look :hug:

No, but there's a definite hangover.

Scotso
11-23-2008, 06:14 PM
No respect for people who do not cooperate with cops. Always cooperate with the cops. If you did nothing wrong, then you can't get in trouble...

Er, yeah... I was with you until this part. Tell this to the numerous innocent victims of police brutality, etc.

Dougie
11-23-2008, 06:28 PM
Stop rolling, doctor!:p

They work so hard to entertain us. They pursue excellence and so must have special suites for them in jails - if they are to be jailed at all. Under no conditions must they be treated like mere mortals for petty crimes.:o

For the heinous ones, they must be reminded of their mortality again, but little things are pardonable for special people.:cool:

You can´t be serious with this :bs:

BigJohn
11-23-2008, 09:46 PM
Er, yeah... I was with you until this part. Tell this to the numerous innocent victims of police brutality, etc.

I'm the son of a police officer, I know a lot of police officers. And frankly, I do not know any of them to be assholes. They have a really difficult job to do, the least we can do as law abiding citizens is to cooperate with the cops. If you have not done anything wrong, why would you not cooperate? WHY?

There is a kid this summer here in Montreal. He was with his stupid criminal brother (who was breaking his realease conditions) and other gang members. Cops show up, the gang refuse to cooperate. As the policewoman is making the arrest on his older brother, the kid jumps on the back of the policewoman. He got shot and died. That lead to riots in the community, and of course, BS accusations of police brutality and racial profiling (they are latinos).

If the older brother had cooperated with the cops (not breaking his realease conditions would have helped too, or better yet, not commiting gang related crimes to start with and be a good role model for his little brother), his kid brother would not be dead.

And here, we are talking freaking Jimmy Connors. Unless you want to make headlines , if you are a celebrity, you comply with police officers.

Do you give attitude to the cops yourself?

Scotso
11-23-2008, 10:11 PM
I'm the son of a police officer, I know a lot of police officers. And frankly, I do not know any of them to be assholes. They have a really difficult job to do, the least we can do as law abiding citizens is to cooperate with the cops. If you have not done anything wrong, why would you not cooperate? WHY?

And here, we are talking freaking Jimmy Connors. Unless you want to make headlines , if you are a celebrity, you comply with police officers.

Do you give attitude to the cops yourself?

You didn't say that, you said that if you haven't done anything wrong you can't get in trouble. That's not true. Even ignoring the times the police have done horribly illegal things, there are even people who have been executed or on death row who have been proven to be innocent. You're also talking on an international message board. In some parts of the world, the police are the last people you would ever want to cooperate with.

I agree that most cops in the western world are good people, but one should always approach every situation with a little skepticism, and if you think a situation is very wrong (even with the police), you need to use your better judgment. Most of the time, yes, this means you should just cooperate. I've never had a bad experience with the police. But that doesn't mean no one has, and there are bad people of every profession.

BigJohn
11-24-2008, 03:23 AM
You didn't say that, you said that if you haven't done anything wrong you can't get in trouble. That's not true. Even ignoring the times the police have done horribly illegal things, there are even people who have been executed or on death row who have been proven to be innocent. You're also talking on an international message board. In some parts of the world, the police are the last people you would ever want to cooperate with.

I agree that most cops in the western world are good people, but one should always approach every situation with a little skepticism, and if you think a situation is very wrong (even with the police), you need to use your better judgment. Most of the time, yes, this means you should just cooperate. I've never had a bad experience with the police. But that doesn't mean no one has, and there are bad people of every profession.

Yeah, you are right. I was talking about my own reality and from my own experiences.

The worse things that has happened to me is a cop refusing to shake my hand after he gave me a warning and another pretty rude because of a misunderstanding: he was flashing the lights to so I would get out of the way (a reserved for bus lane starting just at that time, I had not noticed, and I thought the lights meant do not move).


But as far as Connors go, did he have any reason not to cooperate with the cops?

From CNN:
"The eight-time Grand Slam champion was taken into custody on Friday night after refusing to comply with an order to leave an area near the entrance of the Thunderdome following a confrontation, police said in a statement."

Scotso
11-24-2008, 04:11 AM
But as far as Connors go, did he have any reason not to cooperate with the cops?

From CNN:
"The eight-time Grand Slam champion was taken into custody on Friday night after refusing to comply with an order to leave an area near the entrance of the Thunderdome following a confrontation, police said in a statement."

I don't know. And while I'm reluctant to give someone like him the benefit of the doubt, the article is very short on specifics. We really don't know what happened, so I can't judge the situation.

Mimi
11-24-2008, 06:03 AM
:o

General Suburbia
11-24-2008, 08:42 AM
I'm the son of a police officer, I know a lot of police officers. And frankly, I do not know any of them to be assholes. They have a really difficult job to do, the least we can do as law abiding citizens is to cooperate with the cops. If you have not done anything wrong, why would you not cooperate? WHY?

There is a kid this summer here in Montreal. He was with his stupid criminal brother (who was breaking his realease conditions) and other gang members. Cops show up, the gang refuse to cooperate. As the policewoman is making the arrest on his older brother, the kid jumps on the back of the policewoman. He got shot and died. That lead to riots in the community, and of course, BS accusations of police brutality and racial profiling (they are latinos).

If the older brother had cooperated with the cops (not breaking his realease conditions would have helped too, or better yet, not commiting gang related crimes to start with and be a good role model for his little brother), his kid brother would not be dead.
You live in Canada, or so your profile states. Nothing happens there.

BigJohn
11-24-2008, 01:43 PM
You live in Canada, or so your profile states. Nothing happens there.

It is true... Almost nothing... There is this case of running shoes (with feet still inside) the keep washing up on the West coast, there have been asian gangs drive-by shootings in Edmonton, gang violence in Toronto, a biker gang war in Montreal that was done but might have been reignited (literally) recently, a guy beheading another guy on a Greyhound bus, riots in the street of Montreal last summer... it's all good.

Lee
11-24-2008, 05:44 PM
It is true... Almost nothing... There is this case of running shoes (with feet still inside) the keep washing up on the West coast, there have been asian gangs drive-by shootings in Edmonton, gang violence in Toronto, a biker gang war in Montreal that was done but might have been reignited (literally) recently, a guy beheading another guy on a Greyhound bus, riots in the street of Montreal last summer... it's all good.

I think that's Calgary.

From my experience living both in US and Canada, the crime and/or police brutality(or whatever) problems in Canada are minor leagues compare to the majors in US.

smucav
11-24-2008, 06:24 PM
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=atCkD8CDvM1oTennis Champion Jimmy Connors Arrested in California (Update1)
By Bob Bensch

Nov. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Jimmy Connors, an eight-time Grand Slam tennis champion, was arrested late yesterday outside the arena where the University of California Santa Barbara basketball team was playing North Carolina.

Connors was taken into custody prior to the game after refusing to comply with an order to leave an area near the entrance of the Thunderdome arena, campus police said in a statement, without giving additional details.

Connors, 56, issued a statement thorough his business manager Karen Scott Happer saying he was picking up tickets for the game with his son Brett when he was twice confronted by a man who made derogatory comments and physical contact.

An altercation ensued and when campus police arrived, they told Connors to leave the campus.

“Jimmy said he wanted to stay and wait for his son to watch the game, and as a result was taken into custody,” the statement said. “Police told Jimmy that he was being taken into custody for ‘being a non-student refusing to leave the campus.’ Jimmy is extremely disappointed and embarrassed about the way the situation was handled.”

Connors won 109 singles titles during a 20-year career and was ranked No. 1 in the world three times, including a three- year run from 1974 to 1977. He retired from the ATP Tour in 1991. In March, Connors quit as coach for Andy Roddick after the two worked together for 19 months.

To contact the reporter on this story: Bob Bensch in London at bbensch@bloomberg.net.

Last Updated: November 22, 2008 18:56 EST

BigJohn
11-24-2008, 09:18 PM
I think that's Calgary.

From my experience living both in US and Canada, the crime and/or police brutality(or whatever) problems in Canada are minor leagues compare to the majors in US.

Minor league, no doubt, just like the CFL.

But nothing? Hardly.

(Pretty happy to be minor league in that department BTW. :) )

fleabitten
11-26-2008, 04:43 AM
Damn, these boards have gone to the gutter lately.
You should really watch the f-bombs - little kids can surf on here.

Scotso
11-26-2008, 06:03 AM
Damn, these boards have gone to the gutter lately.
You should really watch the f-bombs - little kids can surf on here.

Little kids can surf all boards, most of which are far more concerning than a place with a few naughty words that they already know, anyway. It's not our collective responsibility to parent the potential children that might stumble upon our posts.