A judge has issued an arrest order for former NWA, WCW & WWF World Champion Ric Flair for not paying his estranged wife more than $32,000 in spousal support.
The Charlotte Observer reports that Flair was ordered to pay $4,000 a month to Jacqueline Beems, who filed for a legal separation last summer. Court documents say Flair didn't pay $32,352.51 following two court orders.
Flair says he hasn't paid due to a blood clot that kept him in the hospital for a month and out of work for 3 months as well as the death of his son, Reid, who was found dead in a hotel in April. Flair can avoid jailtime if he pays up.
Beems was charged Tuesday with making a harassing phone call. She's accused of making a series of calls to Flair's girlfriend. Flair says the calls and texts numbered more than 50.
Beems was released on a $500 unsecured bond, and her attorney calls the charges "unfounded and outlandish."
Jackson State was picked to finish 2nd in the East Division of the SWAC at the conference's media event yesterday.
The Tigers placed two players on the first team all-swac defense: DL Tedderick Terrell and CB Qua Cox who was named the Preseason SWAC Defensive Player of the year.
Five Tigers landed on the 2nd team; three on offense and two on defense. Running backs Tommy Gooden and Rakeem Sims were both selected along with O-lineman Jordan Arthur. On defense, linebacker Todd Wilcher and DB Cam Loeffler were tabbed.
Alabama State was picked to repeat in the East. Arkansas-Pine Bluff was picked picked to repeat in the West Division. UAPB's Golden Lions placed nine players on the first team. They were predicted to repeat as league champions.
JSU returns 15 starters from a team that went 7-4 last season, 7-2 in the SWAC.
Mississippi Valley State was picked 4th in the East, Alcorn State 5th.
For the first time the SWAC Championship game will move from Birmingham this year. The game will now be played in Houston, TX at Reliant Stadium, home of the NFL's Houston Texans.
Johnny "Football" left the Manning Passing Academy early due to "illness." Manziel was there as a college coach and advisor but missed assigned meetings and practice sessions due to a reported illness- code for being hungover.
Rumors are that Manziel was asked to leave by Archie Manning, and that his illness was the result of late nights out on the town...in Thibodaux, Louisiana no less.
Peyton Manning told ESPN.com that he "enjoyed meeting Johnny" and that he wants Manziel to "come back as a counselor next year." Manning also pointed out that his brother, Eli Manning, missed a meeting when he was a counselor at the camp years ago, and that counselors leave early on a regular basis.
Manziel apologized to camp officials for having to leave early...or for showing up late and hungover.
Al Jefferson struck gold in NBA free agency last week. It was a good Independence day for him, indeed!
The Monticello native, who was drafted straight into the NBA from Prentiss High School, landed a 3 year deal worth forty and a half MIIIIILION dollars!
The Bobcats, who have been terrible, will, no doubt, attempt to build around Jefferson and...well...they'll build around Jefferson.
We'll continue to keep you up to date on the Mississippians moving around in free agency on the show. That list still includes sharpshooting Jacksonian Monta Ellis.
According to Chris Broussard of ESPN.com, Jacksonian Monta Ellis will opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent in this coming NBA off season.
If Howard cannot achieve his top goal of playing with Chris Paul, teaming up with Ellis may become an option he would strongly consider.
Remember, Monta does have a nearly-$2 million-dollar home in Memphis.