Feb 14, 2024; Kansas City, MO, USA; Fan watch the parade procession during the celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs winning Super Bowl LVIII. Mandatory Credit: Julia Kapros-USA TODAY Sports

Two adults charged with murder in Super Bowl parade shooting

Two men have been charged with felony murder on Tuesday in the mass shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl celebration last week.

Lyndell Mays of Raytown (Mo.) and Dominic M. Miller of Kansas City each face one count of second-degree murder, Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced in an afternoon news conference.

Mays and Miller also have been charged with two counts of armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. They are both being held on $1 million bond.

Local radio personality Lisa Lopez-Galvan was killed in the shooting and at least 39 others were injured, per the Kansas City Star.

Per Peters Baker, Mays was involved in an argument with another person and drew a handgun. Miller and others, in turn, responded by drawing their weapons, but Miller’s weapon allegedly fired and killed Lopez-Galvan, Peters Baker said.

“We seek to hold every shooter accountable for their actions on that day — every single one,” the prosecutor said. “While we are not there yet on every single individual, we’re going to get there.”

Two juveniles were charged in connection to the shootings at the celebration.

The shootings occurred outside popular Union Station on Wednesday on a day in which roughly 1 million people turned out to celebrate Kansas City’s Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 11. There were more than 800 police officers in the vicinity.

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Trey Holly (25) runs the ball as the LSU Tigers take on the the Army Black Knights in Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October. 21, 2023.

LSU RB Trey Holly arrested in Louisiana shooting

LSU running back Trey Holly is facing three felony charges, including attempted second-degree murder.

He turned himself in to authorities in Farmerville, La., one of three arrests made on Thursday in connection with a shooting last week that injured two people.

Holly is also charged with aggravated criminal damage to property and illegal use of a weapon and is being held on a $512,000 bond, Union Parish Sheriff Dusty Gates confirmed to The Advocate.

The incident occurred at an apartment complex at about 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. One woman was in critical condition after being shot three times and a man was shot once in his lower leg, according to police.

Investigators determined that three shooters fired multiple rounds following an earlier altercation at the location.

LSU issued a statement saying it is “aware that a student-athlete has been arrested in relation to a shooting in Union Parish.” The school said the student-athlete has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities.

Holly was a four-star recruit in the Tigers’ 2023 recruiting class out of Union Parish High School in Farmerville, where he broke the state’s all-time rushing record with 10,523 yards and scored 160 touchdowns.

The 5-foot-7, 192-pound Holly played in three games for LSU in 2023 and rushed 11 times for 110 yards and a touchdown. He was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week after running for 91 yards — including a 67-yard touchdown — in his Oct. 21 debut against Army.

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Pat Mahomes Sr., the father of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, played for the Nashville Sounds in 2003 and 2004.

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Patrick Mahomes’ father arrested, charged with DWI in Texas

Patrick Mahomes Sr., father of Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, was arrested in Tyler, Texas, by police Saturday and charged with driving while intoxicated, per online jail records.

According to those records, Mahomes Sr. was released on $10,000 bond. The Kansas City Star referenced court records showing Mahomes Sr. pleaded guilty to a 2018 DWI charge and served 40 days in jail.

Per state law, Mahomes Sr. could receive a sentence of up to 10 years in prison for the third-degree felony.

Mahomes Sr. pitched for 11 seasons in the major leagues.

The Chiefs face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas next Sunday.

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Dec 3, 2022; Atlanta, GA, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Kayshon Boutte (7) carries the ball following his reception against the Georgia Bulldogs during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Pats WR Kayshon Boutte arrested on illegal betting charge

New England Patriots wide receiver Kayshon Boutte has been arrested on charges related to illegal online gaming while he was at LSU, Louisiana State Police said Thursday.

Boutte, 21, created a fraudulent online account, using an alias, police said in a news release, which detailed the volume of bets placed from that account.

“Between April 6, 2022, and May 7, 2023, the alias account believed to be used by Boutte placed over 8,900 wagers,” police said. “Of the 8,900 wagers, at least seventeen were on National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football games, with at least six of those wagers on LSU football.”

Boutte turned himself in on a felony charge of computer fraud and a misdemeanor count of gaming prohibited for persons under 21. He was booked at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison

TV station and then immediately released after posting a $6,000 bond, per a report from television station WAFB. The report said the wagers and payouts of the bets reached “several hundred thousand dollars.”

LSU issued a statement on the matter Thursday.

“In July 2023, LSU was made aware of allegations regarding a former student-athlete’s improper conduct related to sports gambling while enrolled at the University. Since then, we have fully cooperated with all relevant authorities involved in the investigation and will continue to do so. We have no evidence that any other student-athletes participated in these prohibited activities, and we are grateful for measures that detect and discourage sports gambling related misconduct.”

A source told WAFB that Boutte never bet “against himself” or his actions in LSU games.

Boutte played for three seasons at LSU from 2020-22, catching 131 passes for 1,782 yards and 16 touchdowns in 27 games.

The Patriots drafted him in the sixth round in 2023 and he appeared in five NFL games, catching two passes for 19 yards.

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Nov 11, 2023; Corvallis, Oregon, USA; Oregon State Beavers running back Damien Martinez (6) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half against the Stanford Cardinal at Reser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon State RB Damien Martinez arrested on suspicion of DUII

Oregon State running back Damien Martinez was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants, according to police in Corvallis, Ore.

The Corvallis police log notes a 19-year-old male, confirmed to be Martinez, is accused of DUII, reckless driving and reckless endangering after a traffic stop for running a red light.

Because Martinez is under 21, he was also cited for possession of marijuana as a minor.

Martinez addressed his situation in a post on social media Thursday.

“Made a mistake, I am fine, I WAS FINE, I’ll be fine…” Martinez wrote.

It was unknown what discipline Martinez would face as the No. 20 Beavers await a bowl game assignment.

The Beavers went 8-4 in the regular season, and Martinez led them in rushing, ranking second in the Pac-12 with 1,185 yards. He scored nine touchdowns.

Oregon State already was in a state of flux with coach Jonathan Smith leaving for the Michigan State job and quarterback DJ Uiagalelei reportedly preparing to enter the transfer portal.

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Nov 10, 2023; Frankfurt, Germany; Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay speaks during a fan event at Chicago Meatpackers before an International Series game against the New England Patriots. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Colts’ Jim Irsay blames 2014 arrest on police prejudice

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said his 2014 arrest for driving under the influence was a result of police profiling him as a “rich, white billionaire.”

Irsay, 64, gave his view during a sit-down interview with Andrea Kremer on “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” which aired Tuesday night.

“I am prejudiced against because I’m a rich, white billionaire,” Irsay said. “If I’m just the average guy down the block, they’re not pulling me in, of course not.”

When Kremer asked Irsay how he thought his comment would be received, the latter doubled down on his stance.

“I don’t care what it sounds like,” Irsay said. “It’s the truth. … I could give a damn what people think how anything sounds or sounds like. The truth is the truth, and I know the truth.”

Irsay pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated. When asked why he pleaded guilty if he felt he was being profiled, Irsay said he wanted to put the matter to bed.

Officers from The Carmel (Ind.) Police Department said Irsay had difficulty reciting the alphabet and failed other field sobriety tests after being pulled over in March 2014.

Irsay told HBO Sports that he failed the tests because he was just coming off hip surgery.

“The arrest was wrong,” he said. “I had just had hip surgery, and had been in the car for 45 minutes. And what — they asked me to walk the line? Are you kidding me? I can barely walk at all.”

The Carmel Police Department offered the following statement to the Indianapolis Star:

“We are very sorry to hear that comment about our officers and our department,” it read. “We have a very professional agency consisting of officers that strive to protect our community with integrity and professionalism.”

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Oct 29, 2023; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) evades a tackle by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Tony Brown (38) during the first quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Saints WR Michael Thomas charged with pair of misdemeanors

All-Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas is facing a pair of misdemeanor charges after an alleged altercation with a construction worker in Kenner, La.

The New Orleans Saints star was arrested Friday night when the worker, part of a crew building a house in Thomas’ neighborhood, said Thomas began yelling at him and then threatened him about parking in front of his house, Kenner police said in a statement.

When the construction worker started to record what was happening, Thomas became upset and threw a brick at the worker’s parked truck but caused “little if any damage,” per the police statement. Thomas also knocked the phone out of the worker’s hands and shoved him, per police.

Thomas, 30, was charged with simple battery and criminal mischief, both misdemeanors. He was released about three hours after his arrest and was cooperative, police in Kenner said.

The Saints said they were aware of the incident and were looking into it.

Thomas is in his eighth season with the Saints, who picked him with the No. 47 overall selection of the 2016 NFL Draft. He recorded consecutive 1,000-yard seasons in his first four years in the league, culminating with 1,725 yards and nine touchdowns in 2019, when he was named Offensive Player of the Year.

This season, he has appeared in nine games (six starts) with 38 catches for 439 yards.

The Saints (5-4) lead the NFC South and will play Sunday at the Minnesota Vikings (5-4).

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Apr 30, 2022; Birmingham, AL, USA; Houston Gamblers head coach Kevin Sumlin argues with the referees during the first half at Protective Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland co-OC Kevin Sumlin away from team after DUI charge

Maryland co-offensive coordinator Kevin Sumlin is away from the team this week after being booked on driving under the influence charges over the weekend in Florida.

Head coach Mike Locksley also told reporters Tuesday that Sumlin faces unspecified discipline.

Amid Maryland’s bye week, Sumlin was arrested early Saturday morning, per a Hillsborough County (Fla.) police report. He refused a breathalyzer test, pleaded not guilty and waived arraignment.

“We’re aware of the charges. It’s disappointing. As coaches, we have to set the example and model the behavior that we want (from) our players — and we take it very seriously,” Locksley said. “At the same time, I will also say he’s part of our football family, and we’re going to support Kevin.”

The Maryland student newspaper, The Diamondback, was first to report the news of his arrest. Per the report, there was no crash or property damage leading to Sumlin’s arrest.

Sumlin, 59, has served as the head coach of Houston (2008-11), Texas A&M (2012-17) and Arizona (2018-20). He is in his first season at Maryland as the co-OC, the tight ends coach and the associate head coach.

As a college head coach, Sumlin had a career 95-63 record, including 4-3 in bowl games.

Sumlin spent 2022 as the head coach and general manager of the Houston Gamblers of the USFL.

Maryland (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) plays at Northwestern this Saturday.

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Sep 7, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Justyn Ross (8) runs onto the field against the Detroit Lions prior to a game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs WR Justyn Rose arrested on suspicion of criminal damage

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Justyn Ross was arrested Monday in Shawnee, Kan., on suspicion of criminal damage exceeding $25,000, a felony.

He was in the custody of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office late Monday afternoon, according to multiple media reports. Ross was due for a court appearance Tuesday afternoon.

KCTU5 TV reported that the arrest was classified by the sheriff’s office as occurring in connection with a domestic violence allegation.

The Chiefs acknowledged awareness of the arrest but issued no further comment, according to ESPN.

Ross, 23, was signed by Kansas City as an undrafted free agent out of Clemson in May 2022. He missed all of last season due to a foot injury.

He made his NFL debut this year, and he has appeared off the bench in all seven of the Chiefs’ games. Ross has three catches for 34 yards and a touchdown, though he hasn’t been targeted with a pass in either of the past two games.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said earlier Monday of Ross, “We’re trying to bring him along here. I know he didn’t have the catches, but he was in on quite a few plays. I just think the more of that, the better for him. He’s got a lot of talent, and we want to keep bringing him along.”

Ross had a 1,000-yard receiving season for Clemson as a freshman in 2018, but he missed all of the 2020 season following spinal surgery.

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Oct 15, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams cornerback Derion Kendrick (1) drops Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Brown (center) for a tackle with linebacker Christian Rozeboom (56) and cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (top center) during the second half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Alex Gallardo-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Rams CB Derion Kendrick expects to play Sunday

The Los Angeles Rams have listed starting cornerback Derion Kendrick as questionable to play Sunday despite his two days in police custody for a pair of misdemeanor gun charges, but Kendrick said he expects to play.

The Rams (3-3) will host the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2) at 4:05 p.m. Eastern.

Kendrick, the second-year player whom the Rams drafted in the sixth round in 2022, would not get into specifics about his arrest or the case against him, but the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office had said he was charged with carrying a concealed firearm and carrying a loaded firearm.

It was Kendrick’s second arrest in 2 1/2 years that involved a gun. In March 2021 in his hometown of Rock Hill, S.C., police said they found him asleep in his car with a gun and marijuana, according to ESPN.

Rams coach Sean McVay also talked like he expected to have Kendrick available, saying he had been in contact with the league office about the player’s arrest and doesn’t envision a quick punishment coming down.

Kendrick acknowledged losing “a couple of pounds” during his time in custody and was getting his conditioning back up to speed. He played in 15 games last season, starting six, and has started in all six this season.

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