I got to tell you, in all of the news I’ve heard lately, this story may be the most unbelievable yet.
We have a college student who is going to the U.S. Military Academy and plays football for said school, having a run-in with very famous person and her body guards. The student is roughed up by the body guards, the Houston Police are called, and voila, the student is now headed for active duty, and will probably be going to war soon. How in the frog hair does all of this happen?????
In one of the more bizarre stories involving a college football player you’ll ever hear, Army cornerback Richard King has been suspended by the West Point school for one year following an incident at a Houston airport involving R&B singer Patti LaBelle and her bodyguards.
And, not only has he been suspended for a year, his sanctions also include being sent into active duty.
(Kinda makes running steps in a stadium seem trite, doesn’t it?)
King suffered a concussion — he’s reportedly had nearly 10 of those types of head injuries — during the March 11 altercation and has filed a lawsuit against LaBelle. Because of the injuries suffered during the incident, King has been told by doctors that he’ll never play football again.
Here are the pertinent details as relayed by HudsonValley.com:
King, who was home from spring break, filed a lawsuit this week, suing LaBelle, saying she ordered her bodyguards to beat him up as he waited for a ride home outside a terminal at Bush Intercontinental Airport. The lawsuit, which was obtained by the Associated Press, says LaBelle believed King was standing too close to her “(no doubt expensive) luggage, even though he was oblivious to her presence and the danger he was in.”
Be that as it may, King started nine games as a sophomore in 2010 and was expected to man one of the corner spots in 2011 until the incident/injury derailed those plans.
Just incredible. I’m a huge Army fan, I find this entire story somewhat unbelievable! Like you, I’ll have to wait for me details of this case, but it’s really amazing this happened.