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Indiana radio announcer arrested before IU-Purdue tipoff

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Bob Cook, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Todd Leary, former Indiana basketball player and current radio sidekick, gets arrested on real estate fraud charges -- on the Assembly Hall floor as he's getting ready for to announce the game.


    In some way, it makes sense that Leary is busted on fraud charges, considering the fraudulent reason Knight recruited him was as an (ultimately unsuccessful) lure to get Eric Montross.
  2. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Those cops must have been watching too much Law and Order. For a non-violent crime, there's no reason the police can't notify you to give yourself up and have it done nice and quiet at the police station, with your lawyer in tow. That's show-boating on their part.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

  4. Didn't he almost single-handedly beat Duke (in an eventual Indiana loss) in the Final Four with a bunch of late 3s? Is that him?
  5. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    I agree Hondo. It would have been in good taste to do arrest him after the game in the bowels of Assembly Hall.

    He missed a good game, though.
  6. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    That's OT
  7. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    He's facing 15 Class B felony charges, each punishable by a minimum of six years and a maximum of 20 years in prison. If convicted on each, he could conceivably be sentenced to serve between 90 and 300 years in prison.

    I have no problem with police making the arrest once the warrant is in hand and the suspect's location is known.

    It is unusual once a felony warrant is issued to simply ask the person to turn themselves in. The same courtesy would not be given to someone charged with other non-violent felonies such as drug trafficking, or bribery.

    Edit: changed the number of charges and years he's facing based on this story: http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100205/NEWS/2050335 Original number of charges had come from the IDS.
  8. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    That is the same guy. My earlier crack about his "fraudulent" recruitment aside, he turned out to be a fairly serviceable player at Indiana.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    If that's the case, then former Michigan player Jason Bossard had better be looking over his shoulder.
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Tough shit. Next time, don't defraud people and you don't have to worry about it.
  11. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Horseshit. I don't care how many counts and how many felonies. If they're non-violent, give the guy a chance to turn himself in. These cops were probably high-fiving later on and bragging about how they marched into Assembly Hall and busted a former IU basketball player.
  12. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    Because non-violent offenders never abscond?
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