LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A Pittsburgh Steelers fan who allegedly traded taunts with a crowd of Los Angeles Raiders fans was knocked unconscious during a game between the NFL teams at the Los Angeles Coliseum, police said Monday.
Paul Albrecht, 35, of Tucson, Ariz., remained in critical condition Monday after suffering a head injury that left him ″unconscious and unresponsive,″ said County-USC Medical Center spokeswoman Adelaida De La Cerda.
Shane Geringer, 19, was arrested for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon following Sunday’s attack during the Raiders’ 20-3 victory over the Steelers, said Lt. Rich Molony.
No weapon was used during the attack, but the victim was kicked after he had been knocked down, constituting assault with a deadly weapon, said Sgt. Kris Davis.
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - The Northeast Missouri State football team voted Monday to play Saturday, despite the death last weekend of linebacker Derringer Cade during a game.
Cade, a 20-year-old junior from Waynesville, Mo., died in a Bolivar, Mo., hospital about an hour after collapsing on the sidelines in the final minutes of Northeast’s game against Southwest Baptist on Saturday. The cause of death will not be known until autopsy results are released today.
More than 500 students, faculty and school staff members remembered Cade in an hour-long memorial service Monday night in Kirksville’s First Baptist Church.
Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Soldier’s Memorial Chapel at Fort Leonard Wood. Burial will be at Ozark Memorial VFW Cemetery in St. Robert. Smith Cade, the player’s father, is a command Sgt. Major at Fort Leonard Wood, the highest NCO rank on the base.
DONCASTER, England (AP) - A doping scandal hit British thoroughbred racing with the disclosure that two favored horses that ran badly this month were given tranquilizers before their races.
The Jockey Club, horse racing’s governing body in Britian, said Monday that Bravefoot, which finished last in a five-horse field, and Norwich, which finished fourth in a field of ten, were given an identical, fast-acting drug.
The doping was revealed in tests carried out at the Horseracing Forensic Laboratory at Newmarket and is the first officially confirmed case in Britain in 25 years. A Jockey Club statement following the tests said preliminary findings indicated both samples contained traces of a tranquilizer.
The scandal surrounds the three-day Doncaster meet that includes the prestigious $280,000 St Leger race Sept. 15.