By Mary Paoletti
How's this for surprising news: The guy who ASKED in 2005 for three years to be tacked onto his 30-year prison sentence -- to honor Celtics legend, No. 33, Larry Bird -- now regrets the move.
His rationale at the time: I told them, Look, you might as well just give me three more and give me a number I like, he said. And Ive always liked Larry Bird. And Ive always liked the Boston Celtics.
Oh, well of course. Makes sense.
This kind of thing is why I'm freaked out that the Eric Torpy's of the world get to vote (before their convictions, of course).
I'm not sure if this is my favorite part:
Im pretty sure Bird thinks Im an idiot, says Torpy. I mean, truthfully, most people do. My own family does, so Im pretty sure he does, too.
Or if this is:
Torpy said the district attorney and judge should never have lengthened his plea bargain agreement.In my mind, they became unprofessional, he says. Why feed into my game? Im a criminal.You know what, Torpy? Maybe it wasn't the appropriate decision. But you were the one who committed armed robbery and tried to shoot and kill people, which is generally worse than being "unprofessional." So get over it.
And maybe keep your mouth shut.
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HARRISON, N.J. - Daniel Royer finished a nice sequence in the 74th minute, Luis Robles made a diving save in the closing minutes and the New York Red Bulls rallied to beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Saturday night.
Felipe sent the ball left to Kemar Lawrence alongside the box and he put a cross to Royer on the back post for an easy finish on his fourth goal.
Robles, who only allowed Lee Nguyen's penalty kick in the ninth minute, preserved the win with his fourth save, diving to his left to block Diego Fagundez's shot from outside the box.
Bradley Wright-Phillips tied it for New York (6-6-2), which was winless in its last four matches, when he pounced on a loose ball and backheeled it into the net. New England goalkeeper Cody Cropper had pounced on a cross by Kemar Lawance, but Cropper could hold on and Wright-Phillips was there to clean up for his sixth goal.
Damien Perrinelle fouled Fagundez in the penalty area after a great pass from Kei Kamara, allowing Nguyen to step up for his sixth goal. New England (4-5-4) had won two straight and lost just one of its previous six. It is 0-5-2 on the road.