Miami Hurricanes players arrested for Irene

526536.jpg

Miami Hurricanes players arrested for Irene

By Jon Fucile
WickedGoodSports.com

In yet another scandal for the University of Miami, multiple players were mistakenly charged with several felonies over damage caused by Hurricane Irene.

Investigators eager to make an example of Miamis players are working to get the school to declare all players ineligible for the season and are encouraging the NCAA to file actions against the school for the damage caused by the hurricane.

We think it is a clear cut case. Their name is the Hurricanes and Irene started to the south near Florida. We do not think this is a coincidence, said the lead investigator.

When contacted, NCAA spokesperson Stacey Osburn seemed confused.We have no idea how student athletes would have caused a natural disaster. This is clearly a case of Miami investigators taking things way too far, Osburn said.

Irene has been responsible for multiple injuries, millions of dollars worth of damage and has so far left millions of people without power up and down the east coast. Miami investigators believe someone must pay.

We have evidence that suggests the Hurricanes players started the storm in an attempt to eliminate any evidence against them in another ongoing investigation that they accepted money, cars and prostitutes as payment while playing for the University, a Miami police department spokesperson said.

Miami police decided to unlawfully arrest several Miami players, claiming that putting them in jail would prevent further damage due to Hurricane Irene.

When informed that the storm had already been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Miami investigators still seemed set on charging the players.

Of course theyre a tropical storm now, and investigator said. I think all this booster business proved how much they like to party!

We tried to reach the Miami Dolphins for comment to see if they would offer any support to the Hurricanes organization but all 56 of the Dolphins owners were out trying to find at least a semi-capable quarterback before the NFL season starts.

Eduardo Rodriguez strong, Red Sox down Mariners for 5th straight win

Eduardo Rodriguez strong, Red Sox down Mariners for 5th straight win

BOSTON (AP)  Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six scoreless innings and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of a sloppy performance by the Seattle Mariners to earn their season-high fifth straight win, 3-0 on Friday night.

It was the third consecutive win for Rodriguez (4-1), who went six innings, gave up just five hits and struck out four while throwing a season-high 112 pitches. Craig Kimbrel earned his 13th save.

Rodriguez has pitched at least six innings in his last seven starts, going 4-0 in that span.

The only run support Rodriguez needed came in the second inning, when Hanley Ramirez scored on Josh Rutledge's RBI groundout. Boston added two more runs in the sixth, scoring on a wild pitch and passed ball.

Yovani Gallardo (2-5) took the loss. He lasted 5 1/3 innings, gave up seven hits and was responsible for all three of Boston's runs. Seattle has won just one of its last seven.

Meanwhile, Boston gave Rodriguez got lots of help from his defense. Jackie Bradley Jr. had a pair of nice plays, getting an outfield assist in the second and running down another ball on the warning track in the sixth.

In addition to the pitching miscues, the Mariners had all kinds of issues in the wet conditions, committing two fielding errors.

The Red Sox left 11 runners on base, leaving the door open for the Mariners to get back in the game. But Seattle couldn't capitalize, going 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position. The Mariners also left seven runners stranded.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: LHP James Paxton (strained left forearm) was slated to make a rehab start Friday night in Double-A Arkansas. He has been on the 10-day disabled list since May 5. He could be activated for a start at the end of the month against Colorado.

Red Sox: Infielder Marco Hernandez will be out the remainder of the season after undergoing stabilization surgery on his left shoulder on Friday. Hernandez was placed on the disabled list May 4 with a left shoulder misalignment. The 24-year-old hit .276 with two RBI in 21 games. ... A night after he left the game with left knee pain, 2B Dustin Pedroia was held out Friday for what manager John Farrell said was "precautionary reasons" because of the wet playing surface.

UP NEXT

Mariners: RHP Rob Whalen (0-2, 4.09 ERA in Triple-A Tacoma) will be making his major league start since last season with Atlanta. He will be 12th different starting pitcher the Mariners have used this season.

Red Sox: LHP Brian Johnson (1-0, 7.20 ERA) will be making his second major league start this year and third of his career.

---

More AP baseball:https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball