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NJ man vomited on family at Phillies game, police say
Last Updated: 7:54 AM, April 16, 2010
Posted: 7:47 AM, April 16, 2010
PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey man is facing charges after police say he intentionally vomited on an 11-year-old girl in the stands during a Phillies game.
Twenty-one-year-old Matthew Clemmens of Cherry Hill, N.J., was arraigned early Friday morning on charges stemming from an incident during Wednesday night’s Phillies-Nationals game.
Police say Clemmens began trying to make himself vomit on an off-duty police captain and his family after a companion was removed from the stadium for unruly behavior.
Easton police Capt. Michael Vangelo says he saw Clemmens put his fingers down his throat and throw up, hitting Vangelo and his 11-year-old daughter. Philadelphia police say Clemmens also punched Vangelo and vomited on an arresting officer.
Clemmens was in custody Friday morning on charges including assault and harassment. Bail was set at $12,000.
They said it would never happen, but Brad Factor:10 took the stage again. Check out some highlights:
Last night Confusingous deleted TNA Impact! from his DVR series recording list. And he is not alone.
Check out what Lance Storm has to say:
TNA: I’m Done
April 6, 2010
Well folks I’m done. I’m not going to rant, I’m not going to tell you all the things I hated about Impact this week, because none of it matters, I’m just done; I’m done watching Impact for good. I’ve stopped watching before just for my own sanity and peace of mind, but each of those times I intended it to be a temporary break. This time I’m not planning on coming back and checking to see if things have gotten better after a while, I’m washing my hands of the whole thing; I’m done.
The straw that broke the camels back for me was the unprotected chair shot to the head of Rob Terry by Homicide. Yes they have done chair shots to the head before, and they bothered me then too, but this one was different; this unprotected chair shot to the head came just 2 days after Chris Kanyon’s suicide death and I just couldn’t stomach it. I know there will be defenders out there that will want to argue that Chris Kanyon’s depression that led to his suicide has not been determined to as a result of concussions he suffered due to chair shots to the head, but that is just a cop out, in my opinion.
Sure you could argue that one chair shot to the head does not necessarily result in a concussion, and one concussion does not necessarily result in brain damage or depression, and not everyone with depression commits suicide, but let’s be real. Anyone who tries to argue that concussions aren’t really bad, are idiots and they need to go have a talk with Chris Nowinski and the Sports Legacy Institute. I’ve spoke at length with Chris and a couple of the doctors doing research into concussions and there is not a whole lot of doubt that concussions cause brain damage and depression, and instances of suicide increase dramatically as a result of this brain trauma.
The wrestling Industry has suffered an incredible number of deaths due to drug use, steroid use, and suicide over the last several years, and in a post Benoit tragedy world seeing a wrestling company put no effort forth to protect it’s talent roster offends me to no end.
Let’s just look at this one incident, and this is not meant to be a burial of Rob Terry, I don’t even know the guy and I wish him all the success in the world, but I think this really needs to be said. I’m genuinely concerned for the well being of people in this business and after the incredible number of deaths this industry has suffered over the years someone has to say something. I’m not looking to place blame for past events, I’m looking for action now to improve the future.
Rob Terry took a stiff unprotected chair shot to the head last night on Impact. The chair shot to the head was intended to help get him over as a monster. Why is Rob Terry getting this push? Rob Terry is getting this push because of his body; TNA likes his look. Unless you have your head completely buried in the sand you know one of the main contributing components to a body like Rob Terry’s; and we know the heath risks involved with it. Steroid use while likely not lethal on its own does greatly increase one’s chances of a heart attack at a young age. Far too many wrestler deaths are due to a heart attack, and while steroid use is usually only a contributing factor, not the sole cause, it can not be argued that steroids played a significant role in many early heart attack deaths in this business.
We also know that getting off steroids after years of use/abuse can lead to depression. We also know that concussions lead to brain trauma which can result in depression. Depression in athletes often leads to suicide, which it unfortunately did in the case of Chris Kanyon a mere 2 days before last night’s chair shot on Impact.
What a horrific tribute this was to the death of Chris Kanyon. How the people in charge of TNA can be either this insensitive or this oblivious is beyond me. Now I’m not saying that this one instance has sealed the fate of young Rob Terry or that TNA has sentenced him to death, but there are many roads one can travel on in life and we all know where this particular road leads. Rob Terry and TNA together have very willingly chosen a very dangerous road to go down, and it is a journey I refuse to witness or support.
When is this industry and the people in it going to wake up and learn from the death toll this business has experienced? Thankfully WWE is taking steps forward with their wellness policy and the banning of chair shots to the head, but TNA seems content to seek short term, shock value ratings and ignore the horrific long term writing on the wall. This may be a decision the company and the talent made willingly together, but it is one I am not willing to tolerate any longer. I have lost too many friends, and we should all know better by now.
I have been in this industry since 1990 and below is a list of people I have known and lost during my career. I am beyond sympathy and to the point of rage when I have to add a new name to this list, and while steroid use and concussions are not the only causes of these deaths, denying they play a significant role in many of them is ludicrous and we have to start taking every step possible to protect the health and well being of the people in this industry. The people on this list are not without blame, almost all went down their road willingly, so it’s time for the Industry to step up and start protecting its own (like WWE is trying to do with Wellness), and maybe it’s time for the fans to demand it too, with their support or lack there of.
Bam Bam Bigelow
Road Warrior Hawk
Big Boss Man
Big Dick Dudley
Bobby Duncum Jr.
Davey Boy Smith
Andrew Test Martin
Edward “Umaga” Fatu
Rest in peace my friends. Here is to hoping that in addition to mourning your loss, we learn from your mistakes and do everything in our power to help others avoid your fate.
Now, Confusingous is not watching it because it just seems like there is not clear thread or indication of what is going on. Perhaps it’s all building towards something, but, there just doesn’t seem to be a reason to keep watching until that happens.
I wish the company the best and hope they can get their act together, but until then, no mas!
You may have heard that Confusingous was quoted recently in the June 2010 issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated (check out page 9).
However, you may not have heard that he was sourced here as well.
Well, Hulk Hogan thought he was being sneaky, using RVD’s signature pose to quietly tell Jimmy Hart that he was just signed to TNA while on the Jim Kerr morning show. However, even though it’s radio, and the listeners won’t see it, the video footage kind of gives it away.
Word is TNA front office is not too happy. But, come on! It was like one of the worst kept secrets anyway. It’s been rumored for months. All he gave away was that it actually happened. It would be way different if, out of the blue, Sabu showed up.
(note – Confusingous just soiled himself other the thought of RVD/Sabu in TNA)
We got the footage:
Note – the GM’s have not called back!
It doesn’t appear he’s playing ‘Shot in the Dark’ but we love him anyway!
Sebastian Bach Stops Knife Wielding Fan At Guns N’ Roses Private Show Sunday Night
Chaos was narrowly averted at an intimate Guns N’ Roses concert when a man with a knife was tackled by ex-Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach reports The New Post’s Page Six.
The mystery man casually pulled out what appeared to be a switchblade knife as he walked into the packed and uber-exclusive “Nur Khan’s Rose Bar Sessions” at the Gramercy Park Hotel on Sunday.
But Bach, who was standing near the door, immediately got the stranger thrown out of the bash, which was attended by a host of stars including Mickey Rourke.
A witness reports, “The man walked in while Guns N’ Roses was onstage and pulled out a knife and flicked the blade out. Sebastian, who was standing on a banquette said: ‘Nobody is getting anywhere near my man Axl Rose with a knife,’ and went after him. Security then immediately threw him out. The man appeared to be drunk. It was dealt with so quickly that none of the other guests or the band were aware of it.”
The private Valentine’s Day concert was the hottest ticket in town, with a handpicked crowd including the Strokes’ Fabrizio Moretti and Albert Hammond Jr., Ryan Phillippe, Zoe Kravitz, Josh Lucas, Yigal Azrouel and Sophia Bush, who all packed into the Rose Bar for the DeLeon Tequila-sponsored first of Khan’s series of intimate concerts.
Guns N’ Roses played for two hours for 150 guests, finishing up at 3 a.m. before moving the party upstairs with a group of models and friends until 6 a.m.
When earlier asked by The Post’s Brian Niemietz if long metal hair will come back in fashion, Bach said, “If it does, people better start now because it takes seven [bleep]ing years to get it this length.” Flaunting his golden locks, Bach added, “And this isn’t some Jessica [bleep]ing Simpson hair extensions — this is the real deal.” A rep for the Rose Bar declined to comment.
While most people will say ECW died a long time ago, it seems that WWE is making it official -
‘The End Of ECW In Three Weeks – Details Inside
By Ryan Clark | February 02, 2010
On tonight’s edition of ECW on SyFy, Vince McMahon announced that ECW will finish up in three weeks and will be replaced by the next evolution of the WWE.
The final episode of ECW on SyFy airs on March 23rd, with the debut of “WWE NXT” to air on March 2nd. The episode will likely be taped that evening from Wichita, Kansas. ‘
Let’s see these Mexican Cartels deal with this!
I can think of three defense backs who are not.
Confusingous actually watched the game where Lawrence Taylor ended Joe Theisman’s playing career with a hit that led to a grotesque broken leg.
Well, this one gives that play a run for it’s money -