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Iverson Investigated by Police for Alleged Threat

July 07, 2002|From Staff and Wire Reports

Allen Iverson is being investigated by police after two men accused him of threatening them at an apartment complex in Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia 76er star and another man, who was not identified, allegedly used "assaultive behavior" at the Cobbs Creek Court apartments early Wednesday, Police Capt. Stephen Glenn said.

That type of behavior can include "physical contact or the fear of physical contact," he said without elaborating.

No charges have been filed and police have not spoken with Iverson, who they believed was out of town.

The announcement of the investigation came after the Philadelphia Daily News published a story about the case Saturday. Citing unidentified sources, it reported that the two men said Iverson, armed with a gun, and another man went to the apartment looking for Iverson's wife and cousin.

Iverson and Tawanna Turner were married Aug. 3 and have two children.

Glenn said the men who filed the complaint did not contend they were physically assaulted. He declined to release a copy of the complaint, identify the complainants or specify their relationship, if any, with Iverson.

Only the two men who filed the complaint were at the apartment, Glenn said. Police, responding to a call, did not find Iverson or any intruders when they arrived at the apartment complex.

Police said they do not expect to make a decision about possible charges for several days.

A telephone message left at Iverson's lawyer's office on Saturday was not immediately returned. The 76ers had no immediate comment.

Horse Racing

Slammed, a promising 2-year-old thoroughbred, died early Saturday in a barn mishap at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

The son of Grand Slam was found dead in the shedrow of trainer Al Stall Jr. by a night watchman, track officials said.

Stall said Slammed appeared to have suffered a broken neck when the colt burst through the webbing of his stall and hit the barn wall with his head.

Owner B. Wayne Hughes bought Slammed for $250,000 at last year's Keeneland July sale.

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Jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr., a regular rider at Belmont Park, was arrested Friday and charged with assault and possession of a dangerous weapon.

According to police, Arroyo got into an argument at the Raxx Pool Hall in West Hempstead, N.Y., and hit three men with a wooden pool cue June 9.

One man was knocked unconscious. He was transported to Winthrop University Hospital for treatment of head injuries.

Miscellany

UCLA guard Ryan Walcott must sit out the first two games of the 2002-03 basketball season because he played nine minutes in an exhibition game before redshirting in 2000-01. Walcott, who averaged 10 minutes as a freshman backup to Cedric Bozeman last season, will sit out games against San Diego and Duke.

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Oliver Kahn, Germany's goalkeeper in the World Cup, will be sidelined for six weeks with a finger injury suffered in the tournament's final against Brazil. Kahn, voted the best player of the tournament, tore a ligament and damaged a joint in his little finger early in the second half of Germany's 2-0 loss to Brazil. Kahn is expected to return in time for Bayern Munich's Bundesliga opener against Moenchengladbach on Aug. 10.

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Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs beat Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst of Australia, 21-17, 16-21, 15-11, in the women's final of the $300,000 FIVB World Tour beach volleyball event at Stavanger, Norway. McPeak and Youngs won their third consecutive gold medal on the tour.

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Four Harvard crews advanced to the finals of the Henley Royal Regatta at Henley-On-Thames, England. Harvard's "A" and "B" Britania Cup crews for coxed fours will compete in an all-American final after winning their respective semifinals. Harvard won the semifinal of the Ladies' Plate for international eights and made it through to the final of the Temple Cup for student eights after it beat Marist.

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Andy Kelly threw eight touchdown passes and became the Arena Football League's all-time passing leader with 23,626 yards, leading host Dallas (7-5) to a 61-54 victory over Detroit (1-11).... Donnie Davis threw for four touchdowns and ran for another to lead Georgia (5-7) to a 54-33 victory over Buffalo (6-6) at Atlanta.... Mike Horacek caught five touchdown passes and Jay McDonagh threw for 220 yards and six touchdowns as New Jersey (8-4) beat New York, 76-50, at Uniondale, N.Y., the sixth straight loss for the Dragons (2-10).

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