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July 6, 1998 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's been two years since guard Roscoe Pondexter walked the cellblocks of Corcoran, two years since he wrapped his big basketball hands around the neck of an inmate and squeezed until the air nearly went out. "Now don't you go passing out on me, you hear?" he would whisper as he squeezed a little more, until he heard that tiny gurgle and the inmate had the eyes of someone drowning.
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July 6, 1998 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's been two years since guard Roscoe Pondexter walked the cellblocks of Corcoran, two years since he wrapped his big basketball hands around the neck of an inmate and squeezed until the air nearly went out. "Now don't you go passing out on me, you hear?" he would whisper as he squeezed a little more, until he heard that tiny gurgle and the inmate had the eyes of someone drowning.
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SPORTS
August 23, 1985
Former USC basketball players will meet Cal State Long Beach's basketball alumni at Cypress College Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Paul Westphal, Gus Williams, John Lambert, Mack Calvin, Maurice Williams and Jacque Hill are expected to represent USC. George Trapp, Glenn McDonald, Michael Wiley, Roscoe Pondexter, John Rambo and Lloyd McMillian are expected to play for Cal State Long Beach. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Cypress College basketball program.
NEWS
October 10, 1998 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren on Friday said the conduct of five state correctional officers indicted in connection with an inmate rape set up at Corcoran State Prison was "completely intolerable and stains the badges that they wear."
NEWS
October 19, 1999 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An inmate enforcer known at Corcoran State Prison as the "Booty Bandit" testified Monday that his rape of an inmate troublemaker was set up by correctional officers, some of whom laughed at the victim's pleas that his life was in danger. Wayne Robertson, the 6-foot, 2-inch, 220-pound rapist, manacled and glowering, told the Superior Court here that inmate Eddie Dillard, a prisoner half his size, should have never been put in his cell to endure two days of sexual assault in March 1993.
NEWS
October 5, 1999 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The criminal trial of four Corcoran State Prison officers accused of setting up the 1993 rape of inmate Eddie Dillard opened Monday with state prosecutors alleging that the entire incident--from a rape to a cover-up--was a "play cast in hell" with no angels. In his opening statement, state Deputy Atty. Gen.
SPORTS
February 15, 2008 | JERRY CROWE
While the nationally televised testimony of Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee made for great theater Wednesday, far more compelling and equally entertaining are the witness depositions that can be found online. . . . Debbie Clemens can't be happy about the revelations. . . . Reader Mike Casey notes that Roger Clemens is a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, Barry Bonds is a seven-time MVP and perjury is a seven-letter word. . . . Grammy trip standings 2008: Lakers 7-2, Kings 4-3-1, Clippers 3-4. . .
SPORTS
September 12, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Kansas guard Jacque Vaughn, who had decided to return to the Jayhawks for his senior season rather than make himself available for the NBA draft, will probably not play until January after suffering a wrist injury in a pickup game Tuesday night. Vaughn tore ligaments in his shooting wrist and surgery will be required. * Former USC and pro basketball player Mack Calvin has been named coach at Cal State Dominguez Hills.
SPORTS
March 14, 1991 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Perhaps Rick Aberegg was born in the wrong era. Maybe if he hadn't excelled in basketball during a time when people shorter than six feet didn't play in the NBA, Aberegg would have had a different destiny. Aberegg, who still holds the Katella High School single-season scoring record, started two seasons at point guard for Cal State Long Beach, on teams that were among the best in the nation.
NEWS
October 14, 1999 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former guard at Corcoran State Prison implicated four officers in a setup rape of an inmate troublemaker, testifying Wednesday that the officers were well aware that the inmate was being locked in the cell of a notorious sexual predator. In the most pivotal testimony yet in the 3-week-old criminal trial in Kings County, former guard Roscoe Pondexter pointed the finger at his one-time mentor and three other officers whom he said he once considered loyal and trusted co-workers.
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