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Tuesday, November 09, 2004

a stink about mink

Could a few mink coats mark the beginning of the end for John Calipari at the University of Memphis?

Crime on campus! Memphis Tigers basketball players say they were ripped off for nearly $70,000 worth of stuff! Four players: Arthur Barclay, Rodney Carney, Richard Dorsey, and Clyde Wade III, live together in an apartment on the University of Memphis campus. Eyewitness News obtained a copy of the police report filed and it lists several expensive items as stolen, including $40,000 in mink coats. The list of stolen items in its entirety is below.

The burglary happened while the Tigers were playing Christian Brothers University Saturday night. The burglars smashed the security gate and the window to the apartment. So far, no arrests have been made.

Stolen items include:

$40,000 – Various mink coats
$6,000 – Shoes
$5,000 – Trousers/pants
$4,000 – Custom-made shirts
$3,150 – Throwback jerseys
$2,500 – Diamond earrings
$1,450 – TVs/DVDs/Video games
$1,300 – Computers
+ Other items

All items total $66,720.

Or was the police report (since revised) filed by Rodney Carney and others a classic case of teenage deceit?

By Monday afternoon, the report was amended and minks removed. Curt Guenther, director of communications services at the UofM, said late Monday that the report instead now stated that nine fur coats "of some description" and two fur purses were taken. All together, those items were valued at $3,600, and, according to Guenther, did not belong to the players, but rather a friend.

Calipari better hope so, because without the illegal financial assistance of the school's boosters or NBA agents, I doubt his players can legally afford such luxuries.

(Via Confessions of the Overdressed. No lie).