Saturday, April 19, 2003

OP gets fined for disturbing the peace

As written here, former University of Virginia basketball player Olden Polynice showed up two hours late for court, entered a plea of guilty, and was fined $450 for an incident in which he shouted at a city attorney who had prosecuted him for another charge.

In my undergraduate days, I thought of him as "Olden." He was the preppiest 7-foot black man I had ever seen. He had some troubles, though, in his student days (as recorded here) and these many years later he is still playing basketball but still getting his name in the newspaper for stories like this. In the Salt Lake City article, Polynice at age 38 "insisted he had taken responsibility for his actions, and he vowed his troubles with the law were over."

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