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Jordan part of arson investigation

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by HOOP-T, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. HOOP-T

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    Interesting.....looks like one of his golfing buddies may have started a fire.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8917775/

    Report: Jordan part of arson investigation
    Officials say NBA legend not suspect, but ‘would know who was involved’

    Layne Murdoch / Getty Images file
    Michael Jordan retired for good after last season, after playing two seasons with the Wizards.


    NBCSports.com news services

    Updated: 1:53 p.m. ET Aug. 12, 2005
    Michael Jordan could be in some hot water over a recent fire in California.

    According to ESPN, Santa Barbara County Fire Department investigators want to speak to the former NBA star concerning a criminal arson investigation.

    It took 250 firefighters more than four hours to contain a 25-acre fire last Saturday adjacent to the Rancho San Marcos golf course where Jordan and about a dozen friends were playing golf.

    "While we do not believe Mr. Jordan is personally responsible for starting the fire, our investigators have been told that members of his party could have started it, and we would like to speak to Mr. Jordan or his managers to learn more about their group," Santa Barbara County Fire Department Spokesman Keith Cullom told ESPN on Thursday. "So far, we are not getting any cooperation from him.

    "Michael Jordan was not at the hole where the fire started, but it is believed he would know who was involved. While we're not asking Michael to pick up the phone and call us, it would be appropriate for his managers or representatives to assist in our investigation, and so far they are not."

    Estee Portnoy, a spokesperson for Michael Jordan, told ESPN: "As the authorities have noted, Michael Jordan had no involvement in the fire at Rancho San Marcos Golf Course in Santa Barbara, California. He was golfing at the golf course when the fire occurred and he praises the actions of the firefighters. He is also pleased that no one was injured in the fire."

    Whomever started the fire faces criminal charges, which could include recklessness, Cullom said.
     
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    You have to wonder, why wouldn't Jordan's people call back. Stupidity unless they are covering something up. Michael should have "fired" them by now for all the bad press. You gotta love the cops and firefighters tho'. They called his ass out on this one by going public.
     
  4. TECH

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    Jordan't waiting on a ref to bail him out.... :rolleyes:
     
  5. david_rocket

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    David Stern is going with the refs.
     
  6. PhiSlammaJamma

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    One witness said, "Finley was out of bounds."
     
  7. thatboyz

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    good one lmao
     

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