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EricaLubarsky
08-07-2004, 03:42 AM
...even if it's court ordered

Associated Press
DETROIT -- Sacramento Kings star Chris Webber has finished half of his court-ordered community service under his grand jury fraud conviction by reading to needy children. U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds ordered Webber top perform 150 hours of the community service this summer and 150 hours next summer. Webber, a former University of Michigan star, pleaded guilty last year to criminal contempt for lying to a federal grand jury. Webber had been questioned about money that basketball booster Ed Martin said he gave Webber during the player's days at Birmingham Detroit Country Day and Michigan. Webber began his community service July 5 and completed at least 168 hours, said U.S. Probation Officer Phil Miller. Webber read to 60 students at a Detroit program called Summer Fun Factory. Marygrove College and the Police Athletic League sponsored the program, held at St. James Baptist Church. "It was a very positive experience for Chris. The most important part for him was to be able to help the kids," said Webber's spokeswoman, Erika Bjork.

Martin, who died last year at age 69, pleaded guilty in May 2002 to conspiracy to launder money. He admitted he took gambling money, combined it with other funds and lent it to several players while they were in school. The retired autoworker said he gave $616,000 to Webber and three other Wolverines players -- Maurice Taylor, Robert Traylor and Louis Bullock -- while they were amateurs. Martin said he gave Webber and his family $280,000 from 1988-93, a period extending from his freshman year in high school through his sophomore season at Michigan.

poohrichardson
08-07-2004, 06:16 AM
If the rumor was that Webber was on his way out of Sac-town, people would be kissing his ass right now instead of Stojakovic's... just food for thought.

MavKikiNYC
08-07-2004, 08:11 AM
Who has to be told by a judge to read to kids?

endtroducing
08-07-2004, 09:31 AM
say what you want to about the guy, but when he's healthy, he can ball.

MavKikiNYC
08-07-2004, 09:48 AM
Past tense.

Chiwas
08-07-2004, 11:04 AM
Poor kids.

sike
08-07-2004, 11:10 AM
poor CWeb, having to pretend that he can read in front of all those kids. i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif

XERXES
08-07-2004, 11:29 AM
Originally posted by: poohrichardson
If the rumor was that Webber was on his way out of Sac-town, people would be doing something else right now instead of Stojakovic's... just food for thought.

can a moderator address the crassness of this remark? geez.

Variant
08-08-2004, 06:04 PM
CWebb is one of the most community oriented players you'll meet--despite his questionable personal life. i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif He'd be doing this stuff court order or not.

Drbio
08-08-2004, 06:47 PM
Originally posted by: Variant
CWebb is one of the most community oriented players you'll meet--despite his questionable personal life. i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif He'd be doing this stuff court order or not.

Sure he would. right.....no really....we believe you......i/expressions/anim_roller.gif

mavsman18
08-08-2004, 09:10 PM
Thats pretty sad man. I dont think theres anyway he would've done any community service if a judge didint make him.

Drbio
08-08-2004, 09:17 PM
I suppose that keeping bailiffs and deputies busy could kind of be serving the community. At least the tax dollars involved in their salaries are being used right?