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Evilmav2
07-04-2006, 04:05 PM
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Bulls mascot charged with attacking off-duty cop

Associated Press

CHICAGO -- A Chicago Bulls mascot dressed in a bright red costume was charged with attacking an off-duty officer after driving a mini-motorcycle through an outdoor festival.

Barry Anderson, the Bennie the Bull mascot, is accused of throwing a punch at an off-duty police officer, knocking off his glasses and breaking his watch.

Barry Anderson, the Benny the Bull mascot, was charged with misdemeanor battery and driving within a parkway. The 26-year-old man is accused of throwing a punch at the sheriff's deputy, knocking off his glasses and breaking his watch.

Anderson was riding the motorcycle through the festival without a permit Sunday, Police Capt. James Knightly said. When the off-duty officer, who was working security, tried to stop him, Anderson ran, police said. The officer chased and caught him.

"It would be premature to make any comment at this point until all the information is gathered," Bulls spokesman Tim Hallam said.

Veronica Resa, a spokeswoman with the Mayor's Office of Special Events, said Anderson was entertaining people at the Taste of Chicago festival.

"We always love working with the Chicago Bulls and we know that what happened was not their fault," Resa said.

Anderson's costume was returned to the United Center after his arrest, police said.

In 2005, another Bulls mascot, Da Bull, was sentenced to probation for 1 years for possession of cannabis with intent to deliver.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2509090

nashtymavsfan13
07-04-2006, 04:06 PM
LOL lmao :D

fluid.forty.one
07-04-2006, 04:09 PM
Oh crap, I thought this was going to be about Ben Wallace.

nashtymavsfan13
07-04-2006, 04:16 PM
Oh crap, I thought this was going to be about Ben Wallace.

Haha, Ben Wallace's nickname is Big Ben, not Benny the Bull.

fluid.forty.one
07-04-2006, 04:18 PM
Well I thought they were just being clever with his new team and all. I mean benny IS a bull now.

nah-vit-ski
07-04-2006, 08:22 PM
Yeah, he should be arrested..............for doing spectacular dunks that excite the fans!

http://www.nba.com/media/bulls/benny_050110.jpg

chumdawg
07-04-2006, 10:00 PM
Why is he wearing a Hornets jersey?

Personally, I think this is just another case of the man trying to keep Benny down.

sike
07-04-2006, 11:18 PM
hahaha

Dtownsfinest
07-06-2006, 04:57 PM
Oh crap, I thought this was going to be about Ben Wallace.


LOL. I actually thought it was about Ben Gordon. Never expected it to be about a mascot.

sike
07-07-2006, 03:43 AM
was the cop waving a red cape???

nashtymavsfan13
07-07-2006, 04:23 AM
Why is he wearing a Hornets jersey?

Personally, I think this is just another case of the man trying to keep Benny down.

He's not wearing a Hornets jersey, at least I don't think so.

DevinHarriswillstart
07-07-2006, 08:59 AM
The po po just can't take Benny's antics of having a pie thrown in his face and having his underwear pulled up over his head. That assault is of the worst kind.