Rutgers defensive back Darian Dailey was one of two men arrested Sunday and charged with felony robbery in Florida after allegedly accosting a man on a bicycle, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
“We are aware of the situation and are gathering facts,” Rutgers coach Kyle Flood said in a statement, per Dan Duggan of NJ.com. “Once those facts are gathered, we will take the appropriate action.”
Dailey, 19, and accomplice Trazelle Johnson are alleged to have demanded money from a man riding a bicycle early Sunday morning after showing him a handgun. It is unclear whether Dailey or Johnson was holding the gun. The amount of money stolen from the victim has also not been publicly made available.
Both men were identified by the victim after police located their car. They were arrested and charged with robbery with a firearm, a felony charge. Florida state laws call for a minimum of a 10-year sentence for armed robbery when “the offender possesses a firearm or destructive device during commission of the offense or flight therefrom,” in accordance with its 10-20-Life policy.
Dailey was a 2-star recruit in the Class of 2014, per 247Sports, and redshirted during his freshman season. He and Johnson are currently being held in jail while awaiting arraignment. Both have been assigned a $150,000 bond.
Surfer Blood hit a setback in their efforts to raise money for guitarist Thomas Fekete after the band’s touring van was broken into Saturday on the outskirts of Chicago. Throughout Surfer Blood’s tour in support of their new LP 1000 Palms, the band have been collecting donations for Fekete, who left the group after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Surfer Blood had played Chicago’s Lincoln Hall Friday night. “Not only did we lose thousands of dollars in personal items and show settlements, but we also lost all cash donations we collected for Thomas over the last 8 shows at our merch table,” the band told fans on Facebook (via Stereogum). “This last detail is perhaps the most heartbreaking of all in that so much positivity and amazing generosity could be ruined by one bad person(s).”
Surfer Blood also told fans to keep an eye out for some one-of-a-kind guitar pedals in Chicago-area pawn shops, as that might lead to the culprit. The band’s instruments were not stolen in the robbery, and their tour will continue as scheduled.
In April, Fekete announced that he would leave Surfer Blood in order to battle “a very rare and aggressive” form of cancer that had spread to his spine and lungs. In addition to undergoing chemotherapy, Fekete hoped to pursue an “alternative treatment plan” that wasn’t completely covered by his health insurance. “Any bit of help would be massive for me, as I’m no longer able to tour and make a living, and my wonderful wife/best friend whom I just married in November will now be leaving work to help me throughout my treatment,” Fekete wrote in April.
While Fekete’s GoFundMe set up an initial goal of $76,000, fans helped the guitarist easily tackle that figure. A new benchmark of $120,000 was established, with over $83,000 already raised. “Any extra funds collected when this is all said and done will be donated to further my doctor’s alternative cancer research,” Fekete wrote. “I not only feel great, but I am in great spirits, and I know this will soon be over like a bad dream.”
In recent weeks, Surfer Blood have played a couple of benefit shows for Fekete, including one at New York’s Bowery Ballroom and another in their hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida. It’s unclear whether the revenues from those shows were part of the theft.
Maintaining good health while enduring a grueling tour schedule is an issue for a lot of rappers. Juicy J recently had to tap the breaks on his The Hustle Continues tour when he was hospitalized prior to a show in San Fransisco after suffering from shortness of breath, yesterday (May 23). “I wanna apologize to my fans in San Fran I had to rush to the hospital I’m having shortness of breath I love you all pray for me,” he posted on Twitter.
The Three 6 Mafia co-founder later took to Instagram to give an update on the situation revealing he was dignosed with exhaustion. “The Dr said I’m Exhausted I haven’t been getting enough rest but I’ll be ok San Fran my Apologies i will make it up #THCTOUR still going strong.” It appears he was released a short time later.
Juice has a couple days off before the tour continues, May 26 in Seattle. Check out the remaining dates, below.
May 26 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo May 27 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom May 30 Denver, CO Fillmore June 3 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre June 5 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room June 6 Chicago, IL House of Blues June 7 Detroit, MI St Andrews Hall June 8 Cleveland, OH House of Blues June 10 Boston, MA House of Blues June 12 Wallingford, CT The Dome June 13 Philadelphia, PA TLA June 15 New York, NY Irving Plaza June 17 Washington DC Fillmore June 18 Raleigh, NC The Ritz June 19 Charlotte, NC Fillmore June 20 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues June 25 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle June 26 Orlando, FL Venue 578 June 27 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore June 28 Tampa, FL Ritz Ybor
Sam Allardyce will be leaving West Ham this summer after the club confirmed they will not be offering him a new deal.
Big Sam’s time in east London ended on Sunday afternoon as his side crashed 2-0 against former club Newcastle United.
Eurosport confirmed the breaking news:
The Press Association’s Rob Harris quoted Allardyce after the Newcastle match, with the boss confirming his departure:
The move comes as no surprise despite the Hammers finishing in mid-table respectability.
Rob Shepherd of the Daily Mail reported Allardyce was fully aware of the club’s intentions to relinquish their relationship with the gregarious coach, claiming the manager refused owner David Sullivan’s wishes for him to move upstairs to a director of football position.
West Ham were sensational in the first half of the season, flirting with the Champions League positions as other major teams struggled.
But the second half of the season has been uninspiring, with the Hammers looking out of sorts and static.
Shepherd says Allardyce’s decision to refuse Sullivan permanently damaged their relationship, and former West Ham player Slaven Bilic is the bookies’ favourite to take the reigns.
Allardyce finishes his tenure with just two wins in his last 15 EPL games, per Squawka.com, but he will surely be in demand for a new position next season.
West Ham have decided it is time for change, but it is a dangerous game to play when you are safe in the Premier League. The Hammers have aspirations to be a bigger club, but they only have to look at Charlton Athletic, who also parted terms with their coach when in mid-table in the EPL. Charlton sank like a stone through the divisions—and West Ham will be hoping they do not follow suit.
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