Monday, September 29, 2008

Clemens In MORE Trouble


Roger Clemens is not the only one in the family who is causing trouble legally. His son
Koby Clemens and two Salem Avalance teammates were arrested about a month ago in Virginia at a bar.  Clemens and team mates were at Mac 'n' Bobs in Sunny Salem, VA after a game when the police were called to intervene.

ESPN's originally reported that Clemens and his teammates were stuck in a VA jail after a disturbance at the local bar.  The police statement said that about 50 people were in the parking lot of Mac and Bob's restaurant when officers arrived around 2 a.m to see young Clemens get taken away.  Those 50 people consisted of the entire population of individuals 21 or older that attend Roanoke College.  

In a news release by the AP, police said Koby Clemens, Mark Ori and Jimmy Goethals were arrested after police were called to the parking lot of a restaurant for a fight or a call of a potential fight. Clemens and Ori were charged with disorderly conduct. Goethals was charged with assault and battery.  All three were held in the Roanoke County-Salem Jail before being released on bond the next day.

The three play for the Salem Avalanche, which played its final game of the season Monday Septmber 1st, in Lynchburg against in state rivals the Lynchburg Hillcats.  Salem is the farm team for the Houston Astros.  The Astros have not officially commented yet, saying only that they were attempting to sort out the circumstances leading to arrest of the three players in their farm system.

Ricky Bennett, assistant general manager/director of player development for the Astros was quoted saying, "Based on the feedback and information we get from the court appearance, we will make a decision as to what disciplinary action will be taken."


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