We have some late afternoon links for perusal purposes ...
--- By now you've probably heard about the positively disgusting developments at Oregon, where a very detailed police report alleges that a woman was raped by three men's basketball players. Here's the latest from the Oregonian -- and as many other outlets have noted, the police report is quite graphic, so read at your own risk.
--- NFL.com has a detailed story about Austin Seferian-Jenkins as he prepares for this week's NFL draft. A good chunk of it focuses on Seferian-Jenkins' DUI arrest. Here's how the story begins:
Austin Seferian-Jenkins has meticulously mapped every major step of his life with detailed precision.
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Strips of blue masking tape with inscribed goals intricately line the wall of his childhood home in Fox Island, Washington, like seeds planted in a garden.
Be a good brother and son. ... Make Gig Harbor High School's varsity football and basketball teams. ... Be a good teammate. ... Play college ball at the University of Washington. ... Break school records. ... Be a role model. ... Play in the NFL.
When Seferian-Jenkins' name is called in Radio City Music Hall this weekend -- somewhere between pick Nos. 20 and 40 overall, according to most draft prognosticators -- another tape target will have materialized. But certainly not out of thin air.One year ago at this time, the 6-foot-5 1/2, 262-pound tight end was waiting tables for $10 an hour. Seferian-Jenkins had returned to Sebi's Bistro for a second summer, working the only paying job he's ever had. If tips were good, he'd pull in close to $200 a weekend. He spent the summer serving tables and taking the necessary steps to overcome a new mark on his reputation. He sought some semblance of normalcy, having just pleaded guilty to drunken-driving charges after taking his SUV over a sidewalk and into a tree.
Those close to him called it a mental lapse that was out of character. He was a good kid doing everything right. Until one day, he didn't.--- Lincoln High School point guard Ahmaad Rorie, who was granted a release from his NLI to California, tweeted that he visited UW.