Former NFL Star Kwame Harris Arrested For Assaulting Ex-Boyfriend

Former NFL Star Kwame Harris Arrested For Assaulting Ex-BoyfriendAccording to the San Mateo Daily Journal, a dispute over soy sauce at Su Hong restaurant in Menlo Park, Calif. last Aug. 21, has landed the former NFL player Kwame Harris in court after he assaulted his ex-boyfriend.

‘Felony charges’

Chief deputy district attorney Karen Guidotti told the paper that Harris and the alleged victim had been in a romantic relationship but were not involved at the time of the incident. Harris’ attorney Alin Cintean confirmed to the paper the two “were previously involved” but were just friends when the incident occurred.

Harris pleaded not guilty to felony charges of domestic violence causing great bodily injury and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, the Daily Journal said. The dispute started when Harris got upset at his friend, Dimitri Geier, for pouring soy sauce on a plate of rice.

‘Broken orbital bones’

When the two went to get Geier’s belongings from Harris’ car, Harris accused Geier of stealing his underwear and tried pulling the man’s pants down. Geier tried unsuccessfully to get away, and Harris shook Geier and punched his arms, the paper said. The paper said Geier allegedly struck Harris three times in the face, and then Harris punched Geier several times in the face. Geier was taken to an emergency room, and had surgery to repair broken orbital bones and required a metal plate to fix the damage, the paper said.

The Daily Journal said Geier has filed a civil suit against Harris for assault, battery, false imprisonment, negligence and both intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress. Harris could also face up to seven years in prison if convicted, Guidotti told the paper.

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Source: Frank Schwab, Yahoo Sports

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KONY 2012 Filmmaker in Hospital for ‘Brief Reactive Psychosis’

Within just over a week, Jason Russell went from becoming an overnight sensation for his viral KONY 2012 video to being detained for a lewd and seemingly drunk public act to being hospitalized.

In fact, the Invisible Children co-founder will “remain under hospital care for a number of weeks,” his wife Danica Russell said in a statement Wednesday. “The recovery process could take months.” On March 15, Russell, 33, was found wearing only his underwear and was allegedly masturbating and vandalizing cars in San Diego. But his wife says that her husband’s incident “was in no way the result of drugs or alcohol in his body.”

“The preliminary diagnosis he received is called brief reactive psychosis, an acute state brought on by extreme exhaustion, stress and dehydration,” says Danica. According to doctors Jason’s overnight celebrity led to the apparent breakdown.

“[They] say this is a common experience, given the great mental, emotional and physical shock his body has gone through in these last two weeks,” she explains. “It’s hard to understand the sudden transition from relative anonymity to worldwide attention – both raves and ridicules, in a matter of days.”

Although Danica says her husband “will get better,” she admits, “he has a long way to go,” and says his role with Invisible Children will be put on hold until he recovers.

Source: People

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