Behaving Badly in Sports
Former University of Washington point guard Venoy Overton, 22, who ranks third all-time in the Husky record books with 177 steals and fifth all-time with 390 assists, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree promoting prostitution in connection with an 18-year-old woman he allegedly drove to Pacific Highway South in Kent to solicit sex for money. The six-foot Overton led Seattle's Franklin High School to a state basketball championship in 2006. He faces up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine if convicted. Three former Chicago White Sox scouts, David Wilder, 50, Jorge Rivera, 49, and Victor Mateo, 39, were indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly accepting $400,000 in kickbacks from signing bonuses paid to Latin American prospects. The indictment alleges that the defendants secretly inflated the signing bonuses above the skill level of the players. The White Sox are 40–42 this season. Franscisco Rosendo, 45, of Brooklyn, New York, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle after being stopped by state troopers while driving a golf cart on State Route 55 near the town of Liberty, New York.