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Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Baxter Reinforces DCeiver's Notion That He Is, In Fact, Stupid

As you may recall, former Maryland star Lonny Baxter was arrested last week for firing shots from his car which occurred just a few blocks from the White House. He's been in jail since the incident and will unfortunately have to remain there for 53 more days after pleading guilty to the incident earlier this afternoon. The reason for the gun firing, you ask?

WJZ's Mike Hellgren reports that Baxter admitted in court that he fired two shots into the air because he was frustrated that he was moving to Italy and leaving his friends and family. Baxter also apologized to his family and to the District of Columbia, calling what he did careless and stupid.

Um, stupid would be an understatement. Dude, you might have not been playing in the NBA, but you would've been making a six figure salary overseas in Italy, not Kazakhstan or some shit. Boo-fucking-hoo. There are clearly better ways to express your frustration than shooting a Glock in the air near the frickin White House! You would've been better off punching a hole through a wall or beating your girlfriend or something. Professional athletes always seem to get off scot-free with that (referring to the latter, but then again, we don't know the statistic of carpenters that call them out on the former).

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