Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Alonzo Spellman Is Still Having Problems

Alonzo Spellman, former Ohio State Buckeye, Chicago Bear, Dallas Cowboy and Detroit Lion, was arrested again on Tuesday night. Apparently, he got into an altercation with clerks at a convenience store in Tulsa, OK, and when the police were called he fled the scene and lead them on a chase. He was arrested shortly thereafter.

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It is sad to see someone who has as much talent as Spellman suffer through something like bipolar disorder. While it seems that he's been able to keep it in check in recent years, it has caused him great problems dating all the way back to 1998. His most recent incident before this arrest was in 2002 when he disrupted a flight, and was subsequently sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. Spellman will likely struggle with his condition for the rest of his life, but hopefully this is the last time that the police will have to intervene.

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