By Stephanie McKinny
This made me laugh – a lot. So I’ll share it with you. The L.A. Lakers were in New Orleans on Sunday for a game – which they lost – but that wasn’t the most disappointing thing that happened for them that day, because earlier that morning one of their players was arrested. Reserve forward, Derrick Caracter, was famished at one o’clock in the morning after probably being out all night on Saturday. And when I say “probably,” I mean definitely, because when he got to the IHOP next to his hotel, he was refused service because he reeked so bad of alcohol. The stumbling, mumbling and string of drool hanging from his mouth probably weren’t factors. Upon seeing how wasted he was, the cashier refused him service. Upon being denied a hot, buttery stack of pancakes, Caracter hit the broad. Cops showed up, he was arrested, booked on charges of battery, public intoxication and resisting arrest. He was bailed out a short time later, but he probably just shit on his career. Not that there was much of one to speak of in the first place, playing in only 41 games and averaging about five minutes per game. And to boot, the girl he hit initially said she was pregnant in the police report. Now she’s saying she wasn’t. Don’t be surprised if she claims she is again, says it’s his and asks for a million dollars, pretty please with syrup on top.