BATON ROUGE, La. – Police say they arrested four former LSU football players, including one-time Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu, after finding them with marijuana at Mathieus apartment.
Baton Rouge police on Thursday said they also arrested ex-LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and former defensive backs Derrick Bryant and Karnell Hatcher.
Police say Mathieu, Jefferson and Hatcher were booked on charges of marijuana possession while Bryant faces a charge of possession with intent to distribute.
Police say they were called to the apartment complex after receiving a complaint about a man forcing his way through the security gate before going to Mathieus apartment.
Mathieu is a cornerback known as the Honey Badger. He had been dismissed from the Tigers in August for failing a drug test.
Around the majors
Yankees ace CC Sabathia had arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his left elbow, and the team expects him to fully recover before the start of next season. Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder and is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.
Ex-Cub Grace faces felony DUI charges
Authorities said former Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Mark Grace was indicted on four felony counts of driving under the influence, stemming from an Aug. 23 arrest in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Around the NBA
Mavericks guard Delonte West was suspended for the second time in as many weeks for conduct detrimental to the team, putting his future in Dallas in doubt. Dallas also claimed free-agent center Eddy Curry off waivers. He was waived Wednesday by San Antonio.
Philadelphia picked up a contract option on Evan Turner that will keep him in Philadelphia through the 2013-14 season. New York center Tyson Chandler is day to day after an MRI exam of his left knee revealed a bone bruise.
Hurdler Lolo Jones makes US team
Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones made the U.S. bobsled team, essentially three weeks after trying the sport for the first time. The U.S. bobsled team opens World Cup competition in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Nov. 8.
Around the links
Tiger Woods birdied five holes on the back nine in his first trip back to Malaysia since winning the 1999 World Cup to end the day three strokes behind first-round leader Troy Matteson at the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur. Matteson made eight birdies in a bogey-free 8-under 63 for a one-stroke lead over fellow Americans Jeff Overton, Brian Harman and Robert Garrigus.
In Yang Mei, Taiwan, Inbee Park of South Korea took a two-stroke lead over local favorite and top-ranked Yani Tseng after the first round of the Taiwan Championship. Park, who tops the LPGA Tour money list, had seven birdies for a 7-under 65. Former Fort Wayne resident Amanda Blumenherst shot a 74.
In Shanghai, Jamie Donaldson of Wales shot a course-record 10-under par 62 and four-shot lead on the opening day of the BMW Masters. Rory McIlroy, the defending champion, posted a 67.
Rat Race on Sunday
The 12th annual River City Rat Race is at 2 p.m. Sunday. The 5K and 10K races start on East Main Street at Arts United Center. More than 1,200 participants are expected to help raise money for the YMCAs Strong Kids annual campaign. For more information, contact director Pam Wolfe at 704-4064 or go to www.rivercityratrace.com.
Serena defeats No. 1 player again
Serena Williams extended her dominance over the top-ranked player in the world, defeating Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-4 at the WTA Championships in Istanbul. Williams improved to 11-1 overall against Azarenka, winning the last nine matches. Williams beat Azarenka in the semifinals of Wimbledon and at the London Olympics.