weekly celeb substance abuse news
Armstrong to Be Stripped of Tour Titles
Cyclist icon Lance Armstrong will be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from the sport for life after he decided not to fight continued drug allegations by the USADA. Armstrong, who continues to deny any use or trafficking of prohibited drug, said he refused to participate in the "unconstitutional witch hunt" any longer.
Rodney King Death Ruled Accidental
The death of Rodney King by drowning in his own swimming pool has been ruled accidental, but the medical examiner said King had enough drugs and alcohol in his system to produce a "state of delirium." Toxicology reports showed King had PCP, cocaine and marijuana in his blood stream as well as a blood-alcohol level of 0.06.
Former Ambassador Ryan Crocker Arrested in DUI
Former U.S. diplomat Ryan Crocker has been charged with drunk driving and hit-and-run offenses after his 2009 Ford Mustang struck another vehicle. The former ambassador's blood-alcohol level was not recorded on the arresting documents.
'Zanny the Nanny' Busted on Alcohol Charge
The woman suing Casey Anthony because she has the same name as the fictitious nanny Anthony claimed kidnapped her 2-year-old daughter has been arrested on alcohol related charges. Zenaida Gonzalez was arrested and jailed on charges of giving alcohol to a minor.
Joey Kovar's Death Due to Overdose?
"Real World: Hollywood" star Joey Kovar, who was found dead at age 29 in a woman's Illinois apartment, may have died as a result of an accidental overdose of drugs and alcohol. Investigators believe the MTV star died from a combination of Viagra, alcohol and cocaine.
'Honey Badger' Checks Himself Into Rehab
Rather than transfer to a lower division school so that he can play college football this season, Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu is going to remain at LSU and enter a drug treatment program. He was cut from the LSU football team after failing multiple drug tests.
Cat Cora Avoids Jail Time in DUI Case
Food Network star Cat Cora avoided a driving while intoxicated charge and jail time by pleading no contest to driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or higher. She was sentenced to three years probation and nine months of DUI school, and paid $2,386 in fines.
Friday, August 24, 2012
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