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Pardew ban could have been longer

first_imgNewcastle boss Alan Pardew could have been handed a five-match stadium ban and a bigger fine for his head-butt on Hull midfielder David Meyler. But the commission said: “In considering the sanction to be imposed, the commission considered initially a five-match stadium ban and a higher fine. “But, based on the mitigation presented together with the action taken by both the club and Mr Pardew, the regulatory commission came to the conclusion that the appropriate sanction set out below was fair, reasonable and proportionate and thus ordered as follows: Mr Pardew be warned as to his future conduct; be suspended immediately until such time as Newcastle United FC has completed seven first team matches. The first three matches imposed are a stadium ban with the remaining four a touchline ban from first team fixtures; Mr Pardew is fined the sum of £60,000.” Pardew, who served the first game of his stadium ban at Fulham last Saturday, was accompanied by legal counsel, club secretary Lee Charnley and Richard Bevan, chief executive of the League Managers’ Association, at the hearing. He had admitted the charge and later revealed he was prepared to accept whatever penalty came his way. In mitigation, the Magpies manager, who had already been fined £100,000 by his club, argued that he did not instigate the altercation with Meyler and meant no physical harm to the player, and had expressed his remorse. He also signalled his intention to enrol on an executive leadership and management programme with the LMA in an effort to address his behaviour. The commission, who took into account previous offences, viewed video footage of the incident and considered written reports from match referee Kevin Friend, his assistant John Flynn and fourth official Howard Webb before reaching its conclusion. It said: “The commission also considered the impact of this type of incident in football in general and could not escape from the fact that a vast number of people would have seen the incident on national and international television. “Bluntly, Mr Pardew had little option but to admit the charge and to apologise accordingly. “Mr Pardew is a high-profile and very experienced manager at a high-profile and well-respected club in a high profile league and where matches are watched worldwide. “This is, on any view, a serious incident which has to be sanctioned accordingly, but at the same time proportionately.” Press Association The independent regulatory commission before which Pardew appeared on March 11 released the written reasons for its decision on Wednesday, and revealed that its punishment might have been more severe. Pardew was ultimately handed a three-match stadium ban and four more from the touchline, as well as a £60,000 fine. last_img read more

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Eagles Take 2 of 3

first_imgBUCKSPORT — On Thursday, Ellsworth came away with wins over the host Golden Bucks and the Mount Desert Island Trojans but fell to the Camden Hills Windjammers.On the mat for Ellsworth, in the 48-30 win over the Golden Bucks, Dustin Smelley pinned Boris Clark at 130, Beau Wilber pinned Tarik Bernaiche at 135 and Michael Philippon pinned Dylan Hall at 171.On the mat for Bucksport, Alex Brown pinned Terry Sutherland at 112, Jacob Stewart pinned Tyler Getchell at 140, Jordan Fogg pinned Ben Wildes at 152, Chris Powell pinned Patrick Kidder at 189 and Damon Klinedinst pinned Michael Garland at 215.In a 56-18 win over the Trojans for Ellsworth, Zach Harris had a decision over Jonathan Gaspie at 125, Smelley pinned Josh Silva at 130, Harry Whitmore had a technical fall over Lucas Murphy at 160, Josh Fowler pinned Adam Ranco at 215 and Garland pinned Cody Bracy at 285.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFor the Trojans, Jonathan Sargent pinned Sutherland at 112, Donald Hanson pinned Wilber at 135 and Elijah O’Connor pinned Getchell at 140.For Ellsworth in a 53-15 loss to Camden Hills, Philippon won a decision over Anthony Batty at 171 and Garland pinned Jacob Halberg at 285.For Bucksport, in its 36-24 win over MDI, Brown pinned Sargent at 112, Clark pinned Silva at 130, Stewart pinned O’Connor at 140 and Klinedinst pinned Ranco at 215.For the Trojans, Hanson pinned Bernaiche at 135 and Elias Burne pinned Hall at 171.The only win for Bucksport in a 60-6 loss to Camden Hills was by Stewart, who scored a decision over Isaac Young at 140.For more sports news, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander. Latest posts by admin (see all) State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts Biocenter_img House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 adminlast_img read more

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Jason Boyd accused of using $1,600 of $2,650 donation for non-related police items

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — South Haven Police Chief Jason Boyd, 30, is facing three felony counts for allegedly depositing a $2,650 philanthropic donation to the department into his personal checking account and spending around $1,600 of it on non police related items.A Sumner County District Court summons was served to Boyd, who is facing felony charges of theft, misuse of public funds, and interference with law enforcement.Jason BoydBoyd, who has served as police chief for three years, has also been suspended by the South Haven City Council until the legal process plays out. He is scheduled for a first appearance in Sumner County District Court in Wellington on Nov. 12 at 9 a.m.Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer said his office and the sheriff’s office has been investigating Boyd since late July. The summons, which is different than an arrest warrant, is a statement that Boyd must appear in court at a certain date for the felony charges. Subsequently, Boyd was not held in custody or had to make bond.“I felt there was no flight risk with Jason or that he posed a threat to society,” Spencer said. “So he won’t be in jail at this time.”According to a Sumner County court complaint, Boyd is accused of misappropriating a $2,650 donation given by a patron in South Haven which was to be used strictly for police department purposes.In the complaint, the patron came to Boyd with the intention of making the donation. Allegedly, Boyd collected the money and “falsely represented to (the patron) that if he made the contribution to the City of South Haven that the funds may never be used for the police department. In reality the mayor had already given preliminary approval for the purchase of items on a list prepared by Boyd and presented by Boyd to the patron.”Spencer said the patron left the payee line blank and gave it to Boyd with the understanding that it would go toward items purchased for the police department.Boyd then put “Jason Boyd” on the blank check line and deposited it in his private farm account on January 9, 2014, the complaint read.“Perhaps Boyd did not intend to permanently deprive the city of the use of benefit of said funds. But did thereafter spend the funds for items other than for the benefit of the police department so that by Sept. 3, 2014, his farm account balance was reduced to $566.77,” the complaint read.Spencer said he issued a subpoena and seized three banking accounts Boyd uses for personal finances. After examining 90 checks from the checking accounts, investigators determined Boyd had used less than $500 of the $2,650 donated on police items – mostly on ammunition and a police uniform.“This means he had used about $1,600 of that donation for other than police purchases as of Sept. 3, 2015,” the complaint said.Spencer said at that time, Boyd has $724 in his personal checking account, $202 in his personal savings account, and $566 in his farm account which equates to $1,493 in all three accounts which is $1,159 shy of the $2,650 donated.Boyd is also charged with interference with law enforcement after falsely reporting to a Sumner County Sheriff deputy on August 7, 2015 that the patron’s check was deposited in his personal savings account and about $2,200 was still sitting there and not yet spent on police supplies.“In reality that money was placed in his farm account rather than his savings account which had been reduced to $566.77 by Sept. 2014 and his checking was $724.52,” the complaint said.Spencer said Boyd also told authorities that the patron had agreed to write in “Jason Boyd,” on the payee line, when in reality he left the line blank.Spencer said he did not charge Boyd with a felony charge of forgery because he could not determine whether or not Boyd purposely tried to deceive the patron or that it was an understanding between the two to leave the payee line blank.The alleged misappropriation came to light earlier this year when the patron approached the city of South Haven asking for a form of verification so he could use the donation as a tax deduction. But because the city of South Haven had no record that such a donation was ever made, he was unable to get any such verification.Boyd was a Sumner County Commissioner District 3 candidate in 2014, who ran unsuccessfully in the Republican Primary against Cliff Bales. Boyd is the son of the late former Sheriff Kenny Boyd.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more