TWO BITS: Starks, Pouncey help; Cooper waits

By Adam Silverstein
June 22, 2010

1 » Former Florida Gators offensive linemen Max Starks and Maurkice Pouncey – both now with the Pittsburgh Steelers –hosted a football camp at Lake Highland Preparatory School last weekend. However, the interesting story leading up to the event was an invitation extended to a 14-year-old boy named Edwin. You see, Edwin attempted to do a good deed when he found a lost three-year-old girl and tried to return her to her mother. Unfortunately, the woman he chased after was not the toddler’s parent. Instead of being rewarded, Edwin was arrested in front of television cameras and charged a felony count of false imprisonment by the Orange County Sherriff’s Department.

Under home confinement until June 24, the only way Edwin could attend the camp was if the county decided to drop the charges. Unfortunately, they kept him at his house; Edwin missed the camp (taking place at Starks’ alma mater and a school the youngster hopes to play for in the future) and the state attorney’s office has yet to drop the charges.

2 » The Philadelphia Eagles are doing their best to get all of their 2010 draftees under contract but are struggling in their efforts to have all 13 of them signed. Making some headway last week, the Eagles only have three players left to sign including wide receiver Riley Cooper. The Philadelphia Daily News believes that Cooper’s deal “ought to get done pretty quickly” because it will be the least financially difficult one to complete.

2 Comments

  1. tyh says:

    take it for what it is worth, here is the other side of the “kidnapping” story and why the charges are not being dropped

    http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/cflhz/remember_the_14yearold_kid_in_orlando_arrested/

  2. tyh says:

    take it for what it is worth, here is the other side of the “kidnapping” story and why the charges are not being dropped

    http://tinyurl.com/2vom5ez

    reposted to show the full link

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