Saturday, July 16, 2005

Fallen Hero

Jeff, one of my best friends and basketball teammates at SLA was a huge fan of one-time Celtic Brad Lohaus. Not because he was much good, but because Jeff could relate to him. Both were tall, plodding limited centers who scratched and clawed for playing time, but really weren't very good.

(Full disclosure: if Jeff was Brad Lohaus, I was essentially a cross between John Bagley and Terry Durod. In other words, a fat guard who did not play when the final score was in doubt.)

Anyway, it's sad when your friends' heroes end up not being so heroic, as this article in the Des Moines Register relates:

Clive police early Thursday morning arrested former University of Iowa basketball player Brad Lohaus and charged him with simple domestic assault for allegedly injuring the mother of his child.

Police were called to the Courtyard hotel, 1520 N.W. 114th St., in Clive at 1:31 a.m. after McKinsey Gonder, 23, of Badger, asked the front desk to call 911.

In an interview with the Register, Gonder said Lohaus, 40, has physically abused her before, but this is the first time police were involved.

"I hope it'll make him realize that he can't do that," she said of the charges.
and to top it off...
According to Johnson County court records, Lohaus was to stand trial Aug. 22 for charges of second-degree theft. He is accused of posting items for sale on eBay for which he received $1,970, then not shipping the items to the buyers or sending refunds.
I hope Jeff didn't try to buy any of his moemorabilia.
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