Thursday, February 02, 2006

Former Iowa Rose Bowl Player in Trouble?

Ivory Webb was a two-time letterman receiver at Iowa who played in the 1982 Rose Bowl. His former teammates at Iowa include Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and Arizona coach Mike Stoops, along with former NFL All-Pro Andre Tippett. Webb was named Thursday as the San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy who was caught on videotape shooting an unarmed Air Force policeman as he was apparently trying to comply with Webb's order to get up off the ground. Senior Airman Elio Carrion, above, who recently returned from Iraq, suffered gunshot wounds to his chest, a leg and a shoulder, but is expected to survive. Carrion was a passenger in a car that was involved in a brief chase and crashed, and a resident who heard the crash grabbed his video camera and recorded the incident. The video shows a moaning Carrion on the ground, attempting to explain to Webb that he's an Iraq war veteran. "I mean you no harm," he says. "Shut the [expletive] up!" Webb shouts. "Shut the [expletive] up!" Webb has been put on administrative leave and the FBI has entered the investigation. A former L.A. County sheriff's lieutenant said of Webb's actions, "It's a criminal act."
Update: We now have a link to the video shown first by Los Angeles station KTLA (the release reportedly has been held up because of legal issues). It is linked on the right-hand side of this page. It is graphic, and discretion is advised.
Update II: The video, now being compared to the Rodney King video of 15 years ago, was purchased by KTLA for $5,000, the L.A. blog Franklin Avenue reports.

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