Thursday, February 14, 2008

Booty Time

" Orange County sheriff's deputies used a Taser to subdue
NFL free agent Josh Booty when became combative while being booked for
investigation of drunken driving. A sheriff's spokesman says Booty was arrested
by the California Highway Patrol early Wednesday for investigation of driving
under the influence after he was pulled over for a traffic violation in Santa
Ana. Booty is the older brother of USC quarterback John David Booty. Orange
County sheriff's Lt. Hal Brotheim says Booty became belligerent while being
processed and deputies used a Taser to subdue him. Officials say Booty was
released several hours later with a citation advising him of a date to appear in
this is notable for South Florida fans for a couple of reasons. One, Josh's brother, former USC QB John David Booty is in the 2008 draft and might be considered by the Dolphins with one of their 3rd or 4th round picks. Two, Josh Booty was one of the biggest busts in Marlins draft history. In 1994, Dave Dombrowski selected him 5th overall out of high school and gave him a giant signing bonus at the time that prevented him from playing college football. He was terrible. He did have a small cup of coffee with the Marlins but eventually was released. Later draft picks from that class were Nomar Garciaparra (12th), Jason Varitek (#14) & Troy Glaus (#37)