Friday, April 10, 2009
I never heard about this when it happened (January), but apparently ESPN play-by-play man Jon Sciambi was held at gunpoint while covering a highschool game in Birmingham, Alabama. Well the case has gone to trial and has been sent to a grand jury for review (Via the Associated Press)....
A district judge ruled Thursday there was sufficient evidence to seek an indictment against 35-year-old Willie Frank Watkins.Man, that doesn't sound like fun. I think the rule to follow is never go to Alabama....ever.
Watkins is charged in the Jan. 15 holdup of Jon Sciambi. Police said the robbery occurred outside Bartow Arena on the Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham campus.
Authorities said Sciambi was in Birmingham to cover a high school basketball tournament.
Watkins has been jailed since his arrest Feb. 19 and was being held on $60,000 bond.