ESPN Announcers Make For Good Robbery Targets

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.

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.
Man, that doesn't sound like fun. I think the rule to follow is never go to Alabama....ever.

Posted by Awful Announcing at 11:50 AM


Was this the guy?

walnuts said...
Apr 10, 2009, 11:54:00 AM  

don't mess with Boog Sciambi

Anonymous said...
Apr 10, 2009, 12:33:00 PM  

That is one of the worst pictures that I've ever seen. Daywalker!

GMoney said...
Apr 10, 2009, 1:31:00 PM  

What are you talking about, G$? It's about time Jackie MacMullen got a haircut.

Apr 10, 2009, 1:53:00 PM  

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