Former Wis. player accused of threatening Alvarez Print
Written by Admin   
Monday, 01 December 2008 13:40
NCAAF Headline News

 MADISON, Wis. (AP) -A former Wisconsin football player was charged Monday with threatening athletic director Barry Alvarez, tennis star Mara Sharapova and their families.
Leonard Taylor Jr., 32, of Indianapolis, faces one felony stalking count and one misdemeanor count of telephone harassment. Online court records didn't list an attorney for Taylor. His father told police Taylor has been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic and hasn't taken his medication for three months, according to the criminal complaint filed in Dane County Circuit Court.
Taylor played defensive back for the Badgers from 1995 to 1998, when Alvarez was the coach. Taylor also played briefly for the Madison Mad Dogs professional indoor football team.
g six to seven disturbing messages each night since the beginning of the football season.
Helwig said the messages weren't threatening, but described them as ``bizarre.''
Taylor left similar messages during the 2007 football season, Helwig said. Those messages consisted mostly of complaining that a television network hadn't paid him money it owed him, a UW employee identified only as ``LW'' in the complaint told police.
Police contacted Taylor by phone the same day they took Helwig's information. Taylor was apologetic and said Alvarez had nothing to worry about.
He said he thought he could talk to his former coach about his problems, but he would stop calling.
The employee identified as ``LW'' told detectives Wednesday that Taylor left 29 voicemails on Alvarez's office phone on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25.
The profanity-laced messages accused Sharapova of committing various injustices against him. He said he wanted to marry her and kill her and her family.
Taylor also said he intended to come to Madison and kill Alvarez and his family if unspecified demands weren't met within 24 hours.
``Barry, you heard that (expletive) message, (expletive) it. I hate that (expletive) Maria Sharapova ... I just want to look at you one (expletive) last time before I pull the (expletive) trigger, Barry,'' one message said.
Leonard Taylor Sr. told detectives his son hasn't been seeing his therapist and refused to go to a hospital for treatment, the complaint said.
Taylor was arrested Friday in Indiana, the Wisconsin State Journal reported Monday. A message The Associated Press left for a University of Wisconsin Police spokesman Monday afternoon wasn't immediately returned.
Alvarez referred questions to Amy Toburen, a spokeswoman in University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin's office. Toburen didn't immediately return a message late Monday afternoon.
 

NCAAFB Team Pages

Top NCAAFB Public Bets

View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

Recent NCAAFB Discussions

by Blade
Jul-21-14 9:58 am
by Blade
Jul-20-14 9:00 pm
by Blade
Jul-20-14 9:10 am

NCAAFB Futures

NCAA FOOTBALL TEAM BCS CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS CURRENT
FLORIDA STATE 11/2
ALABAMA 6/1
OREGON 8/1
AUBURN 9/1
OHIO STATE 10/1
OKLAHOMA 10/1
UCLA 14/1
GEORGIA 16/1
LSU 20/1
MICHIGAN STATE 25/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com