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MGM Resorts International was under investigation after the underage son of basketball icon Michael Jordan bragged on Twitter about partying at a Las Vegas nightclub, Nevada gambling regulators said.
Nevada regulators investigate 19-year-old Marcus Jordan's partying in Las Vegas: MGM Resorts International was under investigation after the underage son of basketball icon Michael Jordan bragged on Twitter about partying at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub, Nevada gambling regulators said Monday.
Officials were examining whether the casino operator violated laws prohibiting drinking or gambling by minors, said Jerry Markling, Nevada Gaming Control Board enforcement chief.
People under 21 often try to gamble or drink in Las Vegas, but the punishment for casino operators depends on the circumstances, Markling said.
Jordan's 19-year-old son, Marcus, tweeted Aug. 20 about spending $35,000 at Haze nightclub at Aria Resort & Casino.
"Last night was stupid ... 35K at Haze," the University of Central Florida sophomore guard said. "Totals 50K something the whole day."
The tweet since has been removed from the site. Marcus Jordan told a Fox Sports website last week the tweet was a mistake.
"I didn't mean it the way it came across," he said. "My family and friends know the type of person I am."
Jordan and his brother, Jeffrey, were in Las Vegas for their father's fantasy basketball camp.
Suspended Washington is charged with sexually assaulting a former tutor: Suspended Missouri running back Derrick Washington was charged with sexually assaulting a former tutor in her apartment over the summer.
Assistant Boone County prosecutor Andrea Hayes said a single count of felony deviate sexual assault was filed against Washington, a senior from Raymore, Mo., and the Tigers' rushing leader the past two seasons.
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel, a former Washington Huskies offensive coordinator, suspended Washington last week without disclosing details.
Boone County court documents show Washington had been served with a protection order in late June and accused of sexual assault by a former Missouri tutor.
Washington surrendered to police Monday and was released after posting a $4,500 bond.
Before the charge was announced, Pinkel said he is "kind of embarrassed" by a series of off-field problems involving the Tigers.
Later, while speaking to more than 200 boosters, Pinkel said he takes responsibility for the program's recent missteps.
"The buck stops here with me," Pinkel said. "I am embarrassed, and disappointed. Hopefully we can get this cleaned up."
School policy says athletes charged with a felony cannot return to the field until the case is resolved. With a Sept. 23 arraignment hearing, Washington will miss the Tigers' first three games, if not more.
Threet is Arizona State's starting quarterback: Junior Steven Threet will open the season as Arizona State's starting quarterback in Saturday's game against Portland State.
The transfer from Michigan beat out sophomore Brock Osweiler and junior Samson Szakacsy in a close battle that started in spring.
UCLA's Prince might be ready: UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince, whose preparation has been disrupted by a tear in a back muscle, looks as if he would be capable of playing Saturday against Kansas State, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Defense mechanism: Embattled Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez, asked how he handles criticism: "I've got thicker skin now. I've got alligator skin. ... But anybody who says they don't care what people think about 'em is probably not telling the truth."
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Omaha Nighthawks sign Clarett: Running back Maurice Clarett, 26, practiced with the Omaha Nighthawks after signing a one-year contract.
It was Clarett's first formal football activity since he was a bust with the NFL Denver Broncos. The former Ohio State standout spent 3 ½ years in prison for having a hidden gun and holding up two people outside a Columbus, Ohio, bar, in 2006.
Ex-Argentina player dies at 100: Former Argentine standout Francisco Varallo, reportedly the last surviving player from the first World Cup in 1930, died Monday in La Plata, Argentina. He was 100.
Varallo played in the final between host Uruguay and Argentina, a match Uruguay won 4-2.
Varallo began his career with the club Gimnasia y Esgrima, but made his mark with Boca Juniors. He is Boca's second-leading scorer with 194 goals, behind current striker Martin Palermo. Varallo was nicknamed "Canoncito" (little cannon) for his powerful shot.
Uruguay outscored Argentina 3-0 in the second half of the first Cup final.
"We ran out of steam, to tell you the truth," Varallo said in an interview earlier this year. "With all due respect to my teammates, we weren't gutsy enough. How I cried that day."
Gilbert takes Spanish Vuelta lead: Belgian Philippe Gilbert of the Omega Pharma-Lotto team pulled ahead in the overall standings in the Spanish Vuelta, surging to the finish line on a sweltering afternoon to win the hilly third stage.
American Tejay Van Garderen of Team HTC-Columbia is in fourth place.
Garmin-Transitions rider Tyler Farrar of Wenatchee, seventh after two stages, was 152nd in the third stage and is 142nd overall.
Gilbert finished the 98-mile ride from Marbella to Malaga in 4 hours, 6 minutes, 12 seconds.
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Seattle Times transportation reporter Mike Lindblom describes some of the factors that may have led to the collapse of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River in Mount Vernon on Thursday, May 23.