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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Kentucky celebrations lead to shooting, dozens of arrests

04.03.12 at 8:01 am ET

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‘™¦ A man was wounded by gunfire and dozens were arrested in Lexington, Ky., as fans celebrated Kentucky’s national championship Monday night and early Tuesday morning. No immediate arrest was made in the shooting, which involved multiple shots being fired. The wounded man was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.

Lexington police reported arresting dozens of people only a few minutes after the end of the game, as revelers set fires to couches and least one car. Police had said they would be more prepared following the mayhem Saturday night, when fans set small fires and turned over cars in celebration of the semifinal victory over rival Louisville.

“I think that we’re taking a more zero-tolerance approach,” police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said. “That has a part to play in it, but also people started celebrating much earlier than they did on Saturday. The amount of time to become intoxicated and the amount of time for us to be in contact with these intoxicated people has increased.”

‘™¦ Former No. 2 overall NFL draft pick Ryan Leaf was arrested for the second time in four days on Monday, charged by Montana authorities with burglarizing a home for prescription drugs. Leaf was first arrested Friday when police found oxycodone pills an acquaintance said the troubled ex-player stole from his home, but that apparently did not stop him on Sunday from breaking into another house, where he was discovered by the owners.

Leaf, who could face additional charges as other people in the area have reported missing painkillers, is slated to remain in jail at least until Wednesday.

Leaf was drafted by the Chargers out of Washington State in 1998, one pick after the Colts grabbed Peyton Manning. He is regarded as one of the biggest busts in football history.

‘™¦ Real Clear Sports has a list of the top 10 athletes who get more attention than they deserve. The list includes former Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez, Patriots receiver Chad Ochocinco, Knicks guard Jeremy Lin and, at No. 1, new Jets quarterback Tim Tebow.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On April 3, 1996, which Bruins goaltender recorded his 200th career NHL victory with a 4-1 win over the Canadiens in Montreal?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I just consider the source when I read, hear stuff like that.” — Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, on criticism from former Red Sox pitcher and current ESPN analyst Curt Schilling

STAT OF THE DAY: 1-for-10 — Shooting numbers for Kentucky star Anthony Davis in Monday’s 67-59 victory over Kansas, although he still was named the NCAA tournament’s most outstanding player

‘NET RESULTS: A ballboy (in orange) walks onto the field and makes a save in a game in Brazil (the goalie had gone up the field to try to score as it was in the closing minutes of a game his team was losing).

Suspended Saints coach Sean Payton plays the bongos at a Jimmy Buffet concert Sunday night.


SOOTHING SOUNDS: Legendary songwriter (and sometimes performer) Jeff Barry turns 74 Tuesday.

Read More: Chad Ochocinco, Jeremy Lin, Ryan Leaf, Tim Tebow