Tulane Player Is Charged in Stabbing

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Police arrested Tulane football player Ray Boudreaux yesterday in connection with the Bourbon Street stabbing that left five people hurt last weekend.

Boudreaux was arrested early yesterday at his home in Metairie, La., a suburb of New Orleans, on five counts of attempted murder, according to police, who said the knife used in the stabbings was found in his house.

Tulane suspended Boudreaux from school and the team.

Boudreaux stabbed five people in a fight between two groups at a French Quarter bar that ended on the streets Sunday, police said, citing a surveillance camera that caught the stabbing.

Police Sgt. Joe Narcisse said a tipster recognized Boudreaux on the video. . . .

Two Florida State football players were suspended yesterday after they were arrested in a bar fight.

Junior linebacker Geno Hayes and senior fullback Joe Surratt were arrested early yesterday at a bar near the Florida State campus, police and school officials said. Police said Hayes had to be subdued with a Taser and Surratt struck a police officer.

Surratt, 21, was charged with a felony count of battery on an officer. Hayes, 20, faces three misdemeanor charges of assault on an officer, resisting arrest without violence and disorderly conduct, Tallahassee police spokesman David McCranie said.

Florida State is off this weekend, and next plays Alabama in Jacksonville on Sept. 29.

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS: Anna Bessonova of Ukraine won the all-around title at the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Patras, Greece. Bessonova won with 73.950 points. Vera Sessina of Russia was second, and favorite Olga Kapranova of Russia was third. It was the first gold for the 23-year-old Bessonova.

WRESTLING: Kadzhimurat Gatsalov and Bilyal Makhov won gold medals and Russia completed its domination in the men's freestyle, winning six of seven events at the World Wrestling Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. Russia, which also won one bronze medal, captured the team freestyle title with 68 points.

GOLF: Steve Flesch shot a 7-under-par 65 to take sole possession of the lead after two rounds of the inaugural Turning Stone Resort Championship in Verona, N.Y. He was at 13-under 131 and one stroke ahead of first-round co-leader Jeff Gove (67) and Brendon de Jonge, who had a second straight 66. Charles Warren (65) was alone in fourth, another shot back. . . .

Mark Wiebe made a good impression in his first round as a member of the Champions Tour at the SAS Championship in Cary, N.C.

Wiebe shot a seven-under 65 to share the first-round lead with another unlikely leader, Champions Tour Q School medalist Boonchu Ruangkit of Thailand.

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