Astros pitcher arrested in wedding reception melee…

Good Tuesday afternoon…
Is everyone enjoying the weather (ha!)
Well in other news…
Take a look at this WILD report from the Associated Press about the Houston Astros…

Enjoy and have a GREAT rest of the day!

keep it SUPER,
Mario

HOUSTON (AP)–Astros pitcher Brandon Backe was among 10 people arrested during
a brawl with police at a weekend wedding reception in a Galveston hotel bar.

The bride’s father, 19-year-old brother and a FEMA coordinator were also
arrested Sunday at the hotel, a command center for emergency workers after
Hurricane Ike went through Galveston Island on Sept. 13.

Police spokesman Capt. Walter Braun said an internal affairs investigation
has been launched.

The 30-year-old Backe, a member of the wedding party, ignored police orders
to back away from the fight, and struggled with officers who attempted to
handcuff him, according to police reports.

One officer said he hit Backe twice in the face before handcuffing him. Both
the officer and Backe sustained minor injuries during the fight, according to
the police report.

“We are aware of an incident involving Brandon. We have spoken with him
regarding his version of the event. Since this is a legal matter, any further
comment on our part would be inappropriate,” Astros spokesman Jimmy Stanton
said in a statement.

Backe was charged with interfering with a police officer and resisting
arrest, said Joel H. Bennett, Galveston County assistant criminal district
attorney. Both charges are misdemeanors. He was released on $1,500 bond.

Backe, a Galveston native, joined the Astros in 2004 after two seasons with
Tampa Bay.

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