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canyoufeelit
09-29-2004, 02:27 PM
:laugh:

Found this on SpursReport...


According to several published reports, hours after his sexual encounter with a hotel employee in Colorado, Kobe Bryant told investigators that Shaquille O'Neal, his Laker teammate at the time, had paid up to $1 million to women to keep them quiet about "situations like this."

An Eagle County, Colo., detective wrote in a report that Bryant made the comment near the end of a lengthy interrogation on July 2, 2003, about allegations that Bryant had raped the woman, then 19, in his resort hotel room.

The Los Angeles Times will report in Wednesday's editions that O'Neal was informed of the comment last September- about two weeks before Laker training camp opened in Hawaii- when prosecution investigators made an unsuccessful attempt to question him. Shaq's agent, Perry Rogers, said Tuesday that the allegation in Bryant's statement was untrue and "undeserving of a response."

Previously published reports quoted Bryant's 75-minute tape-recorded interview, but one of the detectives on the case said that the comments about O'Neal came after his partner had turned off the recorder.

The report is part of a sealed file in the criminal case that was dropped earlier this month.

"Bryant made a comment to us about what another teammate does in situations like these," Det. Doug Winters wrote. "Bryant stated he should have done what Shaq does. He stated Shaq has paid up to a million dollars already for situations like this. He stated he, Bryant, treats a woman with respect, therefore they shouldn't say anything."

Asked if Bryant's purported comments had strained the relationship between the two players, O'neal's agent responded. "It didn't have any impact on the relationship," Rogers said, "because Shaquille had a very professional approach to his career there and because he has had an understanding of Kobe, Kobe's interests and Kobe's priorities. Kobe has historically been shown to be interested in one person and one person alone."

Still, at least one radio station in Los Angeles reports that the reported rape incident may have led directly to the break-up of the Los Angeles Lakers.

"This is an amazing story," said John Ziegler- whose show airs weeknights on KFI AM640 in Los Angeles. "Kobe's comments could very well have robbed this city of their favorite basketball team... It has become increasingly clear that this played a huge part in why the Lakers were broken up."

and this in the LA Times (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-bryant29sep29,1,1117581.story?coll=la-headlines-sports)


Hours after his sexual encounter with a hotel employee in Colorado, Kobe Bryant told investigators that Shaquille O'Neal, his Laker teammate at the time, had paid up to $1 million to women to keep them quiet about "situations like this," according to a police report.

An Eagle County, Colo., detective wrote in a report that Bryant made the comment near the end of a lengthy interrogation on July 2, 2003, about allegations that Bryant had raped the woman, then 19, in his resort hotel room.

O'Neal was informed of the comment last September, about two weeks before Laker training camp opened in Hawaii, when prosecution investigators made an unsuccessful attempt to question him. His agent, Perry Rogers, said Tuesday that the allegation in Bryant's statement was untrue and "undeserving of a response."

"Bryant made a comment to us about what another teammate does in situations like these," Winters wrote. "Bryant stated he should have done what Shaq (Shaquille O'Neal) does. Bryant stated that Shaq would pay his women not to say anything. He stated Shaq has paid up to a million dollars already for situations like this. He stated he, Bryant, treats a woman with respect, therefore they shouldn't say anything."

In a closed court proceeding before the felony charge was dropped, Bryant's attorneys fought successfully to have the reference to O'Neal declared inadmissible at trial, according to a prosecution source.

It is unclear precisely what Bryant meant by the remarks attributed to him. There have been no published reports of O'Neal ever being accused of any sex crime. He was charged with misdemeanor battery in Orange County, Fla., in 1998 after a 23-year-old Walt Disney World employee claimed he grabbed her neck, but the case was dismissed in 2000. Rogers said Tuesday that he did not know if O'Neal confronted Bryant about the comments before or during the 2003-2004 season. Two members of last season's Laker team, reached by telephone, said they were unaware of Bryant's purported comments and that there had been no obvious change in a relationship that was strained for years.

"It didn't have any impact on the relationship," Rogers said, "because Shaquille had a very professional approach to his career there and because he has had an understanding of Kobe, Kobe's interests and Kobe's priorities. Kobe has historically been shown to be interested in one person and one person alone."

Bryant's agent and attorneys did not return calls seeking comment.

Does the Lakers breakup make more sense now?

canyoufeelit
09-29-2004, 02:36 PM
Few other thoughts: definitely makes the whole "Shaq don't like Kobe" angle more usable, creates hype for LAL/MIA and... I'm NOT surprised at all. Ah, to be an NBA player... ;)

sweabs
09-29-2004, 05:31 PM
Man...the LAL/MIA game will be one hell of a Christmas present. :mango:

N8R
09-29-2004, 06:43 PM
Christmas indeed. What is christmas without a good rivalry game.

dipperdunk
09-30-2004, 05:24 AM
That isn't the only thing he told investigators. The entire transcipt was obtained and posted on thesmokinggun.com. After reading the transcript it only confirmed my feelings that Kobe is a phony. <P>

The link contains graphic language and sexual material.<p>
<a href=http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0924041kobea1.html>Complete Kobe Transcript</a>

Slick Pinkham
09-30-2004, 09:40 AM
interseting read, dipperdunk

ABADays
10-02-2004, 10:24 AM
Kobe was also reported to have said "Nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah, nyaaahhhhhh!"