TV Sportscaster Apparently OUI While Beating Girlfriend

January 5th, 2007 // 2 Comments

HBO sportscaster Jim Lampley allegedly needs some whiskey in his gut and to have smoked some herb before he can take up the difficult task of roughing up the ladies.

The woman who filed the domestic violence complaint against sportscaster Jim Lampley claims he repeatedly threw her against the wall of her apartment after drinking heavily and smoking pot.

In documents obtained by TMZ, Candice Sanders claims that on New Year’s Eve, Lampley and his son Aaron joined her for dinner. Sanders says she was engaged to Lampley, who she claimed lived with her in the apartment.

Sanders alleges after dinner, at their apartment, Lampley “was drinking vodka and whiskey and became drunk.” She adds in the document that “he was also high on pot.”

More domestic violence, after the jump.

HBO’s Lampley Drunk and High During Domestic Assault [TMZ]

Sanders, Miss California USA 2003, says in the complaint that the trouble began when she wanted to finish watching a movie. Lampley then “pulled me from the sofa I was on” and “began to yell at me and chased me around the apartment.”

Sanders says at that point all hell broke loose. She alleges, “He grabbed me and threw me against a wall. He then threw me against another wall. He then threw me against the door and I collapsed.”Sanders goes on to say that 14-year-old Aaron saw her on the floor and she asked him to call the police. She writes in the document,” Jim beat Aaron to the phone and kept Aaron from getting [to the phone]. She says Lampley then drove away with Aaron. Sanders claims she suffered head, neck and back injuries.

The 57-year-old Lampley was arrested last night on one felony count of domestic violence/corporal injury. He was also arrested for two misdemeanor counts of violating a restraining order and dissuading a witness.

Cops tell TMZ that the restraining order was issued on January 2. The next day (yesterday), Lampley showed up at Sanders’ apartment as cops were investigating. That is the basis of the arrest for allegedly violating the restraining order.

That’s a lot of effort for a stoned person. I can barely reach the Fritos and the remote when I’m high. Plus, I’m way too paranoid that I’m falling off the couch to be able to get up and chase people around the damn apartment.

By J. Harvey
  1. Jinxy McDeath

    Why would Miss CA be dating a 57 year old drunk? She’s obviously stupid. I think he was married to Bree Walker…

    Well at least we know that he’s a wonderful role model for his teenage son. I smell a stint in rehab coming on.

  2. A woman who knows...

    THIS IS TRUMPED UP B.S…. … I am a woman who once worked with Jim Lampley for many years (I do not now so I feel objective in my comments). I cannot imagine ANY scenario or combination of elements in which these allegations would be true, and I know his ex-wives will defend him to the end. This is a man who is a loyal friend, a devoted father and a supporter of women in a man’s profession. I would hope people, especially on TMZ, Socialite’s Life etc would
    understand that celebrity can often attract women seeking personal gain of all sorts. What has happened with these charges not only threatens to harm Jim Lampley’s reputation, but actually makes it harder for REAL victims to be taken seriously. IT DOES NO GOOD FOR CHARGES LIKE THIS TO BE USED AS A WEAPON TO SMEAR SOMEONE WHO HAS DISAPPOINTED YOU… WHEN THOUSANDS OF WOMEN ARE SERIOUSLY BEATEN EVERY DAY AND NEED TO BE HEARD.

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