John at recent movie premiere (Splash)
Director John Singleton has accidentally killed a 57-year-old woman in a car crash in Los Angeles.
The Boyz N the Hood filmmaker was driving his SUV in the city on Thursday at about 8pm, when a female pedestrian, not in a crosswalk, suddenly stepped in front of Singleton’s car.
A spokesman for Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Singleton was neither speeding nor under the influence of drugs or alcohol and described the incident as “a very, very unfortunate accident.” The spokesman added that Singleton waited at the scene for police and an ambulance to arrive.
The woman has been identified as Constance Russell of Los Angeles.
MIKE GETS SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY
Mike Vick gets suspended
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has suspended Michael Vick indefinitely for his role in Bad Newz Kennels. The suspension came just hours after Vick acknowledged that he bankrolled gambling on dogfighting and participated in the gruesome killing of some dogs that were deemed not worthy of fighting.
“Your admitted conduct was not only illegal, but also cruel and reprehensible. Your team, the NFL, and fans have all been hurt by your actions,” said Goodell in a letter to the ex-Falcons quarterback.
“Your plea agreement and the plea agreements of your co-defendants also demonstrate your significant involvement in illegal gambling. Even if you personally did not place bets, as you contend, your actions in funding the betting and your association with illegal gambling both violate the terms of your NFL Player Contract and expose you to corrupting influences in derogation of one of the most fundamental responsibilities of an player.”
Vick faces up to five years in prison for his crimes.