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Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 27 Sep 2012

Paul Spadafora sued over last fight, sentenced for DUIs

PITTSBURGH —

The ex-manager of former lightweight boxing champion Paul Spadafora is suing the fighter for a cut of his last fight purse and to enforce what he contends is a still-valid contract.

But Spadafora's attorney said the fighter's long-time former manager Al McCauley is simply trying to get an Allegheny County judge to do what the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission refused to do in June.

That's when the commission denied McCauley's request to extend a three-year management contract that he signed with Spadafora in June 2009.

Spadafora won his last fight against Humberto Toledo on Aug. 18 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in Chester, W.Va., and McCauley's lawsuit contends Spadafora "is now poised to sign a multi-million dollar boxing contract for a title fight."

"From Al McCauley's lips to God's ears," Spadafora's attorney Joseph Horn said, denying the boxer will soon sign such a lucrative contract. "Maybe if they'll back off and stop interfering, he can revive his career to where it was meant to be."

Spadafora is now represented by manager Robert Orpense and TNT Sports Promotions, a team headed by former boxing champ Roy Jones Jr., Horn said.

He's undefeated as a professional, with 46 wins and one draw, though his ring appearances have been sporadic in recent years because of various criminal charges, most of them alcohol-related.

Spadafora has recently claimed to be sober after two arrests for drunken driving last fall. He was arrested by police in Jefferson Hills last September, and again in October in Stowe Township. He pleaded guilty to both cases Tuesday and was sentenced to four days of alternative confinement -- which usually amounts to house arrest -- followed by probation.

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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 27 Sep 2012

2 DUIs in one year, and he only got 4 days house arrest and probation?  Wow.
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Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 27 Sep 2012

 johnnyblaze, on 27 September 2012 - 02:58 PM, said:

2 DUIs in one year, and he only got 4 days house arrest and probation?  Wow.

Well, it's not like he shot someone.

On a serious note, you'd think with Spaddy's criminal past... he'd get a lot more than 4 days house arrest.
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 Glax0r, on 27 September 2012 - 03:04 PM, said:

Well, it's not like he shot someone.

On a serious note, you'd think with Spaddy's criminal past... he'd get a lot more than 4 days house arrest.
In AZ, here's what you get for DUI #2 in a 7 year span:

2nd Arizona DUI Offense

Second Drunk Driving Conviction
  • DUI Base Fine = $500
  • Arizona DUI Surcharge= $400
  • Probation Surcharge = $10
  • Prison Construction Assessment = $1,250
  • Arizona Xtra DUI Assessment = $1,250
  • Jail – Minimum 30 Days up to 90 Days
  • Community Restitution – Minimum 30 Days
  • License Suspension – One Year
  • Ignition Interlock Device – Court Ordered Ignition Interlock Device
  • Complete Alcohol or Other Drug Screening, Education or Treatment Program
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atruesoutherngentleman's Photo atruesoutherngentleman 27 Sep 2012

I didn't know this guy was still an active fighter...
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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 27 Sep 2012

 atruesoutherngentleman, on 27 September 2012 - 03:21 PM, said:

I didn't know this guy was still an active fighter...
Not only active, he is undefeated!
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 johnnyblaze, on 27 September 2012 - 03:06 PM, said:

In AZ, here's what you get for DUI #2 in a 7 year span:

2nd Arizona DUI Offense

Second Drunk Driving Conviction
  • DUI Base Fine = $500
  • Arizona DUI Surcharge= $400
  • Probation Surcharge = $10
  • Prison Construction Assessment = $1,250
  • Arizona Xtra DUI Assessment = $1,250
  • Jail – Minimum 30 Days up to 90 Days
  • Community Restitution – Minimum 30 Days
  • License Suspension – One Year
  • Ignition Interlock Device – Court Ordered Ignition Interlock Device
  • Complete Alcohol or Other Drug Screening, Education or Treatment Program


This is in Alberta

Minimum Penalties:
  • 1st offence – Fine $1000 and 1 – 3 years driving prohibition
  • 2nd offence – 30 days in jail and 2 – 5 years driving prohibition
  • 3rd or more offence – 120 days in jail + not less than 3 year driving prohibition


Motor vehicle insurance rates often skyrocket after an impaired driving conviction. Many times, only a high-risk insurance company, charging double the normal rates, will insure a convicted impaired driver, and they will add a 50 percent surcharge on top of that. For example:
Regular-rate (pre-conviction): $2,000.00 High Risk rate: $4,000.00 Plus 50% surcharge: $2,000.00 New rate (post conviction): $6,000.00
The surcharge stays in effect for three years following the date of conviction, but you could pay the high-risk rate for three to six more years.



The impaired level is now .06
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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 27 Sep 2012

 TonyClifton, on 27 September 2012 - 03:34 PM, said:

This is in Alberta

Minimum Penalties:
  • 1st offence – Fine $1000 and 1 – 3 years driving prohibition
  • 2nd offence – 30 days in jail and 2 – 5 years driving prohibition
  • 3rd or more offence – 120 days in jail + not less than 3 year driving prohibition

Motor vehicle insurance rates often skyrocket after an impaired driving conviction. Many times, only a high-risk insurance company, charging double the normal rates, will insure a convicted impaired driver, and they will add a 50 percent surcharge on top of that. For example: Regular-rate (pre-conviction): $2,000.00 High Risk rate: $4,000.00 Plus 50% surcharge: $2,000.00 New rate (post conviction): $6,000.00
The surcharge stays in effect for three years following the date of conviction, but you could pay the high-risk rate for three to six more years.


The impaired level is now .06

Yep, here you're fvcked on insurance for 3 years.  I see Canada actually has stricter laws than AZ, and ours are the strictest in the US.
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rayajr's Photo rayajr 27 Sep 2012

Floyd's ducking him!
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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 27 Sep 2012

 rayajr, on 27 September 2012 - 03:42 PM, said:

Floyd's ducking him!  
Spaddy must be one of the greatest of all time since he's undefeated.
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Vatoloco's Photo Vatoloco 27 Sep 2012

 johnnyblaze, on 27 September 2012 - 03:50 PM, said:

Spaddy must be one of the greatest of all time since he's undefeated.
He gave Floyd all he could handle in sparring too.  Spaddy #1 P4P.
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 Vatoloco, on 27 September 2012 - 04:34 PM, said:

He gave Floyd all he could handle in sparring too.  Spaddy #1 P4P.
No need to fight any fights, let's just crown his azz.
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 johnnyblaze, on 27 September 2012 - 04:37 PM, said:

No need to fight any fights, let's just crown his azz.

he is who we thought he was
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 lefty lou, on 27 September 2012 - 04:43 PM, said:

he is who we thought he was
Mane!
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Vatoloco's Photo Vatoloco 27 Sep 2012

 johnnyblaze, on 27 September 2012 - 04:37 PM, said:

No need to fight any fights, let's just crown his azz.
He would've beat everyone anyway.
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