Nov 24, 2008

JImmy Gets Mad

Tennis great Jimmy Connors was arrested outside the Thunderdome Friday as the Gauchos hosted top-ranked University of North Carolina.

The eight-time Grand Slam champion was arrested near the entrance to the arena after refusing to leave the area following a confrontation. Additional details concerning the arrest have not yet been made available, but an employee at the Santa Barbara County Jail allegedly said that Connors was booked into the jail but later released.

Connors, a Santa Barbara resident, is known to frequent UCSB basketball games. Connors did not get an opportunity to watch the Gauchos square off against the Tar Heels, however, as he was arrested at the beginning of the game, reports said.

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