04.02.07 11 years ago 8 Comments

Former Michigan State lineman Hubert Thompson has been arrested and charged with murder of a 66-year-old man.

Hubert D. Thompson, 28, who played for Michigan State, surrendered peacefully late Friday after holing up in his apartment for nearly seven hours while police SWAT teams surrounded the building. He was ordered held on $3 million bond.

Police found James Malone, 66, sprawled on the pavement below the balcony when they arrived around 1:45 p.m.

That's right: Thompson (allegedly) tossed the old guy off the roof.  Yikes.  There's still no word on whether he broke a promise to "kill [Malone] last."

From this terrible story comes a terrific post from Tom Fornelli of Foul Balls, who was a high school teammate of Thompson.  Fornelli paints a picture of a gentle-hearted and massively talented player, which makes this news even more disturbing.  It's definitely more worthy your time than this post.  All I can do is be a jackass and quote Commando.  But you have to admit, it was pretty sweet when Schwarzenegger through that pipe through that other guy's chest.  Then he said, "Let off some steam."  It was even cooler because the bad guy was wearing a fishnet shirt, and everyone knows that only strippers should wear those.

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