Skip to comments.Professor falls ill during trial
Posted on 09/03/2005 3:56:44 AM PDT by Archidamus
Former University of Houston professor Alexander Brown , who is accused of stealing funds from the UH athletic department, was taken from the Harris County criminal courts building on a stretcher Friday after falling ill during his theft trial.
Brown, 58, was taken to a local hospital, and state District Judge Mary Lou Keel adjourned his trial until Tuesday.
Keel was visibly displeased by word of Brown's illness and suggested defense attorney Jolanda Jones was using Brown's health as a delaying tactic. Jones said Brown suffers from a lingering illness exacerbated by the stress of his trial. Details on Brown's condition were not available Friday night.
Prosecutors claim Brown, a professor of African-American studies and an academic adviser to the athletic department before his arrest and dismissal in January 2004, skimmed at least $1,500 from cash he received while returning student-athletes' textbooks to a UH bookstore in December 2003.
Defense attorneys claim the charges are retribution for Brown's threats to report NCAA rules violations at UH.
Everybody knows that one of the many disadvantages that "African Americans" have in this country is their susceptibility to health problems due to centuries of oppression by Da Man. Certainly he can't be held accountable for that, can he? Maybe he can be pardoned.
COUGAR HIGH PROF STRICKEN BY TRIAL
I'd also think those students who were reportedly shorted when Brown ran that errand, would be complaining.
DAMN !, I was hoping it was Ward Churchill .
Was he fired or did he resign?
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