From todays Oregonian: TUALATIN -- The Clackamas County Sheriff's Department searched the Lake Oswego home of Qyntel Woods on Monday morning to collect evidence that could be used in a case against the Trail Blazers forward for dog fighting and/or animal abuse. Two sheriff's officers also went to the Blazers' practice facility in Tualatin to interview Woods after the team's practice. Woods declined to comment to the officers, saying he wished to speak with his legal counsel first, according to deputy sheriff Robin Iverson. The Oregon Humane Society obtained the search warrant after gathering information from an investigation by the Multnomah County Animal Services and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Department, stemming from allegations that Woods abandoned a pit bull in Northeast Portland that had wounds consistent with fighting. Technicians at Woods' house could be seen loading large items covered in brown paper into a van. Also, marijuana evidence was gathered and sent to the Oregon State Crime Lab, but police declined to say if marijuana was confiscated. Clackamas County Detective Jim Strovink said when officers knocked on the door to Woods' home, there was a 60-second delay before they were admitted. A "strong smell of marijuana and freshly lighted incense" was present, according to Strovink. Woods was at practice, but two men in their early 20's were present. Woods was escorted out of the practice facility by Blazers officials Monday and was not available for comment. His agent, Raymond Brothers, also declined to comment on the investigation. When Woods arrived at his home, he declined comment and sat on the floor while officers searched his home. Randy Covey, a humane society detective, said officers were looking for areas where dog fighting might be held. Blood stains, syringes or penicillin to treat wounded dogs, and buckets or sponges used to clean blood also are signs of dog fighting, Covey said. In Oregon, staging a dog-fighting event is a felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a $100,000 fine. Participating in dog fighting is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $5,000 fine. Blazers general manager John Nash said he was aware of the search, but he had not received any new information. "We have indicated that we take this very seriously and we are conducting an ongoing investigation as we speak," Nash said. "The whole process is of a concern." Under guidance from the Blazers, Woods has found homes for his other pit bulls -- four puppies and two adults, and coach Maurice Cheeks said he hopes a resolution is in the immediate future. "I don't like to see it; I don't think anyone likes to see it," Cheeks said. "I just hope the situation gets resolved, whichever way it is supposed to get resolved. If he is guilty of anything, I think the situation needs to be resolved, and if he is not guilty, I want the situation to be resolved."
I totally agree. I don't think that just because you're rich that you would automatically make a good owner. I do think though, that someone that saves up for an expensive dog because they want a dog that comes from good lines would definately take good care of it. I want an Old English Mastiff so bad, but I can't afford one. I have been saving just a little amount for a few months now, and when I finally have the money I will buy one. I think a lot of rich people really do take care of their dogs though. I always see rich people with those little itty bitty dogs and they have these pampered little sweaters and carrying case and they are all groomed with cute little bows..lol
Yeah, they wear their poor little tea-cup whatevers like an accessory. It would be very cool to have someone pick one of your pups to own "hey! so and so owns one of my poodles" but I don't know. They seem to be a fad, photo-op, statement or whatever instead of a pet, a companion, part of their family. I just hate to see these tea-cups and tiny's worn like jewelry.
Oh sorry, I didn't mean it in that way. I meant it more like how my friend is. She brings her chi everywhere. She pampers her so much and loves that dog like a child, since she doesn't have any. I just meant that I think it's cute how much money people will put into pets they really love. The ones that do it like a 'fad', then that's annoying, but a lot of people that carry around their dogs and buy little clothes for them and such really do care a lot about them I think. I dunno. Just seems that way to me. But I'm basing it off the people I know that do it.
When my father was alive he used to do home inspections for realtors. I will never forget one time he called me out to this house because he needed a tool he had left at the shop. I was so excited because this is the absolute richest block in our city. Right on the water, HUGE homes, etc. Well, I went into that house and almost died. Now you all know how much I love dogs, but these people had 6 great danes (which I also love) in this huge beautiful home that was full of dog poop. Come on. These people had enough money to hire someone to take care of these dogs if that's what they had to do, but to just leave that ALL OVER the house, especially knowing people were coming and the house is for sale. YUCK. Why couldn't they just pick it up or something. The dogs were beautiful though. Then, on the other hand, I used to be a social worker and have made home visits to the poorest of the poor side of town and seen people who really have almost nothing make sure their dogs are taken care of. You just never know. Money means nothing. (It would be nice to have a lot though lol )
Huntersmom, I wasn't complaning about people that do it for the love of their dogs and treat them like their children. Please don't think I was jumping on your comment. It is the stars, actors, Actresses, Hollywood types, Pro Athletes, The Elite! that tote around puppies that should not be sold to begin with that get to me. Look at some of the larger puppy brokers that sell tiny's and teacups for $3500+ and brag that Mr. Sports Star or Joe/Jane Hollywood bought from them. What a bunch of rich idiots. Sorry, it just stikes a chord with me for some reason. LTLGTO
That dog fighting thing seems to be a fad too isn't it? How sick is that. I remember someone saying that the band Outkast members raise pits and there was some controversary about them. I can't remember what the problem was, if it was dog fighting or not. People who fight dogs need a big slap right upside their stupid face.