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Infiniti2001
Dec 5th, 2006, 01:55 PM
By Associated Press

Tue Dec 5, 3:42 AM

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - A pit bull registered to tennis star Serena Williams allegedly nipped at a security guard's buttocks outside her home.

The guard was not injured, because a wallet in his pocket protecting him from the bite last week, according to a Palm Beach Gardens police incident report.

The incident occurred Friday night when the 5-year-old tan pit bull, Bambi, and a white Maltese were roaming around a guardhouse near Williams' home, the report said.

The guard traced the dogs back to Williams' home using a phone number listed on the Maltese's dog tag. Williams later told police the dogs got loose after she let them out and that she owned the Maltese, but not the pit bull, the report said.

Williams told police she was watching the dog for a friend, the report said.

The dog is registered to Williams, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control assistant director Dennis Yeskey told The Palm Beach Post. Animal control did not have records of Williams owning a Maltese

Williams' Web site shows two photographs of a tan pit bull named Bambi. A spokeswoman for Williams declined to comment.

Telephone calls placed to Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control were not immediately returned Monday. A police spokeswoman would not comment on the case.

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Paneru
Dec 5th, 2006, 02:00 PM
Serena Williams denies owning dog that bit guard
By Nicole Janok

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Tennis star Serena Williams claimed she does not own the pit bull that bit a security guard Friday inside the exclusive BallenIsles community in Palm Beach Gardens.

Williams told police she was watching Bambi, a 5-year-old tan pit bull, for her friend Davide Tomassoni, 30, of Jupiter, according to a Palm Beach Gardens police report released Monday.

But officials at Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, which requires all residents to register their pets, said Williams is the registered owner of the pit bull and a Jack Russell terrier named Jackie.

Williams' personal Web site also says she owns those dogs.

There is no record of Tomassoni owning an animal in Palm Beach County.

Bambi was returned to Williams' 8,870-square-foot home after he nipped at the guard's backside Friday night.

The guard found the pit bull and a white Maltese named Loreli roaming around the guardhouse near the Northlake Boulevard entrance, the report said.

When the guard approached the small white dog, the pit bull became defensive and drew closer to the guard, Palm Beach Gardens police Maj. Robert Artola said.

The pit bull appeared to be protecting the Maltese, Artola said. :hearts:

The guard's wallet protected him as the pit bull jumped to bite his rear. Bambi's bite was not reported to animal control, as most animal bites are, because the guard was not injured.

The guard traced the dogs back to Williams' estate from a phone number on the Maltese's tags.

The pit bull did not have a collar or tags.

A guest of the Williams family came to the guardhouse and took the dogs back to Williams' home at 313 Grand Key Terrace, the report said.

Serena Williams later told police that she let the dogs out and they got loose. She said she owns the Maltese, according to the report.

Animal control did not have records of Williams owing a Maltese.

Venus and Serena Williams returned to the Palm Beach County Courthouse on Monday.

They spent several days last week testifying in a multimillion-dollar breach-of-contract lawsuit filed against the Williams family over a failed battle-of-the-sexes tennis tournament.

The sisters' attorney, F. Malcolm Cunningham Jr., declined to comment Monday while attending the trial.

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Try and create a story where ever they can regardless
of how stupid it is. Shocking! ;)

Kunal
Dec 5th, 2006, 02:07 PM
hmmm.....too bad

Craigy
Dec 5th, 2006, 03:16 PM
:lol: Serena.

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:15 PM
Did Pit Bull Registered to Serena Bite Guard?
Tennis Star Told Police She Didn't Own Dog

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Dec. 5) - A pit bull registered to tennis star Serena Williams allegedly bit a security guard outside her home last week.

Williams told police she didn't own the dog, but said she was watching Bambi for a friend, a Palm Beach Gardens Police incident report said.

The dog, a 5-year-old tan pit bull, is registered to Williams, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control assistant director Dennis Yeskey told The Palm Beach Post.

Williams' Web site shows two photographs of her tan pit bull named Bambi.

A spokeswoman for Williams declined to comment.

Bambi and a white Maltese were roaming around a guardhouse near her home Friday night, when the pit bull nipped at the guard's buttocks. The guard was not injured because his wallet blocked the dog's bite, the incident report said.

The guard traced the dogs back to Williams' home using a phone number listed on the Maltese's dog tag. She later told police the dogs got loose after she let them out. She told police she owned the Maltese, but not the pit bull, the report said.

Animal Care and Control did not have records of Williams owning a Maltese.

Telephone calls placed to Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control were not immediately returned Monday.

A Palm Beach Gardens Police spokeswoman would not comment on the case.

Pureracket
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:16 PM
There seem to be multiple threads about the WS dealing with the same thing. . .LOL! Do actual WS fans even get to create threads anymore?

LOL!!!!!

Ryan
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:16 PM
A put bull? Biting someone? That's a surprise.

drake3781
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:17 PM
Why lie about it? Just make things worse.

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:17 PM
:dog: This is all the Williams' Family needs now...more problems. They may have another lawsuit on there hands . I hope the guard was a Serena Williams fan!:p So many people today are Lawsuit happy! :mad:

sweetpeas
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:25 PM
Boy,,,,,,,,,,,,,when it rain"s it pour!

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:32 PM
Boy,,,,,,,,,,,,,when it rain"s it pour!


:rain: I know..i hope this will not become a huge ordeal. Just pay for the guys doctor bill from getting the rabies test. Thats all that should be done unless the dog mauled the guard or somthing!

Wannabeknowitall
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:33 PM
Well that's just a love bite.
That pit bull gives Serena love bites on her ass all the time.
She doesn't even feel them. It's just a little nip.

Sam L
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:34 PM
Serena.. :rolleyes:

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:35 PM
Well that's just a love bite.
That pit bull gives Serena love bites on her ass all the time.
She doesn't even feel them. It's just a little nip.

Thats because she is BOOTYLICIOUS! :p

dreamgoddess099
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:36 PM
This is such a non issue. The guard didn't even care enough to report it. If the dog was associated to a non celebrity this story wouldn't even be heard.

jacobruiz
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:41 PM
So Serena denied owning a pit bull registered to her that was loose and tried to bite someone?

Gosh, that IS funny.:lol:

dreamgoddess099
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:42 PM
Why lie about it? Just make things worse.

Where did she say the dog was never hers? It's possible that she sold the dog to a friend. Geez, it's a pitbull that she doesn't travel with. She can't keep an eye on all the time so maybe she let someone else have it.

dreamgoddess099
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:49 PM
So Serena denied owning a pit bull registered to her that was loose and tried to bite someone?

Gosh, that IS funny.:lol:

Well according to this she's also lying about the Maltese being her's too because it isn't registered to her.:rolleyes: When we all saw her introduce the dog as her new dog Laurelie to millions on the Martha Stewart show.

Ferosh
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:50 PM
This is such a non issue. The guard didn't even care enough to report it. If the dog was associated to a non celebrity this story wouldn't even be heard.

Who made the report then? :confused:

dreamgoddess099
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:56 PM
Well that's just a love bite.
That pit bull gives Serena love bites on her ass all the time.
She doesn't even feel them. It's just a little nip.

Well you see where the pitbull's head is at.:lol:
http://www.serenawilliamsblog.com/serenaalbum/albums/userpics/10001/normal_image11%7E0.jpg

QUEENLINDSAY
Dec 5th, 2006, 08:10 PM
This dog is not suppose to come out until AO.

This dog is being trained to bite Sharapova's ass!!!

thrust
Dec 5th, 2006, 08:29 PM
These girls need to start playing tennis, full time, to staty out of trouble. Their lives are becoming a sad comedy.

theFutureisNow
Dec 5th, 2006, 08:38 PM
I used to be a mild fan of Serena, but not anymore.

This incident at the very least shows an utter lack of class, and at most is criminally irresponsible.

What if the dog had attacked some kid instead? Serena would be facing years in jail, and it wouldnt be so funny to the clueless Serena supporters.

It was bad enough that she lets her pit bull wander around without supervision, but then to blatantly lie about it also shows she has no character.

I hope for her sake she can grow up and start being more responsible about tennis and her life, but I am not holding my breath.

faste5683
Dec 5th, 2006, 08:41 PM
Pit bulls need a LOT of training, attention, and exercise in order to be good canine citizens. They also need to be socialized while very young. Owning several terriers myself, I can tell you that while I love them, they aren't for everybody. If not trained early and excercised daily, they can be a royal pain in the ass...:eek:

:wavey:

venus_rulez
Dec 5th, 2006, 08:43 PM
I used to be a mild fan of Serena, but not anymore.

This incident at the very least shows an utter lack of class, and at most is criminally irresponsible.

What if the dog had attacked some kid instead? Serena would be facing years in jail, and it wouldnt be so funny to the clueless Serena supporters.

It was bad enough that she lets her pit bull wander around without supervision, but then to blatantly lie about it also shows she has no character.

I hope for her sake she can grow up and start being more responsible about tennis and her life, but I am not holding my breath.


An utter lack of class for POSSIBLY lying? Are you saying you've never told a lie?

pigam
Dec 5th, 2006, 08:43 PM
I used to be a mild fan of Serena, but not anymore.

This incident at the very least shows an utter lack of class, and at most is criminally irresponsible.

What if the dog had attacked some kid instead? Serena would be facing years in jail, and it wouldnt be so funny to the clueless Serena supporters.

It was bad enough that she lets her pit bull wander around without supervision, but then to blatantly lie about it also shows she has no character.

I hope for her sake she can grow up and start being more responsible about tennis and her life, but I am not holding my breath.

you seriously cannot tell me you make this "moral judgement" of serena based on this paparazzi article? who knows if even half of it is true?
IF she lied, then yes, that' s wrong. But there's no need to condamn her like this. "Innocent till proven guilty" or how's that saying in english?

Ben.
Dec 5th, 2006, 08:47 PM
it's just another media story bout serena as usual. i reckon she's probably had enough of this already & doesn't need any more critisism down her back.

but the story does sound funny though :lol:

Wannabeknowitall
Dec 5th, 2006, 08:48 PM
This is what a person who isn't a fan of Serena would take this incident as:

I used to be a mild fan of Serena, but not anymore.

This incident at the very least shows an utter lack of class, and at most is criminally irresponsible.

What if the dog had attacked some kid instead? Serena would be facing years in jail, and it wouldnt be so funny to the clueless Serena supporters.

It was bad enough that she lets her pit bull wander around without supervision, but then to blatantly lie about it also shows she has no character.

I hope for her sake she can grow up and start being more responsible about tennis and her life, but I am not holding my breath.

This is what a person who is a fan of Serena would take this incident as:

Well that's just a love bite.
That pit bull gives Serena love bites on her ass all the time.
She doesn't even feel them. It's just a little nip.


I just wanted to show the difference because supposedly I continue to be accused of saying consistent stuff like the first quote when it comes to Serena.

Craigy
Dec 5th, 2006, 09:00 PM
Well you see where the pitbull's head is at.:lol:
http://www.serenawilliamsblog.com/serenaalbum/albums/userpics/10001/normal_image11%7E0.jpg

:awww: Look at them all :hearts:

jacobruiz
Dec 5th, 2006, 09:13 PM
[quote=Wannabeknowitall;9593954]

This is what a person who is a fan of Serena would take this incident as:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wannabeknowitall http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/wtaworld/images/buttons/blue/viewpost.gif (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?p=9593612#post9593612)
Well that's just a love bite.
That pit bull gives Serena love bites on her ass all the time.
She doesn't even feel them. It's just a little nip.



Who knows what actually happened here or if Serena was responsible for the dogs being loose.:shrug:

But one thing is for sure; a pit bull running loose CAN be very dangerous indeed, regardless of how lovable it is to it's owner.

Marcus1979
Dec 5th, 2006, 09:25 PM
I hate pittbulls they need to be bred out into extinction (i.e outlaw breeding em)

they are just attack dogs nothing more.

Thats just my personal view on that species of dog

theFutureisNow
Dec 5th, 2006, 09:34 PM
you seriously cannot tell me you make this "moral judgement" of serena based on this paparazzi article? who knows if even half of it is true?
IF she lied, then yes, that' s wrong. But there's no need to condamn her like this. "Innocent till proven guilty" or how's that saying in english?

I obviously dont know everything about her, but from this and many other incidents I think it is safe to conclude that she has questionable integrity and a mediocre work ethic.

I am simply basing my assessment on the article. If it is true, then the most reasonable conclusion is that she did something very irresponsible and then lied about it.

It is possible the article is wrong, but it would be pretty unusual to include specific details that were completely false. If you can show any other version of events besides Serena's publicist spin then go ahead and post it.

dreamgoddess099
Dec 5th, 2006, 11:46 PM
I obviously dont know everything about her, but from this and many other incidents I think it is safe to conclude that she has questionable integrity and a mediocre work ethic. From your stupid posts in such a short span on this site, we can safely conclude that you are a banned troll with a new name.

I am simply basing my assessment on the article. If it is true, then the most reasonable conclusion is that she did something very irresponsible and then lied about it. That's the sad part. You don't know if she actually did let her friend have the dog. All she said was it's not mine anymore, she didn't say she's never owned the dog.

It is possible the article is wrong, but it would be pretty unusual to include specific details that were completely false. If you can show any other version of events besides Serena's publicist spin then go ahead and post it.
What specific details? That she used to own the dog? I gave my Mom my cat because it was scratching up my funiture, does that mean it'll always be mine because I uesd to own it?:rolleyes:

le bon vivant
Dec 5th, 2006, 11:48 PM
DG dont waste your time on this alias.

dreamgoddess099
Dec 6th, 2006, 12:09 AM
DG dont waste your time on this alias.

Oh they don't bother me, I just like exposing them.:D

plantman
Dec 6th, 2006, 02:54 AM
Perjury charges sought in another case, and now this lil' misunderstanding of dog ownership.............THE DRAMA has just begun!!!!!!

ZeroSOFInfinity
Dec 6th, 2006, 03:12 AM
I just have one question.... who the heck names their pitbull BAMBI? :tape:

darrinbaker00
Dec 6th, 2006, 03:13 AM
From your stupid posts in such a short span on this site, we can safely conclude that you are a banned troll with a new name.

That's the sad part. You don't know if she actually did let her friend have the dog. All she said was it's not mine anymore, she didn't say she's never owned the dog.


What specific details? That she used to own the dog? I gave my Mom my cat because it was scratching up my funiture, does that mean it'll always be mine because I uesd to own it?:rolleyes:
According to the article, Serena is the registered owner of the pit bull, which means she's legally responsible for it. Period. If this had been a fatal attack by the dog, Serena would have been held criminally responsible. Period.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Dec 6th, 2006, 03:15 AM
Perjury charges sought in another case, and now this lil' misunderstanding of dog ownership.............THE DRAMA has just begun!!!!!!

Perjury charges? WTF are you talking about?

drake3781
Dec 6th, 2006, 03:16 AM
From your stupid posts in such a short span on this site, we can safely conclude that you are a banned troll with a new name.

That's the sad part. You don't know if she actually did let her friend have the dog. All she said was it's not mine anymore, she didn't say she's never owned the dog.


What specific details? That she used to own the dog? I gave my Mom my cat because it was scratching up my funiture, does that mean it'll always be mine because I uesd to own it?:rolleyes:

Does your brain ever hurt from the mental gymnastics it must perform sometimes to support everything Serena does? I understand being a fan, and looking for the positive, but some things you just have to acknowledge aren't quite right.

faboozadoo15
Dec 6th, 2006, 03:34 AM
I gave my Mom my cat because it was scratching up my funiture, does that mean it'll always be mine because I uesd to own it?:rolleyes:

:tape: as long as it's licensed to you.

Brett.
Dec 6th, 2006, 03:48 AM
Lmao Serena!

plantman
Dec 6th, 2006, 03:49 AM
Perjury charges? WTF are you talking about?



WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Attorneys for a pair of promoters suing tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams and their father accused the three on Tuesday of committing perjury.

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In a motion filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, the attorneys accuse the sisters of "a repeated pattern of deception and falsehood."

Promoters Carol Clarke and Keith Rhodes, owners of a company called CCKR, allege that the sisters' father, Richard Williams, signed a contract on their behalf committing his daughters to play in a 2001 "Battle of the Sexes" match. The promoters claim they lost millions of dollars (euros) after the sisters reneged on the deal.

Despite tax returns that show payments to Richard Williams for management fees, Venus and Serena Williams have both testified that their father has never been their manager and had no authority to commit them to a deal. Attorneys for the sisters and their father claim the payments were mischaracterized for tax-deduction purposes and that Richard Williams was paid merely for coaching services.

According to the motion, plaintiffs' attorneys claim to have uncovered several business agreements that Richard Williams signed on his daughters' behalf, including one 2000 deal for the sisters to serve as the grand marshals of the Orange Bowl Parade.

"In direct conflict with their sworn testimony, and the representations to this Honorable Court made by their counsel ... these documents clearly show that Venus Williams and Serena Williams did not sign certain contracts and agreements and that defendant Richard Williams did in fact sign certain contracts or agreements on behalf of his daughters," the motion states.

The sisters' attorney, F. Malcolm Cunningham, said they earned no money from the Orange Bowl commitment. He reiterated his claim that the sisters are the only ones who can commit to any contract where money is exchanged for their services.

"Since Venus and Serena have been 18, they sign their own contracts without exception," Cunningham said outside court. "Nobody signs for them."

After hearing arguments from both sides, Judge Jeffrey Winikoff ordered Venus and Serena Williams' attorneys to turn over to him more than two dozen sponsorship and endorsement agreements by Friday.

The judge said he would review the documents and determine what action to take, if any.


My conclusion only!

SelesFan70
Dec 6th, 2006, 05:52 AM
Dog bites man... :yawn:

Man bites dog, now that's a story! :wavey: