BUTLER IS “BOOKED FOR MURDER!”
The Los Angeles Police Dept. announced late last night that James Butler was taken into custody earlier in the day for the Murder of Writer Sam Kellerman . The 29-year old brother of FOX TV host Max Kellerman, Sam was found Sunday dead lying on the floor of his apartment. The only suspect in the case, professional boxer James Butler was being questioned Wednesday night in Hollywood as we were going to Press. When I called the Homicide Unit a second time at 9:05 PT, the Detective told me that Butler was being booked for the Murder of Sam Kellerman as we spoke!
KELLERMAN FAMILY KNEW BUTLER FOR YEARS!
The 31-year old Butler has had a better than a decade long relationship with both Sam and Max. And when Butler “Sucker-Punched” Richard Grant at the end of a “Charity” match in 2001, Sam Kellerman interviewed Butler while he was incarcerated. And Max, then working for ESPN, he really went soft on Butler when Max was pressed on the incident that was televised on ESPN.
COPS UNABLE TO CONFIRM MOTIVE OR MEANS!
One of the investigating Detectives I corralled late last night would neither confirm or deny the “Motive” for this heinous act or “The Means” in which young Kellerman was killed. But he did offer this. “Additional charges maybe filed by the District Attorney later this week or next. There will be a ‘No Bail’ hold on Mr. Butler.” Butler is expected to enter a Plea either later today or Friday. The scene of the Butler Arrest was the U.C.L.A. Medical Center, and this came after Sam’s 1993 Cadillac Seville was found unattended in the parking lot.
BUTLER WAS BEYOND JUST “FRIGGEN” NUTS!
An item that came to light during the Greta Van Susteran show on Fox News last night was that Butler is “ Bi-Polar ” and had admitted physically lashing out at those that he loved most! In other words, this crazy bastard Butler, with his need for Lithium or the like, he should have never been boxing. I mean, that jaw-breaking punch Butler hit Grant with, that act in my mind was merely a precursor to the Kellerman Homicide. You see for Butler to have perpetrated such an act on TV, and with the NYPD a few feet away, this clearly illustrated his lack of control and that he was indeed a danger to society!
THE MOST TELLING “BOXING” VIDEO IN RECENT HISTORY?
The latest addition to the www.RingTalk.com “ Video Archives’ have the first installment of a new program dubbed “One Round With Pedro.” In the Video, I expose guys like John Ruiz, fighters who claim incapacitation from “ Low Blows .” In this piece, I simply do what no writer, radio talk show host, and former boxer has ever done when I take a sparring partner and destroy the “ Myth of the Low Blow !” Hit this link and then email later and give me your thoughts. Click on this link to watch it instantly http://ringtalk.com/video.asp
WBC INVOLVED IN “SHADY STUFF” AGAIN?
Currently I am looking over some material that arrived via Fed Ex Tuesday. It looks like a plan involving the World Boxing Council, and what amounts to the San Juan, Puerto Rico based sanctioning body/mob is in the wake of the Bankruptcy scare with Graciano Rocchigiani, are they now selling positions in their ratings. Stay Tuned!
RING TALK “WEB GENIUS” LOSES DAD UNEXPECTEDLY!
Horrid news descended upon the www.RingTalk.com crew as I was penning this piece. Jack Buntin, the father of “ Web Guru ” Dan Buntin who created this site passed away Wednesday night after going into Cardiac Arrest. The 64-year old retired U.S. Air Force Officer turned Air-Conditioning magnate is a father of four and a resident of Altus, OK, Jack leaves behind three grown children in addition to Dan in Mark, Kelsie, & Carlie, and his second wife Barbara. For the third time in two days, the www.RingTalk.com family offer our condolences!
“TOLEDO” REASON WHY L.A. COPS HAVE SUCH HORRID REP!Having seen first hand, heard, and yes even read about the incredible number of dicks on the Los Angeles Police Dept., I feel the Gestapo like mentality runs so rampant that it is either be in the water, or taught at the Police Academy. When I called the “ LAPD Homicide Detail ” Tuesday to inquire about the Sam Kellerman case, a Detective Toledo wasn’t slightly cordial, let alone professional in his dialogue with me. Rude, obnoxious, a true prick, this condescending bastard wouldn’t even surrender his first initial!
Pedro FernandezNote: Mr. Fernandez is NOT your average boxing writer! A four-time San Francisco Golden Gloves champion, and formerly a Cop with the San Francisco Police Dept., few people have the unique combination of having a boxing background in addition to being a schooled Journalist. He can be reached with your comments at Pedro@RingTalk.com