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12th Annual Golf Tournament with Ric “Doc” Walker and LaVar Arrington

The Greater Washington Urban League will host its 12th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament with celebrity golfers Richard “Doc” Walker (ESPN 980 Host, former Super Bowl Champion and tight end in the NFL), and LaVar Arrington (commentator for Comcast SportsNet’s Washington Redskins NFL Post Game Show and former linebacker in the NFL). Walker is this year’s recipient of the Tournament’s prestigious Sam Lacy Award, in honor of the legendary Afro American newspaper sports writer. 

The tournament is chaired by Leroy M. Jeter (Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Communications) along with Honorary Celebrity Chair Malik Yoba, well renowned actor, singer, composer, playwright and director. The Celebrity Golf Tournament is a fundraiser to support the Urban League’s service programs. Major sponsors include Lockheed Martin and Pepco.

Car Crash Victim Mis-Diagnosed for Next Day Cancer Surgery

A Patient who was wrongly marked to have surgery for cancer has filed a lawsuit.

Joseph Wheeler filed a $14.3 milliom lawsuit against Prince George's Hospital in Upper Marlboro, over his treatment following a June 23 car accident.

His is seeking $3.6 million in compensation damages and a further $10.7 million in punitive damages for assault and battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress from owner of the hospital Dimensions Health Corporation.

He was admitted with serious injuries, but hospital staff accidently marked him for next-day cancer surgery, and when he started protesting and tried to leave, two large staff "security" men held him down, causing Joseph even more pain.

Upper Marlboro man pleads guilty in 'Nigerian scam'

The Washington Examiner reports that an Upper Marlboro man originally from Nigeria admitted that he posed as a federal agent to run a "Nigerian scam" that defrauded victims out of about $300,000.

David Johnson, who also goes by Ukoha Eke, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and impersonate a federal official in a Florida federal court. He was apprehended in a sting operation in Maryland in May.

Upper Marlboro’s Mike Balogun Makes Redskins Practice Squad

Mike Balogun, 26 of Upper Marlboro began practicing at FedEx field Monday.  The team added line backer as their eighth and final player to the practice squad.

Balogun played at the University of Oklahoma for one season.  His eligibility was lost because he played semi-pro football before playing for the school.  He has six registered tackles against the Florida Gators and played with the Sooners in their 2008 National Championship Game.

Although he is with the Redskins, Balogun spent preseason training with the San Francisco 49ers. There he had eight tackles and one interception in four preseason games.