Thursday, May 29, 2008

Where in the world is Roscoe Tanner? Just bouncing around

From the wires:

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Former tennis star Roscoe Tanner has been arraigned on felony theft charges in Knox County.
According to information from the Knox County General Sessions Court, Tanner is accused of writing a $72,263.43 check to a Knoxville Toyota dealership for two Toyota Highlanders and refusing to return the vehicles when the check bounced.
Tanner appeared in court Wednesday for the arraignment but did not enter a plea. A court hearing is set for July 8.
His attorney, Scott Green, did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press seeking comment.
Tanner was convicted of grand theft in Florida in 2000 after bouncing a $35,595 check used to buy a 32-foot boat.
A Chattanooga native, Tanner won the 1977 Australian Open.


van said...

I saw this story earlier. Here's a tip to anyone out there: Don't accept a check from Roscoe Tanner!

Interagency Task Force said...

Warning to women: Besides being smart not to take a check from Roscoe Tanner, it is also wise not to have a child with him. He has been arrested for contempt of court for refusing to pay court ordered child support more than a dozen times, including arrests in Georgia, Tennessee, California, and New Jersey.