Last month, news reports published a story of a March incident where a young West Point cadet, Richard King, was the victim of an unprovoked attack when he passed too close to the bitch diva’s luggage for her liking.
The Department of the Army has reinstated a West Point cadet who was involved in an airport scuffle with bodyguards for R&B diva Patti LaBelle.
Richard King, a member of the Class of 2011, was already on suspended separation for previous conduct when the March 11 scrape happened at an airport in his hometown of Houston.
In a lawsuit against the Grammy Award-winning LaBelle, he said three of her bodyguards attacked him for no reason. The singer has countersued, saying King was drunk and hurling racial slurs.
Norma Harris, the 63-year-old hairdresser for LaBelle, and 43-year-old bodyguard Efrem Holmes, have been charged with assault in connection with the tussle.
West Point says the 23-year-old King will start classes Monday. If he meets academic standards, he will graduate in December.
My guess is that Cadet King was on academic suspension when he was assaulted. Good luck to him and here’s hoping he gets that gold bar.
- Army starting CB involved in incident with Patti LaBelle’s bodyguards, sent into active duty (collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com)