Joe Arpaio Defends His Illustrious High School Basketball Career, Like the Three Points He Scored in a 29-Point Loss

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio has released the documents.
There are many things Sheriff Joe Arpaio could fully explain to us here at New Times. Many of them can be found under our "Investigating Sheriff Joe Arpaio" file.

That said, Arpaio opted to defend himself from the assumption that he was a horrible basketball player in high school.

Let's just say he attempted to defend himself, since he sent over the proof that he didn't suck -- which includes a box score from a local newspaper showing that Arpaio scored a grand total of three points in a 29-point loss in the middle of the Civil War 1950 season.

Aside from finding out that the local newspaper in Springfield, Massachusetts used to call Arpaio "Rugged Joe," the Sheriff also told us about his outstanding baseball career, as he turned over the statistics sheet showing that he had three base hits through 11 games.

There's a newspaper clip Arpaio's office provided that has a "know your players" section about Arpaio's basketball team at Commerce High School, in which the writer apparently had to say something nice about everyone.

"'Rugged Joe' holds a back court position," the blurb says. "He is definitely the hardest fighting man on Coach Otto Wulff's team."

Another clip describes Arpaio making a shot as the "highlight of [the] contest," as Arpaio's shot sent the game to overtime. Arpaio's boys won a real barn-burner, with a score of 15-13.

Why Arpaio keeps this stuff, we couldn't tell you.

That said, here's a picture of Arpaio playing basketball, as the caption describes Arpaio "trying unsuccessfully to latch on to the sphere" -- which we assume to mean "failing to grab the ball":

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"Rugged Joe" Arpaio attempting to play basketball during the 1950 season.




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jonnyquest
jonnyquest

Joe is not mentally ill. He's a fat, self serving bastard fuck. As good a sheriff as a ball player.

Miwin1000
Miwin1000

To look at sherriff Joe now, you don't see the hottie he was back then!!! Where'd ya go Joe?

Masked Magician
Masked Magician

 Next thing you know the MCSO shurf will send over proof he arrested Elvis Presley in 1955 (Joe really didn't arrest the King. He just thinks he did.)

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

"a stand up sheriff " Are you getting paid to write this bullshit or are you really that dim witted?

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Definitely AllStart material there, ROFL, lets not forget he was able to tie his shoes without assistance from the rest of the team or coaches.

Masked Magician
Masked Magician

 Who knew Joe was able to recall he played sports in high school when he can't recall charging a judge with 3 felonies or is too confused when it was mentioned he signed off on the RICO lawsuit filed by Rachel Alexander?

Rick Korne
Rick Korne

to blah blah blah: Picking on poor Joe? WTF? He's spent his career picking on everyone else. He's an embarrassment for America (although for Arizona he's pretty typical).  Arizona, the Mississippi of the west!

Johnny
Johnny

Only this worthless pile of print would run a story like this. I guess they ran out of bogus issues to attack a stand up sheriff who has the best interests of the LEGAL citizens of Arizona at heart, so they chose his high school basketball career. Pitiful. How about you start running articles about the good things Our LEGAL citizens are doing on a daily basis and stop trying to defend the criminals who break the law and cross the border into Arizona illegally! 

Danzigsdaddy
Danzigsdaddy

joe is maintaining the same standards as in high school......SUB-PAR! a couple base hits outta 11 games? thats right up there with only mismanaging over $100 million out of a couple billion. 3points out of a losing game? right up there with overlooking over 400 sexual assault cases out of a couple thousand. joe dragged his teams all the way to the bottom just like he is doing to our county. he runs his staff like a tight ship.... THE TITANIC. and it only took 2 hours for that one to hit the bottom.

Masked Magician
Masked Magician

 Now now, let's not compare Joe to the legendary Titanic... Joe is NOT legendary. He is just a mentally ill old man. The Titanic serves as a final resting place for over 1500 people. It is the most infamous shipwreck in maritime history.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest

Arpaio is just a political WHORE! He does what's good for Joe. He doesn't care about duty or accountability. If he did, we wouldn't have all those neglected sex abuse cases. That disgusting malfeasance only happens when low level employees know they can get away with it. They can get away with it when management has no accountability standards. AND THAT BUCK STOPS WITH JOE. Enforcing the law? When was the last time an employer was sanctioned for hiring illegal aliens? Three times in the last FIVE years! Why doesn't Joe enforce THAT law? Is he afraid of pissing off business owners like Wil Cardon? And who placed Dave Hendershott where he trashed the law and taxpayers? JOE! So I call bullshit on everything you said. Fact is, Joe was a better basketball player than Sheriff.

Allan Bartlett
Allan Bartlett

pull your panties up? Are yours pink or robins egg blue? blahblahblah =teabaggerteabaggerteabagger

jewel in the desert
jewel in the desert

 YOU must care Walter Concrete since you took the time to read the article.

slipery Mike
slipery Mike

"I hates the things I fear,and I fears the things that's I do not understand"....Early squid

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He turned over the statistics sheet showing that he had three base hits through 11 games.

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