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FULMER CUP: WVU TAKES THE LEAD, BOGGLES IMAGINATION

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Really?

Kendall Washington, redshirt freshman, puts West Virginia in a tie for the Fulmer Cup.

CANTON The man told police the masked robber came to his bedroom as he slept, demanded money and jewelry, then shot him twice.

The victim couldn't see the gunman's face, but city police have charged former St. Thomas Aquinas High School football star Kendall M. Washington with aggravated robbery and felonious assault. A grand jury now will take a look at the evidence to see if he should stand trial.

Blanket allegedlys all around, but: breaking into someone's house, stealing things at gunpoint, and then shooting someone in the head in front of their five year-old means large, large points no matter what the charges. Currently, as it stands, Washington's charged with aggravated burglary and felonious assault. Under FC rules as they stand:

Grand Larceny: 4 points. We use this as a catchall for players being involved in crime so outrageous and well-planned it can only be described as 'nefarious,' 'professional,' or 'legislation.' Applies to large drug rings, chop shop operations, and the Haitian human trafficking ring that's been run out of the Miami locker room since '93. (We kid! They didn't get that thing humming 'til '95 at the earliest.)

Assault doesn't seem to cover this; nor does generic burglary charges. Therefore, we award four points for each charge, and a bonus point for, well, HOLY HELL IN FRONT OF A FIVE-YEAR OLD CHILD? That's Killing Joke Joker territory, there.

The total comes to nine points total, a sum which places in WVU in a tie for the lead in the Fulmer Cup. That's not score manipulation to tie things up and make some excitement in the idle days of late July; if anything, that's some circumspect scoring for a crime of astonishingly random, nasty cruelty.