Angel Rodriguez, Krop High Basketball Star, Wanted By Police

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As if ever-mounting eligibility conflicts weren't enough turmoil for the state's number-one-ranked basketball squad: Miami-Dade Police have issued a warrant for Krop High star guard Angel Rodriguez's arrest after he skipped a court date yesterday.

19-year-old Rodriguez, whose play has propelled Krop to a district championship this year, was due in court to answer to criminal traffic charges. On January 11, he was ticketed for going 57 in a 30 MPH zone without a driver's license. Once caught, his bond will be set at $2,000.

Dr. Michael Krop High's boy's basketball team-- run by notorious coach Shakey Rodriguez-- was briefly disqualified due to immigration paperwork problems surrounding player Brian Delancy. The team was reinstated by a local judge, but Riptide discovered that Delancy's addresses, as registered in school district data, were bogus.

On Monday, we exposed that addresses registered to Angel Rodriguez and another player, Trevin Joseph, also appeared to be fabricated.

Florida High School Athletic Association executive director Roger Dearing wasn't exactly shocked to hear that latest revelation. In fact, he told us, in December his organization had received a tip that Delancy, Angel Rodriguez, and a third player-- whose name he couldn't reveal because the student is a minor-- were living outside of the district.

High schools are obligated to investigate and self-report rules violations. So Dearing forwarded on the tip to Cheryl Golden, executive secretary of the Greater Miami Athletic Conference, he says, with the expectation that somebody at Krop High would look into the matter. "We never heard back from them," Dearing says, "so we assumed that there was nothing to the tip."

Golden hasn't yet returned a message seeking comment.

According to the Miami Herald, Angel Rodriguez-- who has committed to play at Kansas State next year-- lives with his mother and two brothers since they moved from Puerto Rico in 2009. But when reached by phone, Angel's step-mother Sunita Rodriguez told Riptide that the student lives with her uncle, also named Angel Rodriguez.

She said she couldn't remember the exact address. The younger Angel's father lives in Orlando, she confirmed.

Sunita apparently knew nothing of Angel Rodriguez's legal problems. Her only, audibly stunned, reaction when told of the arrest warrant: "Wow."

She then called back and threatened legal action if "anything is published on my stepson" before quickly hanging up.


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18 comments
Professional Sports David
Professional Sports David

Oh oh. Not a good news at all. This kid could have a very good future with basketball, but if he messes up again, it'll be his downfall.

maria
maria

realy? how about playing angel one and one. he got skills, you guys are just haters.!

Arrillaga2324
Arrillaga2324

he is still a kid and I can testified that because I know this kid since he was a little child so haters dont talk smack

shooshoo
shooshoo

about time someone takes the fall for this...the principal, the district, the athletic director and the coach and his side kick who did a lot of shakeys dirty work

Scream3187
Scream3187

It's easy to be the best when you got grown men playing against little boys

Diogenes
Diogenes

Perhaps they can better teach you neophytes at Krop how to write, as well as how to run, dribble, and toss a ball through a hoop, like trained seals.

“Violence is the primary reaction of the incompetent.”

Tom Stedham
Tom Stedham

Great story! Keep up the pressure.. Don't let the CHEATERS win...

brandy
brandy

Haters Never Prosper ! Don't Hate on my school! We're being scoped out for the least little thing because we're the best! Get over it ! and @Kkk nigga i bet you suck ass on a dailey basis that's why you talking so much shit.

JGODDA
JGODDA

SUCK MY DICK BITCH WE RUN THIS SHIT BRUH YYYALL CANT STOP KROP DHATTTTTT HOEEEE

me
me

You guys need to stfu ... freaking haters . we are the best and everyone knows it

Kkk
Kkk

Shakey can suck it

Kkk
Kkk

hahahahahahaahahahahahahahaha cheaters never win. tyhats what you guys get.

GA
GA

This is my favorite post of all time. If I could "like" this post one hundred times, I would.

J-32
J-32

fuck yu bitch. come to krop n say dat

Jamie_rko3
Jamie_rko3

cheaters? And how exactly is this cheating

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