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Cops vs. Connors -- No Love

11/22/2008 3:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jimmy ConnersFormer tennis star, Jimmy Connors was arrested Friday night at the UC Santa Barbara Thunderdome.

A UCSB campus police rep tells us that Connors was arrested and taken into custody after refusing to leave the area after he was asked by police following a confrontation. The incident occurred at the front entrance during the beginning of a basketball game. Connors was later booked and released.

Connors was well known for his temper tantrums on the court during the 70s. A rep for Connors could not be reached for comment.

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1.

Jerra    

temper temper...shame shame

2106 days ago
2.

Spellcheck King    

G. Grant says hello!!!

2106 days ago
3.

Luke Warmwater    

He's still a little grumpy from not winning the French Open....ever.

2106 days ago
4.

VioletteUK    

Perhaps anger management classes are in order...hmm?
I'm just saying...

2106 days ago
5.

anonymous    

sounds like no big deal.

PAY A FINE GO HOME.

jimmy still has a chip on his shoulder.

2106 days ago
6.

Loud and talentless    

But he's extremely kind to his animals ... and doesn't try to board aircraft with dope, either.
Wish that he'd smash Vickeypoo's brains out with a Wilson T-2000! Ah yes, justice served.

2106 days ago
7.

Barfalufugus    

Sooooo, why can't this man grow up?

2106 days ago
8.

MIKE MIZANIN    

WHY ALL THE SANTA BARBARA COVERAGE???????????

2106 days ago
9.

billyboyhere    

I thought Santa Barbara was on fire? So much for the Disaster Area Finances the Governator got...you can all head over to Oprahs house and wear big floppy hats and serve tea to each other.

Connors has been lost ever since his domineering and oft rumored incestuous mother died...the little brat isnt very good at picking on people outside of the tennis circle, and we all know how rough and tough those guys are...go back to Chris Everett, oh thats right shes on her 4th marriage too.

2106 days ago
10.

Sawah    

Jimmy was verbally and physically assaulted by a jerk before he even got to the door. The guy was looking for trouble, and Jimmy had to do something to keep the guy in check. The police only took him in because he was pissed off that this guy gave him so much trouble. So shut up about him needing anger management, he's an amazing athlete and has done more in his life that any of you haters can ever hope to accomplish.

2106 days ago
11.

gary    

You Americans realize that you don't have to do whatever cops say don't you? Asked to leave a public area? Seriously? Stare at the t.v. and obey...

2106 days ago
12.

Loud and talentless    

WELL SAID SANTA BARBARA!!!! He's had a long, healthy marriage and raised his children away from the press and public. He was DOMINATING on the court and has been an untiring volunteer to help those less fortunate than himself, ie: soup kitchen line worker, etc. It just goes to show that most people run their mouths when they have NO IDEA what they're talking about. Haven't heard about him in trouble before and that leads me to believe that some a$$ was trying to stir up trouble with him. You watch ... he'll pay a small fine (if that) and you'll never hear about this again.
Good luck to you JIMBO! You're the man!

2106 days ago
13.

anonymous    

According to witnesses this all started when elbows flew between Jimmy and SOME FAT DUDE at the Ticket Booth.

Don't know who was at fault.

Jimmy doesn't back down to anybody.

Go Jimbo Go.

Sounds like much ado bout nothing.

2106 days ago
14.

Loud and talentless    

This is a perfect example of the Mainstream Media in this country. Pick a subject, release NO REAL INFORMATION on said subject and then "imply" some fact that they have ZERO proof of.
Idiot liberals swallow if hook, line and sinker and create their own truths.
This is how a lowly community organizer with no experience running even a lemonade stand in Cicero got elected President of a country he despises ... well, that and illegal donations and the vote of every black and hispanic, Good luck with that.

2105 days ago
15.

ef    

Jimmy's the man. Loved his fighting attitude when he was on the court. He's the same off the court. Good for him. I doubt he did anything wrong. I'm sure it was just some rent-a-cop wanting to feel important and abusing what little power he had.

2105 days ago
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