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Connors Smacked Over Smack Talk

11/24/2008 4:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Now we know why tennis legend Jimmy Connors got hooked up by cops on trespassing charges.

On Friday, Connors was standing in the ticket line at UC Santa Barbara for a basketball game when he got into what we're told was a "heckling situation" with another dude in line. Though we don't know what they were arguing about, we do know they were in each other's faces when campus cops came to break it up.

The fuzz told both guys they could not enter the Thunderdome for the game. Jimmy then belligerently gave them an ultimatum -- either arrest him or he was walking in.

The cops chose door #1.



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Pete    

No doubt someone didn't think too much of Jimmy and said some crap to him. He responded like anyone would have. The cops should've let the whole thing go instead of escalting it like they did.

2066 days ago
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Triple Play    

Grow up Connors. You are past due. You are no longer famous and no one really cares what you have done in the past. You were always a spoiled cry baby if you didn't get your way. Thise days are over and so are you

2066 days ago
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Sawah    

Once again, this is not entirely true. Jimmy was harassed by a fat jerk looking for trouble. He was verbally and physically assaulted what would you do? Anyone who says anything negative about him has no idea that he is an incredibly nice person, loves his family, his dogs, and his friends. It's easy to throw stones eh? What have you done in your life to match what he has completed MLK? Sounds like you are a loser with too much time on your hands, commenting on someone's life that you don't even know.

2066 days ago
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billyboyhere    

Oh one of those huh? We see them in public all the time...you know the type, ready and willing to lose their lives over such important things as; lost their place in line, was cut off in traffic, someone cut in front of them at the checkout counter, got bumped by another person in public------the reasons are endless, yet these jerks confront complete strangers in public over "their rights" and are the same idiots we read of in the paper getting shot, stabbed and beaten to within an inch of their lives for idiotic real or perceived digressions in public.

Shame on Connors for taking on any civilian in public----he's the supposed Star, experienced at how to handle idiot fans and haters. Stooping to the "fat guy's" level was his first mistake. And to those who would encourage him or others to "take the fat guy on", you're living dangerously....

Connors is lucky he only went to jail this time----next time the fat guy might be packing heat and get his feelings hurt just enough to blow Connors away.

I give a good gosh darn of the good deeds he does----this is just plain ignorant of him getting caught up in all of this...

btw Jimmy how in fact was the Game you were there to attend in the first place?

Thats what I thought...get your priorities right or stay out of the public----you're making it less safe for the rest of us with your types in it.

2066 days ago
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Sawah    

I WAS at the game, and I know Connors. You don't, yet you are saying things about him and you have never met him. If someone physically bumped you several times and made comments, believe me you would do the same. Do you know Connors? What makes you the expert on who he is? You are just another loser who hides behind a vicious comment. Good job, you have nothing better do to than tear people down that you don't even know.

2066 days ago
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Triple Play    

I am so sick and tired of all of you people talking about Jimmy. You are all idiots and don't have a life.I love him and want to have his children. Leave him alone. You weren't there and I was.
Get a life because everyone that has written about this posting is a jerk

2066 days ago
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Triple Play    

Santa Barbara witness Take a pill and get over it. why are you carrying on liks a love sick school kid. Jimmy WAS great in his day now ne is not plain and simple. Get over it. he probably doesn't know you or give a damn about wha tyou have to say

2066 days ago
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Sawah    

Now peeps are posting in my name, good for you, how childish. I know him, and you don't. I'm not lovesick, I think it is crap to talk about someone when you don't know them personally. You wish you knew him, otherwise you wouldn't waste your time posting about it.

2066 days ago
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Triple Play    

# 2.3.4 Sanra Barbara wutness. You are preaching about someone having too much time on their hands. look at you. you have half of the posts to this story. You ate pathetic and need serious help. You almost sound like a stalker

2066 days ago
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Sawah    

"wutness"? damn you are smart!

2066 days ago
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Triple Play    

Number 7 Please get help. Now you are accusing people of stealing your identity. How sad.To know Jimmy is to know nothing.

2066 days ago
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Sawah    

I am completely stupid about what I said about Santa Barbara. (Peeps can't steal your identity, huh?)

2066 days ago
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Sawah    

Jimmy Connors was an amazing athlete and American hero. This is a bunch of crap over nothing. Jimbo will always be number one.

2066 days ago
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Sawah    

JIMBO KICKS A***!

2066 days ago
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All Of Them Be Infected    

The other guy was McEnroe.

2066 days ago
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