Ref target of death threats after Kentucky loss

AP Images

John Higgins, here with Kentucky Coach John Calipari in a regular season game, has been getting harassed by the Wildcats' fans. "Incredible that we had a chance", ESPN reported. People on the other end of the line have been calling in with death threats towards Higgins, causing him to be panicked over the whole ordeal. But the Wildcats were whistled for 19 fouls in that game, including two first-half fouls on each of their three best players: Malik Monk, De'Aaron Fox and Bam Adebayo.

According to the report, Higgins met with authorities for more than two hours on Tuesday after receiving death threats, and multiple calls to his business and residence.

North Carolina defeated Kentucky 75-73 on Sunday to advance to the Final Four, winning on Luke Maye's last-second shot. The person requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

Weatherguard Inc.Kentucky fans found the Facebook page for John Higgins' company.

Awesome Moments From The New Justice League Trailer
The first official Justice League trailer has dropped, and it boasts awesome action scenes and a hint of narrative flow. According to Zack Snyder , "Ray's story is in a lot of the ways the heart of the movie". "All that comes into play".

Higgins, who will be working the Final Four, has not made an official comment to the media on the matter.

The plea for class comes after Kentucky fans are accused of harassing and threatening NCAA referee John Higgins, who officiated their season-ending loss to UNC. Nevertheless, making a death threat is something that police will want to look into, though the legal precedent for what rises to the level of a so-called "true threat" is surprisingly muddled.

According to ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman and Dana O'Neil, Higgins received numerous calls at his home and office despite having an unlisted number.

Related News:

  • 2 officers wounded in Miami shooting

    2 officers wounded in Miami shooting

    Anyone with information is urged to contact the Miami-Dade Police. "We need you now to step up to the plate". The video showed the two wounded men walking into the emergency room with support from fellow officers.
    About Rep. Devin Nunes' visit to the White House grounds

    About Rep. Devin Nunes' visit to the White House grounds

    Nunes went to the building because he needed a secure area to view the information, he told CNN . He added that his source was not a White House staffer and was an intelligence official.
    Trump Continues To Target The House Freedom Caucus After Healthcare Bill Fails

    Trump Continues To Target The House Freedom Caucus After Healthcare Bill Fails

    He says the president "is looking forward to seeing Republicans fulfill the pledge " they made to repeal the Obamacare law. The photo shows Pence at the center of a conference table during negotiations with the House Freedom Caucus .
  • Woman strikes US Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody

    Officials said a woman was spotted driving erratically Wednesday morning in the area of Indepence Avenue. An email alert from Capitol Police was sent to Hill staffers, asking them to stay clear of the area.
    Han Solo Movie Casts 'Sing Street' Star

    Han Solo Movie Casts 'Sing Street' Star

    The Felicity Jones led film was a huge box office smash, following the massive success of The Force Awakens the previous year. They can't deviate too much from audiences might expect, which is where scribe, Star Wars regular Lawrence Kasdan comes in.
    National Football League  free agency: Mark Sanchez will sign with Bears, report says

    National Football League free agency: Mark Sanchez will sign with Bears, report says

    The Bears signed Glennon to a three-year $45 million contract, but in reality they can get out with relative ease after one year. After his five-year run with the Jets ended in 2013, he spent the next two seasons with the Eagles, starting 10 games.
  • Bears receiver Deonte Thompson testifies at the Aaron Hernandez trial

    Hernandez is now serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd . Hernandez is expected to testify as a witness for the prosecution.

    Trump disappointed after healthcare bill defeat

    Other Republicans said there were ways around predictions that a failure over health care reform would doom their party's agenda. Congressional Democrats backed president Bill Clinton on his 1993 budget reduction Act despite politically risky tax increases.

    Police investigating Bellagio casino burglary in Las Vegas

    The suspects wore character masks during the incident, including a pig mask seen in photos from the scene posted on social media. First, the suspects couldn't start their auto in the hotel's parking garage and then they failed to carjack another driver, Lt.
  • Steady rain ending this afternoon, drier weather for Wednesday

    Steady rain ending this afternoon, drier weather for Wednesday

    By dawn, skies will be in the process of clearing, so a few spots may briefly fall into the lower 30s. Once again clouds will be stubborn leading to afternoon temperatures stuck in the low to mid 50s.
    Le Pen: Euro exit 'wouldn't be chaos'

    Le Pen: Euro exit 'wouldn't be chaos'

    In 2014, the National Front received a nine-million-euro ($9.7 million) loan from a Russian commercial bank that later collapsed. She branded the election of Le Pen, who wants France to leave the European Union , as crucial for the future of Europe.
    Marine Le Pen says she may lift Russian Federation  sanctions if elected

    Marine Le Pen says she may lift Russian Federation sanctions if elected

    In 2014, the National Front received a nine-million-euro ($9.7 million) loan from a Russian commercial bank that later collapsed. Many of those voters may be put off by Le Pen's extremist principles and her connection to American President Donald Trump.


Most liked

Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble
The move will affect Ford's bottom line in the first quarter of the year, cutting pretax earnings by $295 million. The company recalled more than 2.3 million vehicles last fall because their door latches weren't working properly.

Adele: 'I may never tour again'
But Adele's decision wouldn't be an exception: Enya's never toured a day in her life and has only recently begun to consider it . However, he added that she's ready to perform, it's attractive and she really loves it, according to The Guardian .

Trump may bypass hardline conservatives on tax, White House says
Ryan pledged the House would return to its campaign agenda, including legislation aimed at beefing up U.S. The president said then he didn't feel betrayed by the conservative lawmakers who opposed the bill.

Permit put forward for Keystone XL pipeline
To get the pipeline built, TransCanada will need to win financing, acquire local permits, and fend off likely legal challenges. The president also directed the State Department to determine within 60 days whether the pipeline is in the national interest.

Seahawks' Boykin in vehicle that hit 7 on Dallas sidewalk
Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested in Dallas on Monday morning after a auto he was riding in backed into a bar. Boykin was previously arrested after a brawl at a bar before playing in the 2015 Alamo Bowl his junior year at TCU.

Saudis announce new tax rate for Aramco amid plans for IPO
As the biggest crude supplier to China, Saudi is also trying to rope in China's oil companies as IPO investors. Both companies are in talks about the potential investment offer, according to Sinopec Chairman Wang Yupu.

Your hypothetical questions, answered: SpaceX prepares to refly rocket booster
Once the test yields good results, SpaceX should be good to go with its Thursday launch at 6 p.m., the start of a 2.5-hour window. It is aiming to launch the SES-10 communications satellite into space with the help of a used rocket on March 30 (i.e Thursday).

Trump handed Merkel $374B North Atlantic Treaty Organisation bill during talks
The two women now govern together in a "grand coalition" of the biggest parties, an alliance similar to Merkel's at the national level.

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Thunderstorms
Hail the size of softballs fell on parts of Texas and Oklahoma Sunday night as storms rolled through the southern Plains. The storm is now moving east toward to the Mississippi River valley, spanning from Mississippi to Indiana.

Take fight against blackmoney, graft to next level: PM Modi
May the lives of all these great luminaries inspire us, and give us the strength to resolve ourselves to the cause of New India. He further said that the nation is rejecting corruption and black money post demonetisation drive.

Uber's self-driving vehicle involved in crash in Arizona
Uber Technologies Inc. on Saturday halted a pilot program for self-driving vehicles following an accident on Saturday in Arizona. Past year a Tesla vehicle in Autopilot had crashed into a truck and had resulted in the death of the car's driver.

Trump Administration Approves Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline
In the meantime, steel companies will start to build the pipeline-though not with all that American steel that Trump promised . After all, Canadian tar sands oil is one of the most environmentally degrading forms of energy known to man.

Las Vegas police investigating bus shooting outside Cosmopolitan on Strip
Two blocks of the Las Vegas Strip were shut down, and hotel guests were ordered to stay in their rooms. Police surrounded the bus as they investigated the shooting, Officer Larry Hadfield told CNN.

9/11 victims' families file lawsuit against Saudi Arabia
The plaintiffs accused Saudis of providing funding and support to al-Qaeda terrorists, who they said, carried out the attacks. A representative for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia could not be reached for comment on Monday evening.

Senate votes to kill broadband privacy rules
The FCC's definition of sensitive data is broader than the FTC's, which oversees privacy for search engines and social networks. But you'd be wrong: at this point, they'll say anything to block the FCC's privacy-protective rules.