Zodiac
Two years ago

NBL investigating incident with Randle's wife

Illawarra Hawks co-owner James Spenceley has labelled an incident involving the wife of MVP Jerome Randle as "disgusting", as the NBL confirmed it is investigating the matter.

Spenceley confirmed a plate of food had been thrown after full-time in the Hawks' 106-98 victory over Adelaide, sending them into the NBL grand final series, starting on Sunday.

His account, supported by other eye-witness reports who spoke to the Mercury, said a girl, believed to be between the ages of six and eight, was left visibly upset, after being left with food on her.

Hawks import Rotnei Clarke and fellow guard Rhys Martin later comforted the girl, after Randle’s wife Zhordan was escorted from the arena by security guards.


Spenceley said he later confronted Randle in the heated aftermath. “It’s disgusting, how do you do that to a happy young fan at a game?” Spenceley said.

“There was a whole platter of food thrown and she was very vocal, threatening people.

“I confronted Jerome about the behaviour, it wasn’t at length but we spoke about it. Thankfully the little girl was a real trooper and Rotnei and Rhys were there to help clean her up and cheer her up.”


http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/4491159/its-disgusting-plate-of-food-reportedly-thrown-at-hawks-game/

If this is all true and Jerome Randle's wife Zhordan did throw a plate of food at a Hawks fan that was a little girl resulting in Zhordan being escorted from the arena by security and a couple of Hawks players comforting the girl I think we need to make a decision on Randle coming back.

You can't ban his wife from games and expect the player to re-sign but this kind of behaviour is unacceptable.

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Maxymoo  
Two years ago

I'm guessing the official response from Adelaide will be it's the referee's fault?

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cats 4 life  
Two years ago

Boy and to think the amount of stuff is spoken here in regards to Perth behavior. Adelaide has let themselves down in respect to the behavior of Randle talking trash and now his wife. Not a good look.

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Indominus-Rex  
Two years ago

I thought it wasn't a "little girl" and just a grown woman? Not sure where i heard that but, can anyone confirm? Regardless it's an awful thing to do, but my guess would be that it was in retaliation to the fans and maybe this one in particular giving Randle and his wife shit?

As for "making a decision on bringing Randle back" don't be silly, Randle's wife may have made a mistake, but he is still the best player in the league, and by all means Adelaide will be begging him to come back. You really think teams are gonna opt against signing Randle because of one incident with his wife? Because they wont.

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KET  
Two years ago

That's just ridiculous, Adelaide haven't "let themselves down".

If Jerome wants to spice things up with comments that are appropriate in respect to the NBL rules, then there's nothing wrong with that.

The issue for him is, it's okay to talk aslong as you back it up with success - for most of the season he has, but this time around it failed and he looked silly for being provocative. Egg on his face, maybe, but that's not bad behaviour and it certainly won't draw the ire of the NBL. As an NBL fan, I think it made for a great narrative and extra interest - even if it made him a villain to some for a week.

Obviously Randle's wife, *if this is true*, makes things super awkward for Adelaide.

This could go three ways: she acts stubborn and petulant about it and the Randles are gone; she is apologetic but it's not enough for Adelaide and the Randles to decide it's worth continuing the relationship; or she is profusely sorry, apologises personally to the person hurt and to the 36ers, Hawks and NBL and gets a suspended disqualification from the NBL pending good behaviour and the Randles hopefully return.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

She should have an MMA fight with Rhys Martins wife.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Easy fix for Zhordan. Claim the plate of food was aimed at a Nazi.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I don't know her! I'm an adelaide fan go often, don't be putting that person in my category. She is a Randle fan not a adelaide fan.

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Maxymoo  
Two years ago

JR on Twitter but using weasel words ...she didn't throw anything at a child.

So does one deduce that (I) she threw something (II) it wasn't aimed at the child.

Nice photo of his Mrs doing the 1 finger salute too ..all class.

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KET  
Two years ago

The Hawks co-owner should be careful with making claims in the online world, better letting the NBL investigate.

This is a claim affecting reputation of an individual which tends to invite libel. Just need to be careful of that.

That picture of giving the finger won't do her any favours, I have to admit this could be an unnecessary speed bump to the 36ers off-season.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I was right near the area in which she threw something, but I didn't see who it hit as it was to a crowded areas behind the Hawks bench. But she definitely threw something and was using poor language and gestures.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Once the investigation is over and a punishment is handed down if she's guilty, I reckon it'll blow over pretty quickly

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Precedence has been set. The NBL has to suspend her for the entire 2017/18 season for throwing something.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

So it's not just the Hawks players who are dirty, it's also their spectators.

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Fundingsland  
Two years ago

Walked passed Zhordan on the way out and there wasn't a security guard near her or the blonde lady she sits with at games. The accused behaviour is absolutely not acceptable if true.

Spencely may find himself in trouble for making parts of the story up and publishing the alternate facts on Twitter.

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Brunson  
Two years ago

Not acceptable by Randles wife. Should be a year ban for that sort of behaviour.

The way she acted that game with her continuous abuse of Hawks players I think actually fired them up to play better.

I think she thinks she is special because she is married to the MVP and so rules and decency doesn't apply to her.

If she is not banned for next season the Sixers need to move her away from the other teams bench as she obviously can't control her self.

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ME  
Two years ago

Hood rats will act like hood rats. Overreactions and ridiculous crap like this is common in the US. But you can't treat a pro league like your local park, Zhordan.

I really don't want this to go too far and ruin Randle coming back, but these girlfriends need to tame their behavior. You are the wife/girl of a professional f***ing athlete who have certain standards to uphold. Act like it!

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Pizza Hut  
Two years ago

"she didn't throw anything at a child.

So does one deduce that (I) she threw something (II) it wasn't aimed at the child."

"a girl, believed to be between the ages of six and eight, was left visibly upset, after being left with food on her."

I think the inference is clear, she threw the plate of food, not at the child, but the food went wide and the girl copped some of it.

I think the outcome really depends on how apologetic and contrite Mrs Randle is prepared to be. If she does the right thing, apologises profusely, promises to behave, perhaps Adelaide invite the family back as VIP guests next time the Hawks play there.
If not, I guess Mrs Randle gets moved to the cheap seats.

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ME  
Two years ago

Depends how much of a crazy cow she is or isn't. For some chicks this could be enough for her to manipulate Randle out of the league. And if she's the type to go around throwing food, well, she sounds like she might just be a problem. It's not something normal, civilized people do.

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Maxymoo  
Two years ago

Cut the hood rat shit out - it's not a race thing it is a control thing.

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ME  
Two years ago

Never said it was a race thing. Hood rat is the American equivalent of bogan.


I'll call her a bogan then. She acted like a bogan. She needs to have more class.

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Btown  
Two years ago

Would have felt sorry for randle before last week.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Agree hood rat is simply like saying bogan. I didn't deem that to be racist.

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Thunder Jam  
Two years ago

Piss them off for good if club had any balls.
How many championships has Randle won you so far?

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Bol  
Two years ago

If its true, that is despicable behavior by a players wife even if the food was thrown at a crowd of spectators and not intended to be directed at a child.

The suitable course of action should be to ban her from attending games next season. If this were to happen i cant see JR sticking around either. Not that he will have a choice in the matter by the sounds of her.

Will be interesting to see the outcome of this.

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Johnson  
Two years ago

What a filthy cow throwing food and hitting a kid.It must of been her second plate of chips because if it was her first plate gobble guts wouldn't of thrown it.I hope she gets a year ban just like Mitchell copped a year for throwing the ball at the ref.I wouldn't accept an apology cause she wouldn't mean it.Just yesterday i was saying i hope Randle stays at Adelaide but now i change my view and think they should both be extradited or sent to the slaughter yard.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

As much as we criticise you, johnno, we -- well I at least -- get a good laugh out of your act. I know it's an act, but seriously keep it up pls

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"I'll call her a bogan then. She acted like a bogan. She needs to have more class."

You do realise this is Adelaide we're talking about?

Get rid of the bogans and all you have left are the serial-killers.

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ROFLcopter  
Two years ago

^^^ LOL

Adelaide - what a sh!thole.

Only city in the world where they still sell XD Falcons in the new car lot. Mrs Randle will fit in just fine in that joint.

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Caps Fan  
Two years ago

Probably explains why Randle does so much eating out in Adelaide, and prefers take away on road trips.

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Johnson  
Two years ago

If Ant man Randle ends up playing for Adelaide next year i'm hoping he brings his feral wife with him to Wollongong when they play the Hawks so we can chant 'The Randles are wankers'.I can see Adelaide and nbl doing nothing about it cause they will just ask her to go sit in the corner.

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TimberBall  
Two years ago

A few people have said it. Don't punish Randle (player) he did nothing wrong, but, his wife should be treated like any other spectator. Whatever the punishment would be for any paying member of the 36ers if they threw a tray of food at someone should be given to her. VIP or not she should be held to the same standard.

Have been a Swans (AFL) member for a while and last season saw a 15 year member get thrown out for throwing his beer in the air during a Mex Wave...his family said he was then stripped of his membership.

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Red74  
Two years ago

15 year old with a beer?

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TimberBall  
Two years ago

He had been a member for 15 years

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

So ... you're saying he signed up the day he was born?

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TimberBall  
Two years ago

At what point did I say he was 15 years old? Said he was a 15 year member

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ROFLcopter  
Two years ago

15 year old with 15 years of membership is 15 more than a sane person.

Swans are flogs!

:P

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Bol  
Two years ago

That's a bit harsh by the swans. The kid literally had been a member his entire life.

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Bol  
Two years ago

The Swans ARE flogs!

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Johnson  
Two years ago

TimberBall it doesn't take long to work out Red74,Bol,Luuuc and ROLFcopter are all F/wits.I got what you said but the F/wits gang need a bit of help in reading what was written.Swans are flogs are they?.There successful if you ask me!Bol and ROLFcopter who do go for?.This will be interesting and don't pick a netball team.

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TimberBall  
Two years ago

It's all good, people can have a laugh, no point getting annoyed as it's all in good fun. Was just using the swans guy as an example that Randle's missus should be treated like anyone else despite being a WAG

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

"Bol and ROLFcopter who do go for?. This will be interesting and don't pick a netball team."

Why can't he pick a netball team? It would make sense because I'm pretty sure ROLFcopter goes for young girls.

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koberulz  
Two years ago

Never said it was a race thing. Hood rat is the American equivalent of bogan.
No, it isn't. At all.

Randle's missus should be treated like anyone else despite being a WAG
Shouldn't the singular of WAG be WOG?

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Bol  
Two years ago

Hand off your Johnson. We're just messin with TimberBall. He doesn't need you to come to his rescue.

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Tornado  
Two years ago

Firstly...I think Spenceley is stretching the truth a fair bit and making some false statements.

There were heated exchanges from both Zhordan & a bunch of Hawks fans.

I have reason to believe her final outburst could be 'race' related.

The victims were not her intended targets and were collateral damage.

She was not escorted out by security, she was walking up the stairs by herself.

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koberulz  
Two years ago

Nothing you said contradicts Spenceley's account of events.

Doesn't matter what anyone else did, or whom she was aiming at, throwing a plate of food at another fan is unacceptable, and she shouldn't be allowed in any NBL venue.

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AC  
Two years ago

It's pathetic and disgusting behavior, and as a representative member of the 36ers by proxy she should be held accountable and punished accordingly regardless of who the intended target was.

Much like the pisshead who poured his beer on a player last season the league should ban her for the entirety of next season.

If JR doesn't like that and it becomes a reason he doesn't resign then stiff shit, go find another league to waste another year of his career in as father time is ticking and he'll never fulfill his NBA dream.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The issue isn't who she threw the food at, it's the fact she thought it acceptable to throw food at all. I take it she's a grown woman , that behaviour is unacceptable from anyone in any situation.

The question needs to be asked " is this how Adelaide wish to have their supporters behaving?" Add to that Randles behaviour and you can clearly see this is the nature of these people.

Adelaide should certainly not be that reliant on just one player that they overlook a couple who bring them into disrepute.
Their are plenty of other players to be found that know how to behave and also by setting an example they may ensure the players family also bring their manners with them.

Their is absolutely no excuse for behaving in this manner

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ROFLcopter  
Two years ago

Young girls?

LOL

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ME  
Two years ago

"
I have reason to believe her final outburst could be 'race' relate"


That's always the excuse. If a black person does something stupid they can always rely on saying that someone said or did something racist, whether or not there is any evidence of it. Pull out the race card and get out of jail free.

I think the NBL should try to get an apology for the girl from Zhordan, but any punishment would probably jeopardize him coming back to Adelaide. Fact of the matter is the league does need heroes and villians to stay interesting. And outside of Adelaide, Jerome is a villan and also a great player. They should be putting retaining him first above any arbitrary punishment.

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Johnson  
Two years ago

ROFLcopter you sick prick.Get a life.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Sounds to me like she was bullied or vilified and over reacted.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Correct me if I'm wrong but she threw a plate of food at Vaughan Mayberry because he said something racist six years ago, so she copped a $375 fine and has to write an apology? And all this happened because the Hawks are dirty?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Sounds like she has too much attitude

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Young girls?

LOL


Please note that I wasn't talking about you. I was referring to ROLFcopter in that post.

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AKA  
Two years ago

She should be treated like any other member of the public. I would hope that she is suspended from 36'ers stadium and games for at least 12 months. That behaviour is not on regardless of who you are. I anticipate that ant man would be appalled at his wife's behaviour and if not, he should be. What a pig..

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Assuming you're alive, you've got to play here at an elite level for many years and win multiple championships before you're suspended from our stadium. Over there you just have to throw some food.

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ROFLcopter  
Two years ago

Hi Luuuc,
Nah, I got the gag mate. No qualms at all.

The flog further up however.....

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Johnson  
Two years ago

AKA, Ant man Randle wouldn't be appalled by his wife's antics cause is a dirty grub himself.The hide he had to say the Hawks are dirty and everything he said came back to bite him.He probably gave her a high-five for doing it but had to stand on a chair to do it.I'm sure illawarra banned the beer pouring guy for life last year so i see no different in this case either.What's it with people wasting beer and food!When Mrs Randle gets extradited i'm sure they will have food fighting competitions in Chicago she can enter in as they have everything else in America.I'm guessing she could well match hubby and win the MVP of food fighting.

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

That behaviour is not on regardless of who you are. I anticipate that ant man would be appalled at his wife's behaviour and if not, he should be. What a pig..


He might've been appalled and I suspect he was as Spenceley probably would've mentioned it if he was just as belligerent as his wife as it would've further validated his opinion of the bad behaviour on show.

Regardless even if it's likely Randle was appalled by it she is his wife and if she says she's not coming back here for whatever reason it would be a safe bet he wouldn't be coming back either.

The whole thing puts the Sixers in a very difficult position as that behaviour from a regular person would probably result in a 12 month if not life-time ban from the arena. If they as assumed want to re-sign Randle that can't happen obviously.

Made even more difficult now that the NBL is involved so they will need to be seen to be doing the right thing too so a slap on the wrist is unlikely to be deemed suitable especially after making an example of a player for bad behaviour towards the refs.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

A slap on the wrist would be counterproductive, since it would probably cause her to drop the next plate of food she is holding.

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SteveK2  
Two years ago

Assuming you're alive, you've got to play here at an elite level for many years and win multiple championships before you're suspended from our stadium. Over there you just have to throw some food.


LOL. Funny enough to merit a ball :).

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KET  
Two years ago

Luuuc, you've made me look a fool in public laughing at my phone!

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Johnson  
Two years ago

BREAKING NEWS,Mr and Mrs Randle are returning to Chicago so she can concentrate on her FRISBEE throwing and FOOD FIGHTING career.Wishing you all the best Mrs Randle and i know you will go well.NOW F/OFF OUT OF AUSTRALIA YOU GRUB.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Chicago is known for its deep dish pizzas so if she is into frisbee and food fights I bet she can do some real damage with a large pepperoni and double cheese!

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

It could be my mood, but your degenerate act is slipping, Johnno. Maybe become a bit more flexible and focus your rants on a range of topics thanks. You could really carve out a niche on this site as that ironic, volatile type who tees off at anyone and anything. You can do it, I truly believe that

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Very Old  
Two years ago

Regardless even if it's likely Randle was appalled by it she is his wife and if she says she's not coming back here for whatever reason it would be a safe bet he wouldn't be coming back either.




Not neccessarily , could be attractive to be able to get your take away home delivered.

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Very Old  
Two years ago

would make every day at home just like a continual road trip.

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Bol  
Two years ago

Luuuc is throwing some zingers today!

And im not talking about KFC

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Shano76  
Two years ago

Johnson really is a Johnson

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Vilification. Pushed to the limit and did the wrong thing let's see what transpires.

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Chairman Of The Bored  
Two years ago

Why was she sitting behind the Hawks bench anyway? Player families are usually behind the 36ers bench, and I've seen here there before. She's definitely a passionate supporter, particularly of her husbands game and she's not afraid to stand up and throw some words out there. To be sitting in or near a group of Hawks supporters is a volatile situation at best, especially given her husbands already inflammatory comments about the Illawarra team. The whole situation is really bizarre and at the end of the day, throwing stuff...be it food or whatever is just not on.

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Bear  
Two years ago

I feel there should be at least two small balls in this post, LMFAO...

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