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Dedans Penthouse 08-21-2012 04:42 PM

Lois Goodman US OPEN Umpire Charged With Murder of Husband!
Lois Goodman, US Open referee was arrested today in New York while having breakfast at an undisclosed location and is being extradited back to California on a felony murder warrant.

Ms. Goodman, 70 years old, of Woodland Hills, California is charged with beating her 82-year-old husband Alan Goodman to death. The weapon used? A coffee mug. A freaking coffee mug!!! Now THAT's a strong cup 'o Joe!

Tragic. That said, what the hell does an EIGHTY-TWO year old guy do to make his wife want to beat his brains out in the first place?

"Alan darling, would you like one lump or two?..." :shock:

Google: Lois Goodman

Fearsome Forehand 08-21-2012 04:59 PM

The ball was out !!!

Nothing quite like those hot tempered 70 year tennis umpire females.

Brings a whole new meaning to being mugged.

This just points out that is time for coffee mug control.

Maybe she should switch to Sanka?

I assume he biatched about her lousy coffee one time too many.

He should have married Mrs. Olsen.:)

r2473 08-21-2012 05:06 PM


Originally Posted by Fearsome Forehand (Post 6824134)
Maybe she should switch to Sanka?

Nailed it!!

Ronaldo 08-21-2012 05:14 PM

Glad my wife does not drink coffee. And that I chose the right colour,

dennis10is 08-21-2012 05:38 PM

Yet another reason why the liberals are so wrong regarding gun control.

We need our weapons "at all times" to defend ourselves "at all times".

I demand that the USTA allow me to attend the Open wearing full body armor, armed for combat. Guns don't kill people, people kill people, and when those umpire, or volunteer or ball boys and girls come at us with guns blazing, we can defend ourselves and our fellow Americans.

Defend America!

Dedans Penthouse 08-21-2012 05:41 PM

Omg - Lmao

Originally Posted by Fearsome Forehand (Post 6824134)
Maybe she should switch to Sanka?


Originally Posted by r2473 (Post 6824141)
Nailed it!!

I second r2473's sentiments - superbly played FF!

Fearless Forehand FTW!


dParis 08-21-2012 06:06 PM

There comes a day when you wake up and ask yourself, "Why am I not cashing in on that insurance policy yet? What the hell am I waiting for?", and you reach for the coffee mug...

West Coast Ace 08-21-2012 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by dParis (Post 6824232)
There comes a day when you wake up and ask yourself, "Why am I not cashing in on that insurance policy yet? What the hell am I waiting for?", and you reach for the coffee mug...

+1. How arrogant of the husband - fossil was 84 and should have dropped so she could enjoy his money. She's probably like the old lady in the travel commercial - wants to turn the Pool Boy into the Pool Man.

What was the coffee mug made out of? Titanium? She wore him out.

tennisplayer1993 08-21-2012 06:49 PM

that's really crazy. damn

Ronaldo 08-21-2012 06:50 PM

His theme song,

Fearsome Forehand 08-21-2012 07:14 PM

At 70, one can no longer blame PMS. Unless, that is, the P stands for permanent. :)

I think she was a lover of petunias and that led to this tragedy.

^ I'm thinking Papa Eddie is an escaped war criminal. He was in the clear until Wiesenthal saw this commercial.

RealityPolice 08-21-2012 08:48 PM

Who knew the Taster's Choice saga was a homicide thriller?

Cindysphinx 08-22-2012 06:08 AM

USTA Official Arrested for Murder
Story from the Washington Post.

I dunno. The DA would have a hard time getting me to vote to convict on facts like these.


LA tennis umpire who officiated McEnroe, Agassi charged with husband’s murder before US Open

By Associated Press, Published: August 21 | Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 7:54 AM

LOS ANGELES — As an umpire for decades on some of tennis’s biggest stages, Lois Goodman mixed it up with John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova, Roger Federer and the Williams Sisters.

Already in New York City for next week’s U.S. Open where she was to serve as a line judge, the 70-year-old Goodman was met Tuesday with a felony arrest warrant from her hometown of Los Angeles, where police and prosecutors say she beat her 80-year-old husband to death with a coffee mug in April.

Goodman has been a line judge at the U.S. Open for many years and was scheduled to work at this year’s tournament, which begins Monday, and was about to begin working the tournament’s qualifying matches on Tuesday, said tournament spokesman Tim Curry, who had no further comment.

In 1994 when Goodman had already been officiating for 15 years, she was profiled by the Los Angeles Times and described as an avid tennis fan who got the chance to be a referee.

“It’s exciting,” Goodman said at the time. “This is my favorite spot and I’m out there rubbing shoulders with the best players. There’s no real way to describe it.”

Goodman said the job was worth the paltry pay, the dirty looks from McEnroe and the verbal assaults from players like Andre Agassi.

“You just can’t let anything bother you,” Goodman said. “And you can’t take anything personally. If you do, you’re in big trouble.”

The profile said Goodman and her husband, Alan Goodman, had owned a Southern California auto parts business since the early 1960s and had three daughters.

Alan Goodman would die on April 12 of this year at the couple’s condominium in the Woodland Hills neighborhood.

Lois Goodman told police it appeared to have been an accident and she had been out all day refereeing a tennis match, said Lt. David Storaker of the Los Angeles Police Department.

When Goodman found her husband unresponsive in bed, “she said she surmised he had fallen down the steps, had a heart attack and managed to get back upstairs to the bed,” Storaker said.

“It was a suspicious death from the beginning,” he added.

Los Angeles County coroner’s office spokesman Ed Winter said investigators were sent to the mortuary where Alan Goodman’s body was taken, and they noticed that he had multiple sharp force injuries on and around his head that were inconsistent with Lois Goodman’s explanation.

Police found similar inconsistencies, including an amount of blood that did not suggest a fall and a broken coffee mug, Storaker said, and working with coroner’s investigators ruled the death a homicide and presented their conclusions to the district attorney’s office. A warrant for Goodman’s arrest was issued Aug. 14.

Storaker declined to discuss a possible motive.

“We don’t want to taint anything by releasing that,” Storaker said. “We know they were together at several locations during that day and would like to talk to people who saw them.”

One tennis official said she thinks Goodman must be innocent.

“I’ve worked with her for years and I don’t believe any of this,” Annette Buck, director of adult and senior tennis at the U.S. Tennis Association, told the Times.

Goodman appeared late Tuesday in Manhattan Criminal Court, where she agreed to waive an extradition hearing so she could be returned quickly to Los Angeles to face the charges.

She was led into the courthouse in handcuffs, wearing her official U.S. Open clothes, a dark blue Ralph Lauren sweat suit, according to the New York Post. She showed no emotion and spoke only to give brief answers to a judge’s questions.

If convicted, Goodman could be sentenced to life in prison. It was not clear when she would be returned to Los Angeles. Prosecutors said they would ask for $1 million bail.

rommil 08-22-2012 06:43 AM

Unless she striked again overnight, there are threads about this incident.

Sentinel 08-22-2012 06:46 AM


Cindy, this is the 4th thread on this. Dedans posted one yesterday. Marius did again, an hour ago. And there was one more by asifallasleep.

Other three threads:

Cindysphinx 08-22-2012 07:03 AM

Hey, I looked. You don't expect me to look past the first screen, do you?

Fearsome Forehand 08-22-2012 07:08 AM

Has anyone heard that a USTA umpire was arrested for murder? Maybe I should start a thread. :)

rommil 08-22-2012 07:47 AM

Coffee mug serial killer.

r2473 08-22-2012 07:52 AM

How many husbands does this woman have and how long will it be before she kills them all?

Fearsome Forehand 08-22-2012 07:54 AM


Originally Posted by rommil (Post 6825315)
Coffee mug serial killer.

Since it was during breakfast, she is a cereal killer.

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