Thursday, March 27, 2008
UPDATE 03/27/08: Twana Schulz, the victim of Steve Foley's pit bulls, says she's got a gaping hole in her mouth and bite marks all over her body. Still, she considers herself lucky. Like most victims who see their dog torn apart by pit bulls, she wonders what would have happened if her kids had been playing in the front yard.
Neighbor Steve Chappelear said that residents had feared such an event was going to happen. He said, "Those dogs are a danger to the neighborhood and we don't want our kids put in harm's way." Both Schulz and Chappelear understand that with the current laws in place, you can't do anything until something happens.
Texas has the toughest Dangerous Dog Law in the country. But the law is not preventative; it kicks in only after a serious attack.In this instance, Steve Foley will get a ticket for not securing his dogs. Then the dogs will go back to the neighborhood.
Foley was shot outside his home on September 3, 2006 by an off-duty police officer after evading arrest and driving at erratic speeds on a San Diego freeway. His injuries booted him from the 2006 season. In January 2007, Foley sued the city of Coronado (and the officer who shot him) seeking to reclaim "the loss of past and future earnings."
03/26/08: Professional Athletes and Pit Bulls, But Why?
Fort Bend County, TX - In a developing story, a former Texans player could face charges after his pit bulls attacked a neighbor and killed her dog. It happened at the Sienna Plantation subdivision in Fort Bend County. The pit bulls are owned by Steve Foley.
The neighbor was carrying her schnoodle puppy when the dogs approached her. She said she was startled and dropped the puppy. That’s when the pit bulls attacked. The woman said the dogs ‘shredded’ the puppy and bit her on the lip. Fort Bend Animal Control showed up at the scene and took the pit bulls. Foley was reportedly not home at the time.
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| 3/27/2008 3:52 PM |
The pitbull owner (Steve Foley) no longer plays in the NFL due to injuries he sustained while being shot by the police.