A story about Kwame Harris has now given us an early entrant for lede of the year.
Former San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Kwame Harris will appear in San Mateo County Superior Court today on charges he assaulted his former boyfriend at a Menlo Park restaurant during an argument over soy sauce and underwear.
A fight over soy sauce and underwear? Weekly occurrence where I come from. Just to clear it up, Kwame Harris – who was San Francisco’s first round pick in 2003, and last played in 2008 for Oakland–was upset when ex-boyfriend Dimitri Geier poured soy sauce over a plate of rice. Harris then later tried to pull Geier’s pants down and accused him of stealing his underwear. Much better. I was worried the soy sauce was actually going in the underwear. That would have been weird.
[UPDATE: You can read the civil complaint, in its entirety, right here.]
[photos via San Mateo Daily Journal, USA Today Sports Images]