In this undated booking photo released by the Allen County jail in Indiana, is shown Indiana broadcaster and former Indiana Hoosiers player Todd Leary. (AP Photo/Allen County Jail)
Ginny Maxwell, IU Radio Network color commentator and former IU basketball player Todd Leary's lawyer, spoke Friday on the Dan Dakich Show on ESPN 1070 The Fan.
The guys over at the Herald-Times had some pretty nifty technology to record and post the audio of the chat, and you can listen for yourself here. H-T Sports Editor Chris Korman, my former boss, obtained a copy of the probable cause affidavit, which you can view here with some simple navigational skills.
To begin with, Maxwell isn't happy with the way Leary was apprehended at Assembly Hall:
"I'm just having some difficulty reacting to the execution of the warrant [Thursday] night, because it was just ridiculous," Maxwell said over the phone on the radio show. "I can't even begin to speak of it...I am disappointed, to say the least, that it would seem appropriate doing this at Assembly Hall down there in front everybody, at the biggest game of the year. What was the point of that? I'm still trying to figure that one out."
On the relationship between Leary and Joseph Garretson, who pleaded guilty earlier this week to corrupt business practices and his part in a scheme that totaled roughly $2.7 million in losses, according to court documents:
"That relationship, from what I know from the investigation, was four or five years ago. I don't know that there's even an allegation of anything recent. That's why it's very confusing why there had to be a lot of drama at the game [Thursday] night."
On the extradition of Leary from Monroe County to Allen County, where he faces 17 felony charges:
"That's just one of the other ridiculous factors here. It's easy enough to arrange a surrender, and we could have been up (in Allen County) at everybody's convenience, and in particular, not be transported in this particular weather we've got right now."
Her thoughts on why Leary was arrested at Assembly Hall:
"Well, that's a great question. It's actually one of the things I'm most angry about, especially with as available as Mr. Leary has been through the course of the investigation. It was completely unnecessary. If there was any need for them to actually arrest him, we could have gone up their at their convenience. There didn't need to be a big dramatic scene impacting everybody else who was there at the game and making a big production. That production itself, I think, is an indication of some of the things I'm concerned about with the case."