It was a bad week for DC Assault founder Curtis Malone.
According to the Washington Post's Eric Prisbell, Malone was charged with assault -- go figure -- after a February fight at Oxon Hill High School, in which he allegedly punched and kicked another AAU basketball coach in the hallway.
Just three days later, Malone made headlines after wiring money to Kansas State forward Jamar Samuels -- a former Assault player -- during the NCAA Tournament.
"If I knew it and wanted to hide it, I would have done it differently. The kid's family doesn't have anything and he called me for money to eat," Malone said in a phone interview with CBS Sports.
As a result, the senior Samuels was suspended from the Wildcats' round of 32 game against No. 1 Syracuse.
Kansas State certainly could have used him, too. It lost 75-59, and Samuels' 10 points and 6.6 rebounds per game were sorely missed in his final game as a member of the Wildcats' team.
"As a university, we have to take a stance and protect our university. Unfortunately it put him in a tough spot. He's, in my opinion, done nothing wrong. You always have to err on the side of caution and not do something and look back on it, and then regret your decision," said head coach Frank Martin.
They say bad news comes in threes. Hopefully that doesn't mean he's going to get a DUI anytime soon to give him the rare scum-of-the-earth trifecta.
Of course, this affects Terps fans, as DC Assault just switched over from Nike to Under Armour affiliations. And longtime followers may feel this continues the "curse" of being a Terp fan.