It's that time of the week again. Time to elect your favorite Ass Clown of the past seven days.
You know the rules: Vote for the local headline maker you feel made the biggest ass of themselves this week.
And the nominees...
1. Joseph Jupiter: The 20-year-old man from California who allegedly traveled to the St. Louis area this week to meet a juvenile teen. As the KMOX headline so eloquently put it: "Police: Man traveled from San Diego to have sex with 14-year-old MO girl." Which prompts the question: How far would you travel...? Oh, never mind.
2. Richie Incognito: The Rams guard continues to plague the team with stupid penalties. On last Sunday's opening day game, Incognito racked up two personal fouls that stymied Rams drives. The penalties come after a 2008 season in which Incognito taunted Rams fans and earned multiple fines and fouls for unsportsmanlike conduct.
3. Janeika Harris: The East St. Louis mother who made up a story about her son being abducted from his school possibly so she could sue the district and/or embarrass school administrators. Or maybe she just did it because she's an ignorant hayseed. As Harris told KSDK Channel 5 this week: "I really don't know why I did it. But I done it to teach those teachers."
4. Belleville Bullies: Two Belleville students -- yet to be publically identified -- made national news this week when the city police released a video showing the two teens, ages 14 and 15, savagely beating a fellow student aboard a school bus.
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