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Fab Melo allegedly a jealous, abusive boyfriend

Posted on: June 2, 2011 2:54 pm
Edited on: June 2, 2011 2:57 pm
Posted by Matt Norlander

This Fab Melo ordeal is getting ugly quickly. In fact, it's been allegedly ugly and unseemly and inappropriate for awhile.

That's because the Syracuse sophomore center's unidentified girlfriend told police that Melo has been abusive toward her "four or five" times since the two began an intimate relationship in October.

Melo was arrained in court Wednesday morning due to an incident wherein he became violent and broke the turning signal in his girlfriend's car. After obtaining the police report, the Post-Standard has more details, per the girlfriend's account.

On Monday, the 22-year-old woman fled Melo’s Slocum Heights apartment after Melo became jealous, first of a phone call and then of males who had posted comments on her Facebook wall.

On Tuesday, she was escorted to the Syracuse police’s Domestic Violence Unit by an assistant district attorney, where detectives interviewed her. She told them that coming to the police was “her last resort,” records state.

The details get worse from there. Melo looked at her Facebook wall (Facebook is the worst thing to ever happen to relationships), saw some comments from other males he didn't approve of, then smashed his computer in anger. Naturally.

According to the girl's statement, then there was a fight in the house and she attempted to leave after sequestering herself for some time in Melo's bathroom. Before getting away in her car, Melo threw dirt on her, bloodied his hand somehow, and then reached into her car and ripped off her turn signal.

While doing this, his blood smeared on his girlfriend's shirt. That shirt is now being held as evidence. Melo apparently told her, "Here, you want my blood?" before the incident ended. How dramatic and romantic. Goodness gracious what an unnecessary catastrophe.

The relationship ended in May -- and then the two got back together recently. We've all either been a part of something like this or had a close friend or two get sucked into a vortex of it's-done/no-it's-not-done relationship that tailspins until its ultimate, inevitable, ugly end. That scene usually reaches a head outside of a party between the hours of 1 and 4 a.m. Crying and cursing tags alongside a feeling of defeated and apathetic acceptance. A sad but crucial stage in the evolution of dating.

It's very clear that Melo has the same issue so many hot-blooded college-age men and women fall victim to: insufferable, crippling jealousy. That's still not reason to ever, ever get violent with a woman. And now Melo's seemingly done too much and put himself and his reputation in a very bad spot.

As of now his status on the team isn't in question. Should it be? We're talking about a player allegedly abusing his girlfriend. Serious character issues -- and Melo wasn't a difference-maker last season. Sadly, college athletes have remained on teams for doing worse, sometimes without discipline. Jim Boeheim will let the law take its course before he does anything, most likely. Melo will appear in Syracuse court June 14.

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Since: Oct 27, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 9:41 am

Fab Melo allegedly a jealous, abusive boyfriend

People must stop this ridiculous living-by-quip mentality. The one thing that I am certain of is that nothing is ever absolute. The contention that no one should ever be abusive with a woman is as nutty as the concept that all cops and fireman are heroes.

I sat on the jury of a woman who had her husband arrested over 10 times for assault and battery. As the evidence unfolded, she was getting a little "strange" on the side and in order to safely rendezvous with her other man, she would fake an assault and have her husband thrown in jail for the weekend.    

The husband was eventually stabbed almost to deal during one of these weekend incarcerations and sued for divorce and damages. He had lost his civil service job also as a result of this foolishness, and was hospitalized for injuries he incurred while "resisting arrest" on three occassions.

Had he slapped the Shitake mushrooms out of her, i might not have agreed with his actions, but I'd have understood.

To the point, Boeheime has never been in control of the Orange. From the real Melo to this False Fab, the Syracuse landscape is littered with smart alecs, malcontents and angry dopes who got away with murder. This guy should be made to pay the piper, starting with his immediate dismissal from the team and exclusion from all university activities. Violent characters like this are always one punch away from a homocide case.     

Since: Feb 1, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2011 12:31 pm

Fab Melo allegedly a jealous, abusive boyfriend

Woods did much worse 'Tard - why are you talking to yourself?!

Since: Feb 1, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2011 12:27 pm

correction to

"woods did much worse"
Melo did much worse! 

Since: Apr 6, 2010
Posted on: June 6, 2011 10:04 am
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Since: Feb 1, 2007
Posted on: June 5, 2011 1:09 pm

Fab Melo allegedly a jealous, abusive boyfriend

Says the fan of the team who is about to accept Tony Woods with open arms.  Woods did much worse!  How much stupid stuff did you do when you were that age and just not get caught doing?  Or are you that age yet?

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: June 5, 2011 12:38 pm

Fab Melo allegedly a jealous, abusive boyfriend

Sequestering herself in the bathroom? Sounds more like she was scared to death! Speaking of death; throwing dirt on her Melo, my man isn't cool. Just thank God that he wasn't actually throwing dirt on her in some forest location. Melo; that's what you get for going out with an older woman. I hope you're not a 22-year old sophomore dude.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: June 5, 2011 12:15 pm

Fab Melo allegedly a jealous, abusive boyfriend

Maybe if he played with the fury that he smashed his computer with, he could turn out to be a decent
big man

Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: June 5, 2011 9:51 am

Fab Melo allegedly a jealous, abusive boyfriend

This dude sounds like another stooge that has God given talent and no brain.  Thank goodness for basketball or he would be out terrorizing the community and being a prikc.

Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: June 4, 2011 11:51 am

Fab Melo allegedly a jealous, abusive boyfriend

You like sleeping with men who are a little shorter I take it.

Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: June 3, 2011 9:56 pm

Fab Melo allegedly a jealous, abusive boyfriend

Matt:  if you are going to be a writer, at least learn to use your spell checker.  Arraigned is spelled with a "g".

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