Jim Lampley was a popular sportscaster. He's had some domestic problems, however.

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The woman who filed the domestic violence complaint against sportscaster Jim Lampley claims he repeatedly threw her against the wall of her apartment after drinking heavily and smoking pot.

In documents obtained by TMZ.com, Candice Sanders claims that on New Year's Eve, Lampley and his son Aaron joined her for dinner. Sanders says she was engaged to Lampley, who lived with her in the apartment.

Sanders alleges that after dinner, Lampley "was drinking vodka and whiskey and became drunk."

Sanders, who was crowned Miss California USA in 2003, says in the complaint that the trouble began when she wanted to finish watching a movie. Lampley then "pulled me from the sofa I was on" and "began to yell at me and chased me around the apartment."

Sanders says at that point all hell broke loose.

"He grabbed me and threw me against a wall. He then threw me against another wall. He then threw me against the door and I collapsed."

Sanders goes on to say that 14-year-old Aaron saw her on the floor and she asked him to call the police. She writes in the document:

"Jim beat Aaron to the phone and kept Aaron from getting [to the phone]. She says Lampley then drove away with Aaron. Sanders claims she suffered head, neck and back injuries."

After channeling his inner O.J. Simpson (save for two murders and a book bragging about them) the 57-year-old Lampley was placed under arrest Wednesday night on one felony count of domestic violence. He was also arrested for two misdemeanor counts of violating a restraining order and dissuading a witness.

Yikes. We have two questions:

  1. How does anyone, regardless of the situation, think it's okay to assault a woman like this?
  2. How the hell did Jim Lampley get Miss California 2003? He's a middle-aged, random HBO boxing announcer. Bob Costas, we could understand, but Jim Lampley?

Come on now. This is like John Leguizamo dating Miss USA, Tara Conner. Or some kid named Jason Alexander marrying Britney Spears. Just completel nonsense. Oh, wait...

Anyway, for no reason at all, here are some Candice Sanders pictures we found.

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At T.H. Gossip, we always enjoy a good celebrity arrest. Unfortunately, they all can't be as high-profile - or high-comedy - as the recent Nicole Richie DUI bust or the infamous Mel Gibson anti-Semitic tirade.

No, more often, it's the D-listers who get cuffed and dragged off to the slammer - or are involved in stalking cases (in other words, it's more likely to be Bob Uecker than Hilary Duff).

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Today, we have no fewer than four such stories to share with you. Let's begin with Busta Rhymes (pictured), who turned himself over to the NYPD last night after a man accused the rap star of beating him up.

The unidentified man claims Rhymes, who was also arrested for crimes last year, and whose real name is Trevor Smith, punched and kicked him numerous times in a dispute over money outside a Manhattan building December 26.

Prosecutors have charged Busta with two counts of assault, one count of attempted assault, and harassment. The judge set his bail at $3,500 this morning and ordered him to stay away from the alleged victim. He is due back in court on February 20.

Police are also conducting a criminal investigation into allegations that R & B singer Tyrese (left) punched his pregnant girlfriend twice early this morning.

Initial reports indicated that Tyrese hit the woman in the stomach, but now reports say he struck her arm and her thigh - which is sooo much better.

Tyrese's live-in girlfriend claimed that the two got into a heated argument around 5:30 AM at their Los Angeles home. Paramedics responded after Tyrese allegedly struck the woman, who is five months pregnant, then drove away from the scene - Joe Simpson style. Always a class move.

Reps for Tyrese had no comment.

Then there's the restraining order filed by Days of Our Lives star Drake Hogestyn against a man he says assaulted him in his home on New Year's Eve, - and physically tried to exorcise the devil from him.

It's a slow news day.

Hogestyn (right) says he was with his family in the backyard of their Malibu home when Carl Cheney of Portland, Ore., came onto his property and ran at his daughter carrying a bible screaming, "Where is he? I will cast him out!"

Hogestyn says Cheney grabbed and pushed his wife backwards on their patio stairs. At that time, Hogestyn "grabbed him by the hair, spun him around, delivered a right cross to the chin that sent him down the stairs."

The intruder - who may have entered the wrong house, a la Kid Rock - is in custody, held on $150,000 bail.

Last, we have veteran sportscaster Jim Lampley (okay, it's a really slow news day), who was arrested last night in San Diego on felony charges of domestic abuse.

Police say Lampley posted his $35,000 bail and is awaiting his release from the Vista Jail in San Diego.

He is staring at a felony count of domestic abuse, as well as two misdemeanor counts of violating a restraining order and preventing a witness from testifying.

Wow. We knew pro athletes were all about thug life, but we had no idea about broadcasters.

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