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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
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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: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: June 2, 2011 8:07 pm
 

Fab Melo allegedly a jealous, abusive boyfriend

alot of women sleep around today i know married women that cheat seems like you cant trust anyone today cheating seems to be the in thing to do I took my wife back 4 times how stupid of me she cheated on me twice i forgave her the first time not the second the first time was facebook related go figure



Since: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: June 2, 2011 8:02 pm
 

Fab Melo allegedly a jealous, abusive boyfriend

Who cares hes a good kid so he busted the signal light on her car whoppppie dooooooooo this is what american women do now adays if an american woman new how to treat a man these things wouldnt happen women over seas know how to treat a man here in america not so you wonder why there r so many divorces etc etc we have given women in this country way to many rights and they take advantage of the system it always takes 2 not to get along folks remember that



Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: June 2, 2011 7:52 pm
 

Fab Melo allegedly a jealous, abusive boyfriend

His first mistake was focusing on one woman.  He needs to come chill with me and I will set him straight.  Do not have girlfriends at this point!  She is another dirty hooker with 8000 dudes she is talking to on facebook.  It is true facebook ruins relationships.  I threw out my last girlfriend for this same problem.  Has any guy here ever talked to a girl they didn't want to sleep with?  The answer is no unless the guy is gay.  I tried to explain this to my last girl......it didnt register......so I sent here back to the trailer she came from.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: June 2, 2011 7:44 pm
 

Fab Melo allegedly a jealous, abusive boyfriend

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. 

I'd quote this for truth..... if you could only somehow prove to us that you don't have a Facebook page yourself.



Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: June 2, 2011 6:21 pm
 

Fab Melo allegedly a jealous, abusive boyfriend

He said / she said.
 
He's only guilty of breaking a turn signal.
 
None of the 4-5 earlier alleged assaults were ever reported by her. 



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: June 2, 2011 4:27 pm
 

Fab Melo allegedly a jealous, abusive boyfriend

I'm not sure I would say we've all been in this situation... I'm glad she got help though. It's not an excuse, but Brazilian men often have issues with alcohol abuse, and abusive behavior towards women.



Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: June 2, 2011 3:52 pm
 

Fab Melo allegedly a jealous, abusive boyfriend

I've never heard of this guy, but if his first name is truly "Fab", I'm sure he's guilty.



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: June 2, 2011 3:16 pm
 

Fab Melo allegedly a jealous, abusive boyfriend

He's no Terrelle Pryor though... or who was that Florida Player (rainey?) who said "time to die"...




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