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Judge Joe Brown goes to jail in Tennessee.
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How the tables have turned for Judge Joe Brown.

He turned himself in to the Tennessee penal system Aug. 27 for a 2014 contempt of court charge. He will serve five days for reported losing his temper in a court room.

And to think, he used to get paid for that.

Yahoo tells how the ex-judge found himself behind bars.

Brown, 68, was observing juvenile court proceedings at the Shelby County Criminal Court in Memphis, Tennessee last March when he was approached by a woman who asked him to take a look at her child support case. He told ABC News at the time that he felt obliged to help her and ended up going before a judge on her behalf.

"When I insisted that the woman's charges be dismissed, he started talking about, I'm not an attorney so-and-so," Brown explained. "I said, 'You know it's wrong. ... You're better than this.'"

Brown was found in contempt when he reportedly became verbally abusive to court workers and ignored Juvenile Court Magistrate Harold Horne's warning to calm down, according to local news reports.

Here's his mugshot:



His own gif sums it up.

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Legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summit announced today that she is stepping down nearly a year after learning she suffers from early onset dementia. Summitt leaves the sport as the all-time winningest coach in college basketball history in 38 seasons in Knoxville, where she will continue to serve as coach emeritus. "I feel really good about my decision," Summitt said. "I think this is going to be a win-win situation for everybody.

"None of us will ever have the impact Pat Summitt has" on women's basketball, Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey said. "She's our John Wooden." It's a perfect comparison: Summit's eight national titles are the most of any coach in the history of women's basketball and are second all-time to Wooden's 10 national titles as UCLA's men's basketball coach. And like Wooden's athletes, "Every player who has completed her eligibility either has earned a degree or is on schedule to earn a degree," says Yahoo! Sports' Eric Adelson. "Think about that."

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The Bitter Taste Of One's Own Medicine of the Day: The Tennessee state senator who sponsored the controversial "Don't Say Gay" bill -- which aims to prohibit teachers from discussing homosexuality in the classroom -- was refused service at a Knoxville restaurant because of his anti-

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Offensive Law of the Day: Tennessee governor Bill Haslam recently signed into law an update to an existing ban on causing emotional distress to others through phone calls, emails, or other direct forms of communications that now includes the transmission or display of online images likely to "frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress" to those who see it. Offenders may receive nearly a year in jail or a substantial fine.

Unlike with other communication methods,

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