BRYANT GUMBEL WAS IN HOUSTON TO TELL TOLAN’S STORY!

REAL SPORTS FOCUSES ON THE CONTROVERSIAL BELLAIRE SHOOTING!

The Insite has learned HBO’s Real Sports anchor Bryant Gumbel was in Houston last week. He was here to interview Robbie Tolan. Tolan is the 23 year old who was shot by a Bellaire police officer last December. The officer said he thought Tolan, a minor league baseball player, was in a stolen vehicle. That officer has been relieved of duty while an internal investigation is underway. Tolan’s father, MLB former player Robert Tolan, says Gumbel interviewed the entire family. Scoop. Supposedly in the interview Tolan Jr. says he can no longer live in his parents home in Bellaire. He’s been staying across town in an undisclosed location because he fears retaliation from the Bellaire police force. In the meantime, Gumbel’s team attempted to interview city officials with Bellaire and all of them turned him down. Gumbel’s report on Tolan is expected to air next week. Because of the committment to HBO the family won’t be talking with any news media until after the story airs. The Tolan family as a result has scheduled a press conference at Windsor Village the day after the HBO report. Tolan’s father says his son has lost 30 pounds since the shooting and will likely need trauma counseling because of the incident. In fact, Tolan Sr. says he and his wife will also get trauma counseling!