Zero hour

By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 17, 2008

Ingram has been in all sorts of trouble since the end of his football career (you might remember him as the guy who broke the Bills’ hearts with that crazy catch from Jeff Hostetler that kept the Giants alive in the ’91 Super Bowl). In 2001, he was caught carrying $3290 in counterfeit money. He was arrested in 2004 for stealing a credit card at a golf course in Michigan. (Another charge, for stealing a purse out of a parked car in a garage, was ultimately thrown out.)

Prosecutors say they won’t enforce the arrest warrant until September 15, the day before his next scheduled court appearance. Ingram has so far missed three sentencing hearings, twice after being checked into emergency rooms with phantom illnesses, and once when he claimed his car broke down. “Mr. Ingram feels these court appearances are optional,” the assistant US attorney said.

I dunno, this seems sort of like a 50-pointer to me — multiple offenses, being a general pain in the ass. Give him 51.

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