More bad news for the Mets

By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 9, 2008

Baseball is a funny game. Sometimes you spend some money and a prospect or two to get a raw kid with a big arm, and he turns into Joe Nathan or Bobby Jenks. And sometimes he gets into a car and starts running over people. You just never know. Anyway, two charges of fatal hit-and-run, plus additional crimes and fleeing the cops, put Burgos one point from the top of this year’s list.

Meanwhile, in Montana . . .
Turning to the NFL, it’s time to buckle your seat belts and get ready for the Travis Henry fiasco. This story gets weirder by the minute and threatens to become a full-blown sports-crime circus, à la Bam Morris.

The broad strokes: a bunch of dudes get pulled over in Montana carrying six pounds of weed and three kilos of coke. A passenger in the car says the drugs came from ex-Broncos running back Travis Henry, and are to be delivered to a customer in Billings. He adds that the Billings customer already owes Henry 40 grand and that Henry has been making threats. Henry subsequently gets busted for coke dealing, and now faces life in prison and a multi-million-dollar fine. We’ll give him 55 points and keep you posted, but it looks like the fork is already well into Henry’s back.

When he’s not googling “Let’s Go (to jail) Mets!” and “bustin’ Bronco,” Matt Taibbi writes for Rolling Stone. He can be reached atm_taibbi@yahoo.com.

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