Cursed Aztecs

By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 29, 2008

We ask the readers of this esteemed publication to consider what would happen if every college football player who had a drink this past week were to be suspended for the year. I’m not saying it’s a bad move necessarily on the college’s part. It’s just noteworthy. You don’t see this very often from a program that actually wants to win football games. Historically, this has been the big difference between Notre Dame and a lot of other schools — guys actually have to do their homework there and aren’t allowed to run women over with cars more than once in a year — but this goes beyond the usual.

Travis Henry update
What promises to be one of the more entertaining sports-crime trials since the Bam Morris era will formally begin next week. A court date has finally been set for the arraignment of Travis Henry, the former Bills/Titans/Broncos running back who next week in Montana will enter a plea on three felony counts of possession and intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.

Henry, who apparently fathered at least nine children by nine different women and is out of the league this year, is suspected of being a major supplier of cocaine in the Billings, Montana, area. Henry got busted after an alleged customer of his was picked up by police and told them that he owed 40 grand to the running back and had been threatened. Anyway, his first court date is next week, and it is expected that he will plead not guilty. He might get up to life in jail. Stay tuned.

When he's not googling “SDS . . . ew” and “Big Sky convict,” Matt Taibbi writes for Rolling Stone. He can be reached at

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