Meggett takes an early lead

By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 27, 2009

When the girl went to the hospital, "Mike" called her cell phone offering — amazingly — to pick her up. Police told the girl to have him come in. He did, and cops at that point discovered who "Mike" really was. A supremely ugly story all around, and one that never would have been allowed to happen if Meggett was not a famous athlete catching breaks by enablers all along the way. Ninety points for this early candidate for Skell of the Year.

Troy wonder
Meanwhile, in the brief space I have left in this column, let me update readers about Josh Jarboe, the first-year Troy University wideout who became an ACLU-ish cause célèbre in 2008 after Oklahoma dismissed him before his freshman season for posting a profanity-laden rap video on the Internet. In March 2008, while still in high school, Jarboe was arrested after an assistant principal saw him take a gun out of his car. Now, he's been picked up by campus police and charged with misdemeanor harassment. No details were available at press time, but Jarboe was arrested in a dining hall, so it was probably some dumb college thing. Give him eight points, and let's see if Troy axes him. And kudos to any athlete who can get bounced from two schools before he finishes his redshirt year. ^

When he's not googling "don't wanna be like 'Mike' " and "Trojan farce," Matt Taibbi writes for Rolling Stone. He can be reached atm_taibbi@yahoo.com.

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