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Lame Ducks

Oregon football closes in on infamy; plus, a Villanova Wildcat needs litter training
Wow, it sure has been a nasty couple of weeks for the University of Oregon and football coach Chip Kelly.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  March 03, 2010

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Oregon fail

With no one to hit on the field, underclassmen take to the streets
This is the time of year when you start seeing a lot of arrests involving non-draft-eligible college-football players — underclassmen, mainly.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  February 24, 2010

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Going for Gold Glossary

Jump Starts
The Summer Olympics are fairly easy to comprehend for the average couch tuber: people running, hoisting, swimming in synch — all fairly quotidian activities.
By: LANCE GOULD  |  February 17, 2010

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Rocky pot

It's murder time in Tennessee; Plus, Warren Sapp gets flagged for hands to the face
Late last May, a goofy-looking guy named Charles Austin Corn — a student at the University of Tennessee — was shot in South Knoxville in what looked like an attempt to rob his stash. He was unable to communicate with police after the shooting and died five days later.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  February 17, 2010

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Texas stranger

A Dallas fullback plays cowboys and valets; Plus, the Laird brothers learn from their elders
Gilbert Arenas, you might've started something.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  February 10, 2010

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Bengals and Bulldogs

Cincinnati's back on the sports-crime map. Plus, a Georgia alum fills in the blanks.
There hasn't been a whole lot to cheer about in New England Patriots country of late, and I'm not sure that this will fit the bill, but let's try it on for size.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  February 03, 2010



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NBA shoot-around

Gilbert Arenas brings the Bullets back to Washington. Plus, a D-lineman dustup.
Sometimes, even superstar athletes just wear out their welcome. When Gilbert Arenas came into the league back in 2001, and especially after he moved to the Wizards in '03, "Agent Zero" was poised to be the next big thing in basketball.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  January 27, 2010

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Slap shot

Murder hits minor-league hockey. Plus, Chris Chelios gets whistled for DUI.
Bogdan "Rudy" Rudenko, a minor-league hockey player who was most recently with the now-defunct Colorado Springs Gold Kings, has been arrested in connection with the Stallings, North Carolina, shooting of a friend and former teammate of his (some reports describe him as an "associate") named Yuri Kharitonov.  
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  January 20, 2010

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Bland theft auto

Ex-Patriot Terry Glenn's suburban sprawl. Plus, Charles Rogers needs a nap.
Man, talk about a meme that won't die!
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  January 13, 2010

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Throwback shame

Nice try, Tiger. But sports crime in 2009 was ruled by the ghosts of Foxboro past.
Well, another year in sports crime has come and gone.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  January 11, 2010

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Ten years of great sports

Boston's road from Loserville to Title Town
Moments after Adam Vinatieri's field goal split the uprights as the clock expired in the Louisiana Superdome on February 3, 2002, the streets of Boston were in bedlam. Drunk people dangled from trees and hung off lampposts. Motorists leaned on their horns. I saw a guy hug a cop
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  December 22, 2009



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There will be blood

Beacon Hill is green-lighting elbow smashes to the face, as Mass. officially welcomes mixed martial arts
This past Saturday, Dover-raised gladiator Kenny Florian beat the pretty out of long-haired Chicago carpenter-turned-ass kicker Clay Guida.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 18, 2009

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The China syndrome

Kirk Snyder's strange tale gets stranger. Plus, Texas Lutheran's divine intervention.
There was always a little something off about Kirk Snyder, the onetime University of Nevada Wolf Pack star and NBA washout.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  December 16, 2009

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Goon to Carolina

Jon Beason takes it outside. Plus, an ex-NFL lineman doubles down and gets busted.
A few years ago, there was a lot of sentiment in Patriots country for drafting a University of Miami linebacker named Jon Beason.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  December 09, 2009

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Rube awakening

A former Jail Blazer returns to action. Plus, hugging it out at Portland State.
It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Couldn’t you feel that void, that emptiness resulting from the failure of former LA Clipper and Portland Trail Blazer Ruben Patterson to get arrested for anything at all recently?
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  December 02, 2009

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Lights out

Tila Tequila goes off. Plus, Lawrence Taylor takes a hard right-hand turn.
Not sure this has a whole lot to do with sports crime, but . . . it does involve Tila Tequila naked, so that's a start for an interesting exploration of something .
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  November 25, 2009



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Camera shy

Mike Tyson pops the paps. Plus, Rocky Top hits bottom.
Haven't we heard this story before?
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  November 18, 2009

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Revisiting the greatest Harvard-Yale game

Crimson Bowl Over Dept.
It takes some doing to make Harvard look like an underdog in anything. But Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29 — Kevin Rafferty's 2008 movie (out now on DVD) and new book (released this past month) about the famous football rivalry — does just that.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  November 18, 2009

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Golden goofballs

Minnesota football teams produce twin dummies
Yet another major-program football player walked the Taser plank this past week, though this one was called back from the edge just in time.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  November 11, 2009

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Jason returns

Publisher stuffs game-fixer Tim Donaghy's book idea; Antoine Walker's broke
As next week will feature a Friday the 13th, it’s time to check in on the NBA’s very own Jason, Tim Donaghy.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  November 04, 2009

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Punch drunk

Aqib Talib's press coverage. Plus, the Whizzinator wilts, and Christmas comes early to Philly.
Charges have finally come in on Aqib Talib, the frequently high (if you believe his pre-draft drug tests) and drafted-up-high (20th overall in 2008) Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback who reportedly decked a cabbie because . . . well, it’s still not exactly clear why.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  October 28, 2009


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