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Blowin' in the wind

Ryan Leaf returns from exile. Plus, Missy Giove goes downhill fast, and Donte Stallworth gets sentenced.
There's going to be a lot of snickering and chortling this week after former-top-NFL-prospect-turned-galactic-draft-bust Ryan Leaf got arrested on drug and burglary charges.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  June 24, 2009

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Scammer solstice

Football meets fraud in Georgia. Plus, Wazzu wackiness, and Tim Donaghy gets busted up.
It's summertime, and the scammin' is easy. What else can explain the recent appearance of a former NFL player in court to face 22 counts of . . . wait for it . . . mortgage fraud!
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  June 17, 2009

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Taser bait

A Florida Gator gets chomped. Plus, Memphis, the NCAA, and hypocrisy.
The clock keeps ticking down toward the inevitable first Tasered-athlete fatality. The fact that it hasn't happened yet is just a statistical anomaly, because two things continue to occur with regularity: major-college and pro jocks keep getting Tasered in late-night incidents, while an unluckier group of ordinary non-jocks keep dying from police Taserings.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  June 10, 2009

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Return of the Criminoles

Florida State's wide-receiving corps goes deep. Plus, a Miami big man and his even bigger truck.
Nothing warms the heart like the return of the Florida State football team to national criminal prominence.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  June 03, 2009

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Patriots daze

The ugly legacy of the late-'80s Pats gets even uglier
Ever heard of Eric Naposki? Probably not. He played linebacker for the Patriots in the late 1980s.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  May 27, 2009

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Love hurts

Tough times for Dirk Nowitzki. Plus, a Pitt Panther gets caught shooting blanks.
There've been some bizarre stories over the years involving gullible jocks and their inappropriate, multiple-alias-bearing girlfriends/wives.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  May 20, 2009



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Whiz kids

Two Saints get caught sinning. Plus, swirling down the post-NFL drug-addiction drain.
The Sports Genius of the Week Award is actually going to be shared by a pair of now-former New Orleans Saints fringe-roster players, wide receiver Biren Ealy and tight end Kolomona Kapanui.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  May 13, 2009

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The dirty south

Florida footballers called for very personal fouls
Normally, this is the time of year when a lot of pro football players get arrested — the weeks after the draft and before training camp, when new rookies get their first checks and end up blowing them at fancy nightclubs on eight-balls and escorts before driving home with bellies full of Courvoisier.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  May 06, 2009

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Cocaine blues

Jags great Jimmy Smith done in by illegal tint and an imaginary friend. Plus, the Nevada Wolf Pack goes down shooting.
Wow. That's all I can say after seeing the mug shot of former Jacksonville Jaguars star wide receiver Jimmy Smith, busted last week on pot and crack charges.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  April 29, 2009

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Luis's Lost Years

After five decades of exile, Red Sox great Luis Tiant journeys back to Cuba
It had been nearly half a century since Luis Tiant stood on the Cuban soil where he was born, and where he first learned the skills that would see him become one of the greatest and most beloved pitchers in Red Sox history.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  April 22, 2009

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And here's the verse part

The rivalry continues
I think it was Bashō who said, "Yankees suck three ways. So hard. So bad. Wicked bad."
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  April 22, 2009



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Shuffling off to infamy

Buffalo doesn't have a counterfeiting problem — but it does need to curb its bad Bills
Tasering Donte . Sounds like a movie title, doesn't it?
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  April 22, 2009

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Slideshow: BU celebrates hockey champs

Boston University celebrates its national championship in hockey, April 14
Boston University celebrates after its men's hocky team won the NCAA national championship
By: KATIE MCGOVERN  |  April 16, 2009

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Just like old times

Two sports-crime all stars get busted again. Plus, another Bengal drops the ball.
Well, it's been a few months, so it's about time to check in on our old pal Todd Marinovich.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  April 15, 2009

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NFL follies

Pro football gets tossed around. Plus, Kirk Snyder goes to the dentist.
Not only was Donte Stallworth officially charged with DUI manslaughter, but another former AFC East star, former Buffalo Bill running back Travis Henry, reached a plea agreement on drug charges.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  April 08, 2009

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Strange tales

Deportation and baby-napping collide in Florida. Plus, a badger double DUI shakes up the Justin Miller Award standings.
Freaky. That's really the only word to describe the story of Amalia Tabata Pereira — the wife of top Pittsburgh Pirates prospect (and former Yankee farmhand) Jose Tabata.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  April 01, 2009



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Post-steroid baseball

Nine questions that will shape the new season
The bunting is hung. The chalk lines are laid out with Euclidian precision.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  April 02, 2009

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Sports blotter: Donte's inferno

Ex-Patriot Stallworth makes the mistake of his life. Plus, if the judge won't do it, Roger Goodell will.
Let's just say this right at the outset: Donte Stallworth always seemed like a good dude.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  March 25, 2009

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Looking for Mr. Dunbar

The Justin Miller award race heats up. Plus, tough times in Fayetteville.
Will Dunbar split town without saying goodbye, and now he's facing a pair of felonies.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  March 18, 2009

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Sports blotter: Steamrolled again

Brian Bosworth gets leveled by John Law, and Marshawn Lynch hops on the Chris Henry express
Brian Bosworth gets a DUI; Marshawn Lynch pleads guilty to a gun charge
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  March 12, 2009

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The wild bunch

The 15 craziest athletes in Boston sports history
Stephon Marbury is just the latest in a long and illustrious line of Boston athletes whose tenure here was marked by kooky, flamboyant, inscrutable, or bad behavior.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  March 04, 2009


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