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What's in a name?

Okay, not that Dane Cook.
Hey, look everybody: Dane Cook got arrested!
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  February 04, 2009


Far and away

Some of the strangest cases we've had
Man, has this been an interesting few weeks in sports crime, featuring some of the weirder cases you'll ever hear about.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  January 28, 2009


Meggett takes an early lead

Sad sack
When football scouts describe running backs, they like to talk about a back's "shake": his ability to make tacklers miss in the hole.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  January 27, 2009


Sports blotter: Walker wiggle

Call a cab, genius
The last couple of weeks have sucked for Celtics fans.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  January 14, 2009


Barkley edition

Barkley Rules
Thank you, Charles Barkley. Thank you!
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  January 07, 2009


Sports Blotter: A farewell to OJ

Any columnist covering this field who failed to note O.J. Simpson’s lamentable change of status from in-it-to-win-it sports-crime competitor to DQ’d resident of High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs, Nevada, would be grossly derelict in his duties.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  December 30, 2008


Skell of the year 2008

Four out of five dentists recommend Plaxico as 2008’s worst sports criminal
Man, this was a tough one.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  December 23, 2008


Blount's blunts

Sports blotter: "Gone to pot" edition
Let’s just say it’s been a while since we’ve seen a pound-worthy entry to the annals of pot busts, as we did this week.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  December 19, 2008


Shattered Plax

Sports blotter: Burress edition
Sports blotter: Burress edition
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  December 10, 2008



Sports blotter: "Absolutely fell out of my chair" edition
You do a thing often enough, you tend to get good at that thing.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  December 03, 2008


Bad idea jeans

Sports blotter: "You’re looking at some years, son" edition
Sports blotter: "You’re looking at some years, son" edition
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  November 25, 2008


Magnum farce

Sports blotter: "CSI: Binghamton" edition
Sports blotter: "CSI: Binghamton" edition
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  November 19, 2008


He choked big time

Sports blotter: "Ugly incident" edition
Sports blotter: "Ugly incident" edition
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  November 12, 2008


Quiet before the storm

Sports blotter: "Good call, coach" edition
There have been a lot of mysteries surrounding the Patriots in the Bill Belichick years, not surprising given the intense effort the team puts into maintaining airtight clubhouse and organizational secrecy in general.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  November 05, 2008


BBs and b-balls

Sports blotter: "Inducing panic" edition
A few years ago, it looked like college athletes shooting strangers with BB guns was going to be the boutique sports offense of the 21st century.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  October 29, 2008


Cursed Aztecs

Sports blotter: "Late-night shopping" edition
San Diego State Aztecs basketball coach Steve Fisher lectures his players during the season about how to behave off the court, getting pretty specific about what he doesn’t want to see.   
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  October 29, 2008


Hello, Larry

Sports blotter: "End of an era" edition
Absolutely nothing is funny about the Lawrence Phillips case, so let’s not even go there — there isn’t a single laugh to be found in this past week’s news that the onetime Next Jim Brown was sentenced to 10 years in Cali.  
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  October 16, 2008


More bad news for the Mets

Sports blotter: "Very bad times" edition
Look, it just isn’t seemly for us non–New Yorkers to laugh too much about the continued suckdom of the New York Mets, specifically their bullpen.  
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  October 09, 2008


Husker don't

Sports blotter: "Next Lawrence Phillips" edition
Details right now are still sketchy, but Thunder Collins, a former University of Nebraska running back who was once considered a sure-fire NFL star, has been charged with murder.  
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  October 02, 2008


Hello, old friend

Sports blotter: "Past Pats" edition
There was a recent arrest of a onetime member of the Patriots defensive backfield — old friend Lawyer Milloy.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  September 25, 2008


Zero hour

Sports blotter: "Credit where credit's due" edition
Everyone knows there is a double-standard in the NFL when it comes to arrests.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  September 17, 2008

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