Sports Blotter: Dead Duck

By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 24, 2010

Meanwhile, across the state, University of Florida coach Urban Meyer caught his latest headache when wide receiver Frankie Hammond got busted for a DUI early last Sunday morning. Hammond was allegedly driving around with two open bottles of Crown Royal — one in the trunk and one in the back seat. Give Hammond the standard 25 points for DUI.

While Florida State has the juicier history and the more memorable nickname ("CrimiNoles"), Florida is rapidly becoming the arrest hub of the state, surpassing Miami as well. Hammond is reportedly the 28th Gator player to be arrested since Meyer took over the team in 2005.

Matt Taibbi can be reached at m_taibbi@yahoo.com.

LEADER BOARD
QUENTIN WYCHE (EX-FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL) | murder, taunting | 100
BOGDAN RUDENKO (EX–COLORADO SPRINGS GOLD KINGS) | murder | 90
BRENT VINSON (EX-TENNESSEE) | accessory to murder | 89
MIGUEL STARKS AND REGINALD RICE (EX–THE CITADEL) | Clockwork Orange–style home invasion | 88
PHILLIP MERLING (DOLPHINS) | wantonly whacking pregnant girlfriend | 88
ROBERT MITCHELL AND KELLY WHITNEY (EX–SETON HALL) | eight — count 'em, eight — counts of kidnapping | 85
JAMAL GREENE (EX-KANSAS) | Clockwork Orange armed home invasion | 80
LAWRENCE TAYLOR (EX-GIANTS) | sullying a legend; statutory rape | 71
TYLER CAMPBELL (COASTAL CAROLINA) | kidnapping and pet assault | 70
GUERDWICH MONTIMERE (ODESSA-PERMIAN) | being someone else | 70
WARREN SAPP (EX-BUCS) | girlfriend-choking | 63
CLINTON HART (EX-RAMS) | Facebook fracas | 61
BEN ROETHLISBERGER (STEELERS) | another sexual assault allegation | 60
GARY BROWN (FLORIDA) | girl-hitting/scratching | 58
SANTONIO HOLMES (STEELERS) | chucking a glass at chick's face in nightclub | 58
LAMICHAEL JAMES (OREGON) | girlfriend-choking | 58
MONTEZ ROBINSON (GEORGIA) | family violence | 58
DEON ANDERSON (COWBOYS) | scary gun-waving incident | 50
ZACK KASSIAN (SABRES DRAFTEE) | punching some sap in the face | 48
GERALD AND BRANDON LAIRD, AND THEIR CRAZY-ASS GRANDPA (TIGERS, YANKEES) | messing with Eddie House's wife, attacking security guards | 48
GILBERT ARENAS (WIZARDS) | fun with guns | 40
CHRIS TERRY (EX-CHIEFS, BENGALS) | a standard "Bulldog" | 35
DUSTY DVORACEK (BEARS) | being a big hulking drunken menace to bouncers | 31
TERRANCE TOLIVER (LSU) | resisting arrest, getting himself Tasered | 31
DEQUAN STARLING AND T.J. DRAKEFORD (MARSHALL) | shoving cops while smashed | 28
KIKO ALONSO (OREGON) | DUI; another arrested Duck | 25
RONNIE BROWN (DOLPHINS) | DUI | 25
CHRIS CHELIOS (CHICAGO WOLVES) | DUI | 25
FRANKIE HAMMOND (FLORIDA) | DUI | 25
REY MAUALUGA (BENGALS) | driving drunk en route to teenie ménage a trois | 25
VONDRELL MCGEE (TEXAS) | DUI | 25
GARY TINSLEY (MINNESOTA) | fleeing cops on a moped | 23
ZACH BROWNELL (SOUTH ALABAMA) | drunkenly smashing parked cars | 22
JEREMIAH MASOLI AND GARRETT EMBRY (OREGON) | boosting laptops | 20
GUY MORRISS (TEXAS A&M COMMERCE) | suppressing First Amendment | 19
SHAUN ROGERS (BROWNS) | putting loaded .45 on airport metal detector | 19
J.J. HONES (STANFORD) | golf-cart DUI | 18
RYAN LEAF (EX-CHARGERS) | being the worst quarterback of all time, stealing hydrocodone | 17
JEREMIAH MASOLI (OREGON) | backing out of a driveway without a license, with pot in the glove box | 10
TERRY GLENN (EX-PATRIOTS) | blew off rental-car bill | 9
CHARLES ROGERS (EX-LIONS) | violated court order by passing out drunk in a plate of Mexican food | 8
KEITH MCCANTS (EX-BUCCANEERS) | being a pipehead over and over again | 6
MIKE RAGONE (NOTRE DAME) | blazing up in a car | 6
ZACH RANDOLPH (GRIZZLIES) | financing weed dealing in Indy? | 2 (PENDING)
TRENT DITTMER, ZACH METTENBERGER, JOSH PARRISH (GEORGIA) | underage boozing | 1
BLAINE GAUTIER, RODNEY GILLIS, DEVON LEWIS-BUCHANAN, CHRIS RICHARD (LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE) | weed, weed, weed, and weed | 1
COREY STOKES (VILLANOVA) | peeing between cars | 0.43

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