Let go, Mets

By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 18, 2010

This story dates back to 2008, when Booty — brother of former USC star and Houston Texans quarterback John David Booty — was arrested for suspicion of DUI. Cops maintained he got into an aggressive crouch during the arrest and hence had to be Tasered. Booty contended in his suit that the arresting officers taunted him by calling him a "pussy motherfucker" and saying, "The price is wrong, bitch" (apparently a reference to Booty's ex-wife, Price is Right model Rachel Reynolds) while stun-gunning him.

Booty sounds like a clown and the suit settlement — $8619 — speaks to how drunk and obnoxious he must have really been.

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

LEADER BOARD
BRUNO SOUZA (FLAMENGO, BRAZIL) | murder for hire, feeding girlfriend's remains to Rottweilers | 100
QUENTIN WYCHE (EX-FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL) | murder, taunting | 100
JEREMY GREEN (EX-BROWNS) | kiddie porn, coke | 90
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
JAMIE HARRIS AND KEVIN PHILLIP (DREXEL) | armed home invasion robbery netting two cell phones | 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
FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ (METS) | beating up common-law father in-law | 62
CLINTON HART (EX-RAMS) | Facebook fracas | 61
ANTWON CHISHOLM , MIKE FLEURIZARD, AND FRED PICKETT (MARSHALL) | robbing, kicking pizza-delivery boys | 60
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
CEDRIC BENSON (BENGALS) | punching a dude in a bar in Austin | 41
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
DAMON EVANS (UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA) | driving drunk with mistress's red panties in lap | 26
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
VINCE YOUNG (TITANS) | overreacting to remarks made about his alma mater | 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
SHAWNE WILLIAMS AND KAREEM COOPER (ex-MEMPHIS) | gun-and-weed traffic stop | 15
CHARLES SHACKLEFORD (EX-NETS) | having huge feet; pretending to be Jayson Williams; pills | 14
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
PHIL SIMMS (TITANS) | weed | 1
COREY STOKES (VILLANOVA) | peeing between cars | 0.43
JAMARCUS RUSSELL (EX-RAIDERS) | minding his own business with codeine syrup | 0
JORDAN LOVE (GEORGIA) | refusing to give middle name to pushy cops | -14

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