Texas trouble

By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 6, 2007

Just like the George case, Grant was found out by authorities only after he was involved in a brawl — in this case, outside a bar near campus. Local officials spotted the fugitive tag and alerted school officials, who apparently already knew and had kicked him off the team.

Neither charge appears to be all that serious, and officials are adopting a wait-and-see approach to Grant’s possible extradition. This looks like a nonviolent drug charge and vague drunken belligerence. Give him a mere six points.

Another perverted coach
Another nomination for ballsy line of the year, this one from a soon-to-be former assistant women’s volleyball coach at Central Michigan University. William Christopher Dewar was busted this past week for looking at ladies through windows. He was nabbed by a street patrolman at 11:30 in a quiet residential neighborhood and charged with “surveilling an unclothed person,” a two-year felony in Michigan under a new statute. (The lesser charge of “window peeping” in that state is, believe it or not, only a 90-day misdemeanor.)

Before he went to CMU, Dewar had been a volunteer assistant women’s volleyball coach at UCLA and Northwestern. Despite his long history of working closely with female athletes — often on a volunteer basis — and having apparently admitted to peeping since at least February, Dewar has insisted that his peeping “did not spill over into his professional life.”

The bust comes just after Florida A&M basketball coach Mike Gillespie was arrested for stalking. Give them both 38 points.

Note to readers: we’ll cover Mike Vick and his dog-torture beef after the NFL rules on the case.

When he’s not googling “fugitive ballers” and “window peeping,” Matt Taibbi writes for Rolling Stone. He can be reached atM_Taibbi@yahoo.com

JOCK CRIME LEADERBOARD
STEVE SWINDAL (YANKEES) | DUI | 98
RON ARTEST (KINGS) | starving Socks, domestic violence, intimidation | 95
PACMAN JONES (TITANS) | TBA | 90
CURLY-HAIRED BOYFRIEND (GLOBE) | being a dick and, worse, a bore who can’t write | 90
ELIJAH DUKES (D-RAYS) | stalking, threats, weed, multiple busts, being a dick | 82
TOM PARROS (RETIRED, RAIDERS) | creepy teen sex assault | 80
JULIO MATEO (MARINERS) | punching, biting wife | 80
RICHARD SEIGLER (STEELERS) | pimping | 79
MURIETTA JOCKS (MURIETTA FIGHT CLUB) | various | 75
A.J. NICHOLSON (BENGALS) | hitting girlfriend, inducing her to say she hit herself | 69
TONE TAUPULE (U OF IDAHO) | pistol-whipping, armed robbery | 62
JUSTIN MILLER (JETS) | accidental girl-punching, getting caught on foot by cops | 50 
SIX FOOTBALL PLAYERS (GUILFORD) | assault | 50 (downgraded)
KATSUHIKO MAEKAWA (ORIX BUFFALOES) | DUI, hit/run | 47
RONNIE FIELDS (MINOT SKYROCKETS) | sex assault | 40
MIKE GILLESPIE (FLORIDA A&M) | lurking, pseudo-stalking | 38
WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER DEWAR (CMU) | window peeping | 38
DAVID “CIRCUS” KIRCUS (BRONCOS) | breaking dude’s face | 36
JERRAMY STEVENS (SEAHAWKS) | DUI, weed, throwing used condoms | 32
LIONEL SULLIVAN (BGSU) | stealing video games, being a dumbass | 31
DEX REID (COLTS) | weed, gun, being a Colt, sucking while a Patriot | 30
MARVIN JONES (IDAHO) | dealing coke to undercover cops, getting caught for same | 30
MIKE TYSON (N/A) | coke, DUI | 28
RASHAUN BROADUS (BYU HOOPS) | DUI, having Snoop Dogg’s last name | 26
GUSTAVO CHACIN (BLUE JAYS) | DUI, having cologne named after him | 26
TONY LA RUSSA (CARDINALS) | DUI | 25
RYAN KRAUSE (CHARGERS) | DUI | 25
HENRY MELTON (UT LONGHORNS) | DUI | 25
DONTRELLE WILLIS (MARLINS) | DUI, peeing | 23
BATMAN CARROLL (JAGUARS) | gun, ecstasy, sucking | 22
CHARLES SHARON (JAGUARS) | stolen gun | 22
DARRELL REID (COLTS) | weed-in-car, being a Colt | 20
RANDY FOYE (T-WOLVES) | fighting | 20
MINNY P.D. (N/A) | Tasering | 20
KRIS LUCHSINGER (OHIO) | bar fight | 18
GERALD SENSABAUGH (JAGUARS) | gun, speeding | 17
TINSLEY, DANIELS, MCLEOD (PACERS) | fighting | 15
TARELL BROWN (TEXAS) | pre-draft weed bust | 11
STEVE GARCIA ( SOUTH CAROLINA ) | keying a professor’s car, not getting away with it | 9
ROBERT ANTHONY GRANT (FORT HAYS STATE) | fugitive balling | 6
MOBILE P.D. (N/A) | being dicks | 5
HOWARD STIRGUS (DENTON) | bomb threats | 3
MIKE TAYLOR (IOWA STATE) | stealing $11.06| 1.5
KYLE MCALARNEY (NOTRE DAME) | weed | 1
TERRANCE DESHAWN HOOKS (BYU) | weed | 1

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