Shattered Plax

By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 10, 2008

Anyway, Plax has to get at least 50 points for the weapon, the cover-up, and his general thick-headedness. Let’s give him 66 and call it a day.

In other New York news
Meanwhile, New York Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis got a standard traffic-stop/weed bust, forcing phocine traitor-coach Eric Mangini to express disappointment with his pass-rusher.

Ellis was apparently “uncooperative” when he was pulled over near Jets headquarters in Florham Park, New Jersey, on November 29, after he zoomed past a police cruiser at high speed. Cops say Ellis refused to hand over the necessary paperwork. He was searched and police found the usual stash. The charges ended up being possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, and he was issued a summons for driving without insurance, speeding, failure to keep right, and driving without a registration card.

The Jets are taking a “we’ll let the legal system take its course” stance here and Ellis is still playing. Eight points overall for this one, mostly for being a Jet.

Keep an eye on this one — it may turn out to be important at draft time. Texas Tech defensive back De’Shon Sanders was busted by the DEA for dealing more than 50 grams of cocaine. Why does this matter? Because all-world wide receiver Michael Crabtree is a housemate of Sanders, and was in the room when agents searched the place.

Crabtree hasn’t been implicated in any crime, but you can bet NFL teams are watching to see if this bust ends up affecting their draft boards next spring.

When he's not googling "Burress duress" and "cornered Sanders," Matt Taibbi writes for Rolling Stone. He can be reached

< prev  1  |  2  |  3  |   next >
Related: Fallen eagle, Easy policework, Hands of stone, More more >
  Topics: Sports , University of California-Los Angeles, National League (Baseball), New York Mets,  More more >
| More

Most Popular
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   SPORTS BLOTTER: DOWN, LINEMAN  |  September 01, 2010
    Brace yourselves, because this week we have, hands-down, the best sports-crime story of the year. Are you ready?
    Just a few months ago, Lance Stephenson was looking like basketball's feel-good comeback story.
  •   LET GO, METS  |  August 18, 2010
    As difficult as this summer has been for those of us counted among the Red Sox faithful, let's all agree: it would be a hell of a lot worse to be a New York Mets fan right now.
  •   FOOD FIGHTS  |  August 11, 2010
    At least it wasn't a home invasion.
  •   BUZZER BEATERS  |  August 04, 2010
    This is starting to get creepy.

 See all articles by: MATT TAIBBI