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Sports Blotter: Down, lineman

An arrest for the ages in Oregon. Plus, Jay Mariotti needs a timeout.
Brace yourselves, because this week we have, hands-down, the best sports-crime story of the year. Are you ready?
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  September 01, 2010


Slammed: Lance Stephenson's comeback goes south

Plus, Roger Clemens gets what he deserves.
Just a few months ago, Lance Stephenson was looking like basketball's feel-good comeback story.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  August 26, 2010


Let go, Mets

K-Rod mans up . . . and strikes out. Plus, if you're Josh Booty, it pays to get tasered.
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.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  August 18, 2010


Food fights

Marshall football orders out, and Rick Pitino regrets getting table service
At least it wasn't a home invasion.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  August 11, 2010


Buzzer beaters

The home-invasion trend hits Philly. Plus, Shawne Williams's spiral continues.
This is starting to get creepy.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  August 04, 2010


Shack attacked

Overzealous cops are at it again. Plus, is UGA going for Oregon's crown?
Before Shaq, there was Shack.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  July 28, 2010


Sports Blotter: ESPN kiddie rap

It ain't easy being Green. Plus, UGA cops play the name game, and D-West gets weird.
Man, has any sports scandal ever gotten less coverage?
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  July 21, 2010


Red card

Sports Blotter: Brazilian soccer, four rottweilers, and one of the ugliest tales in sports-crime history
Soccer is almost never discussed in this column, because, well, soccer kind of blows.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  July 14, 2010


Cincy stampede

Are the Bengals on the comeback trail? Plus, not a good week to be ex-Texas.
Things have been relatively quiet, sports-crime-wise, for the Cincinnati Bengals lately.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  July 07, 2010


Sports blotter: In the rough

Did Johan Santana go out of bounds? Plus, LT's self-abuse defense falls short.
Another day, another New York sports icon fends off a rape allegation.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  June 30, 2010


Sports Blotter: Dead Duck

Oregon's Masoli finally stalls out; plus, a World Cup ambush, and Florida strikes back
The saga of the University of Oregon football team grows sadder and sadder.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  June 24, 2010


Cardinal sin

Drunken golf-cart fun at Stanford; plus, an aspiring NHL goon takes his show off the ice
Here's one you don't hear every day. J.J. Hones, a point guard on the Stanford Cardinal women's basketball team, has been dismissed from the squad for a DUI. No big deal, right? Happens all the time in college sports.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  June 16, 2010


Bust busted

Keith McCants mccan't stay out of trouble; plus, another Clockwork Orange homage
Bring up the topic of biggest NFL draft busts of all time and most people come up with the same short list of notorious names, all of them quarterbacks.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  June 10, 2010


Phillip Merling: Oh, baby

A Dolphin gets flagged for illegal hands to face; plus, Zach Randolph resurfaces
This week's foul NFL news emanates from down South, where Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Phillip Merling was busted for assaulting his pregnant girlfriend.  
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  June 02, 2010


Parental advisory

The pros take a back seat to their misbehaving moms and dads
An exceedingly bizarre sequence of events transpired this past week — the parents of two different playoff-competing NBA players were arrested in separate incidents, one on each coast.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  May 26, 2010


Spring fever

LT’s self-abuse defense, a bag job at Notre Dame, and heading back to school in Texas
The Lawrence Taylor case is progressing, and as expected, each passing day upchucks new sordid details into the gossip-o-sphere.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  May 24, 2010



NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor takes another hit
We always knew Lawrence Taylor was a good bet to get in trouble.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  May 17, 2010


Facebook fracas

Clinton Hart has one too many friends; plus, a pack of ’Dawgs starts chasing the Ducks
Sooner or later, Facebook had to figure into the sports-crime scene. There are at least two cases now of pro football players getting arrested for assault in fights resulting from their wives looking at their Facebook friends lists.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  May 05, 2010


Mirror, mirror

Smashing up cars in South Alabama; Plus, it's that frisky NFL draft time of year
Virtually every year, like clockwork, a college-football player is arrested for getting blasted and then running around town vandalizing cars — a crime that almost always involves ripping multiple side mirrors off of multiple automobiles.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  April 28, 2010


QB freak

No charges for Roethlisberger, but Big Ben’s reputation might be sacked
Trying to parse the situation with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his sexual-assault allegations, one comes to some interesting conclusions. The strategy pursued by law enforcement in this case speaks volumes.
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  April 22, 2010
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