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Astro naught

Always a darned shame when we hear that the Clemens family has fallen on hard times.
Sports blotter: "More trouble for the Clemens family" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 10, 2008
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Heightened anxiety

Look, it’s not easy being seven feet tall.
Sports blotter: "Attack of the seven-foot tall driver" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 03, 2008
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Revenge of the toad

Some sports-crime stories aren’t funny in any way — they’re just plain violent and tragic. But every now and then you get a story that’s just pure fun.
Sports blotter: "Irabu!" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 27, 2008
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Tiger trap

There are a lot of famously troubled college sports programs out there, the majority of them football teams.
Sports blotter: "Walking in Memphis" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 20, 2008
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Bang for T-Buck

Brett Favre walks into a bar.
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By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 13, 2008
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Return of the U

Remember the days when the University of Miami dominated college football?
Sports blotter: "Plant City, indeed" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 30, 2008


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Street cred


Sports blotter: "This year's Xbox" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 23, 2008
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Bad times for kickers

Here’s a depressing-ass story that tells you everything you need to know about the life of a retired mediocre athlete.
Sports blotter: "Not so high on the hog" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 16, 2008
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Lemon laws

The University of Georgia Bulldogs football team has a fun fall to look forward to.
Sports blotter: "Go Dawgs" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 09, 2008
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Caged cat

“Sports Blotter” fans are already well-versed in the career of former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry.
Sports blotter: The end of Chris Henry . . . or is it?
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 02, 2008
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New Mexico

According to news reports, Lavender was drunk and disorderly on the streets of Cincinnati on April 6 when cops asked him several times to move away from an intersection.
Sports blotter: "Marcus Vick and more" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 25, 2008


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More from Tyson

One of the things about being a non–Pacific Islander  guy with a giant tribal tattoo on your face is that people are forever questioning your judgment.
Sports blotter: "Yikes" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 18, 2008
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A different sort of horse

Remember former Celtic Chris Herren?
Sports blotter: "The opposite of 'Celtic Pride' " edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 11, 2008
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Trouble in Iowa

Gross, nasty, disgusting story out of Iowa recently — from Iowa City, to be exact, home of the University of Iowa.
Sports blotter: "Also trouble in Washington" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 04, 2008
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Zip line

There was an extraordinary incident in Akron, Ohio, this past week involving 20-year-old Rydell Brooks, a sophomore guard on the UA Zips basketball team.
Sports blotter: "Guns and skimasks" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 28, 2008
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You go, Carl

Former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Carl Eller is an early candidate for this year’s Otis Nixon Award, given to the athlete who most repeatedly shows up in the news following clashes with the criminal-justice system.
Sports blotter: "This year's Otis Nixon award" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 21, 2008


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Recession busters

It was only a matter of time before the plummeting real-estate market began to claim its first sports-related arrests.
Sports blotter: "Realty bites" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 14, 2008
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More fun with the Bengals

It was weird, wasn’t it, that brief period when the Bengals didn’t suck?
Sports blotter: "Some things never change" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 07, 2008
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Fallen eagle

BC isn’t traditionally a high-arrest environment, though it has had its share of head cases, with former star running back William Green perhaps its most noteworthy.
Sports blotter: "Trouble in Allston" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 30, 2008

Highway to hell

The former SEC linebacking great should be available, after being Tasered on March 28, following a bizarre loitering arrest in Prichard, Alabama.
Sports blotter: "Not-so-free agents" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 23, 2008
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We got next

Two members of the University of South Carolina women’s basketball team were arrested for offenses that seem worthy of the best that men’s collegiate basketball has to offer.
Sports blotter: "Title IX edition"
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 16, 2008


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One-man crime wave

At this writing, a joint Google entry for “Chris Henry” and “10-cent head” shows only 39 hits.
Sports blotter: "Return of Chris Henry" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 09, 2008
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Bear season

we may have a new weird and unexpected pretender to the great sports-crime throne: the University of MaineWBlack Bears.
Sports blotter: Vacationland edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 02, 2008
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Rooney doesn't rule

Funny, funny stuff coming from Pittsburgh — a relief, actually, to see some other city’s storied NFL franchise balls-deep in an ethical nightmare.
Sports blotter: "Pardon my French, but you're an asshole" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 26, 2008
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Young people doing stupid things

“This isn’t fixin’ to stop me,” crowed a defiant Josh Jarboe.
Sports blotter: "Carrying a gun to a track meet" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 19, 2008