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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.
Smashing up cars in South Alabama; Plus, it's that frisky NFL draft time of year
| April 30, 2010
Getting the boot
Last month, we announced the triumphant return of the Florida State football program to the summit of the sports-crime world.
The Seminoles do it again. Plus, will the real Vontae Davis please stand up?
| July 01, 2009
Wow. That's all I can say after seeing the mug shot of former Jacksonville Jaguars star wide receiver Jimmy Smith, busted last week on pot and crack charges.
Jags great Jimmy Smith done in by illegal tint and an imaginary friend. Plus, the Nevada Wolf Pack goes down shooting.
| May 01, 2009
Freaky. That's really the only word to describe the story of Amalia Tabata Pereira — the wife of top Pittsburgh Pirates prospect (and former Yankee farmhand) Jose Tabata.
Deportation and baby-napping collide in Florida. Plus, a badger double DUI shakes up the Justin Miller Award standings.
| April 01, 2009
There are a lot of famously troubled college sports programs out there, the majority of them football teams.
Sports blotter: "Walking in Memphis" edition
| August 20, 2008
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
| June 04, 2008
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
| May 28, 2008
Lord of the thighs
This article originally appeared in the March 15, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Aerosmith should throw in the towel
| March 11, 2008
Bob's your uncle
When was the last time England was relevant at all in the sporting world?
Sports blotter: "Across the pond" edition
| November 28, 2007
We’ve had some real winners light up the crime blotter this year.
Sports blotter: "Genius of the year" edition
| November 07, 2007
Lots of class being shown this year by New York–area point guards.
Sports blotter: "Celtics fans still hate this guy" edition
| October 24, 2007
A few years ago it would have seemed unlikely that former No. 1 overall pick Kwame Brown would leave any legacy at all, but that situation has clearly changed.
Sports blotter: "All people named 'Brown' " edition
| October 10, 2007
One wonders, at times, if there is some kind of Norse God of sports crime.
Sports blotter: "T-High" edition
| July 25, 2007
Some college-football positions just seem to be cursed, arrest-wise.
Sports blotter: "When's he going to talk about Michael Vick?" edition
| June 06, 2007
Several big-time D-1 sports schools have found themselves enmeshed in complex multi-arrest imbroglios this week.
Sports blotter: Incriminating phone evidence edition
| April 18, 2007
This sports-crime-column thing . . . most every week it’s some variation of the same old thing: dorm rape, huge bags of weed unearthed, an Indiana Pacer flashing a gun in a strip club parking lot at 3:30 am.
Sports Blotter: "Not a busy week" edition
| November 29, 2006
The new U
Slowly, imperceptibly, the cumulative arrest record of current and former Ohio State University Buckeye football players is approaching the status of great football crime families, nearing the Olympus where live giants like Miami and Florida State.
Sports blotter: Buckeye edition
| November 01, 2006
Big trouble in little Carolina
I must have missed that chapter of The Purpose-Driven Life.
Sports blotter: tobacco road edition
| June 26, 2006
She heard something pop
The world of sports journalism has for decades been one giant Willie Wonka chocolate factory for the tired cliché. And while sportswriters themselves are generally just literate enough to keep from confusing their products, the general public may be excu
Plus, the troubles of the Delaware Blue Hens
| March 08, 2006
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