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Golden goofballs

Yet another major-program football player walked the Taser plank this past week, though this one was called back from the edge just in time.
Minnesota football teams produce twin dummies
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 13, 2009

Rhode Island’s pride is showing

There was much to-do and flexing of cultural muscles and civic pride as Our Little Towne placed in the top 10 in many prestigious categories in Travel & Leisure magazine’s 2009 survey of “America’s Favorite Cities.”
 Finally, some good ‘news!’ Plus, Brown slips, the Patriots slide, and more
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 16, 2009
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America's scam

What a year for former New England Patriots and the criminal-justice system!
Eugene Lockhart funds his own buyout. Plus, why do pro athletes hate cabbies?
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 11, 2009
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Blue Hawaiian

Remember Timmy Chang? You do if you're a college-football junkie — he was the quarterback for June Jones's University of Hawaii team, and ended his career as the NCAA's all-time leading passer.
Timmy Chang gets flagged for intentional grounding. Plus, a stabbing story and Bruce Smith's bad knees.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 17, 2009
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Shuffling off to infamy

Tasering Donte . Sounds like a movie title, doesn't it?
Buffalo doesn't have a counterfeiting problem — but it does need to curb its bad Bills
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 24, 2009
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NFL follies

Not only was Donte Stallworth officially charged with DUI manslaughter, but another former AFC East star, former Buffalo Bill running back Travis Henry, reached a plea agreement on drug charges.
Pro football gets tossed around. Plus, Kirk Snyder goes to the dentist.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 10, 2009


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Sports blotter: Donte's inferno

Let's just say this right at the outset: Donte Stallworth always seemed like a good dude.
Ex-Patriot Stallworth makes the mistake of his life. Plus, if the judge won't do it, Roger Goodell will.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 25, 2009
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Sports blotter: Steamrolled again

Brian Bosworth gets a DUI; Marshawn Lynch pleads guilty to a gun charge
Brian Bosworth gets leveled by John Law, and Marshawn Lynch hops on the Chris Henry express
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 11, 2009
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Shuffle off . . . to jail

Die-hard Patriots fans will remember Joe Panos as one in a very humorous sequence of nearly washed-up interior linemen.
It was a rough week for he Buffalo Bills, past and present
By MATT TAIBBI  |  February 25, 2009

One of a kind

Phillipe + Jorge took time to attend the funeral of Claiborne Pell, in deference to all that he did for both Rhode Island and civility everywhere he went.
Rest in peace, Claiborne Pell, former senator and all-around class act
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  January 07, 2009
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Hello, old friend

There was a recent arrest of a onetime member of the Patriots defensive backfield — old friend Lawyer Milloy.
Sports blotter: "Past Pats" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 25, 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

You could look it up

This article originally appeared in the February 8, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

The all-star alternatives


By ALAN LUPO  |  February 07, 2008
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Deltha force

The interesting thing about the DUI arrest of Cincinnati Bengal cornerback Deltha O’Neal last week isn’t that it marked the eighth arrest of a Bengal this year, or the 26th (according to my count) arrest of a major-college or pro cornerback since last wi
 Sports blotter: "O'Neal drama" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 13, 2006
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D-Back rampage

The great 2006 defensive-back crime rampage continues.
Sports blotter: "And we do mean defensive " edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 14, 2006

The Boston Phoenix J.R. rider bail-hearing incident of the week!

Folks in my line of work — cataloguing weekly the crimes of professional athletes — have a built-in rainy-day strategy.
Plus, deadbeat-daddy jocks and Master P's firearms
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 16, 2006