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Sports Blotter: Dead Duck
The saga of the University of Oregon football team grows sadder and sadder.
Oregon's Masoli finally stalls out; plus, a World Cup ambush, and Florida strikes back
| June 25, 2010
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.
Drunken golf-cart fun at Stanford; plus, an aspiring NHL goon takes his show off the ice
| June 18, 2010
The Lawrence Taylor case is progressing, and as expected, each passing day upchucks new sordid details into the gossip-o-sphere.
LT’s self-abuse defense, a bag job at Notre Dame, and heading back to school in Texas
| May 21, 2010
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.
Clinton Hart has one too many friends; plus, a pack of ’Dawgs starts chasing the Ducks
| May 07, 2010
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
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.
No charges for Roethlisberger, but Big Ben’s reputation might be sacked
| April 23, 2010
The Florida International University football program was rocked recently when running back Kendall Berry was stabbed to death in front of eight witnesses — allegedly by an ex–FIU teammate.
Senseless tragedy at FIU; plus, late-night fun at Marshall and some Oregon fallout
| April 16, 2010
The dumbass chronicles
Right about now, every football fan in America is asking him- or herself the same question: if Shaun Rogers is dumb enough to bring a gun to an airport, what did the guy score on the Wonderlic?
Shaun Rogers flunks out; plus, fun at the clubs with the Pittsburgh Steelers
| April 09, 2010
Number two blues
As we approach NFL draft season, it’s fun to look back at those great draft prospects of yore, the workout warriors and combine heroes who titillated coordinators, coaches, and fans leading up to the big selection day in New York.
Ryan Leaf’s sad story continues; plus, Ronnie Brown driving wild in Atlanta
| April 02, 2010
Well, enough of the funny stuff with the Oregon Ducks’ recent crime wave. This week, we’re back into the world of straight-out, nasty, pointless, idiotic violence, committed by young athletes with everything to lose and only a few bucks to gain.
The fun in Oregon is over, as east-coast athletes go on a kidnapping spree
| March 26, 2010
Like Bob Beamon's long-jump record or Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak, it was once thought that no organized sports team would ever approach the string of arrests racked up by the infamous Portland Jail Blazers club of the early 2000s.
Oregon Football makes the leap and pays the price; plus, taser fun on the Bayou
| March 19, 2010
What the Duck?
The burgeoning crime wave wracking the University of Oregon Ducks football team — reporters out there are calling it the "bird flu" — has now spread in an unexpectedly hilarious direction.
Oregon, again; plus, all the news that's fit to steal, and home invasions at the Citadel
| March 12, 2010
Wow, it sure has been a nasty couple of weeks for the University of Oregon and football coach Chip Kelly.
Oregon football closes in on infamy; plus, a Villanova Wildcat needs litter training
| March 05, 2010
This is the time of year when you start seeing a lot of arrests involving non-draft-eligible college-football players — underclassmen, mainly.
With no one to hit on the field, underclassmen take to the streets
| February 26, 2010
Late last May, a goofy-looking guy named Charles Austin Corn — a student at the University of Tennessee — was shot in South Knoxville in what looked like an attempt to rob his stash. He was unable to communicate with police after the shooting and died fi
It's murder time in Tennessee; Plus, Warren Sapp gets flagged for hands to the face
| February 19, 2010
Bengals and Bulldogs
There hasn't been a whole lot to cheer about in New England Patriots country of late, and I'm not sure that this will fit the bill, but let's try it on for size.
Cincinnati's back on the sports-crime map. Plus, a Georgia alum fills in the blanks.
| February 05, 2010
Bland theft auto
Man, talk about a meme that won't die!
Ex-Patriot Terry Glenn's suburban sprawl. Plus, Charles Rogers needs a nap.
| January 15, 2010
The China syndrome
There was always a little something off about Kirk Snyder, the onetime University of Nevada Wolf Pack star and NBA washout.
Kirk Snyder's strange tale gets stranger. Plus, Texas Lutheran's divine intervention.
| December 18, 2009
Crossing the line
The news from the Dallas-based A.H. Belo Corp., owners of the Dallas Morning News and our own Providence Urinal, hit home hard and quickly last week in Our Little Towne.
Belo Sells out. Plus, talk like a Brit, Chicago Vin acts up, and faithless football.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| December 11, 2009
It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Couldn’t you feel that void, that emptiness resulting from the failure of former LA Clipper and Portland Trail Blazer Ruben Patterson to get arrested for anything at all recently?
A former Jail Blazer returns to action. Plus, hugging it out at Portland State.
| December 04, 2009
Revisiting the greatest Harvard-Yale game
It takes some doing to make Harvard look like an underdog in anything. But Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29 — Kevin Rafferty's 2008 movie (out now on DVD) and new book (released this past month) about the famous football rivalry — does just that.
Crimson Bowl Over Dept.
| November 20, 2009
Crossword: ''Mixed reviews''
From your anagraming film critic
From your anagraming film critic
| October 23, 2009
Catch a falling star
There was a time, not long ago, when two things were true. The first was that the University of Miami was a perennial college-football powerhouse. The second was that Willie Williams was going to be the next big thing among college-football linebackers.
Willie Williams and Charles Rogers prove that "can't miss" prospects sometimes do
| September 25, 2009
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?
| September 11, 2009
North Dakota might not be the first place you think of when it comes to sports crime, but if the players up there maintain their recent pace, we might soon be listing the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux alongside such infamous programs as the
The Fighting Sioux clean out the garage. Plus, quincy carter continues his slide.
| August 07, 2009
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.
| July 17, 2009
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
The clock keeps ticking down toward the inevitable first Tasered-athlete fatality. The fact that it hasn't happened yet is just a statistical anomaly, because two things continue to occur with regularity: major-college and pro jocks keep getting Tasered
A Florida Gator gets chomped. Plus, Memphis, the NCAA, and hypocrisy.
| June 12, 2009
Return of the Criminoles
Nothing warms the heart like the return of the Florida State football team to national criminal prominence.
Florida State's wide-receiving corps goes deep. Plus, a Miami big man and his even bigger truck.
| June 05, 2009
The dirty south
Normally, this is the time of year when a lot of pro football players get arrested — the weeks after the draft and before training camp, when new rookies get their first checks and end up blowing them at fancy nightclubs on eight-balls and escorts be
Florida footballers called for very personal fouls
| May 08, 2009
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