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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
Charges against former UMass student to be dropped
A Mattapan man's 28-month legal ordeal ended in a Northampton courtroom last week, as the Northwestern District Attorney's office agreed to drop all charges against him pending an additional two months of incident-free pre-trial probation.
Justice Is Served Dept.
JEREMY C. FOX
| June 11, 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
UMass racial-confrontation case may finally come to a close
A racial incident that rocked Western Massachusetts two years ago may finally be laid to rest this week, as a black former UMass Amherst student charged with aggravated assault returns to court, apparently having reached an agreement with the Northwester
Is justice being served?
JEREMY C. FOX
| April 02, 2010
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
Cheesy and crackers
There is no place hotter in the media lately than South Carolina, "The Cracker State," whose logo is still essentially the Confederate flag.
Too much southern exposure. Plus, a rant — unpamper those kids!
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 18, 2009
Elvis Perkins | Elvis Perkins in Dearland
Elvis Perkins is the third Elvis on my iPod, and he's also the least controversial of the lot: he doesn't shake his pelvis or appropriate the unsung musical styles of others, and he certainly hasn't engaged in an epithet-laced bar fight at a Holiday In
| March 03, 2009
Wideouts gone wild
Late February is a heavy-arrest period in American sports, for the simple reason that the college-football season is over, spring practices have not yet begun, and they have not yet deployed armed alcohol-sniffing police robots on college campuses arou
Lock the liquor cabinet and hide the keys — it's that time of year again
| February 18, 2009
Absolutely nothing is funny about the Lawrence Phillips case, so let’s not even go there — there isn’t a single laugh to be found in this past week’s news that the onetime Next Jim Brown was sentenced to 10 years in Cali.
Sports blotter: "End of an era" edition
| October 16, 2008
Murder by numbers
Murder isn’t a common occurrence in Maine. You knew that, but let me remind you just how uncommon. In 2006, just 21 murders in a state of around 1.3 million people.
| September 17, 2008
Festival casualties ’08!
A young man died of meningitis, which doctors believe he contracted by sharing joints with contagious hippies at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival.
A grim reminder that rock can still maim you
| July 21, 2008
“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?
| July 02, 2008
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
| April 30, 2008
We can be heroes
Until now, the only way to use your ovaries to combat domestic violence was to yank ’em out, throw ’em in a sack, and use them to wallop an assailant.
Courage vs. abuse
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| April 02, 2008
An identity crisis
On stage there’s nothing like a bad boy, mugging brazenly like Mick Jagger or hurtling toward comeuppance like a medieval morality play sinner.
Brown tackles Ibsen’s knotty Peer Gynt
| March 12, 2008
Once upon a time, the washed-up hulking athlete didn’t have very many employment opportunities.
Sports blotter: "Real-life Rocky" edition
| February 13, 2008
We're not going to talk about it
We start off this week with a crime that occurred some place other than Arizona, a/k/a the place we do not mention, where the sports tragedy that did not happen did not take place.
Sports blotter: "Super Bowl? What Super Bowl?" edition
| February 06, 2008
Keep on truckin'
No messing around with those long-ass crime-story write-ups this week.
Sports blotter: "A busy week" edition
| January 30, 2008
The Bucket List
Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman do a lot of mugging in Rob Reiner’s new comedy.
Doesn't kick it soon enough
| January 09, 2008
A leafy, green substance
Just when you thought the “supernaturally large quantity of marijuana” sports bust was a thing of the past.
Sports blotter: "Copious amounts of pot" edition
| October 31, 2007
Silver spokes of justice
This past Wednesday, Lee Peters spotted a man and a woman attempting to steal his bike near the Christian Science Plaza.
Cyclist foils heist
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| September 26, 2007
No one knows what got into Offerman — he’d never been arrested before.
Sports blotter: "Somewhere, Izzy Alcantara smiled" edition
| August 22, 2007
Baseball players steal bases, basketball players steal basketballs, and that’s all acceptable behavior within the confines of the game.
Sports blotter: "What are they teaching at Clemson?" edition
| July 11, 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
Stay classy, Florida
Class act Elijah Dukes has at least five kids by at least four different women.
Sports blotter: "Blunt text message" edition
| May 30, 2007
In trouble once again this week is former Justin Miller Award winner . . . Justin Miller.
Sports blotter: "Commish got his work cut out for him" edition
| May 23, 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
It has always surprised me that Seattle Seahawk tight end Jerramy Stevens didn’t figure more heavily in the sports-crime industry after he turned pro.
Sports blotter: "A different sort of 'making it rain'" edition
| March 21, 2007
Quaking in their cleats
America’s leading health-fad-and-campaign-dreck news mag named Guilford College, a Quaker school in North Carolina, the “hottest for social conscience” in 2006.
Sports blotter: "Bad timing by Newsweek " edition
| January 31, 2007
Soft on Crime?
Republican gubernatorial candidate Kerry Healey has made much of her Democratic rival Deval Patrick’s efforts to free a Worcester-area rapist from prison, but it turns out that under her administration, few rapists have been jailed to begin with.
Arrest rates for violent crimes have plummeted under the Romney-Healey administration
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| October 18, 2006
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