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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
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
Looking for Mr. Dunbar
Will Dunbar split town without saying goodbye, and now he's facing a pair of felonies.
The Justin Miller award race heats up. Plus, tough times in Fayetteville.
| March 18, 2009
Return of the big fatty
It's nice to know that Michael Phelps isn't the only prominent athlete getting the shaft lately for sparking up.
The sumos get stoned . . . again. Plus, an early leader in the 2009 Justin Miller-Award race.
| February 11, 2009
Return of the U
Remember the days when the University of Miami dominated college football?
Sports blotter: "Plant City, indeed" edition
| July 30, 2008
A different sort of horse
Remember former Celtic Chris Herren?
Sports blotter: "The opposite of 'Celtic Pride' " edition
| June 11, 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
| April 23, 2008
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
| March 19, 2008
Skell of the year
Much less funny than usual, was 2007.
Sports crime: 2007 in review
| December 18, 2007
Can't drive 55
This past week, we snared an early candidate for the next Justin Miller Award, given to the athlete who most bollockses up his professional-draft status with an avoidable pre-draft arrest.
Sports blotter: "Sammy Hagar" edition
| December 12, 2007
Do mess with Texas
The Houston Texans are like the soy cheese of the sporting world.
Sports blotter: "Houston has a problem" edition
| December 05, 2007
This Barry Bonds thing is going to be a big story, no doubt, but trust me: even bigger news is probably coming.
Sports blotter: "Barry's indictment" edition
| November 19, 2007
Tough week for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where two football players were busted within a span of three days.
Sports blotter: "All offensive linemen" edition
| November 14, 2007
We’ve had some real winners light up the crime blotter this year.
Sports blotter: "Genius of the year" edition
| November 07, 2007
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
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
Surely you can't be serious
Early nomination for collegiate crime-dweeb of the year goes to Fresno State defensive lineman Jason Shirley.
Sports blotter: "Don't call me Shirley!" edition
| October 17, 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
Remember Willie Williams?
Sports blotter: "Never fade away" edition
| October 03, 2007
Free the Juice
As you surely have heard by now, O.J. Simpson is up to his old tricks again.
Sports blotter: "Return of Orenthal James" edition
| September 26, 2007
The Texas Longhorns have been a real gift to the sports-crime-reporting industry of late.
Sports blotter: "Horns hooked" edition
| September 19, 2007
Tough, tough summer for the Houston Rockets, arrest-wise.
Sports blotter: "Houston hydroponics" edition
| September 14, 2007
Let’s play a game — it’s called “Celebrity Take-the-Hint.”
Sports blotter: "NBA Street" edition
| September 05, 2007
Zzzzzzz . . .
We get one of these about once a year, the jock-asleep-in-car-with-engine-running story.
Sports blotter: "Sawing wood" edition
| August 29, 2007
No one knows what got into Offerman — he’d never been arrested before.
Sports blotter: "Somewhere, Izzy Alcantara smiled" edition
| August 22, 2007
Question: what do you do when your team decides to offer you, a mere 20 year old, $12.5 million over five years?
Sports blotter: "Puts up a brick!" edition
| August 08, 2007
Add another one to the list.
Sports blotter: "More tasing" edition
| August 01, 2007
One wonders, at times, if there is some kind of Norse God of sports crime.
Sports blotter: "T-High" edition
| July 25, 2007
Squish the fish
Hey New England, can I get a “Sucks to be you, you got a DWI, you LOSER!”
Sports blotter: "Dolphin crime" edition
| July 18, 2007
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