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Bust busted

Bring up the topic of biggest NFL draft busts of all time and most people come up with the same short list of notorious names, all of them quarterbacks.
Keith McCants mccan't stay out of trouble; plus, another Clockwork Orange homage
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 11, 2010
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Amazing grace

The morning after I get back from the 41st annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, an oil executive is on the radio: “We’re throwing everything we have at it.” Meaning the exploded BP-leased well in the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles off the coast of
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival carries on
By JON GARELICK  |  May 07, 2010
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Mirror, mirror

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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 30, 2010
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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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 09, 2010
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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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 02, 2010
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Strange tales

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.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 01, 2009


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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.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 18, 2009
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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.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  February 11, 2009
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Husker don't

Details right now are still sketchy, but Thunder Collins, a former University of Nebraska running back who was once considered a sure-fire NFL star, has been charged with murder.  
Sports blotter: "Next Lawrence Phillips" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 02, 2008
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Return of the U

Remember the days when the University of Miami dominated college football?
Sports blotter: "Plant City, indeed" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 30, 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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 23, 2008


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Hands of stone

Graham and Sauerbrun join a surprisingly long list of former Patriots who have been arrested in recent times.
Sports blotter: "Ex-Patriot" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 16, 2008
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Wipe the slate clean

The next year in sports crime is here.
Sports crime 2008
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 02, 2008
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Not-so-instant karma

No matter what happens over their next two games, the Patriots will not have gone undefeated in 2007.
After decades of curses and calamities, Boston’s sports fortunes are at an unprecedented high. So can we stop the whining?
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 19, 2007
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Pigskin passion

Eisen has a dream job, and he’ll be the first to tell you so.
Rich Eisen hands over his press pass
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 11, 2007
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Minnesota dreaming

If you're a die-hard sports fan, you’ve undoubtedly had moments where you view your obsession from the outside, like an anthropologist watching a painful circumcision ritual for the first time.
As a steady stream of Twin Cities sports superstars relocates to Boston, a hoops-crazy reporter asks himself: What price fandom?
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 20, 2007


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Goodell-y two-shoes

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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 23, 2007
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The curly-haried boyfriend

This is the third or fourth time I’ve seen this guy’s name attached to an arrest of a high-profile athlete.
Sports blotter: "Knight of the keyboard" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 02, 2007
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Wigging out

Git yer Mel Kiper Jr. wigs out; it’s time again for the NFL draft.
Sports blotter: "Special NFL Draft edition"
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 25, 2007
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Countdown to draft day

It’s a dramatic race against time in the American penal system and the NFL draft.
Sports blotter: "NFL spies" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 28, 2007
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Chisley and his chisel

One of America’s longest-running sports-crime suspense stories may come to a close this week, as police are expected to arrest former Penn State defensive end LaVon Chisley in connection with the stabbing death of PSU senior Langston Carraway.
Sports blotter: "Penn State murder" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 17, 2007


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Punch the clock

This is not a Madden title, and neither does it pretend to be.
Coach   makes you work for it
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 11, 2006
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Pre-NFL Draft arrest watch

Get ready, Phoenix readers, for the dad-gum funnest week of the sports-crime year!
Updating the big board
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 12, 2006