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Phillip Merling: Oh, baby

This week's foul NFL news emanates from down South, where Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Phillip Merling was busted for assaulting his pregnant girlfriend.  
A Dolphin gets flagged for illegal hands to face; plus, Zach Randolph resurfaces
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 04, 2010
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Patriots daze

Ever heard of Eric Naposki? Probably not. He played linebacker for the Patriots in the late 1980s.
The ugly legacy of the late-'80s Pats gets even uglier
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 29, 2009
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Skell of the year 2008

Man, this was a tough one.
Four out of five dentists recommend Plaxico as 2008’s worst sports criminal
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 23, 2008
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Skell of the year

Much less funny than usual, was 2007.
Sports crime: 2007 in review
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 18, 2007
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Making it rain

The hardest-working man in sports these days has to be Worrick Robinson, lawyer for the 23 year-old wunderkind of sports jurisprudence, Adam “Pacman” Jones.
Sports blotter: "Contrary to the slogan, what happens in Vegas definitely does not stay in Vegas" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  February 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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The new system

Dontrelle Williams jumps out to an early lead in the race for newly-minted Annual Crime Champion award.
Sports Blotter: 2007 yearbook edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 27, 2006