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Riot squads

On the morning that the Celtics and the Lakers readied for Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals, framing one of the most storied and intense rivalries in pro sports, the police departments of Boston and Los Angeles geared up for the worst.
While Boston chilled, LA burned. What makes fans in some cities go wild — win or lose?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 25, 2010

Rube awakening

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.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 04, 2009

Celtic crossed

It was nice knowing ya, Gabe Pruitt.
If a certifiable crazy man is signed to your position, here is what you don't do: act weirder than him
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 04, 2009

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

Skell of the year

Much less funny than usual, was 2007.
Sports crime: 2007 in review
By MATT TAIBBI  |  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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 05, 2007

Bob's your uncle

When was the last time England was relevant at all in the sporting world?
Sports blotter: "Across the pond" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 28, 2007

Bonds away

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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 19, 2007

Tennessee two-step

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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 14, 2007

Pure idiocy

We’ve had some real winners light up the crime blotter this year.
Sports blotter: "Genius of the year" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 31, 2007

Off point

Lots of class being shown this year by New York–area point guards.
Sports blotter: "Celtics fans still hate this guy" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 17, 2007

Brown out

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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 10, 2007

Willie returns

Remember Willie Williams?
Sports blotter: "Never fade away" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 26, 2007

Texas two-step

The Texas Longhorns have been a real gift to the sports-crime-reporting industry of late.
Sports blotter: "Horns hooked" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 19, 2007

Rocket science

Tough, tough summer for the Houston Rockets, arrest-wise.
Sports blotter: "Houston hydroponics" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 14, 2007

And one

Let’s play a game — it’s called “Celebrity Take-the-Hint.”
Sports blotter: "NBA Street" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 29, 2007


Duck season

No one knows what got into Offerman — he’d never been arrested before.
Sports blotter: "Somewhere, Izzy Alcantara smiled" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 22, 2007

Pugilism sound

It’s been a while since we heard much from the Washington Huskies.
Sports blotter: "Trouble in Washington" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 15, 2007

True Wizardry

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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 08, 2007

Fish fry

Add another one to the list.
Sports blotter: "More tasing" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 01, 2007

Too high

One wonders, at times, if there is some kind of Norse God of sports crime.
Sports blotter: "T-High" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 18, 2007

Tiger traps

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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 11, 2007

Crack makes a comeback

It’s been so long, it’s hard not to feel nostalgic.
Sports blotter: "Remembering the heyday of Lawrence Taylor and Darryl Strawberry" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 03, 2007

Groundhog Day

It’s actually getting boring.
Sports blotter: "Running out of ways to make fun of the Bengals" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 27, 2007