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Fall guys

No shortage of sports-crime activity this week — in fact, it's been an extremely busy time, so much so that it's worth a bullet-point to get to some of the developments in brief.
As summer winds down, sports crime picks back up
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 04, 2009
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Blue Hawaiian

Remember Timmy Chang? You do if you're a college-football junkie — he was the quarterback for June Jones's University of Hawaii team, and ended his career as the NCAA's all-time leading passer.
Timmy Chang gets flagged for intentional grounding. Plus, a stabbing story and Bruce Smith's bad knees.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 17, 2009
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Whiz kids

The Sports Genius of the Week Award is actually going to be shared by a pair of now-former New Orleans Saints fringe-roster players, wide receiver Biren Ealy and tight end Kolomona Kapanui.
Two Saints get caught sinning. Plus, swirling down the post-NFL drug-addiction drain.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 15, 2009
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Just like old times

Well, it's been a few months, so it's about time to check in on our old pal Todd Marinovich.
Two sports-crime all stars get busted again. Plus, another Bengal drops the ball.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 17, 2009
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Meggett takes an early lead

When football scouts describe running backs, they like to talk about a back's "shake": his ability to make tacklers miss in the hole.
Sad sack
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 21, 2009
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Blount's blunts

Let’s just say it’s been a while since we’ve seen a pound-worthy entry to the annals of pot busts, as we did this week.
Sports blotter: "Gone to pot" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 17, 2008


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Hello, old friend

There was a recent arrest of a onetime member of the Patriots defensive backfield — old friend Lawyer Milloy.
Sports blotter: "Past Pats" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 25, 2008
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Lemon laws

The University of Georgia Bulldogs football team has a fun fall to look forward to.
Sports blotter: "Go Dawgs" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 09, 2008
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Fallen eagle

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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 30, 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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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


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Rocket science

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

Strangely — and who knows why this is — there are fewer in-season arrests in baseball than in either football or basketball.
Sports blotter: "Once bitten" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 09, 2007
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Dr. Probert

A lot of strange incidents involving minor-league baseball have colored the “Briefs” sections of national sports coverage this year.
Sports Blotter: Lexicography Edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 13, 2006
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Milwaukee's best

The recent police interview of Latrell Sprewell in connection with charges that he spontaneously choked a woman while engaging in consensual sex with her on his boat poses a serious challenge to the comics of the sports-journalism world.
Sports blotter: Crime spree edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 06, 2006


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Crimson pride

The last pre-training-camp days of summer are always a bad time for collegiate and pro-football arrests.
Sports blotter: Harvard football edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 19, 2006
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Sports blotter: June 2, 2006

In what may be the highest-pro?le Crips murder case since the Snoop Dogg “Murder Was the Case” incident, a Los Angeles high-school football star on his way to a full ride at Oregon was implicated last week in an investigation that reads like a Sociology
Copycat run-ins with Gilbert Arenas and Amare's mom
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 31, 2006