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Scammer solstice

Football meets fraud in Georgia. Plus, Wazzu wackiness, and Tim Donaghy gets busted up.
It's summertime, and the scammin' is easy. What else can explain the recent appearance of a former NFL player in court to face 22 counts of . . . wait for it . . . mortgage fraud!
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 17, 2009

Do mess with Texas

Sports blotter: "Houston has a problem" edition
The Houston Texans are like the soy cheese of the sporting world.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 05, 2007

Bonds away

Sports blotter: "Barry's indictment" edition
This Barry Bonds thing is going to be a big story, no doubt, but trust me: even bigger news is probably coming.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 19, 2007

Willie returns

Sports blotter: "Never fade away" edition
Remember Willie Williams?
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 03, 2007

Zzzzzzz . . .

Sports blotter: "Sawing wood" edition
We get one of these about once a year, the jock-asleep-in-car-with-engine-running story.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 29, 2007

Squish the fish

Sports blotter: "Dolphin crime" edition
Hey New England, can I get a “Sucks to be you, you got a DWI, you LOSER!”
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 18, 2007

Good Shaq, bad Shaq

Is O’Neal’s fat-camp show kind or cruel?
Say this for Miami Heat center Shaquille O’Neal: in Shaq’s Big Challenge , signs abound that his intentions are good.
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 10, 2007

Texas trouble

Sports blotter: "When's he going to talk about Michael Vick?" edition
Some college-football positions just seem to be cursed, arrest-wise.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 06, 2007

The curly-haried boyfriend

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

Triple double

Sports blotter: Incriminating phone evidence edition
Several big-time D-1 sports schools have found themselves enmeshed in complex multi-arrest imbroglios this week.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 18, 2007

Balloon wars

Sports blotter: "Glory of Love" edition
A wonderful, uplifting story is coming out of Utah.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 11, 2007

The new U

Sports blotter: Buckeye edition
Slowly, imperceptibly, the cumulative arrest record of current and former Ohio State University Buckeye football players is approaching the status of great football crime families, nearing the Olympus where live giants like Miami and Florida State.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 01, 2006

More taser madness

Sports Blotter: CFL edition
Please don't ignore CFL players who get tasered.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 04, 2006

Dr. Probert

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

Nothing's shocking

Sports blotter: "Set tasers to 'stun' " edition
There must be some kind of secret scavenger hunt going on among pro athletes that requires participants to attach their names to Tasers or stun guns in the headlines of USA Today .
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 08, 2006

Super Blot

Sports crime does the Super Bowl
With all due respect to Isaiah (J.R.) Rider — the NBA’s all-time arrest leader who solidified his first-ballot Sports Crime Hall of Fame status last week with a decisive post-retirement kidnapping bust — there really is no news in sports this week that doesn’t involve the Super Bowl.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  February 02, 2006

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