#Mississippi QB Randall Mackey Arrested for Bar Fight, Won’t Start Opener

Well, the starting quarterback competition at Mississippi has been resolved, but it wasn’t on the field. The Rebel’s junior QB Randall Mackey’s arrest for disorderly conduct after a fight at a downtown Oxford bar early Tuesday morning. In his place, Coach Houston “Don’t Call Me Salty” Nutt will start an old tackling dummy against BYU. What is it with the SEC and bar brawls this season?

August 23, 2011
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Private Academy Accuses Players of #Hazing During “Spiritual Emphasis Retreat”

Well, that’s a new one. Usually football players are hazed at summer camps or in the locker room after practice. But the players at  Davidson Academy in Tennessee have set a new standard by allegedly hazing younger players during something the school described as a “spiritual emphasis retreat”.  No details on exactly what happened, but we’re sure the victims don’t feel like “turning the other cheek” these days. And with…

August 23, 2011
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Reports: #LSU Football Players Will or Won’t Meet With Cops Today About Bar #Brawl

Depending on which story you read this morning, the four LSU football players allegedly involved in a nasty bar brawl in Baton Rouge either will or won’t meet with cops today to discuss what happens. In one report, a spokesman for the police department says the meeting will happen today, while another report quotes their recently-hired lawyer, Nathan Fisher, as saying he hasn’t heard they will meet today and that…

August 23, 2011
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Painful Soccer Video: Coach Tries to Gouge Rivals Eye Out During Brawl – Jose #Mourinho, Tito #Vilanova

Don’t know who either of these guys are, and neither do we really care. What’s obvious is that Mr. Jose Mourinho (black shirt) obviously does not like Mr. Vilanova because he walks over with great determination while everyone else is watching a brawl between the players, just to stick a thumb in the other guy’s eye. Later though, he claims not to know Vilanova. What? Details from the bizarre YouTube…

August 22, 2011
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Video: Violence Mars #49ers v. Raiders Games

There’s no love lost between Oakland Raider and San Francisco 49ers fans: that much was obvious after a pre-season game Saturday night when not one but two people were shot and a third was beaten severely in a restroom . . . apparently for wearing an anti-49ers T-shirt. Below is a video from a brawl that took place in the stands unrelated to any of those incidents. A lot of…

August 22, 2011
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Angry Parent at Youth #Football Game Arrested for . . . Biting Cops?

Parents behaving badly at their kid’s sporting events is nothing new. A parent running onto the field to protest a bad call is also quite common. Being asked to leave the field by the commissioner of the league? It happens. Refusing to leave the field AND biting two cops who try to arrest you? That honor alone belongs to DeJuan “You Can’t Arrest Me!” Wells, 28, of Indianapolis who rushed…

August 22, 2011
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Report: #LSU’s Starting QB Jordan Jefferson Kicked Someone in Head During Bar Fight

The 2011 football season just got more interesting for the Louisiana State University Tigers: there are TV reports out there that starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson was not only involved in a large bar fight in Baton Rouge early Friday morning, but according to witnesses kicked one of the victims in the head. Well, at least he didn’t do something that could damage his throwing hand. Also likely to face charges…

August 22, 2011
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Painful Sports Video: Georgetown Hoyas Brawl With Chinese B-Ball Team

From the YouTube description of the “action” We’ve seen NBA players like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James get hero’s welcomes in China. Not so much for John Thompson III and Georgetown.  Thompson had this to say: “Tonight, two great teams played a very competitive game that unfortunately ended after heated exchanges with both teams. We sincerely regret that this situation occurred. “We remain grateful for the opportunity our student-athletes are…

August 19, 2011
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SI Column: Fix “Miami” Problem by Putting Compliance Officers Under NCAA Control

Right now, each university has an NCAA regs compliance officer that reports to the school. You can sorta see why they might have a conflict of interest if they find something bad is going on. But what if those compliance officers actually worked for the NCAA? That’s the recommendation of Josh Luchs, a former agent who admitted paying college players. And while we’re at it, a suggestion we came up…

August 19, 2011
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School Creates “Spirit Squad” After HS #Cheerleaders Claim They’re Too Busy to Come to Games

There was a time when high school cheerleaders had one job, and one job only: stand at the sidelines during football and basketball games and cheer. Then competitive cheerleading came along and the girls (and sometimes guys) had to spend more time on their “routines” for competition. Now, apparently, at some schools preparing for those competitive cheerleading events has gotten so time-consuming that the squads can’t–or won’t–be around for the…

August 18, 2011
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#Miami Scandal Update: Lawyer for Ponzi Scheme Victims Wants Players to Pay Money Back!

Oops! Past and present members of the Miami Hurricanes’ football and basketball teams may want to check their bank accounts. According to a lawyer for the victims of Nevin Shapiro’s Ponzi scheme is now saying that those athletes who received proceeds of his ill gotten gains should be paying it back.  When he heard about the request, one of the players who received a free prostitute from Shapiro asked if…

August 18, 2011
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