First, Bobby Riggs allegedly threw his tennis match to Billie Jean King. Now we have cheating on the NBA, back in the day. Are any of our childhood memories sacred anymore?
Coked-up Knicks players fixed games as a favor to their drug dealer — who bet big bucks against the anemic New York squad, FBI informants claimed during the 1981-82 season.
The feds probed whether three Knicks, reportedly “heavy users of cocaine,” and their supplier, “one of the largest dealers on the East Coast,” shaved points, according to FBI documents cited in Brian Tuohy’s book, “Larceny Games: Sports Gambling, Game Fixing and the FBI.”
The dealer was a degenerate gambler who usually bet $300 a game, informants told investigators, but in January 1982 he began laying $10,000 wagers on Knicks’ opponents — and winning them.
By March 25, the coke dealer had won six of his seven five-figure bets against the Knicks — while continuing to make his normal $300 wagers on other NBA games.
“Over . . . the last two months, all three [players] have given . . . tips on when to bet the Knicks to lose. This has occurred seven times and six of the tips were good,” according to FBI files citing two unnamed “sources.”
Oh, Samantha Lynne Goudie, you young drunk you! Yes, drinking in college is expected and getting drunk at college football games is a time-honored tradition.
Drunkenly running onto the field during the game? Not so much.
Getting arrested and blowing a 0.341% blood alcohol concentration from jail? Now you’re in pretty rare territory, honey.
Then, happily Tweeting about it and boasting about your “accomplishment?” Just be sure to put it on your resume when you go look for that first job.
A drunk college student arrested for invading the pitch during a game of American football match tweeted about her drunken antics from her police cell. Samantha Lynne Goudie, 22, was found to have a blood alcohol reading of 0.341 – four times the drink drive limit – when she was arrested during the match. She had been watching the clash between Northern Illinois and Iowa at Kinnick Stadium, Iowa, when she leaped over the barrier and tried to run onto the field, according to the police report. Match stewards pounced and handed her over to police who took her to the station and offered her a breathalyzer test. ‘@vodka_samm’: Samantha Goudie, 22, was charged with public intoxication on Saturday after police found her blood to be a third alcohol. Her Twitter handle is @vodka_samm Noting that she appeared ‘unsteady on her feet’, officers could scarcely believe the meter when it flashed a reading more than four times over the 0.08BAC drink driving limit. Her drunken antics would have largely passed unnoticed were it not for the fact that Goudie kept friends and family – and the rest of the world – posted throughout the evening with regular updates on Twitter.
Under the handle @vodka_samm, she began with a tweet from her police cell at 9.33pm, which read: ‘Just went to jail. #yolo’
An hour later she tweeted: ‘Blew a .341 in jail.’
Samantha Lynne Goudie arrest: college student defiant after .341 blood alcohol reading | Mail Online
Either TMZ has gone off the rails on this one or the Kardashian reality TV empire is about to get a major boost in ratings this season.
Anyone wonder what the ratings would be for a live intervention with and NBA player?
Lamar Odom has been deep into crack cocaine for at least 2 years … TMZ has learned. TMZ broke the story … Lamar has gone off the rails with drug use … which is the principal cause of the crisis in his marriage to Khloe Kardashian. As we reported Lamar went to a rehab facility a year ago this month and stayed for 3 weeks before bailing — and we’re told the problem was crack. Sources say Lamar’s crack use was extreme before he went to rehab, but he cleaned up his act during the basketball season that just ended. Sources say shortly after he hung up his jersey, he started again with a bang. As we reported … Khloe threw Lamar out of the house a few days ago after he rejected an attempt at an intervention.
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I thought the “Steroid Era” was over and that major league baseball players had learned their lessons?
Apparently not as the first domino–in what is likely to be a long sequence of players–has fallen and there will likely be many more to come.
Up to the plate first, former MVP Ryan Braun of the Brewers. Who’s on deck?
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has been suspended without pay for the rest of the season, a 65-game ban announced Monday by Major League Baseball in what appears to be the first salvo in the league’s fight against players allegedly tied to the Biogenesis lab. The announcement from commissioner Bud Selig said the suspension was for violations of the basic agreement and its joint drug prevention and treatment program and is effective immediately. “As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect,” Braun said in a statement released by MLB that did not specifically mention Biogenesis. “I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions.”
Brewers’ Ryan Braun suspended for rest of season
Matt Russell mug shot
Congratulations to Denver Broncos Director of Player Personnel Matt Russell! After his arrest for DUI this week, we found out he blew an incredible blood alcohol concentration of .246%, more than three times the legal limit. That lands him in the Top Twenty of the World Famous BadJocks BAC Rankings. Which, of course, is quite an honor these days.
As to Russell’s claim that he only had “two green drinks”: to get a BAC that high with that few drinks, he’d have to weigh about 25 lbs. Possible, but not likely Matt.
Thanks to reader Trippy for the tip!
Here’s more from NBC Sports:
Russell allegedly crashed into the rear of a patrol car at an estimated speed of 40 miles per hour. The officer had pulled over to allow Russell’s Toyota Tundra pickup truck to pass, so that the officer could then pull Russell’s vehicle over. The officer suffered a cut on his arm, as well as neck and back pain.
According to the officer’s report, Russell “had no recollection of the accident,” and Russell told the officer that he had consumed “two green drinks.” A half-empty fifth of peppermint schnapps was retrieved from the truck.
First, the good news.
Because Wisconsin is such an “understanding” state, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo will not be going to jail for his first DUI arrest. In Badger state, it’s only a citation not a felony or even a misdemeanor charge.
The bad news? Even though he blew on impressive 0.22% BAC (nearly three times the legal limit) it’s still not enough to crack the Top Twenty of the World Famous BadJocks BAC Rankings.
Nice try though.
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo was arrested and charged with drunken driving Tuesday after authorities say he was traveling on a city highway near Miller Park with a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit. Gallardo Deputies responded about 2 a.m. to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver, Milwaukee County sheriff’s spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin said. She said a caller reported seeing a driver repeatedly swerving between lanes, and deputies spotted Gallardo driving alone at 40 mph in a 55-mph zone. “He was very cooperative,” McLaughlin said. “He said he had a couple of beers.” The arrest report says Gallardo had red glassy eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol, and that he failed field-sobriety tests. Authorities say a breath test revealed a blood-alcohol level of 0.22, nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08, and the reading was matched by a second breath test following his arrest.
Yovani Gallardo of Milwaukee Brewers arrested on DUI charge – ESPN