NY Post: Coked-Up Knicks Shave Points in Games in 1981-82

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…

September 16, 2013
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Sports Illustrated: Oklahoma State Football Players Got Cash, Sex Under Miles/Gundy

You know, in some regards, this story seems like a bombshell. In others, I think many of you watch college sports, see a program make a quick rise in the polls from one season to the next and you always wonder if there’s something going on behind the scenes. I know I do anymore. You want to think it’s a new coach, a new scheme, or a better training facility,…

September 11, 2013
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Former Titan Keith Bulluck Arrested for Robbing Cabbie

On the plus side, Bulluck issued a very nice statement in his defense. Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck was arrested on a felony robbery charge after a cab driver accused him of taking money during an argument in Nashville, Tenn., early Sunday. More on ESPN.com Keith Bulluck’s surprising arrest reinforces the notion that we don’t know these guys as well as we think we do, writes Paul Kuharsky. Blog…

August 25, 2013
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Say What? #ESPN Report Suggests That Bobby Riggs May Have Thrown “Battle of the Sexes” Match Against Billie Jean King

Was the Vegas fix in to cash in on betting AGAINST Riggs in what seemed like a sure thing? Witnesses are coming forward to support that claim. On Thursday night, Sept. 20, 1973, 50 million Americans, fatigued by Vietnam and Watergate, tuned in to see whether a woman could defeat a man on a tennis court. Dubbed “The Battle of the Sexes,” the match pitted Billie Jean King, the 29-year-old…

August 25, 2013
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Nine Men Arrested for Betting $100K on . . . Youth Football?

How bad does your addiction to gambling have to be to cause you to wager money on youth football played by kids not yet in high school? Pretty bad, it would seem, and cops in Broward County (FLA) even have surveillance video showing parents exchanging money in the stands while watching their kids’ play.  And it wasn’t just parents putting money on the games: coaches may also have been involved, making…

November 1, 2012
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Father Threatens to Kill Volleyball Coach, Rape Family After His Daughter is Benched – John Kasik

At BadJocks, we always applaud parents who get involved in their children’s lives and support their athletic efforts. But John Kasik, 61, of suburban Chicago may have gone a bit too far. Just a tad. As we understand it, Kasik has a couple of daughters who play for the girls volleyball team at Lisle High School. At recent match, the coach/Athletic Director Dan Dillard pulled one of his daughters during a game…

October 31, 2012
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UNC Football Player Accused of Plagerized Paper Written by 11-Year-Olds

If you’re going to steal, why not from the best, right? The real question for UNC is whether this is just an isolated incident or a pattern of cheating that Erik Highsmith, an other players, have participated in. Here’s more from the News & Observer: As the spring 2011 semester wound to a close, UNC-Chapel Hill football player Erik Highsmith had nothing to show for the blog students were supposed to…

October 30, 2012
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Treasurer of Cheerleading Club Scammed Out of Nearly $10K by “Boyfriend” in Ghana

Susan Loberto, 50, of Audubon, NJ thought she had met the man of her dreams on the dating website Chemistry.com.  The only problem? She lived in New Jersey and he was stuck in Africa trying to finish a construction project . . . but he couldn’t access his US bank account. Could she help and send him few bucks so he could finish the project and come back to the…

October 22, 2012
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United States Anti-Doping Agency: Lance Armstrong “Bald-Faced Liar”

To say the  USADA has a little evidence that former Tour de France took performing enhancing substances would be a huge understatement. Back this summer when Armstrong failed to respond to the allegations, he and his attorney’s made it sound like the USADA on a fishing expedition and their “investigation” wasn’t even worth their time or effort to react to. And then they stripped Armstrong of his Tour de France wins…

October 11, 2012
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Diplomatic Storm Brews Over Chinese “Girl” Olympian Who Beat Ryan Lochte’s Time

Pardon the pun, but is something fishy going on at the Olympic pool in London? Ye Shiwen is a 16-year-old swimmer for the Peoples Republic of China and won a gold medal this week in 400m individual medley with a time that was better than American Ryan Lochte in the men’s finals. Except, up course. Shiwen is a young woman and she actually swam FASTER the last 50 meters of…

July 31, 2012
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