Coach/Teacher Accused of Falsifying Player Transcripts

No, it’s not on the same scale as the scandal at Penn State, but it’s a related disease. Someone thinks they’re doing the right thing to protect or help a sports program. Who will ever know, and if it helps a kid improve his life, what’s the big deal? In this case, the big deal is that an assistant football coach/math teacher at Forest Hill High School (FL) was charged…

July 26, 2012
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Wanna Bet? You Can Place a Bet on Almost Anything Related to London Olympics

According to a report at Newser.com, you can bet on almost anything at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Sure, you can place a bet on Usain Bolt winning (or losing) the 100 meters and traditional stuff like that, but how about the really strange stuff? And by strange, I mean stuff that the guys in Vegas wouldn’t even think of, much less take a wager on. Wanna bet whether it…

July 25, 2012
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World Cup Referee: Faking Injuries Could Lead to Delay in Treating Players Who Are Actually Hurt

Last month, the owner of a major soccer team suggested that the best way to stop soccer flopping was to penalize the fakers. Now comes word from a World Cup referee who believes that injury fakes could be putting players who are actually hurt on the field at risk. Why? Apparently, game officials like Howard Webb are seeing so much “diving” by pro players that they just expect that they’re…

May 25, 2012
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Con Man Accused of Stealing $8000 From Parents of Young Baseball Players for “Traveling Team”

From our “Special Place in Hell” Dept:  Jeff Halter, 40, came to Hobart, Indiana (near Chicago) with a glowing resume and the promise to build a traveling baseball team of elite local players. Parents of budding ballplayers (mostly 11-year-olds) gladly stepped up and each paid Halter $675 for uniforms, practice time and travel expenses.  Practices started, everything looked good, and then according to police, Halter stopped showing up. According to…

April 26, 2012
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Soccer Boss: Divers Should Face Three Game Ban

So, finally someone in the world of professional football (soccer) has admitted that so-called “divers” (because they dive to the ground clutching a non-injured leg) are damaging the sport and, if caught, they should be banned for three games. Well, duh? It took them this long to see this is a problem? (Watch the video below for some classic dive examples.) At the World Cup two years ago, the diving…

April 16, 2012
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Video: Jalen Rose Calls Out High School Sports Hero Skip Bayless – ESPN

We heard about this last week, but hadn’t seen the video. Here’s more on the story behind the video from TheLostOgle.com A few weeks ago, ESPN talking head and Oklahoma City native Skip Bayless took to Twitter to complain about Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook. The comments were really nothing new or insightful, just the typical “Westbrook’s not a point guard!!!” rhetoric that people say or think or tweet (me…

April 16, 2012
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Video: Kimbo Slice vs. Brian Green Knockout?

Skip ahead to about 3:50 seconds into this video to watch the, uh, “action.” The final round of this fight is almost over, Brian Green seems to be winning easily and suddenly the hype that is Kimbo Slice kicks in (Vegas money?) and he lands two soft uppercuts and–surprise!!–Green is down. We haven’t seen that kind of fake falling since last night’s Champion’s League Soccer Game. And not just down,…

March 27, 2012
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Catholic HS Cheerleading Squad Manager Accused of Embezzling 18K From Girls

D'Andrea Davis
December 16, 2011

It’s been a while since we had a youth sports embezzler on our site. This time it’s the manager for the cheerleading squad at St. Pius High School (NM) who was somehow able to slide $18,000 into her business account before anyone noticed. The real question isn’t how D’Andrea Davis got away with it over the past 10 years (account friends of mine say that oversight of these mini-nonprofit groups…

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World Anti-Doping Agency: Mexican Soccer Players Tested Positive for Steroids Because of “Tainted Meat”

Add “tainted meat” to the list of acceptable excuses for testing positive for steroids. And, it’s even easier to claim that if you come from a country where the government sucks at preventing drugs from being given to the cattle by ranchers . . . like in Mexico. The WADA says it believes the under-17 players on Mexico’s national team (which beat the US by a score of 4-2 last…

October 13, 2011
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NBA Lockout Update: Won’t Anyone Think of the Oddsmakers?

Right now, NBA Commissioner David Stern is only cancelling pre-season games. Who cares, right? To borrow a phrase from former star Allen Iverson, “We’re talking about practice, man. I mean, how silly is that? We’re talking about practice!” But soon, we will be talking about cancelling regular season games (currently scheduled to start on November 1) which could result in a shortened season. Big deal, you say? The NBA seasons…

October 7, 2011
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DeadSpin: Yankee GM Brian Cashman Allegedly Involved in Extra-Marital Affair During 2009 Spring Training

The guys over at DeadSpin are at it again: last year they broke the Brett Favre penis phone picture story. This year it looks like they are topping themselves by making the claim that Yankee GM Brian Cashman was followed down to Spring Training in 2009 by a private investigator hired by the jealous husband of a woman he–allegedly–was having an affair with. And, once again they’ve got PICTURES! This…

September 28, 2011
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As Many as 24 #FresnoState Football Players Implicated in #Welfare Fraud Case

Well, I guess that shows you the difference between Fresno and Miami. In Miami, the football players at The U received cash and hookers. In Fresno they allegedly got free food stamps. Yeah, that sounds about right.  On the plus side, because so many players are involved that will launch Fresno State into the top ten of our Disgusting Dozen college football rankings.

September 12, 2011
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