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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N. Korea Women Banned from 2015 World Cup #Soccer for Illegal Doping with . . . Deer Gland?

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August 28, 2011

You really don’t need much more than that headline, do you? On the other hand, the North Korean soccer officials do get first prize for the most original excuse for getting caught juicing: They claim they were treating the five now banned players with “traditional therapy” after they were “struck by lightning at a pre-tournament training camp.”

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#Miami Internal Investigation: 8 Football Players, Including QB #JacoryHarris Believed to Have Committed #NCAA Violations

Sources are saying those eight players have been declared ineligible, but could still play for the Hurricanes this season. How? The NCAA can start the reinstatement process almost immediately (think how fast they moved on Auburn’s Cam Newton last season) and could mean players will only have to sit out a game or two . . . or maybe the entire season. Who knows?

August 26, 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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#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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#SportsByBrooks.com: Alabama Booster Scandal Deepens — Where is the #NCAA or SEC?

Brooks has gone WAY deeper on this one than we could ever hope to get, but if you visit his website, the trail of evidence linking current and past players with a suit-store owning booster who displayed signed ‘Bama memorabilia in his store sure makes you wonder why this isn’t getting more national press.  Is it enough to have coaches and the university claim that nothing improper happened. Isn’t that…

August 16, 2011
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Jailed University of #Miami Booster Claims He Gave Cash, Prizes to 72 #Hurricane Players Since 2002

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August 16, 2011

You have to give credit to #YahooSports for breaking a big story AGAIN! The question now: will the NCAA be able to take action against players who are already in the NFL? How do you punish one of the most corrupt programs in college football history? Will we see the “death penalty” handed out for only the second time in NCAA history? (At right, the University of Miami logo, where…

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