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Video: Jerry Sandusky Smoking Gun NBC Deleted

On November 15, 2011, NBC’s “Today” aired a video clip from an interview between Bob Costas and Jerry Sandusky. During the interview, Sandusky said to Costas: “I didn’t go around seeking out every young person for sexual needs that I’ve helped. There are many (children) I didn’t have — I hardly had any contact with.” For whatever reason the Sandusky remark, which...
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June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Coach K: Penn St. Treatment of Paterno ‘Horrible’

In a Friday appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, Duke head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski attacked Penn State’s handling of the departure of Joe Paterno as the school’s head football coach shortly after longtime PSU assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested and charged with dozens of crimes related to child sexual abuse on November 5, 2011. While calling...
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn St. President: “Humane” To Hide Child Rape

NBC News reports today that law enforcement authorities have uncovered emails that show Penn State President Graham Spanier, PSU Vice President Gary Schultz and PSU Athletic Director Tim Curley “discussed whether they needed to tell authorities about a 2001 allegation involving a late night encounter between a naked Sandusky and a young boy in the Penn State shower room.” ...
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June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Craig James Defames Leach With Malice

What do call the express lane on The Road to Hell? Real Street. So drastically reduces commute time that Craig James often back home in Malice, Texas, before **** crows twice. Follow Brooks on Twitter or join him on Facebook for real-time updates Share This
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May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Wrong Guy Apologizing For Legitimizing Castro

As much as we despise the murderous Castro brothers regime that’s plunged Cuba into darkness for over a half-century, we couldn’t help but empathize with oft-hyperbolic Ozzie Guillen after his regrettable comments about Fidel Castro in this week’s TIME. (’Laughing’ Angelos: Cubans escaping mass murderer “would’ve marred trip”) You see, Guillen was merely toeing the...
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April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Boxscores Never Lie, Tweet Absurd Exaggerations

Earlier today Oklahoma-based website TheLostOgle.com reported on a recent Tweet by Skip Bayless in which the ESPN personality cited his own high school basketball career while making a point about star NBA guard Russell Westbrook. In a Tweet dated March 31, 2012, Bayless reported to his hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitter.com, “I started for high school team that lost...
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April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Sandusky, Boy Shower: ‘Another Coach Present’

In 1998 Penn State police discovered that current Nittany Lions football coach Jerry Sandusky had been showering with unrelated prepubescent boys in the school football team locker room. (Who was the Penn State coach “present” while Sandusky, child showered?) On May 19, 1998, Sandusky admitted to bear-hugging an 11-year-old boy while both were naked in the Penn State football...
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March 25, 2012  |  Discuss
WARNING SIGN

1998 report called Jerry Sandusky a 'likely pedophile'

A licensed psychologist who analyzed Jerry Sandusky in 1998 called him a "likely pedophile." That should have been a warning sign.

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March 24, 2012  |  1 Comment

Has Proof Of Sandusky Case Coverup Emerged?

On May 13, 1998, and May 19, 1998, Penn State University police detective Ronald Schreffler eavesdropped on conversations Jerry Sandusky had with the mother of a boy later identified as “Victim 6″ in a 2011 grand jury presentment alleging 40 criminal counts of child sexual abuse against eight victims by the former Penn State football coach. (The alleged victim count has since...
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March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

First Proof Of Sandusky Case Coverup Emerges

On May 13, 1998, and May 19, 1998, Penn State University police detective Ronald Schreffler eavesdropped on conversations Jerry Sandusky had with the mother of a boy later identified as “Victim 6″ in a 2011 grand jury presentment alleging 40 criminal counts of child sexual abuse against eight victims by the former Penn State football coach. (The alleged victim count has since...
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March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Feds ‘Anticipate Substantial Claim’ Against Donnan

The same United States Securities and Exchange Commission has officially announced it is investigating former Georgia head football coach Jim Donnan for “alleged violations of federal securities fraud.” (Feds recently make official what had long been suspected) In a recent court filing in objection to Donnan’s personal bankruptcy court plan to reorganize his family estate...
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March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

The Genius of C-Span (and a Boozy Chris Berman)

Today SbB salutes a true pioneer in television history. A man who over three decades ago changed our everyday lives because he was unafraid to take a chance on what - at least at the time - was far from a sure thing. A trailblazer who has entertained us with an on-air style so unique that it’s as unmistakable to Americans as baseball and apple pie. We’re talking, of course,...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Baseball’s ‘Pon Stars’ Blow Last Money Shot

Any chance of Fred Wilpon maintaining ownership of the Mets likely ended this week thanks to a U.S district court judge named Jed Rakoff. (Opening Day: Mets Fans No Longer Pay To Watch “Pon Stars”) On the eve of a federal court proceeding to determine if the Mets owe up to $383 million to the victims of the $50 billion Bernie Madoff Ponzi, and with Wilpon and the Mets already...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Discrimination Case Outs Unsettling Colts Conduct

When it was initially filed in federal court last year, the racial/ethnic orgin discrimination lawsuit brought by ex-Indianapolis Colts cheerleader Malori Wampler against the NFL franchise seemed dubious. (Colts “Moral Standards” Apply To Indonesian Wampler, Not Caucasian Collier?) Then Colts Cheerleading Coordinator Theresa Pottratz participated in a sworn deposition last...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Williams Audio: ‘Kill The Head The Body Will Die’

On Jan. 26, 2010, New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who has since admitted to administering a bounty program within the New Orleans Saints defense, appeared on Nashville’s 3 Hour Lunch radio show on 104.5 The Zone to discuss the upcoming Super Bowl between the Saints and the Indianapolis Colts while extolling the finer points of his coaching philsophy. ...
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March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Wilpon Tried To Keep Madoff Investments Secret

Monday a federal court judge in New York ruled that Sterling Partners, the company that owns and operates the New York Mets and SNY under the direct auspicies of the Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz families, must pay $83 million to the Ponzi victims of Bernie Madoff. The judge also reaffirmed a March 19, 2012 trial date to determine if the Wilpon and Katz families - and the Mets - owe...
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March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Fred Wilpon’s Letter To Madoff On Mets Letterhead

The parent company of the New York Mets, Sterling Partners, is currently subject to a lawsuit filed in federal court by the court-appointed trustee representing the countless victims of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. The managing partner of the Mets, Fred Wilpon, is one of the first two defendants named in the “clawback” lawsuit, which seeks $386 million in restitution amid...
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March 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Sterling Solicited Prostitute’s Personnel Opinions

In support of its landmark 2009 discrimination case against current NBA team owner Donald Sterling, the U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) submitted to federal court a sworn statement by Alexandra Castro. (Sterling ‘consulted’ same woman he called a ‘prostitute’ on team personnel)  Castro, who was a past acquaintance of the NBA owner, included this characterization of her relationship...
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March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

UCLA Confirms SI Exposé on Player Drug Use

Early Tuesday SbB reported on Twitter that SPORTS ILLUSTRATED planned to publish a story detailing drug use within the UCLA basketball program. The investigative piece, which SbB has been told recounts marijuana usage by at least three then-current players who have since departed the program, was addressed by UCLA basketball coach Ben Howland at his weekly press conference in...
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February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn St. TV: Sandusky’s Touching Tribute To Kids

On May 24, 2006, Jerry Sandusky appeared on Penn State Public Broadcasting’s WPSU-TV to talk about the children’s charity he founded in 1977 called The Second Mile. (2006 PSU video: “touching more and more kids” is “bottom line”) During a 15-minute interview on WPSU’s Pennsylvania Inside and Out program Sandusky updated the programs and scope of the charity that led...
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February 27, 2012  |  Discuss
CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES

Craig James won't be back on ESPN?

The internet's prayers may have been answered, as it looks like ESPN will be Craig James-free for the foreseeable future.

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February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

HBO Caves To Mayweather, Will Muzzle Merchant

HBO PPV provided the public with boxing’s most memorable showdown in 2011, televising a Sept. 17, 2011, ring exchange that somehow generated hundreds of millions of web video views despite the limited distribution of pay-per-view. (HBO Allowing Mayweather to Censor Merchant, Lamps? Keep Reading)  Six days ago, new HBO President Ken Hershman proudly announced an HBO PPV fight...
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Gillispie to Donnan: Gimme Back My $1,913,167.00

Last August SbB reported that a West Virginia-based company, Global Liquidation Center Ltd. (GLC), had accused former Georgia and Marshall head football coach Jim Donnan of running a Ponzi scheme that eventually bankrupted the company. (Donnan to BCG: Pound Sand) The civil action filed by GLC in a federal bankruptcy court last year was the first in what’s turned out to be a race...
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February 21, 2012  |  Discuss

How Craig James Faked His Son’s Football Career

On October 14, 2004, David Hinojosa of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS reported a story that was headlined, “Adam James is ready to be known as his own type of player.” (Portrait of Denial) The story’s accompanying photo featured Adam James and his dad, ESPN announcer Craig James. In the shot, father James can be seen just over his son’s left shoulder. While the headline suggested...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Craig James Expected Leach Fired AND Apology

While sitting in an unlocked media room adjacent to a Texas Tech practice field on December 19, 2009, Adam James sent his father, ESPN announcer Craig James, a series of text messages. The text messages, sent while practice was underway on a 66-degree day in Lubbock, included the following: Hey, you’re going to like this. Leach thinks it’s impossible for me to have a concussion...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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