Golfer Phil Mickelson was named today in an insider complaint by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, two years after an investigation was first reported. The SEC alleges that Mickelson profited $931,000 from non-public information after buying and selling stock in the Dean Foods company.
Alabama offensive tackle Cam Robinson and cornerback Hootie Jones were arrested in Louisiana early this morning. Both were charged with marijuana possession, and Robinson was also charged with felony illegal possession of stolen firearms.
The person with the most necessary job in the world, FIFA’s chairman of audit and compliance, has resigned, because FIFA’s top officials on Friday passed a measure that allows them to fire auditing, finance, and ethics officers at will.
Greg Bryant, the 21-year-old former Notre Dame running back working toward a comeback with the UAB Blazers, has died of gunshot wounds he suffered while driving in south Florida early Saturday morning. West Palm Beach police said Bryant was declared braindead Sunday afternoon, and are treating his death as a homicide.
Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty last October to one count of illegally structuring bank withdrawals, and will be sentenced to up to five years in prison by a federal judge later this week. But behind this technical-sounding crime is something truly horrific: According to the feds, the…
A Dallas County grand jury has indicted Johnny Manziel on charges he assaulted his ex-girlfriend, according to KRLD in Dallas. The former Browns quarterback is accused of hitting Colleen Crowley multiple times during an argument that she says included Manziel dragging her into his car.
Cops charged Diego Brandão with battery and assault charges Friday after the UFC featherweight allegedly hit an Albuquerque strip club employee in the face with a handgun.
Police charged former Syracuse defensive back Naesean Howard with two counts of assault after stabbings landed two current Orange players in the hospital.
At a press conference yesterday, New Orleans police superintendent Michael Harrison released a few more details about his department’s investigation into the killing of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, who was shot to death over the weekend, allegedly by former high school football star Cardell…
Update (12:54 p.m.): The New Orleans Advocate reports Will Smith ate dinner with former New Orleans police captain Billy Ceravolo shortly before being murdered. Ceravolo was a defendant in a high-profile lawsuit filed by Cardell Hayes over the shooting death of Hayes’s father in 2005. The Advocate reports Ceravolo,…
Will Smith, who played defensive end in New Orleans for ten years, is dead after a shooting in that city’s Lower Garden district according to the Times-Picayune.
Greg Hardy’s sit-down interview with Adam Schefter aired on ESPN this afternoon, and Hardy managed to cram an unbelievable amount of circuitous gobbledygook into a relatively short amount of time.
Forty-five-year-old NASCAR racer Derek White is said to be among some 60 people arrested in what’s being called “the biggest tobacco-smuggling bust in North American history.” Bloomberg and others are reporting that the operation is linked to biker gangs and international organized crime.
Los Angeles never fails to disappoint. Here’s some San Fernando Valley action from this evening, in which a carjacking suspect gets cornered after a PIT maneuver and proceeds to go straight GTA, hopping into the police cruiser. She didn’t get far!
Here’s a gent leading cops on a police chase who can be seen hopping out of his truck, attacking a dude on a motorcycle, failing to abscond with said motorcycle, and then getting back in his truck and speeding away. You can keep up with the chase here, at KNXV.
Former Michigan State basketball star and NBA player Mateen Cleaves has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault following an alleged assault on a 24-year-old woman.
Los Angeles Clippers rookie Branden Dawson was arrested around 8:30 Pacific Time this morning in Playa Vista, Ca. and charged with felony domestic violence, per a report from TMZ Sports. The former Michigan State star was released from LAPD custody after posting his $50,000 bail a few hours later, according to ESPN.
Illinois basketball’s bad season ended yesterday with a blowout loss to Purdue in the Big Ten tournament. Shortly after the team returned to Champaign from Indianapolis, junior point guard Jaylon Tate was arrested for domestic battery and to the Champaign County Jail. Per court records, he was booked at around 6:15…
Rams running back Tre Mason was arrested in Hollywood on charges of resisting arrest, marijuana possession, and reckless driving on Saturday. According to the arresting officer’s narrative of events, Mason was pulled over for driving 75 mph in a 35 mph zone, and was then tasered after refusing to exit his vehicle.