Drugs, Chess, Books, Or Gambling: How To Fight Boredom In Prison

Leisure time, unstructured and purposeless, generally makes up most of an American prison inmate's day. Most convicts are just sent to the yard, where they socialize, exercise, play games and sports, and make their deals. Entire lives are spent in the incarcerated world, typified by the sexual compromises and » 12/18/14 3:29pm Today 3:29pm

Feds Surprise NFL Teams With Postgame Drug Shakedowns

Federal drug agents executed unannounced searches of NFL teams after at least two of Sunday's games. According to the Washington Post, DEA agents targeted team doctors from the traveling Buccaneers and 49ers. Those might not be the only teams investigated, though the law enforcement official who spoke with the Post » 11/16/14 6:25pm 11/16/14 6:25pm

Complaint: Le'Veon Bell Had No Idea He Could Get A DUI For Weed

WPXI in Pittsburgh has obtained and released part of the criminal complaint for Wednesday arrest of Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount in Ross Township, outside of Pittsburgh. Yesterday, just before they played in a preseason game against the Eagles, the two were formally charged with marijuana… » 8/22/14 11:01am 8/22/14 11:01am

Ryan Malone Told Cop He Didn't Know Where All That Cocaine Came From

Free-agent forward Ryan Malone was arrested for DUI and cocaine possession back in April, and was bought out of his contract by the Tampa Bay Lightning in June. According to a police report obtained by the Tampa Bay Times, Malone told the arresting officer that he had no idea how a bag of cocaine got into his pocket,… » 8/13/14 10:13am 8/13/14 10:13am

Here Are 9 More Media Companies That Test Employees for Drugs

Earlier this month, Gawker named eight big media companies that continue to screen prospective employees for drug consumption. This drew dozens of emails and hundreds of comments from working journalists willing to talk about their own company’s testing practices. It’s time to spill their secrets. » 7/25/14 8:18am 7/25/14 8:18am

Alabama Man Arrested At Alleged Drug Den: "I'm Innocent. Roll Tide."

Yesterday, a local news crew from Birmingham, Alabama, accompanied police officers on a drug raid. The raid ended with many Alabama dudes, handcuffed and shirtless, being badgered by a reporter outside of their suspected drug den. One of these wonderful Alabama men seized the opportunity to make his college football… » 5/22/14 11:59am 5/22/14 11:59am

How To Cheat, Do Drugs, And Succeed At Baseball, By Dock Ellis

We're big fans of Dock Ellis, obviously, so we enjoyed this latest animated short, narrated by the man himself and excerpted from Donnell Alexander's Beyond Ellis D. Honestly, listening to Dock Ellis talk about drugs, cheating, and Gaylord Perry is almost as much fun as listening to Vin Scully talk about anything. » 4/24/14 11:44am 4/24/14 11:44am

Olympics and PEDs: Meet the New War on Drugs, Same as the Old War on…

The overlords of the world's anti-doping movement really want you to focus on Lance Armstrong. He's as unsympathetic a character as Barry Bonds, with his bullying, posturing and all-around ass-holery. So since they worked hand-in-glove with federal agents to expose Armstrong's doping operation, and cornered him into … » 2/06/14 1:40pm 2/06/14 1:40pm

The Gateway-Drug Myth Goes to Pot

"I've got a fat lip," President Barack Obama told New Yorker editor David Remnick on an Air Force One flight this fall, while munching away on Nicorette. The injury resulted from a blow to the face during the president's favorite stress-reliever—basketball. And since he was in Washington, D.C. at the time of the… » 1/24/14 4:27pm 1/24/14 4:27pm

​People Are Getting High On An Actual Drug Called "Nintendo"

That headline isn't a euphemism—people are actually getting high on an actual drug called "Nintendo." A potent club drug bearing the name and logo of the famed Japanese video game company has been spotted by drug watchdogs in Belgium. It sounds like it'll get you high as fuck, too. » 1/23/14 7:06pm 1/23/14 7:06pm