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How Much Is FIFA Like The Godfather? ESPN And ABC Count The Ways

Josh Margolin with ABC News is reporting today that Sepp Blatter is a target of the federal investigation unveiled last week, which included the indictment of 14 international soccer leaders and businessmen. Those charges included some old-school classics familiar to anyone to who loves a good organized-crime yarn:… » 6/02/15 5:38pm 6/02/15 5:38pm

This Shadow Government Agency Is Scarier Than the NSA

If you have a telephone number that has ever been called by an inmate in a federal prison, registered a change of address with the Postal Service, rented a car from Avis, used a corporate or Sears credit card, applied for nonprofit status with the IRS, or obtained non-driver’s legal identification from a private… » 6/01/15 4:46pm 6/01/15 4:46pm

Report: Sepp Blatter Too Afraid Of The FBI To Enter The United States

Slavery-enabler Sepp Blatter might actually be facing consequences for how FIFA awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids to Russia and Qatar. ESPN’s investigative newsmagazine show, E:60, debuted an hour-long documentary on Blatter tonight, and reports that he is so fearful of an FBI investigation into bribery and… » 5/12/15 9:52pm 5/12/15 9:52pm

Read The Racist, Threatening Postcards Art Modell Received For…

Ravens owner Art Modell, who died last September at age 87, made lots of enemies when he moved the Browns to Baltimore. But Modell's FBI file, which was released by the bureau today, contains no death threats from Cleveland fans. Indeed, nothing in his career inspired menacing, racist, anti-semitic rage like Modell's… » 3/20/13 3:17pm 3/20/13 3:17pm

Trade Rumor: The Washington Redskins For The FBI

There are two, seemingly unrelated real estate issues in and around our nation's capital. The FBI is seeking to move out of its dilapidated, Brutalist ugly headquarters in downtown Washington, and officials from DC, Maryland, and Virginia are all trying to lure the bureau to their districts. Meanwhile, DC would love… » 12/07/12 11:25am 12/07/12 11:25am

Tulsa Fires AD For His Role In Sports Betting Ring

Tulsa athletic director Ross Parmley was suspended last week, after his name appeared in FBI documents concerning an ongoing probe into an Oklahoma City gambling ring. Parmley told investigators that he had bet on both college and pro football games, but claimed he had stopped in 2010, when he was in Tulsa's athletic… » 12/05/12 1:55pm 12/05/12 1:55pm

Hunter S. Thompson Was "The Bad Boy Of Our Neighborhood," According To…

Cody Winchester of the Argus Leader just posted the FBI's file on Hunter S. Thompson on his Tumblr, and it looks like the agency was keeping close tabs on Thompson during his failed bid to run for sheriff of Pitkin County, Col. in 1970. Looking through the pages, it seems that the FBI first took interest after… » 10/09/12 2:50pm 10/09/12 2:50pm

"When I Get A Clear Shot...": 25 Years Ago, Dale Earnhardt Received…

On May 17, 1987, Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Bill Elliott swapped paint and made a place for themselves in NASCAR lore. The Winston, a newly created all-star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, came down to a sprint, with Earnhardt and Elliott jockeying for the lead. After bumping and nudging for two laps, Elliott got in… » 8/21/12 2:15pm 8/21/12 2:15pm

The FBI Now Considers The Juggalos A "Loosely-Organized Hybrid Gang"

The annual National Gang Threat Assessment, released yesterday by the FBI, classifies our friends the Juggalos as a "loosely-organized hybrid gang" that is "forming more organized subsets and engaging in more gang-like criminal activity." The grouping ranks them as a kind of junior varsity version of the Latin Kings… » 11/01/11 1:20pm 11/01/11 1:20pm