I Went Undercover to Find Out What It Takes to Be an Underpaid NBA Cheerleader

A Clippers Spirit cheerleader named Candace taught us our first dance routine. On all fours, we whipped our hair around. This was my favorite part. Not thinking about everything I was doing wrong, I whipped my head so vigorously that one of my extensions came loose, and I skipped toward the back of the room to fix it.… » 8/25/15 4:37pm Tuesday 4:37pm

How Did Darren Sharper Avoid Arrest For So Long?

ProPublica, Sports Illustrated, and The New Orleans Advocate teamed up to produce a thoroughly reported story seeking to explain how exactly former NFL player Darren Sharper was able to avoid getting arrested for months years despite being accused of rape multiple times. The whole story is worth a read, but the short… » 4/08/15 12:41pm 4/08/15 12:41pm

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

​Why Is There Poop on My Thong? An Investigation

If you are a woman who wears a thong, perhaps you have encountered a moment wherein upon removal of said thong, there is something which appears to be poop-like on the string. You know how to wipe; hygiene is a priority to you. This is no doubt poop-plexing. What is causing this scourge? And how to avoid it? » 8/07/14 2:00pm 8/07/14 2:00pm

Report: Air Force Football Players Used Date-Rape Drugs At Party

The United States Air Force Academy has called for an Inspector General's investigation of the athletic department after the Colorado Springs Gazette discovered numerous honor code violations among athletes dating back to 2010, including an allegation that members of the football team used roofies to rape women at a… » 8/03/14 7:14pm 8/03/14 7:14pm

Alex Rodriguez Only Gave $5,090 Of The $403,862 He Raised For Charity To Charity

The Boston Globe dug through the world of shady athlete charities this week, and while many of their findings were disappointing (if not surprising), we'd be remiss if we didn't highlight one charge in particular. It's been a while since anyone thought Alex Rodriguez was a stand-up guy, but this seems...egregious: » 3/02/13 2:15pm 3/02/13 2:15pm

No, San Francisco Police Are Not Investigating Michael Crabtree To Sabotage The 49ers

It would be ludicrous to suggest that the San Francisco police department is scheming to hurt the post-season chances of the its hometown football team, right? Right. And yet, the 49ers are still giving the side-eye to the SFPD for undertaking (and informing the media of) the Michael Crabtree sexual assault… » 1/20/13 1:05pm 1/20/13 1:05pm

The Freeh Group Will Investigate The Saints Next

Freeh Group International Solutions—the firm that just dumped 267 pages of dirt on Penn State—isn't done internally investigating embattled football programs. On June 8, nola.com reported Saints ownership had hired former FBI honcho Louis Freeh's consulting and investigations firm to look into two things: the bounty… » 7/12/12 7:12pm 7/12/12 7:12pm

Are New York’s Most Exclusive Restaurants More Eager To Seat Jeremy Lin Or Eli Manning? Deadspin Investigates

Who's the biggest thing in New York right now? Is it Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin, the unlikely guy leading his team on an improbable charge to .500, collecting terrible, punning tabloid headlines along the way? Or is it Giants quarterback Eli Manning, the unlikely guy who led his team on an improbable charge to the… » 2/16/12 12:16pm 2/16/12 12:16pm

I-Team: Who's The "Totally Single Virgin" Who Advertised Her Phone Number At Fenway Park Today?

Sometimes, investigative subjects make tracking them down an easy task for Deadspin's I-Team. Take Blonde with a Nearly Empty Beer and Dark Nail Polish, for instance. If you read the sign closely, you can see she was going for "Call me, I've never seen the Red Sox play before today." So don't read the sign closely. » 9/04/11 5:30pm 9/04/11 5:30pm

Here's A Cartoon Rendering Of Roger McDowell's Recent Conversation With San Francisco Giants Fans

Noted prankster and Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell has been placed on something called "administrative leave" while the team looks into the anti-gay slurs and gestures he publicly offered the other day. This video from ckettering should help the probe. » 4/30/11 11:00am 4/30/11 11:00am