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Report: 11 Of 12 Patriots-Supplied Footballs Were Underinflated

There has been two days worth of smoke surrounding Ballghazi, and now it looks like there might actually be a fire. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the NFL's investigation into whether the Patriots deflated footballs during Sunday's AFC Championship Game has found that 11 out of the 12 balls they supplied were… »1/20/15 11:30pm1/20/15 11:30pm

St. Louis Cops Declare Rams' "Hands Up Don't Shoot" To Be "Offensive"

St. Louis police officers condemned the NFL's Rams today, calling their pre-game display of the "hands up don't shoot" gesture to be "tasteless, offensive and inflammatory." The lengthy statement issued by the St. Louis Police Officers Association demanded Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, Chris Givens, and… »11/30/14 10:22pm11/30/14 10:22pm

The Defamer TV Preview: What's Worth Watching This Fall

The fall is upon us: the leaves are turning brown, the children are turning smarter, and if you listen very, very closely you can hear the collective snap of a thousand child-proof caps of Xanax bottles being popped open by anxious TV executives all along Ventura Boulevard. So what's going to die? What's going to… »9/16/13 2:09pm9/16/13 2:09pm

Did Tim Pernetti Create A "Keep Tim Pernetti" Twitter Account?

Embattled Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti just followed a Twitter account dedicated to not firing embattled Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti. So did the Rutgers athletic department. In fact, they were two of the first three followers of the "Keep Tim Pernetti" Twitter account. And it hasn't even tweeted… »4/05/13 12:54am4/05/13 12:54am

South Korean Pro Team Cancels WBC Exhibition Against Cuba Because The Cubans Brought Weird Balls

Mildly scandalous behavior continues to plague the run-up to the World Baseball Classic. Yesterday, we had Taiwanese scouts disguising themselves as umpires and infiltrating a South Korean exhibition, and today we have a South Korean pro team refusing to play against the Cuban national team because the Cubans were… »2/21/13 11:55am2/21/13 11:55am

Brit Olympics Hero Jessica Ennis Leaves Kate Middleton Hanging On Awards-Show Handshake, Sparks National Outrage

The BBC's Sports Personality Of The Year awards were televised today, with special guest presenter the Duchess of Cambridge in her first public appearance since being hospitalized with severe morning sickness two weeks ago. The drama of a pregnant Kate's emergence became multiplied, though, when SPOTY runner-up and… »12/16/12 6:10pm12/16/12 6:10pm

Source: Peter "Dr. Pete" Gray, Disgraced University Of Iowa Athletics Adviser, Hung Out At Local Gay Bars, Was Hired On The Condition That He Not Get Mired In A Public Sex Scandal

Yesterday, we brought you the story of Peter Gray, an athletics adviser at the University of Iowa recently investigated by his employer. The university found evidence of long-term sexual harassment of students and cases of Gray bartering for sex with tickets to Iowa sporting events. The complaint against Gray listed… »11/11/12 9:20am11/11/12 9:20am

Report: University Of Iowa Athletics Adviser Traded Tickets For Sex, Had Harassed Students Since The 1990s

An internal investigation of Peter Gray, senior academics adviser for the University of Iowa Athletics Department and staff member for about 13 years total, has turned up a laundry list of inappropriate behavior, all sexual in nature, mostly involving students in some form or another. Gray allegedly traded tickets and… »11/10/12 9:15am11/10/12 9:15am

Franco Harris Brought A Cardboard Joe Paterno To Beaver Stadium Today

Franco Harris may be able to pick a wobbly incompletion from just above the turf, but he doesn't know how to pick his battles. His insistence on becoming the alpha Joe Paterno apologist rings with the dregs of denial: "He played such a minor part in this." Aaaaand now he's dragging JoePa's cardboard form to the Penn… »9/01/12 6:15pm9/01/12 6:15pm