Jameis Winston Sued Over Sexual Assault Allegation

Erica Kinsman, who accuses Jameis Winston of raping her in 2012, has followed up her Title IX lawsuit against FSU with a lawsuit against Winston himself—reportedly accusing the Heisman-winning quarterback of sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and “intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of… » 4/16/15 5:04pm Thursday 5:04pm

Aaron Hernandez Isn't An Only-In-Boston Story

As soon as the jury found Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder this morning, I braced for all the bad ideas that were going to be written down. I even invented imaginary takes: the announcement of the Bruins firing their GM came about 15 minutes later, for instance—surely someone would make an ill-advised attempt to tie… » 4/15/15 5:50pm Wednesday 5:50pm

Leave Janay Rice Out of Her Husband's Bullshit Redemption Story

Last September, when the unavoidably shocking video finally surfaced of Ray Rice knocking out then-fiancée Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino elevator, it brought a swift end to his career with the Baltimore Ravens, and, one hoped, his time in the national spotlight altogether. Strangely enough,… » 4/15/15 12:18pm Wednesday 12:18pm

Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty Of Murder

After more than 35 hours of deliberation, jurors convicted former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd. The jury found that Hernandez acted “with extreme atrocity or cruelty.” Pending an appeal, Hernandez faces a mandatory sentence of life without the… » 4/15/15 10:22am Wednesday 10:22am

Rex Ryan Makes It Damned Clear He Doesn't Miss The Jets

Sports Illustrated’s Jenny Vrentas has a cover story on the Bills’ successful wooing of Rex Ryan, and it’s your standard new-coach-new-team love story—The Bills knew immediately they had found their guy! Ryan’s personality is going to turn this locker room around!—but the real gold is anytime Ryan discusses… » 4/15/15 9:06am Wednesday 9:06am

Latest NFL Draft Fluff: Marcus Mariota Is The No. 1 Pick Now, I Guess

Ask any football writer—the beat guys, not the draftheads—what sort of coverage they hate the most, and they’ll tell you it’s draft speculation. Ask any football writer what sort of coverage gets the most sweet, sweet pageclicks, and they’ll tell you it’s draft speculation. People love this shit, as pointless as it… » 4/13/15 1:08pm Monday 1:08pm

Report: St. Louis Stadium Authority Sues To Dodge Public Vote

The quest to make St. Louis the site of America’s next great stadium boondoggle continues unabated. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the public entity that controls the Rams’ current home, the Edward Jones Dome, has sued the city of St. Louis to prevent a public vote on whether taxpayer money should be used… » 4/11/15 2:07pm 4/11/15 2:07pm

Report: Johnny Manziel Released From Rehab

After over two months spent at an inpatient rehab facility, Johnny Manziel has been released, according to ESPN. Manziel entered the Cleveland-area facility at the end of January, meaning he spent over two months in rehab, presumably (though never officially announced) to address his problems with alcohol. In the last… » 4/11/15 12:12pm 4/11/15 12:12pm

Darren Sharper May Be Subject To Penis Monitoring Until He Dies

Convicted rapist Darren Sharper will serve nine years in prison for his crimes, but he won’t return to a regular life after he finishes his sentence. If two New Orleans judges approve the deal instead of issuing a 20-year sentence in Louisiana, Sharper will be treated as a sex offender, and closely monitored for the… » 4/10/15 11:10am 4/10/15 11:10am

Report: Troy Polamalu Has Revelation In Church, Retires 

According to the Uniontown, Pa. Herald-Standard, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu called owner Dan Rooney last night and retired. Polamalu missed four games due to injury last season, his 12th, and there were reports last month that the Steelers didn’t want Polamalu back, and hoped he would retire. The … » 4/09/15 11:07pm 4/09/15 11:07pm

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

Records: Will Allen Tried To Dodge Being Served In Ponzi Scheme Case

The Securities and Exchange Commission* has accused former NFL cornerback Will Allen and a partner of running an approximately $31 million Ponzi scheme that lured in athletes from all four major American sports leagues. And as part of what will probably be an ongoing legal process, Allen and Susan Daub had to be… » 4/07/15 6:13pm 4/07/15 6:13pm