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Athletes Behaving Badly

  1. DeSean Jackson releases statement, denies any gang ties

    Mar 28, 2014, 1:39 PM EDT

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    DeSean Jackson released the following statement which first appeared on Adam Schefter’s Facebook page for some reason: Statement from former Eagles WR DeSean Jackson: “First I would like to thank the Eagles organization, the Eagles fans and the city of Philadelphia for my time in Philly. I would also like to thank coach Andy Reed for…

  2. Swaggy uPdates: Nick Young gets in a hold-me-back fight, has sneakers stolen, and celebrates a missed 3

    Mar 26, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT

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    Former Sixer Nick Young has been filing in for Kobe Bryant this season in L.A. as the Lakers’ main attraction. Although the team owns the second-to-worst record in the Western Conference, it’s not for a lack of swag. Here’s a quick look at the headlines he’s made in the last week. Last Friday, he got in…

  3. Watch: The most Nick Young shot attempt in the history of Nick Young shot attempts

    Dec 9, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

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    I once wrote that there’s “not a lot of swag in being quietly efficient.” I stand by that — and so does Nick Young. Yes, Kobe Bryant played his first game back from an Achilles injury last night, but the return of a five-time NBA champion and a future Hall of Famer was overshadowed by…

  4. Happy Black Friday: Evan Turner will pay you $500 for a $229 TV

    Nov 29, 2013, 10:37 AM EDT

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    When you’re averaging a career-high 21.4 points per game and have an $8.7 million qualifying offer potentially coming your way, you can overpay total strangers to do your Black Friday shopping for you. Enter Evan Turner, who would really like you — as long as you’re out — to pick him up an XBOX One…

  5. Shawn Andrews accuses Donovan McNabb of mistreatment, says he requested a trade

    Nov 8, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

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    Fresh off the heels of the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin situation, former Eagles offensive lineman Shawn Andrews is accusing his ex-teammates of mistreating him during his time in Philadelphia. Of all people, Andrews had plenty to say about Donovan McNabb — albeit without ever saying much of anything. Andrews went on 97.5 The Fanatic Friday afternoon…

  6. Apparently, Darren Daulton had to stop Mitch Williams from ‘attacking’ Lenny Dykstra on Saturday

    Nov 3, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Pretty descriptive headline, right? While we were out doing whatever it was we were doing, it sounds as if a fight was only narrowly avoided on Saturday at the Granite Run Mall between members of the 1993 National League champion Philadelphia Phillies during an autograph signing. Philliedelphia was the first one of the first sites…

  7. Tony Wroten made a YouTube movie about the Sixers’ young rap group

    Oct 23, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

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    The 2013-2014 Philadelphia 76ers may only have something like six actual NBA players (says Brett Brown), but at least they have a rap group, ammirite?!? Shit this is gonna be a long season. No, really. Apparently some of the youngsters on the Sixers roster including Michael Carter-Williams and Tony Wroten have formed a rap group…

  8. Per Freddie Mitchell, Eagles lost Super Bowl thanks to Harrison’s HGH use, McNabb’s ‘s***ty a**’ arm

    Oct 21, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

    Freddie Mitchell of the Philadelphia Eagles, left, speaks during a press conference at Harvard Business School as fellow NFL players listen in, from left to right, Todd Collins of the Kansas City Chiefs, Dhani Jones of the Philadelphia Eagles, Ted Johnson of the New England Patriots and Greg Comella of the Tampa Bay Bucs. Harvard Business School has developed a workshop focusing on the needs of NFL players interested in owning, operating, or building their own businesses, Thursday, April 7, 2005. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

    A not-so-great former athlete with an outlandish sense of self who can’t seem to stay out of trouble, on social media and otherwise. Where have I heard this before? Like, really recently? Freddie Mitchell — best known for his great hands, but most recently known for a tax fraud scheme and having seven pounds of…

  9. Marcus Vick: Nick Foles supporters are ‘silly peasants’ and Eagles fans are ‘dumb motherf***ers’

    Oct 20, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

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    Paging all you silly peasants and dumb mother– nevermind. Marcus Vick took to Twitter Sunday to rub in an especially insufferable first half of Eagles football with his typically insufferable tweets. And now, Marcus’ thoughts, as Nick Foles was going 11 for 29 for 80 yards while getting sacked three times. Bear in mind, this…

  10. Hilarious: Watch Nick Young crash his toboggan while riding the Great Wall of China

    Oct 14, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    There is a Swag-sized hole in our hearts now that Nick Young is no longer a member of the 76ers. Young was replaced in the offseason by cheaper — presumably better — talent, but no combination of promising rookie pieces can be as horrifyingly entertaining as Swaggy jacking 30-footers. Now a member of his hometown…

  11. Video: Craig Berube tells Inquirer columnist Mike Sielski to ‘get lost’

    Oct 8, 2013, 11:26 PM EDT

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    You may not be familiar with Inquirer columnist Mike Sielski by name, but you likely remember him from Craig Berube’s introductory press conference on Monday. Sielski was the one who asked Ed Snider about the perception created by hiring someone like Berube, who was “steeped” in a Flyers culture “that hasn’t won a Cup in…

  12. LeSean McCoy tweets: Knowshon Moreno sucks

    Oct 6, 2013, 10:06 PM EDT

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    Skip Bayless, Knowshon Moreno and LeSean McCoy walk into a bar … Knowshon sucks RT @RealSkipBayless: Peyton is doing what Peyton always does. But Knowshon is KILLING the Cowboys. — Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) October 6, 2013 Losing 52-20 to the Broncos will make you that blunt. So will trolling Skip Bayless. One way or the…

  13. Evan Turner’s hilarious media day mic test (NSFW)

    Sep 27, 2013, 12:58 PM EDT

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    No words needed. Well, maybe one. (s/o to a number of Sixers bloggers for bringing this to our attention, originally Max Frishberg)

  14. Video: Hunter Pence’s youth baseball instructional video is everything you imagined and more

    Sep 26, 2013, 3:06 PM EDT

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    In retrospect — and maybe even at the time — sending Jonathan Singleton and Jarred Cosart to the Astros for Hunter Pence, not a great idea. Still, it’s amazing how it easy it is for athletes to make fans like them. Show even the slightest bit of a sense of humor, especially by way of…

  15. Here’s former Eagles DE Hugh Douglas’ mugshot

    Sep 25, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT

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    Things have not been going well for former Philadelphia Eagle Hugh Douglas. Douglas was fired from his position as an ESPN TV personality in August for a messy racially-charged incident and now comes reports from TMZ that he was arrested in Connecticut yesterday on charges of assault and strangulation. From the TMZ report: The alleged…

  16. Quotable: Bill O’Brien Nearly Dropped (Another?) F-Bomb

    Sep 22, 2013, 12:28 AM EDT

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    Ahhh, Bill O’Brien. You get all excited and have to catch yourself before you say f—. This is never not enjoyable. Following Penn State’s 34-0 drubbing of Kent State on a rainy Saturday at Beaver Stadium, O’Brien had a little fun with the reporters, calling them out for ignoring his defense’s second consecutive shutout over…

  17. That Time the Ref Called the Entire Eagles Offense Except for Jason Kelce Offsides

    Sep 20, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

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    The Eagles most certainly didn’t do all they could to win last night’s game against Andy Reid and the Chiefs. It’s easy to point to the awful turnovers by Damaris Johnson and Jason Kelce as the most egregious of errors from the Philadelphia side. The most humorous of errors though? Clearly when the ref called…

  18. Report Alleges Fletcher Cox Took a Free Flight While at Mississippi State

    Sep 11, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT

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    Amidst the controversy surrounding the Oklahoma State football program (and Sports Illustrated’s reporting on the Oklahoma State football program), Yahoo! Sports released its own improper benefits expose on Wednesday, alleging that five SEC football players, four former and one current, violated NCAA amateurism rules during the course of their college careers. Named in the report…

  19. For Wrestling’s Uninitiated: 5 Things You Need to Know about Tonight’s ‘Money in the Bank’ PPV

    Jul 14, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    The Money in the Bank pay-per-view pre-show kicks off at 7:30 p.m. inside the Wells Fargo Center with the full show getting underway at 8 p.m. Tonight’s show will be Philadelphia’s first WWE PPV since 2009 and comes just days after reports that Lincoln Financial Field could be a candidate for an upcoming WrestleMania. If…

  20. DeSean Jackson Jumps off Balcony into a Pool, Because That’s Not a Bad Idea

    Jun 20, 2013, 11:26 PM EDT

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    I’m generally of the opinion that arguments starting with “Athletes shouldn’t do X” (flamenco dancing, for example) are a little overblown. But when you’re DeSean Jackson, and your entire career is built on your raw athleticism, maybe…just maybe…jumping off a balcony and into a pool is a bad idea. Because maybe…just maybe…it’s a bad idea for…

  21. Lee Trevino’s Rubber Snake from the 1971 U.S. Open at Merion ‘Died’

    Jun 13, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT

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    ARDMORE, Pa. — Earlier this afternoon, I extolled the virtues of 1971 U.S. Open champ Lee Trevino and suggested we all get “What Would Lee Do?” bracelets. Honestly, the man lights up any room he walks into and is one of those people with a unique and compelling gift for storytelling. He’s also just really…

  22. Why Yes, Terrell Owens Did Just Refer to ProFootballTalk as ‘Satan’

    Jun 8, 2013, 6:22 PM EDT

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    Just a few hours after Kulp broke down what’s very likely the end of Terrell Owens professional football career, T.O. took to Twitter on Saturday and got biblical. The subject of his ire? Michael David Smith and the crew at ProFootballTalk. In response to Owens’ comments that he would retire if he did not play…

  23. Sergio Garcia Is Coming to Philadelphia; Will You Boo?

    Jun 7, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT

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    We’re still a week away from the U.S. Open at Merion, and ESPN golf analyst and two-time U.S. Open winner Andy North has already committed Philly Sports Fan Cardinal Sin No. 1. `ESPN’s Andy North on the week Sergio will face at Merion: “It’s a great sports city. But remember, this is a city that booed…

  24. Marlins Pitcher Alex Sanabia: ‘I Didn’t Know’ You Couldn’t Spit on the Ball

    May 26, 2013, 9:28 PM EDT

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    Remember Marlins pitcher Alex Sanabia, who last Monday night did his best impression of Leo and Kate on the Titanic? Immediately after giving up a home run to Dom Brown, Sanabia very clearly spit on the baseball, which you can see above and in this three-image gallery: And that, as we all know, is plainly…

  25. Evan Mathis Possibly Pees on IRS Sign, Gets Indignant about Third-Party Picture Citation

    May 15, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

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    Tough days for the Internal Revenue Service. The picture to the right is from Evan Mathis’ Instragram and features what is presumably him peeing. Mathis tweeted the picture Wednesday with the caption, “Audit this.” SI’s Extra Mustard blog then linked to it via a website called Black Sports Online who got it from the Bleacher…