Just in case anyone was wondering about DCF, know it's a pretty horrible Florida agency, even by Florida standards, with a history of faulty investigations and leaving children in bad homes. My old paper did a massive project on how the agency systematically left children in dangerous homes and underreported the… » 11/17/14 4:03pm 11/17/14 4:03pm

Records Show Cop Visits To Dez Bryant's Home Were Mostly Nothingburgers

On Sunday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that the Cowboys had some "concerns" over Dez Bryant's off-the-field behavior, and he cited a handful of times the cops were called to Bryant's house. Surely the team's airing of these concerns had nothing at all to do with the fact that the star wide receiver is about to hit… » 11/14/14 6:13pm 11/14/14 6:13pm

The University Of Florida Paid Stephen A. Smith $26,500 To Speak

Stephen A. Smith spoke at the University of Florida last night and his words didn't come cheap. The ESPN shouter agreed to be paid $26,500 for 45 minutes of speaking, 15 minutes of questions and answers, and a "reception for student leaders," according to his contract with the university. » 11/13/14 2:57pm 11/13/14 2:57pm

FSU's Karlos Williams Not Charged In Domestic Battery Investigation

The domestic battery case involving Florida State's Karlos Williams has been moved to open/inactive, so no charges will be filed unless something changes, according to a police incident report released today. The reason, according to the report, is that the alleged victim, the mother of Williams's child, "has chosen… » 11/12/14 5:44pm 11/12/14 5:44pm

Report: Kurt Busch Smashed Ex-Girlfriend's Head Into Wall Three Times

Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend says the NASCAR driver lashed out at her after his poor performance in qualifying at Dover, accusing her of having spies and smashing her head against a wall three times, according to court records obtained by the Associated Press. » 11/11/14 4:43pm 11/11/14 4:43pm

DA Memo In Ray McDonald Case Shows How Cop Worked As 49ers Lackey

The district attorney's office in Santa Clara, Calif., announced today that it would not file charges against Ray McDonald after his domestic violence arrest earlier this year. (McDonald was accused of hitting his pregnant fiancée after they got in a fight at his August birthday party.) As part of the announcement, … » 11/10/14 2:46pm 11/10/14 2:46pm

Police: Rob Bironas Was Drunk, Speeding, And Dead At The Scene

The final report was released today by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department on the crash that killed former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas. For the most part, the report buttresses the bizarre narrative that's emerged to this point about what happened that night: Bironas's wife says he left unexpectedly;… » 11/07/14 6:56pm 11/07/14 6:56pm

Molly Shattuck Allowed Teen To "Touch Her Vagina With Penis": Indictment

We got a copy of the unsealed grand jury indictment against former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck, 47, who is accused of raping a 15-year-old boy. What the indictment lacks in character development and detail it makes up for in dispassionately clinical description of sexual maneuvers. » 11/06/14 1:28pm 11/06/14 1:28pm

Florida State Just Taking A Stroll In Front Of Joe's Crab Shack

We've given Florida State its share of grief today, but it's important to remember that not all scandals are created equal. There are felonies, and there are misdemeanors (though college football coverage often swirls those two together like mixers in a glass). There are the ones that make you say, "Oh my God, that's… » 10/29/14 6:14pm 10/29/14 6:14pm

Lawsuit: NCAA Athletics Violate Labor Laws

Add this to the growing number of legal shots fired at the NCAA: A lawsuit filed in federal court says the current setup violates federal labor laws and athletes should be paid. The lawsuit was filed Monday in Indianapolis. The crux of the lawsuit's argument is this: Students in work-study programs—including those… » 10/24/14 7:26pm 10/24/14 7:26pm

Meet The Nearly Naked Calendar Boys Of Ohio State's Band

Back in July, Ohio State fired its band director after it discovered a raunchy band culture that included fake orgasms, explicit songs, and nicknames like "Pat Fenis." Now former band director Jonathan Waters has sued Ohio State. The university recently answered in court and, as part of the court filings, mention… » 10/23/14 1:20pm 10/23/14 1:20pm

Treon Harris To Cops: "So Is This Going To Be On ESPN And Stuff?"

The University of Florida dumped a bunch of documents today, this time lightly redacted, about the investigation into the sexual battery allegation against freshman quarterback Treon Harris. The case was closed with no charges filed, and Harris will start the Gators' next game. The records include a transcript of… » 10/22/14 5:50pm 10/22/14 5:50pm

Ex-NFL Wives: We Felt Pressure To Keep Quiet About Domestic Violence

Two former NFL wives talked to the Washington Post about why they stayed in abusive relationships, and both describe in the story published Friday how the league, the union, coaches, and even cops encouraged them to stay silent. They say not to expect the newfound focus on domestic violence to make a meaningful… » 10/20/14 1:58pm 10/20/14 1:58pm