Woman Who Protested Oregon Accessing Rape Victim's Records: I'm Fired 

A woman who spoke out against the University of Oregon after it accessed the counseling records of a student who said she was raped by several basketball players has been let go, according to an email she sent to colleagues today. In the email, which was first obtained by the Register-Guard, Karen Stokes said her… » 3/26/15 6:27pm Thursday 6:27pm

Aaron Hernandez Is An Idiot, But He Still Might Get Away With Murder

You can get away with murder, you know. It's just easier for those of us who don't murder not to think about it. To some extent, it's baked into the system, one designed in theory (though not always in practice) to start out with a presumption of innocence. The other factors that come in usually do nothing more or… » 3/25/15 11:06am 3/25/15 11:06am

Serial Rapist Darren Sharper Might Serve Just 9 Years [Updated]

As expected, the plea deals are rolling in for accused serial rapist Darren Sharper, and so far the sentences seem fairly light. But we won't know how long Sharper will spend in prison until he officially pleads in all five jurisdictions, because he'll functionally serve only the longest of his five sentences. » 3/23/15 3:41pm 3/23/15 3:41pm

Karim Benzema's Gorgeous Pass To Ronaldo Helps Tie Up El Clasico 1-1

Karim Benzema's tiny little flick to Ronaldo is a thing of beauty because it's the kind of devilish move that makes soccer special. At first glance, it's just another back-heel. Then Ronaldo comes charging down the pitch with nothing but green and a goalkeeper in front of him and you realize, oh my God, that play was… » 3/22/15 4:57pm 3/22/15 4:57pm

Darren Sharper Plans To Strike Plea Deal In All His Rape Cases Monday

Alleged serial rapist Darren Shaper is working on a global plea deal that would resolve the myriad of sexual assault cases against him, according to multiple reports today. The Associated Press reported that the deal will be filed Monday in two courts, one in California and the other in an unknown location. The… » 3/20/15 5:49pm 3/20/15 5:49pm

Bernard Pierce To Cop After DUI: "I'm Getting Cut." And He Is!

Running back Bernard Pierce was released by the Baltimore Ravens today, hours after he was arrested on charges that included driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding. The move probably didn't surprise Pierce who, according to a police statement of probable cause, asked the officer who pulled him over if his… » 3/18/15 2:57pm 3/18/15 2:57pm

Read The Full Report On OSU Hockey's "Get Horny For The Puck" Ex-Coach

Ohio State's women's hockey coach, Nate Handrahan, resigned last week after an investigation found he had a history of inappropriate conduct, including sexualized comments, retaliation for anyone raising concerns to the administration, and telling players to "get horny for the puck." Today, Ohio State released a copy… » 3/17/15 5:45pm 3/17/15 5:45pm

I'll chime in, although the answer isn't too different from Jolie's. When you get a sports cramp (for me, it's usually my hamstrings), it's a sudden, sharp pain that makes you go, "Oh, shit, time to rest the hammies." And you do the usual hot/cold stuff to make it feel better. Menstrual cramps, at least for me, are… » 3/17/15 3:38pm 3/17/15 3:38pm

Read The Bullshit Charts A "Scientist" Is Hawking To Sports Teams

Every team wants the perfect draft pick. It's a deceptively simple-sounding goal that haunts every executive in sports, because they are being asked to do the nearly impossible—predict what human beings will do. Sure, every few years a player like Andrew Luck or Bryce Harper comes along who simply can't fail (even… » 3/13/15 1:18pm 3/13/15 1:18pm

Tennessee Responds To Your Nike FOIAs And The Answer Is Super Shady 

Wednesday, I asked those of you in Tennessee to submit a public records request on behalf of Deadspin because ours had been denied due to a chilling and arbitrary law limiting records requests to Tennessee residents only. I wanted copies of Tennessee's communication with Nike, because the university's controversial… » 3/13/15 11:25am 3/13/15 11:25am

Tennessee Won't Give Us Nike's Emails; Maybe They'll Give Them To You

The University of Tennessee recently decided to do away with calling nearly all its women's sports teams Lady Vols, a move that came at about the same time the university announced switching from Adidas to Nike for athletic apparel. Now, they are all Volunteers who will use the Power T logo—except for the women's… » 3/11/15 7:04pm 3/11/15 7:04pm

To the best that I can tell, with some documents still being sealed, no. Best I can tell you is depositions for them are not in the public records. Perhaps some were and are under seal. Perhaps some were deposed but not entered into the official records. But I don't know for certain. » 3/05/15 3:23pm 3/05/15 3:23pm

Oregon: We Have The Right To Access A Rape Victim's Medical Records 

The University of Oregon is being sued by a student who claims that after she was raped by three basketball players, the school tailored and delayed their discipline so the men could play in the NCAA tournament. Those allegations alone sound horrible (Oregon denies them), but they've taken a disturbing twist: the… » 3/03/15 5:17pm 3/03/15 5:17pm

Curt Schilling Goes Dadmode On Twitter Trolls Bashing His Daughter

Curt Schilling is wrong on so many things, but not this one. Schilling tweeted out congratulations to his daughter last week for getting accepted to college, where she'll play softball. Here's what he said. It's a nice, solid Proud Dad tweet. » 3/02/15 4:47pm 3/02/15 4:47pm

Watch The Police Video From After Rob Konrad Was Found 

Andy Slater of 940 WINZ radio in South Florida published a copy of the police video from shortly after former NFLer Rob Konrad was found by Palm Beach police, claiming to have swum to shore after falling off his boat. The video doesn't show much; by the time the police cruiser pulls up, Konrad already is with an… » 2/25/15 6:22pm 2/25/15 6:22pm

Lawsuit: UNM Interfered With Gang Rape Case Involving Football Players

A former student is suing the University of New Mexico's Board of Regents, alleging the university violated Title IX by failing to properly investigate what happened the night she claims she was drugged and raped, including by several football players. » 2/23/15 4:35pm 2/23/15 4:35pm

State Probe Of Rob Konrad's Supposed 16 Hours At Sea Finds Nothing 

The state agency that handles boating accidents released the reports today for its investigation into Rob Konrad's briefly legendary swim and the documents mostly reiterate what we knew already—Konrad says he swam very far, and we're gonna have to take his word for it. » 2/18/15 6:01pm 2/18/15 6:01pm