Author Archive for: ‘David Powell’

Johnny Manziel Will Take the Field, Says Attorney

Johnny “Football” Manziel will be taking the field as the Texas A&M quarterback this fall, despite the cascade of potential NCAA violations he’s facing. At least if his attorney is to be believed. Jim Darnell, an attorney specializing in NCAA infractions hired by the Manziel family, says that the beleaguered football star is “cooperating with [the current investigation against him]. …

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Kendra McKenzie Gill: Bombshell or Bomber?

Kendra McKenzie Gill, a beauty queen from Utah, has been booked on suspicion of throwing homemade bombs out of a car in what one writer has referred to as the case of “beauty and the bombs.” To be fair, it’s not as much of a national security issue as it might sound. Gill, recently crowned Miss Riverton, Utah, is accused …

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Jolly Rancher Takes Out NFL Player

Personal confession: Around mile 19 of the 2010 Georgia Marathon, I accepted a Jolly Rancher from a roadside spectator, and, breathing very hard (as one at mile 19 is wont to do), nearly choked to death on the sweet taste of sour apple. So I know the dangers of the finest of hard candies. So, apparently, does Dallas Cowboys safety …

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TGI Friday’s Busted for Selling Fraudulent Cocktails

A string of New Jersey TGI Friday’s restaurants have been busted for selling cheap liquor in place of premium brands. The Briad Group, which owns dozens of TGI Friday’s locations nationwide, has agreed not to contest the allegations and to pay a $500,000 fine after eight of its branches were found to have filled empty bottles of top shelf booze …

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Alligator Stolen by Being Crammed Under T-Shirt

A man in West Virginia stole a baby alligator by smuggling it under his t-shirt. There’s a lot to worry about in that sentence given that gators are native neither to the Mountain State nor to t-shirts, so let’s set the scene: A man entered a pet shop in Beckley, W. Va., and asked about food for an alligator he’d …

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Jay-Z Wrapped Up in College Football Blooper

Jay-Z might have put the University of South Carolina’s 2013 football campaign in jeopardy. “Inside the League,” a football insider website, has taken note of potential inappropriate interactions between Jay-Z’s sports agency and junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, a star on the South Carolina team and a bright prospect for the 2014 NFL draft. Clowney would likely have been a …

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Dennis Farina, Best Cop/Mobster Actor in History, Dead at 69

Dennis Farina died today in Scottsdale, Arizona, of a blood clot in his lung. He was 69 years old. Farina was an 18 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department (1967-1985) before finding fame in Hollywood. A job as a police consultant for director Michael Mann in 1981 sparked an interest in acting, and Farina took his first small role …

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CU-Boulder Fines Rapist $75, Makes Him Write Essay

The University of Colorado at Boulder is facing a Title IX investigation for allegedly mishandling a sexual assault case. Having found a student guilty of “non-consensual sexual intercourse,” the university suspended him for eight months (though they gave him a month to get off campus), made him write a 5-7 page paper reflecting on the incident, and charged him $75. …

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Beer Contest Winner Drinks 1.6 Gallons in 20 Minutes, Dies

A beer drinking contest in Spain’s Murcia region ended in tragedy this week when the contest winner, Joaquin Alcaraz Garcia, died of cardiac arrest. The rules of the contest were simple: Consume as many 1-liter glasses of beer as possible in 20 minutes. Garcia consumed 6 liters (roughly 1.6 gallons or 200 ounces) of beer during that period. He was …

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Boston Bomber Photographer Lashes Out Against Rolling Stone

Like many people, the Boston Police staff photographer who was on the scene for the capture of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a bit put off by Rolling Stone’s latest attempt at relevancy. The magazine’s cover story, titled “The Bomber: How a Popular, Promising Student Was Failed by His Family, Fell into Radical Islam and Became a …

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Aaron Hernandez Sticker Replaced by Tebow Sticker

Aaron Hernandez’s sticker legacy is in jeopardy. The Panini Group, which produces various sports and entertainment collectibles, has removed half a million Aaron Hernandez collectible stickers from its upcoming NFL collectible sticker line. What’s even better is that it’s replaced those 500K Hernandez stickers with one million Tim Tebow stickers. (To get readers who need it up to speed: Aaron …

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Olympic Boycott: Athletes Can’t Compete With Snowden

Remember that time Jimmy Carter declared a boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics and everything went smoothly? Oh, wait, the boycott was the most universally derided decision of his presidency? Well, another politician has decided to see whether the same scenario might play out a bit better thirty-plus years on. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has decided that the …

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