The police reports from the investigation can be found here, if you so desire. Obviously, NSFW.
A decent summary of the case and why it stopped being investigated by Tallahassee PD and what developments came after that from the police can be found starting on page 83.
Edited@Mothball: it's actually more like one person saying something happened, and three others saying that it didn't (although Winston doesn't seem to have provided a statement himself, just something through his lawyer). Additionally, there seems to be some discrepancies between what the accuser told her friends and what she told the police, and how drunk she was.
None of this should be interpreted as me passing judgement and determining who was guilty and who was innocent in this case, just noting that this would have been a really hard case to prove.
posted by Bonkers at 10:58 PM on December 05
There was just an official delay of game (not a penalty) in the Seattle/New Orleans game due the officials having to "stretch out balls".
Discuss amongst yourselves.
posted by Bonkers at 11:22 PM on December 02
Ed Orgeron, the interim coach who led the team to a 6-2 record, is being pursued to stay on in another job
Da Coach O, he say No.
posted by Bonkers at 06:44 PM on December 02
I know I'd vote for Maddux, at least. Of course, that's because I'm afraid he'll hunt me down and make a brand-new Bonkers-suit out of my flesh if I don't.
posted by Bonkers at 12:59 PM on November 27
NBC's getting its money's worth out of this one.
posted by Bonkers at 11:10 PM on November 24
The Patriots forgot their supply of Stick-um for tonight's game.
posted by Bonkers at 08:59 PM on November 24
Boxer Tor Hamer quit on his stool after the 3rd round tonight (this morning in Macau) despite not having any visible injuries, and generally winning the first two rounds (and Hamer has a history of quitting in fights). This displeased Lou Dibella, his promoter.
And this is how Lou responded.
posted by Bonkers at 10:48 PM on November 23
Someone finally made a GIF of it.
And yes, that's exactly the speed it was shown on live TV, too.
Link posted since I are 2 stupid to figure out how to embed IMGs/GIFs.
posted by Bonkers at 03:57 PM on November 18
I love it when NFL coaches get caught swearing by the cameras. I especially love it when the network takes the time to make a slo-mo replay of it, like they did with Jim Harbaugh today at the end of the Saints game.
posted by Bonkers at 08:05 PM on November 17
According to Mike Tirico, Philip Rivers and his wife are expecting their 7th child tonight. To quote playerwives.com, "[Rivers] clearly took procreation lessons from Antonio Cromartie while playing together in San Diego."
And to quote playerwives quoting the Big Lead, "Cromartie is impressed he made them all w/ 1 woman."
posted by Bonkers at 09:32 PM on October 14
Deadspin's more dramatic discussion of the Bartman.
posted by Bonkers at 04:33 PM on October 14
At some point, the question of is Jerry Kill healthy enough to coach needs to be asked.
posted by Bonkers at 07:16 PM on October 05
Service academies start to cancel sporting events.
posted by Bonkers at 05:37 PM on October 01
"Halfway through their scheduled games, the AFC West is 7-1 vs. the NFC East"
To be fair, the NFC East is atrocious. I was watching the Redskins/Raiders game (the 1 in this case). I wouldn't say the Redskins won as much the Raiders lost it more.
posted by Bonkers at 08:31 PM on September 29
L. C. Greenwood passed away earlier today. He was 67.
posted by Bonkers at 07:46 PM on September 29
I predicted earlier that the Josh Freeman experiment may be ending.
I should start playing CFL Pick 'em.
posted by Bonkers at 09:14 PM on September 25
That should read "Lots of teams with lots (10+) losses".
posted by Bonkers at 08:28 PM on September 22
While I know it's early in the season, it's looking like it could be a bad year for the NFL, at least in terms of having with lots (10+) of losses. The Bucs, Redskins, Jaguars, Raiders, and Chargers are all looking bad.
posted by Bonkers at 04:29 PM on September 22
He's shown some talent in flashes and might do so in longer stretches in an environment where he didn't completely hate his job.
He's also not going to sell a lot more tickets. Tebow at least still has that power (in Florida).
I'm not sure the "Josh Freeman Experiment" is rapidly coming to a close.
posted by Bonkers at 09:14 PM on September 17
Also, WKMG TV in Orlando apologized for having to air today's Jags game.
And the backup market for them would be the Bucs, who are looking like they've also decided to crank the suck knob to eleven this year.
posted by Bonkers at 12:45 AM on September 16
I had it 118-110 Mayweather. You can have some argument about the first three-four rounds, and I gave Canelo R8, but to make it a draw (especially giving Canelo four of the last five rounds) is...incomprehensible.
posted by Bonkers at 03:22 PM on September 15
So, the NFL season is starting off fantastically...
posted by Bonkers at 09:09 PM on September 05
Etrigan, you should be ashamed of yourself for those beliefs. As a matter of fact, I propose Teh Banhammer. Does rcade even have one of those? If not, he should make one for Etrigan.
In more serious news, I find it interesting the correlation between "guys who the media decides to crucify for PED use" and "guys who are kinda assholes anyway". Also, the correlation between "guys who the media decides to crucify for PED use" and "guys who manipulated the media into thinking them to be actual good guys despite evidence of PED use".
posted by Bonkers at 09:10 PM on August 06
The Pro Bowl take another step forward in the march for irrelevance.
posted by Bonkers at 06:24 PM on July 31
Looks like a really odd basketball court.
posted by Bonkers at 05:50 PM on July 18
The Ballad of the Fan Who Ran on the Field at the All-Star Game
posted by Bonkers at 01:15 PM on July 17
Track and field in the news for the normal non-Olympic/non Usain Bolt-reasons: failed drug tests.
posted by Bonkers at 10:46 PM on July 14
Rest easy, people: Baron Davis was NOT abducted by aliens.
posted by Bonkers at 10:14 PM on July 13
It's never too late to take a shot at the Browns.
posted by Bonkers at 03:46 PM on July 08
"As a coach, some think I should bear some responsibility for the young man's development. Really, I could freaking care less. We won a lot of games when he played here, didn't we?"
I actually think that was (an oversimplified version of) what Bobby Bowden said about his job at one point in the 90s, IIRC. Though I believe he emphasized more of the idea that he was paid a lot of money to win games, and that if he managed to make better people in the process, great-it wasn't his primary mission.
posted by Bonkers at 09:52 AM on July 08
The number of votes against The Big Unit reveals that people know the truth.
posted by Bonkers at 01:12 PM on July 01
"Also, I heard today that Hernandez' arrest was the 27th arrest of an NFL player since the Super Bowl in February."
It's too bad the NFL doesn't have a Fulmer Cup equivalent (who would you name it after, I wonder?).
In non-Patriot-related NFL murder news, a Browns rookie has been charged with attempted murder after punching a man in the head outside of a "gentleman's club". Also, he is no longer a Browns rookie.
posted by Bonkers at 06:43 PM on June 26
Aaron Hernandez really isn't helping my side of the argument.
That headline reminded me of this.
posted by Bonkers at 05:41 PM on June 19
Oh yeah, that's a quality witness for MLB.
Good thing for MLB this isn't a court of law.
Which is to say, this is a witch hunt that isn't going to be fair or impartial at all.
posted by Bonkers at 10:56 AM on June 06
Mayweather agrees to fight Canelo on September 14th.
posted by Bonkers at 11:16 PM on May 29
posted by Bonkers at 06:07 PM on May 21
So, at the theaters this weekend seeing The Great Gatsby, and saw this trailer for Rush. Can't wait for the movie itself.
posted by Bonkers at 09:08 AM on May 21
The guy does sell tickets, get headlines, and generally make money for the NFL, which is why Roger Goodell would mostly care.
posted by Bonkers at 09:59 PM on May 12
Having been around the TB area when the Bucs won the Super Bowl, I can say that there were only four guys you associated more with that team: Mike Alstott, John Lynch, Warren Sapp, and Mr. Derrick Brooks (and I always thought Alstott was overrated). Ronde was always the most quiet of any of those-or, perhaps better expressed, he was the one who you noticed the least. He wasn't the fastest guy in the world, but he had great instincts and was a sure tackler. He was a perfect guy for the Tampa-2 defense.
While I'm not sure he's going to make into the HOF (largely because he wasn't as visible or vocal as what CBs are expected to be in the post-Deion league), I'm quite confident that the Bucs will retire his number.
Godspeed, Ronde, and thanks for all the great plays.
posted by Bonkers at 09:49 AM on May 09
Former Lions receiver Titus Young had a rough Sunday.
posted by Bonkers at 03:58 PM on May 08
Yeah, pretty solid on Ikea
I think the translator gives up halfway through.
posted by Bonkers at 12:21 PM on May 03
My "so crazy it just might work" move for TimTebow would be he goes to SF to be the backup to Colin Kaepernick. That might be too much Jesus-lovin', meme-makin' quarterbacks for one team and cause the universe to implode.
posted by Bonkers at 10:15 PM on April 29
The Redskins get a real Phillip Thomas this year.
posted by Bonkers at 08:04 PM on April 27
"Many of us knew and we didn't care at all. We saw him as a player, not as a gay player."
Which is why I'm convinced a player coming out is going to be a huge distraction-the team won't care, but the media very much will, and will make a frenzy out of it not normally seen apart from the destructive harmonics created by Rex Ryan and Tim Tebow.
posted by Bonkers at 03:34 PM on April 18
Man who punched horse found.
Mongo unimpressed by horse punching.
posted by Bonkers at 08:55 PM on April 17
The discussion of this episode and the various elements of faux outrage on Sportscenter that I saw for about 10 minutes made my head hurt, so I gave up.
posted by Bonkers at 01:36 PM on April 13
Either Lyn Bonner or Abel Green applaud you, sir.
posted by Bonkers at 09:33 PM on April 12
Sports Balls replaced with Cats.
posted by Bonkers at 09:27 AM on April 12
I thought you were supposed to put the head into their bed?
posted by Bonkers at 06:32 PM on April 11
And of course, there is an appropriately snarky review.
posted by Bonkers at 03:40 PM on April 10
XKCD's What If answers more important sports-related questions.
posted by Bonkers at 10:38 AM on April 09
Re: why the students didn't retaliate. I'm guessing that adherence to an authority figure (especially a coach) despite everything is just too strongly drilled into an athlete at that age to overcome.
posted by Bonkers at 08:01 PM on April 03
South African cricketer Bob Crisp, as profiled by the website BadAssoftheWeek.
posted by Bonkers at 11:30 AM on April 03
That's the NBA's doing, not the NCAA.
And to be fair, the Pro Leagues in the money sports are just as much a reason why this isn't happening as the colleges themselves, since the pros enjoy having a minor league system they don't have to pay for.
posted by Bonkers at 11:48 PM on April 02
Subtlety, thy name is most certainly not Peter Sagan.
posted by Bonkers at 08:41 PM on April 01
HBO Sports and Golden Boy Promotions are divorcing.
posted by Bonkers at 08:52 PM on March 18
Part of me thinks that ESPN is just touchy about First Take, due to the controversy it's caused in the past.
Which is somewhat funny, since the only point of the show seems to be to create artificial controversy, but I don't work at Bristol...
posted by Bonkers at 07:28 PM on March 15
Now he can murder our electronic profiles in addition to our real bodies. It's been nice knowing you all!
(in as much as I really "know" other profiles that post things onto a message board on the internet...)
posted by Bonkers at 03:40 PM on March 15
Bernard Hopkins is the oldest fighter to win a belt. Again.
posted by Bonkers at 11:21 AM on March 10
I think the economics of the modern quarterback market are really fascinating
There's a longer post about this in my head than I can effectively articulate, but I'd argue over the last five years or so, teams have greatly overvalued the QB position and have gone after paying QBs a lot, even if they aren't all that great. I compare this to the proliferation of "Don't Lose the Game QBs" (think guys like Trent Dilfer), who were unexceptional QBs who were reliable role-players that could manage the game well, and enable defenses to win for the most part. They were paid like role-players, as well (well, better than role-players, but still not exceptionally for QBs).
Which, is in the end, what I view guys like Flacco and even Roethlisberger as: not necessarily incredible, difference making guys (I'd reserve that for people like Brady, Rogers, P. Manning, etc), but guys who can make enough plays (or avoid making enough bad plays to allow a defense to win the game). And even guys like Matt Cassel, Kevin Kolb, etc, get great contracts with little historical production. Are they all-time great or even really Pro Bowlers? No, but their teams don't ask them to be for the most part, either.
Part of me wonders whether it's more about marketing: having someone who can be a face of the program for selling stability and the future. After all, if you dump a bunch of money into a QB, he has to be able to at least imbue some confidence in the organization right?
Anyway, sorry for the somewhat incoherent ramble, it was fueled by a long day at work and lots of coffee. I just wanted to get i t out there for the other SpoFites to kick around.
posted by Bonkers at 05:42 PM on March 05
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