It's OK, OJ is looking for the Murderers.: After having not done anything really dumb in a while, O.J. Simpson was accused yesterday by DirecTV of stealing satellite television signals. The Washington Post reports:
"The El Segundo, Calif.-based company wants the former football star to pay $20,000 for the use of illegal electronic devices and attorneys' fees...Federal agents removed satellite television equipment from Simpson's house in the Miami neighborhood of Kendall during a search Dec. 4, 2001. DirecTV claims the devices were two pirate access devices known as "bootloaders."
The raid occurred as the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and Miami-Dade County police were investigating Simpson and others in an alleged Ecstasy and satellite-theft ring. Simpson was never charged. DirecTV claims Simpson bought, made or distributed the devices and other equipment to steal the broadcasts."
Well I guess the good news is that Simpson wasn't involved in the Ecstasy ring. Whew! That really could have impeded any progress made in finding the real killers of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
If this is true, the 49ers really screwed TO: and he should definitely fire his agent now. That said, because of all his ranting and raving, he probably had it coming.
Babe Ruth used steriods?: Houston Astros second baseman Jeff Kent said the steroids controversy is an embarrassment to baseball and that the public needs to rethink whether sports heroes of yore abstained from illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Kent told the Houston Chronicle in Friday's editions that he believes all players are at least tempted to use the drugs. He also said there's no way to know Roger Maris, Babe Ruth or any other great sluggers of the past weren't on drugs.
Unless Jeff Kent is using steriods as a euphamism for a lot of hot dogs and beer, then he's way, way off base--maybe more so than Turk Wendell-pwilly