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ESPN Reporters Practice Backstabbing?

If Joey Votto doesn’t have to like his teammates at the All-Star Game, why should ESPN reporters have to play nice with their co-workers? According to some nifty reporting done by The Big Lead, they don’t. While Rachel Nichols and Jeremy Schaap are denying there was ever any type of friction between them, sources have told The Big Lead that Nichols tried to steal a Plaxico Burress interview from Schaap in August of 2009.

According to the report, Nichols was sending text messages to Burress when he sat down for an interview with Schaap to talk about his unlicensed gun case. Burress allegedly showed Schaap the texts and went on to conduct the interview. Sources say Schaap even told an ESPN news editor what had happened, although based on his comments today through ESPN PR he’d certainly deny that. Here’s what ESPN’s PR department had to say about the alleged incident:

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Lindsay Lohan Loves Her Tony Romo

Two names you never thought would wind up connected: Lindsay Lohan and Tony Romo. Alas, it is such.

Romo has dated his share of hot and famous ladies over the past few years, but who would have ever expected the ankle box herself to fall in love with good ole’ number nine? Here’s the nuts and bolts from Hollywood Life:

HollywoodLife.com caught the hard-partying starlet and her family getting all googly-eyed over the Dallas Cowboys quarterback at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Calif. July 12. Dina, 47, approached Tony, 30, first, asking if Lindsay could have an autograph.

Literally two seconds later, Lindsay, 24, who was wearing huge boots to hide her SCRAM bracelet and Ali, 16, walked in and made a beeline for Tony and asked to take a photograph with him. After he walked away, the sisters looked at one another and squealed, “He’s hot!”

Maybe she just can’t resist that quarterback/golfer charm. Our advice to Tony? Run. Candice Crawford cannot be pleased.

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EXCLUSIVE! Lindsay Lohan Is All Over Tony Romo After Meeting At A Photo Studio Monday! [Hollywood Life]

Ochocinco Arrested…Or Not

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco was (possibly) involved in a scrum early Monday morning in New York which is, of course, well-documented on his Twitter account. Initially, it looked as though Ochocinco was going to find himself in trouble after getting into a fight with a bouncer at a Manhattan night club. Here’s his first Tweet when the incident began:

Man this some bull s***, @therealbebe left me outside the club, they won’t let me in without my I.D. the bouncer talkin bout JETS JETS JETS

Shortly thereafter it appeared that the reality TV star had been arrested and was in the back of a police car:

Damn I just got in a fight with the bouncer, them damn boxing sessions got me on point, at least the police let me keep tweetin n the car?

That’s about the point you’d be thinking, “uh oh,” if you’re a Bengals fan or if you’re Commissioner Roger Goodell. However, it turns out the police agreed the bouncer was the aggressor and arrested him for assaulting Chad. It looks like Ochocinco made a few new friends in the process. He also took a moment to reassure the commish that he need not worry:

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O.J. Simpson Marrying Pen Pal in Prison?

I haven’t exactly done my followup on this story, but this nugget is just too good to pass up. According to some magazine called The Globe, O.J. Simpson is using some of his Nordberg charm on a new lady, despite being in jail! As the story says, he may even be planning a marriage. From the Digital Spy:

According to The Globe, the former football player fell for the “young blonde” called Anna despite never meeting her in person.

“They’ve been writing to each other for a while now,” a source said.

“She sent him her photo, and he just flipped for her.”

The 62-year-old will allegedly marry his pen pal while still behind bars in a Nevada prison.

I might have to make like Lieutenant Frank Drebin and get on the inside to witness this one. Knowing O.J., he’ll invite some TV cameras to film them consummating the marriage during a conjugal visit. Hey, at least prison seems to be turning out much better than he expected.

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OJ Simpson to marry pen pal? [Digital Spy]

New, Must Read Details From Damon Evans Arrest

After we posted on Thursday about Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans being arrested on charges of a DUI, new details about the story were released, as is always the case.  Sports by Brooks — who has been all over this thing since it broke — released two follow-up stories about the incident on Friday.  The first informed us that Evans had a 28-year-old female passenger with him at the time of his arrest, who he later said was a friend of his named Courtney Fuhrmann (pictures of her below).

Evans is married with two children, but I decided to let that slide for the time being and see if it gained anymore steam.  Boy, did it ever.  Brooks’ second follow-up provides some extremely embarrassing details that will probably result in Evans losing his wife on top of his job. Here are the best snip-its from the report, as told by Christian Boone of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

The passenger in Evans’ 2009 BMW, 28-year-old Courtney Fuhrmann, was being “very loud and obnoxious and was obviously intoxicated,” Cabe wrote. Fuhrmann, who Evans called “just a friend” at a press conference Thursday afternoon, was also arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. He told the trooper “there was nothing there” between him and the Buckhead woman, “because he had a wife and family.”

The trooper, who noted that Evans had a pair of red panties in between his legs, asked the athletic director “what her panties were doing in his side of the seat. He stated, ‘She took them off and I held them because I was just trying to get her home.’ “

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K-Mart Gets Rid of Ridiculous Tattoo

These pictures of Kenyon Martin’s lips tattoo being covered up, courtesy of Sports by Brooks, seem to indicate he has suffered a serious break-up with his former girlfriend — a rapper named Trina.  Brooks’ source sent him the photos that he had taken in a Miami night club called Lux Nightclub and said K-Mart was with a woman that night that was not Trina.  Here’s what Martin had to say about the tattoo when he got it back in 2008:

It’s just something that I wanted to get a while ago, but I’m not just gonna get it for anyone .. (someone) who is special to me, who means something to me.“

If breaking up with this woman means getting rid of arguably the most ridiculous tattoo a professional athlete has ever gotten, then I’d say it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to K-Mart.  That thing was tough to even look at.  Who wants to see a grown man playing basketball on national television with a red pair of lips tattooed on his neck?  Certainly not me.  Maybe I’ll be able to watch a few more Nuggets games now.  Probably not.

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Photo: Kenyon Martin Covers Lips Tattoo On Neck [SPORTS by BROOKS]

Tony Romo Does Six Flags

As we all know, Tony Romo has had his fair share of high-profile, great-looking girlfriends.  That means he has taken them on plenty of dates, as any decent boyfriend who’s worth millions of dollars should.  However, he doesn’t stop there.  Romo must really like his latest girlfriend and supposed fiancee, Candice Crawford.  Why do I say that you ask?  Because the person he’s bro’ing out with at Six Flags in the pictures above is her brother, Chace Crawford.  This one must be serious if he and his better half’s siblings are going on man dates.

Way to go, Tony.  You’re in.  I don’t ever remember seeing Romo and the brothers of Carrie Underwood, Jessica Simpson, or Sophia Bush (if they have any) tearing it up at Six Flags.  As usual, we’ll leave you with a few pictures to remind you of Tony Romo’s lineup in case you’ve forgotten (a.k.a like looking at his current and ex-girlfriends as much as we do):

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Soaking Wet Tony Romo Enjoys All Six Of The Six Flags [Deadspin via Dallas Observer]