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Last Friday Mark McCarter of the HUNTSVILLE TIMES reported University of Alabama Athletic Director Mal Moore addressed the “current controversy” involving Alabama football players and T-Town Menswear in Tuscaloosa.

Of the business, which operates three miles from the University of Alabama campus, Moore said:

“The university has responded to this maybe six months ago. Meeting with the […]


UA Booster: ‘We sell stuff’ in front of ‘no sale’ sign

For his Tuesday piece titled, “Why did so many Alabama football players sign so much stuff for one men’s store owner?“, BIRMINGHAM NEWS columnist Kevin Scarbinsky visited the T-Town Menswear store owned by University of Alabama booster Tom Al-Betar.

(Complete Video Available Exclusively At TideSports.com)
After noting in his story that Al-Betar greeted him at […]


Why Is Defrocked UA Booster Partying With Cody?

Six days ago photos first surfaced online of Alabama football players signing memorabilia inside T-Town Menswear, a Tuscaloosa clothing store located three miles from the University of Alabama campus.

The photos, uploaded to the Facebook accounts of store owner and proprietor Tom Al-Betar, also showed current, signed Alabama player memorabilia on display inside the store.
Among some […]


Why is Richardson Signing With a Suit Jacket On?

Tuesday Nick Saban commented for the first time about the relationship of current Alabama football players to T-Town Menswear store owner Tom Al-Betar.

Saban told Ian Fitzsimmons of ESPN 103.3 in Dallas:

“Our compliance people have been on top of this for a long time. I think this is an example of somebody…it’s not a […]


Rebel Doesn’t Miss Range Rover: ‘Too Many Miles’

Former Mississippi high school football prospect C.J. Johnson de-committed from Mississippi State deep into the 2011 recruiting process, signing instead with Ole Miss in early February.

As chronicled here five months ago, Johnson told the media he reneged on his promise to MSU because, at least in part, he was upset by comments made by alleged […]


Guy Paying Pryor Hides Buckeye Memorabilia Biz

Tuesday I reported that the NCAA had discovered checks passed from Columbus freelance photographer Dennis Talbott to former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor in exchange for signing Buckeye memorabilia while Pryor was still in school. (At the beginning of each school year, the NCAA has all student-athletes sign a consent form which allows the intercollegiate […]


Mugshot Of Bryan Stow Beating Suspect Posted

Here’s the mugshot of Bryan Stow beating suspect Giovanni Ramirez:

Ramirez was part of a police lineup at 6pm today in Los Angeles to assess whether witnesses could identify Ramirez as the man who assaulted Stow outside Dodger Stadium on Opening Day.
After the lineup was conducted Wednesday evening, members of the L.A. District Attorney’s office, the […]


Pic: T-Shirt Indicates Late Arriving Miami Heat Fan

A photo before Game 1 of the Heat-Boston playoff series:

Oh, and there were some empty seats before Game Two last night:

Nice to see Sammy Sosa scoring courtside.
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Main Media Stage: Story Behind Updyke’s ‘Attack’

On February 18, Harvey Updyke was released from a Lee County jail after being charged with poisoning Auburn’s University’s venerable Toomer’s oak trees.

Only one TV news outlet was tipped off to Updyke’s quiet release from custody that day, CBS 8 in Montgomery.  It was that station, which is based outside the Auburn over-the-air viewing market, […]


Newton’s Heisman Statue: What Could Go Wrong?

Auburn recently announced that it has commissioned an artist to create a 10-foot statue of Cam Newton to honor the quarterback for winning the 2010 Heisman Trophy.

(Bammer: “A Heisman statue for Scam? Death to the Talibarn!”)
The same artist, Ken Bjorge, recently completed statues of Auburn Heisman winners Bo Jackson at Pat Sullivan, which were scheduled […]