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.

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After noting in his story that Al-Betar greeted him at […]


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 […]


Photos: Ingram Heisman Tie To Booster Suitable?

For the past five days, Clay Travis at has steadily unearthed a collection of online photos and video that indicate some manner of relationship between a Tuscaloosa menswear store owner and Alabama football players.

T-Town Menswear owner Tom Al-Betar, an Alabama booster and 2009 & 2010 sideline pass holder who opened the store 13 months […]


Heisman Trust Demands Bush Return His Trophy

On June 7, Paul Pabst of the Dan Patrick Show first broke the news that Reggie Bush’s family had loaned his rogue Heisman Trophy to a San Diego Museum.

(SD Museum President Bailed On Displaying Bush Heisman Trophy)
On June 29 I reported that according to a source close to the Bush family, the now-disgraced, ex-USC […]


SD Museum Now Plans To Display Bush Heisman!

On June 7, Dan Patrick Show Executive Producer Paul Pabst reported that the Heisman Trophy Trust had repeatedly contacted Reggie Bush’s agent, Joel Segal, in a bid to have Bush’s personal version of the now-vacated 2005 Heisman Trophy returned. (Bush officially relinquished the award on Sept. 14, 2010.)

(Bush, SDHOC President Calling Heisman Trophy Trust’s Bluff?)
Two […]


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 […]


Ohio St. Item Cited By NCAA Seen On Pawn Stars

Two pairs of Ohio State gold pants, which are charms given to Buckeye football players who beat Michigan, were featured items Monday night on a new episode of History Channel’s Pawn Stars.

On Dec. 23, 2010, the NCAA suspended five Buckeye football players for five games during the 2011 season after Ohio State reported the players […]


College Baseball Player: Hat Sticker During Game

Earlier today I was emailed a photo that will send a chill down the spine of baseball traditionalists.

(Let Mr. Costas help you with that.)
In the shot, Prairie View shortstop James Fontenot is shown trying to field a throw at second base during a Prairie View-Texas A&M college baseball game last Monday in College Station, […]


Pryor Singled Out For Breaking OSU Golden Rule

Today we got word that Terrelle Pryor and his Ohio State teammates Dan Herron, DeVier Posey, Mike Adams, Solomon Thomas and Jordan Whiting were afforded an extended vacation from football in 2011 by the NCAA.

(New Buckeye Tradition? Pantload of Dough)
That those players are eligible for the Sugar Bowl defies logic but we’re way past the […]


Shelves Soon Vacated For Auburn BCS Title Swag

Academy Sports, a regional retail sporting goods chain, has signs up in all of its Alabama locations noting the following:

All Alabama stores will re-open to sell championship product immediately following an Auburn Tigers championship win.
All Alabama stores?

Okay, it’s just a sporting goods store for crying out loud. What could possibly go wrong?

It isn’t like they […]