Official: Jim Donnan Under Federal Investigation

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has officially announced it is investigating former Georgia head football coach Jim Donnan for “alleged violations of federal securities fraud.”

In a recent court filing in objection to Donnan’s personal bankruptcy court plan to reorganize his family estate, attorney David W. Baddley filed the following statement on behalf of […]

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Money Shot Of MLB ‘Pon Stars’ Completely Spent

Any chance of Fred Wilpon maintaining ownership of the Mets likely ended this week thanks to a U.S district court judge named Jed Rakoff.

(Opening Day: Mets Fans No Longer Pay To Watch “Pon Stars”)
On the eve of a federal court proceeding to determine if the Mets owe up to $383 million to the […]

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HBO Caves To Mayweather, Will Muzzle Merchant

HBO PPV provided the public with boxing’s most memorable showdown in 2011, televising a Sept. 17, 2011, ring exchange that somehow generated hundreds of millions of web video views despite the limited distribution of pay-per-view.

(HBO Allowing Mayweather to Censor Merchant, Lamps? Keep Reading) 
Six days ago, new HBO President Ken Hershman proudly announced an […]

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Gillispie to Donnan: Gimme Back My $1,913,167.00

Last August SbB reported that a West Virginia-based company, Global Liquidation Center Ltd. (GLC), had accused former Georgia and Marshall head football coach Jim Donnan of running a Ponzi scheme that eventually bankrupted the company.

(Donnan on BCG’s $1.9MM claim: Pound Sand)
The civil action filed by GLC in a federal bankruptcy court last year was […]

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Son’s Allowance Bought Craig James’ Conscience

While sitting in an unlocked media room adjacent to a Texas Tech practice field on December 19, 2009, Adam James sent his father, ESPN announcer Craig James, a series of text messages.

The text messages, sent while practice was underway on a 66-degree day in Lubbock, included the following:
Hey, you’re going to like this.
Leach […]

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Fowler 48 Hours Before Ouster: Leach ‘Clueless’

Two days before Mike Leach was fired, Dec. 29, 2009, Chris Fowler appeared on Colin Cowherd’s nationally syndicated ESPN Radio show.

(Leach’s life went up in flames thanks to claims by Fowler ‘close friend’ James )
Fowler appeared on the show to, in part, discuss complaints made about Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach by his […]

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MWC-CUSA All-Sport Merger in Hands of Lawyers

Last October the Mountain West and Conference USA announced the “consolidation” of the 22 football programs from each league into an “association.”
As first noted last month by Brett McMurphy of CBSSports.com and two weeks ago by Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com, the conferences are now entertaining the prospect of merging to form a newly-named conference […]

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ESPN’s James Called Tech Coaches During Games

During an appearance on the Paul Finebaum Radio Network Wednesday, an attorney for Mike Leach provided more striking revelations about the behavior of Craig James while directly under the auspices of ESPN.

(Leach lawyer for ESPN suit: James called TT coaches from ESPN booth)
Lead Leach attorney Steve Heninger reported to Finebaum that “well before” […]

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Report: Sandusky in President’s Box 2 Mos. Ago

Former Penn State linebacker Brandon Short reported on ESPN Wednesday - via “two independent sources” cited by the ex-Nittany Lion linebacker - that Jerry Sandusky watched the Oct. 29, 2011, football game between Penn State and Illinois at Beaver Stadium from the luxury box of then-Penn State President Graham Spanier.

(Erickson at meeting where Short […]

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Letter, Nude Pics That Got NFL Cheerleader Fired

Last year former Indianapolis Colts cheerleader Malori Wampler filed a lawsuit in an Indiana Federal Court against the team contesting her November 15, 2010, termination by the NFL club. Wampler was fired after Colts officials received a letter that included photos of Wampler - covered only in body paint - taken at two Playboy promotional […]

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