I call this one: Chuck Knoblauch, the Harris County Jail Portrait. Here’s what steroids and a fistful of Xanax can lead to, kids. Of course I knew that the former Yankee and Twin was arrested last month for allegedly assaulting his common-law wife, but this is the first I’ve seen of his mugshot, unearthed by THE SMOKING GUN. So let’s just go ahead and make this Mugshot Friday, OK?
If you tuned in to ESPN’s coverage of the final game at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, you saw a lot of tribute videos and interviews with famous New Yorkers who told you all about what the stadium meant to them. Of course, it wasn’t just us regular folk who were watching, as there were even some former Yankees watching at home.
One of those players was Roger Clemens. Clemens was at home in Houston watching on a battery powered television (like a lot of people in Houston, Clemens doesn’t have power), and when he saw one tribute video in particular, it broke his steroid-pumping heart.
• MR. IRRELEVANT exposes Allie LaForce, a former Miss Ohio & the next Erin Andrews:
Oh, and the current Erin Andrews:
• AWFUL ANNOUNCING hears that Bob Costas is none too pleased about HBO canceling “Inside the NFL”.
• BILLBOARD is Keeping The Faith that Billy Joel will perform the last-ever concert at Shea Stadium.
• HUGGING HAROLD REYNOLDS slams word that the (formerly Ultimate) Warrior just can’t let Heath Ledger’s death go.
Chuck Knoblauch finally spoke out about being mentioned in the Mitchell Report. But it appears he doesn’t have much to say.
The NEW YORK TIMES gets the first public reactions from the ex-Yankee about former trainer Brian McNamee supplying him with HGH. And it turns out he more or less declined comment about the issue:
“I have nothing to defend. I have nothing to hide at the same time.”
Knoblauch is requested to appear at a congressional hearing next month, along with former teammates Roger Clemens & Andy Pettitte. But Chuck claims he hasn’t been contacted by Capitol Hill: