• And the Oscar goes to … Will Smith, for “Boom Goes The Dynamite!”
• An Oregon basketball coach has sex with underage girls, then waits until the statute of limitations runs out before admitting to it. You stay classy, Howard Avery!
• So much for skimming off of MLB prospects’ contracts to fund gay clubs.
• A Moroccan woman overcomes homelessness, an arranged marriage and a maternal beatdown to win in her MMA debut.
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, Ben Wade
, Ben Wallace
, Boom Goes The Dynamite
, Chicago White Sox
, Cleveland Cavaliers
, David Wilder
, Howard Avery
, Ima Achhal
, Jim Bunning
, Lebron James
, Mickey Mantle
, NBA Lockout
, Ruth Bader Ginsberg
, Will Smith
, Yogi Berra
At one point, you might have called David Wilder a renaissance man. In addition to owning six homes and “Phoenix’s top gay bar,” he was also the White Sox senior director of player personnel, in charge of Latin American scouting. How did he do it? Very corruptly, apparently.
The White Sox fired Wilder, who reportedly also lost $570,000 on his gay club venture, after an MLB investigation into allegations he was pocketing signing bonus money meant for his prospects. At least five cases have surfaced so far, and MLB sources said Wilder skimmed $200,000 from those contracts. Yikes. And you thought when they finally solved all this steroid business, all the scandals would just go away?
The Chicago White Sox fired three members of their scouting staff over some suspected foul play with the finances of freshly-signed players.
The CHICAGO TRIBUNE reports that scouting director David Wilder and scouts Victor Mateo & Domingo Toribio were let go on Friday for “violations of club policy and standards“. The three were tossed amid an ongoing federal investigation into scouting & signing practices.
So, what exactly did the guys supposedly do that was so wrong?