Source: Bradley Contacts NFL Coach About Job

A source close to the Penn State football program informed me today that interim Penn State head football coach Tom Bradley has reached out to the head coach of an NFL team to inquire about future employment.

Ton Bradley contacted Colts Coach Jim Caldwell about a job - Will relationship with Sandusky impact his coaching career?

(October, 2008: Bradley met with Sandusky “every morning”)

In the aftermath of Joe Paterno’s ouster earlier this week, Bradley was subsequently named caretaker of the disgraced football program. Since that change, the source indicated Bradley has personally contacted Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell about attaining a job in the future.

Thought with Bradley colleague Jerry Sandusky being charged with 40 counts of child sexual abuse last week, concern has been raised that Bradley may have known about Sandusky abuse that included the anal rape of a 10-year-old boy in the Penn State locker room in 2002.

Sandusky spent 32 years on the Penn State coaching staff, and worked closely with Bradley in that capacity for over two decades. On October 9, 2008, the LOCKHAVEN (PA) EXPRESS noted that the Bradley and Sandusky remained close:

They meet up around 6:30 a.m. every morning.

The first person, considered the greatest mastermind of defensive football the college game has ever seen, hops on the exercise bike and begins to grind the pedals around in a circle.

The second person, who occupies a stair master next to the bike, is hoping that his defense carries that always-coveted national crown back to a valley that cries, dreams and bleeds the game.

That’s when Jerry Sandusky and Tom Bradley begin to talk football.

Just imagine if those pieces of exercise equipment had ears to absorb the knowledge and expertise each one brings to the table.

“I think the biggest thing he’s afraid of is that he’s going to be too far on the field,” said Bradley, who serves as defensive coordinator at Penn State. “He still loves the game of football, and he still loves to win. The one thing about Jerry Sandusky is that he’s so committed to what he does. He loves coaching, and he really enjoys working with the kids.”

‘The Second Mile’ charity organization Sandusky founded in 1977 reported this week that, “in November 2008, Mr. Sandusky informed The Second Mile that he had learned he was being investigated as a result of allegations made against him by an adolescent male in Clinton County, PA.”

The 2008 Lockhaven Express article chronicling Bradley and Sandusky’s ongoing, daily relationship was dated Oct. 9, 2008. The “adolescent male in Clinton County, PA” referred to in the statement by The Second Mile attended the high school where the 2008 Express story reported Sandusky to be coaching - and having a positive impact on the students.

Sara Ganim of the HARRISBURG PATRIOT-NEWS also reported this week that the investigation that ultimately led to Sandusky being arrested last Friday began in 2008.

Earlier this week Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports reported that until the day he was arrested for 40 crimes related to child rape Sandusky was still a fixture at the same Penn State football facility where he raped a 10-year-old boy in front of current Penn State employee Mike McQueary in 2002:

Embattled former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky continued to be a presence around the Penn State football program up to his arrest Saturday on child molestation charges, including working out multiple times in the team’s weight room just last week, according to multiple sources within the football program.

The sources, who asked to remain unnamed due to the nature of the scandal, said they saw Sandusky working out in the Lasch Football Building last week.

Another indication that Sandusky was close to the program even after current football staff member McQueary and Paterno knew of his child rape in 2002 was, as noted by the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, his presence at multiple Penn State football practices - while accompanied by one of his rape victims - in 2007.

I’ve been given no indication that Caldwell - or the Colts for that matter - are considering Bradley for a job with their organization in the future.

But based on the now-confirmed close relationship Sandusky maintained with Bradley and the Penn State football program years after key members of the school’s football staff uncovered Sandusky’s abuse of children can’t help but bring any individual or organization pause when evaluating Bradley’s fitness for a job.

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Radio Show Cut Short After Fans Jump Colts GM

Tonight the weekly, hour-long local radio show for Indianapolis Colts General Manager Bill Polian was yanked off the air 15 minutes early after Polian endured a steady stream of heated complaints from callers to the show.

Bill Polian Hammered By Radio Callers About Colts Pulling Their Starters While 14-0

The programming was actually abruptly ended in the middle of a comment from yet another caller taking Polian to task for the team’s decision to pull its starters in the third quarter of a 29-15 loss to the Jets yesterday. The defeat snapped 14 consecutive wins for the team to open the season.

Part of the reason for the generally irate nature of the calls was Polian’s refusal to acknowledge that pulling the Colts starters was a bad idea. An idea that he most likely helped implement with first-year coach Jim Caldwell. Read more…

Wake Up Call: Never Let Caldwell Park The Ferrari

When I was serving time as a American Hockey League announcer in Greensboro, N.C., in the ’90s, I remember a certain coach running the Wake Forest football program into the ground in nearby Winston Salem: Jim Caldwell.

Jim Caldwell Wake Forest Disastrous Coaching Record

I’ve been skeptical of Caldwell ever since. Yes, the Colts 14-game streak to start the season was starting to cause cracks in my cynicism, but today we finally got to see the Caldwell I watched systematically dismantle the Demon Deacons.

Jim Caldwell With Peyton Manning

I recognize that Caldwell’s Deacs are a long way from Caldwell’s Colts - in time, place and otherwise. So who am I to judge?

Jim Caldwell With Jeff Saturday

(Caldwell forgot tissues for Jeff Saturday)

Instead, I’ll let Indianapolis fans from today’s Colts-Jets live blog at IndyStar.com take it away …

Read more…

Speed Read: Curry Wanted Gay Sex From Driver?

The best part about this headline, in truth, is that it’s not even the first time we’ve been able to connect Eddy Curry with a preposterous legal suit in the past month. Remember this? Still, as bad as a two-year-old Big & Tall clothing bill is, this takes the cake: According to this story in the NEW YORK POST, the oft-injured and always overpaid Knicks center is accused of trying to solicit gay sex from his chauffeur, whom he also made touch his penis, clean up towels he had ejaculated into and whom he called a, “f**king Jew”, “white slave”, “white devil”, and “grandmaster of the KKK”. Oh, and when the driver complained, Curry pointed a loaded gun at him and threatened to kill him if he spoke.

Eddy Curry hidden in towel
(Nothing is coming up Eddy anymore. That’s for sure.)

Yes, folks, that’s about as good a story lede as you can get. Just imagine the eyes on the reporter who tripped across this court filing. “Oh, look, a Knicks benchwarmer is getting sued. Hmm, wait a minute! Gay sex! Racial epithets! He makes $9 million!! Someone get me the executive editor!”

For your reading pleasure, here are the best lines from the suit, carefully culled by the POST:

The stunning court papers claim Curry, a married father of three, repeatedly approached chauffeur David Kuchinsky “in the nude,” allegedly telling him, “Look at me, Dave, look” and “Come and touch it, Dave.”

In a disturbing episode reminiscent of some of the evidence in the manslaughter case against former Nets star Jayson Williams, Kuchinsky further claims in his suit that Curry pointed a “fully loaded” gun at him on at least two separate occasions to keep him from complaining about his treatment. “Look, I have one in the chamber,” Curry allegedly said.

Exactly how many of the allegations Curry fulfilled is up for debate, but — as with the Duke rape case — at the very least he was doing things that weren’t advisable. Note to self: Don’t call any future butlers grandmaster of the KKK”. Oh, and don’t make them butlers if you’ve only hired them to drive you around.

However, what might be the most astonishing thing about the suit, is just how little David Kuchinsky, the driver in question, is asking for. The POST claims that he wants $98,000 — $68,000 in unpaid wages and another $25,000+ in unpaid expenses from Curry — and “compensatory damages” from the center. Look, we’re not genuises here, but $98,000 is chump change for a guy whose been making $9 million a year. Sure, it’s good money, but if you’re Curry, don’t you just settle that suit as fast as humanly possible? You whipped it out on the guy repeatedly and made him clean up your masturbatory mess, and all he wants is a measly $100G? Seems cheap at the price, if you ask us.

“Instead of paying him, they discriminated against him, figuring that it would keep him there,” said Kuchinsky’s lawyer, Matthew Blit. “Imagine going into your boss’s office … and he stands up and drops his pants and he asks you take care of him. Those actions are unacceptable whether it’s in a corporate office or a private home.”

It’s worth noting that Kuchinsky does have a checkered past — he served a three-year prison sentence for a 1992 burglary in New Jersey — and that Curry’s lawyer, Kelly Saindon, says that the suit is the culmination of a series of blackmailing threats from the former chauffeur.

Still, if any of these allegations are admitted to or proven true in a court of law, it will solidify one thing: Curry is the human equivalent of canine feces. Yes, we’re calling him dog crap. He can take his 2:38 of game action this entire season and shove it. Or maybe Kuchinsky can do that for him. He might like that.

There was more NBA news, but alas, it was much less inflammatory, degrading or insulting. Still, it was pretty entertaining. Following a second-straight win over Toronto, snapping the team’s previous elongated losing skid in the process, Celtics center Kevin Garnett felt comfortable enough to loosen up in a postgame presser and go Christopher Reeve on everyone. Here’s the video:

Is it just us, or does Paul Pierce always seem like KG’s red-headed step-cousin in the interview room? Garnett steals the stage even when he’s trying to deflect praise, all of which makes the dual-mic pressers even more awkward, and more entertaining in the process.

Also, if you haven’t seen him play yet this year, now might be a good time to check out Oklahoma’s Blake Griffin. Here’s a lowdown of what he does well: Everything inside the three-point line. Here’s what he does poorly: select earphones. Did anyone see the earbuds he was using during a pre-game shootaround before Monday night’s win over rival Texas, a victory which snapped a six-game Oklahoma hoops losing streak against the Longhorns? They were either A) really old iPod earbuds or B) ripoffs of iPod earbuds. We couldn’t see “COBY” on them, but they had all the tell-tale signs. What, he can’t afford any Bose or Sony in-ear headphones? And what about the Nike ‘phones that are allegedly “designed for athletics”. Nike sponsors OU and they won’t comp a future top-10 pick a pair of headphones?

blake griffin
(Hmmm. Blake Griffin. Think he’s from Quahog, R.I.?)

Here are the full highlights of Griffin’s 14th double-double of the year, this one worth 20 points and 10 rebounds against his school’s biggest rival, all while allegedly playing with some sort of a hip pointer/side injury suffered early in the second half. We’d also note that there’s a distinct irony in the fact that Oklahoma’s other big contributor Monday night is named Austin. Oh, and for good measure, Bob Knight’s a pretty big Griffin fan, too.

  • Things keep getting worse for the Panthers. First, they get blown out at home in the playoffs. Then their fullback throws the team’s coaching staff under the bus. Now? A nasty prostitution ring is going to ensnare at least one Panther in it’s web, according to PROFOOTBALLTALK.
  • You know all those horrible chick flicks they put out with a hot actress — say, Kate Hudson — who is torn between two perfectly affable potential lovers and friends? Well, in this one, the two guys are played by PGA stud Adam Scott on Alex Rodriguez. Oh, and it’s actually happening.
  • Remember the old codger of a Hall of Fame voter in Tuscon who openly forgot to vote for Rickey Henderson? Well, ol’ Corky Simpson is taking out his frustration on the interwebs. We’d give you his home address and email if we had it … so come back soon. We should have it by lunch (gotta love the interwebs, even if Corky doesn’t).
  • There is no way Ed Rendell will ever win another election in Pennsylvania; he just simultaneously jinxed both the Steelers and Eagles with one, ferociously stupid blow.
  • Rendell might get off easy if it’s really snowy in Pittsburgh and the Ravens slog out a gross game. That’s more than you can say for the Spanish soccer fans in the video below.

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