Vick Apologizes To Family After Cousin Davon Willams Rats Him Out To Feds

DOES VICK APOLOGY MEAN HE’S HIDING MORE DOG ABUSE? We really savored the transparency of the statement Michael Vick’s attorney read on his behalf yesterday - after he pleaded innocent to dog torture and murder.

Michael Vick holding dog


Excerpt: “Above all, I would like to say to my mom I’m sorry for what she has had to go through in this most trying of times. It has caused pain to my family and I apologize to my family.”

In case you’re wondering why Ron Mexico highlighted his family, you might want to inspect an April quote attributed to Vick when asked about a dog fighting operation on his property: “I left the house with my family members and my cousin. They just haven’t been doing the right thing.

Ron Mexicos


Get it? Vick is in full-blown damage control mode after his family members ratted him out to the Feds AFTER Vick threw them under the bus in April. The scary part about Vick’s apology is perhaps it means his kin know even more than what was inserted into the indictment (the Feds aren’t above holding things back to use later).

Vick’s next step? Launch a campaign to find the real canine killers, with A. Iverson, E. Smith and D. Sanders all duly deputized.

Reporters Becoming Billboards Ron Mexico Name Generator

• DEADSPIN has this word from our sponsor: the Fourth Estate is being re-zoned for commercial use:

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• The MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE knows which Detroit Tiger shops at Wal-Mart, thanks to the burgeoning bloom of athlete-penned blogs.

• D’OH! Gregory Hardy of CBS SPORTSLINE runs down the roster of his All-Simpsons football team.

Bart Simpson Football Halftime


• Need an alias to get out of a dogfighting indictment? GIRLS GONE SPORTS comes to the rescue with the Ron Mexico Name Generator.

• The HARTFORD COURANT has hair-raising news that George Steinbrenner is perturbed by his perms in the ESPN series “The Bronx is Burning”:

Steinbrenners


• Arash Markazi of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED fondly remembers his welcome into the Boise State family.

• GOOD NEWS IN SPORTS reports Ohio State coach Jim Tressel is donating $1 million to Youngstown State University.

Jim Tressel Youngstown State


You don’t think he’s trying to buy off the Penguins before their colossal Sept. 1 matchup with his Buckeyes, do you?

• BLACK ATHLETE SPORTS NETWORK nominates Mark Jackson as David Stern’s replacement for NBA Commish.

• The COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD reports the town of Cheney, WA, is 12th Man out, as the Seahawks move their training closer to Seattle. Unforunately, owner Paul Allen can’t hear their cries from inside his yellow submarine:

Seahawks Yellow Submarine


• The NEW YORK SUN gets on the bus with news that Jerome Bettis believes Bill Cowher will be coaching the Giants in 2008.

Eagles Sign Real Ron Mexico

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES BRINGING IN THE REAL RON MEXICO: The NFL is adding an international flavor to its rosters. Just as the Atlanta Falcons signed a Japanese wide receiver, the Philadelphia Eagles have inked a defensive tackle from Mexico:

Ron Mexicos


Mauricio Lopez, all 6′1″ 329 pounds of him, is joining the Iggles after serving with the Cologne Centurions. He was a member of the Mexican National Team (apparently there is one), and played collegiately for Monterrey Tech.

chipotle cheesesteak


Hope you like chipotle on your cheesesteaks!

Comcast Blog Show Has Me Feeling That Much More Sports Substantial

BLOG SHOW HAS ME FEELING MORE SPORTS SUBSTANTIAL: AOL’s Jamie Mottram and the WASHINGTON POST’s Dan Steinberg’s Blog Show on Comcast is back and this time the duo dump so much unfiltered sports gossip on my brain that I’m now reconsidering that Tulsa sports radio morning show producer job offer.

Blog Show Comcast Jamie Mottram Dan Steinberg


My personal highlights: Mottram’s Ron Mexico-readied Aquafina bottle in the center of the set.

And Mottram’s “WWTSM” shirt:

Who Wants To Sex Mutombo T-Shirt


In case you don’t know, “WWTSM” stands for “Who wants to sex Mutombo?”:

Who Wants To Sex Mutombo T-Shirt


The phrase was allegedly uttered by Mutombo to Georgetown students during his college days (see Hoya Har-Har!). I’m also pleased to report it is now a phrase that pays for our fine friends in the dirty pictures business.

If you aren’t among the fortunate millions on the East Coast where Comcast’s Blog Show is teevee compatible, plug into Mottram and Steinberg’s official sites to watch.

SORE STORE: Buy your "Ron Mexico" t…

SORE STORE: Buy your "Ron Mexico" t-shirts here.

The SbB Girls invade Music City, USA: Nashville.

The girls toured the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Ryman Auditorium (the original home of the Grand Ole Opry), Vanderbilt University and the Parthenon.

Click this link for more pix of Brooks and the SbB Girls in Toronto, Chicago, Paris, London, Dublin, New York, D.C., Denver, Seattle, Boston, Las Vegas, and Hawaii.

MORE BAD PR FOR THE PR DEPARTMENT: The San Fr…

MORE BAD PR FOR THE PR DEPARTMENT: The San Francisco 49ers, it was widely reported, fired PR director Kirk Reynolds earlier this year after a Reynolds-produced training video leaked which included nudity and racial slurs. The Niners have announced Reynolds’ replacement- and it’s Aaron Salkin, former publicity chief for the Giants and Falcons. But Salkin isn’t without controversy himself- he was fired from the Falcons last fall after he likened local reporters to “leeches” in a published interview. The San Fran organization may be a shell of its former self, but don’t feel bad for Salkin- were he still with Atlanta, he’d have a whole season of Ron Mexico questions ahead of him.

PETA, the anti-human organization lists the T…

PETA, the anti-human organization lists the Top 10 MLB ballparks for vegetarian fare this summer.

In a related story, for the first time in three years, I’ve actually found a reason to like Dodger Owner Frank McCourt. The Dodgers, according to a recent caller to KSPN-AM’s "Big Show" in Los Angeles, have stopped serving vegetarian food at Chavez Ravine.

The caller went on to rage to show hosts Steve Mason and John Ireland about his lack of food choices at Dodger Stadium. Thankfully, Ireland provided the necessary beat-down.

Ireland: "What about Nachos? Popcorn? Peanuts? Cotton Candy? Frosty Malts? … Come to think of it, most of the food at Dodger Stadium is meatless."

Caller: "(long pause) … Uh, I guess you’re right."

My suggestion to PETA on the dilemma at Dodgertown: do something most of your male membership is already an expert at, eat the buns.

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Update by Steve Silver:B>B>See that Sports Illustrated cover story on Michael Vick last week? Two rather large holes in it: One, its premise was that Vick is out to prove this season that he is, contrary to popular belief, a “real quarterback.” Nevermind that said opposing viewpoint has been taken by almost nobody. BR>

And secondly, it saves any mention of the herpes lawsuit for the 13th paragraph, gives it only a two-sentence brush-off, and the name “Ron Mexico” is NOT mentioned. Shouldn’t reporter Michael Silver (no relation) have at least asked Vick about the name? Way to give short shrift to what was, far and away, the most talked-about story of the NFL off-season.

On June 26, the NFL kicked off its ninth annu…


On June 26, the NFL kicked off its ninth annual Rookie Symposium. The four-day orientation introduces the 2005 NFL Draft class to life in the NFL before the rookies report to training camps. The program includes presentations, videos and workshops about the operation of the NFL and the challenges its players face.BR />The symposium’s agenda will cover topics like: family issues, personal finance, personal conduct, success in the NFL and life after football, life experiences, and life as a rookie.BR />Rookies may also know these topics under other headings: Baby Mamas; Don’t Buy Your Boys West Coast Customs H2’s with Your Signing Bonus; Murders, Drug Deals, & Domestic Violence Are Bad News; The Average NFL Player Shelf Life is 4 Years; Ron Mexico and You; and Get Me Some Water, Rookie.B>

On June 26, the NFL kicked off its ninth annu…


On June 26, the NFL kicked off its ninth annual Rookie Symposium. The four-day orientation introduces the 2005 NFL Draft class to life in the NFL before the rookies report to training camps. The program includes presentations, videos and workshops about the operation of the NFL and the challenges its players face.BR />The symposium’s agenda will cover topics like: family issues, personal finance, personal conduct, success in the NFL and life after football, life experiences, and life as a rookie.BR />Rookies may also know these topics under other headings: Baby Mamas; Don’t Buy Your Boys West Coast Customs H2’s with Your Signing Bonus; Murders, Drug Deals, & Domestic Violence Are Bad News; The Average NFL Player Shelf Life is 4 Years; Ron Mexico and You; and Get Me Some Water, Rookie.B>

Tom FitzGerald of the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE…

Tom FitzGerald of the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE writes Michelle Wie’s demons aren’t sand traps and 6-foot par putts. Instead, "she’s afraid of "bugs, the dark, scary movies, clowns, dolls - dolls because they are going to eat you at night."
FitzGerald also notes a kinship of sorts with Wie: "Michelle and I actually have a lot in common: We’re both nearly 6-feet, and we both wear men’s 9 1/2 shoes."

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Update by Paul Katcher:
CATCH MORE THAN JUST PASSES: Ron Mexico lives in Blitz: The League, a renegade video game set for a fall release that plans to portray pro football in much the same was as ESPN’s one-season series Playmakers.
The screen shot below shows Mexico — Michael Vick’s alias cited in a STD-related lawsuit — in action as left-handed, black quarterback sporting No. 7. Working without official license from the NFL, Blitz: The League features fictional teams and players and works them through storylines off the field that Tags and Co. would certainly not endorse.