East Bound And Down: Saints’ Kicker Suspended

As we remember from our study of the Greatest Movies Ever Made, Bandit and the Snowman got $80,000 for hauling 400 cases of Coors from Texarkana, Texas, to the Southern Classic truck rodeo in Georgia in 28 hours. Saints kicker Garrett Hartley recently attempted a similar feat — a late night drive from Dallas to New Orleans in time to make a morning practice. But that stunt cost him $90,000.

Garrett Hartley

Where’s Big Enos Burdette when you need him? Having apparently lost his appeal, Hartley was suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancers, league officials announced today. The substance that turned up in his system? Adderall, which he says he took to stay awake for the drive.

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Orioles’ Walker A Bandit On Baltimore Boulevards

Eric Byrnes has his Shaggin’ Wagon. Jamie Walker has his Banditmobile.

Jamie Walker Orioles 1981 Trans Am

The BALTIMORE SUN revs up news of the Orioles pitcher running around town in a 1981 Trans Am - complete with a big ol’ Firebird right on the hood and a license plate that reads “I heart Dixie”. Read more…