The Denver Broncos have more grease fires right now than the kitchen of a seedy Mexican restaurant with a drunk chef. Franchise QB Jay Cutler is demanding a trade and Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall is awaiting the league’s wrath following his fourth arrest since 2006. And everyone seems to hate the new coach.
And now their big free agent signing is in hot water. The PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER says that ex-Eagles running back Correll Buckhalter has been named by an alleged drug dealer as a client during his trial. The prosecutor in the case of the wonderfully named Styles N. Beckles (no, not this Stylez) mentioned Buckhalter and former Temple football player Keita Crespina as two athletes to whom Beckles had sold drugs.
• Suspected cocaine trafficker & ex-NFL RB Travis Henry is out of jail on $400,000 bail. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
• The Los Angeles Dodgers and Clemson Tigers sure could use a hug.
• It was sink or swim for a Zimbabwe soccer squad. Unfortunately, one of their players drowned.
• Morten Andersen wants a chance to kick the record of NFL’s oldest player.
• U-Dub and Wazzu are on pace to finish out their seasons with a finale we’re officially dubbing the Rotten Apple Cup.
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Travis Henry is a free man! Well, sort of. The ex-Broncos, ex-Bills, ex-Titans RB who was recently arrested on charges of cocaine trafficking was released from jail on Thursday.
(Travis’ first taste of freedom)
So, was Henry found innocent? Was it a case of mistaken idenity, like in The Fugitive or the Leslie Nielsen opus Wrongfully Accused? Is Travis safe from suffering his own Shawshank Redemption?
No, no, and no. Henry was able to scrape up enough dough to pay off the $400,000 bail set in his case, and got himself sprung from the joint, if only temporarily. Without a weekly NFL paycheck coming in, how was Travis able to afford it?
Don’t forget - we’re live blogging tonight’s Angels-Red Sox game at 10 pm ET.
• Terrell Owens trades the object of his irritation from Tony Romo to Keyshawn Johnson.
• Guess blackouts do work, after all. Just ask the White Sox and Middle Tennessee State. But don’t ask Georgia.
• Ty Willingham likes his Huskies’ chances this year. Um, should someone tell him Washington is 0-4 already?
• For a 3rd place finish in the AL East, Yankees GM Brian Cashman is awarded with a new three-year, $6 million deal.
• Always wondered what’s written on those NFL QB wristbands? The Boston Globe finds out - and wishes they didn’t.
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With October upon us, you would expect the Denver area to be covered in snow. Well, Travis Henry wasn’t going to wait, and decided to go out & get his own white powder.
CBS 4 in Denver reports that the ex-Denver Broncos running back has been arrested for his involvement in a cocaine deal.
• EVERY DAY SHOULD BE SATURDAY suggests that nothing would be more intimidating to Miami Hurricanes foes than playing in a half-demolished Orange Bowl.
• PRO FOOTBALL TALK isn’t so high on Travis Henry right now, as the teamless RB has failed yet another drug test.
• THE WORLD OF ISAAC celebrates Paula Creamer’s round of 60 by teeing up a pleasant pictorial of the good-looking golfer.
• DEADSPIN races up news that Barack Obama may be sponsoring a NASCAR car.
• THE SPOILER discovers that David Beckham has a drinking problem:
• DC SPORTS BOG takes in the sight & sounds of Santana Moss’ birthday extravaganza.
• DEADSPIN reports from the battlefront that Red China is facing a new invasion - by the Red Sox Nation.
• BIG LEAGUE STEW is sad to see the passing of Bo Diddley, co-star of one of the bestest sports commercials ever.
RAVENS PLAYERS, BRONCOS COACH TALKING JUST FINE(D): In the National Football League, it pays to speak your mind.
The BALTIMORE SUN reports that four Ravens players were fined by the league for criticizing the officials in the Birds’ 27-24 Monday night loss to the Patriots.Cornerbacks Samari Rolle & Chris McAlister and receiver Derrick Mason were each slapped with a $15,000 bill for their critical comments about the crew. Linebacker Bart Scott has to dole out a little more - $25,000 - for verbally abusing the officials and tossing one of the ref’s flags into the stands.
Baltimore coach Brian Billick said the team would not argue the fines.
Meanwhile, the DENVER POST reports that Broncos coach Mike Shanahan was also fined by the NFL on Friday for his comments about the league’s substance abuse policy.Shanahan has to shell out $25,000 for publicly discussing the details of Travis Henry’s appeal of his 1-year drug suspension. The coach detailed how the Broncos’ RB took hair sample and lie detector test to prepare for his appeal.
Talking about the substance abuse policy process is apparently against league rules. Shanahan maintains he was only trying to support his player. Somehow it worked, as Henry won his appeal on Tuesday.
With Terence Newman’s recent threats to Jon Kitna, the NFL’s fines department could be rollin’ in dough again after this weekend.