Rachel Connor goes by the nickname 'Chill.' From the look of her booking photo this morning on DUI charges in Florida, the LPGA Future Tour member was pretty mellow, smiling for cops. From her Twitter account it seems she was taking part yesterday in the Archie Griffin Celebrity Golf Classic. She golfed with Eddie George. Then, early this morning, Eddie was in her car when she was popped for DUI. Rachel says she had two vodka cranberries. Where were they headed? JUMP!
Peyton Manning got released by the Indianapolis Colts today, in case you haven't heard. After his farewell press conference, Manning jumped on a private jet and went down to... Miami. Guess who needs a quarterback. Guess who is expected to make a run at Manning. The Miami Dolphins, that's who. While there's meeting scheduled between the Dolphins and Manning, it must be nice to have Peyton already in town if you're Miami's GM. Here's the evidence and the story. JUMP
One final presser. One final moment to thank Colts' fan for 14 years of support and $173 million in his bank account. Remember, folks, the NFL is a business. Peyton Manning benefited and so did Jim Irsay. Us non-Colts fans were just outside observers to the greatest this generation will ever see. And along the way we appreciated Manning in multiple ways. BC's favorite way to appreciate Peyton was via Manning Faces. And today he left us with a few classics. JUMP!
Gotta love Brian Billick. Would you ever see Adam Schefter go with the stubble on ESPN? Chris Mortensen with some fuzz while chatting with Linda Cohn? Never. We want you to take a look at this Twitter feed from @CoachBillick. The guy rips off days and days of NFL tweets and out of nowhere drops a beard shaving tweet. Just out of the blue. This Manning story is driving everyone insane - literally.
Did you hear? PEYTON MANNING TO BE RELEASED BY THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS! OMG! FIREBALLS! WORLD ENDING! Yeah, so the Colts had no choice to release Manning, you morons. So they keep him, pay $28 million and hold back the franchise from rebuilding? Delaying the inevitable? Of course they were going to release him. Manning knew they had to release him. But there are idiots out there who can't say goodbye. Here are 27 of them. JUMP!
Big news floating around Raleigh, North Carolina this week where a Peyton Manning tip is bigger news than Peyton Manning not getting a $28 million payment from Jim Irsay. You see, Peyton was in Raleigh/Durham last week working with his old Tennessee offensive coordinator, David Cutcliffe. A guy has to eat so one thing led to another and Manning was picking up a tab at the Angus Barn. Bigger news, Peyton over tips. JUMP!
Think Auburn fan has forgotten about what Harvey Updyke did to his/her trees at Toomer's Corner? You know, time heals wounds. Nope, not happening to War Eagle. What we have here is one of the all-time greatest trolls by Auburn fan who somehow talked Updyke into believing he would have a free ticket to the BCS Championship back in January. Harvey fell for the scam and there is audio & proof of the troll. JUMP!
Bret Bielema is marrying Jennifer Hielsberg and in true Busted Coverage fashion we need to pick out a wedding item to buy these lovely kids. Bret is 41. His chick is 26. They're tying the knot this Saturday. Bret's salary comes in at about $1.5 million per year. In other words, we need to come up with the perfect item that says good luck and 'Boy, can't you afford your own $140 toaster?' We deal in registries for a living & Bret's is quite impressive. JUMP!
Welcome to the new Busted Coverage series simply called, 'I Partied With...' We know, from the photos sent to us, that it's a major life achievement for many of you to drink with your sporting heroes. But you need someone to publicize that experience. We want to hear your stories and see the photos. Today we get the opportunity to hang with Jeremy Shockey last night at the Guns N' Roses concert at The Fillmore in Miami. JUMP!
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has been approached about doing 'The Bachelor.' The bad news is he appears to actually be considering it. The show and his people are in talks, according to host Chris Harrison. This makes us wince for more than one reason. We're sure the ladies' panties are getting moist by the thought though and hell, that's what makes good television. Here's the rundown, included the Florida Gators connection. JUMP!
The Buffalo Bills might not go to the NFL playoffs for 5 years or so but at least they'll have Stevie Johnson around to keep things interesting. The Bills today signed their star wide receiver to a 5-year contract, but not before Stevie made one last contract demand to quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. The two traded texts Friday morning and eventually Fitzpatrick had this on the side of his head. Of course we have the texts that led to this disaster. JUMP!
Via: Oregon starting wide receiver Josh Huff was cited for driving under the influence on Saturday morning, according to a Eugene Police spokeswoman. Huff was pulled over for speeding near campus just after 1 a.m. on Saturday morning, and was given a DUI. He was also cited for driving without a license - the Eugene Police spokeswoman told KEZI-TV that Huff is not a licensed driver. His major? Undecided.
Our friends at SportsRantz.com want you to see this headline from ESPN via its tablet app. Is it funny to joke about 'Deep Waters' when referencing the Saints? It is at ESPN. Not that anyone in New Orleans has memories of 'deep water' or anything. Are we just being sensitive pricks? Probably, but what's next, 'Blown Away' referencing Indiana's exit from Big Ten Basketball Championship? Who can't enjoy a good tornado headline these days?
The big NFL news today - besides the Saints bashing Drew Brees - is that defensive coordinator Gregg Williams had a bounty program while working with the Saints from 2009-2012. You might remember two plays where bounties might have been paid. (a.) The shot Kurt Warner took during the 2010 playoffs, and (b.) the shot under the chin that Brett Favre endured in 2010. Peter King worked his sources and chatted with Favre. No biggie, says Favre. The NFL thinks differently.
Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber is going to get married to whatever trollop he pleases, thank you very much. Actually, he's going to get married to the intern he cheated on his pregnant wife with, Traci Lynn Johnson. Johnson will be having her bridal shower this weekend. One problem. Tiki isn't even divorced yet. Somebody has to get paid before Tiki can run off and marry some chick half his age. Check it!
This probably won't end well. Not verified, yet likely legit, Brett Favre has joined Twitter this afternoon. His first tweet came just after 2 p.m. EST via @BrettFavre4. He's following three accounts: Donald Driver, ESPN & the NFL. Mark our words, this guy will have a gig on the WWL by the draft in April. No way he can possibly stay quiet through another summer. Few days a month in Bristol. Rest in Mississippi. It's coming, boys.
And here we figured Gronk couldn't bro-out any more than going duck face in his Zubaz while judging a bro dance-off at a Tampa gym. Then, last night, the guy is spotted wearing his Pac-Sun t-shirt repping the Young & Reckless brand. Buy one for $20. (Remember, this guy is still working on that rookie contract.) Tipsters claim he was hanging at some bar called Mangroves. Looks a little too classy, but Tampa is on high-alert for a Fiesta so we'll take their word. Let's get rolling!
They just can't find anyone who's culturally-sensitive to write headlines over at ESPN, can they? After tripping all over themselves when someone used the term "chink" in a headline about Asian-American New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin, they went and did it again. This time, the victim was former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward, who's half Korean. Here's what they tried to slide by us this time. Check it!
Of course we weren't giving up without a full shot of this now infamous scooter Rob Gronkowski has been using this week in Florida. We first learned of this scooter after Sunday night's party at the Jason Taylor benefit and it's been an obsession ever since. The thought of the guy throwing broads over his shoulder and scootering back to a hotel room is intriguing. And now we get a full look at this beast ride. JUMP!
Via: “We had a conversation today with Hines Ward and informed him that we plan to release him of his contract prior to the start of the 2012 NFL calendar year,” Steelers President Art Rooney II told the team’s website, Steelers.com. "Hines’ accomplishments are numerous, and he will always be thought of as one of the all-time great Steelers. We wish him nothing but the best.” And the guy has the best retirement gift - EVER!
It may be the NFL offseason, but that doesn't mean the Tim Tebow news will stop. It will never stop because he's our Savior! And just what is the Savior up to now? Well, he's having dinner with country singer Taylor Swift and guess what? They might be dating! Ooooooh! Here's a rundown of what you've missed so far and we handicap whether this relationship has any chance of working out. Check it!
Remember when we introduced the Internet to Oakland Raiders cheerleader & grandmother Susie Sanchez? That's all it took for the Oprah generation to get excited about the possibility of regaining their youth via cheering for 24-year-olds from LSU & USC. Now comes fitness bikini competitor Sharon Simmons & her dream of cheering with the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders. She's 55, tanned like a Cuban castaway & wants to shake it for Romo. Dreams, gotta have 'em. JUMP!
Kudos to @DreadedDopeness for stopping in Kiln yesterday to snap this piece of tagging history we'd never seen. In other Brett Favre news, the Gunslinger recently posted for sale the cleats he wore in his 200th straight NFL start. Cost? $5,000. As a bonus, you get lots of small flakes of Lambeau turf still stuck to the shoes, an autograph and formal letter from Brett saying these are legit. He was 18-of-27 for 215 yards and 3 TDs during that November 2004 game. Let's get rolling!
Fact: Mark Sanchez was in Vegas this past weekend doing what guys 25 & under do. Fact: Mark Sanchez had a bro moment with DJ Hardwell. Fact: Mark Sanchez dined on organic chicksn & Australian lobster tails. Unconfirmed Fact: Mark Sanchez completed this chick's life by kissing her at some Vegas club Saturday night. JUMP!
Via: Raymond Small was arrested at 5:56 p.m. on Sunday by Trooper James Trelka of the Gallia-Meigs Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol near mile post 24 on U.S. 33. According to Sgt. Barry Call of the Gallia-Meigs Post, Small was found with 243 pills believed to be Oxycontin, an undisclosed amont of suspected heroin, some hand-rolled marijuana cigarettes and a loaded 25 caliber pistol. Good to see Ray-Ray using his business degree. Wait, did he get a business degree?
We're sure you remember Washington Redskins' safety LaRon Landry's impossibly jacked photo from last week. Well, teammate Adam Carriker had a little fun with it. Carriker threw on his wife's shirt and flexed in front of the camera just like Landry. Obviously, this dude has too much time on his hands. Here's the result and his interaction with Landry. All we have to say is, "Why to go, brahs!" Check it!
This morning we reported that Gronk was spotted last night at Jason Taylor's charity benefit using some sort of beer cart scooter you see at NASCAR races (instead of crutches). And here we thought it was just some sort of joke. Nope, just how Yo Soy Fiesta is rolling in Florida this week. Now comes this photo via @zachkrantz that proves Gronk is still cruising on the beer scooter. Of course this is the beginning of something special. Gronk. Florida. Beer scooter. We're smitten.
If you thought Gronk was going to stay in Massachusetts an entire weekend, you're stupid. Of course he had the puck spike on Friday night and the guy was right back to Fort Lauderdale last night for Jason Taylor's Celebrity Golf Classic pre-event fiesta. Big news from this party: (a.) Gronk seemed to ditch the crutches, and (b.) he was being jersey chased by Kevin Jonas, and (c.) Gronk was jerking around on a scooter. JUMP!
And here we figured Robert Downey Jr. had no idea who Tim Tebow was or that there was this pop culture 'phenomenon' called Tebowing. Not that we caught Downey Jr. Tebowing on the Oscars. Nope, totally missed it. But now our boss. There he was on a Sunday night - in the Florida Keys - just following along with his popcorn & his iPhone. But, Downey Jr.? How can this be possible? The last person we'd bet would be caught Tebowing - EVER! JUMP!
Gotta give Rob Gronkowski credit for being a man of his word and not backing out of his puck-spiking gig at last night's Worcester Sharks game. There was Gronk, cast on his ankle from his recent surgery, spiking a puck on one leg after being driven to center ice while sitting on the tailgate of a truck. Can't really blame the guy for showing up even with injury when he only made $405,000 in base salary this season. JUMP!
What kind of assholes walk around Indy wearing Cowboys jackets and Jets hoodies in late February? Of course, the Ryan brothers. Here they are yesterday afternoon just cruising around downtown getting some exercise. Ladies, get those feet cleaned up. Sexy might be jonesing. (via @Alec_GangOr_Dye) In other football news, the NCAA has released findings in its Oregon investigation: broken rules in '08, 09, 10 & 11. Shocked? Not us. Let's get rolling!
Seriously, there's a war going on between Laron Landry & haters. We picture the haters to be balding, old, fat, white guys who work at a newspaper or tweet incessantly. If there's one thing fat, white guys don't like, it's black dudes who play in the NFL and have Laron's pipes. But their beef this time seems to be incredibly ridiculous. Is Landry really 240 pounds? And we have a Twitter war! JUMP!
Is there something you need to tell us, Baby Jesus? Just hanging out last night in the diaper aisle at some store in L.A.? And what's up with the Detroit lean going on with the hat? And the color coordination? Let's clean up the act. (via @ajochs95) Hopefully you watched the Heat-Knicks game. If so, you would have been watching the 2012 NBA champions. If it takes defense to win rings, might as well hand over the trophy. The NY Post's headline: Linept. Let's get rolling!
Normally we wouldn't waste our time posting about real estate belonging to NFL QBs with 10 career wins and located in Buffalo. But this is the Georgianstyle House belonging to J.P. Losman, a guy who probably doesn't need to be hanging around Buffalo the rest of his life. This isn't even a standalone house. J.P. was living in a mansion split into three homes. No, we're serious. JUMP!
Our buddy Jake at Funny Athlete Tweets sent word today that Laron Landry, better known as the NFL strong safety most likely to have a carer as a member of the Chippendales, might be letting himself go after just two months away from the sport. Doesn't surprise us. Always seemed like that guy was a one-year wonder. A guy who gets jacked on P90X and turns to flab six months later. JUMP!
Relax, everyone, Vince Wilfork won't drown in that blue water in the Bahamas. This guy is like Michael Phelps in the body of an NFL defensive tackle. Just blasting through the water scaring the sh*t out of fish who've never seen a black guy this big - EVER. That is 323+ pounds swimming around in a lagoon. Little kids on Spring Break just scrambling to get out of Shamu's way (yes, we wouldn't say it to his face). JUMP!