Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 at
The last time I ran my close, personal texts from the sporting world’s elite, I noted how I liked to read the “real” Texts From Last Night and experience the schadenfreude. After awhile though, the site becomes more and more difficult to visit because you start picturing the people in the text messages actually performing some of the activities they’re texting about and it makes you jealous. In my mind, all of the women engaging in this drunken debauchery (save for the really depraved and creepy stuff) look like Vanessa Hudgens and all of the dudes are that guy who knocked up the hot Kardashian sister. I know in reality there is no way this is the case, but still: I want to read something that makes me feel better about myself, not a constant reminder of how old and boring I’m getting. So, for the time being, I’ll stick with Lamebook. On to the texts:
First up, Mike Leake: apparently not a Macy’s card holder.
Next up, Shane Battier, who hit a game-winner and became a father for the second time on Sunday: Read the rest of this entry
Friday, September 3rd, 2010 at
Bobby Knight instilled hustle in his Indiana players by chair or slap. Look at former IU basketball radio analyst Todd Leary hustle for that ball. He didn’t want to feel the wrath of Knight. He’s one of those players that took lessons learned on the hardwood and applied them to life.
Knight probably didn’t think Leary would apply his teachings to criminal activities. His former player was arrested and charged with burglary and theft for stealing appliances from foreclosed homes and selling them to an appliance store.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Leary paid two other men to move refrigerators and other appliances out of foreclosed homes and then sold them to an Indianapolis appliance store. When investigators questioned Leary, he allegedly told them that he worked for a company that bought, repaired and then resold foreclosed homes. Leary told police that he picked the homes off an auction listing on the Hamilton County sheriff’s website. But the sheriff’s department denied ever selling any homes to any such company or to Leary, and the homes that were burglarized were tracked to other owners.
Did we mention that he was arrested in February of this year for “misappropriating” almost $1,000,000 from a mortgage company where he was employed? He’s facing up to three years in jail per a plea agreement. The best thing about the February arrest was that it happened at Assembly Hall right before he was supposed to go on air to cover the Purdue-Indiana game.
Leary didn’t waste any time getting back into the groove. That’s the type of hustlin’ that would make Rick Ross proud. Well maybe the annoying homeless guy who tried to sell us an old Playstation and an ankle bracelet on Ludlow St. the other night. Really, homey? I rock Colecovision but I’ll definitely take the bracelet for my friend…yeah my friend.
If Leary hears “Hoosier Daddy” in the prison shower, he better hustle out of there or he’s in big trouble.