October 3, 2012
It is common in athletics today for players to take performance enhancing drugs. That would get both college and pro players suspended. As in the case of Lance Armstrong, it could even make you forfeit seven Tour de France titles!
But it is not those types of performance enhancers stolen by members... [More]
September 22, 2012
Poor money management is the cause of a number of people’s financial problems. While some folks have incredible management skills, either surviving on a very tight budget or just controlling their spending and investing wisely, other blow millions of dollars.
One of the most famous cases, at ... [More]
July 14, 2012
Not wanting to sound biased, it might be best not to befriend an exotic dancer when you have thousands of dollars in jewelry and cash in your hotel room. This is true even for your favorite stripper!
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman defected to the United States from Cuba a couple of years a... [More]
May 4, 2012
Sports collectibles and memorabilia are a huge industry. Collectors purchase more than $2 billion per year on sports and entertainment collectables annually. What really makes them valuable is when they come with a certificate of authenticity.
Collectors buy everything from sports cards to anything... [More]
April 3, 2012
As a fan of college and pro football, as well as being a counselor for both theft classes and drug classes, I follow the off-field news of gridiron players closely.
There have been many players who found themselves on the wrong side of the law. Perhaps no athlete in any sport has made life as diffi... [More]
March 28, 2012
One one of the most vaunted and respected football programs in America, there i little doubt that Penn State's reputation has taken a serious hit in the past six months. Led by Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno for almost 50 years, the Nittany Lions were a perennial powerhouse and the little known scho... [More]
December 29, 2011
College athletes, pro athletes and even high school athletes run afoul of the law at times. Back in the 1980s, University of Virginia center Olden Polynice, a 7-0 sophomore, was caught stealing a headset for his Sony Walkman at a Rose’s department store. Many others have been busted for shopli... [More]
November 14, 2011
It is a known fact that most shoplifting is done not out of actual need but for a variety of other reasons. There is no way this thief needed what he stole. How many people can ride a bike custom-built for person7-feet 6-inches tall?
At 7-foot-6, former NBA center Shawn Bradley needs just about eve... [More]
October 13, 2011
When one thinks of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, the image is of Mormons and football. At least it is that way to me.
Here is a new way to think of the university.
Former BYU football standout and NFL football player Reno Mahe and three of his friends were ordered to stand trial on thef... [More]
September 8, 2011
Don’t confuse basketball lingo and statistics with the real world. Maybe someone should have explained that to Des Moines, Iowa's Drake University basketball star Rayvonte Rice.
You see for the Drake hoops team, Rice is a thief, and a good one at that. Rice led Drake in steals on the ba... [More]