Outside the Gates:

Glaus a juice pig, Woods a cash cow

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Tiger Woods

$100 MILLION? I'LL DRINK TO THAT! Tiger Woods hopes to land a deal with Gatorade that could have him raking in the green.

This week outside the Western gates, fans see the good, the bad and the ugly in the world of professional sports.

Tiger Woods has a refreshing new deal in the works that could be worth as much as $100 million. Woods, who is famous for endorsing Nike, is said to be signing a five-year deal with Gatorade. Woods has also had endorsements with Buick, Tag Heuer, Accenture, Gillette and Electronic Arts, to name a few.

In other news, Detroit Red Wings defenceman Chris Chelios testified in the murder trial of Justin Blackshere, who has been convicted of murdering two employees at Chelios’ downtown restaurant.

The 18-year-old busboy has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison after he stabbed and killed the restaurant’s owner and chef and fled the scene with $10,000 Jan. 2, 2007. Chelios opened the restaurant in 2005.

Another steroids scandal has erupted, this time in the Toronto Blue Jays’ clubhouse.

Jays’ third basemen Troy Glaus is being questioned after SI.com revealed that in 2003 and 2004 shipments of nandrolone and testosterone arrived at an address traced to him.

Glaus, who is normally extremely confident in interviews, was reported as “on the verge of tears” and “in a state of shock” Sunday.

It is unclear whether he was upset about the drug suspicions or the Jays’ inability to hold a lead Saturday night " they lost to the Devil Rays who came back from a three-run deficit in the ninth inning to take the win.

Speaking of running, Jamaica is not only known for its bobsled team. Asafa Powell of Jamaica beat his own world record in the 100-metres on Sept. 9 with a new time of 9.74 seconds.

Although he held the previous record of 9.77, he shared that time with Justin Gatlin, and can now celebrate holding the title of world’s fastest man on his own.

Not only did Gatlin lose his title, he has also learned a lesson in honesty, as he was banned for up to eight years after testing positive for testosterone use in 2006.

Adding to the list of delinquents in the sports world is Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Jerramy Stevens.

Stevens was found guilty on Friday of driving under the influence.

In March he was stopped by police; he smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. Since then, the 27-year-old has been on trial for three DUI charges.

In June 2003, Stevens pleaded guilty to reckless driving and received a two-day jail sentence. He also drove into a nursing home in 2000 and spent five days in jail.

What a winner!

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