O.J. in trouble with law, may face prison sentence this time

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Barry Bonds

NEXT TIME I’M TAKING MY BALL HOME WITH ME. Barry Bonds made enemies with another person this week when he criticized Marc Ecko for purchasing his 756th home run ball. Do we feel sorry for Barry? Not really.

Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson was in court this week facing 10 felony charges in connection to an attempted robbery of sports memorabilia.

Simpson, who was acquitted of murder in 1994, will likely be spending a long time in jail, where a 300 lb felon will ensure he scores a lot more than Buffalo’s offence. If Simpson wants some consolation, at least he’s still faring better than Dick Jauron.

Donovan McNabb was in the news this week after commenting during an HBO interview that African-American quarterbacks need to “do a little bit extra” to succeed in the NFL. McNabb was a victim of racism after Rush Limbaugh’s 2003 comments.

His current struggles are likely not a result of racism, though " his body’s as frail as a calcium-deprived grandfather thanks to his running style when he entered the league, and he drove away his top receiver in 2005.

Major League Baseball’s division races are heating up in the final couple weeks of the regular season, with the Yankees’ historic comeback on the Red Sox overshadowing equally tight National League races between the Mets and Phillies, Brewers and Cubs, and Diamondbacks and Padres.

The NHL preseason got under way this weekend, with the Canadiens, Oilers, Senators and Flames all winning their openers. The Canucks and Leafs both lost their first games, but luckily, preseason hockey doesn’t matter.

Barry Bonds criticized fashion designer Marc Ecko this week after Ecko purchased his 756th home run ball. After Ecko took internet votes on what to do with the ball " donate it to the Hall of Fame, brand it with an asterisk or blast it into space " Bonds commented, “He’s stupid. He’s an idiot. He spent $750,000 on the ball and that’s what he’s doing with it? What he’s doing is stupid.”

A top Madison Square Garden official testified Wednesday that the former executive suing Knicks general manager Isiah Thomas for sexual harassment struggled with her work responsibilities before filing the lawsuit.

The claim holds little credibility, since it’s likely Thomas would no sooner drive away an incompetent employee than he would an incompetent basketball player.

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