One day before the police department documents in the Ben Roethlisberger case were made public, the officer who took the first report from the woman who accused Roethlisberger of sexual assault resigned. Sgt. Jerry Blash, the only officer who interviewed the Steelers quarterback, admitted in an interview with investigators that he made some derogatory comments about the accuser to other officers.
Photos have surfaced online of Roethlisberger smiling alongside Blash, and Milledgeville (Ga.) police Chief Woodrow Blue said the photos were taken in the hours before the allegation was made.
Also revealed in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation reports released Thursday was the fact investigators wanted to talk with a woman about a separate incident reportedly involving Roethlisberger, but the women declined to talk.
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New Celtic Michael Finley joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about the playoffs, which the C's open Saturday by hosting the Miami Heat. Finley said the Celtics need to work on their mental preparation. "Confidence is never a problem with this team," he said. "That's something I learned since I've been here and from afar. It's just a matter of keeping that confidence to a professional level, meaning that you can be confident, but it's a disease to be overconfident. I think that's what's happened in some of the games since I've been here. We go into the game not respecting our opponent as much as should, and as a result we were losing some of those games.
"Coming into the playoffs, I don't think respecting our opponent is going to be a problem, because each opponent that we face is a worthy, playoff- and championship-contending team," he added. "We've got to come in with the right mindset...
Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron was diagnosed with kidney stone on Thursday in Minnesota, his agent, Mike Nicotera, confirmed in a text message. (The news was first reported by ESPN’s Gordon Edes.) Nicotera said that Cameron, who is back in Boston, will receive a “full workup today” and that more about his prognosis (including his expected duration on the sidelines) will be known once that evaluation is complete. For more, click here.
With Cameron and Jacoby Ellsbury (sore ribs) ailing, the Red Sox may need to dip into the minor leagues for a replacement as they prepare to host the Tampa Bay Rays in a four-game series. Click here to read about one of the candidates, Pawtucket Red...
The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't talking, but there are reports that they are listening to trade requests for troubled quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Get more details on that and other stories around the web, plus videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.
Freshman Brady Heslip reportedly joined Rakim Sanders on the list of Boston College basketball players planning to transfer after the team's coaching change. Heslip, A point guard from Canada who enrolled at BC midseason, Heslip will visit Boise State this weekend, according to a report in The Boston Globe.
Sanders appears headed for Fairfield to join former BC assistant coach Ed Cooley, although the Rhode Island native also reportedly expressed interest in Providence and URI, where Jim Baron received a one-year contract extension this week that locks him up through 2013-14.
Read more BC news at The BC Blog.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Christopher Price discuss Logan Mankins' breakdown of the offensive line and how it will look without Dante Scarnecchia. They also discussed Mankins' rebuttal to Brandon Spikes.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.
Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.
We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.
Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.
Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox pitcher John Lackey after he goes 8 solid innings in a great performance, while giving the Red Sox bullpen a night off. Lackey talks a little about what he thinks about Michael Pineda's ejection for having pine tar on his neck.
Andy Brickley, NESN; Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3
Aaron Boone joins Mut and Merloni to talk about the early season troubles the Red Sox have had and the defensive struggles.
Andy Brickley, NESN: Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3.
We tackle four topics all revolving around big time milestones in sports.
We discuss the Bruins win to take a 2-1 lead in Detroit, and how Brad Marchand is once again (for better or worse) making his presence felt in a series. Hey, he may be a rat, but he's OUR rat.
Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.
Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.
WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island
The 4th addition of WEEI’s Fantasy Football Offseason Podcast is loaded and ready. In this week’s conversation Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of Rotobahn.com dig into the sinking draft stock of Teddy Bridgewater (much too their chagrin), while refocusing and emphasizing the immense scouting work done by Pete on players like Bridgewater, Zach Mettenberger, Blake Bortles, Bishop Sankey & Lache Seastrunk. Also, Jim & Pete touch on news from around the league regarding new Jet, Chris Johnson, Montee Ball in Denver and help you tune out all of the negative noise some in the media are trying to push. We’re not buying! Lots of Football love in this podcast for the Football lover. Enjoy!
Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.
The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed David Gregory's tanking Meet The Press ratings.More from this show
Dale and Michael speak with Patrice Bergeron on the phone from Detroit on Marathon Monday fresh off a Bruins optional skate. Patrice talks about the B's slow start in game one, putting it all together for the team in game two, how the rest of this series might play out, and what this anniversary of the Boston Marathon means to him.More from this show