Mack Herron, the undersized running back who starred for the Patriots in the mid-1970s, was arrested and charged with heroin possession in Chicago. Police said they saw Herron on Friday with a packet that contained heroin.
Prosecutors said in court Saturday that Herron, 62, has been arrested dozens of times and has at least seven felony convictions. He was held in jail on $25,000 bail.
Herron, nicknamed "Mini Mack" because he stood 5-foot-5, joined the Patriots in 1973 after starring in the Canadian Football League following his college career at Kansas State. In 1974, he set an NFL record with 2,444 all-purpose yards. He spent three seasons in New England before joining the Falcons for one season.
But troubles with drugs led to problems for Herron, who in 1978 was sentenced to five years in prison on cocaine trafficking charges. He received at least two other prison sentences in the 2000s.
The Lakers bowed out of the playoffs in embarrassing fashion Sunday, getting routed by the Mavericks to complete a four-game sweep and having two players thrown out of the game for blatant cheap shots. While ejected players Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom showed no remorse, Lakers legend Magic Johnson did not hold back, calling the players "classless" and "thuggish" and saying they embarrassed him.
Said Johnson in a TV interview: "That should never happen. You have to show class when you win and you have to show class when you lose, and the Lakers did not show class in Game 4." Magic said prior to the game that the Lakers likely need to "blow this team up," which did not sit well with coach Phil Jackson.
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After the Red Sox' 9-5 win over the Twins Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park, Sox manager Terry Francona said the MRI taken on Marco Scutaro earlier in the day revealed the shortstop has a strain of his left oblique. Scutaro has been instructed to do nothing but get treatment for the next seven days before the injury is re-evaluated.
"He’ll be roughly seven days without swinging a bat, and then we’ll start gearing him up again," Francona said. "What we do on this road trip, we’ve got to determine that. I have to sit and talk to Theo [Epstein] and medical people to see if he goes or stays and what he does.
"These are hard. You’ve got to be careful with these. Every team’s been through them, and we’ve had our share, too. You’ve got to take care of them."
Speaking prior to the win, Scutaro talked about the injury that landed him on the 15-day...
Rajon Rondo undwerwent an MRI and a CAT scan Sunday afternoon and both tests came back negative for further damage to his injured left elbow, the Celtics announced. That leaves the point guard as a game-time decision for Game 4 of the C's playoff series with the Heat on Monday with a dislocated elbow.
Rondo suffered the injury in the third quarter of Saturday night's Game 3 when he became entangled with Miami's Dwyane Wade. He returned to the game and played the entire fourth quarter despite rarely using his left arm.
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For perhaps the third time in the still-young 2011, the Red Sox offense single-handedly won the Hometowne Team a game as it put together nine runs to tie its season high in a 9-5 win over the Twins in Sunday’s matinee. Five runs ties for the second-most amount that Boston has allowed this season in a win.
Four of the top five hitters in the Red Sox lineup (Jacoby Ellsbury, Adrian Gonzalez, Kevin Youkilis and David Ortiz) had two hits or more with Ellsbury and Gonzalez each racketing up three hits of their own, tying season highs for both. Boston chased Minnesota starter and former Red Sox farmhand Carl Pavanoafter allowing 10 hits and seven earned runs over five innings of work.
It originally looked like Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka was going to be the Mr. Hyde version of himself after he allowed three earned runs on three hits and a walk in the first inning alone. However, the Japanese...
On Patriots Friday we check in with the hall of famer, the great 88, the playmaker Michael Irvin to preview Pats @ Dallas and look around the NFL.
Head Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley
Dale, Michael and Jerry sit down with DE Chandler Jones on a Patriots Monday for a candid interview about this season, his new teammates, and the Dallas game this weekend.
Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Dave O'Brien has called Red Sox baseball games with Joe Castiglione since 2007. Dave is going to the NESN booth next season to take over for Don Orsillo as the Red Sox TV play-by-play man. Dave talks about his time with Joe and the Red Sox Radio broadcast and closes out a very meaningful chapter of a tremendous career. Joe Castiglione offers his thoughts and well-wishes to Dave and closes out, as is tradition, with the Bart Giamatti poem.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
DJ Bean checks in live from TD Garden after the Bruins 6-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets in the season opener. Ken Laird anchors from the WEEI.com Podcentre
WEEI Bruins reporter DJ Bean joins Ken Laird in the WEEI Podcentre to answer six pressing questions about the B's in advance of Thursday's season opener at the Garden
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
Florio on the NFL.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
What would you ask Roger Goodell?
After joking around with Graig Murphy, who challenges Christian to a stand-up comedy showdown, Glenn and Christian face Lou about the rumors in the Boston Globe that Lou should be the new play-by-play broadcaster for the Red Sox radio broadcast.
Jeb Bush had an interview recently where he was asked if he ever smoked weed with Bill Belichick and Ernie Adams, who were all classmates in high school. Also, Christian tries to prank call Dallas restaurants and fails miserably.
The Colts and Texans had another pathetic game on Thursday Night Football where Ryan Mallet took himself out of the game and Matt Hasselbeck filled in for an injured Andrew Luck. The guys give their reaction and can't believe anyone could pull themselves out of a game the way Mallet did.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Bruins opening night loss, and whether this will continue or we'll see the team improve when the defense gets healthy.
We close out the week with some of the best in soundbites that you may have missed out on... plus the return of LaRoy on the microphone...
Mikey is back for another season of Patriots-related parody songs, this time he's calling out the Cowboys.
The final hour of the show is nothing if not entertaining
Mikey takes all kinds of phone calls from Patriot fans with the utmost confidence.
Full disclosure we recorded this episode just before the official announcement. Ben and Russ talk the coaching situation in Liverpool, Revs playoffs chances, and Sepp is suspended.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin and Mike McMahon of College Hockey News and TheMackReport.com preview all things Hockey East and take a look at Harvard as well. Nate Leaman, head coach of the defending national champion Providence College Friars, joins the show as well.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk with Curt about the MLB playoffs, his future with ESPN and the reaction to Jessica Mendoza as his replacement.More from this show