Boston attorney Harry Manion joined the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning and said that he was recently involved in an investigation into an incident involving Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger that was similar to last month's situation at a Georgia nightclub for which Roethlisberger faces a possible suspension from the NFL.
"Six months ago I was retained by a client of mine and a close friend to investigate allegations against Ben Roethlisberger in a Las Vegas nightclub that were absolutely identical to this Georgia girl's story," said Manion, a partner at the firm of Cooley Manion Jones, LLP and a frequent guest of WEEI. "The outcome was that the young woman did not want to proceed, and we did not take any action. There is a history here -- and I can't say any further because we never proceeded with it -- but there is a history here that is just super troubling."
Twins infielder Orlando Hudson isn’t happy that his friend, free agent outfielder Jermaine Dye, is not playing this season, and he implies the reason is racism. “Call it what you want to,” Hudson said following the Twins’ victory over the Red Sox in Minneapolis. “I ain’t fit to say it. After I retire I’ll say it. I’ve got a whole bunch of stuff to say after I retire.” After a closer look at offseason maneuverings around the league, Hudson may have a point. Read more about that, plus stories on NFL malcontents in Pittsburgh and New York, along with videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.
Two Providence College basketball players were arrested for beating up a fellow student Monday. Freshmen Johnnie Lacy and James Still were being held on $10,000 bail after they allegedly picked a student at random and assaulted him, sending him to the hospital with a broken nose and eyesocket along with other injuries.
According to a police report, the players "said they were going to beat up the next male they saw."
Both players, part of Keno Davis' first recruiting class, were suspended from the school. Davis already had announced that Lacy would be transferring.
Red Sox pitching prospect Casey Kelly allowed an unearned run in two innings in a start for Double-A Portland, his first appearance at that level. The 20-year-old permitted three hits (all singles) and a walk. The run scored on a wild pitch in an inning that was sustained by an error from Sea Dogs shortstop Jose Iglesias.
Kelly threw 45 pitches against the New Britain Rock Cats and left with a 4-1 lead.
The Minnesota Twins christened their new park, Target Field, with a 5-2 victory over the Red Sox. Minnesota pushed a pair of two-out runs across the plate in the bottom of the first against Sox starter Jon Lester and never relinquished that lead.
Lester allowed four runs in five innings of work, allowing nine hits (eight singles and a double) and three walks. He fell to 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA in the young season, and now has a career 5.08 ERA in March/April. All of the runs that he permitted came with two outs.
The Sox' first run came on David Ortiz' run-scoring, opposite-field double in the top of the fourth inning. Yet Ortiz went 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts on the day, dropping his average to .136 with a .436 OPS.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the start of Patriots training camp. Players began arriving for camp on Wednesday, and Bill Belichick broke the news that Rob Gronkowski has been cleared to play.
Tom "Eugene" Curran joins the guys to discuss how the Patriots look coming out of OTAs. Then Christian and Lou discuss the Patriots playbook scandal.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Tom Brady's work in mini-camp and his response to recent criticism of his play.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed Jake Peavy's 1-9 record this season.
The triumphant return of Kirk Minihane.
Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher puts peanuts in his Diet Coke, and Tim learns that this is actually normal,... in the south. Lou learns that he can get his yard trimmed up nice by goats. Christian sparks a conversation about the stupidest things ever done in the name of love.
We discuss Sidney Rice's retirement from the NFL, and the greater issue, which is concussions and head injuries in the NFL.
We tackle four topics all revolving around predictions and concerns for the Patriots entering the 2014 season.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Danny breaks down the Canelo vs Lara fight and the controversy. Mike Tyson's former trainer Ronnie Shields joins the show.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox leadoff hitter Brock Holt, who since being inserted into the top spot in the batting order has been among the best leadoff men in baseball. Heading into Tuesday night, no other leadoff hitter has had more hits (77) since May 23, with Holt having played every inning of every game during that stretch.
This week, Sam Packard and Zach Geld talk about the Post-Pierzynski Red Sox. Julian Edlow of the Green Street Blog, joins the program to analyze the Celtics off-season, and finally an over-eager discussion of fantasy football.
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