The Drug Enforcement Administration is looking into claims from a former New Orleans Saints security director that a senior staff member stole prescription pain-killers from the team's training facility and the club attempted to cover it up. Geoffrey Santini, a retired FBI agent who resigned as the team's security chief in August, filed a civil lawsuit on Friday detailing his charges and previously gave federal authorities evidence he collected. Coach Sean Payton reportedly was the recipient of a large amount of the stolen drugs, but over the weekend he issued a statement through the team, denying that he has never abused or stolen Vicodin.
John Calipari's University of Kentucky basketball team had an embarrassingly low team grade-point average, the worst among all 20 of the school's sports teams and the lowest among nine SEC schools that submitted the information to a Kentucky newspaper. The school's president is "disappointed." Get additional information on that story, plus gets more links, videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.
According to a report on TMZ.com, former Patriots running back Corey Dillon was arrested Saturday night at on allegations of spousal abuse and was released after posting $50,000 bail. The website reports that a source close to Dillon said the four-time Pro Bowler adamantly denies laying a hand on his wife, although he admits the two had a dispute during dinner that led to them "throwing water and soy sauce at each other" at their home in Southern California. Dillon's wife, Desiree, filed for divorce last month. Dillon also was arrested last month for suspicion of DUI.
According to multiple reports, the Patriots have signed former Brown University wide receiver Buddy Farnham to a contract. The 6-foot, 194-pound Farnham, who took part in Patriots rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, caught 229 passes for 2,895 yards and 27 touchdowns while at Brown. A three-time All-Ivy selection, he had 74 receptions for 1,003 yards and 11 touchdowns, and was the fourth player in Brown history to be named Ivy League Player of the Year.
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The Red Sox suffered their first three-game sweep in Baltimore since 1974, dropping the finale of their series by a 3-2 count in 10 innings. The Orioles enjoyed their second walkoff win in three days when Ty Wigginton drove the game-winning double to deep left-center against Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon, allowing Nick Markakis to score from second. The Orioles are now 4-2 against the Sox, and 3-16 against the rest of baseball.
The Sox wasted an excellent effort by starter Josh Beckett, who allowed two runs on six hits in seven innings. Beckett struck out six and walked none. But despite his second quality start of the season, he was left with a no-decision.
The only offense that the Sox received was courtesy of a pair of solo homers from Jason Varitek and J.D. Drew, both of whom have now gone deep five times this year. With the loss, the Sox dropped to 1-5 in extra inning games.
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We check in with Full Tilt, Full Time Tedy Bruschi for his take on the poor play of the New England Patriots, and where they go from here.\
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.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
DJ Bean, WEEI.com, joined the guys to talk about the Bruins signing two young stars to 1-year contracts.
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
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show discussing the Pats brutal Monday night loss.
John Dennis left the show mid segment.
Christian's nephew twisted his ankle and missed Sunday's game because he (supposedly) slipped while rushing down the stairs to stop his puppy from peeing on the floor. Lou addresses the Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty from last night's game, in which a Chiefs player was flagged for dropping to his knees during a TD celebration. And Christian is dubious of some photos of LaRon Landry.
A familiar sentiment has arisen regarding the Patriots offense. Tom Brady is locking in on 2 guys (Edelman and Gronk) and no one else seems to be getting a look. A 37 year old, future Hall of Fame QB, has little to no weapons in 2014.
Lou, Christian and Tim break down last night's embarrassing loss on national television. They wonder just how much progress has been made towards building a championship team.
A less than chipper Bill Belichick joins Dale, Michael and Steve DeOssie the day after the Patriots got blown out on Monday Night in KC.
We check in with Full Tilt, Full Time Tedy Bruschi for his take on the poor play of the New England Patriots, and where they go from here.
Mut and Chris Villani are talking about the issues the Patriots defense faced against the Kansas City Chiefs, particularly in the running game.
The Patriots seemed to have no answer for the Kansas City Chiefs. Mut and Price talk about how the Patriots were exposed in all aspects of the game.
Mut is in for Mikey and Chris Price of WEEI.com is in with him. The guys talk about the Patriots defense, inability of the offense to stay on the field, and coaching adjustments or lack thereof.
Ben and Russ break down some rumors surrounding Real Madrid and Manchester United. Also on the docket is the MLS and your New England Revolution.
Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
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