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Drug traffickers using World Cup merchandise to help smuggle cocaine
June 28th, 2018

The method of using World Cup merchandise to smuggle cocaine around the globe exemplifies a longstanding relationship between drug trafficking and soccer, widely considered the world’s most popular sport. Fourteen cocaine-doused shirts resembling the Colombian national soccer team’s uniform were confiscated by Colombian authorities at the international airport in Bogotá on June 22nd. Colombian officials…

Older brother of Giants’ DB Janoris Jenkins charged with manslughter

Authorities in New Jersey charged the older brother of Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins with manslaughter Wednesday in connection with the death of a music producer whose body was found in the home of the NFL player. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office announced Wednesday afternoon the arrest of 34-year-old William Jenkins, an ex-con, for aggravated manslaughter…

The difficulties of Rafa Marquez on Mexico’s World Cup squad amid U.S. blacklist designation for alleged drug trafficking ties
June 27th, 2018

The shine radiating off the Mexican national soccer team is currently at its brightest. The massive opening-game win over defending champions Germany followed by the victory over South Korea made El Tri one of the World Cup’s biggest talking points. This tournament always had the ability to be an important one for Mexico. The focus…

Body found in home of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins

Body found in the home of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins Authorities in New Jersey have confirmed that a body was discovered at the New Jersey home where New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins lives. The Bergen County prosecutor’s office says it is investigating a death at the house in Fair Lawn, about 10…

Former NFL defensive end Keith McCants arrested on drug-related charges

Authorities in Florida arrested former NFL defensive lineman and University of Alabama All-American Keith McCants on drug-related charges earlier this week. Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the 50-year-old Keith McCants early Monday near St. Petersburg on a felony count of possession of crack cocaine and driving with a suspended license, according to ESPN. The former…

Son of former Dallas Cowboys legend Erik Williams charged with double murder
June 21st, 2018

Son of former Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Erik Williams charged with capital murder The son of former Dallas Cowboys legend Erik Williams has been charged with two counts of capital murder in what police believe was a drug deal gone awry. The Star-Telegram reported that authorities arrested Cassius Shakembe Williams, 20, and another man, Rozman…

MMA star Conor McGregor seeks plea deal in Barclays melee case
June 19th, 2018

MMA star Conor McGregor seeks plea deal in Barclays melee case UFC star Conor McGregor is asking for a plea deal in connection with his rampage at Barclays Center that resulted in the cancellation of several matches on one of UFC’s biggest annual cards. Conor McGregor, along with fellow MMA fighter, 25-year-old Cian Cowley, appeared…

Cristiano Ronaldo agrees to pay $21.8M in tax evasion case to stay out of prison

Soccer megastar Cristiano Ronaldo has reached an agreement with tax officials in Spain to “serve” two years in prison and cough up an 18.8 million euro (or USD $21.8 million) penalty in a tax evasion case. However, the Real Madrid and Portugal international is not likely to serve jail time under the agreement because of…

Former NBA player James Edward “JJ” Hickson arrested for armed robbery
June 17th, 2018

Associated Press – Former NBA player James Edward “JJ” Hickson has been arrested on armed robbery charges in Georgia. Coweta County Sheriff spokesman Jimmy Yarbrough said in a statement that the 29-year-old Georgia native was arrested Friday and is being held without bond. It was unknown if he has an attorney. Yarbrough says Hickson was…

Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. charged with rape and kidnapping following arrest for burglary
June 15th, 2018

Kellen Winslow Jr. charged with rape and kidnapping following his arrest for burglary Associated Press ENCINITAS, Calif.— Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been charged with rape and other sex crimes on the day he was scheduled to appear in court on an unrelated burglary charge. Sheriff’s deputies arrested the 34-year-old Winslow on…