Detroit Lions

Do you know who I am? Well I’m gonna grope you either way

Lions defensive tackle and supergenius Shaun Rogers has been accused of forcibly groping a stripper in her dressing room at The Players Den, a strip club in Detroit. According to the police report, Rogers walked in, asked, “Do you know who I am?”, had a handgun in his waistband, and proceeded to grope her because he was Shaun Rogers.

The stripper called for help but was told that she shouldn’t worry about it because Rogers was just drunk. The club manager wasn’t aware of an incident on Friday night.

Just last month, Rogers talked about stepping up his game this year. We assumed he meant on the football field, but it turns out he probably meant in the clubs.

I just feel high expectations will bring about more prosperous things. The higher you set the bar and the closer you can get to it, the higher you achieve. I’m happy that (Marinelli) has so many expectations for me. I’m not going to do anything but try to live up to them.

If guilty, expect him to get some time in Roger Goodell’s penalty box and Rod Marinelli to look like an idiot for talking him up.

[Detroit Free Press]: Lions’ Rogers accused of criminal sexual conduct

Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers coach is getting his email privileges revoked

Larry Zierlein, the offensive live coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, accidentally forwarded an email to a mailing list that included every GM in the league, their secretaries, and Commissioner Roger Goodell. Of course this wouldn’t be news if the contents of the email weren’t pornographic.

While Michael David Smith over at AOL Fanhouse doesn’t think anything beyond a reprimand and some training is in order, we actually think he might get fired. Last year around this time, Warriors PR man Eric Govan was fired for sending out an email with Ghetto Prom pictures to his contact list that included basically everyone he dealt with in the media. That email simply had photos of prom attendees in some of the worst outfits ever. Embarrassing and stupid but not pornographic. Zierlein actually sent out pornographic email to a list that included women, which is just begging for a hostile work environment lawsuit.

How many times have we been told that the NFL is just a business? Can you imagine if this had happened in a company like IBM, even if the worker was some VP with 29 years of tenure? We’re not saying that we want Zierlein to be fired but he probably should be.

[AOL Fanhouse]: A Name Is Named in NFL E-Mail Porn Fiasco
[Sportscolumn]: Ghetto Prom in Oaktown!

Cleveland Indians

You stay classy, Toledo

Last week, during a game between the Indians Triple-A affiliate Buffalo and the hometown Toledo Mud Hens, Buffalo outfielder Shin-Soo Choo was roundly booed. For his performance? Nope, he was booed and heckled because his name kinda sorta looks like Seung-Hui Cho, the Va Tech student who went on a rampage on April 16.

Choo declined to repeat what the fans were yelling but did say:

Some fans said bad things. It’s pretty close to my name. My name is spelled Choo, and his name is Cho. It upset me when a couple of fans talked like that.

We haven’t really thought about Toledo since… well, never. So we decided to do a little research and came up with this rant by a guy who moved out of Toledo:

The people who reside in Toledo are the most intolerant, inconsiderate, ignorant human beings I’ve ever come aross. They are above and beyond anything I’ve ever experienced, and quite frankly, I don’t know how that’s possible. I have encountered a good deal of slack-jawed bumpkins in my day, but nothing compares to these simpletons. They are the crème de la crème of the idiotic.

Listen up, Toledoans, perhaps it’s not fair for us to paint an entire town of 300,000 based on one man’s account of his experience or because of a bunch of ignorant baseball fans… oh yeah, you xenophobic idiots (go ahead… we’ll wait while you look that up) just booed a man for having something resembling the last name of a mass murderer. Toledo Mud Hens fans, you get the big FU of the week.


[Cleveland Plain Dealer]: Choo hears boos for wrong reason