Buzzer Beaters: Top Sports Stories for January 31
Today's biggest sports news: the Ray Lewis/Alex Rodriguez PED sagas continue, a romantic twist in the Manti Te'o affair, and a Jerry Sandusky update.
Ray Lewis called the recent PED accusations against him "a trick of the devil." Nothing will happen to Lewis, punishment-wise, it's important to remember. Strange how the media (and America) doesn't really seem to care all that much about PEDs in football—even when the star player on a Super Bowl team during Super Bowl week is accused of using—while over in baseball ... [ProFootballTalk]
... Alex Rodriguez continues to get raked over the media coals for the recent PED accusations against him, which he, like Lewis, has denied. Typical of the articles being written now are ones that ask questions like, Is his entire legacy at risk? Will the Yankees void the rest of his contract, which owes him $114 million? Is he secretly in al Qaeda? Smells like a double standard here. [USA Today]
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo may have actually been in love with Manti Te'o, according to Dr. Phil. Tuiasosopo sat down with the TV doc for an interview that will air Thursday and Friday. [ABC]
Jerry Sandusky will not receive a new trial. Judge John Cleland determined that Sandusky's legal team had enough time to prepare his defense. Sandusky will spend the rest of his life in prison. [ESPN]
Remember when Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon mooned a helicopter before the Super Bowl? Of course you do! Here are that and eight more odd off-the-field Super Bowl incidents you can bring up during the game to make yourself look smart. [GuySpeed]