February 18, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 2 comments

It's Clemency Tuesday at the White House. Blago and Milken, among others, are getting pardons.

As long as they're releasing individuals of that caliber, are there any notorious sports figures currently serving time that they might pardon? Carruth was already released. Schlichter is getting paroled this summer. Urbina doesn't qualify - he's in another country.

Former Cleveland legend and activist Jim Brown added to his collection of improbable DJT White House photo ops, being present (along with Jerry Rice) as clemency was granted to former Niners owner Uncle Eddie DeBartolo.

If Ponzi meister Madoff gets pardoned, the heavily scammed Wilpon family will likely ask former Mets manager Bobby Valentine to form a posse and hunt him down.

posted by beaverboard at 08:38 PM on February 18, 2020

notorious sports figures currently serving time

Jerry Sandusky comes to mind, but he went on Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charges, not federal. Thus, he would not be eligible for either commutation or pardon. Last I heard, he was incarcerated at Rockview State Correctional Institution, which is only a few miles from the Penn State campus.

posted by Howard_T at 09:43 PM on February 18, 2020

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