Dave Rayner, an emergency one-game signee by the Raiders, kicked off to open Sunday's game against the Chiefs and was never needed to kick again, being as Oakland got skunked 28-0.
Talk about kicking back and counting your cash.
Dave Rayner, an emergency one-game signee by the Raiders, kicked off to open Sunday’s game against the Chiefs and was never needed to kick again, being as Oakland got skunked 28-0.
His pay for that one kick: $40,294.
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And the ref is history
Tisha Conklin, clad in a skimpy referee’s costume when police pulled her over for DUI in West Bloomfield, Mich., was on her way to:
a) attend a Halloween party.
b) streak at a football game.
Just Don’t Do It
Oregon cornerback Cliff Harris, pulled over for driving 118 mph with a suspended license in June, got cited again this month, this time for suspended license and no insurance.
So what’s next — parking-lot doughnuts in the shape of Nike swooshes?
Paging Pacman Jones
A Dallas strip-club manager says Eagles quarterback Vince Young punched him in the face because he wouldn’t let Young put $8,000 in $1 bills on his credit card.
In other words, there was a zero-percent chance of rain.
Staging a sit-out
Judging by the latest NFL attendance figures, “Occupy Cincinnati” doesn’t include the Bengals’ stadium.
Workout can wait
Hear about Fauja Singh, the 100-year-old man who just finished another marathon after taking up distance running at age 89?
“Wonderful, inspiring story,” wrote Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle. “It shows me that I have a few more decades before I need to give up doughnuts and beer and get serious about shaping up.”
• Times reader Bill Littlejohn, after the Columbus tattoo-parlor owner who trigged the Ohio State football scandal was sentenced to three years in prison: “The good news for him is that where he’s headed, there’s no shortage of tattoos.”
• Janice Hough of LeftCoastSportsBabe.com, with the solution to Tony La Russa’s bullpen-communication problems: “Carrier squirrels.”
• Ex-NFL lineman Kyle Turley, 36, to LostLettermen.com, on performance-enhancing drugs: “If I did steroids, I’d still be playing football — or I’d be dead.”
Missoula police say they had to use tasers on two University of Montana football players — quarterback Gerald Kemp and cornerback Trumaine Johnson — while breaking up a weekend party.
Griz spinmeisters immediately listed the duo as day-to-day with a stinger.
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