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A Criminal Mastermind Might Be Closer Than You Think

(2) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 2:44 PM

How do you spot a mastermind of death or destruction? From my years as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, I have put together a mnemonic.

MASTERMIND

Manipulative/ Murderous
Amoral
Scheming/Smart/Shrewd/Sociopathic/Sadistic
Treacherous/Threatening
Egocentric
Rasputin-like

Machiavellian/Malicious
Infliction/ Inhumane/ Influence/Injurious
Narcissistic
Dangerous/Deceitful/Dominance

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The Roger Clemens Fiasco

(4) Comments | Posted June 25, 2012 | 10:26 AM

The Roger Clemens prosecution debacle has ceased to exist. It's as if the near five-year investigation, near two-year-old indictment, one mistrial for prosecutorial misconduct and near several months long trial never happened. Web analytics shows that his name has been mentioned only a few times in the last few hours,...

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NunGate

(2) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 2:55 PM

Simply clothed woman are making headlines. The Vatican is ripe with scandal, gossip and controversy: ValetGate -- the arrest of the Pope's butler for allegedly leaking stolen embarrassing information; SexPartyGate -- the unsolved mysterious disappearance and alleged murder of Emanuela Orlandi the daughter of...

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Tim Tebow a New York Jet: What's Next?

(13) Comments | Posted March 29, 2012 | 12:39 PM

Now that Tim Tebow is a New York Jet, it is time to declare this the smartest move the Jets have made in a decade. So how do the Jets maximize their new acquisition? By making the second smartest move. There is an ex-quarterback -- a multiple Super Bowl winner...

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Denver Bronco Peyton Manning: Genius or Idiot?

(22) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 1:58 PM

To answer the question posed in the title of this piece, one must consider the comments that Tony Dungy, Peyton Manning former coach, made on March 18 on The Dan Patrick Show. It's likely that no person in the national football world is closer to Peyton Manning than...

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The NFL Bounty Blight and the Saints

(4) Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | 12:07 PM

Call the players in the New Orleans Saints who allegedly tried to take away the health, livelihood, and career of opposing players what they truly are: criminals. Call defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and the coaches who allegedly administered the bounty, what they are: criminal masterminds. Call the coaches and others...

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The Reputation Assassination of Ryan Braun

(5) Comments | Posted March 6, 2012 | 3:01 PM

Here we go again. Has all sanity left sports? The baseball world is ready to assassinate the reputation of an innocent man. This country is supposed to believe you are innocent until proven guilty. But the tag of guilty has been applied to Milwaukee Brewer baseball player Ryan...

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Boycott the Oscars Over the Harry Potter Diss?

(11) Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 9:15 AM

Headline the Daily Prophet: Harry Potter robbed by Muggles. The nominations for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Picture are: The Artist, The Descendants, Hugo, The Help, Midnight in Paris, War Horse, Moneyball, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, and The Tree of Life. It is the year of...

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Tebow and the QB Revolution

(25) Comments | Posted January 12, 2012 | 3:32 PM

Tim Tebow threw the pass that shocked the football world. Tim Tebow's passing stats in the Denver Broncos-Pittsburgh Steeler overtime playoff game were supernatural. He completed 10 of 21 passing for 316 yards. In the "speed" overtime he completed only one pass -- for 80 yards -- a record setter....

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Tim Tebow: Bashing & Religion

(107) Comments | Posted December 21, 2011 | 4:32 PM

Sports analysts -- stop bashing Tim Tebow. I said it once, let's say it again: stop bashing Tim Tebow.

Tim Tebow is real. Tim Tebow's faith is real. The usual sports analysts still seem to be living in a Bizarro world. They are certainly disconnected from the Denver Broncos...

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To David Stern: You Are Not God!

(5) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 7:59 AM

Sports fans, basketball fans, fans of all ages and genders, it is time to have the courage to call out David Stern for megalomania. David Stern -- we all already understood that you are the strongest and most savvy commissioner in all of sports at this...

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The Triple A Threat: Albert Pujols, Arte Moreno & the Angels

(4) Comments | Posted December 9, 2011 | 9:04 AM

Who is the smartest owner in professional sports? Arte Moreno. Moreno has just landed the ultimate player in his sport for the past decade plus. Albert Pujols is currently the greatest player in baseball. Today the astute Los Angeles Angels agreed to pay him $250,000,000 over the next...

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Tim Tebow, the Fans and the Disbelievers

(41) Comments | Posted November 30, 2011 | 4:10 PM

Tim Tebow, the new quarterback of the Denver Broncos, has no fear. For the past nine weeks, many in the mainstream sports analyst media have been espousing that Tebow does not have what it takes to be a long-term star pro-football quarterback.

According to the usual rules...

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The NCAA and Feeding the Student Athlete

(24) Comments | Posted November 28, 2011 | 12:47 PM

Does the NCAA cause student athletes to go hungry? Robert Woods is a star sophomore football receiver and a likely future All- American at USC. Yet he cannot afford to eat properly on the restricted stipend he receives to play at USC, a school smack in the middle...

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Basketball: A Day Late, A Dollar Short -- Time for Mark Cuban and David Boies to Rescue the Fans

(3) Comments | Posted November 21, 2011 | 2:11 PM

One word describes what has happened to the basketball season: lunacy! The whole NBA season is likely kaput, finished, ended, defunct- unless something drastic happens. The fans suffer. The small business people who make their living on the sidelines suffer. Maybe it's time to Occupy the NBA.

What led to...

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OOPS! Untouched: How The Penn State Pedophile Scandal Continues To Grow

(12) Comments | Posted November 16, 2011 | 11:30 AM

Most lawyers who have ever had a role in an alleged child abuse case were stunned by the bail set in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation charges. The judge who is also in her spare time an Of Counsel to a local law firm set $100,000 bond for him with...

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The Penn State Mess -- Federal Prosecutors Where Are You?

(103) Comments | Posted November 12, 2011 | 10:37 AM

The Penn State tragedy cannot end after a 48 hour media cycle. The issues that have arisen from this tragedy are too great. The apparent length of time that children were molested, the money surrounding the whole sordid scandal possibly fueling a motivation for cover-up, the suggested misuse of a...

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Joe Paterno, the Penn State Tragedy and Child Molestation

(275) Comments | Posted November 11, 2011 | 9:13 AM

The apologists still insist that Coach Joe Paterno should not have been fired. Quite frankly, Joe Paterno is lucky if all he loses is his job. The statement of the Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly says Joe Paterno is not a target "at this point." He, and all...

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Charlie Sheen #Winner

(1) Comments | Posted March 4, 2011 | 2:03 PM

Charlie Sheen is a personality. It does not matter if he talks or acts crazy. We, the audience, love personality. We love celebrity fights. We love celebrity meltdowns. We love celebrity problems. Our multi-media society has created this celebrity. It is all about personality, celebrity and entertainment.

I believe if...

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Is Juan Williams Hidden Inside Us?

(8) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 12:23 PM

Juan Williams was honest about his personal feelings concerning Muslims and air travel in his now-infamous Fox News Channel interview. Perhaps we need an exit poll to see how many American travelers have the same secretive fear as he hidden inside them. The problem with polls is that many people...

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