Crime in Sports
James Pietragallo, Jimmie Whisman
About this podcast
Two comedians take an unmerciful and hilarious look at athletes who have lost big games...with the law! Crime in Sports does the research, and finds the funny in the world of sports true crime. New episode every week!
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06 December 2022
This week, we climb into the ring with a man who is known as being a little wacky, even for professional wrestling! He started a an All American wrestler in college, but was soon teaming with his brother, and conquering the pros. He has worked in all the major organizations, known as a large, danger...
#331 - Style, Murder & Pee - The Flamboyantness of Hector "Macho" Camacho
29 November 2022
This week, we check out one of the most flamboyant, wild, and successful boxers who has ever lived. His outfits. His crazy entrances. And even his in ring style was different from all the rest. Unfortunately, his style of getting arrested was also very different. Whether it's having sex, while drivi...
#330 - All You Need Is Love... And Heroin - The Unenlightenedness of Reggie Harding
22 November 2022
This week, we look at the first high school basketball player to be drafted by the NBA. The problem was, by that time, he was already accumulating a criminal record that would far surpass anything he would ever do on the basketball court. He was accused of awful things, including an allegedly doing ...
#329 - Drugs, Death Penalties & Shipping Fees - The Innovativeness of Reginald Spiers
15 November 2022
This week, we check out one of the weirdest, craziest stories, ever! He was an Australian javelin thrower, but there isn't much sports to talk about here. Why? Because this guy did so much more. Including putting himself into a wooden box, and shipping himself COD from London, all the way to Austral...
#328 - Gangs, Guns, Patriots & Prison - The Truculentness of Aaron Hernandez
08 November 2022
This week, we look at one of the violent, aggressive, and disturbing individuals, to ever enter the NFL. And that's saying something. From his early, and ongoing gang ties, to the fact that he was pretty sure he could get away with anything. He almost did get away with anything, until the bullets st...
#327 - Popeye, Superman, Or The Devil - The Unmanageableness of "Fast" Eddie Rothman
01 November 2022
This week, we catch a huge wave... of crime, with a legend of the North Shore surf scene. He has had a lot to do with tournaments, and competitions, all around the islands, but he is best known for starting what could have definitely been called a gang, consisting of local surfers, using threats &am...
#326 - The Most Dangerous Man In The Mafia - The Mercilessness of Joe "The Animal" Barboza
25 October 2022
This week, we look at a man who was born into terrible circumstances, and only made them worse. He had a brief boxing career, but this story is all about crime, murder, mayhem, and a man who will bite your face off! He was a loanshark, bookie, and general all around New England mob associate, who sp...
#325 - Too Many Accusations, Not Enough Jail - The Slipperiness of "Jungle" Jim Rivera
18 October 2022
This week, we go back in time to look at man man who grew up in an orphanage, during The Great Depression! He turned to street gangs, boxing & baseball, but WWII came calling before he could become a pro at anything. While in the Army, he was boxing champion, and convicted rapist, sentenced to l...
#324 - The Most Beloved Hated Man - The Impetuousness of Allen "The Answer" Iverson
11 October 2022
This week, we bask in the long, successful, and insane life of a guy who was as good as it gets, on the basketball court, but a little shaky, off it. He is always fearless, and that fearlessness also translates to police, and court proceedings, Whether it's telling a police officer to go ahead, and ...
#323 - Mature... Or Whatever - The Destructiveness of Aldon Smith
04 October 2022
This week, we look at an NFL player, who burst onto the scene with force, becoming one of the best defensive prospects in a generation. And that's exactly what happened... For a little while, anyway. Then he started getting arrested. And kept getting arrested. Booze, violence, drugs, terrible drivin...