March 23, 2006, - 3:47 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
We like sports as much as the next person. But–come on–are they really this important?:
* Is Going to the Superbowl Worth 4.5 Years in Prison?:
Tank Carter thinks so, apparently. The brother of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Tyrone Carter will now do 4 1/2 extra years in prison for not reporting to jail in January for a six-month term. But, hey, he got to party with Snoop Dogg. Whatta dummy.
* Is Winning a Prison System Softball Tournament Worth Possible Jail-Time and Ripping off Taxpayers?
Apparently, the Florida Department of Corrections and Mark Guerra think so. In order to win a Dept. of Corrections softball tournament, prison guards arranged for Guerra, a former minor league baseball player, to have a phantom job on the Dept. of Corrections payroll.
Now he must pay $1,400 restitution and complete 50 hours of community service. He faced possible jail-time.
Sometimes, winning is NOT everything . . . or even Vince Lombardi’s only thing.
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