We begin today’s Leftovers with a disclaimer: Armed robbery always is wrong. Don’t do it.
With that out of the way, we feel free to say that if you plan on breaking and entering a residence with the intent to steal, don’t be stupid.
That’s where it all went wrong for Korey Harris.
The sophomore defensive lineman was dismissed from the West Virginia football team after he was arrested Friday in connection with a July 12 home invasion in Morgantown, W.Va.
The most surprising aspect of the story was how long authorities took to determine Harris was one of the culprits.
While committing the crime, he was wearing Mountaineers sweatpants with his No. 96 prominently displayed.
No word whether the team allowed him to keep the pants.
■ POWER OUTAGE — In the wake of the Ryan Braun scandal, many major leaguers again are under the microscope.
How widespread is the cheating? Did the testing procedures help the problem?
One player is trying to convince everyone that his team is free of performance-enhancing drugs.
Miami first baseman Logan Morrison, one of the league’s more entertaining follows on Twitter, took to the social media site to offer his evidence.
“You know we’re clean. We haven’t scored a run in 37 innings,” he posted.
Sounds funny, but it was true. On Monday afternoon, when the Braun story broke and Morrison posted his message, the Marlins were embroiled in a 37-inning scoreless streak that spanned the All-Star break.
The stretch of futility was the longest in franchise history and the majors’ longest since the Houston Astros’ 42-inning drought 1985.
The Marlins scored two runs in the first inning against Colorado that night and won the first two games of their series at Coors Field.
Someone better alert the testers.
■ FASHION STATEMENT — A photo of Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler out with friends made the rounds of the blogosphere this week and sparked controversy.
In the photo, Butler was wearing a T-shirt with three words emblazoned on the front.
The first was a five-letter word that represented either a part of the female anatomy or a cat, depending on context.
Also printed on the shirt: “Money & Weed.”
So the first part probably had nothing to do with his pet.
Butler took flak for the shirt, which is in reference to a rap song, so he felt the need to issue an apology.
It might have been the least believable explanation ever made on any subject.
“In regards to the picture that is circulating ... It was early last year and the shirt simply matched my shoes. In no way do I support the message written on the shirt. I sincerely apologize to any of my fans who may have been offended. Much love, JB.”
First of all, go to any bar and you will find 50 shirts far more “offensive.” There was no need to apologize.
Secondly, let’s hope this rationale doesn’t catch on. We don’t need to have celebrities wearing swastika T-shirts and claiming they simply matched their jeans.
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