SPORTS SCANDALS THAT RECEIVED LITTLE MEDIA COVERAGE:
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Corey Fuller (above) was charged with hosting high-stakes card games at his house, the site of a shootout three months ago.
He was released on $5,000 bail Tuesday night after a search warrant was served at the house. The felony charge carries a possible five-year state prison sentence and $5,000 fine.
State law allows card players to gamble up to $10 a hand, but sheriff's spokeswoman Linda Butler said Wednesday some pots were worth thousands of dollars and games were held several times a week.
When 20 law enforcement officers broke up the game, called "Georgia skins," they seized "thousands of dollars" that were on the table, Butler said.
Fuller, a nine-year veteran out of Florida State, reported exchanging gunfire with an intruder outside his home in January. No one was injured and about 20 shots were fired. Fuller offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
The investigation began in February, and an undercover agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement attended some games.
Eleven people were at Fuller's home at the time of the raid, and eight were arrested, Butler said. Five others are being sought on warrants.
All but one were from Tallahassee, and none of the others charged was an athlete.
Fuller was traded and retired from the NFL in 2004.
George "Buster" Rhymes, no relation to the rapper, (no photo available) achieved All-American recognition at Oklahoma as a wide receiver, although he had his share of off-the-field incidents. According to teammate Brian Bosworth, after a snowstorm, some players engaged in a snowball fight and Rhymes was hit. He went back into his room, returned with an Uzi, and fired it into the air.
At 6 ft 2 in, 218 lb, Rhymes was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth round of the 1985 NFL Draft. Rhymes played in two NFL seasons for the Vikings in 1985–86. Following his NFL stint, Rhymes went to Canada and played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL. His two seasons in Canada (1988–89) he won a Grey Cup championship ring in 1988.
In 2004, he was convicted of carjacking, and, in a separate incident, possession of crack cocaine. Allegedly, when he was pulled over by cops, he was still puffing on the crack pipe, according to authorities.
By 1989, he was out of football.