WHEN FORMER MICHIGAN rusher Kevin Grady was found passed out behind the wheel of his SUV in July 2008, police said his blood-alcohol level was an insane .24. That's three times the legal limit of .08, and he lived to tell the tale.
After such an incident, most would vow to never get that stupified drunk again - at least not with car keys on their person. But last weekend, according to authorities, Grady must have been after a Guinness World Record.
The Grand Rapids Press reported that Grady, 24, was caught driving under the influence with a near fatal .30 blood-alcohol level.
Now, Grady could become the first to be sentenced under the state of Michigan's new "Super Drunk Law" (actual name). The law compounds additional penalties for a driver with a blood-alcohol content that is twice the legal limit.
The report said Grady, who is out on $500 bond, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday. He is due in court Dec. 20 for a pretrial conference.
If convicted, he faces up to a year in jail. Or perhaps in his case, a drunk tank.
SportsBusiness Daily released its annual swag report on what participants in various college bowls will walk away with - win or lose. Some of the goodies this year include iPods, PlayStation and Xbox video gaming consoles, Fossil watches and $400 shopping sprees at Best Buy. And while the NCAA allows each bowl to award up to $500 worth of gifts to 125 participants per school, schools can purchase additional packages for distribution. It certainly pays (without actually paying, of course) to be bowl-eligible.
Baby, it's cold outside
A joint effort from the Union, its supporters group Sons of Ben, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame resulted in a collection of more than 700 winter coats. Today, the coats will be distributed to Chester residents at the Bernadine Center (2625 W. 9th St.) starting at 1:45 p.m.
- Kerith Gabriel