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NY Knicks Announcer Spero Dedes Arrested For DWI

Radio broadcaster Spero Dedes was arrested 4th of July weekend for driving while intoxicated in Southampton, New York.

Dedes, who was just hired as the radio voice of the New York Knicks, was stopped Sunday morning at 4:12 a.m. for speeding.

Police officers noticed the 32-year-old was intoxicated and he was charged with a DWI. He posted $500 bail in court.

Dedes’ attorney, Colin Astarita, told that he anticipates a “complete dismissal of the charges due to problems surrounding Mr. Dedes traffic stop and ultimate arrest.”





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Audio: Jack Edwards' Rant On Alex Burrows

Only Jack Edwards could compare Alex Burrows biting Patrice Bergeron’s finger to breast feeding.

Yes, breast feeding.

Just listen.

TNT Developing Mitch Albom's Scripted Project

TNT announced Wednesday at their network upfronts that they plan to develop Mitch Albom‘s untitled scripted project:

“Set in a Detroit radio station, this drama follows a station manager who, against his wishes, returns home to try and breathe life into his struggling city. The project comes to TNT from best-selling author and columnist Mitch Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie).”

Just another feather in the cap of the successful sports journalist and author.

Dan Le Betard Getting Own ESPN TV Show

Dan Le Betard, the Miami Herald columnist who often fills in for Tony Kornheiser or Michael Wilbon on Pardon the Interruption, is getting his own afternoon show on ESPN2. Starting in September, Dan Le Betard is Highly Questionable will air from 4-4:30 p.m. To accommodate this new venture, Le Betard will cut back his radio show on 790 The Ticket from four hours to three hours.

Marcia Keegan, who oversees ESPN2′s daytime programming, described Le Batard’s program “as an opinion show with humor. It’s going to depend whether there’s a guest or analyst. Sometimes, he might be alone. We’re 4 ½ months away, so we’re a little thin on details.”

Hopefully they can spend the interim coming up with a better name for the show. Dan Le Betard is Highly Questionable doesn’t exactly engender much confidence. How about Quite Frankly with Dan Le Betard?

WWE Raw, Smackdown Headed To Mexico City

World Wrestling Entertainment announced Friday that WWE Raw and WWE Smackdown will take place for the first time ever in Mexico at the Palacio de los Deportes Arena in Mexico City on Oct. 15 and Oct. 16 respectively.

WWE Raw will air on Monday, Oct. 17 and WWE Smackdown will air on Friday, Oct. 21. Mexico will be one of only four countries (United Kingdom, Japan, Italy) outside of the U.S. and Canada to have ever hosted Raw and Smackdown televised live events. Read more

Report: Marv Albert in Talks to Replace Gus Johnson at CBS

Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News is reporting that sportscasting icon Marv Albert is in discussions with CBS to fill the role vacated by Gus Johnson and become a network voice for college hoops and the NFL. Johnson recently joined Fox after 16 years at CBS.

Albert would retain his duties as a play-by-play hoops announcer for TNT, Raissman reports.

Ohio State Fans Run Kirk Herbstreit Out Of Town

If you’re looking for a home in Columbus, Ohio, Kirk Herbstreit has a deal for you.

The ESPN college football analyst and former Ohio State quarterback moved from Columbus to Nashville, Tenn., a decision that’s been on Herbstreit’s mind for the last three years.

The reason?

Ohio State fans were driving him crazy. Read more