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  • Daily Iowegian: Indian Hills Community College

    The Indian Hills Community College baseball team in Iowa ousted two of its coaches — one of them a hall of fame coach — in May. After a more than four-month investigation, the Daily Iowegian found the coaches were removed after an internal investigation that coaches forced players to work for security companies at NFL and Big 10 games in Minneapolis and Iowa City, all while assigning fake names to foreign-born students so they could work around federal immigration law. The money went to the baseball program, not the players.
  • Indian Hills Community College

    The Indian Hills Community College baseball team in Iowa ousted two of its coaches — one of them a hall of fame coach — in May. After a more than four-month investigation, the Daily Iowegian found the coaches were removed after an internal investigation that coaches forced players to work for security companies at NFL and Big 10 games in Minneapolis and Iowa City, all while assigning fake names to foreign-born students so they could work around federal immigration law. The money went to the baseball program, not the players.
  • Baseball player promoted to varsity after sexually abusing child

    After receiving a tip, WJHL asked a juvenile court judge in Virginia to release court records related to a sex abuse case. They knew they had a shot securing the records after conferring with an open records expert. After all, the records involved serious felonies. The judge released the records after discussing the issue with the Virginia Supreme Court. The records confirmed exactly what we suspected. In the end, the investigation uncovered a legal and school system failure that allowed two baseball players to remain on the team and at school after sexually abusing their 11-year-old neighbor during an off-campus campout. The investigation prompted the court clerk to apologize and the school to take action against the boys.
  • Outside the Lines: Pete Rose Investigation

    Former Cincinnati Reds star Pete Rose said for years that he had never bet on baseball. Then, with a new book being released 11 years ago, Rose admitted to gambling on baseball when he was a manager, and only in a narrow two-year window. As he sought reinstatement to the game earlier this year, Rose maintained that he never bet on baseball when he was an active player. However, an Outside the Lines exclusive report called that denial into question, and ultimately impacted Rose's request for reinstatement. https://youtu.be/xcph3vjHexM
  • The Case of Alex Rodriguez

    60 MINUTES' investigation of the details in the doping case of Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez includes the only interview with Major League Baseball's chief witness against him, the recently indicted Anthony Bosch -- who says he injected Rodriguez with banned substances.
  • For Jared Remy, leniency was the rule until one lethal night

    On the morning of Aug. 16, 2013, New England awoke to the horrifying news that Jared Remy – the son of Jerry Remy, a homegrown Red Sox infielder-turned-broadcaster, author, commercial pitchman, and restaurant impresario widely hailed as the “President of Red Sox Nation” – had allegedly stabbed and killed his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel, in a brutal slaying while the two were home with their four-year-old daughter. It soon emerged that the murder came just 36 hours after Jared Remy had been arraigned and released after allegedly slamming Martel’s head into a bathroom mirror in an earlier fight; prosecutors chose not to try to hold him on bail or as a potential danger, putting too much stock in Martel’s decision not to attend the arraignment.
  • Tony Bosch and Biogenesis: MLB Steroid Scandal

    An investigation that began with records from a small Coral Gables clinic, Biogenesis, sparked perhaps the most significant baseball scandal since the 1919 Black Sox and opened a window onto the state's failed oversight of the burgeoning anti-aging industry.
  • ESPN Outside the Lines:What's Lurking in Your Stadium Food

    Health department inspection reports for food and beverage outlets at stadiums and arenas home to Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Hockey League, and National Baseball Association teams showed that more than half of them had been cited for a "critical" or "major" health inspection.
  • Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Black in Bellaire

    Robbie Tolan dreamed of a career in Major League Baseball, until a night that changed it all. While driving home to a predominantly white and affluent neighborhood, he was stopped by the police in front of his home and was suspected of stealing his own car. As his parents stood by, the police officer shot Robbie and almost killed him. He now lives a life without his love, the game of baseball.
  • Dykstra's Business a Bed of 'Nails'

    Lenny Dykstra appeared to be the picture of success. He set out to build a “financial empire” based off of professional athletes and his own reputation as a former Major League Baseball star. “But an ESPN.com investigation discovered that Dykstra was a financial train wreck with a long history of skipping out on bills. Also, ESPN.com discovered that at least 24 legal actions had been filed against Dykstra over the previous two years.”