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Sports Criminals

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Sports Criminals

Sports Criminals

Parcast Network

214
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4.3K
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They’re sport’s greatest heroes… displaying superhuman-like abilities to overcome intense pressure. But when it comes to the downfalls of fame, money, and ego—they’re far more human than super. Every Thursday, Parcast’s original series SPORTS CRIMINALS keeps score on the darker side of sports. Each episode chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of some of the sports world’s biggest names.

Latest Episodes

Crimes of Passion Crossover: Ivrin Bolden Jr. Pt. 2

Today we’re bringing you a special two-part episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Crimes of Passion on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! In the late 1980s, college sweethearts Joel Tillis and Ivrin Bolden, Jr. seemed like a couple destined for success. But when Joel started to push away, Ivrin searched for someone to blame. He found a target in Joel’s best friend and teammate: 18-year-old Brenda Spicer.

50 min1 w ago
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Crimes of Passion Crossover: Ivrin Bolden Jr. Pt. 2

Crimes of Passion Crossover: Ivrin Bolden Jr. Pt. 1

Today we’re bringing you a special two-part episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Crimes of Passion on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! In the late 1980s, college sweethearts Joel Tillis and Ivrin Bolden, Jr. seemed like a couple destined for success. But when Joel started to push away, Ivrin searched for someone to blame. He found a target in Joel’s best friend and teammate: 18-year-old Brenda Spicer.

47 min1 w ago
Comments
Crimes of Passion Crossover: Ivrin Bolden Jr. Pt. 1

Russian Doping Scandal Pt. 2

Building a massive doping operation to cheat the Olympics was one thing, but for Russia, keeping it secret was the bigger challenge. After one of its former athletes blew the whistle on the operation, Putin oversaw a massive cover-up that saw top officials fleeing the country.

42 minAUG 6
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Russian Doping Scandal Pt. 2

Russian Doping Scandal Pt. 1

For Vladimir Putin and Russia, the Olympics were not simply a sports competition; they were a show of power on the world stage. And ahead of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, the national team was criminally advantaged—by a top-secret, state-sponsored steroid program.

40 minJUL 30
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Russian Doping Scandal Pt. 1

Aaron Hernandez Pt. 2

In 2013, a year after signing one of the biggest contract extensions ever granted a tight end, Hernandez was involved in yet another shooting. His career, and his life, collapsed after his arrest.

39 minJUL 23
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Aaron Hernandez Pt. 2

Aaron Hernandez Pt. 1

At the University of Florida, Aaron Hernandez won two national championships and the John Mackey Award for best tight end. He went on to play for the New England Patriots, earning millions. But behind closed doors, he was reckless and violent… And a murder plot gone wrong only made him more frenzied.

43 minJUL 16
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Aaron Hernandez Pt. 1

Dennis Rodman Pt. 2

In the mid-to-late ‘90s, during the second half of his NBA career, Dennis Rodman struggled to maintain his celebrity. As his star faded, he resorted to more and more outrageous antics to get the public's attention.

47 minJUL 9
Comments
Dennis Rodman Pt. 2

Dennis Rodman Pt. 1

He went from college dropout to one of the most dominant NBA defenders of all time. But Dennis Rodman’s tough childhood in the 1960s and ‘70s left him with a need for attention that threatened to overshadow everything he worked for.

41 minJUL 2
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Dennis Rodman Pt. 1

Chalmers Award Pt. 2

As the 1910 baseball season came to a close, few were focused on the World Series. Instead, fans all over the U.S. were clamoring to know whether Ty Cobb or Nap Lajoie had finished the season with the highest batting average. What they didn’t know was that one player’s team was trying to cheat.

40 minJUN 25
Comments
Chalmers Award Pt. 2

Chalmers Award Pt. 1

In April of 1910, the baseball season began, with even more on the line than usual. Whoever had the highest batting average across the American and National Leagues would be awarded a brand-new Chalmers 30 automobile—a baseball promotion that would become a full-blown embarrassment after officials tried to fix the results.

42 minJUN 18
Comments
Chalmers Award Pt. 1

Latest Episodes

Crimes of Passion Crossover: Ivrin Bolden Jr. Pt. 2

Today we’re bringing you a special two-part episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Crimes of Passion on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! In the late 1980s, college sweethearts Joel Tillis and Ivrin Bolden, Jr. seemed like a couple destined for success. But when Joel started to push away, Ivrin searched for someone to blame. He found a target in Joel’s best friend and teammate: 18-year-old Brenda Spicer.

50 min1 w ago
Comments
Crimes of Passion Crossover: Ivrin Bolden Jr. Pt. 2

Crimes of Passion Crossover: Ivrin Bolden Jr. Pt. 1

Today we’re bringing you a special two-part episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Crimes of Passion on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! In the late 1980s, college sweethearts Joel Tillis and Ivrin Bolden, Jr. seemed like a couple destined for success. But when Joel started to push away, Ivrin searched for someone to blame. He found a target in Joel’s best friend and teammate: 18-year-old Brenda Spicer.

47 min1 w ago
Comments
Crimes of Passion Crossover: Ivrin Bolden Jr. Pt. 1

Russian Doping Scandal Pt. 2

Building a massive doping operation to cheat the Olympics was one thing, but for Russia, keeping it secret was the bigger challenge. After one of its former athletes blew the whistle on the operation, Putin oversaw a massive cover-up that saw top officials fleeing the country.

42 minAUG 6
Comments
Russian Doping Scandal Pt. 2

Russian Doping Scandal Pt. 1

For Vladimir Putin and Russia, the Olympics were not simply a sports competition; they were a show of power on the world stage. And ahead of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, the national team was criminally advantaged—by a top-secret, state-sponsored steroid program.

40 minJUL 30
Comments
Russian Doping Scandal Pt. 1

Aaron Hernandez Pt. 2

In 2013, a year after signing one of the biggest contract extensions ever granted a tight end, Hernandez was involved in yet another shooting. His career, and his life, collapsed after his arrest.

39 minJUL 23
Comments
Aaron Hernandez Pt. 2

Aaron Hernandez Pt. 1

At the University of Florida, Aaron Hernandez won two national championships and the John Mackey Award for best tight end. He went on to play for the New England Patriots, earning millions. But behind closed doors, he was reckless and violent… And a murder plot gone wrong only made him more frenzied.

43 minJUL 16
Comments
Aaron Hernandez Pt. 1

Dennis Rodman Pt. 2

In the mid-to-late ‘90s, during the second half of his NBA career, Dennis Rodman struggled to maintain his celebrity. As his star faded, he resorted to more and more outrageous antics to get the public's attention.

47 minJUL 9
Comments
Dennis Rodman Pt. 2

Dennis Rodman Pt. 1

He went from college dropout to one of the most dominant NBA defenders of all time. But Dennis Rodman’s tough childhood in the 1960s and ‘70s left him with a need for attention that threatened to overshadow everything he worked for.

41 minJUL 2
Comments
Dennis Rodman Pt. 1

Chalmers Award Pt. 2

As the 1910 baseball season came to a close, few were focused on the World Series. Instead, fans all over the U.S. were clamoring to know whether Ty Cobb or Nap Lajoie had finished the season with the highest batting average. What they didn’t know was that one player’s team was trying to cheat.

40 minJUN 25
Comments
Chalmers Award Pt. 2

Chalmers Award Pt. 1

In April of 1910, the baseball season began, with even more on the line than usual. Whoever had the highest batting average across the American and National Leagues would be awarded a brand-new Chalmers 30 automobile—a baseball promotion that would become a full-blown embarrassment after officials tried to fix the results.

42 minJUN 18
Comments
Chalmers Award Pt. 1

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