Category: Sports

NFL Player’s Father Went Down In Feds’ ‘Operation FedEx’ Bust In Detroit Back In The 1990s

Darryl Funchess, the dad of NFL hybrid tight end-wide receiver Devin Funchess, was convicted of narcotics trafficking out of Detroit, Michigan in a far-reaching federal drug case known as Operation FedEx 20 years ago this spring. Funchess, an up-and-coming pass catcher for the Carolina Panthers who snared two grabs for 40 yards in last year’s

Cold-Case Wrigleyville Murder Might Have Ties To Chicago Mafia, Victim Bounced At Famous Watering Hole

With the Chicago Cubs fighting for their first World Series championship in over a century, historic Wrigley Field and the surrounding Wrigleyville neighborhood is a hotbed of activity these days – the Cubs are squaring off with the Cleveland Indians in the franchise’s first appearance in pro baseball’s big dance since 1945. Some people speculate

Denny McLain & The Mafia: Cy Young-Winning Pitcher Played Ball With The Mob In MLB Career And After

Retired Major League Baseball star and convicted felon Denny McLain’s reputed ties to the New York mafia are explored in a new book penned by former U.S. Secret Service agent Nino Perrotta, who investigated a phone-card scam allegedly perpetrated in tandem between McLain and New York’s infamous Gambino crime family in the late 1990s. Perrotta’s