Category: Sports

Ribbing & Running In A Fast Crowd: Detroit Eatery Closes Down, Had Pistons, Mob As Devotees

August 21, 2019 — The Bad Boys hung there after games, toasting their championship success among adoring fans. Another group of bad boys were often on the scene as well. After being a Metro Detroit dining and hangout staple for close to 40 years, Ginopolis’, the famous bar and rib joint in Farmington Hills, Michigan,
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Detroit Mob Figure Got Ron LeFlore Into MLB From Behind Prison Walls, Now That’s Power

August 18, 2019 — Retired Major League Baseball player Ron LeFlore credits his rags-to-riches journey from the inside of a prison cell all the way to pro sports stardom in just three years to a single deceased Detroit mobster. In an interview with the Metro Times, the 71-year old LeFlore, who is back in the
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O.J. Simpson & Drugs: The Juice Was Loose In ‘70s, Investigated For Dope Dealing As An NFL Player

Before he probably butchered his wife. Before the “Chase.” Before the decade in prison he did for an armed robbery in Las Vegas to steal back memorabilia he believed had been boosted from him in the first place. O.J. Simpson, 72, was at the center of two state drug probes during his NFL playing days
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Detroit’s Famous Kronk Gym Destroyed By Fire, ’94 Drug Case Part Of Storied Training Ground’s Legacy

The fabled Kronk Boxing Gym, once home to dozens of world champion prize fighters and the “King of Kronk” himself, legendary trainer Emanuel Steward, burned to the ground on Detroit’s westside over the weekend, ending almost a century standing at the corner of McGraw and Junction. Located inside the basement of what was the Kronk Recreational Center, the gym and its
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