Employees being reimbursed for political contributions. Four-day junkets to Pebble Beach. A trip to a strip club. Paying for personal country club memberships and a wedding for a top executive. All under the guise of a nonprofit organization.
But Playoff PAC, the federal political committee dedicated to establishing a competitive postseason championship for big-time college football, suggests other BCS games are also engaging in misconduct. It released a statement Wednesday that detailed irregularities at the Orange and Sugar bowls.
It's doubtful that Kurtis Taylor was ever called a "doll" while playing on the defensive line at Iowa State, but he will be hearing that frequently from now on.
Toymaker Mattel, which manufactures Barbie and Ken dolls, recently held a digital reality contest to remake Ken's look. The eight-part series, called "Genuine Ken: The Search for the Great American Boyfriend," was part of a campaign to bolster the awareness of Ken's 50th birthday (Barbie recently turned 52).
Taylor was the winner, and the redesigned Ken doll will resemble the 25-year-old native of Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Former San Diego State coach and current Kansas offensive coordinator Chuck Long got out from under the auctioneer's gavel last week when he unloaded his dwelling in Poway, Calif., for $850,000.
Long quit making payments in August on the four-bedroom home that he purchased in 2007 for $1.368 million. On Nov. 23, a notice of default was filed in San Diego County and the property was to be auctioned in a trustee's sale on Wednesday.
But the lender accepted a short sale and the auction was canceled, according to Brent Schrotenboer of the San Diego Union-Tribune.