Tracking The Buchholz Story

The Buchholz Charity Scandal

In case you missed it, Boston sports radio and twitter blew up this morning at the news that Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz, fresh out of the hospital, attended a charity event last night. Here’s how it went down, and what they’re saying.

Storified by · Thu, Jun 28 2012 09:29:59

Interesting…….a little bird just told me there’s a damn good pool party going on at MGM Grand Foxwoods…Clay Buchholz is there #peptoScott Zolak
Team source: Clay Buchholz attended but did not drink at Foxwoods charity event less than 24 hrs after hospital release http://fullcount.weei.com/sports/boston/baseball/red-sox/2012/06/28/clay-buchholz-attended-but-did-not-drink-at-foxwoods-charity-event-on-wednesday-night/Alex Speier
#RedSoxTalk Buchholz, too sick to travel to Seattle with the #RedSox, reportedly attended an event at MGM Foxwoods http://ow.ly/bStFZCSNNE.com
CLAY BUCHHOLZ didn’t travel w the team to the west coast, but was at a vodka-sponsored pool party at MGM Foxwoods last night. Details NEXT.Toucher and Rich
AUDIO: Clay Buchholz attended a pool party at MGM Foxwoods on Wednesday night rather than traveling with the team to… http://dlvr.it/1n1X6XWEEI
Some people have a problem with Clay Buchholz going to a charity event? Really?Clay Buchholz just got out of the hospital for esophagitis. Less than 24 hours later, the team has confirmed, he attended a charity event…
#RedSox Clay Buchholz reportedly attended a pool party at Foxwoods on Wednesday… Big deal or non-story? http://cbsloc.al/OChqjn98.5 The Sports Hub
Buchholz attends an event for Greg Hill. Greg Hill is one of @Toucherandrich’s main competition. @Toucherandrich make a big deal about it.Adam Nappa
Footage of Bucholz at the MGM pool party! http://tinyurl.com/6txpeg4Chris Curtis
This Buchholz/Foxwoods story makes me hate being a member of the media. It’s a total non-story but people will act like he committed murder.Michael Berger
I tweet something that was pure info, & the national media uses it as ANOTHER excuse to crap on Boston sports fans. http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/06/28/some-people-have-a-problem-with-clay-buchholz-going-to-a-charity-event-really/Toucher and Rich
This is what the Buchholz/Foxwoods story comes down to: The majority of folks who are outraged work in the media. Fans generally don’t care.Michael Berger
Methinks using the phrase "a little birdie told me" makes you sound like a tool, not informed. #RedSoxRyan Hadfield
#RedSoxTalk Clay Buchholz was at a charity event last night. That OK with you? The Uno’s Sports Tonight guys discussed. http://ow.ly/bT1ngCSNNE.com
So Buchholz gets OK from medical staff, goes to a charity event to help a friend out, shows up doesn’t drink, yet he’s getting killed for itLou Merloni
Gresh & Zo: Buchholz Attends Pool Party: Gresh and Zo kick off Thursday’s show talking about Buchholz attending … http://bit.ly/QrIKOlGresh & Zolak
Can confirm @LouMerloni report that Buchholz granted permission by Sox medical staff to go to Foxwoods last night. There endeth the story?Michael Giardi
I’m all for blasting a player when it’s deserved, but attending a charity event with medical clearance from the team doesn’t qualify.Kirk Minihane
if going to the event was no big deal, why would he ask for clearance from sox staff? if it’s not a big deal then why do you need permissionGresh & Zolak
@GreshandZo If it was a problem why didn’t Sox say no? If he went without permission you’d be blasting him for not asking for clearance.Kirk Minihane
I love how everyone at EEI is contorting themselves into a pretzel to make the Bucholz appearance a non story, comical.Chris Curtis
Clay Buchholz Attends Charity Fundraiser, Boston Media Reports He Attended Vodka-Sponsored Casino Pool Party | The Big LeadBoston pitcher Clay Buchholz recently spent five days in Massachusetts General Hospital with esophagitis. When he was released, he did no…
Report: Buchholz Attends Foxwoods Pool PartyBOSTON(CBS) – Clay Buchholz just went through a "frightening ordeal," spending five days in the hospital fighting esophagitis. Given what…
I guess Clay only drinks during games, not at Stoli sponsored pool parties..Chris Curtis
Pool party for Clay BuchholzWhile the rest of his teammates are in Seattle to begin a four-game series against the Mariners beginning tonight, Red Sox pitcher Clay B…
It’s one thing to be angry about how last year ended. It’s another to leap down every #RedSox throat when you’ve got maybe half a story.Jon Couture

Maybe The Media Can Now Move On From SpyGate

News came down a little while ago of the punishment handed out to the New Orleans Saints in the bounty program that was operated under defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who is now with the Rams.

  • Saints Head Coach Sean Payton is suspended for the entire 2012 season without pay.
  • Saints GM Mickey Loomis is suspends for eight games.
  • Saints Assistant Head Coach Joe Vitt is suspended for six games without pay.
  • Gregg Williams is suspended indefinitely, with Roger Goodell re-assessing the situation after the 2012 season.
  • The Saints give up their second round picks this season and next season.
  • The Saints franchise is fined $500,000.

There will also apparently be player discipline coming down at a later time.

This makes the Patriots 2007 punishment look like a slap on the wrist.

(Of course, for some, this will go the other way, and some will claim the Patriots got off too lightly and will call for a retroactive suspension of Bill Belichick.)

Edit…and we have a winner:

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Ken Powers In Trouble Again

Remember Ken Powers? Fired from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette for plagiarism in February 2005 after being sent home from the Super Bowl?

Well, it seems like he steals more than just words.

Reporter accused of $100,000 theft

UXBRIDGE — A well-known Central Massachusetts reporter is facing criminal charges that he stole $100,000 from a Sutton golf course where he worked as the pro shop manager.

Kenneth P. Powers, 49, of 36 Abbott St., No. 4B, Worcester, is scheduled to be arraigned in Uxbridge District Court Jan. 28 on one count of larceny over $250. A criminal complaint was issued Jan. 11.