Cancel the "fine wine" comparisons; guys who once threw grapes are now heaving grapefruits. Yankees' Randy Johnson (right) gave up four homers in one inning in loss to White Sox. Boston's Curt Schilling, who's allowing opponents to bat .309 against him, is set to rejoin rotation after shaky stint as closer. And Rangers' Kenny Rogers is 0--3 since suspension for pushing a cameraman.
Last week backup QB Todd Collins was involved in a disturbance at a bar (no charges filed); kicker Lawrence Tynes was charged with breaking a bouncer's nose; and DT Junior Siavii and safety Greg Wesley were arrested in a confrontation with police. (They both pleaded not guilty.)
After setting a record for tight ends with 13 TD receptions in '04, San Diego star ended his holdout on Monday when he signed a one-year, $380,000 deal. But the Chargers still suspended him for their final two preseason games and the season opener for having not met the team's reporting deadline.
Ex-- NFL running back hit new low: arrested after allegedly running his car into three teenagers following an argument in a pickup football game. He was already wanted on a domestic-violence charge, and the car he was driving was reportedly stolen.