With swine flu, Texans rookie Anthony Hill. The tight end, who spent two nights in a Houston hospital before being released last Friday morning, is believed to be the first NFL player to contract the H1N1 virus. "We're taking every precaution we can," said coach Gary Kubiak after Hill's release. "We feel like it's very isolated."
An insurance salesman charged with surreptitiously videotaping ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews in hotel rooms. In July nude videos of Andrews, 31, that appeared to have been taken through a peephole surfaced on the Internet. Last Friday, FBI agents apprehended Michael David Barrett, 47, of Westmont, Ill., and charged him with interstate stalking, which has a maximum penalty of five years in prison. An FBI affidavit said that Barrett requested a room next to Andrews's at a hotel on the Vanderbilt campus in September 2008 and that he recorded seven videos there. "I don't think he's even had a traffic ticket," said Barrett's lawyer, Rick Beuke. "He's as regular a guy as you'll ever meet."
By the Missouri athletic department in a surplus sale, old staff cellphones containing hundreds of e-mails, text messages and contact information belonging to various school coaches. The 25 phones—a Treo once used by basketball coach Mike Anderson was among them—were bought for $190 by Mike Bellman, a Columbia, Mo., information specialist who planned to sell them for spare parts. But Bellman discovered that the phones' memories had not been erased, putting him in possession of athletic staff phone numbers, their personal contacts files, and correspondence. The school offered to buy the equipment back for the price Bellman paid, but he said he plans to sell the devices to a collector.