Seeing the Tab, He Receded Into a Different Kind of Haze
When Dez Bryant balked at the rookie hazing rite of carrying older players' pads, Cowboys veterans suggested instead that he take them to dinner, for which Bryant was handed a bill for roughly $55,000.
Half Past the Moon and Clear On till Sunrise . . . but You Can't Actually Get There from Here
In the Steelers' media guide Ben Roethlisberger's hometown was changed from Findlay, Ohio, to fictional Corey Rawson, Ohio, because Big Ben was miffed at comments from Findlay residents about his off-season troubles.
Otherwise, All the Guys Agreed It Was Great to Be Back Home
North Korea's winless World Cup team was put on stage at the People's Palace of Culture before 400 students, athletes and party officials and reprimanded for six hours over failures in their play, accused of betraying young general Kim Jong-un and made to publicly criticize their coach.