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Roundup: Cedric Benson Went to Jail Early, Nicki Minaj + Taylor Swift = Awesome, Teenagers Find $20,000 and Turn it In to Police

Cheryl Cole … $60 billion in US funds have been lost to waste and fraud in the Middle East … haven’t finished reading this, but if you’re into the Supreme Court … hurricane coverage is good for internet traffic & TV ratings … this guy hit the Harlem shake at the VMAs … “Man hid snakes, tortoises in his pants, TSA says” … guarantee this is the sickest story you read today/this week … this woman is a terrible person … raccoon found in naked man’s car … this guy from an Austin Powers movie should get the chair for this heinous crime … will be interesting to see how Bill O’Reilly handles this one … this happened in Florida, obviously …

Cedric Benson decided not to wait until his bye week to serve his jail sentence, so he started it last night. [Enquirer]

Months after the Gilbert Arenas-Javaris Crittenton locker room showdown, Crittenton asked Arenas for money to pay his mother’s hospital bills. Arenas obliged. [Mike Wise]

Teenagers find a bag with $20,000 in cash, and turn it into police. [Tribune]

Charlie Batch: The Terrelle Pryor suspension was bullshit. [Trib-Review]

A 17-year-old will QB a college football team for the first month of the season. [Ledger]

Dillon Graham, who went from mid-major prospect to superstar in a few weeks this summer, is going to play for the Florida Gators. [Sentinel]

I’m glad Knicks’ rookie Iman Shumpert is enthusiastic about playing defense, because he has no offensive game. [Hoops Hype]

LeGarrette Blount is now a father. [Oregonian]

An Arkansas man who wanted to capture aerial photos of his home during his first plane ride instead helped catch two men burglarizing it. [AP]

Must read about a photographer who stepped on a landmine, noticed he had lost both of his legs, took a few photos, and then called his wife. [NYT]

Fred Hickman – formerly of CNN and ESPN – has surfaced at a TV station in New Orleans. [NOLA]

Barry Bonds will be sentenced on December 16th. Predictions, anyone? [Mercury News]

I can’t be the only one who thinks the media is going overboard writing about this new kickoff rule in the NFL. [WSJ]

Building an All-American football team with college basketball players. Neat. [Rush the Court]

I do not know what to make of this Peyton Hillis vs. Chuck Norris video. [via Frumpzilla]

This is about a week old, but LeBron seemed unsure about jumping off the super high dive in Barcelona.

Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” is undeniably the song of the summer; add Taylor Swift to the mix and you’ve got the performance of the year, right? Love me some Taylor Swift! [via Deadspin]

These waves in Tahiti were pretty radical.

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