Roundup: Former NFL 1st Round Picks Arrested by the FBI; Crazy Arkansas Lottery Ticket Story & Butler Will Join the Atlantic-10

Sofia Vergara … the thought-patterns of success … 26-year-old swimming champ dies of cardiac arrest … a nice chart of what parts of the country reads what media outlet … this is a terrible video … shocker: getting hit with a taser could kill youJessica Simpson gave birth … where have all the rock stars gone? … April was a bad month for CNN … hunter mistakes his friend for a turkey, shoots him twice … “California man forgotten in cell says he drank urine” … this is a pretty cool story

“Three former National Football League players have been arrested by the FBI on federal charges in connection with an alleged scheme to steal people’s identities and file false tax returns in others’ names, according to authorities.” [Herald]

Sarah Phillips lost her freelance gig at ESPN.com because she and her shady friends were allegedly scamming people. [Deadspin]

And yes, there’s more to the Catfish-like story. [Nilsen Report]

Woman in Arkansas throws away a lottery ticket after being told it wasn’t a winner. Another woman picks it up out of the trash can because … it was a winner. Court rules woman who threw out the ticket is entitled to the $1 million. [AP]

Butler’s going to the A-10. [ESPN]

Couple days late, but crushing blow to Maryland – point guard Terrell Stoglin was suspended, so he decided to declare for the NBA draft. [Inside Maryland Sports]

Barry Zito’s fast start has been attributed to his offseason marriage to a former Miss Missouri. [Mercury News]

Austin Hatch, who might have the most incredible (and sad) story of any college hoops recruit in a long time, says he’ll play for the Wolverines in 2013. [Freep]

No 6th year for Tim Abromaitis, the Notre Dame Academic All-American. [Tribune]

Not a major surprise, but still a huge number – after seven years, the SMU athletic department has run up a deficit of $113 million. [Daily Campus]

Evan Longoria is out 6-8 weeks with a partial hamstring tear. [Tampa Bay Times]

New Mexico and Memphis offered a basketball scholarship to a 6-foot-7, 14-year-old 8th grader. [AJC]

Boston College has kicked the school’s all-time leading rusher off the team. [ATL Eagle]

Neat story about Amir Garrett, who signed a $1 million deal with the Reds, but played his freshman year with the St. John’s hoops team. Because he can’t play baseball – per NCAA rules – he isn’t sure what to do next. [NYT]

This lady’s got problems. [via Herbie]

Cat Daddy videos are fun, right? [via Jimmy Traina]

Can I interest you in eight minutes worth of fail from April?

What it looks like when an Ostrich is running around in the streets. [via Herbie]

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