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Why would a former athlete who made over $40 million risk everything in the drug game? Following the arrest of onetime MLB All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza for allegedly trafficking 20 kilos of cocaine, Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds crew tries to figure that out. Speaking of drugs ruining careers, infamous party boy and NFL bust Johnny Manziel revealed yesterday that he’s bipolar and doing much better now that he’s sober and on medication. The guys discuss whether the revelation makes it more or less likely that a team will give the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner a second shot. In “Fair or Foul,” Gil and the gang address LaVar Ball’s reported ultimatum that if the Lakers don’t sign his younger sons LiAngelo and LaMelo, that Lonzo will leave them for any team that will sign all three…. Finally, with NBA teams picking up players who’ve cleared waivers, the team debates whether any of these spare parts will actually help a contender — and if it’s just over for Derrick Rose.

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Hip-Hop Had A Strong Connection To Last Night’s BCS Championship

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By Sean Lynch

The BCS era of college football ended in dramatic fashion on Monday night (December 6) as No. 1 Florida State defeated No. 2 Auburn at the hands of freshman quarterback, and Heisman Trophy winner, Jameis Winston. Winston’s two-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left sealed a win for the Seminoles. But Hip-Hop’s presence at the 2014 BCS Championship was the talk of Pasadena, California.

Auburn tailback, Tre Mason may just be a star to those lucky enough to catch more than a glimpse of the speedy running back on their television sets. But Mason has heavy ties to Hip-Hop, heavier than you would think. Tre Mason is the son of Vincent Lamont Mason Jr. whose stage name is DJ Maseo otherwise known as Plug Three of De La Soul. The Hip-Hop trio are pioneers in their own right, but last night the elder Mason was a proud father, as he found his son on the big stage.

The junior running back found himself in the running for a Heisman Trophy, turning in a remarkable season. Highlighted by a 164 yard game in a win over Alabama, only to follow that up an SEC Championship record-setting 304 yards on 46 carries against Missouri. Last night was no different as Tre carried the ball 34 time for 195 yards and a touchdown. Making his case for any questioning his contention last year for the Heisman trophy.

But Tre wasn’t Hip-Hop’s only connection to the Auburn Tigers. The offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, who just six years ago was running High School Sports The Magazine, used a very unique way of calling in plays to his Quarterback and team. Auburn’s offense play cards sported images of Jay Z, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Ron Burgundy for their plays. An unorthodox-method in college football but surely an unconventional way to mask the offensive scheme.

Take a look at some of Hip-Hop’s tweets from last night: