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Monday, June 19, 2006
Cheaties, the Breakfast of Allegations!
Yes, it's time for a new toasty tribute to today's athletes! Introducing: Cheaties, the Breakfast of Allegations, made with "100 percent whole shame" by General Pills. (Hey, sometimes you just gotta open a humorus vein. So to speak. If you know what I mean.) Sorry, but if you want to know all the illegal ingredients, you'll have to Google the blacked-out grand jury transcript. Imagine all the athletes, past and present, amateur and pro, perfect for cardboard immortalizing. And not just admitted perpetrators of pharmacological funny business, like ex-Phil, ex-Diamondback, expelled pitcher Jason Grimsley (left). Why, sports history is full of cheaters. Spit-ballers. Bat-corkers. Adulterers. Point-shavers. Plus assorted agents who robbed clients blind. Warning: This product could cause disillusionment, roid rage and testicle shrinkage. Click the buttons below to see a familiar target of recent unproven allegations, and a classic case of Olympic proportions.