Kevin Donahue, FanBlogs: A 1999 Florida State national championship ring has been posted on eBay, with a buy-it-now price of $3,899.99.
Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: Georgia offensive linemen Trinton Sturdivant and Justin Anderson were arrested on charges of simple battery. A third Bulldog, defensive end Michael Lemon, is expected to face more serious charges after he was accused of severely beating an Athens man. The victim reportedly suffered fractured bones around an eye. ... Thanks to Art.
Associated Press: Possibly coming to a high school near you: the Kirk Herbstreit Varsity Football Series. Thanks to Sam of Bleed Crimson.
M Go Blog: Looks like Verizon is adding the Big Ten Network to its lineup.
Paul Buker, Oregonian: Oregon State senior safety Bryan Payton is no longer a member of the team. He made a memorable interception in the Beavers' upset of USC in 2006.
Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star: John Pont, who guided Indiana to its only appearance in the Rose Bowl, has died. He was 80.
Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News: The American Football Coaches Association continues to push for guaranteed contracts for assistants. Currently, only an estimated 40-50% of I-A teams offer assistants 12-month contracts.
Steve Ellis, Tallahassee Democrat: Florida State will appear before the NCAA infractions committee on Oct. 18 to discuss the school's academic fraud case that led to the suspension of several athletes.
Larry Vaught, Advocate-Messenger: Kentucky's Rich Brooks is OK after a boating accident in Oregon.
Joe Meyer, Columbia Tribune: Missouri freshman defensive lineman Jimmy Burge was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident, three days after allegedly running over a mailbox in his truck and driving away.
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