Dan Wetzel

Dan Wetzel

Dan Wetzel has been a Yahoo Sports national columnist since 2003, covering events and stories around the globe. He is also a New York Times bestselling author and a podcast host. Follow him on Twitter @DanWetzel.
  • Let that pathetic mugshot of Tiger Woods be a reminder
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    Let that pathetic mugshot of Tiger Woods be a reminder

    Twenty years and two months ago, Tiger Woods burst into global superstardom with a billion-watt grin, clad in Sunday red, soon cloaked in Masters green. Memorial Day brought that new iconic image for this old iconic athlete – a painful, sad expression out of Palm Beach County, where “Woods, Eldrick

  • In brushing off Celtics, LaVar and Lonzo making big-baller move
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    In brushing off Celtics, LaVar and Lonzo making big-baller move

    Lonzo not working out for the Celtics comes with risk, but that's how much the Ball family wants him to be a Laker.

  • Tiger Woods' slow track back to the golf course
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    Tiger Woods' slow track back to the golf course

    Tiger Woods always did everything fast – swing a club, live his life, win majors. Now his only road back to professional golf may be to exhibit a level of patience, a belief in the long road that he never used to need. Woods essentially announced in a blog post on Wednesday he would miss all four major

  • Rio's example: Why no city should bid to host the Olympics
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    Rio's example: Why no city should bid to host the Olympics

    There were 27 world records set at the Rio Olympics last year – from swimming to weightlifting, archery to cycling. These were as thrilling as they were expected. “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” is the Olympic model after all – Latin for “Faster, Higher, Stronger.”

  • Prison records show Aaron Hernandez's life behind bars was hell
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    Prison records show Aaron Hernandez's life behind bars was hell

    The motives for suicide are complicated, personal and perhaps never fully understood. One simple answer though is at 27, with nearly four years inside and a lifetime to go, Aaron Hernandez's reality had become unbearable.

  • Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction vacated
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    Yahoo Sports21 days ago

    Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction vacated

    Aaron Hernandez was granted an abatement on his 2015 conviction for the murder of Odin Lloyd, meaning the former New England Patriot is considered not guilty in the eyes of the court. Bristol County (Mass.) Judge Susan Garsh, who presided over the original trial, ruled in favor of Hernandez’s estate

  • Aaron Hernandez suicide note to fiancée: 'You're rich'
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    Aaron Hernandez suicide note to fiancée: 'You're rich'

    Add another layer to the intrigue into the suicide of Aaron Hernandez. On Friday, the suicide note Hernandez left his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, became public via a court filing by Bristol County (Mass.) prosecutors.

  • Prison inmates provide details of Aaron Hernandez in final days before suicide
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    Yahoo Sports25 days ago

    Prison inmates provide details of Aaron Hernandez in final days before suicide

    In the days before his death inside his cell in the Souza-Baranowski Correction Center, Aaron Hernandez mentioned to a fellow inmate a rumor he'd heard that could be a clue into why he committed suicide.

  • Aaron Hernandez's suicide depicts Jesus Christ
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    Aaron Hernandez's suicide depicts Jesus Christ

    Before hanging himself with a prison bedsheet, Aaron Hernandez cut his right middle finger and in blood drew circular marks on each of his feet, consistent with images of the feet of Jesus Christ after he was hung from the cross. In red pen, Hernandez also wrote John 3:16 on his forehead, a scripture

  • DA argues Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction should not be vacated
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    Yahoo Sports29 days ago

    DA argues Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction should not be vacated

    By committing suicide, did Aaron Hernandez in effect choose to end the appeals process of his conviction for murdering Odin Lloyd in 2013, thus prohibiting him from beating the rap posthumously? Hernandez’s attorneys are arguing Hernandez should be deemed technically innocent because his case was never