Morning Juice: Retired Football Stars Tackled by Legal Woes; Experts Divided on Oil Spill's Effect on Florida

It's Thursday. Here's what's in your local news:

  • In what could be a major step toward fighting corruption in Broward County, the sheriff's office will be collaborating with the FBI to bust crooked politicians. [Daily Pulp]
  • Poor Sapp: Retired NFL All-Pro and ex-Miami Hurricanes star Warren Sapp is one of Scott Rothstein's Ponzi victims. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • The legal troubles are mounting for another retired football star, as Lawrence Taylor is being sued for driving recklessly and leaving the scene of an accident that occurred in November on the Palmetto Expressway. The former New York Giants linebacker, who lives in Pembroke Pines, was charged this month with having sex with an underage girl in a New York hotel room. [CBS4]

  • There appears to be disagreement between scientists who say the Gulf spill will have an impact on South Florida marine life and the state's emergency responders who told Florida Senate leader Jeff Atwater that much of the oil will evaporate before it reaches Key West and turns north. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Nearly 6,000 South Florida high school seniors failed portions of the FCAT necessary for getting their diploma, according to figures recently released by the state. Results show that students improved in math but got worse in reading. [Miami Herald]


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