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Former New York Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels was indicted on charges that he criminally possessed nearly $2.3 million worth of game-used memorabilia — including signed jerseys, bats and baseballs — that belonged to the Mets organization, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced Wednesday.

Samuels stockpiled 507 signed and unsigned jerseys, 304 hats, 828 bats, 22 batting helmets and 10 equipment bags, Brown said. Officials recovered the collectibles at a friend’s basement in Madison, Conn.

Samuels served as the Mets’ equipment manager since 1983 and began his career with the team in 1976. He later added the title of clubhouse manager and secretary to his job description. Samuels, a 53-year-old resident of Avrerne, Queens, was suspended without pay by the team after the investigation was revealed.

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No matter who you are, or how much money you have, having a side girl will always find a way to bite you in the ass…

Kimberly Bell, her voice cracking, looked out at the court room and talked about the final stretch of her nine-year relationship with Barry Bonds.

The greatest hitter of his era threatened “to cut my head off and leave me in a ditch,” she said. “More than once.”

She said Bonds told her “he would cut out my breast implants because he paid for them.”

As for the Arizona house he had helped pay for, “he told me he would burn it down.”

Bonds’ federal trial resumed Monday with nearly daylong testimony from his former mistress, who said the slugger attributed a 1999 elbow injury to steroids use. She also discussed how Bonds became verbally abusive and said that his physique changed, offering a lurid description of his shrinking testicles, back acne, scalp hair that fell out and chest hair that turned gray. Such mental and physical symptoms are associated with steroid use.

Prosecutors allege Bonds lied when he told a federal grand jury in 2003 that he never knowingly used performance-enhancing drugs.

Barry Bonds’ woman might be considered a woman scorned, turning on a previous lover but her story really backs up the facts.

During an interview after he was sentenced to six years’ probation on Tuesday, Lawrence Taylor made no apologies for visiting a prostitute.

Speaking to Shepard Smith on Fox, Taylor did say that he did not look for an underage girl. The victim in the case was 16 at the time of the incident last May. In January, he pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute to avoid jail time.

“It’s the world of prostitution,” he said to Fox. “You never know what you’re gonna get. Is it gonna be a pretty girl, an ugly girl or whatever it’s gonna be.”

Or a young girl? Shepard asked.

“You can only ask,” Taylor said. “I don’t card them. I don’t ask for birth certificate.”