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Each afternoon, we'll pass along some of the most salvagable items from our cutting-room floor. Send along suggestions to fortherecordtips@gmail.com.

• At the behest of Japanese sponsor Mazda, Michael Phelps has recorded a video apology to the people of China for his photo scandal.

• Speaking of Phelps, insiders say the networks are scrambling to land his first post-scandal interview, offering as much as $1 million. [Hollyscoop]

• Oh, and those arrests made yesterday as a result of the infamous bong photo? Court documents reveal they had nothing to do with the November house party Phelps attended in Columbia. [The Smoking Gun]

• The Falcons have officially placed Michael Vick on the trading block. [ProFootballTalk.com]

• A Phoenix alt-weekly printed this erroneous story about a so-called "tattoo cap" for players based on a fake blog post. [FishbowlNY/mediabistro.com]

• Is LeBron James making the right decision by skipping out on the annual NBA Slam Dunk Contest? [Sports Biz with Darren Rovell/CNBC.com]

• Could this be your only chance to get into Citi Field next year without taking out a second mortgage? [TeamWorkJobs]

• Euro 2016 in France? The FFF has submitted an application to host the quadrennial tournament. [The Guardian]

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