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Sun-Down: Drew Brees wins SI's Sportsman of the Year; NASCAR driver allegedly pulls gun; Cameron Diaz and A-Rod; What won't this person eat?

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Thumbnail image for drewbrees.JPGDrew Brees had an eventful year.

The New Orleans Saints quarterback won the Super Bowl MVP, served as a Madden cover boy, melted hearts everywhere by appearing in photos with his young son and brought joy to a city ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

For all that, plus his generous off-the-field contributions, he's been named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year.

Brees will receive the honor tonight in New York City.

One would be hard-pressed to come up with a better choice ...

Getting heated
NASCAR driver Bobby Hamilton Jr. is accused of pulling a gun on fellow drivers at his Tennessee race track.

Hamilton reportedly displayed his gun during a dispute with another racer and crew member after they were disqualified. There was disagreement over a refund and Hamilton pulled the weapon, the pair claims.

Hamilton said he was going to his truck to get the refund, but felt threatened. The men reached into their pockets, which contained knives, he claims.

No charges have been filed due to the "he said, she said" nature of the incident, according to police.

Horrible, horrible people
It takes a special kind of monster to loot the a widow's car within hours of her husband's funeral, but that's precisely what happened to Line Burns.

An A-Lister for A-Rod
Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez in swimsuits. This is why the Internet exists.

And finally ...
A disturbed patient swallowed 67 different foreign objects. Apparently wasn't full after 66.

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