He choked big time

By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 12, 2008

The incident creates an interesting business dilemma, as Hooters has been a sponsor for Long John since 2005. Do they dump him, or do they keep him on, reasoning that most young Southern men who read about Daly getting drunk and passing out in a flower bed will think, "If I was a fat pro golfer, that's what I'd do in my spare time too!"? Daly publicly apologized to the wing-and-tit chain, but at press time, the company had not yet commented on the situation.

DUI complete me
Leigh Steinberg, the onetime super-agent who was the model for Cameron Crowe's Jerry Maguire, has been arrested for a third alcohol-related offense.

In a weird incident, Steinberg, 59, was busted by police in Newport Beach, California, after reports came in of a man "screaming and attempting to climb a hill" behind a car-repair shop.

Cops caught up to Steinberg and found him slurring his words and smelling strongly of the stuff. He was nabbed this past year for a DUI after he hit three cars and knocked over a fire hydrant with his Mercedes. In 1997 he was arrested for hitting a car and injuring the driver while drunk.

Steinberg, you might remember, was Drew Bledsoe's agent. They both mattered around here about 10 years ago. Give him 25 points, plus another 10 for one of Tom Cruise's more obnoxious roles.

When he's not googling "SEC you in jail" and "show me the drunk tank," Matt Taibbi writes for Rolling Stone. He can be reached at m_taibbi@yahoo.com.

< prev  1  |  2  |  3  |   next >
Related: Surprising, Blount's blunts, Quiet before the storm, More more >
  Topics: Sports , National League (Baseball), NL Central Division, National Collegiate Athletic Association,  More more >
| More

Most Popular
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   SPORTS BLOTTER: DOWN, LINEMAN  |  September 01, 2010
    Brace yourselves, because this week we have, hands-down, the best sports-crime story of the year. Are you ready?
    Just a few months ago, Lance Stephenson was looking like basketball's feel-good comeback story.
  •   LET GO, METS  |  August 18, 2010
    As difficult as this summer has been for those of us counted among the Red Sox faithful, let's all agree: it would be a hell of a lot worse to be a New York Mets fan right now.
  •   FOOD FIGHTS  |  August 11, 2010
    At least it wasn't a home invasion.
  •   BUZZER BEATERS  |  August 04, 2010
    This is starting to get creepy.

 See all articles by: MATT TAIBBI