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 firstname.lastname@example.org.