Jason To Give Away Gold Medal? Just Kidding

Remember the piece I posted about Jason Kidd promising to give his gold medal away to Elaine Wynn, the wife of Vegas mogul Steve?

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Here’s a refresher, originally from the ARIZONA REPUBLIC:

“Last summer, we stayed at the Wynn (resort) for a lifetime, close to three weeks,” Kidd said. “We met at a banquet, we got to talking, and she really understands the game. I told her I’d make a deal with her, that if we won the gold medal, I’d give it to her. She thought I was kidding. But I told her I had one already, and the way they treated us at the Wynn, it was the least I could do.”

So now that he’s got the goods, is Jason all set to hand it over to Elaine?

Of course not. From the FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM:

Remember the story after the Olympics about how Jason Kidd was going to give his Olympic gold medal to Elaine Wynn, wife of Steve Wynn? Steve Wynn owns the Wynn hotel and casino in Las Vegas, where the U.S. national team stayed in training before the Olympics.

The story isn’t true, Kidd said.

“She’s a very smart woman, and she loves sports,” Kidd said. “We talked a lot during the summer. I told her she can borrow it whenever she wants, but it’s still mine.”

So Dan Bickley of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC is a liar? Or is Kidd the liar?

Why don’t we ask Joumanna? And the litany of other strewn human wreckage along Kidd’s loved-and-leaved-them lane.