These days the media want to report on everything there is to know about Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald on and off-the-field.
Or do they?
For the past few weeks, we’ve been pummeled by the hit-you-over-the-head angle on Fitzgerald and his
fake sportswriter father, Larry, Sr. But besides that, there’s been radio silence from all media on the biggest recent event (late last month) affecting Fitzgerald off the field: allegations of abuse directed at him by the mother of his young son, Angela Nazario. Not to mention previously fighting Nazario tooth and nail over the (now-obvious) paternity of their son.
(Dad taught his (alleged) baby mama-beater son all about “class”? Thanks Jason!)
While most of the football reporters at the Super Bowl I’m sure are somewhat aware of the restraining order slapped on Fitzgerald to stay away from Nazario, who is raising his son, they don’t seem to have an appetite to ask him about it now.
And we all know that there are a ton of media at the Super Bowl who don’t know about Fitzgerald’s alleged off-field transgressions. (I doubt the folks from Telemundo are prep wizards.)
So why isn’t anyone asking? I think I know the answer.
I’m guessing that Mr. Minny media himself, Larry Sr., has used his longtime relationships with sports reporters to run interference on football media regarding the abuse allegations against his son, not to mention the subsequent restraining order.
Or perhaps there’s just an embargo on the story. Or, maybe I’m making too much of this and nobody cares?
I seriously doubt that, considering the challenge in creating compelling content during Super Bowl week. It’s a war to come up with reportage that hasn’t been done millions of times before. Which is the reason I completely ignore that crap unless we get an angle like Fitzgerald’s alleged despicable behavior with Nazario.
In case you don’t know, Fitzgerald is accused of physically abusing her, including slamming her head onto a marble floor, which subsequently caused Nazario to have concussion-like symptoms and loss of “chunks of her hair“. And doing it while holding their child Devin!
Don’t you think a non-sports outlet covering the Super Bowl would like to know about that
It’s a sad thing, guy allegedly beats the mother of his child, and gets a free pass at the biggest annual media event this side of the Obama inauguration.
The big irony in all of this is that there are rumblings that Nazario and baby Devin will be at the Super Bowl game. If that happens, will a NBC game broadcast camera train on them? I’m guessing that’s where Larry, Sr., might come in, asking TV broadcasters not to show the pair. If NBC does, then I would hope there would be media followup on the ugly backstory.
But don’t hold your breath.