With the pre-season getting under way in the NFL, you have to figure that this time of year is especially tough on Michael Vick. Instead of being on a practice field getting ready to start another season with the Atlanta Falcons, Mike is preparing to miss another NFL season while he’s confined to a prison cell. Though with the latest news surrounding Mike’s “spiritual and financial advisor” David A. Talbot, Vick is probably spending some time wondering where his money is going at the moment.
(Not pictured: Talbot behind Vick lifting his wallet)
You see, it turns out that the man Vick tabbed to be the person to take care of his affairs while he serves his time is in a bit of hot water himself. Aside from the fact that his landlord just served him with a notice of eviction over $6,000 of unpaid rent for his New Jersey high-rise, there’s also this situation where it seems that Talbot is stealing money from his clients. Which makes you wonder why he can’t afford to pay his rent.
Not devastating for Brooks’ favorite MLB team, but still notable: Kansas City Royals utility infielder Alberto Callaspo spent early Friday morning in jail after getting picked up for driving under the influence by the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus police.
The KANSAS CITY STAR notes that Callaspo was out by 10 A.M. yesterday, and available to play against the Cardinals this weekend. Aside from the usual platitudes about regrettable actions by GM Dayton Moore and manager Trey Hillman, the reports are missing some crucial bits — this isn’t Callaspo’s first run-in with the law, nor is it his most serious.
When a key senior is arrested for marijuana and gun possession the weekend before the game that can get your high school basketball team into the state quarterfinals, what do you do? Suspend him? Expel him? Give him a stern lecture?
Or do you make sure he’s on the court in the final moments so he can pop home the winning basket as the buzzer sounds? If you’re Lafayette (LA) High, you choose the latter. After all, who’s going to guard the guy with the gun? Savvy.