I remember while watching the Heisman Trophy presentation last Saturday they were going through the crowd and showing some of the past winners in attendance. They were going from great to great when they suddenly got to former Dallas Cowboy Tony Dorsett, and he looked incredibly unhappy while they showed him. I even turned to my friend and said “Man, does Tony Dorsett look excited to be there, or what?”
Instead Tony looked like he had a lot on his mind and couldn’t care less which one of the three quarterbacks in attendance was going to win the award. Well, now a few days later I think I know what Tony was thinking about while sitting there. That’s because while Tony was sitting around waiting for somebody to read Sam Bradford’s name off of an envelope, his nephew Anthony Dorsett was getting busted in West Virginia for helping run a Pennsylvania cocaine ring.
Federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh say they have broken up a cocaine ring headed by the nephew of Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett.
Authorities say 31-year-old Anthony Dorsett, of Aliquippa, and 12 others have been selling crack and powder cocaine since 2003. An indictment unsealed Tuesday detailed the operation as authorities arrested most of the suspects. They say Anthony Dorsett was arrested Saturday in West Virginia.
The alleged drug trafficking was centered in the Linmar Terrace public housing complex in Aliquippa, about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.
Now, Anthony Dorsett the coke dealer and nephew of Tony Dorsett is not to be confused with Tony Dorsett’s son, who is also named Anthony Dorsett and played safety for 8 seasons in the NFL with Tennessee and Oakland. To avoid further confusion in the future for the family, maybe Tony’s nephew should just change his last name from Dorsett to Montana.