Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Enter John Daly.

We didn’t pounce on this story when it came out last week as we figured it would only get better after it “breathed” for a little while.

Sho’nuff! We wuz right!

Here’s the opening salvo of info from Devil Ball Golf’s Jay Busbee:

Word filtering out of North Carolina is that everyone's favorite beer-drinking golfer (or is that golfing beer-drinker?), John Daly, was a guest of the Winston-Salem (N.C.) police department earlier this week. Seems Mr. Daly drank so much at a Hooters that he passed out and required emergency medical workers' help to wake up.

I know. John Daly, drinking beer in a Hooters. I can't believe it either, but here we are.
According to a police report, Daly "appeared extremely intoxicated and uncooperative." He apparently refused to go to a hospital, and was later asked to hit the bricks by the restaurant. The police stuck him in the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center for a 24-hour dryout.

But, wait it get’s better.
Daly comes to his own defense (probably because no one else with any sense would) saying he was just asleep with his eyes open and the whole incident was blown out of proportion (like his golf swing).

The boys over at Deadspin put it like this:

Daly is frustrated by this latest public spectacle, and feels particularly misunderstood this time around, saying that the whole situation could have been avoided had the friends he was traveling with only known that he was just sleeping with his eyes open and in no need of dire medical assistance.

"The bus driver called 911 because my eyes were open," Daly said. "I said, 'What's going on?' He said, 'We thought you were dead.' Anybody who knows me ... when I'm tired, I sleep with my eyes open. They know it takes awhile to wake me up."

Daly doesn't deny that he had a few drinks that evening, but hates the perception that he was tossed out of Hooters like some portly, drunk washed-up golfer. And he also hates that Hooters is going to take a PR hit because of this incident: "I've never had an incident at Hooters. I hate that their name is brought into it this way. They'll probably have to terminate me because of the negative publicity."

Wagers? Anybody?

Didn’t think so...

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