Regular readers will know that I’m hardly a sports fan. But certain figures, like Charles Barkley, transcend mere athletic competition — they’re just straight-up bizarre. And thereby worth talking about.
Barkley, who has expressed interest in running for public office, was pinched for drunk driving on New Years Eve. It gets better:
The NBA Hall of Famer was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol early Wednesday. An officer with a law enforcement task force that targets drunk driving saw Barkley run a stop sign in Scottsdale, AZ around 1:30 a.m. And he’s got a very interesting explanation for why he was cruising the streets drunk: he was in a hurry to pick up a girl who had “given him a ‘blow job’ one week earlier.”
“You want the truth? I was gonna drive around the corner and get a blow job,” the once aspiring politican replied when officers quizzed him about why he was driving drunk.
Charles says it was “the best one he had ever had in his life.”
You gotta admire Barkley’s honesty. This is a man who recently switched party affiliations, saying, “I was a Republican until they lost their minds.” Good enough for me.