Skip to comments.(Los Angeles)City Atty.'s Football Claims Deflate
Posted on 05/21/2006 8:01:23 AM PDT by radar101
Some guys exaggerate when talking about their youthful sports exploits, but the boasts of one candidate for state office have led to official backtracking.
In various speeches, campaign ads and written biographies in past years, Los Angeles City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo has said he made it out of his Eastside neighborhood by winning a football scholarship to Harvard University, where he was an Academic All-American before going on to become a professional football player.
But now, as he runs for attorney general, the time as a pro football player is listed in bio material and speeches as "a brief stint," his standing at Harvard is listed as honorable mention for an All-American award, and he has dropped all claims of getting a football scholarship.
Last week, Delgadillo acknowledged through a spokesman that he never played in a pro football game and that his Harvard financial aid was not an athletic scholarship, because Ivy League schools do not provide them.
Jonathan Diamond, a spokesman for the city attorney, said someone mistakenly "truncated" the reference on his city website to leave out the words "honorable mention" when referring to him as an Academic All-American.
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All other parties= prosecute for false staements, forced resignation.
Did this guy go to Polk High school with Al Bundy?
Hey, leave Al Bundy alone. At least he played football.
Let me guess. Another DemocRat puffing up his resume to make himself look better.
And the lies continue.
All-(meaning generally and specifically)-politicians are vice addicts. They exhibit one or more of the malignant vices i.e. gluttony, avarice, lust, perjury, arrogance. rage etc. etc. They can't help it, as the type of person drawn to politics in America 2006 A.D. has that nature. They lack any form of decency.It is their essence, their very being. "Brute beasts fit only to be destroyed." John Locke
Of course he's a Democrat. His party isn't mentioned once in the article. If he were a Republican, it would be in the first sentence.
Time for this guy to punt.
|Ed O'Neil actually played football for Ohio University and Youngstown State University. He tried out for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969, but didn't make the team. His Al Bundy character was partially based on O'Neil's sports history. In the story background, Al Bundy was a star high school football player who had gotten a scholarship to play college football. He got Peggy Wanker pregnant (Kelly) and married her, then took a "temporary" job as a shoe salesman to support the family until he could get back to college. Yeah, it's thread hijacking to post this.|