Dan Marino has fathered a love child.
Ray Lewis is reportedly juicing on deer-antler extract.
Alex Rodriguez is also reportedly juicing on something stronger than protein powder.
Manti Te’o is involved in the craziest romantic relationship in sports history.
Good Lord, anybody see a real American sports hero lately?
We should be smart enough not to believe the fairy tale script when it comes to our nation’s sports heroes. In many cases, it is the work of a carefully-crafted and incomplete file.
Look at Marino.
A football icon. Beloved in South Florida and his hometown of Pittsburgh. A family fan who also adopted two girls from China.
And also the father of a 7-year-old girl with a former CBS colleague who also paid her millions to keep it quiet, according to a story in the New York Post.
“I take full responsibility both personally and financially for my actions now as I did then,” Marino said in a statement. “We mutually agreed to keep our arrangement private to protect all parties involved.”
Marino is a good man who made a bad mistake. At least Marino acknowledged his sins.
Rodriguez is lawyering up now that the New York Yankees may be looking at voiding the rest of his contract by establishing that he used banned PEDS.
Armstrong lied for years until his confessional with Oprah.
T’eo went to Katie Couric to explain his crazy story.
And Lewis continues to deny any allegations to his infatuation with deer antler extract, despite the fact that the original story, broken by Sports Illustrated, referenced a taped phone call between Lewis and his source.
Anybody see a real American hero lately?