Bad boys will be bad boys. From an NFL star to a retired baseball player-turned announcer, men are behaving badly. Here we go.
Michael Vick/Ron Mexico. In case you havenâ€™t been following the story, in the spring of 2003 when the flowers were blooming and love was in the air, Michael Vick of the Atlanta Falcons completed a pass and convinced a sweet young southern lass to engage in some good old-fashioned unprotected sex. The problem is that after this interlude of love and passion, the southern belle in question tested positive for some youâ€™ll-have-it-for-eternity herpes.
Being quite displeased that her romp with a famous jock resulted in her receiving a gift that will keep on giving, this formerly star-crossed young lady decided to file suit against Michael Vick. During this process, weâ€™ve learned that Vick used the nickname â€śRon Mexicoâ€ť when seeking treatment for his condition. Well on Monday April 24 Michael Vick/Ron Mexico settled the lawsuit, although the terms of this settlement were not released to the public. Thatâ€™s probably a good thing since Iâ€™m sure that now NFL fans wonâ€™t be able to taunt Vick this season since the details of the settlement are being kept private. I mean, that kind of info could be embarrassing to a guy if it got out. Right?
If Mike had just visited Amazon.com and done a search on "herpes" and learned to talk about his condition, perhaps he wouldn't be in this predicament. But Iâ€™m sure Vick will easily be able to recoup whatever financial loss he may suffer as a result of this settlement if he seeks out an endorsement deal with the folks who manufacture Valtrex, the genital herpes treatment and from condom manufacturers. However, heâ€™ll never be able to get back on board the â€śPro Athlete Tookie Train.â€ť
Reggie Bush. Thereâ€™s a scandal brewing around the potential number one pick in this yearâ€™s NFL draft that involves his parents and stepbrother living in a San Diego home that has ties to an agent who was trying to represent Reggie Bush. Damage control experts in the Bush camp are trying to make it seem like thereâ€™s nothing wrong with the arrangement where Bushâ€™s mom, stepfather and stepbrother lived in an $800,000, brand new home that was owned by an agent who was trying to represent Reggie Bush. So of course nothing is wrong. They keep saying it, so it must be true. Which is why â€“ as reporters were basically ringing the doorbell to ask the family questions about the arrangement â€“ Bushâ€™s family moved out.