Newspaper reporters keep driving us nuts. They’re always burying the lede. Take this story about a local Michigan athletic director, ironically named John Thompson, leading cops on a drunken 120 m.p.h. police chase. Blah, blah, blah…AND THEN THEY TELL US HOMEBOY WAS DRUNK AFTER BOOZING & WATCHING THE WOMEN’S NCAA TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP! Biggest embarrassment ever?
Look, if this was a police chase and the guy arrested didn’t tell cops he was watching the women’s basketball championship we never even click on the link. Doesn’t happen. The minute you add 120 m.p.h., dash cam & a women’s championship of any kind, BC is all ears.
But the game was played like a month ago, right? Yeah, the dash cam was just released to the media.
Homey even had a road pop after the bar, according to the Mlive.com report.
Thompson, 41, who also is the Parchment Middle School assistant principal, has been charged with one count each of fourth-degree fleeing and eluding police, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a high blood-alcohol content and having an open intoxicant inside of a vehicle.
Thompson had a blood-alcohol level of 0.25 percent, more than three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent, authorities say.
When he was pulled over, Thompson had an open bottle of vodka in the car, as well as “a glass in the center console that appeared to have an alcoholic drink in it.”
And then, in the final paragraph we get the moneyshot.
In a written statement released Thursday afternoon, Miller said that he and Thompson went to an establishment on the night of April 3 to watch the championship game of the NCAA women’s basketball game.
Yeah, that was a Tuesday night.