BC reader Joe L. sent me the following message at 2:13 a.m. EST:
Hey guys, I saw this ad on Craiglist today: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/for/4605448660.html. It says there is a a monkey for sale named Johnny. Johnny is childish but naturally entertaining. I recognized the 979 area code as College Station’s. Actually, the whole phone number looked familiar. That’s probably because, in an A&M official scholarship offer letter that James Lockhart tweeted out (https://twitter.com/james_lockhart9/status/496840275558293504), it had a phone number to call the A&M football staff directly.
And that phone number is the same one that is on the monkey for sale ad on Craigslist.
I’ve said it for years, BC readers find some of the most obscure items on the Internet and then put the puzzle pieces together. What are the chances that Joe was looking at Craigslist L.A., happens to come across a monkey for sale and then realizes the phone number is to the Texas A&M football staff.
And the Lockhart tweet that Joe mentioned is from 12 hours ago. Something seems fishy here, but we’ll play along. What A&M coach is selling the childish Capuchin monkey?
I’m hoping that thing belongs to Sumlin and he can’t take care of it anymore.