Moron of the Week Award #10
August 13, 2009 by admncc
As you know, the last few weeks I just outright awarded the “Moron of the Week Award” to a few people. So this week, I thought it would be fun to get back to an interactive voting environment.
If you have any additional suggestions, please share them below. If not, here are my nominations.
First is Melissa Catherine Smith-Means from Gaylesville, Alabama. She’s the mom who dragged her child (on a leash) through a Verizon store. You can view the 17-second video here. As a parent, watching it was gut wrenching and angering. Melissa has since been arrested and was charged with first-degree child cruelty. Nothing in my mind can justify her actions. Thanks to Dani for bringing this story to my attention.
Second is Rick Pitino, the former Head Coach of the Boston Celtics. Pitino has been in the news lately because authorities were investigating a woman’s plot to extort him (to the tune of college tuition for her two children, two cars, money to pay off her house and $3,000 per month). Why was she trying to extort him you ask? Apparently, six years ago, Pitino slept with her in a restaurant where he had been drinking. You can read the WBZ story here. And it’s worth noting that two weeks after the fling initially happened, Karen Sypher told Pitino she was pregnant and he gave her money for an abortion. Oh, and they are both married. I guess that’s my problem with him. He’s married, has five kids and is a high-profile coach. But yet, he goes to a restaurant, starts drinking and bangs a woman on the premises. Come on, Rick, you should know better! I don’t condone Sypher trying to extort him either…
What do you think?