Look, it’s one thing if, while IM-ing with a female blogger, I tell her that “if we hook up, I’ll make love to you like no man has ever made love to you before.” She’ll understand that I’m blowing some smoke in her face, being a typical man who just wants a piece of ass.
It’s another thing when you’re Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, currently running for State Attorney General, and telling voters that you won a football scholarship to Harvard University, and also received an Academic All-American award there.
But now that the local media investigated his background, it appears that he never received an athletic scholarship from Harvard. He got financial aid.
“The Ivy League does not permit” athletic scholarships, said Robert Mitchell, a Harvard spokesman.
As for the All-American honor, Delgadillo actually got only an honorable mention for the award.
City attorney spokesman Jonathan Diamond said the words “honorable mention” inadvertently were left off Delgadillo’s city Web site.
Delgadilllo also has claimed a brief stint as a professional football player with a Candadian team, but even this is cloudy.
Delgadillo signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League and reported to training camp but was cut before he could play, Brad Blank, a sports agent who represented Delgadillo, told the Times.
“He never played for the team, never claimed to. That was the extent of his stint as a professional football player, and he has never claimed otherwise,” said Roger Salazar, Delgadillo’s campaign spokesman.
Team spokesman Rom Halverson said he could find no record of Delgadillo being signed to play for the team and added, “if he didn’t play, he wasn’t a Tiger-Cat.”
Did I already mention that this man is running for State Attorney General?
I just sent him off this angry email:
Dear Mr. Delgadillo,
What kind of message do all these “white lies” send to our youth? What message does this send me, a tax-paying citizen rewriting my resume for the fifth time before I mail it to someone at Warner Brothers?
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