Thursday, July 31, 2008

Eric Montross Cares About Politics?

I don't know all that much about politics, and I don't think I actually know why John Edwards is important, but I do know that he has a mistress and a love child with her (maybe I should put down US and pick up Time). Yesterday, it was reported that someone who is closely tied to Edwards has been paying as much as $15,000 a month to Rielle Hunter and to Andrew Young, who claims he is the father of the child.

Well today, it is being reported that former UNC Tar Heel and 1st round NBA draft pick Eric Montross is Edwards' money man, as well as providing Hunter a place to live. Radar Online reports:

the Enquirer reported that after word of the affair got out, Hunter moved into a home owned by an Edwards supporter in the exclusive Governors Club, a gated community less than five miles away from the Edwards HQ in Chapel Hill and only a few blocks away from the Young residence.

Here's where things get weird: five days later, a right-wing blog called Death By 100 Papercuts received a tip that the house Hunter had moved into was owned by a former NBA player who had contributed money to the Edwards campaign. Doing some digging, Doug Ross reported that the only former NBA player who had donated money to Edwards was Eric Montross, a UNC graduate who was drafted by the Boston Celtics back in 1994 and ended his NBA career in 2003. Montross gave $4,600 to Edwards during the 2008 election cycle; he was described as a "big backer of John Edwards' White House bid" by CNN. (Edwards went to UNC law school.)

I don't like getting into that tabloid news too much, but this was too good to pass up.

1 comment:

Jaydon said...

is eric montross even a real person?

you should probably put down Us and pick up jaydon's cave for the late breaking political hard talk (no homo).