Just to prove that male athletes have no monopoly on stupidity, Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi was cited for DUI early Thursday morning after being pulled over by Phoenix police. Cops say Taurasi was stopped for speeding, and was issued a field sobriety test after the officer smelled liquor on her. She was then taken to a mobile DUI van to give a blood sample, after which she was cited and released.
If this was part of some WNBA push to be taken seriously alongside male hoops…nice try, but I don’t think it’s going to work. I mean, sure, getting hit with a DUI citation will be good for Taurasi’s street cred, but I’m sorry, the story is just not juicy enough to get any run.
If the WNBA wants real publicity, they need to encourage their players to do more than just get pulled over and cited: there needs to be some resisting arrest, or getting caught with a bunch of drugs, or running red lights because you’re in such a hurry to receive oral sex. The WNBA will never be taken seriously as long as its players insist on being cooperative with authorities. At least flee the scene.
Perhaps the league could hold some kind of symposium? Charles Barkley could be a guest speaker. They could bring in people from other leagues too, like Donte’ Stallworth and…I was gonna say Jim Leyritz, but releasing him in a room full of women would probably not be a great idea.Tags: charles barkley, diana taurasi, donte' stallworth, jim leyritz, phoenix mercury