I thought the Delonte West being banned from the White House story sounded a bit suspect.
Plenty of criminals have been allowed to meet the President, so why would they single Delonte out. Come to find out they didn’t.
It turns out that West, who suffers from bipolar disorder, was at least misinformed on this count. A Secret Service agent told ABC News that West was never banned from today’s ceremony, which makes some sense: Plenty of professional athletes visit the White House each year, and plenty of professional athletes also have felony convictions on their records. Why would West’s particular charge be an issue?
“The individual in question was never someone that would not be permitted to attend the event today,” Secret Service agent Edwin Donovan said today, in perfect Secret Service speak. “He is on the list for entry today and was never advised otherwise to my knowledge.”
Delonte has been acting strange even for him lately. Hopefully someone is monitoring this to make sure he is ok because he doesn’t need to have another incident.