Republican Politician Says NBA Players Would Resort to Crime if Teams Folded
State Representative Pat Garofalo from Minnesota tweeted out the following statement earlier tonight:
Let's be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime
— Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) March 9, 2014
I don’t know why he would think this was appropriate, correct, or even funny but it’s pretty incredible that a state rep would say something like this in public. I say in public because I think we all know how some of these guys operate behind closed doors.
I would think an apology is coming but he responded to a couple tweets and hasn’t backed down yet.