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Friday, October 02, 2009
Shawn Chacon: a gambler on the lam!Ed Wade chuckles:
Authorities now have an arrest warrant for former major league pitcher Shawn Chacon as a result of his alleged failure to pay Caesars Palace $150,000 in gambling markers.
Pending litigation? Jesus, first Chicago can't bribe anyone anymore, and now Vegas casinos are litigating this kind of business instead of breaking legs in private like God and Meyer Lansky intended. The whole damn world is going to hell in a handbasket if you ask me.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 3:10pm
Ed Wade is basically laughing at Shawn Chacon and stuff.
Posted 10/02 at 03:47 PM
The Rabbit said...
And at the bottom of that same column:
Posted 10/02 at 05:08 PM
You don’t know how right you are Craig… I was watching Mega Engineering on Discovery the other night and they said that by 2030 (or only 20 years from now) the World Population will increase by nearly 40% and there will be 10 BILLION people on this planet. On top of that the US will have close to 600 Million! Our economy right now can’t even support half that number (just look at unemployment). Where are all these new jobs going to come from exactly???
Posted 10/02 at 05:23 PM
Bob Tufts said...
Lay of Shawn - he was just following the Lenny Dykstra investment formula for success!
Posted 10/02 at 06:32 PM
Chris H. said...
Somewhere, George Clooney and Brad Pitt are shaking their heads.
Posted 10/02 at 07:53 PM
ARNIE WEXLER said...
Shawn Chacon: a gambler on the lam! AND LENNY SELLING HIS RINGS GAMBLING ?
Gambling by Professional Athletes , Coaches , And Referees is not that uncommon !!
When he didn’t hear from the NBA in a few weeks he called and asked, “When do we start?”
You don’t, he was told. “They said, “The higher ups didn’t want the media to find out.’ ”
The talks were canceled.
I run a national help line (1-888-LAST BET ).
And over the years, I have spoken to many college and professional athletes who had a gambling problem. An NCAA study a few years ago said, “There is a disturbing trend of gambling among athletes in college” You can’t think that these people will get into the pros and then just stop gambling.
Compulsive gambling is an addiction just like alcoholism and chemical dependency and all three diseases are recognized by the American Psychiatric Association’s D.S.M. Yet, we treat compulsive gambling different then the other two addictions. Society and professional sports treat people with chemical dependency and alcoholism as sick people, send them to treatment and they get back to work yet they look at compulsive gamblers as bad people and they get barred from playing in professional sports
If the Colleges and professional leagues wanted to help the players, they would run real programs that seriously address the issue of gambling and compulsive gambling. Education and early detection can make a difference between life and death for some people who have or will end up with a gambling addiction.
“They need to have a real program for players, coaches and referees, and they need to let somebody else run it. When you do it in house, it’s like the fox running the chicken coop.
You must be kidding your self if you think any player coach or referee is going to call the league and say, ‘I’ve got a gambling problem, and I need help?”
ARNIE IS A RECOVERING COMPULSIVE GAMBLER WHO PLACED HIS LAST BET 4/10/68
CALL ME I WOULD LOVE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THIS—-ARNIE WEXLER
Arnie & Sheila Wexler Associates
213 3rd Ave.
Bradley Beach, NJ 07720
Phone 561 200 0165
Posted 10/03 at 02:19 PM
michael standish said...
Shyster has hit the nail on the head, entropy-wise; next thing you know, we’ll be hearing about the Liar’s Mortgage Chacon took out on his mansion.
Word on the street is that Plaschke helped fill it out the forms.
Posted 10/06 at 02:53 PM