HBO proclaims Bush-Accuser “CREDIBLE,” citing audio tapes, Reggie’s sig on Venetian Receipt, and lack of alternate explanations for all the luxuries enjoyed by Bush and his Stepdad Griffin; Meanwhile, O.J. Mayo’s possible violation is also exposed on TV
And the Oscar goes to…
…Lloyd Lake. Because if he is lying about all of Reggie Bush’s transgressions, he’s a better actor than Robert DeNiro. And a better Magician than David Copperfield. Because not only did he go on National TV and answer every question candidly, sympathetically, and convincingly, but he also supplied HBO with secretly-recorded audio tapes and a signed document that completely back up his dramatic claims.
On the Season Premiere of HBO’s “Real Sports” last night, Lake was interviewed in depth, and he laid it out clearly for the whole Country – and the NCAA – to ponder. He started out giving Reggie $13,000 for a Chevy Impala SS, and thousands more for rims, wheels, and a kick ass stereo. The reason why he had to do this: Reggie said it was humiliating driving around his old beat-up pick-up truck, and that since he’s a big star, he should be driving something nicer. And once he had the nice, pimped-out vehicle, he had to live in style, so he demanded that Lake bring him $3000 a month. He knew that what he was doing was wrong, because he had Lake sneak around like they were both Secret Service Agents. Lake says that Bush’s Stepdad Lamar Griffin told him that times were tough, and he was sick of being a Security Guard, and demanded $28,000 for himself.
Reggie told Lake that he would pay him back for everything, if he didn’t start up an Agency with him. The audio tapes that Lake produced contain conversations where Griffin freely admits to all the illegal financial support, and basically guarantees Lake that Reggie will re-imburse Lake for every penny he spent. Unless you think that Lake magically FABRICATED the tapes, they are totally damning. They implicate not only the Parents, but Bush himself.
Another item that Lake brought was a receipt from Las Vegas’ Venetian Hotel – whose logo IS a Griffin!! – SIGNED BY REGGIE BUSH himself. And the bill was on the credit card of Michael Michaels – Lloyd Lake’s partner.
So if Lloyd Lake is telling the truth, Bush is doomed. But Bush says Lake is a convicted felon, and no one should believe what the guy says. BUT, Bush has offered no other source for the windfall that he and his family received. And as far as Lake’s felony, it’s selling WEED! Big f-ing deal. It’s not exactly Treason, or Double-Murder. The OLD, WHITE Reporter who interviewed Black ex-con Lake for HBO takes Lake at his word, and he was the one with the best chance to discredit the guy, but couldn’t.
And now… Lake has agreed to give a legal DEPOSITION on February 12th, which will ultimately force Reggie to go under oath himself. At that point, he will probably have to either sacrifice his Heisman, or go to Jail for Perjury. And with everything “on the record,” the NCAA will also be able to scoop up all the dirt.
It will once again come down to whether or not usc should have known what was going on. According to Lake, who is apparently being truthful, they did, and with Reggie suddenly flashing his new bling all over town, it’s unfathomable to believe that no one on sc’s staff was aware.
Just like they should be aware when their star Basketball player, O.J. Mayo, accepts free gifts worth thousands of dollars… like he did on Sunday. Mayo was CAUGHT ON TV at the Laker Game, in Courtside Seats, watching Kobe & Co. battle the Denver Nuggets. Mayo admits that he was given the tickets by McNugget Carmelo Anthony. It appears that once again, trO.J. will avoid Justice, though, as the NCAA will say that it’s okay, since the two guys are buddies.
Maybe he’ll skate on this one, but it’s only a matter of time with this guy. Is it possible that Lloyd Lake was the Dealer whose house Mayo was circling the last time he got stopped by the Cops? Maybe not, but Mayo probably won’t get busted before Bush does. Maybe the NCAA will finally wake up, and sweep out all the garbage at once. Don’t hold your breath (unless you’re driving by their noxious campus).