Friday, November 19, 2010
News Spotlight: Another Basketball Player, Another Cheating Spree
Making generalizations about groups of people is wrong and unacceptable. Except let's just go ahead and put it out there that athletes don't know how to keep their dicks in their pants. If anyone was the poster boy for a sweet, loving husband, it was Tony Parker. But the poster is being pulled off the wall as Eva Longoria has filed for divorce because of his infidelity.
What makes the story more interesting is that the mistress in this case is also married to an athlete. Reports are stating that the fling only graduated to text messaging, but I'm pretty sure people don't get divorces over texts. This serves as the best proof that temptation is irresistible. The fact Parker is married to one of the most beautiful women in entertainment couldn't keep his roaming erection at bay.
From NY Daily News: Tony Parker wasn't surprised when Eva Longoria filed to divorce him on Wednesday, even if the split seemed to come out of nowhere.
"Eva and I have been discussing our situation privately," he said in a statement released through his rep to People magazine. "I was aware that she would be filing for divorce in Los Angeles."
Parker also hit back at TMZ's early report on Tuesday that he had filed for divorce in Texas.
"I did not file for divorce in Texas and did not hire divorce attorneys in either Texas or California," Parker says in the statement Thursday. "We plan to continue to keep our discussions of this matter private."
Though TMZ later retracted the story, the gossip site now cites sources who claim Tony did intend to file for divorce in Texas, but Longoria convinced him not to "because she wanted to file in Los Angeles."
In fact, far from being a shock, the divorce was reportedly heavily orchestrated.
Longoria planned to file the papers for at least a week before actually doing so, according to TMZ, and timed the announcement to coincide with the UsWeekly story, which reports that she split from Parker after finding hundreds of inappropriate texts he sent to another woman.
Thursday marked the first time Parker has spoken out on the split.
He also took to Facebook to post virtually the same statement Longoria released Wednesday.
"It is with great sadness that after 7 years together, Eva and I have decided to divorce," he wrote. "We love each other deeply and pray for each other's happiness."