1.23.2009

The Mayor, His Man and MLS

SamAdams

They say the golden rule of politics is to not get caught with a dead girl or a live boy. Portland mayor Sam Adams got caught with a live boy but since he's a known homosexualist it shouldn't seem like that big of a deal. But since the boy in question was an intern shi*t's gone all Lewinsky and he's now being investigated by the Oregon attorney general's office & every local publication with a website is calling for his resignation.

What's all this got to do with soccer? Well, apparently a good bit when it comes to MLS Expansion Deathrace 2011. Mayor Adams is very pro-soccer (he was a member of Timbers Army at some point) and if he does leave office it could have a prfound effect on the Paulson's big-league dreams. Oregonlive has got the word on what is possibly the closest American soccer will ever be to sex scandal...well until _________'s honeymoon tape leaks.

1 comment:

The Fan's Attic said...

I believe there is a little more nuance to the outrage.

-Mayor Adams lied about the relationship during the campaign when confronted directly about it.

-Mayor Adams convinced the boy to lie about it as well, saying it was a mentorship.

-The boy was 17 when the two first met, but the Mayor says the sexual relationship didn't begin until he was 18.

-There is an investigation into this saga, presumably because the boy could have been under 18 and with Sam being 42 at the time it would be a crime if sexual acts occurred.

But, this definitely doesn't help the MLS bid.