Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Only in America

Don King
No really, how much
is this going to cost me?
Leave it to Don King to have a street named in his honor…in a town that he’s banished from. Atlantic City officials unveiled “Don King Plaza” on the Boardwalk at Mississippi Avenue on Monday, even though King is not permitted to promote fights in any Atlantic City casino, because of his refusal to deal with casino regulators.

King doesn’t have a license to promote fights in Atlantic City, because he refuses to answer questions about former IBF chairman Bob W. Lee, who was convicted of money laundering, tax evasion and racketeering in 2001.

King was honored for his charitable contributions to the city. City officials were quick to point out that King’s charity, includes turkey giveaways to the poor. What, you were thinking charitable cash donations to city officials perhaps?

"It is a momentous occasion, and one I'm humbly grateful for, to be honored in such a way," said King.

Kind of devalues the word “honored”, doesn’t it.

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