Jeremy Shockey Likes Them Desperate
With all this nonsense surrounding Ben Roethlisberger, Santonio Holmes, and dozens of other players and their indiscretions with women, you'd think Jeremy Shockey would show a bit more tact in his dating pursuits.
As first reported by Shutdown Corner, Shockey is having a contest via Facebook to win a date with him during the off-season. But that's not the only disturbing part. First the announcement, through his status:
"Jeremy Shockey: Ok LADIES heres the contest.. Post a video on the "just fans" section of my fbk fan page explaining why u deserve to have me take u on a date 1 nite this offseason... Contest ends sun night 4/18 at 8pm est... Lets have fun w this so be creative but just be careful its not too inappropriate where fbk deletes it!! good luck!!!"And if that isn't bad enough, check out some of the comments (names omitted for decency's sake):
"you should have a contest for your under age fans so they can meet you like me cause im 13 so im pretty sure a date would be illegal. can you please consider it :) i would LOVE to meet you"
"My divorce is final Monday... I am so on this...lol"
"You got an age limit on this lady for the date?? 64 yr. old grannie too old?? LOL Think Cher..Dolly Parton.. Goldie Hawn..Jaclyn Smith.... Loni Anderson.. Priscilla Presley, WELL, MAYBE NOT... try Edith Bunker (Archie) or Maxine!! LOL I may be "older" but, I'm not DEAD!! Still can dream! Love ya Shockey......."
This will be interesting to follow, and there are clearly lots of people who are at least curious to see what becomes of this. Because clearly, any press, even potential stalker-with-STD's-in-a-dark-restaurant press, is good right?