Everyone has an opinion on whether the Washington Redskins should change their nickname.
This includes one former fugitive named Jake Close who couldn't help giving his opinion at the expense of getting caught.
It all started when Close was approached by the Press Enterprise recently to give his thoughts on the Redskins name controversy. Close obliged and allowed his own name and photo to be printed in the paper.
“I think they should keep the same name, but change the mascot to a potato,” Close said.
This turned out to be a bad decision for Close after a police officer came across his name and picture in the paper. You see, Close was wanted in New York for jumping bail on a drug and drunken-driving case, so he was quickly brought into custody on $25,000 bail. Doh!
Moral of the story: Avoid commenting on controversial issues publicly if you're a wanted fugitive.
Via Pro Football Talk