It didn’t take long to solve the Fred Brito case, and I have to give special kudos to Dallas Observer blogger Robert Wilonsky, who is a true hero in journalism in my book.
Fred Brito made claims that he purchased at auction Troy Aikman’s 1993 Super Bowl ring. I was immediately skeptical of his claim. People like that don’t get prizes like Aikman’s ring.
I launched the investigation this morning. Mr. Wilonsky got word of it, and immediately made a call to Aikman’s circle of friends. You can read his post here.
The folks over at The Landry Hat, a Dallas Cowboys’ site, are trying to debunk the story with “a full investigation,” which Brito’s welcoming with taunting posts of his own. Only, it isn’t necessary, fellas. Because Aikman’s personal assistant, Saye Donovan, tells Unfair Park this morning that the former Cowboys QB “has not had any thefts and has kept all his Super Bowl rings. I am certain it’s not a true story. People like to see what they can get away with.”
Well isn’t that nifty? We all figured Aikman wouldn’t sell his rings. For one, he doesn’t need the money, and two, he went through so much, including a 1-15 season, to reach the biggest prize the NFL offers. We knew the story was bogus from the beginning, which is why Fred Burrito is getting so much beef here.
What irritates me the most, though, is that people still give this guy publicity. And I am not talking about on this blog. Several large TV companies have interviewed this dishrag and given him some form of self satisfaction.
I, and Mr. Wolinsky, performed a public service to our readers by exposing this creep for who he is: a piece of crap convicted criminal. He fooled no one.
It feels so good to say CASE CLOSED. We did it in less than 24 hours.