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But at least it's not a problem
2008-02-28 12:00
by Bob Timmermann

Cecil Fielder is the new manager of the Surf, a team that plays in the independent Can-Am League. The Atlantic City Surf.

Fielder claims that he won't gamble while in Atlantic City and he doesn't have a gambling problem. But as the AP story says:

On just two days in February 1999, he lost $580,000 at Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. According to a lawsuit filed in state Superior Court, Fielder paid off small amounts of the debt until the following year, when Trump Plaza sued him and won a judgment for $563,359.

Asked if he had repaid the debt, Fielder would only say, “That’s all in the past.”

A spokesman for Trump Entertainment Resorts, which operates three Atlantic City casinos including Trump Plaza, would not say if the debt had ever been collected.

Asked if he considered himself at any point to be a problem gambler, Fielder replied, “No. I just had the opportunity to have large credit lines across the country.”

The worst part was when his son Prince showed up at a school assembly dressed in two poorly sewn together sofa cushions that were supposed to resemble an outline of the state of Florida.


2008-02-28 12:18:09
1.   dianagramr
Ah .... a reference to one of the best Simpsons eps ever ..... thank you!
2008-02-28 12:25:57
2.   Bob Timmermann
I'm Idaho!
2008-02-28 13:12:05
3.   standuptriple
I was there when Cecil pounded what he thought was a free beer (it actually contained quarters). People gathered as he "paid out".
2008-02-28 14:25:43
4.   Ian Capilouto
Cecil Fielder was my favorite player when I was a younger. I watched him smack a triple at the old Tiger Stadium. Too bad that he has had such trouble.
2008-02-28 14:26:51
5.   Knuckles
They put Cecil in charge of the team's scheduling too. I got a sneak peek at some of the away games.
April 1 @ East Rutherford
April 13 @ Mohegan Suns
April 20 @ Belmont
May 2 @ Churchill Downs
May 10 @ Biloxi
May 15 @ Las Vegas
Apparently he's trying to schedule the All Star game for Macao or Monte Carlo.

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