Sports and politics usually don’t mix well, but this story is just too rich to ignore. According to a book about Sarah Palin that will be released on Sept. 20th the former Presidential candidate had an one night stand with hooper Glen Rice back in 1987, who at the time was a junior at the University Of Michigan. Here are some details:
The book written by investigative reporter Joe McGinniss, who rented a house next door to the Palin family as part of his research, says the former Vice President candidate had relations with Rice when he was a junior basketball player for the University of Michigan.
Rice, who led Michigan to a national championship in 1989, was in Alaska for a college basketball tournament and allegedly hooked up with Palin who was then a TV sports reporter. The book claims the tryst happened only nine months before Palin married her husband.
The book, entitled “Rogue: Searching for the RealSarah Palin,” claims she had a “fetish” for black men at the time, according to the Enquirer, citing a publishing source. The book won’t be available on store shelves until Sept. 20, but the Enquirer claims Rice confirmed the relationship to McGinniss.
Score for Glen Rice! Rice went on to have a successful NBA run and finished with career averages of 18.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg as well as being regarded as one of the best shooters in NBA history. Sarah Palin is, well, Sarah Palin. I always thought there was something about her anyway…
It’s amazing how much dirt comes out once people get famous. We wouldn’t classify this one as a skeleton in either Palin or Rice’s closet, but it sure is entertaining.