March 12th, 2012 by faye
Retired football superstar Eddie George is denying allegations that he is cheating on his wife, Tamara Johnson. George says he’s just friends with pro-golfer Rachel Connor – despite the fact that Eddie George was a passenger in the car when Connor was apprehended by the police for drunk driving early this week.
Eddie George, who has been married to singer Johnson since 2004, says that Rachel Connor was “simply trying to be nice by offering me a ride” on Wednesday morning after a golf event in Florida. The former NFL running back says he “realized that Rachel Connor lived the closest to where I was staying. So she offered to drop me off. I believed her to be competent to drive and not impaired at all.”
However, previous reports have stated that the cops believed Rachel Connor was drunk – because she could barely walk, couldn’t count and smelled strongly of booze. Eddie George, on the other hand, was never accused of anything.
George insists, “Rachel Connor was simply trying to be nice by offering me a ride.”
Here’s the entire statement of Eddie George:
“As part of a two-day charity golf event, a group of us who had played together on Tuesday celebrated at dinner. The group included Rachel Connor.”
“After dinner, as everyone left the restaurant together, we realized that Rachel lived the closest to where I was staying. So she offered to drop me off. I believed her to be competent to drive and not impaired at all. We were stopped shortly after we left.”
“At first, I hesitated to respond to this story. But I now see that people are willing to think the worst. So my wife, Tamara , and I believe we have to address this.”
“Rachel Connor was simply trying to be nice by offering me a ride. No one in our group felt she was impaired or we all would have stopped her from driving.”