During college, I was an intern in the sports department of a Boston TV station. The rumor going around the department at that time was that the Flyers had traded Rod Brind’amour to Carolina because his wife was having an affair with Eric Lindros. There was never any evidence to back that up, but it’s a story I was always happy to believe. Earlier this year, a similar rumor came out about Jeff Carter and Scott Hartnell. And that made me realize the original story probably wasn’t true.Â And I became sad.
But today, I am feeling a little better about things, because the world of soccer has provided me with a replacement story, and confirmation that its true.
Breaking more than a decade of silence, former U.S. soccer coach Steve Sampson said Tuesday he dropped John Harkes from the national team roster two months before the 1998 World Cup because the American captain was having an affair with the wife of teammate Eric Wynalda.
Harkes has long denied having an affair with Amy Wynalda.
I still don’t enjoy soccer. But at least they have the decency to have proper scandals.