Not a good year for Vicente Padilla
Earlier this year Vicente was the first high-profile athlete in the United States to test positive for swine ‘flu.
He was then released from the Texas Rangers, as he was “regarded as a disruptive clubhouse presence.”
Things looked up when he joined the Los Angeles Dodgers, until he gave up six runs in three innings, helping send the Phillies, rather than the Dodgers, to the World Series.
Yesterday, he was accidently shot by his bodyguard, yes, his bodyguard, whilst hunting. Luckily, he wasn’t badly hurt.
I think he needs a new bodyguard. And perhaps stop breaking mirrors.
That’s quite a run of bad luck. How did his bodyguard mistake him for a pheasant, or a deer or whatever they were hunting? ‘Sorry Vicente, your horns and plumage confused me.’
The reality is nearly as comical. It turns out it wasn’t his bodyguard after all…
From the Associated Press:
“Police spokesman Vilma Reyes said Wednesday that Padilla’s pistol apparently jammed during a target shooting session late Tuesday.
Padilla handed the pistol to a shooting instructor, a former police captain, who didn’t realize there was a bullet in the chamber and shot himself in his hand, Padilla’s legal adviser Roberto Calderon told The Associated Press. The bullet also grazed Padilla’s leg.”
Some target shooting instructor there.
That’s hilarious. Talk about friendly fire.