November 3rd, 1971
Matt Lawton Born
Everyone has, I think, heard the old one-liner "So, other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the theatre?" Well, that's a feeling with which Matt Lawton can certainly sympathize. As he wakes up today to his thirty-fourth Lawton will not only be rapidly approaching--if not have already reached--the age at which he will no longer be effective as a player, but also suffering on two fronts. For one thing, Lawton and his family are from (and still reside in) Gulfport, Mississippi. Although they luckily escaped any loss of life, Lawton reported the roof was torn off the house as well as damage to the windows and floors. Compounding all this, a story released yesterday revealed that Lawton tested positive for steroids and will therefore have to serve a ten game suspension at the beginning of next season. Lawton released a statement calling his steroid use "a terrible and foolish mistake that I will regret for the rest of my life."
So, other than that, Mr. Lawton, how was your birthday?