It looks like we may be officially closing the cabin door on the Minnesota sex boat incident. Both Bryant McKinnie and Fred Smoot pleaded guilty yesterday to disorderly conduct and being a public nuisance on a watercraft. They'll both get fines and community service. And here's a nice quote from the case's prosecutor: "Hopefully, next year's party will be at the children's hospital."
I'd like to go on record as saying that I don't think that's a good idea. It would be nice to get Smoot and McKinnie involved in more things that are beneficial to the public, but you can't take the risk of Fred Smoot showing up in the children's ward with a double-donger. I'm not saying he would... but you just can't take that risk.
So before it disappears completely, I think we should all take the time to thank Fred Smoot, Bryant McKinnie, and anyone else who made this happen. Yes, we sympathize with those who were victimized and/or pleasured (it's such a fine line). But still, we recognize one of the world's all-time most amusing sports stories, and we're thankful that it took place in the age of sports blogs.
Thanks again, Fred Smoot and Bryant McKinnie. We owe you.