John Daly Sleeps With His Eyes Open Both Literally and Metaphorically

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Professional golfer/wing inhaler John Daly has finally sobered up enough to speak about his bizarre overnight jail stay from last weekend, after he was allegedly picked up drunk at a North Carolina Hooters restaurant. Daly is frustrated by this latest public spectacle, and feels particularly misunderstood this time around, saying that the whole situation could have been avoided had the friends he was traveling with only known that he was just sleeping with his eyes open and in no need of dire medical assistance.

"The bus driver called 911 because my eyes were open," Daly said. "I said, 'What's going on?' He said, 'We thought you were dead.' Anybody who knows me ... when I'm tired, I sleep with my eyes open. They know it takes awhile to wake me up."

Daly doesn't deny that he had a few drinks that evening, but hates the perception that he was tossed out of Hooters like some portly, drunk washed-up golfer. And he also hates that Hooters is going to take a PR hit because of this incident: "I've never had an incident at Hooters. I hate that their name is brought into it this way. They'll probably have to terminate me because of the negative publicity." I've contacted Hooters PR to see if they are planning on "terminating" Daly from patronizing any of their locations, but they've yet to respond. If they do permanently ban him, would that be the lowest point in John Daly's life prompting him to finally clean up his act? Your move, Hooters. Daly says sleep habit led to night in jail, but no arrest and no Hooters ejection [ESPN] PHOTO: