We might remember, back in August 2006, that we were somewhat skeptical that the family of Brynn Cameron — the former USC women's basketball player who had Buzzsaw quarterback Matt Leinart's baby — were completely pleased with the whole arrangement. Within a month of this pregnancy announcement, Leinart was spotted with Paris Hilton, and that's never a good sign.
Well, that frustration all broke through this weekend, as Cameron herself exploded on Matt, essentially calling him a deadbeat dad.
"It's kind of hard for me as the mom — I'm with Cole [the baby] probably 99.9 percent of the time — to open a magazine or read a newspaper article with Matt saying, Oh, I love being a dad. I love changing diapers. I love doing this. I'm like, Wait, what?' " said Cameron, who added, "I don't know how to word how he is about this, but it's been hard when I'm doing all the work, but he gets all the credit for it.
Matt comes and goes whenever he wants," Cameron said. [...] "I don't want to sit here and bad-mouth his lifestyle, but it is hard because we are different people. He likes that Hollywood stuff and I don't like that and raising a kid together, you have to work together as parents, but we're so different. It's hard, but I have to raise Cole to be a strong, secure kid so he knows what's right and wrong, what's good and bad and what really matters in life, which isn't what's going on in Hollywood or who's dating who. That's not what it's all about, and I think he'll know that being raised by me."
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This has to be a complete shock to Cameron, who surely thought Leinart — through his friendship with Nick Lachey and Puritanical behavior at USC — would be the stay at home dad type. We are extremely eager, as always, to eavesdrop on Kurt Warner's advice to the young QB come training camp.
When reached for comment, Leinart, sadly, did not say, "I have a kid?"
Matt Leinart: A Dead Beat Dad? [Bruins Nation]
Cameron Family Just Pleased As Punch With Matt Leinart Right Now [Deadspin]