Penguins CEO, others defend Sidney Crosby after DMV controversy
Sidney Crosby was just trying to renew his license, but it became a controversy. Several close to Crosby are rushing to his defense.
This is still a thing apparently. People must still be upset about Sidney Crosby being allowed to skip the line at a Pittsburgh-area DMV because many within Crosby’s circle have rushed to defend the star center.
"Anyone that knows Sid or follows hockey -- in Pittsburgh or anywhere -- knows that's not the person he is," Morehouse said.
"To think he would flaunt his status and cut in line -- that's not him, and anybody who has been around him or hockey knows that's not him," Morehouse said.
"Anybody who has seen Sid in a public place knows his presence causes all kinds of commotion, and that he likes least to cause a big scene."
According to a DMV spokeswoman, what happened with Crosby was in line with everything the DMV does when it has a "high-profile visitor," especially because Crosby's presence was "causing a stir."
Such is the life of Sidney Crosby, a polarizing sports celebrity who does very few polarizing things that are blown out of proportion. For instance, skipping a DMV line when his presence could have inconvenienced other people trying to make it through the often uncomfortable experience of attaining or renewing a license.
Among the others to come to Crosby's defense, his agent, Pat Brisson, who told the Tribune-Review Crosby "did everything right" while at the DMV.
Former Penguins teammate and current Philadelphia Flyer Maxime Talbot also stood up for Crosby, telling the Tribune-Review that Crosby "is a good role model," citing his charity work away from the ice. That's probably irrelevant to the topic at hand, but still a nice gesture from a concerned former teammate.
So here's a question for you. Would this have been as big a story if this was any hockey player other than Sidney Crosby? James Neal has our answer:
I skipped the line at the DMV 2. Just incase anyone was wondering.— james neal (@jneal_18) August 12, 2013
All Neal did was score 61 goals over the last two seasons in Pittsburgh and nary a peep from anyone when he got special treatment. Shocking! No, not shocking.
You may love Sidney Crosby, you may hate him -- you probably hate him -- but this should rank so low on your Sid-meter when it comes to molding an opinion on the game's curiously polarizing star.
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