Craig James (Sort Of) Addresses That "Google Bomb" About Those "Five Dead Hookers"

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Mention the words "Craig James," and chances are at some point your comments section will fill up with something like, oh, I dunno, something like this: "I've heard CRAIG JAMES HAS NEVER DENIED THAT HE KILLED 5 HOOKERS WHILE HE WAS AT SMU." Which the SMU Mustang never seemed to mind when he was on ESPN or getting Mike Leach fired, but now that he's running for U.S. Senate, well, that's a whole different ball of oy-vey. As Deadspin notes this morning it even made James's own campaign website, though nobody's yet bothered to remove the brilliant acrostic contributed by one Ramzy Nasrallah.

Anyway. James has taken to the Twitter and Facebook to more or less address the fact he in no way killed five hookers while he was at SMU. Well, he sort of touches on it, actually, linking to this piece posted yesterday about how James is the victim of a "Google Bomb." Tweets James, or whoever it is he pays to do his tweeting: "They're a headache, but they won't slow down this campaign." If you say so. Though, clearly, those comments on his own campaign's Facebook page won't do him any favors. The first one? "Sooooooooo...does this qualify as a denial?"
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originalrjmacready
originalrjmacready

F**kin' hooker killer. Is that how you get your "rocks off" Craig James?!?!

Nate Cloeter
Nate Cloeter

Craig James doesn't need to take handouts while he's in the Senate. He took enough of them when he played for SMU

Ballcracker666
Ballcracker666

Gota joke fer ya. What do You call five dead hookers? ...A good start. Let the hate'n begin

Bill
Bill

Maybe he killed them because they were gay hookers, and they offended his christian sensibilities.  Jeebus told him to.

Michael
Michael

Well Texans sure know how to put Idiots in office...

Norman
Norman

hes a big fat bigot who thinks gays are less than equal to straights and deserve no rights. The meathead has 7% now-no chance in hell-good!

Patioinhaiti
Patioinhaiti

Why do Evangelical Christians seem to have an evil brewing just below their surface? It seems to come from ignorance and vanity.

Bruce Corley
Bruce Corley

Google bomb !?!?!?  Somebody hates you so they dream up a crazy, goofy falsehood and all of a sudden google automatically attaches your name to the false accusation........there are some sick sick folks out there

Lola_72
Lola_72

THere are enough buffoons in our government.  Why do we want to elect this one? 

dlcole76054
dlcole76054

I wouldn't vote for James if he were the last candidate from HELL.  NO way Jose.

Malcolmkass
Malcolmkass

The author probably ought to mention that it was the site Every Day Should Be Saturday where all of this started.  Then again, please don't sully the good name of EDSBS by also mentioning Deadspin.  The earth would explode if you did.  

Vculou
Vculou

There seems to be some doubt that Craig james killed five hookers at SMU. Did the not die right away? Are the suffering  in some dark electrical closet near a foot ball practice field? Did they suffer concussions from the massive lies he told about his "innocence at SMU"? I dont really think Craig James actually killed Five Hookers at SMU, but he may have bored them into a stuper with his TV personality and insights into Football.  

Sierra Matt
Sierra Matt

Why is everybody posting CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU?  I can't believe that CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU, because ESPN would never have hired him.  And if it IS true, then they should fire him and issue a  press release stating CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU as the reason for his firing.

Doug
Doug

Robert,Help me out here....I remember hearing something about him running for senate...but I thought it was some state in the North East (New Jersey?) because he's with ESPN.  Is he running for the Texas Senate seat?  I'd like to think I'm reasonably aware of what's going on...if he's running for Texas Senate I had no idea.  If so, I'd say he needs any publicity he can get.  Good God, I've heard less about him than (former) mayor good hair's run.  BTW, is Leppert still running?

Joeblow
Joeblow

Even if CRAIG JAMES KILLED 5 HOOKERS WHILE HE WAS AT SMU, anything that keeps him off of ESPN is fine by me.  I'd even vote for the douchebag despite the fact that CRAIG JAMES KILLED 5 HOOKERS WHILE HE WAS AT SMU.  He can't screw up the gov't anymore than it already is, but he can sure screw up a college football broadcast.  Guess which one I care more about?

minimark
minimark

Robert - you should be ashamed of posting an article that is like stepping on a fire ant hill in regards to getting responses.  GREAT JOB!

Tech Class of '87

Diane Birdwell
Diane Birdwell

Here is my religious test: If you have to tell me you are a Christian, I will not vote for you.

In other words, you are using the name and reputation of Jesus in place of your own, and that is a scam. I can tell you are a person of faith--any faith, by one's actions, not by one's words. The KKK burns a cross, but that does not make them Christian, now does it?

Steve T
Steve T

Cliffhanger

The language you are referring to applies to the government not applying a religious test for candidates, not the individual citizen.

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Christine_Whittemore_28

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Craig
Craig

It's a shame that such a reputable man has to deal with (probably) unfounded accusations that CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU.

RSF
RSF

Let's remember it was the Texas Governor who was handing out the money to SMU players (or at least approved it and had a few boosters take the fall for him).  But then again that was not unusual back in those days, even self-righteous Baylor did it..

SMU's mistake was beating Texas twice in Austin.

Bill
Bill

Google bomb or not, the campaign has not denied that Craig James killed 5 hookers while at SMU.

Bryan
Bryan

So, I can't tell if it's been confirmed or denied that Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU. He merely talked about a "google bomb" which may or may not be an allusion to the fact that he has never denied that he killed five hookers while at SMU.

Call me John
Call me John

Typical politician-speak. They're only called 'hookers' once they're dead, so no, in fact he did not kill those hookers.

Pirate
Pirate

Vote dewhurst. Go Washington State!

Jason
Jason

RW - In Deadspin parlance, I give you this:  +1

Steve T
Steve T

Paul

I don't like Craig James any more than you do, but your reading of the Constitution is rather strange.  The prohibition is that Congress (later applied to state and local government bodies) "...can make no law establishing religion, nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof."  If "Chirstians" or anyone else want to vote for candidates of their own religious group, they are perfectly free to do so; they just can't expect that those candidates, if elected, can make law enforcing a particular religious dogma.

leachj96
leachj96

@dlcole76054   ditto, signed jose

Bruce Edmund Carroll
Bruce Edmund Carroll

yeah that was in Atlantic city, NJ found behind a now abandoned motel. the investingators basically linked the murders of those hookers to the murders of the ones in New York. Its the work of a serial killer.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Wow, Diane, this is SO true!  You can tell a persons reputation by how they act; it should never be judged on beliefs-but by truisms.  But so many are drawn in by this smoke screen called religion......I couldn't imagine being so weak, to just '"fall in " by religious rank?!.  I'll tell you what folks, this area harbors some DANGEROUS clannish folk.  A great man once told me, if someone says my name is "so and so", and I am a christian (or whatever religion) ; hide the valuables!  Merit is not based on faith-thank you. Merit is based upon character...will.......generational quality.

Diane Birdwell
Diane Birdwell

Yea, like when a man has to PROVE, over and over, he was born in the USA when he was born in Hawaii in 1961...Sucks, doesn't it?  What is good for the Dem is good for the GOP.

krego the starship
krego the starship

Craig James is a good man; anyone that personally drives a helicopter to save his "grown ass" son is blessed.  And they were being really really mean to Adam, making him sit in an air conditioned room with his IPhone.  Mean, Tech people.....yuck!  He killed hookers, ok, what "helicopter dad" hasn't gone on a massive killing spree, and nearly destroyed two  college football programs?  Huh? I "cain't" wait until he is elected and represents me; who better to represent me than a spoiled jock, with no business or political experience?  But he's on tv!  And that means he knows all sorts of crazy shit about ninja's, and balancing the budget-right?  I mean surely he will have our best interest when dealing with social services, medicare and the border-right?  I mean, the guy rides a horse, and wears a cowboy hat in his Facebook photo's!  Well sirs, I throw my hat in the ring for the most handsome, ahhhhh, best hair, ahhhhh, most well rounded announcer dj in the state?  Actually, after I read this, I realized he has ACTUALLY done nothing, except:

-carry a football-talk on tv-kill two football programs, and a bunch of hookers-be a pompous ass

ps-Actually, ya'll may want to vote Dewhurst.  We don't need another empty headed politico in this state; I mean we suffered through Bush and Perry comedic antics, and now the rest of the  country thinks we are a bunch of stupid cowpokes that shoot coyotes and bumble speeches.  Nice. 

GusMitchem
GusMitchem

Lead investigator for the NCAA?

...........Dan Bebe, no really Dan Bebe

Gonzo di Dottore
Gonzo di Dottore

I wonder how CRAIG JAMES could have KILLED 5 HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU if this were true and not an unconfirmed internet rumor. A bomb? Karmic.  A buccaneer's cutlass?  Ironic.   I would have guessed contagious penis leprosy or something exotic like that, but i am not a real doctor.  I hope he denies the awful rumor that CRAIG JAMES KILLED 5 HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU before BING picks it up#rememberthefive

Anne
Anne

+1 and a complimentary dead hooker removal

afisher
afisher

The obvious question:  If someone announced that they were a Muslim, Hindi, Buddist, Jewish, etc instead of a Christian, would the repubs stroke out - saying that the candidate should be disqualified based on their religious belief?   Were talking only about TX here kids.

Paul
Paul

My experience in life is that when someone starts talking about how religious they are, it is time to make sure you know where your wallet is and to lock up the silver ....

Many of these politicians talk about "bringing Christian values to our government" which seems to show a complete lack of understanding about our Constitution.

If someone were to run as a Muslim, a Jew, a Hindu, a Bhuddist or Eastern Orthodox, I wonder what the reaction would be?  I feel sure that many of the professed Christians would be up in arms about it.

It has been my experience that the majority of people who claim to be Christian don't have a clue as to what they are talking about.  (For the record, I have over four years of theological studies and am Roman Catholic.)

Given some of the basic tenets of Christianity, I would expect the Democratic Party to be full of them.

BTW, please go get a refund on those Civics Classes.

Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger

Article VI, Paragraph 3 of the Constitution of the United States:

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

Rangers100
Rangers100

Um, I think you are missing the joke here.

Kind of like how the families of those 5 hookers that Craig James killed are missing their loved ones.

Lola_72
Lola_72

Krego, I think you are my new hero!

Gonzo di Dottore
Gonzo di Dottore

Once CRAIG JAMES is elected, Texas should just secede.  CRAIG JAMES could then pardon himself for whatever FIVE HOOKERS were or were not KILLED WHILE CRAIG JAMES was AT SMU.  Then CRAIG JAMES can make KILLing  FIVE HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU (or otherwise) a god- and Texas-given right.#rememberthefive

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Wow, right on!  I like the part about  "My experience in life is that when someone starts talking about how religious they are, it is time to make sure you know where your wallet is and to lock up the silver ...."

Chandlerfour
Chandlerfour

I don't know which it hotter -- James' killing five underage prostitutes or Cliffhanger knowing our Constitution.  Hmmm...the latter!  Props!

PhilanderingMoustache
PhilanderingMoustache

So what?  That just means that elected officials don't have to believe in or uphold any particular religion.  That doesn't mean that they can't be religious, and be vocal about it if they choose to be.

NealK
NealK

Yes yes, but none of that matters because Craig James killed five hookers.

Paul
Paul

Thank you Cliffhanger

Krego nana
Krego nana

He then should become President, and force Texas back into the Union of States, therefore (maybe?)  killing nearly 10 hookers.  He should then spawn an astronaut suit, and explore outer space with his AWESOMENESS!

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