The Memphis Commercial Appeal is reporting that:
Golfer John Daly scratched his own face last week to cover up his sexual assault of his wife and then falsely reported that she attacked him with a knife, Sherrie Daly said in court papers filed Monday.
According to the Appeal, Daly denied the allegations:
Reached Monday, John Daly said, “It’s just not true, Bub. It’s just not true. That’s all I can say.” Asked if he planned to file criminal charges, he said, “Let’s just go with that. Nah. It’s just not true. She did what she did, and that’s all I can say right now.”
There’s also a fairly damning editorial that appeared in the Appeal on Saturday, before the latest allegations surfaced.
I don’t know that to think about all of this. I sympathize with Big John—mostly because I have a good friend who has gone through a series of bad divorces and bad women, all of whom have taken advantage of him. He’s been robbed by, and assaulted by these women, and had to get restraining orders. And he doesn’t seem to be able to stop making bad decisions—even when his friends tell him he’s about to make another. (I should also point out that he doesn’t have Daly’s millions, or the alcohol problems, either).
But I suppose that the police will sort all of this out. I would think that they could tell in very short order whether the wounds on Daly’s face are self-inflicted or not. And a medical examiner should be able to tell if there is evidence of sexual assault.
It’s all very sad.
Thanks to reader Martin for the heads up.