By this point, it should be clear that John Daly is always involved in some sort of controversy at some point during his career. And no matter how hard he tries to get away from them, they seem to be following him everywhere he goes! However, the one instance in which he expressed deep regret for his actions was when he was discovered passed out at Hooters and was forced to spend the night in jail.
Now, for those of you who are unaware, John Daly’s obsession with Hooters is absolutely insane; it goes far beyond anything you could ever imagine. So much so that the franchise has signed him up for a lucrative endorsement deal!
However, in 2008, John Daly was discovered unconscious and intoxicated at one of the restaurant’s franchise locations. His condition was described as “extremely intoxicated and uncooperative” by the police, who took him into custody and placed him in a cell for the night.
The company declined to comment on the situation, but deadspin conducted a poll among their users to find out what they thought about the decision to fire Daly from the company. A whopping 84 percent of users predicted that they would not, and, fortunately for Daly, they were correct!
John Daly shares concerns over dragging Hooters into his mess
Meanwhile, spending a night in jail was not the 2-time major champions biggest worry. No, attracting negative attention to his favourite brand was. Now that’s devotion, isn’t it? Talking to GOLF.com, he admitted that Hooters would “probably have to terminate me because of the negative publicity.”
He expressed his regret for the negative light that it put his favorite restaurant in and said, “I’ve never had an incident at Hooters. I hate that their name is brought into it this way.”
But this is what makes him popular with the crowd, right? Ever since Hooters and Daly joined hands in 2005, he hasn’t snagged a single title on the PGA Tour. And the only reason he remains a favorite of the fans is due to his antics and entertaining stunts that he pulls every once in a while.
Moreover, the public associates better with his honesty and relatable lifestyle, rather than being a model of truth. ESPN once asked him the reason for his fan appeal, despite his dwindling level on the tour. He explained, “I’ve been honest with a lot of the problems I’ve had in life. Everybody has problems. They can relate to that.”
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