Miami Heat superstar Chris Bosh was grilled for nearly two hours in an Orlando courtroom Thursday by lawyers and a judge trying to determine whether the power forward is a Florida resident.
Clad in an impeccable blue blazer and white pants, Dallas native Bosch was made to look like a liar by the attorney who represents Bosh’s baby mama in what has been a three-year battle for the custody and financial support of their 3-year-old girl.
Bosh was asked to read out loud an affidavit he signed in 2010 to obtain a mortgage for his $12.5 million Miami Beach house from Deutsche Bank.
The affidavit was to swear he intended to make the North Bay Road home his primary residence — and therefore be a Florida resident!
So why is Bosh, who's been playing for the Heat for two seasons, so adamant that he is a Texan?
If baby mama Allison Mathis is able to prove that Bosh really lives in Florida, Orange County Judge Robert Evans could then order Bosh to pay as much as $30,000 a month in child support, instead of the $2,600 a month that a Texas judge ordered him to pay three years ago.
In another surprising revelation, voting records that were admitted as evidence of residential state showed Bosh — an ardent supporter of President Barack Obama — did not vote in the 2008 presidential election!
“I did mail in a ballot,” Bosh told Jane Carey, Mathis' lawyer.
“How could you,” Carey countered. “They purged your name from the rolls” in Texas.
“I guess it was just a mistake,” Bosh replied.
Bosh, 28, also admitted to not having a Florida driver license.
“Are you aware that the state of Florida requires anyone living in the state for more than 30 days to have a Florida driver license?” asked the judge.
Tampa’s only gay bathhouse has extended an olive branch to the usually gay-unfriendly Republican Party.
Ybor Resort & Spa, located at the edge of historic Ybor City, is offering delegates of next week's Republican National Convention free access to its facilities.
The savings: up to $10 for eight hours!
The best part: There's a door in the backyard, according to the YRS website, to guarantee privacy.
According to the website, the business offers a slew of amenities: a courtyard with a 300-square-foot Jacuzzi; a gym and regulation tournament billiard table; steam room; dry sauna; something called a “shot-in-the-dark room”; a sling/cage room; and gang showers.
Things could be much worse for ex-Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson.
Johnson was charged with a misdemeanor domestic violence charge Aug. 11, and he’s unlikely to serve time.
Johnson, however, was convicted in another domestic violence incident in California in 2000, according to reports.
Because of that, the Broward County State Attorney could kick the current charge up to a felony, for which Johnson could be ordered to serve at least one year in prison.
“Our office does not disclose our filing options with the media before charges are filed,” said State Attorney spokesman Ron Ishoy.
Johnson’s lawyer didn’t comment.