It’s no big thang, mane.
Former ESPN college football analyst Craig James, jumping into the fray of Texas’ Senate race Thursday, said he accepted “an insignificant amount” of gifts from Southern Methodist University supporters when he was a star running back at the Dallas school three decades ago.
Asked at a news conference whether he’d taken money or valuables from boosters, James said, “It was an insignificant amount that I had when I was at SMU. It was wrong. And I was 18, 19 years old.”
James declined to specify what gifts he accepted and how much money, or from whom.
“It was insignificant. It was never,” he said, halting in mid-sentence. “I said in my book that if someone came up and shook my hand and there were a $20 bill in it, I didn’t have the maturity at that time to turn it away.”
I guess that means a mere twenty bucks wouldn’t turn his head now.