Professional sports stadiums are some of the biggest rip-offs on the planet, and team presidents and owners know it.
One of the worst offenders is former Miami Marlins team president David Samson — who helped broker a deal for a new baseball stadium that will end up costing Miami taxpayers an estimated $2.4 billion before helping former owner Jeffrey Loria sell the team for $1.2 billion just a few years later. (RELATED: This MLB Team Draws A Crowd Smaller Than Your Average WNBA Game)
So, Samson recently made an appearance at ESPN radio host Dan Le Batard’s birthday party in Miami, and the apparently stumbling-drunk former Marlins’ president decided to brag about successfully fleecing Florida taxpayers.
— Dan Le Batard & Stugotz Show Reddit (@LeBatard_Reddit) December 18, 2018
After being jeered by the same people who are still paying for his sleaziness, Sampson responded by yelling “F*** YOU! 1.2 BILLION.”
Hopefully, this despicable — but highly public — stunt will bring more awareness to the racket.