Criminals Representing Criminals

And millions of dollars for all!

I heard on the radio this morning that Randy Moss’ agent, Dante DiTrapano (see picture below), was arrested in Florida for possession of crack cocaine. Police showed up at the hotel room that DiTrapano was staying in with his wife when they received reports of a disturbance. After finding the drugs in the room, the two were arrested.

When he was contacted for a statement, Moss said, “I’m sticking by my friend and I’ll support him and his family as he gets help battling his problem.”
Moss' agent

A couple of comments:

1) A co-worker this morning said that this is one of the few times when the person who is arrested for drug possession could just say that he was “holding them for a friend” and people might believe him. True, but I’ve always thought of Moss as more of a marijuana guy.

2) I can only imagine how frustrating it must be to be a representative for professional sports teams now. Many reputable and highly educated people end up working for professional teams managing the finances and contracts. Not only are many (not all) of the athletes on the verge of being criminals, but now it turns out that the athlete’s agents are criminals too.

3) An attorney who is representing DiTrapano said that DiTrapano is dealing with depression from a couple of tragedies from last year. I would cut the guy some slack and allow him the “self-medication” defense, but I just don’t think that crack is necessarily the best drug to use to get things back on track.

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