Former NFL star Eddie George wants to clear the air about a situation that looks rather suspicious for a happily married man of 7 years to be in. George was in a vehicle at 2:00 AM earlier this week with 21-year old professional golfer Rachel Connor when she was arrested for DUI.
George says, Connor was just giving him a ride Wednesday morning after a charity golf event in Florida. Check out his statement to TMZ
“As part of a two-day charity golf event, a group of us who had played together on Tuesday celebrated at dinner. The group included Rachel Connor.”
“After dinner, as everyone left the restaurant together, we realized that Rachel lived the closest to where I was staying. So she offered to drop me off. I believed her to be competent to drive and not impaired at all. We were stopped shortly after we left.”
“At first, I hesitated to respond to this story. But I now see that people are willing to think the worst. So my wife, Tamara , and I believe we have to address this.”
“Rachel Connor was simply trying to be nice by offering me a ride. No one in our group felt she was impaired or we all would have stopped her from driving.”
George and wife Tamara, better known to 90’s R&B fans as Taj from the group SWV have been together for 13 years and recently released a book titled, titled, Married for Real: Building a Loving, Powerful Life Together.