Does it Matter What Worthington was Driving?

By Chris Lauderback on July 30, 2008 at 8:17 pm
Maybe Doug should pick up a Pacer in an effort to fly under the "radar"

While it's old news that Doug Worthington blew a .095 en route to charges of DUI, speeding and shady plates the latest question is whether or not it matters that Worthington was rolling in a 2004 Escalade.

The Plain Dealer's Doug Lesmerises appeared to take a shot at Ken Gordon of the Dispatch for not reporting the type of vehicle Worthington was driving when he was stopped. In defense, Gordon stated he thought the make and model of the car was irrelevant and to report that Worthington was driving an Escalade would unfairly feed suspicions of further wrongdoing.

I'm not sure where I fall on this topic. On one hand, with constant worries of impropriety at virtually all major programs it's probably worth a mention. On the other hand, many in the general public immediately take such news as a guarantee of wrongdoing so it might be better left unsaid in the morning paper.

You know how it is, as soon as your non-Buckeye-fan acquaitances heard the news did they not immediately act like a 2004 Escalade cost as much as a 2008 Bentley when, in fact, an '04 Escalade only blue books at 20-24k? Not exactly Lotus territory.

So, what do you think? Should the make of the car be newsworthy or do you even care?