In yet another example of why athletes should stick to the field of play and keep their mouths shut when it comes to real-life subjects, Luke Scott of the Baltimore Orioles admits he is a birther who doesn't think President Obama was born in the United States.
On a radio show on Tuesday, David Brown of Yahoo's Big League Stew asked Scott, "You don't think that Obama wasn't born in the United States, do you?"
"He was not born here," Scott replied.
Brown then audibly sighed, and Scott went on a rant.
"I was born here. If someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go -- within 10 minutes -- to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and I can go, 'See? Look! Here it is. Here it is.'"
He went on for a couple of more minutes. "The man has dodged everything," Scott said of Obama. "He dodges questions, he doesn't answer anything. And why? Because he's hiding something."
The birther movement has been largely discredited ever since Obama produced a copy of his birth certificate during the 2008 campaign to prove he was indeed born in Hawaii. However, some are still not convinced and insist he was born outside of the U.S. and thus is not eligible to be president.