Reno + Rugby + Brothel = Oops.

In the days of our youth, baseball tournaments in Reno were a staple and even back then, everyone knew Reno was a wannabe Vegas.

No, a wannabe Tahoe City.

A wannabe Truckee?

Well, it was a shithole.

So when we heard that A.) there was a rugby tournament sponsored by a brothel; B.) the tournament was called “Biggest Little Rugby Tournament in the World”; C.) the after-party was at said brothel; and D.) one of the players was arrested after he left his two-year-old child in the parking lot in his car and its 125-degree heat.

Some other tidbits:

  • The offending rugby-er is named Lucien Hoffman, but his nickname is Torpedo!
  • The (very hot) child was discovered after security guards heard her crying. When they couldn’t find her parents, they called the police and then took her inside the brothel. As if you needed more proof that hookers really have hearts of gold!
  • Hoffman Torpedo was attending the tournament with his girlfriend, which is a different woman than the girl’s biological mother, with whom he shares custody. He probably won’t be sharing custody for much longer.
  • The child is ok, for those who were wondering (a.k.a. those of you with a soul who are not finding any humor with a grown man named “Torpedo”).

Stay classy, Reno. You too, rugby players.

Father Arrested After Leaving Toddler in Car at Brothel Parking Lot [Fox, via Deadspin]

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4 Responses to Reno + Rugby + Brothel = Oops.

  1. Ray Schwartz says:

    you don’t have to be a rugby player to be an idiot. don’t hang this one on rugby…

  2. Sounds like someone is pretty defensive about rugby!

  3. Ocelot says:

    Wow… as a parent I am appalled – it’s not about Rugby, it is about a man’s stupidity endangering a child’s life. Today France takes on Argentina in the world cup… Allez Les Bleus!

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