â†µStanford is currently in federal custody. His financial empire is â†µunraveling as the SEC looks into his mostly fictional accounts, his â†µlife is disintegrating, but he does have one ace in the hole, and a â†µmightily weird one at that: Vijay Singh. Singh, who had an $8 million â†µendorsement contract with Stanford Financial, attempted to pay â†µStanford's $500,000 bail for him. â†µâ†µ
â†µâ‡¥"Vijay's opinion is that Stanford has yet to be proven â†µâ‡¥guilty and until then has chose to act supportively," said Dave â†µâ‡¥Haggith, a spokesman at IMG, the management company that represents â†µâ‡¥Singh. â†µâ†µ
â†µGive Vijay credit: that's some la cosa nostra level loyalty â†µright there. Singh was not allowed to pay the bail as he is not a U.S. â†µcitizen, but the signal sent to potential sponsors is an appealing â†µone: if you're a dodgy company possibly on the verge of being raided â†µby the feds, the one golfer most likely to stick by you after you're â†µaccused of grandiose fraud is Vijay Singh. And if you're a company â†µlooking for a golfer who doesn't have the cash to bail you out of â†µjail, but who might try to slip a file and blowtorch under the table â†µto you at visitation? John Daly is on line one whenever you're ready â†µto talk. â†µâ†µ
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