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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Orioles’ left fielder Luke Scott is at it again. During the offseason, he was critical of President Barack Obama. The president’s long form birth certificate does not seem to have quieted Scott down, though.
Scott, who was interviewed by Sam Mellinger of The Kansas City Star, remains skeptical about the president’s background. He thinks Obama’s birth certificate needs to be checked out to confirm that it is legitimate.
“[Obama's] birth certificate has yet to be validated,” Scott said Tuesday. “If they can counterfeit $100 bills, I think it’s a million times easier to counterfeit a birth certificate, if you ask me. So, all it is, let’s just see if it’s real. Anybody can produce a document, so let’s check it out.”
Scott told Mellinger that it is his duty as an American to speak his mind while taking advantage of the platform given to him as a professional athlete.
“We all have that responsibility as Americans,” Scott said. “Whatever platform you have, large or small, fight for what’s right. Fight for what’s right and fight for the principles of honor, integrity, accountability, being a person. Responsible. Hard work. Discipline. Honesty. Things like that, try and pass those principles on to the next generation. Be a voice for that. Maybe being a baseball player and having a little bigger platform than the next [person], then my responsibility should be to stand up for those principles. If I was in construction or working in an office I should stand up for those principles as well.”