Former Mariners outfielder Carl Everett doesn't believe in anything that's not specifically addressed in the Bible. Dinosaurs, for example, "didn't exist," as he toldSports Illustrated back in 2000. So by that logic, the fact that he supposedly pulled out a gun and put it to his wife's head shouldn't be a problem. Guns, after all, are also not addressed in the Bible.
The AP reports today that Everett was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and witness tampering. Supposedly during an argument with his wife, he went chrome-piece-to-your-dome-piece status on her with a handgun. Then, when she threatened to call the police, he supposedly ripped all the phones out of the wall.
But let's get real. You clicked on this post because of the words "Dinosaur Denier," didn't you?
So on that note, let's revisit Mr. Everett's stance on earth's prehistoric zoology.
Here he is responding to SI reporter Tom Verducci's questions about ancient reptiles.
"God created the sun, the stars, the heavens, and the earth, and then made Adam and Eve," Everett said last Friday, before the Red Sox lost two of three in Atlanta. "The Bible never says anything about dinosaurs. You can't say there were dinosaurs when you never saw them. Someone actually saw Adam and Eve. No one ever saw a Tyrannosaurus rex."
What about dinosaur bones?
"Made by man," he says.
Everett has trouble, too, with the idea of man actually walking on the moon. After first rejecting the notion, he concedes, "Yeah, that could have happened. It's possible. That is something you could prove. You can't prove dinosaurs ever existed.