If you missed yesterday's show, you missed our latest "Angelle Sampey Personal Life Update." In addition to being a three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion -- and the current point leader -- Angelle ranks as one of our all-time favorite guests, partly because she shares so much with us. From bikini shots (no, you can't see them), to updates on her hometown of New Orleans' recovery from Hurricane Katrina, to the long-running double-entendre joke about her pet monkey, Andy, Ms. Sampey tells us more things we have no business knowing than anyone else in the business.
Unfortunately, her updates frequently feature news of her ex-husband, Nicky Savoie. In the past, we've gotten the gory details on Savoie's arrest on firearms, battery and harassment charges, after allegedly he broke into his then-estanged wife's home and threatened her at gunpoint. Sherriff's deputies said Savoie fired a round into the floor of her Mathews, La., home. When she attempted to escape, deputies said he forced her back inside to discuss their pending divorce. Savoie subsequently surrendered to authorities, and was released on $100,000 bond; charged with phone harassment, false imprisonment, illegal discharge of a firearm, simple battery and domestic aggravated burglary.
The 6-5, 265-pound Savoie played football at Louisiana State University in 1995-96. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the sixth round (#166 overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft, and cut after one season. He played one more year with the Birmingham Bolts of the ill-fated XFL, before fading quietly into football obscurity. In an effort to learn more about Savoie's career, I Google-searched his name recently. The most positive thing I could find written about him was a 1997 entry that listed the top three Tight End prospects for coach Mike Ditka's Saints, then added, "Nicky Savoie returns to provide depth."
That's football-ese for "this guy ain't EVER getting off the bench."
Since then, Savoie has owned and operated a charter boat company in Louisiana, though the website for that business is now offline. Google reveals that he is also a member of the "48 Ounce Club" at Don Shula's Steakhouse, after eating an entire, 48-ounce steak in one sitting.
In an effort to keep the attorneys at bay, allow me to state that everything written from here on is my own, constitutionally protected, personal opinion.
And in my opinion, Nicky Savoie is a big, fat pantload.