Miami's Dirty Dozen 2009
Introducing 2009's top 12 kings and queens of bad press:
• Dwyane Wade hooked up with very bad business partners. Now his Heat contract is about to run out, so he might just skip town.
• Two Miami city commissioners. Two arrests. Angel Gonzalez quit after using his position to arrange a make-work job for his daughter. And newly re-elected Michelle Spence-Jones was suspended after allegedly stealing $50,000 in grant money.
• Famed pop artist Romero Britto was popped for DUI while driving his Bentley on Washington Avenue at 3 a.m. Just a few blocks away and a few months later, his really ugly sculpture went up.
• ShamWow pitch guy Vince Shlomi was accused of beating a 26-year-old hooker at the Setai after paying $1,000 for sex and then getting his tongue bitten.
• Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian started a silly reality TV show, and then Khloé married former Heat player Lamar Odom. Can the sisters just leave?
• Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross turned the team into a laughingstock by allowing Jimmy Buffett to name the stadium Land Shark and adding celebrity owners such as Marc Anthony and Serena and Venus Williams.
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