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Joe McGinniss book claim: Sarah Palin had fling w Miami Heat great



Miami Herald: It’s almost old news now that a tell-all new book about Sarah Palin claims she had a one-night stand with former Miami Heat great Glen Rice back in 1987.

At the time, she was single and working at a television station as a sports reporter; Rice was a college basketball star visiting Alaska to play in a tournament.

The salacious revelation became an Internet sensation on Wednesday.

But there are other more serious allegations in the new book by Joe McGinniss due out later this month. According to the National Enquirer, the author alleges that people who know Sarah and her husband Todd revealed that the couple used cocaine and that Palin committed adultery.

The book recounts an incident when the Palins snorted cocaine off an overturned 55-gallon oil drum during a snowmobile trip before she became governor of Alaska, the National Enquirer reported. It also alleges Palin had an affair with her husband’s former business partner.

But her romantic encounter with Rice — who was some three years younger and a junior in college — caused the most buzz though the day.

Rice and Palin could be reached for comment Wednesday.

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:41am]


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