Go for It, Michael. We’ll Pay your Tab!
Goldwin Tobacco Offers to Pick Up $100 Fines so Michael Jordan
Can Enjoy a Cigar When He Plays Rounds of Golf in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO – Saturday, Oct. 9, 2009 — Goldwin Tobacco has offered to supply Michael Jordan with its $50 Louixs cigars — and play the $100 fine, if the basketball legend wants another smoke during the President’s Cup golf matches, which start today in San Francisco.
The basketball legend, also a low handicap golfer, was photographed smoking during a practice round Thursday at Harding Park, a public course. San Francisco bans smoking on any property belonging to the city. Jordan was told to stop smoking or be fined.
“Smoking a fine cigar in the open landscape of a golf course should be a basic right,” says Goldwin CEO Vin Lee. “If Jordan wants to enjoy his round with a great smoke, we’ll pay the fine. In fact, we’ll give him a box of Louixs, our fanciest Rosado brand, and pick up the tab for any fines for the rest of the year.”