Baltimore Orioles slugger Luke Scott, who made $4 million last year playing baseball, told a Yahoo Sports interviewer at the major-league winter meetings that President Obama "
." Scott, who had already cultivated a reputation as an outspoken
, decided to extend his entitled-slash-embattled constitutional-expert act from the Second Amendment to Article Two and the Fourteenth Amendment:
I was born here. If someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go — within 10 minutes — to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and I can go, "See? Look! Here it is. Here it is." The man has dodged everything. He dodges questions, he doesn't answer anything. And why? Because he's hiding something.
Something as simple providing a birth certificate. Come on. If you're born here, there's plenty of documents. But you know what? There's no documentation of him. No legal documentation of him. There's been lie after lie after lie exposed, but people put it under the carpet. Hence, the problem we have in this country.
There needs to be accountability for the truth. I don't care if you're the president of the United States, you need to be held accountable. If you're involved in treacherous acts, or you're saying things that are against, or are selling out our country, you should be brought to trial.
I mean, no one's above the law. There's a lot of people that fought for their country and that's not something to be taken lightly. They gave their life, everything they had, they gave their lives, to give us what we have. That's why I'm so passionate about my beliefs -- because someone died. They gave their life, their blood was spilled, so I had an opportunity to chase a dream and play baseball for a living.
Scott also told his interviewer that he hopes new Orioles third baseman
, who batted .198 and struck out 211 times last year, will "provide some protection" in the lineup.