Friday , Oct , 17 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Eddy Curry’s Hospitalization Not Due to Tattoo Infection


 I told Curry word had it a contaminated needle may have been the origin of his mysterious illness, that a trip to the tattoo parlor three or four days prior to the Knicks’ assembly triggered the trouble.

Confirmation denied!

"You’re telling me something I haven’t heard before," Curry said. "I did get a tattoo, but it was three or four weeks before camp, not days."

I was down to my last morsel of hearsay. I gently led my witness. "Supposedly, the area around that tattoo was red and open."

"No, by then it had healed. The redness and the swelling had gone away," Curry said.

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