What the hell is? "Daredevil" Nik Wallenda now says he might have to wear a protective harness because of pressure from sponsors...
"A lot of them have threatened to back out if I don't wear a line. So we're working on that diligently and I'm telling my managers I don't want to wear a line and we need to figure out a way around it," Wallenda said.
Without naming them, Wallenda said that certain sponsors have indicated they might be inclined to disassociate their names with the event unless they can be reasonably assured that their names won't be forever associated with a tragedy should one occur.
A true daredevil wouldn't give a rat's behind what his sponsors thought. Walking with a harness is about as risky as one of Mitt Romney's investments. This doesn't pass the smell test. I'm not saying I want to see him plummet to his death, but the whole appeal of the event is the risk factor.
My belief is that Wallenda wants to wear the harness and is using the sponsors as an excuse. I know it's easy for me to say. My life isn't at stake. But, then again, I don't claim to be a daredevil. If he wears a harness, his stunt will pale in comparison to the men and women who have gone over the Falls. If I was Wallenda, I would either admit I was nervous or refuse to do the stunt with a harness.
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