On Friday it was revealed in a prepared statement from World Bobberball Association (WBA) spokesman, Josh Tate, that WBA President, Joshua Tate, has been accused of embezzling between $1.50 and $1.75 of association money to purchase a large fountain drink. According to the statement, which was released to several media outlets late Friday afternoon, a discrepancy was uncovered during an internal audit of the association’s books, which has resulted in an investigation of the WBA head. According to one source within the WBA, who spoke with us on condition of anonymity, many are privately concerned that the embattled President has become addicted to Diet Pepsi, and may be dipping into the till to feed his habit. Since becoming embroiled in controversy amid these disturbing allegations Tate has maintained a low profile, and a request for an interview with him was denied by WBA spokesman, Josh Tate. In a joint statement from the association’s V.P. of Operations, J. Bowden Tate, and V.P. of Finance, J. B. Tate, clear evidence of wrongdoing has yet to emerge and they responded to calls for Tate's resignation by requesting that judgment be withheld pending the results of an internal investigation.
The allegations could not have come at a worse time for the WBA as it prepares for its first international tournament, which is scheduled to begin on November 1st of this year. The beleaguered association has been trying to clean up its image following a spate of accusations that Bobberball stars Steve ”Sheriff Lovely” Maxon and Lisa “Hazel Banshee” McNerney routinely abuse performance enhancing drugs to get an edge over competition in the highly competitive world of professional Bobberball. It was hoped that the tournament, which features competitors from four continents, would boost the sport’s popularity worldwide while also promoting world peace.