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Terrorist Watch List: Elliott Sadler Denied Passport, Can't Go on Honeymoon

Nathan BitnerSenior Analyst IJanuary 16, 2009

I can't claim to have scooped this myself; my source is the Sadler Fan Club and Dustin Long, who covers NASCAR for

Still, the story is hilarious (well, unless you're Elliott Sadler or his bride), and I thought you Bleacher Creatures would enjoy the tale.

Sadler plans to get married Saturday and planned his honeymoon out of the country.  Unfortunately for him, he found out that his passport was expired.

More unfortunate still, when he re-applied, it apparently raised some type of red flag with the government and he has yet to receive it.

With testing due to begin at Rockingham on Wednesday, I wonder if it's looking like Colonial Williamsburg or Gatlinburg, Tennessee for that honeymoon.

Said Sadler in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, "I don't know if I'm going to get it. I guess I'm a threat to national security because it has been reported stolen or lost.''

In case he was thinking of going with a trip to the nation's capital, since he and his bride-to-be live in nearby Emporia, VA, let me advise him against it now.

If they won't give you a passport Elliott, they're not letting you within 100 miles of Barack Obama.

Poor guy; it's not as if he doesn't have enough stress.  Getting fired.  Lawsuits.  Getting re-hired.  Planning a wedding.

Maybe it was the accent.  If so, look out Ward Burton.  You might be under house arrest by the end of the day.


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