Take it or leave it, but that's what the man say.
The new source claims Opiegate went down this way:
Opie's Dad the DJ was at the game. He reportedly became concerned about his sun (sic) being led away in handcuffs, understandably. This source reports Dad called Bobby O, Bobby O called Dennie Regan, and Dennie put the fix in to get Opie off the hook.
Yes, Bobby O wasn't mayor yet. But everyone knew he would be soon, since he'd already won the Dem primary. Bobby O and Dad were thick as thieves because a long time ago, Dad's Dad, Opie's grandfather, lost an election to former Mayor Tom Murphy. So the Opie family hates Murphy. And of course Bobby O was a perennial Murphy opponent.
Few people remember that Opie, as a freshman city councilman, actually had the balls to call for Murphy's resignation. The long time family hatred contributed to this undoubtedly.
This is why Opie was always able to say he never called anyone. Because he didn't.
Dad the DJ couldn't call Murphy as explained above. He couldn't call squeaky clean just the facts ma'm Joe Friday guy Chief McNeilly, 'cause he, too, was a Murphy guy. Bobby O was his only option. And according to this source, he exercised it.
I do want to reiterate something else the Macyapper wrote:
Can't say I disagree with that.
You may have noticed that Opie regularly selectively denies various versions of events, because rarely did reporters have the complete goods on him.
Although, as MacYapper previously pointed out, he lied to Rick Earle when asked about handcuffs, and lied to Marty Griffin when asked if there had ever been an "incident" involving police.