Book Claim: Sarah Palin Hooked Up With Glen Rice in 1987, When He Played For Michigan

By Jason McIntyre

Joe McGinniss, the investigative reporter who moved next door to Sarah Palin to write a book about the former Governor, has unearthed a blockbuster claim that the sports world will love: In 1987, when Palin was working at an Anchorage TV station, she hooked up with Michigan basketball player Glen Rice, who was in Alaska for a college hoops tournament. The National Enquirer has the details:

In the book, which will be published on September 20th, McGinniss claims Sarah had a steamy interracial hookup with basketball stud GLEN RICE less than a year before she eloped with her husband Todd.

Sarah hooked up with the NBA great, then a 6-foot-8 junior at the University of Michigan when he was playing in a college basketball tournament in Alaska in 1987, the book says. At the time, Sarah, just out of college, was working as a sports reporter for the Anchorage TV station KTUU.

A publishing source told The ENQUIRER that McGinniss claims Sarah had a “fetish” for black men at the time and he quotes a friend as saying Sarah had “hauled (Rice’s) ass down.”

And before you dismiss this as some rumor … Rice confirmed the story to McGinniss.

Rice went on to lead Michigan to the title in 1989, and then had a very productive NBA career (he was a phenomenal shooter). He wound up marrying the gorgeous Christina Rice, but that fell apart when he found a man she was having an affair with in the closet of a house they used to share together. In a scene straight out of the Last Boy Scout, Rice beat the crap out of the guy (the man needed nine stitches).