Burkett now maintains that the source of the papers was Lucy Ramirez, who he says phoned him from Houston in March to offer the documents. USA TODAY has been unable to locate Ramirez.

Maybe Burkett meant……Lucy Ricardo. Or maybe my sister, Lucy. Coincidentally, Lucy and I were also in Houston last March. But we were there for legitimate reasons, to accompany our parents because my Dad had heart surgery. Although our hotel was full of cowboys who were in Houston for the rodeo.