Mark Sanford Loves Football?

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford – who once famously boasted about moving his favored legislation to “the 99-yard line” – was in attendance at the University of South Carolina football team’s thrilling 38-35 win over Georgia on Saturday night. The former two-term South Carolina governor was spotted by photographer Travis Bell while talking…

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford – who once famously boasted about moving his favored legislation to “the 99-yard line” – was in attendance at the University of South Carolina football team’s thrilling 38-35 win over Georgia on Saturday night.

The former two-term South Carolina governor was spotted by photographer Travis Bell while talking on his cell phone beneath the stands at Williams-Brice Stadium.

No word yet on who the “Luv Gov” was talking to … although we have an idea (wink).

Sanford’s appearance at the game came 24 hours after he dropped a bombshell on social media – a long and rambling message in which he announced the end of his two-year engagement to former lover Maria Belen Chapur.

Sanford’s message – which recalled previous instances of over-sharing – ostensibly came in response to his ex-wife Jenny Sanford‘s latest efforts to make his life miserable.

Chapur told The New York Times that Sanford’s announcement caught her off guard.
We’re just glad Sanford made it to this game.  His previous efforts to score tickets haven’t been so successful.

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

Related posts


Upstate South Carolina Police Investigating Animal Cruelty Allegation

Will Folks

North Charleston Councilman Accuses Cop Of Falsifying Police Report

Will Folks

‘Carolina Crossroads’ Update: SCDOT Set To Unveil New Plan To The Public

Will Folks


WW September 13, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Will you people in the first district get rid of this guy once and for all so we DO NOT have to see or hear from him ever, please.
If the State will then get rid of Haley, Eckstrom, and Harrell and send them into obscurity
the people and the State can relax a little without all the unnecessary drama, lies and infamy!

ReElect Nikki September 13, 2014 at 10:04 pm

The voters in the First District have

“Conservative Values.”

vote out Nikki September 13, 2014 at 10:29 pm

The voters have no scruples, morals, or brains to elect and reelect this embarrassment!

CNSYD September 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm

But he had a R after his name.

Smirks September 15, 2014 at 8:42 am

Ah, yes, gotta love how one little letter changes “You ought to be run out of town!” into “You ought to be running things around here!”

Gotta love one-party states.

XOXOXO September 14, 2014 at 12:14 am

Get rid of him because of his divorce and a bitter ex wife?

nitrat September 14, 2014 at 8:57 am

Because your vote for him is an humiliation of you and your judgment – like McCain picking Palin – and the rest of the state gets tarred with the same brush.
If you carpet bagging sons of bitches want to vote for this carpet bagging son of a bitch, take him back with you to the state from whence you come and put him in office from there. See how they like it.

aikencounty September 14, 2014 at 11:01 am


Toyota Kawaski September 15, 2014 at 9:52 am

Standing Ovation Nitrat!!!! Well said

Walter-White September 14, 2014 at 9:11 am

No, get rid of him because he lacks the character to hold public office.

Howdy September 15, 2014 at 9:41 am

What is your character?

69 September 14, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Why don’t you take Kathryn’s dildo out of your ass and go fuck Tom Ervin ?

Smirks September 15, 2014 at 8:45 am

You have some interesting fantasies, just like Tango.

Benji September 13, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Worthless article.

carrie September 13, 2014 at 9:57 pm

What’s going on? Belen found out thru FB that Mark called off the engagement. They just spent a week in Paris and had a wonderful time. Read the news!
Wonder if Jenny and Belen will get together and have a friendly chat about the MAN in their lives

carrie September 13, 2014 at 9:59 pm

News via NY Times

Dice Man September 13, 2014 at 11:50 pm

What a twat. And a thousand shames to the enabler that let this turd into the Brice.

Just Another Day September 14, 2014 at 12:20 am

Who cares? Was Gleen McConnell there, too? Or maybe former Congressman Henry Brown? How about Fritz Hollings? Anyone see him?

aikencounty September 14, 2014 at 6:29 am

NONE of the one’s you mentioned are even qualified to tote Fritz’s “chamber pot”!

Yuck September 14, 2014 at 8:53 pm

I cannot make sense of what you said. Please explain, chamber pot? McConnell? Henry Brown? Fritz Holllings? . We are talking about Mark Sanford and Bob Peeler and their paramours, Ms Chapur and Donna and the damages they have caused to their children. The children have suffered and will for many years to come. The fingers are pointed at 4 people: Mark Sanford and Ms Chapur.. and Bob Peeler and Donna G. They have destroyed 3 families and eight children will never be the same. Bob peeler and his ex wife and 2 children, Donna and ex spouse 2 children, Jenny and ex spouse : 4 boys The R next to their name is for ever marked with an evil mark and the family values they campaigned are so exposed as hypocrite. Look at them now! Old , ugly, yucky.. No dignity.. Just yucky..

Bouldet Q.Station September 14, 2014 at 9:36 pm

lol….evil mark?An evil mark is being a D and supporting abortion on demand and perverted lifestyles that destroy our communities.

Elizabeth Colbert Busch-League fit that bill and why Sanford won. D’s Sheheen and Ervin-Williams will lose because they are incompetent liberals that have become soulless creatures in a political world that gives them a ray of sunshine in their otherwise miserable existence.

aikencounty September 14, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Well you need to do these three things:
1. Research the term “chamber pot”
2.Recognize that I was responding to “Just Another Day”
3. Recognize that Fritz was one of the greatest Senator and Governor this state ever had.

TontoBubbaGoldstein September 15, 2014 at 5:48 am

3. Recognize that Fritz was one of the greatest Senator and Governor this state ever had.

*Foghorn Leghorn Voice*

Ah say …Ah say boy…Heyah! Heyah!

0-0 September 15, 2014 at 9:43 am


StromWasTheBOMB September 15, 2014 at 11:12 am

3. Recognize that Fritz was one of the greatest worst Senator and Governor this state ever had.

There I fixed it!

more things change... September 14, 2014 at 7:57 am

You just burst his kid’s bubble. He thought he had his Dad’s undivided attention until he left him for a potty break. Now he knows he left for a long distance booty call.

Jennifer Belen September 14, 2014 at 8:51 am

Is it just me or his prominent eyebags back? He looks stressed out or maybe faking it even while talking to Maria on the phone.

nitrat September 14, 2014 at 8:53 am

Or, could it that be puffy “drunk again” look?

Lovestorymyass September 14, 2014 at 1:41 pm

He looks stressed out still after a week’s plowing Maria’s fields in Paris? all these drama and all is I think staged for the publicity and to gain the sympathy of people who continue to be fooled by this odd couple. Wait and see, after all the legal maneuvers have been settled with Jenny, Mark and Maria will be back in each other’s two magnificent parts again. After all two seemingly bizarre people deserve to live their lives together.

That's Entertainment September 14, 2014 at 2:04 pm

I agree. Once he is through the court date, I can see one scenario with him reconciling with Chapur and then having a quickie and CHEAP elopement to shut her up. Hysterically funny that he gives her the kiss-off after the romantic and expensive honeymoon in Paris. Wonder who paid since he is always pleading poverty and his ex has to take him to court to fund kids’ accounts as promised.

aikencounty September 14, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Chances are the taxpayers.

carrie September 14, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Could they have orchestrated the scenery? A week of wonderful honeymoon style vacation, he announces the break-up through Facebook immediately after the trip, she tells NY Times that the announcement took her by surprise (maybe it did even tho she wanted him to go public with the news) and she gives an interview to a US newspapers rather than Buenos Aries newspaper. Could all this be a distraction of what’s coming tomorrow at the court hearing?
Another question: (24 months=2016 is the election year for SC1 congressman and US Senator) Is he aiming for the higher position and feels that Belen would be detrimental to his being elected?

Chump September 14, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Perhaps Sanford was in Paris with Chapur when news of the most recent legal complaint hit the airwaves? It seems they gave each other ultimatums about wedding plans while in France. Narcissists don’t like to be pushed around and are passive aggressive. Could that queer, staged engagement in 2012 been just another ploy to placate Chapur and salvage credibility so he could re-enter politics? Chapur seems to think so on some level now (as a lot of people did at the time). Oddly, Sanford has used his conflicts with Jenny to manipulate Chapur. NPDs can be masters of “triangulation.” With the back drop of the recent legal filing and perhaps more damaging news, he had his excuse to decamp. It also seems like Chapur isn’t giving Sanford a pass but they both left the door open for resurrecting their relationship.

couch September 14, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Left the door open to their relationship ? I could care less. I want them out of the public life in SC.. I want them to stop hurting “their four little boys” I want them to stop taking time and energy out of the electorate in SC. Sanford had no bills attached to his name and no positive bills. nothing, no points, no nothing.. in congress and in the governor’s office. Oh, he slept in a couch in his office in congress.. I bet it was a mess when he left. So gross. Did Ms Chapur sleep in the couch as well? Could be why she left..

nitrat September 14, 2014 at 8:52 am

How many yuppy preppy shirts identical to that one does Mark Sanford have?

aikencounty September 14, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Was working in Lenoir ,N.C. three years ago.
The Goodwill Store there is to DIE for.
Filled my closet in a period of five months with over 35 of those yuppie preppies.
At a cost of $3 each.
They still fit wonderfully.
However, I am in my third month of not smoking, and am gradually growing out of all my AMERICAN MADE jeans!

nitrat September 14, 2014 at 9:13 am

How the world outside of SC1 sees Mark Sanford:

‘Dear Facebook, today i learned to my great pain that i am now going to be asked to pay for the milk that i was getting for free. Because of that, i’ve decided to break off my engagement with the woman who helped wreck my marriage and destroy my career as governor. Because this is South Carolina, i could rape somebody’s child and still get elected to the House, so no real worries! Love ya’! Mean it!” – Wile. E. Coyote

it’s a sign of pyschological issues – this kind of m.o. Don’t directly speak with the person, just type it all out – never acknowledge the other person has feelings you might be triggering. Seen it play out that way before. Unfortunately not new in the realm of human behavior – but not the kind of person you want in a leadership role
– iremberstuff

Sanford continues to make SC voters look like fools. And he doesn’t care one bit.
– amlcpamaine

I remember when republicans thought Mark Sanford was going to SAVE the GOP!!
Now he is doing break-ups the way pre-teen girls do them. – Loretta

Delbert Norquest September 14, 2014 at 9:17 am

The NY Times article refered to in this post is dynamite. They actually interview Maria.

Bible Thumper September 14, 2014 at 11:25 am

Mark Sanford is continuing a pattern of bizarre behavior. To not tell Maria before hand about the breaking of their engagement before posting it on Facebook, if true, is disturbing.

CNSYD September 14, 2014 at 1:22 pm

BINGO! Ms Chapur. You are not useful to him anymore.

guest September 14, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Either that or he has a new love interest hiding somewhere.

nitrat September 14, 2014 at 2:01 pm

junkets…junkets…junkets…Mark’s been in Congress again, flying the world and crossing lines.

That's Entertainment September 14, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Hmm. She used past tense “was” the love of my life. Will she return the ring to the waiter?

bogart September 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm

” In 24 months what was it going to be”?……Allow me….Ms Chapur you will still be the mistress that broke up a family with 4 children,and the woman dumb enough to believe Mark Sanford,when you should have believed Jenny Sanford.

Please September 14, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Mark Sanford looks like Shit. Ms Chapur, you took a long time to see him for what he is, just that! Soul mates are very hard on their paramour as well. It looks like your shining parts have lost their shine as well. Look at what Bob Peeler did to Donna as well. She looks like 77 old dried up pile of bones. Go away from him and Mark stay away from her.. Please…

Four little boys September 14, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Jenny and our four little boys… Campaign slogan back then and yes, Jenny made him a political figure in SC. She ran his campaign and was very successful .. Sanford would not be a name without Jenny… ” Our four little boys” have been very hurt by his Appalachian trail and his soul mate crap. Look at him now! Holly crap! Ms Chapur, you must go away, if you have any sense of decency.. Oh . wait .. decency? What is that? Learn and move back to Argentina… Public figures should not expose their children to this crap. The children will feel that pain for the rest of their lives and most will never recover from the betrayal of their father or mother. Mark Sanford would not be where he is now without Jenny and he is still using her and keeping his name in the press. The children are still hurting today. A 100% scum bag, you are Mark Sanford. 100% scum bag..

Me too September 14, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Peeler and Donna sure destroyed Donna’s children with their in your face shameful public activities. Their attempts to destroy their father and greed took a horrible tole on two beautiful, promising children. Karma and He’ll will hold special places for them. You are right, I’ve known her for 35 years and she looks horrible. Peeler always looked like death warmed over. My heart goes out for those children. Selfish, self serving, evil people.

Republican Operative September 14, 2014 at 9:29 pm

The last time I saw Chapur and Sanford they both looked pretty bad, Donna and Peeler look really bad too. Haven’t seen Eckstrom and Kelly lately, but for Rich to look worse he would have to be dead ten years.
Karma is a bitch!

L.J. Putang September 14, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Worse than Tom Ervin and the ugly old lady that looks like anorexia…..

Boyd September 15, 2014 at 8:20 am

Ervin’s wife is a Goddess compared to these people. External beauty is skin deep. Ugliness, evil, imorality is ugly to the bone marrow!
Anyone who will try to destroy others to cover their own missteps, sinful, evil doings is indescribably putrid, like looking in the face of Lucifer.
Their engagements were merely a guise, in an attempt to justify their corrupt, sinful deeds and moraally corrupt activities,
Bob and Donna, Mark and Maria, Richard and Kelly all !

Smirks September 15, 2014 at 8:37 am

Hi Sandi! Back to work I see!

Sickening bunch September 14, 2014 at 10:16 pm

“Mark Sanford loved football” all any of these people love is themselves! They don’t even give a damn about their own children!

Totally Fed UP September 14, 2014 at 8:58 pm


Smirks September 15, 2014 at 8:40 am

The problem with recall elections is that people have to be smart enough to actually vote out the douchebag. Doesn’t appear SC meets that criteria, judging from the vast number of horrid career politicians.

sick of the scum September 15, 2014 at 4:34 pm

And term limits!!!!!

Smirks September 15, 2014 at 8:34 am

“I slept with a married man, surely he is completely trustworthy when he promises to marry and be faithful to me.”

Chump September 15, 2014 at 9:17 am

MBC–You have experienced what is known as “gas lighting” and “blame shifting”. Useful tools in the Narcissist’s armament. Remember also: false charm, rage, self pity, and love-bombing. You are in good company. Your “soulmate” did that to his former wife, too.

bogart September 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Does he know where Washington is?

SC Political Digest September 14, 2014 at 4:37 pm

There are a couple really good posts up about Sanford at SCPSD. That site is not sycophantic about Sanford. It is much more accurate and descriptive.

maleficient September 14, 2014 at 7:18 pm

Staged drama my gut tells me. The timing of everything from the rambling FB message blaming the ex wife to the supposed reclusive mistress surprise media interview suggesting it’s all over after spending a Paris honeymoon sounds suspicious to me. My gut tells me the public break up or so was done for the impending legal trials scheduled this week. After what’s been said and done these two fakes, the adulterer and mistress will be back magnificent parts and all. Don’t be fooled again SC 1 Voters.

aikencounty September 14, 2014 at 8:05 pm

I often wonder if mature,rational adults use Facebook, or is it jusy the domain of the “drama” jerks?

Toyota Kawaski September 15, 2014 at 9:58 am

drama jerks and D-bags who think i care they “just took the kids to school, washed 7 loads of landry and now are having coffee with the girls”
BTW AC i hope you will be joining me at the council meeting next week to oppose the Woodside Hoodwink?

aikencounty September 15, 2014 at 1:17 pm


TontoBubbaGoldstein September 15, 2014 at 5:41 am

Mark Sanford posted on Maria Belen Chapur’s wall : “Welcome to Dumpsville. Population : YOU.”
–sent from Mark’s mobile device.

TBG understands that they’ll always have Paris….

Smirks September 15, 2014 at 8:47 am

Is “Paris” some kind of new slang for an STD?

Amanda September 15, 2014 at 6:20 am

We live in a state that puts something like this back in office. God help us all.

Toyota Kawaski September 15, 2014 at 8:54 am

Glad to see Gov. Moonbeam wore his Furman colors to the Carolina game.


Leave a Comment