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Expect some sort of explanation Tuesday from former "Chips" star Erik Estrada.
After botching the lyrics to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in front of 40,042 people at Monday night's Cubs game, the Bella Vista, Ark. pitchman celebrated his 60th birthday by telling broadcasters Len Kasper and Bob Brenly during the seventh-inning interview, "I've seen my fair share of child pornography, and I want to do something about it."
Estrada then changed the topic to porn star Ron Jeremy.
There is an explanation. Estrada is part of an anti-internet pornography task force in Virginia. He's also a deputy sheriff in Bedford County, Va. where he fights internet crimes against children.
Estrada's passion for law enforcement may have started with "Chips," but it was cultivated on the 2007 reality show "Armed and Famous," which featured his attempt to become a reserve police officer in Muncie, Ind. along with La Toya Jackson, Jack Osbourne, Trish Stratus, and Jason "Wee Man" Acuña. As Estrada told Len & Bob, he didn't want to do the show originally, but his wife made him.
Granted, Estrada's heart and intentions are in the right place, but the mention of child porn during the seventh-inning interview with Len & Bob is ... well, unprecedented.
Here's what people are saying about the situation on Twitter.
And, while it lasts ....