A Pothole Beat Up Sheldon Silver

ALBANY, NY - MARCH 12: Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver speaks to members of the media in the State Capitol March 12, 2008 in Albany, New York. New York state Governor Eliot Spitzer announced his resignation today after various media reports have linked him to a prostitution ring. New York Lieutenant Governor David Paterson will take over for Spitzer when his resignation goes into effect Monday, March 17, 2008. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)
Sheldon Silver looking a lot better than he does currently. Photo: Daniel Barry/2008 Getty Images

According to Capital New York, "Half of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's face is bruised and purple, and there are stiches over his left eyebrow and a scab across his nose and the back of one of his hands." His spokesman says Silver hit a pothole and fell while riding his bicycle. "He was hit by a wooden plank while saving an orphan from a burning orphanage" would have been a lot cooler.