Feature photo: On Oct. 24, The Pueblo Chieftain had this picture with a story about alleged scam artist Eric Martinez speaking to a school in Colorado.
By Mark Smith
Editor in Chief
Eric Martinez is truly “Relentless.”
“He must be stopped — but he simply won’t stop!” said Steven Michael Quezada, a well-known Albuquerque actor and a Bernalillo County commissioner.
Despite Enchantment Sports’ two-week series exposing DreamHouse CEO Eric Martinez as an alleged con man and domestic abuser, despite the New Mexico Bowl stripping DreamHouse of its title sponsorship, despite the Albuquerque Journal finally doing its first story on Martinez on Oct. 24, Martinez was right back at it.
On Wednesday, Enchantment Sports posted its bombshell story of how Martinez is a domestic abuser but has an alleged phony anti-bullying, anti-domestic violence campaign in the name of raising money for the causes.
On Thursday, he had apparently “conned” a school in Pueblo, Colo., into bringing him to campus for one of his “I Got Your Back” talks.
“He gets hired to do anti-bullying speeches but never gives the money to the causes he says he represents,” said Catherine Trujillo, who was Martinez’s girlfriend from 2014-2016 and was domestically abused by him.
In 2017, Martinez pleaded guilty to domestic abuse against Trujillo.
Please see Enchantment Sports story here.
“It’s a scam,” Trujillo said of Martinez’s “I Got Your Back” campaign. “He keeps every penny of the money. He fools everybody.”
This time, it was apparently the folks in Colorado — including the Pueblo Chieftain newspaper.
The Chieftain posted “Actor shares life lessons with Pueblo Central students” about Martinez speaking at the school.
“He is completely out of control,” said Andrew Rivera, a long-time Albuquerque boxing writer and former Golden Gloves champion who has known Martinez since he allegedly scammed boxers in the mid-1990s.
“The media doesn’t do research on him. Look how long it took for his story to come out in New Mexico, and the Journal even did a story about him 20 years ago! I can’t believe people are still be getting conned by this guy?
“Just do some research!”
Also on Thursday, DreamHouse publicist Jordan Pacheco posted this on his Facebook page of Martinez and the event.
In his biographies, Martinez lists almost endless amounts of alleged achievements in acting, film, music, magazines, directing and much more.
He also has said he is writing a book about his life story, which he has claimed to be writing at least five years.
The title of the book: “Relentless.”
That could very well be his only honest description of himself.
Mark Smith has worked in New Mexico sports media for more than four decades and is one of the most decorated sports journalists in state history. Smith has won more than 30 combined awards in print, television and radio and has been honored nationally for investigative reporting. He is the editor in chief of Enchantment Sports. Contact him at mark.enchantmentsportsNM@gmail.com.