Monday, July 24, 2006

Frivolous defined

Former defensive end Moe Thompson is suing South Carolina for “pain and suffering” because the university had the audacity to kick his ass out of school. Thompson is serving five years' probation after he pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted first-degree burglary and two counts of petit larceny. He was arrested when he and teammate Kevin Mainord went into dorm rooms and took TVs and a DVD player belonging to fellow students. Thompson claims a university official withdrew him from classes without consent, causing him to be academically ineligible to play at Grambling where he was trying to transfer. His transcript reflected "withdrew failing," facilitating his Academic ineligibility. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but since released from the team.

Why stop at the University, Moe? Why not sue the Buccaneers: after all, aren’t they causing you pain and suffering by not allowing you to play the game you love? This smells like one of those smarmy personal injury cases brought to you by Edgar Snyder and ASSociates.

Never a fee unless we get money for you. Then we get gobs and you get bus fare.


Cool Hand Mike said...

Law says lawyers can't sleep with the clients because they would be charging for the same service twice.

SDIAB said...

Cool Hand I must steal that line from you.