Absurd Lawyer Comment o' the Day
According to ESPN.com, former NBA referee Tim Donaghy plead "guilty last August to felony charges for taking cash payoffs from gamblers and betting on games he officiated."
He was fixing games.
His sentencing is pending. His lawyer, John F. Lauro, is trying to get him probation. According to ESPN:
"[T]he attorney suggested that the NBA might have "pressured" the [U. S.] attorney's office "into shutting down this prosecution to avoid the disclosure of information unrelated to Tim's conduct."
The U. S. Attorney's office is not subject to outside, private pressure. If the U.S. Attorney's office could convict other game fixers they would not stop investigating because the NBA "pressured" them.
John F. Lauro wins BlueCarp's "Absurd Lawyer Comment o' the Day."