July 30, 2002

"I had to stop wearing my Iverson shirt as soon as I got this case." : A Philadelphia judge who admitted he's a huge fan of hometown hoops hero Allen Iverson tossed out all of the felony charges against the star.

posted by kirkaracha to basketball at 10:30 AM - 4 comments

I loved this quote "It sounds like a case of a relative looking for a relative at a relative's house." Exactly.

posted by djacobs at 10:52 AM on July 30, 2002

I thought most of the charges were trumped up anyway, but isn't this just a little conflict of interest?

posted by insomnyuk at 10:59 AM on July 30, 2002

And seriously, the only two standing charges are misdemeanors for making 'terroristic threats?' Beam me up, there's no intelligent life on this planet.

posted by insomnyuk at 11:00 AM on July 30, 2002

but isn't this just a little conflict of interest? Why? Because he's a fan? It's not like they knew each other, ever met, or have any type of relationship. The judge is from Philly. He's a Sixer's fan and watched Iverson play. What's the conflict? I really want to know what the Philly DA expected to accomplish by adding about 30 charges. Was it pure media hype to see papers? A vendetta against Iverson for losing in the First Round? That's the real story.

posted by BlueTrain at 01:23 PM on July 30, 2002

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