Nightmare Clients of the Week

Nightmare Clients for the Week of July 22nd-July 29th

1. Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon avoided a drunken driving charge and instead has been charged with a lesser offense of negligent driving in the first degree. A spokesman for the King County prosecutor said Wednesday that the lesser charge came because Moon, inducted to the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, last summer, tested below the legal limit for drunken driving in the hours following his arrest for investigation of DUI on April 6. According to a report from the state toxicology laboratory included in the county’s complaint filed Tuesday, Moon registered blood alcohol levels of .068 and .067 hours after his early-morning arrest near Seahawks headquarters in this Seattle suburb, below the .08 legal limit for driving [Moon charged with lesser offense of negligent driving].

2. Carolina Hurricanes star Eric Staal and his brother, Jordan Staal of the Pittsburgh Penguins, were arrested for misdemeanor disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process at Eric Staal’s bachelor party at a Minnesota resort [Staals arrested for misdemeanor disorderly conduct, obstructing legal process].┬áThe Cook County Sheriff’s Office said the brothers were among 14 arrested last weekend after authorities received several complaints about “screaming, yelling and playing loud music” at the resort in northeastern Minnesota, about two hours from the Staals’ hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The sheriff said the group was warned multiple times before finally being ordered to leave the Lutsen Resort and Sea Villas in Lutsen, at which point the men gathered on a nearby highway and “began harassing motorists.” That’s when authorities arrested the group, around 4 a.m. Saturday.

3. Arizona infielder Donnie Sadler was suspended for 50 games Saturday after testing positive for a drug of abuse under baseball’s minor league program [Minor leaguer Sadler suspended 50 games for positive drug test]. The 32-year-old has played for Boston, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Texas and Arizona in eight major league seasons. He was 0-for-1 this season with the Diamondbacks, who brought him up from Triple-A Tucson of the Pacific Coast on May 11, then designated him for assignment six days later and sent him back to the minors.

4. Nike suspended its lucrative contract with Michael Vick on Friday, while Reebok took the unprecedented step of stopping sales of his No. 7 jersey [Nike ices Vick’s pact; Reebok halts sale of No. 7 jersey]. Facing protests from animal-rights groups, Nike announced it was suspending Vick’s endorsement deal without pay, as well as halting sales of Vick-related shoes and other products at its retail stores. Reebok, the official uniform supplier of the NFL, said it would stop selling Vick’s replica jersey at retail stores and through its Web site. In another dose of bad news for the indicted quarterback, two top trading card companies announced they were pulling Vick’s likeness from any new packs. Donruss, one of four major trading card companies, has decided to pull Vick’s card from any future 2007 releases, according to Beckett Media, which covers the collectibles industry. Then, on Saturday, Upper Deck said it removed all Vick autographed memorabilia from its online store and will remove the indicted quarterback’s trading card from NFL sets that are scheduled to be released in October. The moves came just days after the Atlanta Falcons quarterback pleaded not guilty to federal dogfighting charges in Richmond, Va.

One reply on “Nightmare Clients for the Week of July 22nd-July 29th”

In all fairness, Nike’s approach to suspending Vick’s contract without pay is the best policy. He has not been found guilty as of yet and I don’t agree with Reebok stopping Vick’s jersey sales until he is convicted.

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