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Monday, November 24, 2003

James Hayes, the father of Washington Wizards rookie and former South Carolina player Jarvis Hayes, has sued CBS and Eddie Folger, a CBS announcer and former head coach of South Carolina. The suit stems from an incident from the 2002 NCAA Tournament, where Folger drew a circle around Hayes's (the player's) face and wrote some expletives on the telestrator. The images were not shown on screen, but were shown on the big screen at the United Center. The Washington Post has the story.

It is unclear why the elder Hayes is bringing suit in this case- he does not appear to have standing, unless his son was under 18 at the time of the incident. Folger apparently apologized immediately after the game and said that the profanities referred to himself.


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