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Thursday, August 16, 2007
Iran-Vick Affair? Michael Vick Sued for $63 Billion
It's certainly been a rough couple of months for Michael Vick. Indicted on felony charges relating to dogfighting and gambling. Endorsement contract suspended by Nike. And the NFL may soon ban him for a year.
But he now faces what may be his greatest challenge yet: he is being sued for $63,000,000,000.00. That's right. $63 billion!
Even worse, the lawsuit alleges that Vick is connected to both the Iranian government and Al Qaeda (but not, it appears, Kim Jong-il).
Now the good news for Vick: the lawsuit has been filed by a South Carolina inmate who contends that Vick, after pledging allegiance to Al Qaeda, stole his pit bulls, sold them on EBay, and then used the proceeds to buy missiles from Iran.
Makes sense to me.
You can read the entire frivolous complaint in PDF, and here's the story from Ian McCaleb of Fox News:
Embattled NFL quarterback Michael Vick, facing federal charges related to his alleged participation in dogfighting, has been hit with a "$63,000,000,000 billion dollar" lawsuit filed by a South Carolina inmate who alleges the Atlanta Falcons star stole his pit bulls and sold them on eBay to buy "missiles from Iran," FOX News has learned.
Oh, by the way, it's not clear how Mr. Riches (fitting name) came up with $63 billion in damages. Maybe, like Dr. Evil in Austin Powers, he initially thought of $1 million but was talked into something more, well, evil.
Thanks to my new colleague at Mississippi College School of Law, Chris Lund, for the link.