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Stinger
07-31-2006, 12:42 PM
This week's winner of the Asshole Who Ruins Everything For Everyone award goes to Charles Humphrey.

Humphrey, represented by the law office of Gardy and Notis, is suing ESPN, Disney, CBS, The Sporting News, Viacom and anybody else who has ever uttered the word "fantasy" in a non-porn context, claiming their fantasy football games are "gambling," which is apparently illegal in the state of New Jersey (along with most of the other states too). He is demanding that the sites cease their fantasy games. Humphrey, by the way, is a resident of Colorado, not New Jersey, and he points out in the suit that he, in fact, has never played any of these fantasy games, unlike you, you heathens.

The full PDF of the report is right here (http://techlawadvisor.com/images/Complaint%20as%20Filed.pdf). Humphrey is like the guy who sued because Hooters wasn't giving men equal opportunity to be hired as servers. He's probably right ... but man, just shut up, would you?

Fantasy Football Complaint (http://techlawadvisor.com/images/Complaint%20as%20Filed.pdf) [Tech Law Advisor]

(UPDATE: Here's this guy's personal Web page explaining himself (http://www.gambling-law-us.com/Articles-Notes/fantasy-sports-lawsuit.htm).)

Link (http://www.deadspin.com/)

vailpass
07-31-2006, 12:50 PM
What. A. Fugging. Tool.

Nzoner
07-31-2006, 12:54 PM
Humphrey, by the way, is a resident of Colorado, not New Jersey, and he points out in the suit that he, in fact, has never played any of these fantasy games,

however,his brother,who has drafted Jake Plummer.....

yunghungwell
07-31-2006, 01:26 PM
http://a1468.g.akamai.net/f/1468/580/1d/pics.drugstore.com/prodimg/26529/200.jpg

Chieftain58
07-31-2006, 02:13 PM
What. A. Fugging. Tool.



Agree

CosmicPal
07-31-2006, 02:26 PM
It would never fly.

Fantasy Football is one of the most popular events recognized globally- something along the lines of 100 million participants across the world.

big nasty kcnut
07-31-2006, 02:28 PM
Well this guy wanted to make a name for himself as biggest loser in history.

Hydrae
07-31-2006, 02:29 PM
If it is a free league with no money involved, how is it gambling? :shrug:

C-Mac
07-31-2006, 02:31 PM
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jspchief
07-31-2006, 02:31 PM
It would never fly.

Fantasy Football is one of the most popular events recognized globally- something along the lines of 100 million participants across the world.Sports gambling is pretty popular too, but that didn't stop legislation against online sportsbooks.

CosmicPal
07-31-2006, 02:33 PM
Just checked out the PDF file, and I can't wait to see how many phone calls the Law Firm receives now. That ought to be a load of fun.

ChiefFan31
07-31-2006, 03:10 PM
That guy is pathetic.

He just found a loophole and contacted some lawyers hoping to get some money.

How about getting a Job you mother ****er!!

Iowanian
07-31-2006, 03:13 PM
That clown need to be kicked in the pills until they pull up inside his body.


He's the kind of guy that would draft Brian Boytano for his Quarterback...and then wonder why he asked him to be his catcher.

|Zach|
07-31-2006, 03:16 PM
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haha

Swanman
07-31-2006, 04:22 PM
I was told that fantasy football is not illegal even if money is involved because there is not a "house" that takes a cut of the winnings. The pot is just share among the winners. If leagues were illegal, I doubt CBS Sportsline would have a Finance section which tracks who has and has not paid in the league.

greg63
07-31-2006, 04:39 PM
He just figured that if little old ladies could sue McDonalds because their coffee was hot and win then, hey, why not give it a shot. :shake:

Baby Lee
07-31-2006, 04:52 PM
He just figured that if little old ladies could sue McDonalds because their coffee was hot and win then, hey, why not give it a shot. :shake:
Jesus effing Christ!!
Will some lies never die?

jspchief
07-31-2006, 09:08 PM
Heh, here comes the lawyer to defend the McDonalds suit...

dj56dt58
07-31-2006, 10:45 PM
Then playing the lottery must be illegal too? what a douche

greg63
08-01-2006, 02:16 AM
Heh, here comes the lawyer to defend the McDonalds suit...

ROFLROFLROFL

Baby Lee
08-01-2006, 06:44 AM
Heh, here comes the lawyer to defend the McDonalds suit...
What's to defend?
Bitching about the 'hot coffee' suit is the equivalent of bitching about Carl Peterson drafting Todd Blackledge.
I'm just amazed people still try.

greg63
08-01-2006, 12:52 PM
What's to defend?
Bitching about the 'hot coffee' suit is the equivalent of bitching about Carl Peterson drafting Todd Blackledge.
I'm just amazed people still try.
I was simply pointing out that it is all frivolous.


*Besides it was only a little joke.*