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Hancock
Posted by Kenn at 5/24/2007 12:56:00 PM
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Josh Hancock's father is suing everybody for his son's death.

Let me get this straight - Hancock was drunk, speeding, possibly high, talking on his cell phone, and not wearing a seat belt, yet his dad is blaming the *tow truck driver* for the crash? He's blaming the owner of a restaurant that served him drinks? He's blaming the guy whose car stalled on the highway?


Comments....

The lawyer who talked him into this should be disbarred, at the very least.
Posted by ESiegrist at 5/24/2007 1:15:00 PM
 
This is ridiculous, what a *** this guy is. I feel bad he lost his son, but Hancock was a big boy who should have known his limits. My guess is that the lawsuit against the tow truck driver and the guy with the stalled car is in anticipation of them possibly filing a suit against Hancock's estate for him hitting them, hoping that the two suits against each other cancel out.
Posted by kevinccp at 5/24/2007 1:15:00 PM
 
um the *** above was for writing the other name for a donkey.....
Posted by kevinccp at 5/24/2007 1:16:00 PM
 
Don't forget, there was also some weed in the car.
Posted by vtadave at 5/24/2007 1:34:00 PM
 
The U.S. is so very litigious -- oh I broke my nail typing this message; I better sue Rotowire. Our society does not teach responsibility -- see Elijah Dukes. But I'm going to cut the dad some slack -- he's in shock after losing his son and in that situation, some people say things they regret later. I just hope dad didn't see son (pro athlete) as a meal ticket that just turned into green stamps. That would disappoint.
Posted by eaglehawk at 5/24/2007 3:11:00 PM
 
Two interesting tidbits from this article:

1) The complaint alleges that Josh Hancock "regularly became visibly intoxicated" at Shannon's and that, "The intoxication of Joshua Morgan Hancock on said occasion was involuntary."

2) The St. Louis medical examiner, Dr. Michael Graham, gave the final report on Hancock on Thursday, saying, "He was not under the influence of anything other than the alcohol."

Involuntary? He couldn't say no? What if he'd said "I'm a recovering alcoholic and I don't drink" or "My stomach hurts a little, so I'm not drinking tonight" or, god forbid, "I'm driving tonight, so I better cut things off early." Involuntary? That's the worst thing I've heard yet about this complaint.

As for item #2, at least pot is one thing we can cross off the list of reasons for this tragedy. All the other things contibuted however.

Posted by kennruby at 5/25/2007 9:35:00 AM
 
Oops, here's the ***a href="http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/B30B1CD42616DCDC862572E5005F04FC?OpenDocument"*** link***/a***.
Posted by kennruby at 5/25/2007 9:36:00 AM
 
Let's try this ***a href="http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/B30B1CD42616DCDC862572E5005F04FC?OpenDocument"***one more time***/a***.
Posted by kennruby at 5/25/2007 9:37:00 AM
 
I give up. How do you do a link?
Posted by kennruby at 5/25/2007 9:38:00 AM
 
I feel sorry for the father. He's obviously in a lot of pain. But the only choice he's giving the defense attorney is to air all of his son's dirty laundry. How often he parties, how much he drinks, if he gets high and an number of other things that will be necessary to clear his clients of wrong doing.
At the end of this ordeal I believe it's in the family's best interest to lay the blame on Josh, where it belongs. Time to let the healing begin.
Posted by mike.borman at 5/25/2007 2:03:00 PM
 
Maybe in his pain he is lashing out with litigation because he feels responsible that he didn't raise his son to make good choices and he is now blaming every one else?
Posted by Festsgrber@aol.com at 5/29/2007 5:54:00 PM
 

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