Posted on: September 1, 2009 2:46 pm
John Daly quit yet again.
Some years ago Daly filed a lawsuit over a column I wrote when working in Florida claiming defamation.
The suit was recently tossed out by a judge who ruled information in my column was either accurate or Constitutionally protected. It was believed Daly would appeal the ruling.
But no appeal ever came and none will since the appeal deadline was missed. Just this week we learned our victory was final as Daly and his counsel dismissed his appeal. The appellate court had stated Daly could have no more expensions beyond Aug. 31.
This is my opinion (please don't sue John) but Daly either doesn't have the money for the appeal or the stomach to continue a fight he knew he'd lose.
So the actual lawsuit aspect of the case is over. It's done. Daly lost. Daly quit.
Daly failed thanks to a group of lawyers who fervently backed the newspaper, believe in free speech and are damn talented (can you hear "God Bless America" playing in the background?).
But this isn't completely over, Big John.
You still owe, according to a judge's ruling, $271,763.99.
And, as I've told you before, don't forget the .99 cents.
Posted on: June 25, 2009 4:50 pm
Edited on: June 25, 2009 4:55 pm
and .99 cents.
The short version of a long story. John Daly sued me and a former newspaper I wrote for over a factually accurate column written about him some years ago. Recently a judge threw out his case. Now, this week, a judge ruled Daly must pay the attorney fees for the lawyers who defended me and the newspaper. Those costs amount to $271,763.99.
Don't forget the .99 cents.
Nice job John. Keep up the good work.
Thank you George Gabel, the best lawyer in this history of the world, who went nine-iron to nine-iron with Daly and won (and keeps winning), and thank you Florida Times-Union for the obvious.
I won't gloat or make fat jokes about Daly or say he's one of the biggest disgraces in the history of professional sports. I won't say any of that. I really won't. I won't say a word. I'll keep nice and quiet.
I'll only say this: all forms of payment are accepted, John, including Visa and Mastercard.
No checks though.
Posted on: March 23, 2009 3:54 pm
Now John Daly can return to what he does best: getting cut, getting drunk and getting fat.
Several years ago I wrote a column that called Daly something that was wholly true then and is even more accurate now. I called Daly a repugnant loser who is more scoundrel than hero. I blasted him for his treatment of women and his reckless lifestyle.
He sued me. Just Monday it was announced that a judge threw out the lawsuit. It was the right move because if there is anyone who is lawsuit proof, it's the human car wreck, Daly.
Here's a copy of the summary judgment (note: large PDF file).
The victory is not just one for freedom of speech. Athletes should be held accountable for their deeds just like writers are held accountable for theirs.
Just as all of you are in your everyday lives.
So I'll repeat what I said several years ago.
Daly is a disgraceful human being who, if he were Allen Iverson, would be despised and wouldn't get the dozens of second chances he has received.
I'll be writing more on this topic in the coming months.