The Airing of Grievances
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
The Stupidity Defense
Haven't heard one this rich since former major leaguer Pedro Guerrero's
attorney argued that Pedro's low IQ prevented him from understanding that he had agreed to a drug deal. From azcentral.com:
Washington Redskins Sean Taylor's attorney used the old "my client hasn't been asked to say the alphabet since the fourth grade" and the "alphabet is kind of confusing" to get Taylor off on a drunk driving charge. As part of a field sobriety test after being pulled over by a state trooper in Virginia, Taylor, who refused to take a blood alcohol test, struggled with reciting the alphabet and was arrested.Both men were acquitted.
(Thanks, Mighty MJD)