Sports And The Law

Kobe Bryant is one heck of a multitasker. By night he’s working to lead his Los Angeles Lakers to the NBA Finals. By day he’s countersuing his former housekeeper. The athlete and his wife are claiming that the woman violated her employment confidentiality agreement when she talked to the media about her lawsuit against the couple. They call the maid’s claims of harassment and humiliation “specious and frivolous.” LATimes

Miami Dolphins, Randy Starks, was charged with aggravated battery on a police officer after the defensive lineman struck the cop with his slow-moving freightliner. In Starks defense, at the time of the accident, he was probably distracted by his 13 passengers, including a woman sitting on his lap as he cruised along Ocean Drive. Sun-Sentinel

Michael Vick has been released from federal prison and is expected to remain in home confinement until July 20. Vick has gone from a $130 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons to a $10 an hour gig at a construction company. Though his agent says his plans to get back to the NFL are on the “back burner”, Team Vick is undoubtedly lobbying NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, like bank execs pleading their cases on Capitol Hill. Vick is getting a fair amount of support for his NFL comeback, and it would not be shocking to see him in uniform by the end of the 2009 season.

Richard Haywood contributed to this post

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