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    Ben Hires Ray Ray's Lawyer

    ...just when we thought it couldn't get any worse! Get ready folks, looks like charges MAY be coming this time....

    Per PFT:

    Roethlisberger hires lawyer who defended Ray Lewis

    Posted by Mike Florio on March 8, 2010 7:28 AM ET
    More than a decade ago, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was accused or murder in Georgia. He hired Ed Garland to handle the case. Eventually, the worst of the charges against Lewis were dropped, and he pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice.

    Now, Garland will be asked to help another high-profile NFL player.

    Per a league source, Garland has been hired to represent the interests of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the sexual assault investigation that is still unfolding in Milledgeville, Georgia. Roethlisberger has not yet been charged.

    Roethlisberger was interviewed at the scene by authorities, and he was then told that he was free to leave. He returned to Pittsburgh on Friday. Authorities have said that he could be interviewed again.

    Even though no charges have been filed, there surely has been plenty of work to do for Garland and other lawyers who represent Roethlisberger. They have interviewed all of the key witnesses, and they most likely have been in close communication with authorities.

    Their initial goal will be to persuade investigators that charges should not be filed. In matters of this nature, that's the best possible outcome that can be achieved.

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    Re: Ben Hires Ray Ray's Lawyer

    PFT? Seriously...................

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    Re: Ben Hires Ray Ray's Lawyer

    AFC North..

    Home of the gangsters, drunks and innocent until proven guilty.

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    UGH!
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    If Ben hired Ray Rays lawyer it's definitely a cause for concern.

    This means the case has legs.

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    It does not.

    You would expect him to request a public defender for something like this? Of course not. He's got the means, so he's gonna get the best possible legal team to fight it. Doesn't mean anything more than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelsnis
    It does not.

    You would expect him to request a public defender for something like this? Of course not. He's got the means, so he's gonna get the best possible legal team to fight it. Doesn't mean anything more than that.
    It does in the court of assumption. Just ask chief justice feltdizz.

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    Smart move by Ben. His other lawyer may be great, but especially in Georgia, you want the most local guy you can get. Getting somebody that knows the Georgia scene is very important. Having had the misfortune of appearing in a few Texas cases, I can tell you that "Yankee" lawyers aren't always particularly well received in the south. Even in Pennsylvania, judges in the outlying counties will often favor local attorneys over Philadelphia lawyers.

    Local judges like to look out for their own. This guy isn't quite a local, but he is close, and he seems to be a powerful defense attorney in the area. You want to squash this as quickly as possible. Juries are a nightmare, completely unpredictable. The best case scenario for Ben is if this lawyer can prevent charges from being filed.


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    Re: Ben Hires Ray Ray's Lawyer

    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq
    ...The best case scenario for Ben is if this lawyer can prevent charges from being filed.
    = monetary settlement

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    This is not a job for someone who doesn't know their stuff. It seems most people think that attorneys are attorneys. Thats like saying football players are football players. In the same way that a QB is different from a FS, a Defense Attorney is different from the guy that does your business contracts.

    IMO, It's a good idea to have someone on your team that is not only more regionally respected but also knows how to deal in a celebrity case.

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