Disgraceful ESPN will have you fired for using a homonym 'susceptible to two meanings'

Phil Mushnick, Sunday:

Lawyers say the funniest things.

Charles Oakley, busted in a Las Vegas casino for the felony finagling of $100 chips — with the help of video evidence, he’s accused of trying to increase or diminish his bets after the outcome has been revealed — is represented by attorney Alex Spiro, who told ESPN, “This is not a significant matter.”
True enough. After all, who among us hasn’t been arrested for felony theft?

Then there’s ESPN lawyer Raymond Bertrand, who argued that tennis analyst Doug Adler’s firing for accurately identifying Venus Williams’ net-poaching as a “guerilla” tactic was warranted because Adler “used a homonym susceptible to two meanings.”

In other words, the essence of Adler’s case against ESPN for wrongful termination and defamation as a racist — he clearly intended to compliment Williams’ “guerilla” tactics; he clearly did not call her a “gorilla” — is, according to ESPN’s lawyer, irrelevant.

Hey, you don’t suppose that this learned jurist thinks that in tennis “love” means love, do you?

It's time to throw this idiot Oakely in jail. No probation, ok?

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