I feel kinda bad for Ralph Nader, the poor guy has become so irrelevant in politics that he has to dive into the niche market of frivolous sports litigation. Overlawyered gives us the low-down on Nader’s new career [via Independent Sources]:
Ralph Nader is arguing that the Philadelphia Eagles’ decision to suspend star wide receiver Terrell Owens (for, inter alia, publicly criticizing the team and quarterback, shouting at coaches, a physical altercation with a teammate, and then failing to apologize) is consumer fraud because season-ticket holders had an expectation that Owens would play for the team, which barely lost the Super Bowl last year, and was an early favorite this year.
Ok Nader, you wanna know where you went all stupid with this? You pointed your finger at the Eagles for the suspension instead of holding Terrell Owens responsible for his actions that got him suspended. Simple enough.
Update: Not to be outdone, Jesse Jackson chimes in (because you know… nothing says “I’m serious about politics” than taking cues from Nader). However, I have to somewhat agree with the rev (noted in the comments by kit) on this suprisingly libertarian point:
[…The NFL Players Association] wants the Eagles to cut T.O. if they are not going to reinstate him. I agree. T.O. has publicly apologized. His heart is contrite. If the Philadelphia Eagles’ owners do not find his apology acceptable and no longer aim to maintain an association with him, they should release him to the open market or free agency […]