Albert Pujols' Attorney to Jack Clark's Lawyer: Stop Turning Lawsuit Into "Media Circus"
"The ridiculous 'proposal' by Jack Clark's attorney is an absurd publicity ploy by a lawyer known for his hyperbole," the statement says. It continues:
This defamation lawsuit was not filed so that Jack Clark and his lawyer can try to turn a very serious legal claim into a media circus. Instead of focusing on the facts and letting a jury decide the case based on evidence, Jack Clark's lawyer is trying to use a serious legal claim to drum up publicity. We will see how the judge reacts to his stated intention of using the court to create a "public spectacle."
That prompted another statement yesterday from Watkins:
The writing style of Mr. Singer is greatly appreciated. But I have not had the time to Google the big words he used. I don't even know what "hyperbole" means. Sounds like it might be related to a Kama Sutra position developed in the late 1800's on the sub-continent. If the suggested settlement protocol constitutes an "absurd publicity ploy," how does one explain the countless boys and girls of the land who will undoubtedly sustain hurt and pain when they come to learn the ballplayer they worship(ed) is unwilling to submit to the same deception discernment device (lie detector test) as is employed on a daily basis by local, state and federal law enforcement personnel the nation over?See also: InsideSTL Apologizes To Albert Pujols For Jack Clark's PED Accusation
Watkins tells Daily RFT that although his letter to Singer was meant to be a tad bit tongue-in-cheek, he was also totally serious.
"Buried in there is some very serious subject matter," he says. "My suggestion to him is that he really takes a look at the severity of the circumstances here, was quite heartfelt."