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Jamal Crawford's latest lawsuit is for the dogs.

Posted on: April 6, 2011 10:05 pm
Edited on: April 6, 2011 10:20 pm
Jamal Crawford suing landlord for lost deposit due to dog behavior. Has apparently never heard of a rolled up newspaper. 
Posted by Matt Moore

First of all, I want to apolgize for the headline. It's beneath all of us, and I really have no excuse. May God have mercy on my soul. 

Here's a weird story. So Jamal Crawford rented this mansion from this woman. And Jamal Crawford had dogs which he kept in the house, two bull mastiffs and a rottweiler. (Why don't any NBA players own poodles? Or border collies? Collies are good dogs.) Crawford let his dogs roam around his house, and, well, his dogs did what dogs do. From TMZ: 
But according to -- the landlord says she's going EASY on the guy -- because his massive doggies -- 2 bull mastiffs and a rottweiler -- relieved themselves all over the home ... we're talking #1s AND #2s.

In fact, the landlord claims the designer blinds are stained with dog pee ... and she has to replace the carpets because the smell is unbearable. She claims the dogs also chewed up several banisters and doors ... and the plumbing needs to be replaced because the sinks were clogged up with dog food.
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Crawford's suing the landord for $60,000 plus legal fees over his $20,000 deposit. The landlord claims the damages totalled $28,000. 

Can we take a second and ask who rents a mansion? I mean, I get that Crawford doesn't want to buy a place since they won't give him the extension. But how does one rent a mansion? And why is a mansion for rent? These things are very strange. 

Second, so Crawford's just letting his dogs wander around and micturate and defecate all over the house? And he's just living with it? How does that work? Isn't that a health hazard? 

Seems hard to believe the landlord's allegations, but with the history of behavior of professional athletes, and really, the human race, anything's possible. Jeez. No wonder he needs a new extension. He's got to move every six months because of the smell. 

Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: April 8, 2011 4:18 pm

Jamal Crawford's latest lawsuit is for the dogs.

It's funny you mentioned the use of micturate in the article.  After reading three CBSSports articles, I have determined that it's $0.50 word Friday, between Doyle's over and incorrect use of the word 'polemic' (antagonistic) to some Eye on Basketball blogger's use of comport (conduct) about AI having an issue about being pulled over by cops for violating a traffic law.  Along with this one, I am beginning to think that CBS writers are issued a TV set tuned to ESPN and a Thesaurus to re-write all the crap ESPN puts out in their "own words".

What CBS has come down to for me is a good place to read the opinions of my peers, comment on the jokes who call themselves jounalists, see how badly the Bucks got beat the night before and make sure my fantasy team still has a legal roster.  Thanks CBS for filling the role of E! News for sports.

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: April 8, 2011 2:18 pm

Jamal Crawford's latest lawsuit is for the dogs.

1. Instead of this being just a bunch of "he said, she said" nonsense, how about some pics or video of the inside of the house to either verify or discredit what the landlord claims?
2. Was there *really* a reason the word "micturate" had to be used instead of "urinate" ?  Never even heard of that word until today.

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