Somewhere there's an NFL attorney laughing out loud at Reggie Bush's latest comments on Twitter -- and not because he's amused.
Nope, Bush's comments will be added to those of Wes Welker and Ray Lewis when the discussion gets around to players suffering "irreparable harm" from the lockout. The players make that case, insisting in a March 28 brief filed with U.S. District Court Judge Susan Nelson that they suffered "ongoing, irreparable harm" while they were locked out.
Nelson agreed and ordered an injunction to lift the lockout. That lasted one day, with the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals granting the league's request for a temporary stay -- which is where we are now.
And that takes us back to Bush. What NFL attorneys will question and what a panel of judges must consider is how can players suffer "irreparable harm" when Welker says he wishes there were "a lockout every year," Lewis says he "never had a summer to myself" and Bush posts on his Twitter account, "Everybody complaining about the lockout. Shoot, I'm making the most of it! Vacation, rest, relaxing, appearances here and there. I'm good! Right now we would be slaving in 100-degree heat, practicing twice a day while putting our bodies at risk for nothing."
Bush later said it was all a joke, and that what he posted "is called sense of humor." No need to remind the attorneys at 280 Park Ave. They're laughing all right ... only not at Bush's "sense of humor."
Bush move, Reggie
Posted on: May 10, 2011 1:29 pm