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OfflineMrBump
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The 'Praise Jesus' Defense
    #1715268 - 07/14/03 07:20 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

After consulting with his Lord and Savior, former NFL player Dion Sanders decides to pay only a third of an automotive repair bill.


Former Cowboys player sued over repair bill


July 14, 2003
DALLAS (AP) -- Former Dallas Cowboys cornerback Deion Sanders is battling an automotive shop over what he says Jesus told him to pay for a repair bill.

The owner of the repair shop says Sanders wanted to pay only $1,500 of the $4,265.57 bill, saying that Jesus had informed him that was all he needed to pay.

``It's the 'Praise Jesus' discount,'' attorney Ed Edson told The Dallas Morning News in Monday's editions.


Edson said he has been trying to collect the bill from Sanders since 2001 on behalf of Phil Compton, the owner of the car repair business.

Through court filings, the player says the accusations are untrue. Sanders' attorney, Edmund Gomez, did not return a telephone call early Monday from The Associated Press.

The lawsuit was scheduled to go to trial later Monday before state District Judge Joe Cox in Dallas County civil court.

Anthony Montoya, a representative for Sanders, had contacted Compton and told him a 1961 Lincoln Continental convertible needed to be towed to his shop for repairs. The car had been repaired before by Compton.

Papers filed in his lawsuit stated that he and his mechanics installed a new radiator and thermostat, flushed the engine, repaired the car's electrical system and gauges, replaced the starter motor, removed contaminated fuel and rebuilt the carburetor. Mechanics for Magrathea Inc., Compton's company, had replaced gaskets and hoses.

Sanders had approved and Montoya had approved all the repairs, according to the lawsuit. But when the car was returned to the CBS sportscaster's home in Plano on Nov. 5, 2001, Compton said Pilar Sanders, the former Cowboy's wife, ``answered the door, took the keys and invoices, started the car to make sure it was working and went back into the locked house, refusing to return the keys or invoices.''

Sanders' bodyguards and housekeepers then moved their cars in front of and behind the Lincoln so that it couldn't be towed back to the garage, the lawsuit stated.

When Sanders drove up, he refused to pay the invoice amount, handing Compton a $1,500 check and saying, ``Praise Jesus ... I follow what in my heart I'm told to pay.''


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Re: The 'Praise Jesus' Defense [Re: MrBump]
    #1715400 - 07/14/03 07:48 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

He was a great player, but he was always a jacka$$. My friend's wife used to work for Mercedes, and she said that a lot of athletes are always late on their payments, and getting their shit repoed. Morons.


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Re: The 'Praise Jesus' Defense [Re: MrBump]
    #1715534 - 07/14/03 08:33 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Rubik Sez: "Fuck Dion Sanders. Fuck him in his stupid ass."



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Re: The 'Praise Jesus' Defense [Re: MrBump]
    #1716148 - 07/14/03 11:01 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I just saw that on ESPN, too funny. I'm going to use that defense come April 15th.


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Re: The 'Praise Jesus' Defense [Re: Innvertigo]
    #1716910 - 07/15/03 02:12 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Maybe the good lord will tell Dion to drive his car off a cliff next time.


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Re: The 'Praise Jesus' Defense [Re: monoamine]
    #1717709 - 07/15/03 10:20 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

whatever, if I was an amazing athlete I would fucks with people like all the time. I wouldn't drive an old lincoln though.


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Re: The 'Praise Jesus' Defense [Re: Malachi]
    #1717950 - 07/15/03 01:30 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I wonder if they'll counter with the Chewbacca Defense? :smile:


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And God, hearing this desperate plea from His creation, wrinkled His mighty brow for a moment and then leaned down toward man, beckoning that he should come close so as to hear all that was about to be revealed to him.

"Fuck you," He whispered, and frowned upon the pathetic supplicant before retreating to His heavens.


Edited by Edame (07/15/03 01:30 PM)


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Re: The 'Praise Jesus' Defense [Re: Edame]
    #1718018 - 07/15/03 01:54 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

i was thinking the same thing but i didn't think anyone would get it. LOL :lol:


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Re: The 'Praise Jesus' Defense [Re: Innvertigo]
    #1718033 - 07/15/03 01:59 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I got it foolio.


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Re: The 'Praise Jesus' Defense [Re: monoamine]
    #1718148 - 07/15/03 02:43 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Dion is either a big lunatic, or a big liar.

Praise Jesus vs. Chewbacca defense.... there's a battle for the ages.

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Re: The 'Praise Jesus' Defense [Re: Edame]
    #1718163 - 07/15/03 02:48 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

"ladies and gentlemen of the supposed jury"












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Re: The 'Praise Jesus' Defense [Re: Learyfan]
    #1719740 - 07/16/03 12:52 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Dion Sanders won his case, btw.


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