Smear tactics

By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 26, 2009

Sometimes you can understand the way lawyers go after these accusers, but this Kane thing sure looks like a case where the underlying facts are so revolting that these two dopes should have started negotiations with Radecki by offering him a sports car and a house in the suburbs. When a millionaire sports star picks a fight with a cabbie over 20 cents, it doesn't help matters to continue the fight by unleashing lawyers on the press.

An Erie County, New York, grand jury went ahead and dropped felony robbery charges against the Kanes this past week, indicting them instead on three misdemeanors, including third-degree assault, which means they bought Radecki's story. More on this one later.

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