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Morgan:
Attorney: “Bowers Will Be Fully Exonerated”

Sometimes, Joe enjoys the hubris of some. Take attorneys who represent clients. In this case, said attorney is Dennis Coppin, who represents Bucs defensive end Da’Quan Bowers.

Yesterday, Bowers admitted to a US Airways clerk at LaGuardia Airport in Queens he was packing heat in his carry-on bag. This practice is frowned upon by New Yorkers, very much so in fact, and Bowers was slapped with a felony charge and locked up for the better part of Monday.

But in an e-mail to the Tampa Tribune, Coppin declares Bowers will walk away from these proceedings free as a bird, so reports Woody Cummings.

    “After a full and fair investigation of the facts and circumstances regarding this registered firearm Mr. Bowers will be fully exonerated,” attorney Dennis Coppin wrote in an email to The Tribune on Tuesday.

That’s much easier said than done. As Joe pointed out yesterday after speaking to a former Manhattan prosecutor and current defense attorney in the Big Apple, Bowers and his counsel are going to have to disco dance through legal hoops for Bowers to walk on these charges.

Just like player agents, Joe is always su**CENSORED**ious of hired-gun attorneys boasting of their client’s innocence. Why? Well, have you ever heard an attorney say of his client, “He was caught with the bloody glove and we are throwing ourselves at the mercy of a jury of his peers for lenience?”

Of course not. Lawyers and agents have agendas, and Joe has no issue with that. Part of said agenda is putting up a desired front.

http://www.joebucsfan.com/?p=83561

Morgan:
Bucs Could Change Approach To Bennett

Joe talked to oily yet very cordial superagent Drew Rosenhaus this morning, but Rosenhaus said he won’t comment on Michael Bennett’s contract negotiations with the Bucs, or anything related to Bennett. So that leaves Joe to speculate.

Given the fresh legal troubles of Da’Quan Bowers, who could get sacked big time by New York City courts, it’s reasonable to wonder whether that situation will affect the Bucs’ approach to re-signing Bennett. He’ll be on the open market in 21 days if the Bucs don’t ink him to a new deal or tag him as a franchise player before the March 4 franchise deadline.

Joe has to think Bowers’ gun shenanigans won’t radically change the Bucs’ plans but will at least make them a little more likely to franchise Bennett. They simply can’t afford to lose Bennett for 2013. Per BSPN, Bennett played a stunning 84 percent of defensive snaps, and every Bucs fan knows he played well. The Bucs aren’t good enough or deep enough to wave goodbye to Bennett. Plus, they have the cash to spend.

While the franchise tag would cost the Bucs in the neighborhood of $10.5 million for 2013 – and inflated rate for Bennett – it at least lets them avoid guaranteeing Bennett $20 million over, say, three years, which is likely what he’d be seeking in a new contract.

Joe has no clue how this might shake out, and Joe couldn’t press Rosenhaus into any hints.

http://www.joebucsfan.com/?p=83549

Dolorous Jason:
Crown our ass.

Bucs N Beers:
The attorney that comes out and says "yea my client is very possibly looking at prison time" probably won't have many more clients.

ISLAND BUCS:
Bucs and Bears: 

We can assume that the attorney that has been picked for Bowers has a considerable background of victories.  Bowers has the money and the team and his agent have the connections to get him the best representation.

So when he says that Bowers will be exonerated, in a way, the attorney  is putting his own credibility on the line. If things should go badly for Bowers, the attorney's reputation will suffer after.such a sweeping statement.

More likely,  Bowers case is sort of routine for Bowers attorney and this probably gives him the confidence  to say Bowers will be exonerated.

Hate:

--- Quote from: Bucs N Beers on February 19, 2013, 08:41:14 PM ---The attorney that comes out and says "yea my client is very possibly looking at prison time" probably won't have many more clients.

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Bowers' attorney isn't the only one saying that.

"If everything we've heard is true, despite New York having the most draconian gun laws in the country, I would be shocked if this case resulted in any incarceration and it might result in no criminal action whatsoever," .....Mark Bederow, a Manhattan defense attorney who is not working on Bowers' case.

ryan24:
If Joe had a clue he'd know that Manhattan is a separate county from Queens.

ryan24:

--- Quote from: Morgan on February 19, 2013, 07:30:29 PM ---

Joe has no clue
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See that. Even Joe realizes this.

Bucs N Beers:

--- Quote from: Hate on February 19, 2013, 09:30:36 PM ---
--- Quote from: Bucs N Beers on February 19, 2013, 08:41:14 PM ---The attorney that comes out and says "yea my client is very possibly looking at prison time" probably won't have many more clients.

--- End quote ---

Bowers' attorney isn't the only one saying that.

"If everything we've heard is true, despite New York having the most draconian gun laws in the country, I would be shocked if this case resulted in any incarceration and it might result in no criminal action whatsoever," .....Mark Bederow, a Manhattan defense attorney who is not working on Bowers' case.

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I actually think Bowers walks away from this clean in the end. I was just making the point that attorneys are preprogrammed to say their client is innocent.

Dolorous Jason:
But don't attorney's also sometimes advise you plead guilty ?

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