A man in Oklahoma asked a judge if he could have a longer sentence so that he could serve the same number of years as the number worn by basketball great, Larry Bird. The sentence agreed upon was 30 years, but when it came time for sentencing the man asked for his sentence to be 33 years--3 years longer.
"He said if he was going to go down, he was going to go down in Larry Bird's jersey," Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott said Wednesday. "We accommodated his request and he was just as happy as he could be."
You know, I'm a huge UT fan and am a big fan of Peyton Manning. But if (heaven forbid) I was to be convincted of a crime and sentenced, I don't think I'd ask for a longer sentence so I could be in jail for the number of Peyton's jersey. In that case, I might have to go with Steve McNair since his jersey is nine.
I guess the good news is--the guy in question wasn't a fan of someone who is an offensive or defensive line player and has a jersey number in the 80s or 90s.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 10/21/2005 12:35:00 PM