The First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers*

So says Muckraker Mike, a legal eagle himself. It appears that NFL teams are using the current economic downturn as an excuse to trim “unnecessary” costs — one of which is the number of lawyers they directly employ.

Of course, Bengals fans are aware of one lawyer whose NFL gig is completely safe.

* yes, I know the line is actually in praise of lawyers, but that only adds to its appropriateness (emphasis added):

The first thing we do,” said the character in Shakespeare’s Henry VI, is “kill all the lawyers.” Contrary to popular belief, the proposal was not designed to restore sanity to commercial life. Rather, it was intended to eliminate those who might stand in the way of a contemplated revolution — thus underscoring the important role that lawyers can play in society.

Revolution? Did someone say revolution? Over to you, fellas…

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