Prisoner Sues ESPN's Cowherd For 'Ear Poisoning'
December 14, 2007 at 4:07 PM (PT)
The inmate who files outlandish lawsuits against celebrities has struck again, and this time the defendant is ESPN RADIO's COLIN COWHERD, who is being accused of "ear poisoning."
DEADSPIN reports that JONATHAN LEE RICHES, who lists himself as "d/b/a Dr. Blood's Orgy of Organs," has filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of CALIFORNIA against COWHERD and ESPN RADIO seeking $25 million, alleging that he listens to COWHERD on his Walkman because it is the only show to come in clearly at his SOUTH CAROLINA prison, where RICHES is in solitary confinement. RICHES also claims that COWHERD stole his weekly "Wheel of Genius" game from him, discriminates against PHILADELPHIA sports teams, and is having a "secret affair with AMANDA from the show, saw them at a (sic) OHIO STATE BEST WESTERN together." Among other allegations, RICHES claims that contrary to COWHERD's claim to go to the gym after work, RICHES saw him at STARBUCKS with former MICHIGAN football coach LLOYD CARR; RICHES also charges that COWHERD is a "double agent," working for FOX SPORTS NET as well as ESPN.
RICHES has sued PEREZ HILTON, GEORGE STEINBRENNER, ISIAH THOMAS, President BUSH, MARTHA STEWART, BRITNEY SPEARS, BARRY BONDS, BILL BELICHICK, TOM BRADY, RANDY MOSS, and MICHAEL VICK, among others, in handwritten lawsuits filed in several different jurisdictions. He is serving a sentence for wire fraud in Federal Correctional Institution WILLIAMSBURG in SALTERS, SC.