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One of the Greatest Lawsuits EVER

10/25/2008 11:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Here's the deal. Boxer Joe Frazier's last opponent is suing ESPN Classic, claiming the broadcast of his fight has basically ruined his life. P.S. ... He's serving a life sentence for armed robbery.

Floyd "Jumbo" Cummings filed suit in Randolph County, Illinois, claiming by broadcasting the fight without his consent, ESPN Classic sought to "annihilate and destroy the seclusion of my private life ..."

In the suit, Cummings says prior to the broadcast, he "Lived a quiet and private life, free from the prying curiosity which accompanies either fame or notoriety, withdrawn from the public gaze, free from the insatiable interest of the great mass of people ..."

Cummings, who fought Frazier to a draw, wants a cool $50 million, which buys a lot of cigarettes.

You MUST read this suit.

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Jomica Man    

A combination of years getting punched in the head from boxing, commiting crimes to most likely feed a drug/alcohol habit, have caused this guy to become extremely delusional. I'm certain an ambulance chasing lawyer out there decided this would be a good idea to file this idiotic lawsuit. Goes to show our society of lawyers that circle around like vultures waiting and looking to see what scheme will work in court from the likes similar to this convict. Bottom line, what does he have to loose. With our economy in a state of disarray, I can see a spike of this type, or many other lawsuits creeping out from the gutter.

2100 days ago
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Say that again    

A life sentence for armed robbery? Musta been some armed robbery. Murderers don't get that much...

2098 days ago

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